Post-Darwinist: Intelligent design and popular culture: Spore game site dupes atheists
This lady is an enjoyable read. After this you may want to visit This youtube site and lol as Will Wright explains Spore and Frank Drake, founder of SETI, displays his own ‘intelligently improved human’ on his tie. Intelligent design!?! You bet. Try intelligent designing yourself at Spore.com
The Wall Street Journal appears to have noticed Spore, the “design your own universe” game which subtly mocks the Darwinian fairy tale – if we go by Robert Costa’s story, “Creation Simulation” (September 19, 2008):
Apparently, a horde of professional and amateur atheists noticed it also:
One site, AntiSpore.com, appeared to be set up to counter what one poster, a self-described concerned Christian parent, called the game’s “propaganda aimed directly at our children to teach them evolution instead of creationism.” But after thousands of postings on AntiSpore, mostly by angst-filled atheist gamers bewildered and angry that someone could actually question evolution, the anonymous creator of the site announced last week that AntiSpore was in fact a hoax.
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But while many proponents of evolutionary theory, and fans of Spore, were spoiling for a fight, their opponents have never really showed up to do battle — there were no Spore-inspired creationist rallies, no talk-show specials, no railing sermons. The Spore debate has not devolved into a modern-day Scopes Monkey Trial. What happened?
The story essentially insults traditional Christians by assuming that they should have been as stupid as the atheists whose creating story is Darwinism – to which any magical result can be credited. So the big question is, why aren’t the Christians so stupid? Why didn’t they generally fall for gimmicks, like they are supposed to do in the script – and did not in fact do in the Scopes Monkey Trial either?