"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Here's a lovely "short, lyrical summary" of a recent Dembski's article on Intelligent Design, as nominated for Talk.Origins June "Chez Watt":

I could while away the hours
Amassin' political powers
Constitution can be drained
And my head, would be swoonin'
like the Reverend Sun Myung Moon-in
If I only had a brain.

I'd unravel ev'ry riddle
and those left of the middle
would see trouble and pain

I'd be a "cork-sucking, ice-hole, bastitch"
[this rhyme excised to avoid legal complications],
If I only had a brain.

Oh, I could tell you why
The the flaggelum wiggles so,
I could think like I had never thunk before
Read that last line one time more.

You would all sing holy melodies
in accordance with my zealotry
Or else live lives of pain.
I would achieve my greatest wish
Führer für das Leben: Gish
If I only had a brain--Whoa!

(Given the creationist reliance on straw man arguments, I couldn't
resist. With profuse appologies and eternal gratitude especially to
L. Frank Baum, E. H. Harburg, and Harold Arlen.)

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