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Reciprocating Bill

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(Permalink) Posted: April 10 2007,16:41   

Quote (N.Wells @ April 10 2007,12:00)
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ April 10 2007,06:45)
WAD today:
“Framing Science” — Because the masses cannot be reasoned with but must be manipulated
William Dembski

“Framing,” as a colleague of mine pointed out, is the term that UC Berkeley Professor of Linguistics George Lakoff uses to urge Democrats that the public will agree with liberal policies if only the policies are described in different terms — “framed” in other words. Politics aside, framing is part and parcel with the condescension of our secular elite that the masses cannot be reasoned with and must therefore be manipulated.

DaveScot, last year:
I will remind everyone again - please frame your arguments around science. If the ID movement doesn’t get the issue framed around science it’s going down and I do not like losing. The plain conclusion of scientific evidence supports descent with modification from a common ancestor...

Because the masses cannot be reasoned with but must be manipulated.

That post deserves congratulations!  

It's like you threw yourself on an unexploded irony meter that none of the rest of us had noticed, in order to save us all from harm.

It was training and instinct. A searing light, I was lifted into the air, and I saw my mother and father beckoning. A long silence.  Then I was back on the tard, face up, momentarily blinded, ears ringing. Ken Burns' face swam into view.  

I pulled the chain from my sweat-soaked shirt and examined my stainless Darwin. His profile had absorbed the entire force of the irony, which was dissolved in the weary honesty of his gaze.  I remembered that my elderly parents are alive and well.  

And they say there are no atheists in foxholes.

Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace

"Here’s a clue. Snarky banalities are not a substitute for saying something intelligent. Write that down."
- Barry Arrington

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