We've covered a lot of wild theories and speculations about the nature of consciousness over the years but this one takes the proverbial cake. According to a NewScientist article titled "Creationists Declare War over the Brain", creationists want to resurrect Cartesian Dualism with the claim that consciousness and cognition are outside of the realm of science. Instead, they claim, a "non-natural" explanation is required. They find the brain's cognitive functions are so hard to understand that they must be evidence of supernatural doings. If this sounds strangely similar to "irreducible complexity", it should. These new claims seem to be originating from the Discovery Institute, the same creationist group whose failed "wedge strategy" to push religious teaching into public schools was made famous in the 2005 Dover case. The article suggests the brain may be the next battleground in the creationist's war against science. Which brings to mind the question, if these guys don't do science, how did they come to know a truth about consciousness that has eluded scientists for so long? James Porter Moreland of the Discovery Institute says, "I've been doing a lot of thinking about consciousness and how it might contribute to evidence for the existence of God". See the recent Conscious Entities article for details on how their thinking also turns consciousness into a new "proof" that evolution is false. This is bad news for scientists. Already being criticized for not doing enough to explain evolution, they now face the challenge of having to fight misinformation in a completely new field as well.