Dr. Tour also reviews survey data showing just how misinformed the public is about how far scientists have gotten in creating life in the lab.
Over three subsequent posts, I’m going to elaborate on three reasons that we can see that Tour won, based upon a rhetorical analysis of the debate.
Farina misses the key second component of design inferences. His pattern of birthdays is completely unspecified.
Dave Farina has “tremendous reading skills” — he can read from a script, on YouTube or in a debate, with fluency and confidence.
Professor Dave’s inability to provide the chemistry to back up his claims calls to mind the famous Wendy’s ad from the 1980s.