Recently we had a Drive-by challenge us with:
"Can you please debunk these 2 videos about Evolution?"
https //www youtube com/watch v=wq_oYftA2ow
What he kept from us was the titles, first video “A Whale of an Evolution Tale (Long Story Short, Ep. 2)” and its creator “Discovery Science”.
Problem with “Discovery Science” and the videos they pump out, is that they are such self-certain advocates for their Creationist/ID perspective - that they have complete disregard for the principle of honesty representing serious science.
They feel no responsibility toward upholding the standards of a Good Faith Honest Debate.
They never explain why they have assumed the right tactically strategically and maliciously misrepresent their opponents.
Why don’t serious people challenge them with demands to justify uttering so many lies about what scientists have discovered and reported?
Why have we allowed such deliberate deception to be some normalized?
Why don’t people demands to hear why they allow themselves to omit huge amounts of well know and explainable evidence?
Or challenge them to explain, what place childish slander and ridicule has when trying to learn about critically important down to Earth facts and dynamics?
Questions that I can’t stop grappling with and I’ve been trying to work towards a blog post on it, but it’s slow going, specially when there’s so many other demands on my time. Then this morning I see that Jackson Wheat has done a video dedicated to that exact video - in fact if you look at the description, Jackson has another video dedicated to “loves…” other “Debunk This” challenge.
I’ve come to like and trust Jackson having watched many of his videos, even if I still grimace at his loud title intro, but once past that, it’s always been smooth sailing. Here he does a wonderful job calmly, intelligently, debunking Discovery Science’s deceptive message - while doing a good job of constructively educating the curious.
Misunderstanding Transitional (Whale) Fossils Jackson Wheat • May 30, 2020
This is a response to this video: “A Whale of an Evolution Tale (Long Story Short, Ep. 2)”
Incidentally, I myself believe the NOTION of Intelligent Design has a lot going for it, BUT ONLY AS A NOTION, philosophy, psychological, spiritual! Intelligent Design belongs within that realm. Don’t forget, even the Bible warns that God is beyond all human understanding.
Science on the other hand must restrict itself to Physical Reality independent of our EGOs and desires.
I imagine that’s why it’s so challenging and why so many fear and reject it. It demands utmost self-awareness and honesty and willingness to go through the intellectual emotional ‘sturm und drang’ of grappling with the distinction between what we want to see and what physical reality is showing us,
when people by nature are self-serving, that why we need each other to keep ourselves honest, and that’s way sciences fundamental rules were created.
Rules that the Discover Science YouTube channel absolutely rejects.