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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2006,12:36   

This WingNutDaily article, posted on Uncommonly Dense, deserves its own thread, so dumb, arrogant, and stuffed to bursting with error it is:

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49431

Is there anything from the Index of Creationist Claims she didn't hit?

   
Aardvark



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2006,12:41   

Did she perchance wonder how water evolved?

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Meanwhile, the debate rages on, all the while opponents keep insisting there is no debate.


Here's what I said in the UD thread:

"They make an argument.  If we respond, then they shout as loud as they can about 'the controversy',..."

  
Jay Ray



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2006,13:02   

Rationality.

  
PuckSR



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2006,14:29   

Hmmm.....this always bothers me.....

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First, what I.D. theory is not: It is not creationism. Full disclosure here: I am a creationist. As a Christian, I believe God is the author of life. But I.D. theory is a science-driven enterprise.


The only person who strongly supports ID that I know of who even claims not to be a creationist is DaveScot.

DaveScot however believes in a Christian God?  Well...he doesnt say this...but if you read his posts for awhile...its painfully obvious.  He is what I like to call a "Christian agnostic".  He believes in Christianity....to some degree....but he isnt quite distinct on his christian beliefs.  This doesnt actually make him an agnostic....he has an actual belief system...but rather a "Christian agnostic".

Otherwise....every person I meet who loves ID is a creationist.  Its funny...we all believe in design too....but slap that word "intelligent" on it...and suddenly all of the creationist qualms with evolution are erased....

of course...they dont claim what "intelligent" means.  by shear definition
intelligent(noun)-Endowed with the capacity to reason
but I dont see how the capacity for reason is derived from complexity?

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2006,21:18   

Why let truth stand in the way of a good-ol' religious/political polemic. The most frustrating thing is there is no place to post a comment there. (Or is there?)

  
qetzal



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2006,07:38   

I was surprised to learn from Mrs. Barton that:

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Natural selection clearly occurs within species as an adaptive mechanism. I.D. theory does not deny or even address this, nor does it address the question of whether natural selection could lead to the development of entirely new species. I.D. theory is concerned with the origin of life only.


Has anyone told Behe? Dembski? The DI?

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2006,07:52   

What gives it that Unintentional Irony punch is the juxtaposition of qetzal's snippet with

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What makes it so much fun to watch is that so far not one of the critics understands it.

   
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2006,20:10   

What's with the "!!!!!!!!1111" thing in the title?

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2006,05:33   

Quote (qetzal @ Mar. 26 2006,13:38)
I was surprised to learn from Mrs. Barton that:

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Natural selection clearly occurs within species as an adaptive mechanism. I.D. theory does not deny or even address this, nor does it address the question of whether natural selection could lead to the development of entirely new species. I.D. theory is concerned with the origin of life only.


Has anyone told Behe? Dembski? The DI?

This is the thing about ID that's always dazzled me the most: no two ID followers ever tell the same story. They're completely incapable of getting on the same page. It seems to mean a different thing to each and every one of its followers, like snowflakes. However, given that ID has no research and no peer-reviewed literature, and that most of its advocates have probably never read most of the books written about it, this is what we'd expect. Sociologically ID really is more like some kind of folk religion which has gone off in a million different directions.

This is of course what people mean when they point out that there is no theory of Intelligent Design. Sigh.

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cogzoid



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2006,09:02   

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What's with the "!!!!!!!!1111" thing in the title?
It's just a stupid internet joke.  Probably stemming from the L33T (elite) playful mispellings.  It's a typo that only results from the keyboard layout.  Also common is "PWNED" rather than "OWNED".  For added humor it's common to see people spell out the 1 just to show that it was intentional!!!11one1

Yes, it's stupid.  Most internet jokes are.  But, now you know.

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2006,09:21   

TY Cogzoid.

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2006,09:31   

Quote (cogzoid @ Mar. 27 2006,15:02)
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What's with the "!!!!!!!!1111" thing in the title?
It's just a stupid internet joke.  Probably stemming from the L33T (elite) playful mispellings.  It's a typo that only results from the keyboard layout.  Also common is "PWNED" rather than "OWNED".  For added humor it's common to see people spell out the 1 just to show that it was intentional!!!11one1

Yes, it's stupid.  Most internet jokes are.  But, now you know.

As long as we're listing stupid internet jokes, don't forget 'teh' for 'the'. Even Wikipedia has a piece on that one.

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