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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2008,14:07   

Hey, check out the cover of Bill's last book there! Bill's doing a product tie-in with Ben Stein!

You know, that hip and edgy thing that the kids dig these days.

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BCtheEra



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2008,14:25   

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Quote (stevestory @ June 13 2008,21:42)
Never heard of this Sean McDowell guy.

I'll bet he's the son of Josh "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" McDowell.

Poor kid, and now he's getting mixed up with Dembski.

It would seem that your design inference is correct, Sean McDowell is the son of Josh McDowell.
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Sean did find answers that satisfied him, and today he is working with his father to update The Resurrection Factor, a book Josh McDowell wrote in 1982 in defense of the resurrection. Sean also heads the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Like his father, one of Sean's goals is to help young people ask the tough questions about Christianity so they can make their faith their own.

From Biola.edu

  
ERV



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2008,18:05   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 15 2008,14:07)
Hey, check out the cover of Bill's last book there! Bill's doing a product tie-in with Ben Stein!

You know, that hip and edgy thing that the kids dig these days.

That was the title of his presentation at OU last fall.  Even the theists were unsatisfied, and the undergrads gutted him.  Why he made the decision to turn that crappy presentation into a book, who knows.

btw-- Amazon has already cut the price of the OP book almost $3, and its not even out yet.

  
Seizure Salad



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,10:41   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 15 2008,14:07)
Hey, check out the cover of Bill's last book there! Bill's doing a product tie-in with Ben Stein!

You know, that hip and edgy thing that the kids dig these days.

How can these people be so out of touch with whatever young adult market they're trying to tap? That book cover doesn't just fail at being "cool", it's actually embarrassing. Same goes for Expelled! Same goes for Overwhelming Evidence.

It's not like it would be impossible to brand Intelligent Design in such a way that it might appear hip, or edgy. I mean, I know Intelligent Design is utterly retarded. But so is fast food. McDonald's is still cool. Its mascot used to be some kind of freaking retro clown--look how THEY recovered. I don't understand why whoever the hell is in charge of marketing Intelligent Design (Discovery Institute, I suppose), hasn't figured out a way to make ID look appealing to younger people. Instead it looks like a parody of some clueless, failed marketing campaign.

...

I mean, SERIOUSLY, who was responsible for dreaming up the front page of Overwhelming Evidence? ZANY WACKY ACTIVIST. Yeah. It was edgy to use those words in 1952, maybe. You might as well call Intelligent Design "neat", "peachy" and "chipper". Also, how many kids do you think even know who the fuck Judge Jones is? If I were some impressionable young'un, I'd be bewildered and irritated. Imagine trying to show your friends that website when you were 16. You'd be crucified and left out of XBox multiplayer games as punishment.

  
Assassinator



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,11:03   

Quote (BCtheEra @ June 15 2008,14:25)
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Quote (stevestory @ June 13 2008,21:42)
Never heard of this Sean McDowell guy.

I'll bet he's the son of Josh "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" McDowell.

Poor kid, and now he's getting mixed up with Dembski.

It would seem that your design inference is correct, Sean McDowell is the son of Josh McDowell.
 
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Sean did find answers that satisfied him, and today he is working with his father to update The Resurrection Factor, a book Josh McDowell wrote in 1982 in defense of the resurrection. Sean also heads the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Like his father, one of Sean's goals is to help young people ask the tough questions about Christianity so they can make their faith their own.

From Biola.edu


  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,12:48   

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Some social science experiments have concluded that you can predict someone's sexuality to about 80% confidence from a single photo.

Do you have a cite?  That would be interesting reading.

It's got to be a photo of them in the sack in the act of corpus delicti.

mmmmm carpus delecti




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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,15:42   

Understanding Intelligent design

It's all assinine

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The organized fossils ... and their localities also, may be understood by all, even the most illiterate. William Smith, Strata. 1816

  
oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,15:45   

Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,15:42)
Understanding Intelligent design

It's all assinine

10/10

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I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,16:20   

ID in complex language:

godditit

ID in plain language:

god did it


He had to write a book to say that?

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Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,17:23   

So that's where Dembski got his fart noises.

I had always wondered.

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,20:17   

Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,16:42)
Understanding Intelligent design

It's all assinine


LOL!!

Quid, you've outdone yourself.

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,21:25   

I wish I could hack Amazon.com and substitute the book cover picture  :p

Oh well an Assinine tag will have to do.  You can help by adding the tag on http://www.amazon.com/Underst....edpp_sa

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,21:51   

Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,21:25)
I wish I could hack Amazon.com and substitute the book cover picture  :p

Oh well an Assinine tag will have to do.  You can help by adding the tag on http://www.amazon.com/Underst....edpp_sa

Qqidam!  BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF.... WORK.  

If only you COULD hack Amazon's website.
Just imagine the proposals Dembski will receive the next time he speaks in CA.

Not that that's wrong...

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,22:21   

Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,13:42)
Understanding Intelligent design

It's all assinine

cheeky!















sorry.

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,22:53   

Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,15:42)
Understanding Intelligent design

It's all assinine

If that's not the funniest damned thing I've ever seen since I've been reading about the IDiots, it's in the top 3.   :D  :D  :D

Well done!

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2008,23:17   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,June 16 2008,20:26)
there is more to life than genitals, boys.

Well.

There's certainly way more to life than your genitals.

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,08:07   

silent bannination!  I call silent bannination!

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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

  
Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,09:50   

Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,20:25)
I wish I could hack Amazon.com and substitute the book cover picture  :p

Oh well an Assinine tag will have to do.  You can help by adding the tag on http://www.amazon.com/Underst....edpp_sa

Come on guys, I know this isn't Pharyngula but surely someone can head over to Amazon.com and check/add the "Assinine"* tag.

*Note spelling, as Magrat would say.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,10:37   

Quote (Quidam @ June 17 2008,09:50)
Quote (Quidam @ June 16 2008,20:25)
I wish I could hack Amazon.com and substitute the book cover picture  :p

Oh well an Assinine tag will have to do.  You can help by adding the tag on http://www.amazon.com/Underst....edpp_sa

Come on guys, I know this isn't Pharyngula but surely someone can head over to Amazon.com and check/add the "Assinine"* tag.

*Note spelling, as Magrat would say.

OK - done with all the work you made me do.  Can I go back to relaxing now?

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,14:26   

That gives me some warm green fuzzy feelings

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The organized fossils ... and their localities also, may be understood by all, even the most illiterate. William Smith, Strata. 1816

  
hooligans



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,14:28   

Thanks for the assinine tag. I also checked it off. Don't forget to check of fugly sweater as well!!!  LOL

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,14:30   

Quidam-

That was some outstanding work, but I'd rather see an ugly, oversized cardigan any day of the week.

  
Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,15:15   

If a stretched cardigan is more exiting than young taut feminine buttocks (whatever the colour), then you are too far gone for science or art to help.

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The organized fossils ... and their localities also, may be understood by all, even the most illiterate. William Smith, Strata. 1816

  
Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,15:21   

How about this stretched cardigan?


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The organized fossils ... and their localities also, may be understood by all, even the most illiterate. William Smith, Strata. 1816

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,15:50   

Quote (Quidam @ June 17 2008,13:15)
If a stretched cardigan is more exiting than young taut feminine buttocks (whatever the colour), then you are too far gone for science or art to help.

What about that place Ted Haggard went? He said it totally worked for him...

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,16:01   

If it's gotta be a Dr.Dr.


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The organized fossils ... and their localities also, may be understood by all, even the most illiterate. William Smith, Strata. 1816

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,16:08   

Quote (Quidam @ June 17 2008,14:01)
If it's gotta be a Dr.Dr.

Quidam, we were hoping you'd use your powers for good, instead of evil. :O

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,17:36   

Quote (Quidam @ June 17 2008,17:01)
If it's gotta be a Dr.Dr.

Some things are just...

wrong.

You should apologize immediately






to that girl.

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,17:55   

Help!

I can't see Quidam's images! (Although for some reason I CAN see the very nice "stretched cardigan" one.

Anyone else have problems with just some of imageshack's servers?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2008,18:46   

Here are the current tags from Amazon.com:

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breathtaking inanity (13)
discovery institute pseudoscientifi c rub... (12)
anti-science (11)
creationism (10)
cdesign proponentists (9)
assinine (6)
fugly sweater (6)
apologetics (5)
quackery (5)
religion (5)
evangelism (4)
religion and politics (2)
turd sandwhich (1)



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