Oh man, give it up.
That past participle is in a dependent clause. It has nothing to do with the subject.
OK, I'm done with it.
Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: "a specious argument".
Misleading in appearance, esp. misleadingly attractive: "a specious appearance of novelty".
Lotsa bullshit, but no beef.
A typical Topix atheist argument.