I keep hearing from cdesign proponentsists that ID is not creationism. That ID is totally a scientific theory with predictions and everything that they’d love to show except the dog ate their lab notes the mean old bourgeois scientific establishment is suppressing the truth. And then Bill Dembski posts this: The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics… Continue reading ID and the 2LoT
I don’t I Get Email as often as PZ does, but I figured I’d share this one, sent in by someone going by “Your Name”. I’m not entirely sure what he’s on about, but I think it’s this, which I wrote in a moment of being tired of being calm and reasonable all the time.… Continue reading I Get Email
Not too long ago, in a post entitled “I Am Not Ashamed, Ken Ham, director of that epicenter of idiocy, Answers in Genesis, criticizes Christians too wimpy to admit that they still believe in fairy tales. He urges all True Christians™ to embrace their inner crazy and proudly proclaim their gullibility to the world. AIG… Continue reading Ken Ham Is Not Ashamed, for Some Reason
* Not scientific. I normally don’t read Denyse O’Leary, because I like Canada too much to taint my mental image of it with her ignorant hackery. But for the past few days, she’s had a series of posts at Happy Dembski’s House of ID Circle-Jerk called about “Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design… Continue reading A Scientific* Experiment
If you’ve been following the ID movement for any time, you know that the group they try to publicly distance themselves from the most, after Darwiniacs, are other creationists, especially young-earthers. So you’ll understand my surprise when I saw this come in on the ID the Future podcast feed: On this episode of ID the… Continue reading ID ≠ YEC?
Looks like Ray Comfort found it too hard to write a 50-page introduction to Origin on his own: Metropulse.com, a Knoxville, TN local paper, has a story about Stan Guffey, a University of Tennessee lecturer who wrote a brief bio of Charles Darwin. Turns out that bio bears a striking resemblance to the first few… Continue reading Ray Comfort, Plagiarist?
I think I just came a little in my mouth. But then again, I’m a glutton for punishment. Kent Hovind’s “doctoral dissertation” at Patriot “University” has been released on Wikileaks. Grab it while it’s hot! Those who lack the patience to read the whole thing may wish to read Karen Bartelt’s analysis. (HT PZ.)
ID the Future has a new episode entitled Intelligent Design Turns 25. I haven’t listened to it, but the title alone is cause for contemplation. 25 years of “Darwinism will be dead within 5 years”. 25 years since the phrase “scientific creationism” was deemed too obviously religious to pass legal muster, and therefore in need… Continue reading ID at 25
Oh, lovely. The Disco ‘Tute is suing the California Science Center. Technically, the suit is about the California Science Center (I was going to say “CSC”, but that’d be confusing) not releasing certain documents that Disco asked for under FOIA. But what really chaps their hide is that scientists have a bias against bullshit pseudoscience:… Continue reading Disco Tute Sues
For those who don’t know, David Berlinski is one of the Disco Tute’s pet “scientists”. If you’ve seen the movie Expelled, he’s the one who spent his entire interview practically lying on his couch, spouting airy nonsense filled with sesquipedalian words. The IDists love him because in addition to being an evolution denialist, he’s also… Continue reading Is David Berlinski Redecorating His Home?