... I could slice off a piece and whack you unconscious with it:
A couple of years ago, after I had been following the controversy for several years, I found myself listening to a long lecture by a Darwinist, replete with bafflegab and pretty lame examples. Finally, sensing (correctly) that I was unconvinced, he proclaimed to me, "You just don't understand how natural selection works, do you?"
And suddenly, the penny dropped. What he meant was that I just don't believe in magic. I can't make myself believe in magic; I haven't been able to since I was a child.
That would be Canadian Intelligent Design wingnut and gibbering loon Denyse O'Leary -- devout God worshipper, self-proclaimed "Roman Catholic Christian" and believer in invisible sky monsters -- making it clear that she has no patience for "magic."
I think I just wet myself. Seriously. I just wet myself.
I JUST CAN'T RESIST: I know I shouldn't but I can't help pointing out Denyse's mind-numbing approach as to what magic she's prepared to swallow whole:
... consider the difference between being a Darwin popularizer and being a traditional Catholic. As a traditional Catholic, I am asked to believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. But I am not asked to believe in virgin birth as a general proposition, and especially not for human males whose mothers' pregnancies could be readily - though not respectably - accounted for otherwise. In that one instance, I am told, I cannot argue that "God wouldn't have done it that way," as I have no basis for arguing with God about what he would or wouldn't have done as an intentionally unique, divinely ordained event.
In short, Denyse has no patience with this whole "born of a virgin" silliness. Well, except for that one time. But that's it.
I have to stop now. I can feel myself getting stupider for just having linked to her.
MY DEAR PHARYNGULOIDS: This might look familiar. Yeah, that Denyse O'Leary.