Joined: Jan. 2006
The morning's harvest:
Dave may not know about philosophy, but he knows what he doesn't like:
|Let me know when you have some way of measuring mind apart from brain and you can argue with me about it. In the meantime mind/brain duality strikes me as wool gathering so you aren’t going to persuade me of anything no matter how hard you try.|
Dave stands up for the persecuted and respects his elders (and even works in the phrases 'Sternberged' and 'Darwinian priesthood' while he's at it):
|As far as Davison goes sometimes you have to take the bad with the good. He’s a brilliant experimental biologist with 50 years experience at it. He was Sternberged 20 years ago by the Darwinian priesthood for heresy and has good reason to be hateful about it. What they’ve done and continue to do to him is despicable. You get back what you give out. If nothing else show some respect for your elders and cut them some slack.|
Comment by DaveScot — February 13, 2006 @ 10:31 am
But sometimes you need tough love: [to Davison]
No one hijacked any of my threads. I deleted your comment because it was lewd. You’ve been warned over and over that I won’t tolerate lewdness here yet you persist. That’s too bad. I’ve no choice at this point but to exclude you from further participation here. -ds
February 19, 2006 @ 9:26 am
Dave is just years ahead a them pointy-headed scientists:
|Good grief, Myers. This is a prime example why biologists aren’t qualified to recognize design. What you think you’re just discovering is something I recognized decades ago. The flagellum for example isn’t the sum of its proteins. While each individual protein is complex in its own right, the assembly instructions are the real specified complexity. Design engineers recognize that immediately and it’s taken you what, 20 years to begin catching on?|
Myers gets a clue. Will wonders never cease?
Filed under: Intelligent Design — DaveScot @ 5:17 am
Dave doesn't like scientists at all, he doesn't like people in general much better, but he's cool with animals:
|What exactly is the appearance of a soul and what makes you think a chimp is lacking in that department? Not that I disagree I just want to know how you arrive at these conclusions. As far as I’m concerned there are a lot of humans that have no soul. None whatsoever. Zilch. As cruel and heartless as any animal. Worse, because the human ostensibly has the capacity to know right from wrong. What other animals besides humans get any joy out of causing pain to other creatures? As far as animals resembling people in the soul category elephants might have us beat which I blogged about here. -ds |
February 21, 2006 @ 5:31 pm
Speaking in the third person, Dave explains why sending xmas letters to Michael Dell means he must be right about ID:
|He's written on Dembski's site that he was on the patent committee at Dell, a select group of a dozen top engineers, and reviewed something like 1000 patent abstracts submitted by employees for worthiness. I bet he was a real sweetheart to deal with. He seems to have made a career out of being a jerk but in all fairness he's been on the right side of every fight and how many of us have managed to get rich before we got gray hair working as engineers or scientists?|
Yeah, Dave hates him some scientists:
|Scientists are a tiny part of the population. They have failed miserably to convince a significant number of people that the NeoDarwinian story is true. The only thing left propping it up is that it enjoys legally enforced exclusivity in public schools. Judicial fiat is the only thing maintaining its exclusivity. If you think it’s so robust why not let it be taught? Surely no one will believe anything else. What are you so afraid of? -ds|
Dave hasn't even heard the *word* irony:
|It could take thousands and millions of years. Yes. It could also take forever plus one day. It could also happen in the first generation. The point is that NeoDarwinian theory makes no prediction about how many generations it should take. A theory that makes no verifiable or falsifiable predictions about macroevolutionary events isn't much of a theory. It's a just-so story about unpredictable, unrepeatable, unwitnessed events in the distant past. Why can't you accept that?|
This is too easy.
ID has nothing to do with religion, and obviously not right wing politics, either:
Dover is one small battle in one tiny corner of the country. <yawn> Wake me up when SCOTUS makes a ruling.
Conservative executive office - check
Conservative majority in house of representatives - check
Conservative majority in senate - check
Conservative majority in supreme court - replacement of one 86 year-old liberal justice and... checkaroony!
I can happily live with failures like that. Can you?
Dave gets all philosophical and shit:
|Did any of you ever stop to think that the ID/NeoDarwin clash might involve science, religion, and politics all at the same time?|
Good grief. The world isn't black and white.
Dave resorts to WERE YOU THERE with some alliteration on the side:
|How many generations should it take, Russell?|
How do you know it's more generations than we can possibly observe?
I know you can't answer those questions in a way that doesn't make you look stupid so I'll understand if you dodge them again.
The Five D's of Darwinism:
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!
Dave gambles that no one will call his bluff:
So I guess you don't want to bet on your so-called knowledge that I haven't taken any biology classes beyond high school. That's the first smart thing I've seen from you.
Dave levels with us for a second, then goes back to babbling:
|Whether ID is good science or not makes no difference. Nothing in the constitution says you can't teach bad science. A theory that supposes certain patterns in nature cannot be adequately explained without intelligent agency of some sort is not religion. Religions have scriptures, places of worship, clerics, moral codes, and a whole host of things that ID doesn't have. It isn't religion. That's a canard.|
"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