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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2008,10:19   

Tardic Tards:

http://telicthoughts.com/mars-man-or-mars-rock/

Even worse than UD...

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Nerull



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2008,10:32   

Joy's post is high quality tard.

Its a rock. Its been there in multiple photographs over the course of three days. Its not alive. Its not moving. Its 6cm tall. It resembles a tree-dwelling mammal on a planet with no mammals and no trees. Its a friggin rock.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2008,10:38   

Quote (Nerull @ Jan. 25 2008,10:32)
Joy's post is high quality tard.

Its a rock. Its been there in multiple photographs over the course of three days. Its not alive. Its not moving. Its 6cm tall. It resembles a tree-dwelling mammal on a planet with no mammals and no trees. Its a friggin rock.

Oh no it's not. According to Joy,
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At this resolution, it's a suggestive anomaly that begs further examination.


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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2008,11:00   

The "Design Matrix" nonsense makes me laff.  And obviously that's NOT a rock formation on Mars, it's a freakin' Klingon which means Dave Springer was right all along!  OMG!!!

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Nerull



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2008,13:53   

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Most IDists take a very conservative approach to inferring design. Not only would the evidence indicate design but it would include indicators that a non-design conclusion is implausible.


Most IDist say "Design!!!!" because their little holy book tells them so.

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Art



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2008,22:57   

Simply unbelievable:
 
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Before writing this off, something like that has already been developed - the patent is jointly held by Monsanto and the USDA - it's called "Terminator Technology." It wasn't deployed because it makes plants sterile and transgenes are highly promiscuous. Just a little tweaking could have such a gene-packet targeted to human sterility, and it could be put into the whole world's staple food crops. Humanity could be sterile in less than 5 years.

Telic thinking at its finest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,10:32   

I'm sure everyone has seen Allen MacNeill's excellent work at Uncommon Descent as documented on the Official Uncommonly Dense Discussion Thread. But Teach' MacNeill has just unleashed a double-barrelled blast of pedagogy over at Telic Thoughts.



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Allen_MacNeill: And so today, Lynn Margulis's SET {serial endosymbiosis theory} has become the dominant theory explaining not only the origin of eukaryotes, but also the origin of evolutionary novelty at dozens of different levels in biology (see her Acquiring Genomes for a comprehensive review). So well accepted has her work become by evolutionary biologists that finally, after almost four decades, creationists and ID supporters have begun to attack her theories. As she said at our Darwin Day celebration at Cornell this past February, no greater affirmation of one's "having arrived" as a major theorist in evolutionary biology could be imagined.




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Allen_MacNeill: The point here is that, if ID wants to become accepted as part of evolutionary biology in the same way that Lynn Margulis's SET has become accepted, then ID supporters have to do the same thing she did: get out in the field and get your hands dirty, and get into the lab and do the same thing. Her ideas were just as unorthodox and unacceptable in 1969 as ID is now. However, she didn't put all of her effort into public relations and political propaganda. No "Symbiosis Institute" dumped millions into the production of deliberately distorted press kits and one-sided propaganda films. Legions of self-appointed experts whose only exposure to biology was in high school classes or what they read on Answers in Genesis or Uncommon Descent bloviated on SET and declared themselves experts after a week of superficial study of articles on Wikipedia...




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Allen_MacNeill: The difference between her and them is that they can't even begin to claim any credibility in science; their "work" is entirely parasitic on hers, and deserves nothing but contempt.

And unless and until IDers decide that it's finally time to stop doing agitprop and start doing science, they and the creationists will at best be a trivial footnote.






Edited by Lou FCD on May 05 2008,12:51

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,12:50   

Mike Gene has a good cry about it in the comments.

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Art



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,13:29   

LOL

Commenter Jean asks about another commenter's publication record, responding to a quip about Berlinski. A quick check of Berlinski's h-factor on SCI yields a value of 1, and an average citation rate for his papers of 0.1 (probably rounded - he has three citations total for all 27 articles/notes/comments/reviews).

Yup, that's a real powerhouse of scholarly output.  Berlinski has been cited THREE times in scholarly works over the years.

Edited by Art on April 27 2008,13:31

   
k.e..



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,13:46   

Quote (Art @ April 27 2008,21:29)
LOL

Commenter Jean asks about another commenter's publication record, responding to a quip about Berlinski. A quick check of Berlinski's h-factor on SCI yields a value of 1, and an average citation rate for his papers of 0.1 (probably rounded - he has three citations total for all 27 articles/notes/comments/reviews).

Yup, that's a real powerhouse of scholarly output.  Berlinski has been cited THREE times in scholarly works over the years.

And all probably IN HIS OWN publications!!

How can anyone forget Dr. Berlinski interviewing (wait for it...) Dr Berlinski.


Dr Berlinski (and so is my wife) has a persona not unlike our Dr. Dr. Dembski ...er except he's 2 assshats above and askew...or askhimself...or whateva.

PS. Louis isn't schizophrenic..... just the voices won't let him believe him.

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Art



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,14:25   

More amusement, courtesy of Bradford:
 
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This ad hom response illustrates the value of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. I never see an evolutionary biologist slimed like this and it is not because they are all stellar performers.

Um, yeah.  Nothing like this.

Typical TT fare.  Heaping lies on top of hypocrisy.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,18:00   

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As she [Lynn Margulis] said at our Darwin Day celebration at Cornell this past February, no greater affirmation of one's "having arrived" as a major theorist in evolutionary biology could be imagined.


Oh, so the anti-evolutionists do have a use - they're a measuring stick of the importance of new hypotheses. :p

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And unless and until IDers decide that it's finally time to stop doing agitprop and start doing science, they and the creationists will at best be a trivial footnote.


Well, the problem with that is that "doing science" would mean actually paying attention to the evidence, which they and we both know would lead right back to the very theory that they're trying to get rid of. Can't have that, ya know! :p

Henry

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,18:33   

Bradford snivels some more, gives us a clue to his educational background:

 
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The point of the reference was not Berlinksi. I referred to him out of respect for source material. The point is always what is said. I take every commenter at TT seriously. A HS dropout has the capacity for rational thought and may come out with a gem. Obviously a PhD is more likely to have insight into technical details but intellectual snobbery is a bore and a sign of insecurity.


No 'signs of insecurity' here, nope, nuh-uh.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,20:32   

I'm just getting started on getting publications out, and I've got three citations from essays of mine on antievolution, two more from the article I co-authored with John Wilkins, and 17 from marine mammal work co-authored with several others.

The chunk of my life I lost in 2004 has set me back badly. I hope to catch up on things soon.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,23:12   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 27 2008,18:32)
I'm just getting started on getting publications out, and I've got three citations from essays of mine on antievolution, two more from the article I co-authored with John Wilkins, and 17 from marine mammal work co-authored with several others.

The chunk of my life I lost in 2004 has set me back badly. I hope to catch up on things soon.

Incidentally, I think I just figured out why you were photographed at Macarthur BART. The apartment I lived at in north Oakland for 10 years is halfway between that BART station and the NCSE office. (Tho I don't think it was there when I lived there -- I left in '95.)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,23:19   

I think NCSE was in offices in El Cerrito in 1995. That was pretty much a hole-in-the-wall, but right around front was a pretty decent Mexican restaurant that went some way toward making up for the lack of ambiance. The newer offices off 40th Street in Oakland are much better offices, but in a less attractive neighborhood. No handy Mexican restaurant, fersure, though Nick Matzke kept the Subway at 40th and Telegraph in business.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2008,23:32   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 27 2008,21:19)
I think NCSE was in offices in El Cerrito in 1995. That was pretty much a hole-in-the-wall, but right around front was a pretty decent Mexican restaurant that went some way toward making up for the lack of ambiance. The newer offices off 40th Street in Oakland are much better offices, but in a less attractive neighborhood. No handy Mexican restaurant, fersure, though Nick Matzke kept the Subway at 40th and Telegraph in business.

That's funny, El Cerrito is where I moved in '95 (and still am now). Where in El Cerrito was it?

The best restaurants near the NCSE now would be the Eritrean and Korean restaurants along Telegraph, or maybe the Chinese places on Piedmont Avenue. There's nothing on 40th itself.

40th between MLK and Broadway is a ratty neighborhood. The best I can say for it is that it hasn't gotten any *worse* since 1985.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2008,01:32   

http://telicthoughts.com/mitochondria-in-charge/#comment-181734

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JackT Says:
April 28th, 2008 at 1:21 am | Mike,

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Will you still be wagging your finger at Dawkins and PZ Myers? Posting rabbit pictures? Jiggling scientific articles until they vibrate to the tune of intelligent design? When are you going to be the author of one of those scientific articles? Will you buckle down and get your hands dirty, as Allen mentioned? Or do plan to keep blogging from the sidelines?

I don't mean this to sound disrespectful. I am just curious what you hope to accomplish?


Comment by JackT — April 28, 2008 @ 1:21 am


Arf.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2008,04:47   

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Bradford: Why resort to a statistical analysis when explanations citing a physical cause are available.



Interesting position; now take it one step further...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2008,14:12   

Quote (Art @ April 27 2008,13:29)
LOL

Commenter Jean asks about another commenter's publication record, responding to a quip about Berlinski. A quick check of Berlinski's h-factor on SCI yields a value of 1, and an average citation rate for his papers of 0.1 (probably rounded - he has three citations total for all 27 articles/notes/comments/reviews).

Yup, that's a real powerhouse of scholarly output.  Berlinski has been cited THREE times in scholarly works over the years.

Jeez....  A paper I published when I was still in grad school has been cited 65 times....

I must be 22 times the scholar Berlinski is!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2008,14:14   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ April 27 2008,18:33)
Bradford snivels some more, gives us a clue to his educational background:

   
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Obviously a PhD is more likely to have insight into technical details but intellectual snobbery is a bore and a sign of insecurity.

So is that why IDcreationists are so quick to point out Dr.Dr.Dembski's  (irrelevant) credentials?

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2008,15:54   

Erm, Yay? Mike Gene's mental diarrhoea shows no signs of stopping:

http://telicthoughts.com/smile-for-the-camera/#comment-181712

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MikeGene Says:
April 27th, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Hi Bilbo,

Now that sounds like a potential chapter for volume 2. The significance of scoring is not simply coming up with numbers, but in laying out one’s reasoning – thus, the need for a chapter. Yet simply think of proteins from the four perspectives of analogy, discontinuity, rationality, and foresight.


Comment by MikeGene — April 27, 2008 @ 8:51 pm


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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,11:26   

Mike Gene.

http://telicthoughts.com/on-holocaust-memorial-day/

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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,11:43   

Mike Gene it ain't.  The thread was started by a TT poster named Joy.  She demands an apology from the National Academy of Sciences and has declared Raevmo, Zachriel and myself Holocaust deniers.  Check it out.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,11:50   

Quote (Zachriel @ April 27 2008,11:32)
I'm sure everyone has seen Allen MacNeill's excellent work at Uncommon Descent as documented on the Official Uncommonly Dense Discussion Thread. But Teach' MacNeill has just unleashed a double-barrelled blast of pedagogy over at Telic Thoughts.



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Allen_MacNeill: And so today, Lynn Margulis's SET {serial endosymbiosis theory} has become the dominant theory explaining not only the origin of eukaryotes, but also the origin of evolutionary novelty at dozens of different levels in biology (see her Acquiring Genomes for a comprehensive review). So well accepted has her work become by evolutionary biologists that finally, after almost four decades, creationists and ID supporters have begun to attack her theories. As she said at our Darwin Day celebration at Cornell this past February, no greater affirmation of one's "having arrived" as a major theorist in evolutionary biology could be imagined.




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Allen_MacNeill: The point here is that, if ID wants to become accepted as part of evolutionary biology in the same way that Lynn Margulis's SET has become accepted, then ID supporters have to do the same thing she did: get out in the field and get your hands dirty, and get into the lab and do the same thing. Her ideas were just as unorthodox and unacceptable in 1969 as ID is now. However, she didn't put all of her effort into public relations and political propaganda. No "Symbiosis Institute" dumped millions into the production of deliberately distorted press kits and one-sided propaganda films. Legions of self-appointed experts whose only exposure to biology was in high school classes or what they read on Answers in Genesis or Uncommon Descent bloviated on SET and declared themselves experts after a week of superficial study of articles on Wikipedia...




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Allen_MacNeill: The difference between her and them is that they can't even begin to claim any credibility in science; their "work" is entirely parasitic on hers, and deserves nothing but contempt.

And unless and until IDers decide that it's finally time to stop doing agitprop and start doing science, they and the creationists will at best be a trivial footnote.



Post of the Week, regardless of its timestamp.

   
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,11:50   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 05 2008,12:26)
Mike Gene.

http://telicthoughts.com/on-holocaust-memorial-day/

wow.

brain freeze.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,11:57   

Quote (olegt @ May 05 2008,09:43)
Mike Gene it ain't.  The thread was started by a TT poster named Joy.  She demands an apology from the National Academy of Sciences and has declared Raevmo, Zachriel and myself Holocaust deniers.  Check it out.

It's fascinating. Someone who has declared herself to be of Irish ancestry is basically claiming that the ADL's definition of 'holocaust denier' is wrong, and that the ADL is mistaken in *not* blaming Big Science for the Holocaust.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,11:57   

Mike Gene is much smarter and more honest than most creationists, but, in the end, he's still a creationist.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,12:08   

MacNeill's last point there is the most interesting thing about the ID movement. Even if ID was correct, which it isn't, the behavior of the ID advocates wouldn't lead to success. Scientific revolutions succeed when the revolutionaries use the new ideas to solve old problems and advance research. The ID community isn't even trying to do this. Their journal sits there, defunct, while they make movies, gripe on the internet, write 'textbooks', and fly around collecting honoraria. (Enjoying Brazil, Paul?) And while some at the top know better, the footsoldiers of ID know so little about science that they don't see the glaring absence of research. Anyone who knows anything about science and how it changes can look at PCID for about 15 seconds and understand that ID is a con game.

Edited by stevestory on May 05 2008,13:09

   
JAM



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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2008,13:32   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 05 2008,11:50)
Quote (Richardthughes @ May 05 2008,12:26)
Mike Gene.

http://telicthoughts.com/on-holocaust-memorial-day/

wow.

brain freeze.

Joy Busey's having quite the meltdown.

She got smacked around for suggesting the same thing at Daily Kos:

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/5/1/114545/9274/223#c223

  
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