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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2006,08:05   

Some are claiming that Ruse is in a panic because of Dennett and Dawkins.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2006,09:13   

Keep on dreaming...


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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2006,09:47   

Seems Ruse is upset because Dawkins is critcizing religion.  What does that have to do with ID?  ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2006,09:26   

The great thing about good old materialist science is that you can do it quite competently if you're a monotheist, a polytheist, an atheist, an agnostic, a deist, or none of the above.  You can do it, and understand it, if you're a liberal, a conservative, a centrist, a libertarian, a green, a fascist, a communist, or totally I-don't-give-a-frass-pellet apolitical.  You can do or understand it if you're a nice guy, a sweet thing, a stressed-out neurotic, or a rapidly oxidizing anal orifice.  You can be of any age or sex or sexual orientation or ethnicity or physical ability status, and you can still understand how scientific inquiry works and even learn to do it yourself.  In fact, you can be any of those things and study history, art, literature, social science, economics, engineering, carpentry, cooking, hairdressing, or anything else that interests you.  

Some of these people who get the vapors about atheist (or religious) scientists speaking up about their personal beliefs really need to pick up their smelling salts and their fainting couches and go home.


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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2006,09:20   

Well said, Julie.  All of the above are completely Irrelevent to science.  Light still travels the same speed, organisms evolve, and if I add two H's to an O, I still get water.  A person's god, gods, or godess (or lack thereof) are about as relevent as the tooth fairy.

I have recently come to the conclusion (because some bible thumper knocked on my door on a Saturday morning and asked me "well what are you?") that I am neither theist, nor atheist.  I hereby declare myself an irreleventist.  I give permission to anyone who cares to, to join the church of irrelevence, to spread the gospel, and snicker at everyone else, so long as they remember that I coined the phrase.  Ramen.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 10 2006,20:02   

I am a longstanding member of that church. I joined when I was just a wee child. Ah. Those were the days. THe church of irrelevance, snickering at everyone, barbecues... where we would pray to satan and cook up the local christians to eat. I didn't like the hindus much but I can tell you that the muslims were good with butter. But christians were the best. mmmm. I've heard that to find good muslim you really need to go to the middle east.

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When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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