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Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,08:44   

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Charles McVety... deep sock? Or completely off the rails? Stay tuned!

(pssst, Chuck: Ix-nay on the Od-gay!)

Sorry but deeply off the rails. ID is proof that Poe's law is a fact  never mind evolution.

If it's this guy, deeply off the rails is too generous.

Charles McVety

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,08:56   

Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ May 17 2018,06:44)
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Quote (fnxtr @ May 17 2018,07:44)
Charles McVety... deep sock? Or completely off the rails? Stay tuned!

(pssst, Chuck: Ix-nay on the Od-gay!)

Sorry but deeply off the rails. ID is proof that Poe's law is a fact  never mind evolution.

If it's this guy, deeply off the rails is too generous.

Charles McVety

Supports Doug Ford. Figures.

(Brother of the late Rob Ford, Toronto's "Chris Farley Tribute Mayor" [Colbert])

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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,16:33   

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Charles H. McVety is a Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist. He has been the president of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993, taking over for his father, and was president of Canada Family Action until 2008.
When you see the word Family in a group's name, you know what's coming next, dontcha.
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He is perhaps best known for campaigning to repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

   
Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,17:00   

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Charles H. McVety is a Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist. He has been the president of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993, taking over for his father, and was president of Canada Family Action until 2008.
When you see the word Family in a group's name, you know what's coming next, dontcha.  
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He is perhaps best known for campaigning to repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

It gets better.
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Charles McVety studied at the University of Toronto but left after less than a year. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Canada Christian College, which at the time was an unaccredited institution.

And owned and operated by his father. But it doesn’t end there.

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McVety claims to have earned a Ph.D from Korea International Cultural University but the institution does not have McVety listed as a PhD candidate or graduate. He was granted an honorary Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


And it just continues.
[quite]In the past, Mr. Vety had claimed a D.Min from California State Christian University. An American extension of Tae Han Theological Seminary and College in Seoul, South Korea, California State Christian University is affiliated with Victory Bible Colleges International. Neither body is listed in a Council for Higher Education Accreditation database of institutions recognized by U.S. accrediting agencies.[/QUOTE]

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,17:43   

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Charles H. McVety is a Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist. He has been the president of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993, taking over for his father, and was president of Canada Family Action until 2008.
When you see the word Family in a group's name, you know what's coming next, dontcha.    
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He is perhaps best known for campaigning to repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

It gets better.
 
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Charles McVety studied at the University of Toronto but left after less than a year. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Canada Christian College, which at the time was an unaccredited institution.

And owned and operated by his father. But it doesn’t end there.

 
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McVety claims to have earned a Ph.D from Korea International Cultural University but the institution does not have McVety listed as a PhD candidate or graduate. He was granted an honorary Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


And it just continues.
[quite]In the past, Mr. Vety had claimed a D.Min from California State Christian University. An American extension of Tae Han Theological Seminary and College in Seoul, South Korea, California State Christian University is affiliated with Victory Bible Colleges International. Neither body is listed in a Council for Higher Education Accreditation database of institutions recognized by U.S. accrediting agencies.

A faculty position at the Joseph Gallien Shed Research Institute can't be long in coming.

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There isn't any probability that the letter d is in the word "mathematics"...  The correct answer would be "not even 0" - JoeG

  
Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,18:41   

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Charles H. McVety is a Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist. He has been the president of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993, taking over for his father, and was president of Canada Family Action until 2008.
When you see the word Family in a group's name, you know what's coming next, dontcha.        
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He is perhaps best known for campaigning to repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

It gets better.
     
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Charles McVety studied at the University of Toronto but left after less than a year. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Canada Christian College, which at the time was an unaccredited institution.

And owned and operated by his father. But it doesn’t end there.

     
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McVety claims to have earned a Ph.D from Korea International Cultural University but the institution does not have McVety listed as a PhD candidate or graduate. He was granted an honorary Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


And it just continues.
[quite]In the past, Mr. Vety had claimed a D.Min from California State Christian University. An American extension of Tae Han Theological Seminary and College in Seoul, South Korea, California State Christian University is affiliated with Victory Bible Colleges International. Neither body is listed in a Council for Higher Education Accreditation database of institutions recognized by U.S. accrediting agencies.

A faculty position at the Joseph Gallien Shed Research Institute can't be long in coming.

Or here.

Needed at Discovery Institute Seattle Offices — Versatile and Energetic Team Member

Someone needed to fill the Assistant Bootlicker position for the Joseph Goebbels Chair, Department of Propaganda at the Disco 'Tute.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,21:31   

(shrug) Something new to chuckle about for a couple days, anyway.

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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,22:13   

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Children [in Canada] as young as eight are being taught how to have anal sex


sez Mr. McVety.

  
k.e..



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2018,22:26   

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Charles H. McVety is a Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist. He has been the president of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993, taking over for his father, and was president of Canada Family Action until 2008.
When you see the word Family in a group's name, you know what's coming next, dontcha.      
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He is perhaps best known for campaigning to repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

It gets better.
   
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Charles McVety studied at the University of Toronto but left after less than a year. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Canada Christian College, which at the time was an unaccredited institution.

And owned and operated by his father. But it doesn’t end there.

   
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McVety claims to have earned a Ph.D from Korea International Cultural University but the institution does not have McVety listed as a PhD candidate or graduate. He was granted an honorary Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


And it just continues.
[quite]In the past, Mr. Vety had claimed a D.Min from California State Christian University. An American extension of Tae Han Theological Seminary and College in Seoul, South Korea, California State Christian University is affiliated with Victory Bible Colleges International. Neither body is listed in a Council for Higher Education Accreditation database of institutions recognized by U.S. accrediting agencies.

A faculty position at the Joseph Gallien Shed Research Institute can't be long in coming.

In the faculty of Homophobic Ass Munching.

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Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,08:20   

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Charles H. McVety is a Canadian evangelical Christian leader and conservative political activist. He has been the president of Canada Christian College in Toronto since 1993, taking over for his father, and was president of Canada Family Action until 2008.
When you see the word Family in a group's name, you know what's coming next, dontcha.      
Quote
He is perhaps best known for campaigning to repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

It gets better.
   
Quote
Charles McVety studied at the University of Toronto but left after less than a year. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Canada Christian College, which at the time was an unaccredited institution.

And owned and operated by his father. But it doesn’t end there.

   
Quote
McVety claims to have earned a Ph.D from Korea International Cultural University but the institution does not have McVety listed as a PhD candidate or graduate. He was granted an honorary Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


And it just continues.
[quite]In the past, Mr. Vety had claimed a D.Min from California State Christian University. An American extension of Tae Han Theological Seminary and College in Seoul, South Korea, California State Christian University is affiliated with Victory Bible Colleges International. Neither body is listed in a Council for Higher Education Accreditation database of institutions recognized by U.S. accrediting agencies.

A faculty position at the Joseph Gallien Shed Research Institute can't be long in coming.

In the faculty of Homophobic Ass Munching.

You can major in that at the Canada Christian College.

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,08:51   

You need the prerequisites, though: Self-Loathing 101 and Intro to Denial.

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"I am in a rush to catch up with science work." -- Gary Gaulin

  
Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,11:56   

Gpuccio sez:


 
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ID theory states that only intelligent design can generate complex functional information. Therefore, when we observe complex functional information in an obbject, then, and only then, we can safely infer design. Therefore, the procedure that infers design from complex functional information has no false positives, and many false negatives. Therefore, if we positively infer design from complex functional information we are right.

This theory can be easily falsified: one single example of object exhibiting complex functional information, and whose origin from a non design system can be independently proved, will falsify it.

Therefore, ID theory is absolutely falsifiable.


https://tinyurl.com/yap6wyv....ap6wyvq

First off, it is theoretically falsifiable, if you skip Pooch's demand for "proof" (good evidence by itself that his command of science is lacking).  And it's falsified by the slavish derivation from ancestors seen in life that hasn't been observed in design, except perhaps in rare exceptions (like religious artifacts).

That said, what about design or evidence ever entailed or even suggested that "only it" can produce complex functional information?  Of course that is the money shot, because they don't really care what design does, they just want to claim that evolution doesn't account for life.  Science rarely, if ever, predicts that "only" one cause (or one type of cause) can produce something, it's a matter of what one cause entails and another does not, then looking for the entailed effects.

Can ID even claim that intelligence entails the production of complex functional information?  I don't see how, even though we have plenty of evidence that it can and does produce it.  I would say that evolution doesn't actually predict it, either, even though it's reasonably easy to see how it would happen over billions of years.

Why don't they just say, 'only God can make a tree,' then reveal a tree?  Obviously it's because they think that wrapping that nonsense up in a lot of pseudoscientific blather makes it sound less like a poem and more like science.

Glen Davidson

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Patrick



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,12:03   

Quote (Glen Davidson @ May 18 2018,12:56)
Gpuccio sez:


I  
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D theory states that only intelligent design can generate complex functional information. Therefore, when we observe complex functional information in an obbject, then, and only then, we can safely infer design. Therefore, the procedure that infers design from complex functional information has no false positives, and many false negatives. Therefore, if we positively infer design from complex functional information we are right.

This theory can be easily falsified: one single example of object exhibiting complex functional information, and whose origin from a non design system can be independently proved, will falsify it.

Therefore, ID theory is absolutely falsifiable.


https://tinyurl.com/yap6wyv....ap6wyvq

First off, it is theoretically falsifiable, if you skip Pooch's demand for "proof" (good evidence by itself that his command of science is lacking).  And it's falsified by the slavish derivation from ancestors seen in life that hasn't been seen in design, except perhaps in rare exceptions (like religious artifacts).

That said, what about design or evidence ever entailed or even suggested that "only it" can produce complex functional information?  Of course that is the money shot, because they don't really care what design does, they just want to claim that evolution doesn't account for life.  Science rarely, if ever, predicts that "only" one cause (or one type of cause) can produce something, it's a matter of what one cause entails and another does not, then looking for the entailed effects.

Can ID even claim that intelligence entails the production of complex functional information?  I don't see how, even though we have plenty of evidence that it can and does produce it.  

Why don't they just say, only God can make a tree, then reveal a tree?  Obviously it's because they think that wrapping that nonsense up in a lot of pseudoscientific blather makes it sound less like a poem and more like science.

Glen Davidson

To be falsifiable, they would have to include a rigorous definition of "complex functional information" that can be calculated by anyone.  I've never seen any of them provide such a thing.

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,12:56   

Quote (Patrick @ May 18 2018,10:03)
Quote (Glen Davidson @ May 18 2018,12:56)
Gpuccio sez:


I    
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D theory states that only intelligent design can generate complex functional information. Therefore, when we observe complex functional information in an obbject, then, and only then, we can safely infer design. Therefore, the procedure that infers design from complex functional information has no false positives, and many false negatives. Therefore, if we positively infer design from complex functional information we are right.

This theory can be easily falsified: one single example of object exhibiting complex functional information, and whose origin from a non design system can be independently proved, will falsify it.

Therefore, ID theory is absolutely falsifiable.


https://tinyurl.com/yap6wyv....ap6wyvq

First off, it is theoretically falsifiable, if you skip Pooch's demand for "proof" (good evidence by itself that his command of science is lacking).  And it's falsified by the slavish derivation from ancestors seen in life that hasn't been seen in design, except perhaps in rare exceptions (like religious artifacts).

That said, what about design or evidence ever entailed or even suggested that "only it" can produce complex functional information?  Of course that is the money shot, because they don't really care what design does, they just want to claim that evolution doesn't account for life.  Science rarely, if ever, predicts that "only" one cause (or one type of cause) can produce something, it's a matter of what one cause entails and another does not, then looking for the entailed effects.

Can ID even claim that intelligence entails the production of complex functional information?  I don't see how, even though we have plenty of evidence that it can and does produce it.  

Why don't they just say, only God can make a tree, then reveal a tree?  Obviously it's because they think that wrapping that nonsense up in a lot of pseudoscientific blather makes it sound less like a poem and more like science.

Glen Davidson

To be falsifiable, they would have to include a rigorous definition of "complex functional information" that can be calculated by anyone.  I've never seen any of them provide such a thing.

Sure they have.  I calculate that it looks designed to me...

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Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it. - Robert Byers

There isn't any probability that the letter d is in the word "mathematics"...  The correct answer would be "not even 0" - JoeG

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,15:04   

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Allan KeithMay 18, 2018 at 11:26 am
Mike,
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Is it always evil to torture babies for fun?

Given that there have been several cultures throughout history which participated in child sacrifice, I must conclude that it has not always been evil.

If I lived in one of these cultures would I consider it “evil” (i.e. very wrong)? I would like to say that I would, but I will never know.
that point is probably about a mile and a half over their heads.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,15:06   

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Allan KeithMay 18, 2018 at 9:19 am
I thought that it would be informative to summarize some of ET’s more insiteful and constructive criticisms of his opponents:
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Allan is either deluded or a pathological liar.

Your shameless and cowardly equivocation is duly noted. As is your inability to assess the evidence.

Or perhaps you should stop being such a cowardly jerk.

Only a desperate punk would say that in response to:

ou don’t know anything about being civil or respectful. And you definitely don’t understand science

Your willful ignorance is not an argument.

ID is not beholden to your asinine and unscientific agenda.

Allan Keith is totally clueless and bordering on being a pathological liar.

Only scientifically illiterate punks on an agenda of complete nonsense would have you thinks so.

It is beyond the pale and bordering on the psychotic.

Your problem is your ignorance.

Clearly you are lying, Bob.

The problem is you and your ignorance, Bob

Get an education and stop being such a little crybaby.

Clearly you have reading comprehension issues.

You are totally clueless, Bob.

That is completely false and borders on the moronic.

It definitely sounds like you cannot follow along because you are scientifically illiterate.

With watertight arguments like this, it is a mystery why ID has not been accepted by the scientific community.
Joe G is such a tool.  :p  :p  :p

   
Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,15:48   

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Allan KeithMay 18, 2018 at 9:19 am
I thought that it would be informative to summarize some of ET’s more insiteful and constructive criticisms of his opponents:
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Allan is either deluded or a pathological liar.

Your shameless and cowardly equivocation is duly noted. As is your inability to assess the evidence.

Or perhaps you should stop being such a cowardly jerk.

Only a desperate punk would say that in response to:

ou don’t know anything about being civil or respectful. And you definitely don’t understand science

Your willful ignorance is not an argument.

ID is not beholden to your asinine and unscientific agenda.

Allan Keith is totally clueless and bordering on being a pathological liar.

Only scientifically illiterate punks on an agenda of complete nonsense would have you thinks so.

It is beyond the pale and bordering on the psychotic.

Your problem is your ignorance.

Clearly you are lying, Bob.

The problem is you and your ignorance, Bob

Get an education and stop being such a little crybaby.

Clearly you have reading comprehension issues.

You are totally clueless, Bob.

That is completely false and borders on the moronic.

It definitely sounds like you cannot follow along because you are scientifically illiterate.

With watertight arguments like this, it is a mystery why ID has not been accepted by the scientific community.
[URL=https://uncommondescent.com/atheism/answering-aks-claims-a-the-so-called-gish-gallop-is-an-id-technique-and-b-evil-is-a-concep

t-fabricated-by-religion/#comment-658468]Joe G is such a tool.  :p  :p  :p [/URL]

That’s not true. Tools have a purpose.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,16:06   

Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ May 18 2018,15:48)
Quote (stevestory @ May 18 2018,15:06)
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Allan KeithMay 18, 2018 at 9:19 am
I thought that it would be informative to summarize some of ET’s more insiteful and constructive criticisms of his opponents:
 
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Allan is either deluded or a pathological liar.

Your shameless and cowardly equivocation is duly noted. As is your inability to assess the evidence.

Or perhaps you should stop being such a cowardly jerk.

Only a desperate punk would say that in response to:

ou don’t know anything about being civil or respectful. And you definitely don’t understand science

Your willful ignorance is not an argument.

ID is not beholden to your asinine and unscientific agenda.

Allan Keith is totally clueless and bordering on being a pathological liar.

Only scientifically illiterate punks on an agenda of complete nonsense would have you thinks so.

It is beyond the pale and bordering on the psychotic.

Your problem is your ignorance.

Clearly you are lying, Bob.

The problem is you and your ignorance, Bob

Get an education and stop being such a little crybaby.

Clearly you have reading comprehension issues.

You are totally clueless, Bob.

That is completely false and borders on the moronic.

It definitely sounds like you cannot follow along because you are scientifically illiterate.

With watertight arguments like this, it is a mystery why ID has not been accepted by the scientific community.
[URL=https://uncommondescent.com/atheism/answering-aks-claims-a-the-so-called-gish-gallop-is-an-id-technique-and-b-evil-is-a-concep


t-fabricated-by-religion/#comment-658468]Joe G is such a tool.  :p  :p  :p [/URL]

That’s not true. Tools have a purpose.

Joe has a purpose: as a cautionary tale for the rest of us.

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Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2018,17:05   

Yes, well, I prayed "Lord, make the IDists ridiculous."

And then I prayed, "I just asked for you to make them ridiculous, not bombastic simpletons."

But it was too late.

Glen Davidson

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2018,11:32   

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ETMay 19, 2018 at 7:16 am
Is PZ Myers even qualified to review anything? Just ask him how he thinks animals came to be here and you will read the most unscientific and nonsensical story ever.


says the guy who doesn't understand high-school trig or probability.  :p  :p  :p

ETA Linky

Edited by stevestory on May 19 2018,12:40

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2018,11:35   

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chris haynesMay 19, 2018 at 7:47 am
The Creationist Law of Biogenesis, “Sine operatione Divina omne vivum ex vivo”*, is confirmed by ALL empirical data regarding the Origin of Life. This is in spite of a 100 year effort by the world’s top scientists to refute it.


ETA Linky Creationists? Ain't no creationists round these parts

Edited by stevestory on May 19 2018,12:38

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2018,11:36   

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OldAndrewMay 19, 2018 at 5:52 am
If breeding pairs of monkeys can cross oceans on logs then why can’t viable molusc eggs hitch a ride across the galaxy on chunks of ice from octo-Krypton, hitting a life-sustaining planet with a nurturing environment and the right level of salinity at just the right point in its history like a bulls-eye? After all, the earth is 70% ocean, so that makes it easy.


easy is a relative term i guess.

(Had to use tinyurl to get around UD's retardedly-long links. Somebody should explain to them how links work)

Edited by stevestory on May 19 2018,12:39

   
Cubist



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2018,18:17   

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OldAndrewMay 19, 2018 at 5:52 am
If breeding pairs of monkeys can cross oceans on logs then why can’t viable molusc eggs hitch a ride across the galaxy on chunks of ice from octo-Krypton, hitting a life-sustaining planet with a nurturing environment and the right level of salinity at just the right point in its history like a bulls-eye? After all, the earth is 70% ocean, so that makes it easy.


easy is a relative term i guess.

(Had to use tinyurl to get around UD's retardedly-long links. Somebody should explain to them how links work)

Perhaps the extra-long links are intelligently designed as a gambit to discourage outsiders from linking to their spew?

  
Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2018,18:37   

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OldAndrewMay 19, 2018 at 5:52 am
If breeding pairs of monkeys can cross oceans on logs then why can’t viable molusc eggs hitch a ride across the galaxy on chunks of ice from octo-Krypton, hitting a life-sustaining planet with a nurturing environment and the right level of salinity at just the right point in its history like a bulls-eye? After all, the earth is 70% ocean, so that makes it easy.


easy is a relative term i guess.

(Had to use tinyurl to get around UD's retardedly-long links. Somebody should explain to them how links work)

Perhaps the extra-long links are intelligently designed as a gambit to discourage outsiders from linking to their spew?

If they were that bright, there wouldn't be a UD.

Glen Davidson

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2018,12:36   

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Allan KeithMay 20, 2018 at 9:50 am
ET,
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There cannot be a Gish gallop on a blog or discussion forum.

Wiki begs to differ:
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”In written form, a Gish Gallop is most commonly observed as a long list of supposed facts or reasons, as a pamphlet or green ink web page, with a title that proudly boasts the number of reasons involved.”


How has joe done this for 20 years without learning anything?

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2018,13:08   

Re "How has Joe done this for 20 years without learning anything?"

Lots of practice?



Edited by stevestory on May 20 2018,14:59

  
Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2018,14:27   

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Bob O’H at 1, up to the early modern era, there was no evidence against the ancient view of astrology. Disbelief centred on philosophical considerations.


Because no one could tell if predictions did or didn't come to pass in ancient times.  

Even Augustine had an empiric argument against astrology.  Now I know how magic like ID is shored up with endlessly more and more excuses to "explain" why you don't get the results that you paid for (you expected life to appear designed?  Why?   You're doing theology, not science, by demanding that design should appear designed), and I'm sure that Augustine's argument could be and was faulted because the two babies with different fates weren't born at the exact moment, etc., but really, who cares?  You just don't go into that rat hole, and demand real results like Augustine did, and you can observe that astrology just doesn't deliver.

Of course I suspect that she's defending Behe's testimony at Dover--which isn't as bad as some critics make it out to be, but ultimately fails because it doesn't distinguish between the ancient and always-dubious-to-more-skeptical-minds kind of "science," and more modern science.  He did get into the differences a bit, but only after claiming that astrology was science, just not one that worked.  Still it was always a sort of pseudoscience by today's standards.

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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2018,21:57   

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Allan KeithMay 20, 2018 at 9:50 am
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There cannot be a Gish gallop on a blog or discussion forum.

Wiki begs to differ:
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”In written form, a Gish Gallop is most commonly observed as a long list of supposed facts or reasons, as a pamphlet or green ink web page, with a title that proudly boasts the number of reasons involved.”


[URL=https://uncommondescent.com/atheism/answering-aks-claims-a-the-so-called-gish-gallop-is-an-id-technique-and-b-evil-is-a-concep

t-fabricated-by-religion/#comment-658546]How has joe done this for 20 years without learning anything?[/URL]

Much as I thank you for providing links, this one leads to a 404 error at UD, which unfortunately often happens when I follow your links.

But let me add, that is only my experience.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2018,22:10   

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Allan KeithMay 20, 2018 at 9:50 am
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There cannot be a Gish gallop on a blog or discussion forum.

Wiki begs to differ:
 
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”In written form, a Gish Gallop is most commonly observed as a long list of supposed facts or reasons, as a pamphlet or green ink web page, with a title that proudly boasts the number of reasons involved.”


[URL=https://uncommondescent.com/atheism/answering-aks-claims-a-the-so-called-gish-gallop-is-an-id-technique-and-b-evil-is-a-concep



t-fabricated-by-religion/#comment-658546]How has joe done this for 20 years without learning anything?[/URL]

Much as I thank you for providing links, this one leads to a 404 error at UD, which unfortunately often happens when I follow your links.

But let me add, that is only my experience.

No it's not just you. UD likes to give real long dumb links to their posts, and when you paste it the ikonboard software, ikonboard puts a line break into it. When I notice that's happened, I convert it to a shorter link with a service like tiny url. But if it happens and you want to see the unbroken link, go up to the address bar and you'll see something like
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"https://uncommondescent.com/atheism/answering-aks-claims-a-the-so-called-gish-gallop-is-an-id-technique-and-b-evil-is-a-
concep<br>t-fabricated-by-religion/#comment-658546


see where it says
Code Sample
<br>
? that's the offending part. delete those four characters in the address bar and the link will work. It's a board software bug.

   
Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2018,22:16   

"Allan Keith at 5, how do we know it could easily have been prevented?"

Because birds do keep testes in their body cavities, near the ancestral position, while having high body temperatures.  It's not that difficult.  Why weren't birds blessed with a greater risk of hernias and damage to testes, like human males were?

harry, at 8, "It is asinine to criticize the design of that which one has no idea whatsoever how to build."

But to praise it as superb design while being an IDiot is just fine.  That's always the design "analogy," of course, all confirmation bias.  If it "looks like" great design, you should just fall on your knees and praise the Designer.  If it's what blind adaptation would produce instead of what a great thinker would, how dare you question the Designer, infidel?

Glen Davidson

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