In an earlier post, I noted that the treatment that Gonzalez has received for his work is shameful. It’s not unheard-of, however. The list of names is long and includes people like Sternberg, Dembski, Behe, and Beckwith.
So, what did Gonzalez do? He published a work that pointed out the fine-tuning of the universe, which is not in dispute. He pointed out that we live in a very unlikely and unique galactic habitable zone, also not in dispute. He pointed out that our position in the universe appears to be unique, also not in dispute. He pointed out that our position in the universe allows for the best range of scientific study, also not in dispute. Then, he even laid out some observations that would disprove his theory, showing that it was, in principle, falsifiable. So, what did he do wrong?
What he did wrong was ruffle the materialists’ feathers. Anything that seems to buttress the materialist worldview is immediately held up as model science. Take multi-verse theories for instance. The multi-verse claim is unobservable, unprovable, unscientific. But, it allows the materialist worldview to hold out a glimmer of hope, so it is embraced. The Privileged Planet, however, is seen as a threat to that, so it must be stopped at all costs. This is shameful. Is it a surprise to anyone reading this why I must hide behind a pseudonym? If my views were found out, my name would join the list above and I would be marginalized, unable to help the cause from within.
The irony of all this, of course, is that ID science is the real science, while unscientific nonsense like multiverse theories masquerade as science, yet you would never know that from the Darwinist PR machine.