Joined: May 2006
|While I'm sure there have been groundbreaking discoveries about the internal digestive system of the earthworm, biologists are barely even scientists anymore. They're classifiers, list-makers, like librarians with their Dewey decimal system. |
I suppose it's rather obvious, but of course it is the incomprehension of evolution by ignoramuses like Coulter that attempts to make biology into mere stamp collecting. They have no theory, they deny that we have a comprehensive and highly explanatory theory, thus they make biology into their own image, a meaningless morass of disconnected facts.
It was Darwin, after all, who noted that "doing science" without a theory means one is as good as cataloging pebbles in a gravel pit as making any other droning list of facts--like IDists would have us do. But of course Coulter wouldn't know anything like that.
As they get more and more intent upon getting revenge and salvaging some sense of self-worth, the IDiots are increasingly turning virtues into vices. Our "pathetic level of detail" is what Dembski contrasts to his inability to handle any details. Our insistence on evidence (which may be construed as "materialism" or "naturalism"--though I prefer neither label) is supposedly our close-mindedness, and it is true that we are too "close-minded" to accept a bunch of unevidenced BS. The experts in biology overwhelmingly accept evolution, hence they're not scientists, rather the people who don't understand biology in any detail are the scientists, the "experts".
They seem to be proving what we've said all along--that all of science and scientific standards are threatened by the IDiots. They have to oppose biologists, evidence, attention to detail, and anything else that makes up science, just so that they can make room for their particular religious beliefs.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of coincidence---ID philosophy