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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2007,21:24   

Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 20 2007,22:17)
Yes! :D

I did an Amazon review...

C'mon.  I'm half-lit and lazy.  Linky please, so I don't have to wade through a ton of tard.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2007,21:29   

Never mind.

ETA:

Quote (afarensis @ December 20, 2007)

As I say, I have not finished the book, but based on the four chapters I have read, their unfamiliarity with, and flat out distortions of, those scientific fields that I am familiar with indicate that this book is little more than a sophisticated, gussied up version of creationism. Or, more accurately, the book is a Jack Chick tract without the pictures.


Shazam.

Edited by Lou FCD on Dec. 20 2007,22:33

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2007,21:55   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Dec. 20 2007,22:24)
C'mon.  I'm half-lit and lazy.

People don't know that when you become AtBC moderator, you're given a magical amulet.

(It's a fifth of vodka duck-taped to a universal remote)

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2007,22:01   

Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 20 2007,21:17)
Yes! :D

I did an Amazon review...

What's more, it doesn't suck!  

Not that I expected it to, by any means. :D

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2007,22:02   

afarensis's blog is quite good.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2007,23:18   

Quote (someotherguy @ Dec. 20 2007,22:01)
Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 20 2007,21:17)
Yes! :D

I did an Amazon review...

What's more, it doesn't suck!  

Not that I expected it to, by any means. :D

I may have to use that in my signature  ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,06:42   

Given Dr. Dr. D's past embarrassments with fake names and book reviews on Amazon, Gil's suggestion seems a bit risky.  
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Amazon needs to implement a policy of requiring all reviewers to use their real names and provide proof of having personally purchased the book, otherwise, Amazon book reviews will lose all credibility in the future.

And DaveTard chimes in as well  
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I wrote a review on Amazon which should appear within the next 48 hours. It’ll be easy to spot. It’s the ONLY review that is neither 1 star or 5 star. I’ll leave y’all in suspense about what I wrote. You can read it when it gets posted there.


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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,06:54   

s/past/continuing/;

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,07:06   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Dec. 21 2007,07:54)
s/past/continuing/;

You may need to provide an exegesis of that.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,07:10   

In Perl,

$_ = "Given Dr. Dr. D's past embarrassments";
s/past/continuing/;
print $_;

Output: "Given Dr. Dr. D's continuing embarrassments"

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,07:31   

Thanks.  I never got into Perl, but I may find that particular snark rather useful.  It's a bit lot like the strikethrough technique.

ETA:

Only geekier.

:p

Edited by Lou FCD on Dec. 21 2007,08:31

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,08:35   

More unwitting embarrassments from the Dembskiists. On UD, Larry Fromanotherplanet comments  
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Because I thought that the book “Monkey Girl” was well written and well researched, my Amazon.com review of the book gave it four stars even though I disagreed with the book’s conclusions.

But did Larry read that book?  No! Last February, on FtKs blog, Larry admitted he only read the epilogue and the last chapter, and his review on Amazon reiterates that.

With friends like that, Dembski needs no more enemies.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,08:54   

In the discussions of the book, there's one that stands out
No middle ground here

Including this little titbit:
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 Mona Albano says:
Yes, it's sort of the reaction that one would get for a book called, "I was abudcted by little green men" when the commenters were the Abduction Survivors Group on the one hand and the Psychiatrists' Association on the other.


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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,09:08   

DaveScot's "review" is up
   
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Except for mine there are no reviews that are not 5 star or 1 star. Everyone evidently thinks the book is pure genius or utter trash. How unlikely. Also note there is a veritable flood of 1 star reviews that were posted on 20 December, 2007. What's up with that? Did George W. Bush declare December 20th as a national "Read Dembski and Review It On Amazon Day" or something? Again, a blatant indication of Amazon ratings being gamed.

I'll say this much about the book itself - any book with such a high sales rank at Amazon (currently around 2,000) that causes this much polarization in the reviews must be worth reading just to see for yourself what's in it that's causing so much controversy.


Odd how he fails to mention their own attempt to "game the system" by asking readers to vote up accurate reviews (nudge nudge).
So
   
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Except for mine there are no reviews that are not 5 star or 1 star.

Round of applause for DS! There's a good boy, good boy!
   
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Everyone evidently thinks the book is pure genius or utter trash.

No, the vast majority of people who have expressed an opinion have said utter trash. The vast majority of the people who expressed a positive opinion are  shills, or are otherwise affiliated with the publisher or the group behind the book.
   
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How unlikely.

Is that "unlikely" in the CSI requires 500 information bits, lifetime of the universe yada yada blah sense? Or "unlikely" as in the "we tried it and it backfired, so we're going to pretend that never happened and concentrate on PZ instead"?
   
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Also note there is a veritable flood of 1 star reviews that were posted on 20 December, 2007.

Why don't you just come out and say it you coward. People reading that review will either know what you are alluding to or not. If not, how will they know what you are talking about DS? That's your target audience right there! Missing a trick DS.
Also, DS, note the veritable flood of 5 star reviews before it was possible that many people even had the book. Odd how all who had it early liked it so very much.
   
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What's up with that?

Perhaps another "just so story", like about how ID explains whale evolution in detail.
   
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Did George W. Bush declare December 20th as a national "Read Dembski and Review It On Amazon Day" or something?

Perhaps he did. Or perhaps there was a reaction to your original attempt to game the system and unluckily for you it appears ID proponents are outnumbered many thousands to one.  
1,385 of 1,569 people found this negative review useful.
So next time think about how badly you are outnumbered DS. Think about why that is.
   
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Again, a blatant indication of Amazon ratings being gamed.

No, it's a blatant indication of your dishonestly. If the ratings had been going the way you wanted originally, as requested by O'Leary
   
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 O'Leary: But if you think that the information service that Bill Dembski has provided you here for years - out of his own resources - is worthwhile, go to Amazon and vote up the reviews that sound like the person has actually READ the book. Vote the others down.
Then would you be still complaining like the 10 year old you really are? I doubt it. It would have been a victory of the ordinary person over the darwinist scientists in their ivory towers. Except it didn't quite work out like that eh DS?
Lastly
 
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I'll say this much about the book itself - any book with such a high sales rank at Amazon (currently around 2,000) that causes this much polarization in the reviews must be worth reading just to see for yourself what's in it that's causing so much controversy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,09:29   

Brian Clevinger's books had about five times as many sales, going by his sales rank. I say this because he's only an internet (semi?)-celebrity anyway, and because he's the only other person whose Amazon sales rank I know of.

2000 is not THAT good a sales rank ... you might manage a second edition if you stay there a good long while, maybe.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,11:04   

John Kwok responds directly to DS' "review"
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As for your assertion that this is a book of "pure genius", then I have a bridge spanning Brooklyn and Manhattan that I wish to sell to you. I submit that that bridge is substantially more a work of "pure genius" than this worthless example of mendacious intellectual pornography.

Read the rest here

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,11:06   

I have NOT read the book, but I did manage to get a friend of mine snuck into one of Dembski's IDC bible classes at Southwester Bible Skool.

He snuck in a camera and managed to get these pictures for me:





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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,12:56   

Praise Jesus!  The snakes bit Dembski, yet they still live!

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2007,12:58   

At FTK's church they do that with pirahnas.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,00:48   

Holy crap! No wonder DaveScot gave DOL such a good review, here is footnote 45 in Chapter Five:


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45 How is it possible for different DNA sequences that map onto the same amino acid sequence to induce
different proteins? Computer engineer David Springer conjectures that "ribosomes process codons at different
rates when the codons differ only by a redundant nucleotide replacement." He offers the following
analogy for the effect this has on protein folding: "Think of the ribosome like a caulk gun producing a
bead consisting of amino acid polymers that fold as they come out of the gun. If the rate at which the
bead comes out changes, then the shape it folds into changes as well." He also considers the possibility
that "RNA molecules dependent on specific gene sequences alter the way the protein is processed after
the ribosome finishes producing it." See David Springer, "The Sound of the Neutral Theory Exploding,"
Uncommon Descent (December 23, 2006): published online at http://www.uncommondescent.com
/archives/1901 (last accessed January 11, 2007).
:O

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,06:24   

Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 23 2007,00:48)
Holy crap! No wonder DaveScot gave DOL such a good review, here is footnote 45 in Chapter Five:


 
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45 How is it possible for different DNA sequences that map onto the same amino acid sequence to induce
different proteins? Computer engineer David Springer conjectures that "ribosomes process codons at different
rates when the codons differ only by a redundant nucleotide replacement." He offers the following
analogy for the effect this has on protein folding: "Think of the ribosome like a caulk gun producing a
bead consisting of amino acid polymers that fold as they come out of the gun. If the rate at which the
bead comes out changes, then the shape it folds into changes as well." He also considers the possibility
that "RNA molecules dependent on specific gene sequences alter the way the protein is processed after
the ribosome finishes producing it." See David Springer, "The Sound of the Neutral Theory Exploding,"
Uncommon Descent (December 23, 2006): published online at http://www.uncommondescent.com
/archives/1901 (last accessed January 11, 2007).
:O

In other words, this book is as "extensively researched" as Explore Evolution, where toxicologist and DI fellow Paul Chien is quoted as an expert on some fossils which apparently reside in his basement...

Hopefully DT can expound on his caulk gun model of protein synthesis in a peer-reviewed paper soon. Maybe the reason he is being so quiet at UD is because he is hard at work in the super-duper double-secret DI molecular biology labs, with BA77 as his research assistant...

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,07:40   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Dec. 21 2007,12:06)

You and your materialistic preconceptions. As you can plainly see, Dembski's serpents are using intelligence to wind themselves into a pair of double helices. That just doesn't happen.

On a good day he gets to demonstrate the irreducible complexity evident in the production of venom. Many parts are involved, the removal of any one of which would render the system non-functional: venom gland, compressor muscle, primary venom duct, accessory gland, secondary venom duct, and fang (with venom canal), not to mention the exquisite, lightning fast motor coordination required for a strike and the deadly bioactive specificity of the venom.



You could've seen the whole God-ordained sequence: a pair of puncture marks, redness and swelling, severe pain, nausea and vomiting, labored breathing, disturbed vision, increased salivation and sweating, and ultimately the cessation of respiration. The Design of Life AND Death! Cool!

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,08:04   

Over on the UD thread,
Quote (dhogaza @ Dec. 23 2007,04:42)
If you haven't read this review at Amazon, you should.  It sums up the ID vs. science "controversy" beautifully.


It's worth posting in its entirety:

Quote (Dr. Eigenvalue @ December 15, 2007)
another roadside attraction,

The Mystery Spot is a tourist attraction located in Santa Cruz, California. It's considered Mysterious because it seems not to comply with the laws of gravity: One can stand upright on the wall or roll a ball uphill. The proprietors claim that the anti-gravity effects are due to an alien spaceship that is buried beneath the Spot.

The phenomena observed at the Mystery Spot are so completely unexpected that one has to consider the possibility that the Theory of Gravitation is incorrect. Indeed there is a great deal that is still not understood about gravitation, and fans of the Spot are quick to point out that scientists generally refuse to consider the influence of underground spaceships when formulating their theories. In response to this criticism, Newtonists point to the fact that The Theory of Gravitation has been tested successfully thousands of times, and that it routinely makes predictions that are verified.

The controversy between the Newtonists and the Underground Spaceship Theorists continues to simmer. The spaceship people have calculated that, even by generous estimates, the probability that all of the Mystery Spot phenomena could occur in 68 years (the Spot opened for business in 1939) is ludicrously small. So small that one could wait trillions of years and still not expect to observe a ball rolling up a hill without the influence of an Underground Spaceship. They suggest that Gravitation works well within certain limits beyond which buried spaceships need to be taken into account.

The Newtonists clearly feel threatened. Seeing their Theory under attack, they have been openly dismissive of the Underground Spaceship Theorists. Because they control the scientific journals and the schools, they have thus far been successful in preventing Spaceship Theory from entering the scientific mainstream. Recently a group of Newtonists actually travelled to the Mystery Spot, made some measurements, and determined that there actually was no gravitational anomaly! They claim that the area is simply positioned on an incline, which leads to a variety of optical illusions that render the Spaceship Theorists' calculations meaningless. Supporters of the Spaceship Theory have pointed out that the existence of the incline does not rule out the possibility that a spaceship is buried beneath the Spot.

Meanwhile the Mystery Spot continues to do brisk business. Neither the owners nor their customers are particularly interested in The Theory of Gravitation. For most people, underground spaceships are much more fun to think about, and the fact of the matter is that the ball really, really does look like it's rolling uphill.


It is indeed beautiful.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,09:20   

RB and if you don't have a victim, you can't have a deadly bite.  Absolutely Eerie-doucheable.

I call Design Inference!!!

Can you smell the science?

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,10:03   

Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 23 2007,00:48)
Holy crap! No wonder DaveScot gave DOL such a good review, here is footnote 45 in Chapter Five:


 
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45 How is it possible for different DNA sequences that map onto the same amino acid sequence to induce
different proteins? Computer engineer David Springer conjectures that "ribosomes process codons at different
rates when the codons differ only by a redundant nucleotide replacement." He offers the following
analogy for the effect this has on protein folding: "Think of the ribosome like a caulk gun producing a
bead consisting of amino acid polymers that fold as they come out of the gun. If the rate at which the
bead comes out changes, then the shape it folds into changes as well." He also considers the possibility
that "RNA molecules dependent on specific gene sequences alter the way the protein is processed after
the ribosome finishes producing it." See David Springer, "The Sound of the Neutral Theory Exploding,"
Uncommon Descent (December 23, 2006): published online at http://www.uncommondescent.com
/archives/1901 (last accessed January 11, 2007).
:O

Wouldn't it be neat if DaveScot and Telic Thinker joy got together and whipped up a quantum caulk theory of everything?

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,10:42   

Quote (Art @ Dec. 23 2007,10:03)
Wouldn't it be neat if DaveScot and Telic Thinker joy got together and whipped up a quantum caulk theory of everything?

Can it even be considered caulk or even caulk-like when it's so small it's been dubbed "quantum"?

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,11:10   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Dec. 23 2007,06:24)
Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 23 2007,00:48)
Holy crap! No wonder DaveScot gave DOL such a good review, here is footnote 45 in Chapter Five:


   
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45 How is it possible for different DNA sequences that map onto the same amino acid sequence to induce
different proteins? Computer engineer David Springer conjectures that "ribosomes process codons at different
rates when the codons differ only by a redundant nucleotide replacement." He offers the following
analogy for the effect this has on protein folding: "Think of the ribosome like a caulk gun producing a
bead consisting of amino acid polymers that fold as they come out of the gun. If the rate at which the
bead comes out changes, then the shape it folds into changes as well." He also considers the possibility
that "RNA molecules dependent on specific gene sequences alter the way the protein is processed after
the ribosome finishes producing it." See David Springer, "The Sound of the Neutral Theory Exploding,"
Uncommon Descent (December 23, 2006): published online at http://www.uncommondescent.com
/archives/1901 (last accessed January 11, 2007).
:O

In other words, this book is as "extensively researched" as Explore Evolution, where toxicologist and DI fellow Paul Chien is quoted as an expert on some fossils which apparently reside in his basement...

Hopefully DT can expound on his caulk gun model of protein synthesis in a peer-reviewed paper soon. Maybe the reason he is being so quiet at UD is because he is hard at work in the super-duper double-secret DI molecular biology labs, with BA77 as his research assistant...

I'm surprised Dembski didn't cite the DaveScot thread with the infamous haploid error...

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2007,13:06   

Quote (afarensis @ Dec. 23 2007,12:10)
I'm surprised Dembski didn't cite the DaveScot thread with the infamous haploid error...

...or the "Praying Marines Design Inference".

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2007,08:19   

This was up this moring on Amazon:

The most helpful favorable review

2nd Best Book Ever, December 23, 2007
By  The Spinozanator

I must reluctantly admit, I was teetering on the brink of being seduced by Satan's evil theory of evolution. Then I read Dembski's and Wells's inspired book, which ranks right up there with astrology in exposing science and its ridiculous reliance on evidence and the outdated fuddy duddy scientific method; instead of the Bible and other privileged sources.

None of my friends down at the Church of the Divine Sepulchre of Spiritual Holiness believe in that stupid ape story either. Among the high spots in this fine book was the sensitive support given in the bibliography to Santa Claus, Mother Goose, and the Stork. Those 100% of Nobel prize winners and 99% of other scientists who believe evolution's hogwash are most certainly going straight to Hell. Top Notch!


Ok....which one of you is this????  This was great!!!

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2007,08:42   

Quote (Steverino @ Dec. 24 2007,08:19)
This was up this moring on Amazon:

The most helpful favorable review

2nd Best Book Ever, December 23, 2007
By  The Spinozanator

I must reluctantly admit, I was teetering on the brink of being seduced by Satan's evil theory of evolution. Then I read Dembski's and Wells's inspired book, which ranks right up there with astrology in exposing science and its ridiculous reliance on evidence and the outdated fuddy duddy scientific method; instead of the Bible and other privileged sources.

None of my friends down at the Church of the Divine Sepulchre of Spiritual Holiness believe in that stupid ape story either. Among the high spots in this fine book was the sensitive support given in the bibliography to Santa Claus, Mother Goose, and the Stork. Those 100% of Nobel prize winners and 99% of other scientists who believe evolution's hogwash are most certainly going straight to Hell. Top Notch!


Ok....which one of you is this????  This was great!!!


Ha!  I was just going to post this exact same post, and you beat me to it!  Either this proves that Great Minds Think Alike, or it's another Freakin' Christmas Miracle and all credulous readers should send their life savings to us.  

I'm in killing time in the office, then OUT!, so the best to all, and to all a good night.

What a great review@!

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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

  
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