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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 21 2007,13:55   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 21 2007,13:16)
UD jumps Fonzie who's jumping the shark:

http://www.uncommondescent.com/evoluti....urrency

Reda the whole thing.. but I like this bit:

   
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Which brings up the reason I keep posting juicy bigotted and racist quotes by Darwin and his disciples here at UD. While the intellectual community may know them, the general public does not. Suppose the public decided that every time it accepted a “Darwin” (a 10-pound note) in payment or in change for a purchase, it was implicitly endorsing those terrible quotes? People would likely say, “No thanks, I’d rather have two fivers. I don’t take money that praises racists and bigots — and neither should you.”

I have to wonder if Dembski, as an American, refuses to use the $20 bill, but rather says "No thanks, I'd rather have two tens." The twenty features Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder. Granted, Jackson was probably a more benevolent master than most of his peers, but a master he remained.  In contrast, the ten features Alexander Hamilton who was an abolitionist before such a thing was considered trendy.

EDIT:  Probably not.  If our departed friend AFDave is any indication, the right-wingers never forgave Hamilton for that whole national bank thing.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
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