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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2006,18:38   

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      10. You don’t know who provided the money to purchase 60 copies of Of Pandas And People for your school district, even though you stood up in church, asked for the money, took up a collection, and used it to buy the books.

     9. You don’t need to read any of the published peer-reviewed studies of the evolution of the blood-clotting cascade, because you know it’s irreducibly complex, and therefore there could never be any valid evidence that it could have evolved.

     8. You know that, whatever else Judge Jones may have done during his judicial career, ruling against ID is enough to “out” him as an “activist judge.”

     7. You deny that Judge Jones’s years of experience in evaluating the evidence qualifies him to assess the true significance of days of testimony by experts both pro- and anti-ID.

     6. You believe that you yourself are qualified to assess the true significance of the evidence, based on your study of the pro-ID literature and the arguments you’ve learned for disputing evolution.

     5. You reject evolution because you claim there’s not enough detailed evidence to support it.

     4. You resent it when people ask for detailed explanations consistent with ID, because it’s not ID’s job to provide the same level of detail that evolutionary theory does. ID should still be regarded as being equal or superior to evolutionary explanations, though.

     3. You think that ID is “testable” because Behe predicted that nobody would ever find a way that natural processes could produce IC. You do not think that ID was falsified when natural processes were found that did produce IC.

     2. You blame ID critics for the fact that none of the millions of dollars donated to pro-ID organizations has ever resulted in any tangible research program.

And the number one sign you may be an ID Supporter:

     1. You believe the question “Duh, isn’t it obvious?” carries as much scientific weight as any amount of objective, quantifiable, verifiable scientific evidence.

:D

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Those are the top ten. The  Heaven Is Not the Sky blog has 35 more.

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2006,08:40   

Very funny.  Many a good chuckle there  :D

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2006,08:56   

LOL

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38. You think that “Darwinism” is not a valid scientific theory because it is fundamentally unfalsifiable.

37. You think that “Darwinism” is not a valid scientific theory because it has been repeatedly falsified.

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2006,10:39   

This is especially beautiful:

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22. You don’t trust scientists in general because they are all part of a vast, atheistic conspiracy to foist a cooked-up story on an ignorant public, in order to promote godlessness and materialism.

21. You don’t trust all those scientists who claim to be Christian, because if they were really Christian, they wouldn’t have joined that vast atheistic conspiracy, now would they?

20. You know that the evidence really does support a divine origin for the cosmos, and you can back that up with surveys that show most scientists think the scientific evidence is consistent with their belief in God.

19. You believe all three of the above simultaneously.


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beervolcano



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2006,11:51   

I liked the Colbert Report the other night. he had a paleontologist on as the guest. One of the ones who discovered Tiktaalik. I loved it when Colbert said "If evolution is a fact, then why do I have to believe it?"

Oh, my faves from the list:
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35. You resent the implication that ID assumes the Designer has to be supernatural. After all, He could have been a space alien, right?

34. You believe that the laws of Nature, the fundamental constants of physics, and the configuration of the solar system with respect to the rest of the cosmos, all show signs of having been intelligently designed to make it possible for us to exist and to study Nature.

33. You believe both of the above simultaneously, though you can’t quite explain how a space alien could design the laws of nature and the fundamental constants of physics.


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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2006,12:25   

I've got one.

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You refer to your engineering degree as your science/engineering background

   
Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2006,23:32   

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17. You consistently refer to evolution as though mutation and natural selection were the only mechanisms available for the development of natural diversity.


I think this one needs to be expanded:

17a. You think that every single trait of an organism must be accompanied by a concise story of how it is a benefit and so can be shaped by natural selection, otherwise evolution is wrong.

17b. When such explantions are presented for certain traits you dismiss them as convinient stories with no evidence.

17c. You think that evolutionary biologists claim that the exact same mechanisms of change that cause the colour change in moths are what evolved bacteria in to people.

17d. You think that mutations that affect gene expression and allow the evolution of morphology prove intelligent design somehow.

17e. You think that developmental plasticity and genetic assimilation prove intelligent design somehow.

17f. You think that epigenetic evolution proves intelligent design somehow.

17g. You think that evolution by loss of information proves intelligent design somehow.

17h. You hail any mechanism of evolution that doesn't fit neatly into "random mutations in the DNA that create a new trait followed by natural selection of the trait" as a triumph for ID and the failure of evolution.

17i. You persist even when it's pointed out that this has been common knowledge for years, and in facts stregnthens the theory of evolution.

17j. This is mostly becuase you weren't taught about in in high school and you are angry because biologists know more about evolution than you, which is unfair when you are trying to refute it.

17k. You think that it can't be considered part of the modern theory of evolution unless it is in every high school biology textbook.

17l. You think that becuase the textbooks are out of date this proves the vast conspiracy that scientists are trying to hide the failure of evolution.

17m. You think that the theory of evolution hasn't changed since the modern syhthesis.

17n. You think that the theory of evolution hasn't changed since The Origin of Species.

17o. You think both interchangeably depending on how much of a profound statement you are trying to make.

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2006,03:31   

How about this one...

You think that writing comments on a blog makes you a "Design Theorist."

  
BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2006,17:26   

How bout:
You know that you are right. Click.
You know that you are right. Whir.
You know that you are right. Click.
You know that you are right. Whir.
You know that you are right. Click.
You know that you are right. Whir.
You know that you are right. Click.
You know that you are right. Whir.
You know that you are right. Click.
You know that you are right. Whir.
You know that you are right. Click.

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sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2006,20:32   

"Everything this man says is a lie"

"Now listen carefully... I am lying."

Do you think we could explode Dave's brain with this dated bit of trivia?

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2006,12:22   

Re "Do you think we could explode Dave's brain with this dated bit of trivia?"

Might need Harry Mudd's help on that one... ;)

Henry

  
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2006,12:40   

yeah, that is a problem, as none of us here are liars.

Where IS Mudd when you need him?

  
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