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Coming to Woodlands, Texas, March 14-15: Dembski, Meyer, West

Do advances in cosmology, biochemistry, paleontology, and genetics undermine Christian faith, or is there in fact compelling evidence for design in nature? Evolution News & Views
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Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner on Contemporary Big Science as a "Regression to the Mean"

Of course, these are all things that Darwin skeptics and intelligent-design advocates have been saying for years. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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No Blind Watchmaker Created the RNA World

Ribozyme experiments suggest that for life to originate, what was needed was a goal in mind, an agent in charge, with the means to implement a preconceived plan. We have a name for that. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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"Mystery of Mysteries" in a Tiny Fish

When it hatches from the egg, it is only a few millimeters long; but inside its tiny head is a wonder of nature that will guide it for thousands of miles -- and challenge scientists to explain it. Evolution News & Views
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Coming Out for Darwin Doubts or Intelligent Design: How Will It Make Me Look?

It's amazing that lots of intellectuals, not excepting ones who really ought to know better, are governed by exactly that consideration. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The Environmental Movement's War on Humans

"I've listened to your stories," says Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, "now I have to listen to the animals." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Self-Organization: Can We Wring Information from Matter -- Shake the Bit Out of the It?

Current research assumes that life's origin must be a fully natural event, whether it occurs due to an as-yet-unknown law of nature or by chance. Denyse O'Leary
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Fri, 2014-03-07 03:00
Post by didymos
Wat.
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The Skeptical Zone

AE Public Forum - Fri, 2014-03-07 00:41
Post by socle
Now this is comical.  Gregory, talking down to Joe Felsenstein:

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Florida: Teaching Animal Behavior

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Fri, 2014-03-07 00:38
I was notified today that a course proposal I put in with the Lifelong Learning Academy is approved for the summer term. Course topic: animal behavior. I’ll be doing this as a seven-session course, taking an early morning slot. Hopefully the course will make. I will be bringing in some bits of the behavior and […]
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Fri, 2014-03-07 00:38
Post by Richardthughes
KF yearns to descend to the Joe G level of 'pathetic'"

Quote 299
kairosfocusMarch 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm
PS: To correct a distortion, the recently Dr Matzke (some time back, I was corrected going the other way, for addressing as Dr, I just learned of his promotion) slandered me a couple of months ago then popped up in a thread yesterday as if nothing happened. I instructed him he was on strike 2 and needed to make amends. He doubled down, and just as I warned, I deleted posts he made beyond that point, to call him to order. He and his ilk know that all he needs to do to return to threads I own is to simply make amends for a toxic false accusation. This, he obviously cannot bring himself to do. Unless and until he makes such amends, I will treat him as a disruptive heckler and will do the online equivalent of calling security to have him removed from premises he has worn out his welcome at through uncivil conduct. That is what Franklin and others are trying to label as censorship in order to smear me for standing up for civil conduct in the teeth of slander, and it shows the fundamental incivility and arrogant rudeness of such. Since Franklin knows or should know better than the smear he just tried to spread, that too is a second order slander. Franklin has just revealed himself as a heckler and enabler of heckling for the world to see.

Thanks Big Brother! Its easier if you decide what's right and wrong for me before I even have to read it!

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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Fri, 2014-03-07 00:25
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (didymos @ Mar. 06 2014,05:27) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 06 2014,02:42) Quote (didymos @ Mar. 06 2014,02:48)   Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 06 2014,00:20)I'm very seriously here because science requires me to publicly kick your ass, in your own damn game.
SCIENCE DEMANDS IT!


(BTW, you done fucked that up too, Gary)
This time, the side you're representing does not get to declare their own victory.
I'm not declaring victory, you dimwit.  I'm declaring your incompetence at public ass-kickery.
In this case, it's not the head-game kind of ass kicking, where as you can see from the replies to this thread already has a line of volunteers willing to have their asses kicked that way, it's from what quietly goes on everywhere else. Which is why I have to get back to work on the new ID Lab, where we've got thrills and shocks, even supersonic fighting cocks (when design is rudely changed to appear like one then that's clicked into Turbo mode for going 1000 or so mph).
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Fri, 2014-03-07 00:23
Post by Richardthughes
Quote Franklin:

you just tried an ad hominem atmosphere-poisoning distractor to polarise and divert discussion instead of dealing with a key matter on its merits.

You full well know that I gave a specific offer to host such an essay in toto, here at UD, and that it could freely be hosted elsewhere in parallel (I suggested TSZ).

No censorship or manipulation of such a post would be feasible under such circumstances, so you are making a deliberate misrepresentation in the teeth of what you know or should know.

It is also the case in describing showing hecklers and slanderers the door until they can find a civil tongue in their heads, as censorship.

Shame on you.

But then, this sort of diversion, twisting about, poisoning the atmosphere and making of threats is unfortunately all too common in the circles of toxic critics UD has had to deal with.

For instance, should I take your behaviour just now as willful enabling of the sort of behaviour where some attempted to identify and publicly name my uninvolved wife and minor children? Or, those who tried to reveal my residential address under similar circumstances?

I would suggest to you and ilk that leaving such information up and entertaining the sort of thug who does that IS enabling, and “freedom of expression” has limits of civility long before we come to libel and slander issues because there are ill willed, maladjusted bullies and crazies like that out there.

KF

tl:dr - Censorship is okay when KF does it.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Fri, 2014-03-07 00:08
Post by Richardthughes
And know KF has just had another BIGNUM / 747 Junkyard / NOMATH blurt. Still no CSI calcs, KF? Sad, and very telling.
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Uncommonly Dense: The BlogCzar Years. Er, Months.

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-03-06 23:58
Post by JohnW
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Mar. 06 2014,14:31) Quote As for NM’s failure to acknowledge that a double headed coin landing H is not attributable to chance, that is a case of reduction to absurdity on his part.

Huh? This is listed as part of the justification for obliterating NM's words. What if it had a picture of a duck on it? How do its markings influence a spun disk's final position?
Jesus could have turned the head into a picture of a duck if he wanted, but chose not to.  Therefore not chance.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-03-06 23:58
Post by Ptaylor
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 07 2014,10:49)I WUV YOU FRANKLIN:

    Quote yes, it does speak volumes that the environment here is not conducive to uncensored/unmodified responses. IOW, no one trust you…just look at your (Kf) recent censoring of Dr. Matzke.s responses and your subsequent modification of one of his posts….yes, Kf, it does speak volumes. It also speaks volumes that you refuse to engage those you wish to engage in a forum where they (and you) are free to make uncensored points/opinions.

You are either against censorship or you are not. Apparently, given your actions and your requests that others be censored elsewhere puts you in the “yes I approve of censorship’ category.
And note the emphasis of Dr. in the original
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-03-06 23:57
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (Driver @ Mar. 06 2014,08:38) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 06 2014,11:28)   Quote (Driver @ Mar. 06 2014,04:43)     Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 06 2014,01:59)       Quote As for his attempts to belittle and derail discussion of a report that something out there has caused VJT’s thread to go viral, which turned out to be a republication of a story; let the resort to pettiness, churlishness, out of order behaviour, rudeness and the like speak for itself in the context of over a year in the which any objector to design theory anywhere in the world has had a free kick at goal, and there has been a refusal to take it. Likewise, it should be quite clear that I have no power to censor NM, i.e. suppress his freedom to express himself as he likes, but I am taking the step of saying his rudeness and pattern of false accusations of dishonesty have worn out his welcome in threads I own. I trust that this modest disciplinary step may help wake him up after his tantrum passes, and he will find it in himself to make amends. Enough is enough. KF
F/N Such red herring tactics designed to poison the well and cloud the atmosphere are straight out of the Alinskyite playbook. Cf Saul Alinsky, Rules For Radicals

F/N Plato warned about this behaviour in book XI of The Laws...

F/N I have personal experience on the front line of fighting Marxists and their turnabout tactics. You will not win, sir!

BYDAND!

And good for you. None in this forum should mind your enablers having made themselves equally irrelevant in judging the scientific merit of the Theory of Intelligent Design.
Who are my enablers?
Your “enablers” are at a personal blog, Uncommon Descent, where all views expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily represent the Discovery Institute where the Theory of Intelligent Design has long been well enough defined in a single page of information.

There is nothing wrong with their blogging their opinions. As earlier shown, I sometimes get Ideas from UD. But they cannot change what happens in scientific communities that for the most part do not know about them, or would bother keeping up with all of that.

It may seem like what the blogs are saying is important to the future of the Theory of Intelligent Design but that is fully dependant on how scientifically useful the theory becomes, to anyone who reads it.

This forum is equally powerless against what everyone else thinks, after knowing what is already possible by having followed the scientific evidence, wherever it leads from the theory that the Discovery Institute premised, not UD.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-03-06 23:49
Post by Richardthughes
I WUV YOU FRANKLIN:

Quote yes, it does speak volumes that the environment here is not conducive to uncensored/unmodified responses. IOW, no one trust you…just look at your (Kf) recent censoring of Dr. Matzke.s responses and your subsequent modification of one of his posts….yes, Kf, it does speak volumes. It also speaks volumes that you refuse to engage those you wish to engage in a forum where they (and you) are free to make uncensored points/opinions.

You are either against censorship or you are not. Apparently, given your actions and your requests that others be censored elsewhere puts you in the “yes I approve of censorship’ category.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-03-06 23:46
Post by Richardthughes
KF is *very* excited about a video.

He comments:

Quote PS: In only a few minutes, another 100, it is going viral.

He then graciously gives us time stamps and counts:

Days_Count
0.00_82000
0.03_82600
0.09_83602
0.15_84272
0.38_87300

What's the best fit for this? A linear regression (r^2 .9958). That's the very definition of NOT VIRAL.
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Antiscience bill passes the Oklahoma House

Oklahoma's House Bill 1674 (PDF), which would, if enacted, deprive administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies," passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on a 79-6 vote on March 3, 2014. 

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