The David Kellogg "Challenge"!
Well David Kellogg has thrown down the gauntlet:
Hey Joe, I have a challenge for you. Could you write a reasonable explanation, in your own words and without name-calling, of why you think ID is a good scientific explanation of life? If you agree, I will write an explanation, in my own words and without name-calling, of why I think evolution is a good scientific explanation of life. Can you do this without invective? Here's your chance!
Don't just tell people to watch The Privileged Planet: make the argument yourself. Imagine that your reader has no access to a library. You have access (you can cite all you want), but it's up to you to present the argument. It might help to imagine that your reader is not stupid, is capable of following scientific argument, and is somebody you respect (say, a teenage relative, a nephew or niece).
Deal? This should be easy. After all, I am just "an English professor who doesn't understand English" (in your words). You are the mighty Joe G!
Notice the bullshit equivocation- David ID is not anti-evolution. So in order for your challenge to have any merit you must say why you think blind, undirected chemical processes is a good scientific explanation for life.
And if you are OK with that I say let's get it on...