Joined: June 2007
|Quote (JohnW @ Oct. 01 2012,12:34)|
|Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Sep. 29 2012,06:42)|
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 29 2012,08:01)|
|Consider the alternative, that no one on the internet opposed the Discovery Institute. Or no blogs responding to creationist claims. No parodies of the creation museum.|
Yes I like that.
I offer the possibility that were this the case, nothing would be different in terms of
1. sheer number of tards
2. rates of de-tard
Of course we would have to test these hypotheses and I am eager for the opportunity.
We also need to consider the rate of tard production (tardogenesis?)
Nothing we do will shift the hardcore tards. They didn't get where they are via reason and evidence, and they're not going anywhere else that way. They're all either pure culture-warriors who neither know nor care about science (Denyse) or are deluded about their scientific abilities to the point of mental illness (batshit77). Either way, they're hopeless cases.
But I like to think we can have some effect on the newbies: people who've heard about IDC online or at church and like the sound of this new science which proves Jesus. We won't stop them all, but we're probably stopping some.
Do you think the n00b tardz are going to wade through 900 fucking comments at UD and several hundred at TSZ in order to try to make a judgment call on whether gpuccio is an obstinately deluded fool?
me, i doubt it!
You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK
Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG
the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat
I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles