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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 26 2012,03:05   

Quote (Cubist @ Sep. 25 2012,23:41)
   
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Sep. 25 2012,23:08)
honestly, tell the truth now, tardaholics.

wouldn't you rather argue with militant young earthers than these vague mystics?  really? i mean, which is the more malevolent form of stupidity?

I'd say ID is the more dangerous form of stupidity. With YECs, the underlying fundagelical roots of the position are so blatantly obvious that YEC-pushers plain old can't win in court—even if they do luck out and get a fundy-friendly judge to agree that YEC is All Science So Far, that f-f judge will be hobbled by (a) YEC's voluminous legalistic track record which incontrovertibly proves that YEC is religious dogma, and (b) the need to cobble together some sort of justification that won't get shredded on contact with an appeals judge.
With ID, the underlying fundagelical roots of the position have been sufficiently obscured that it's very possible for a rational human being who isn't familiar with ID to conclude that ID genuinely is Real Science.

Fortunately, UD comments form a prime exhibit and permanent record for the window-dressing charge. Despite 'repeated correction' that ID isn't CIACT, but stands on its own merits, one has to peel away just one, rather threadbare layer to reveal the truth. They haven't a hope in hell in court, and they know it. But ... Joe Average buys it alarmingly readily. The internet provides an excellent resource for crackpots to get together and gain mass, and look, in the process, like genuine seekers of truth. See also: Climate, Conspiracy. And scientists giving reasoned explanations are fodder to the publicity mill. So ... you're saying you've never observed protein synthesis evolving without intelligent input? But you have typed English characters on a computer, right?

Edited by Soapy Sam on Sep. 26 2012,03:06

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Evolutionists trust entropy for creation of life but are like men who horse a crocodile to get across a river - niwrad.

The organism could already metabolize citrus. Joe G

  
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