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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 23 2007,13:32   

First of all they took down the picture of Jesus holding a tiny dinosaur from the same named article :-(

But here is something very funny.  Until today Conservapedia was using this logo:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Conservlogo.png

Hidden in that same image (the alpha channel) is the following:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Conservalpha.png

And if you open the image with notepad and scroll to the bottom you'll read:

"Thank you for investigating this file
enough to find this little note. Here's a
treat for you:
Place this image onto a dark
background and look real close.
If you can't see anything, use
graphical manipulation software
to up the brightness and contrast.
You'll find out what I actually
feel about this website.

You see, I find the very existence of
Conservapedia repugnant. Please do not
use this website. It really is a crock of
shit.

-- MarkyH, concerned "liberal."


Yes I am serious.  Conservapedia changed their logo when this was discussed at Wikipedia.  It is likely the Wiki article will be updated with the new Conservapedia logo so I'd suggest you download a copy of the image before it vanishes (if stuff like this amuses you that is).

Chris

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 23 2007,14:46   

Pretty funny - How did you find out about this?  I am assuming that the Graphic artist didn't call you right?

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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 23 2007,14:59   

I follow the conservapedia article on Wikipedia.  They have been discussing it on the talk page.  I believe that's what tipped Conservapedia off to it.

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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,15:35   

From Conservapedia's greatest hits I bring you the Big Bang Theory!

...Young earth creationist scientists hotly contest the Big Bang Theory. They trace lineages in the Bible to estimate the age of the Earth to be around 6,000 years.

In contrast to young earth creationists, Old Earth Creationists and Theistic evolutionists agree that the Big Bang occured. Some Old Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionist argue that the Big Bang is in fact mentioned in the Bible. However, the Bible makes no mention of the "Big Bang". While the universe has been observed to be expanding, this need not be used as evidence of a Big Bang, because the Bible states in Jeremiah that God "stretched out the heavens".


Man where would modern science be without the bible and especilly the book of Jeremiah.  What, without the bible we'd all be living in tents, have a few wives, believe the sun circles the earth, and sleep with camels.

Heck, without the bible we'd all still be living in the dark ages!

Anyhow, it's nice to see the quality articles Conservapedia feeds to the homeschooled.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2008,20:24   

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Conservapedia originated as a project for homeschooled, high-school-level students in New Jersey[8][2] by Schlafly, a U.S. history teacher for the Eagle Forum University educational program.[9] He felt the need to start the project after reading a student's assignment written using Common Era dating notation rather than the Anno Domini system that he preferred


Shorter Wikipedia: "Andrew Schlafly is a f&$%ing lunatic"

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2008,20:28   

I assume you're all familiar with the Conservapedia blowup about Lensnki. I think the funniest bit is on the Conservapedia talk page, several of the users seem to think Aschafly is an idiot.

   
tmtoulouse



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,10:41   

Andy Schlafly is an idiot, there is no doubt about it. I have learned more about him than I ever wanted to know. His series of articles on liberal "x" (style, grading, professors, friends etc.) is classic stuff.

If you are interested in a log of conservapedia wackiness check out:

Whats going on at CP

Best of CP

While its developed along a different path the inspiration for these pages was actually the great work you guys have done with the Uncommonly Dense thread for UD which I regularly lurk at.

  
dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,11:11   

Arsle is swedish for "ass". Good ol' Andy's username is Aschlafly.
Ass-fly?

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,12:45   

The images are gone. Anyone know where they can be found?

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tmtoulouse



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,13:02   

Quote (midwifetoad @ June 19 2008,12:45)
The images are gone. Anyone know where they can be found?

Yes. RationalWiki hosts the old logo you can see the original here:

Original

And an alpha corrected image that shows the secret message in the image:

Alpha corrected

Download the original png and open it in notepad, scroll down to see the message quoted above.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,13:43   

I'm no photoshop expert, but I don't see a hidden channel in the image that claims there is one. I do see the text in the unhidden one, but it's not in a separate channel.

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tmtoulouse



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,13:56   

The text is right above the image and right below it, on the top border it says:

"fuck this bullshit"

and on the bottom border it says:

"necon propaganda"

Depending on your screen resolution, colors and brightness settings it is easier or harder to see.

  
tmtoulouse



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,13:58   

I think I didn't understand your post, the whole issue of alpha channels, etc. I am not clear on, the text was hidden when it was CPs logo for like 3 months. These are not the original PNG images either but captures from the site.

  
Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2008,11:02   

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Lenski has essentially refused my request that he make his underlying data available for public scrutiny, despite his use of public funding. Given the remarkably short time between submission of his PNAS manuscript and its acceptance (only 14 days), I doubt his paper even had meaningful peer review.
It's unscientific for others to repeat as true an unverified claim based on concealed data. I wonder if PNAS violated its own stated policies by publishing Lenski's paper, and I'm going to email its Editor-in-Chief to request an explanation.--Aschlafly 11:19, 20 June 2008 (EDT)


The latest on the Conservapedia Talk page (link above).

Schlafly puts his fingers in his ears and chants "Liar!  Liar!  Liar!" essentially accusing Lenski of fraud and conspiracy.

It's unscientific for others to repeat as true an unverified claim based on concealed data?  That's the definition of Creationism!  Thanks for clearing that up for us, Andy!  You're right, it is unscientific.

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,05:58   

Lesnki replies (again) to the persistent Andrew Schlafly.  And it is a doozy. It starts out with
 
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I offer this lengthy reply because I am an educator as well as a scientist. It is my sincere hope that some readers might learn something from this exchange, even if you do not.

and goes worse for Andy after that.  The postscripts are classic!

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oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,06:21   

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But perhaps because you did not bother even to read our paper, or perhaps because you aren’t very bright, you seem not to understand that we have the actual, living bacteria that exhibit the properties reported in our paper, including both the ancestral strain used to start this long-term experiment and its evolved citrate-using descendants.


It's classic stuff all right, I can see this on the front page of Pharyngula et al shortly ;)

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,09:33   

Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ June 24 2008,06:21)
It's classic stuff all right, I can see this on the front page of Pharyngula et al shortly ;)

The talk page associated with the Lenski dialog is a riot.  Andy purged a link out of Lenski's reply stating that is supposedly ran afoul of the spam filter.  Some of the contributors wish to know what the link was or, failing that, what the nature of the site was. The sycophants reply that there is no need to say what it was because it just must have been a shock or porn site, otherwise it wouldn't have been censored.  I think if you have two functioning neurons to rub together inside your cranium you can probably make an educated guess what the link was.  

The relevant part of Lenski's reply, as published by Andy, is (bolding mine):
   
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From the posted discussion on your web site, it is obvious that you lack any expertise in the relevant fields. Several of your acolytes have pointed this out to you, and that your motives are unclear or questionable at best, but you and your cronies dismissed their concerns as rants and even expelled some of them from posting on your website. [Ed.: citation omitted due to spam filter]

My guess is that Lenski tried to slip Expelled Exposed into his reply.

EDITTED TO ADD:  Speculation over at Andy's Playpen is that the purged link was to Rational Wiki, which catalogs alot of the drama and politics of  Conservapedia.  This may be a better explanation.

Dang, I may have gotz outsmrted by people at Conservapedia.  Does this mean I have to go back to hanging out wit da kiddies over at Overwhelming Evidence?

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argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,11:03   

Funny that "Richard Paley" makes an appearance in that article. He's the head of Objective Ministries, the excellent parody site which unfortunately doesn't update very often anymore.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,11:41   

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Behe? Are you serious? He's supposed to be a Creation Scientist? The guy believes in the big bang, an earth billions of years old, and evolution. He does not believe in a young Earth, Adam and Eve, or the true word of the Bible. He's an evolutionist who happens to say "oh yeah, God guided evolution." As if there was anything on the Earth not guided by God! Just because he's one of the few scientists who isn't an atheist he's supposed to be one of us? No thanks. I'd rather go with someone who didn't drink the Old Earth Kool-aid. TonyT 11:41, 24 June 2008 (EDT)


Big tent?

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DiEb



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,12:26   

Well, A. Schlafly is a wizard of statistics, as you can see for yourself - imagine, how Lenski's paper could benefit from such an input - NOT....

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,12:41   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 24 2008,09:41)
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Behe? Are you serious? He's supposed to be a Creation Scientist? The guy believes in the big bang, an earth billions of years old, and evolution. He does not believe in a young Earth, Adam and Eve, or the true word of the Bible. He's an evolutionist who happens to say "oh yeah, God guided evolution." As if there was anything on the Earth not guided by God! Just because he's one of the few scientists who isn't an atheist he's supposed to be one of us? No thanks. I'd rather go with someone who didn't drink the Old Earth Kool-aid. TonyT 11:41, 24 June 2008 (EDT)


Big tent?

The phrase "Old Earth Kool-aid" is so beautiful it takes my breath away.

(maybe a good band name?)

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Annyday



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,12:45   

Schlafly is proudly promoting the third letter on Conservapedia's front page with a line complaining about tax dollars funding rude people. I suspect he honestly has no sense of shame at all. When someone calls you ignorant you ought to, I don't know, not celebrate?

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,14:47   

Quote (DiEb @ June 24 2008,10:26)
Well, A. Schlafly is a wizard of statistics, as you can see for yourself - imagine, how Lenski's paper could benefit from such an input - NOT....

Wow.

It's interesting that participants are asking that he release his data and methods to the public, and that Shlafly refuses to do so.

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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,15:30   

The sheer stupidity of conservapedia editors is astonishing.  Read the whole talk page for some real self abuse.

Note a few folks seem to have a brain.  Moles no doubt...

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,15:41   

Bugler seems to be suggesting this is the banned link:

http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Conservapedia#Banning_Users

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Annyday



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,15:46   

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So if they're mutating and evolving, why don't they kill us? Our bodies obviously have defenses that protect us from the E. coli in our guts, but with all this evolving supposedly going on, you'd think they'd have evolved into something that could overcome those defenses and kill us so they could feast on our corpses. Jinxmchue 15:29, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

   Or you'd think that our bodies have evolved ways to deal with that. Or you'd think that there would be no advantage for e.coli to evolve a trait that would kill off its host environment. Or you'd think that humans would have evolved wings and third arms and eyes in the back of their heads in order to better adapt to their environments. Where exactly is it written in evolutionary science that all organism will eveolve the traits that you happen to think would improve their chances? AliceBG 15:40, 24 June 2008 (EDT)
   Not to mention that evolution doesn't have a "goal." Yeesh, the ignorance here is astounding.JPohl 15:41, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

       Shows what you know! The goal of evolution is obviously to "evolve" in whatever manner it takes to destroy all of humanity. Who's ignorant now? Bobdobbs 15:47, 24 June 2008 (EDT)


Heheheheheheheh.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,16:00   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 24 2008,15:41)
Bugler seems to be suggesting this is the banned link:

http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Conservapedia#Banning_Users

Rationalwiki purportedly has the full text of Lenski's response here . It appears the offending link was to the Rationalwiki page for Expelled.

So, even though I thought I was outsmarted by the Conservapedia guys, it turns out I am only half as dumberer as them. Yay, me!!!

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,16:44   

Lenski sent me the link, and it is http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Lenski_affair.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,16:47   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 24 2008,16:44)
Lenski sent me the link, and it is http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Lenski_affair.

Just to clarify, from Wes' link, this is the censored link:

http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Expelled:_No_Intelligence_Allowed

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2008,17:16   

Have to love the opening paragraph:

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The Lenski affair was a poorly conceived stunt by Andrew Schlafly to denigrate the groundbreaking research of National Academy of Science member Richard Lenski at Michigan State University. The stunt backfired completely and led to one of the best pwns of Schlafly to date.


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