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filthy
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  04:21:55  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Why are scietists doing such a poor job of refuting ID to the public? Are they a flock of dodos, too slow and clumsey to avoid a hungry sailor's club?

quote:
Darwin Day puts spotlight on intelligent design
'Flock of Dodos' sparks debate

By AUBREY COHEN
P-I REPORTER

Evolutionary biologist turned filmmaker Randy Olson wishes his former colleagues were more like intelligent design proponents at the Discovery Institute in Seattle.

"I admire them for their communication skills," Olson said recently. "It's frustrating that the science world is so deeply stuck in the mud."

And Darwin's Day is all but upon us. I myself, plan an evolutionary fishing trip where I will, hopefully, get to observe the transition of a stripped bass from fish to filet, to main course. During these observations, I shall reflect upon Intelligent Design and wonder at the perfidity of the creationists who claim that, basically, doing science is all a matter of faith. They even have an , available laboratory here on earth, as well as a Big One beyond the sky (which is actually a pretty good, rethorical twist invoking all sorts of grandoise imaginings. A pity science is so hobbled by verifiable facts, as not to be able to intentionally invoke miraculous fantasia).

I wonder what they're cooking up in that lab, the ground-bound one that is, as if I didn't already have a pretty good idea... Or maybe they're just frying fish.



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Edited by - filthy on 02/08/2007 04:25:02

Starman
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  07:34:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
Bah!

Easily refuted by the genius scientist at the Discovery Institute:

http://www.hoaxofdodos.com/


"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  14:39:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Oh I so agree. Remember my thread on, "ID, we're asking the wrong question"?
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filthy
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  16:01:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Here's AiGs take on it:
quote:
Churches in praise of … Darwin!
Over 580 churches to participate in “Evolution Sunday” this weekend

by Ken Ham and Mark Looy, AiG–U.S.

February 8, 2007

Editor's note: We are reposting a 2006 article (originally appearing February 6, 2006) to point out once again that hundreds of churches are gearing up to celebrate—yes—“Evolution Sunday” this weekend (February 11). These “Evolution Sundays” are held near the time of Charles Darwin's birthday (February 12).

AiG has taken last year's article and altered it below in order to better relate to 2007's “Evolution Sunday”; for example, we have deleted a section about atheist/evolutionist Richard Dawkins and his 2006 TV special. (The full article, unaltered since its posting, is In praise of Darwin this Sunday … in hundreds of churches!)

This weekend, 586 congregations (at last count) in all 50 U.S. states—representing a variety of denominations—will attempt to show their congregations that religion and evolution are compatible. In a related project over the years, the organizers of “Evolution Sunday” have engaged in an effort called “The clergy letter project.” They have gathered more than 10,000 names of pastors sympathetic to evolution. Many of these pastors have even uploaded sermon outlines to a special website so that other like-minded, pro-evolution pastors can find assistance in crafting their own sermon to present to their people. (In fact, north on Interstate 71 from AiG-U.S.'s headquarters, a pastor in Ohio has posted a sermon in which he declares that if we do not acknowledge evolution, then we are not giving God the full credit for creation!

It continues, this retread of a rant, to cover everything from homosexuality to abortion, pretty much blaming it all on atheistic ambitions.
quote:
At the same time, atheists take glee when they see the clergy supporting evolution. They usually see such church compromise as a step towards atheism, for they expect that the next generation in the church will probably see the inconsistency of the clergy's beliefs—and they will soon give up the Bible altogether.

Thankfully, even though thousands of clergy have compromised, there are thousands who have “not bowed the knee to Baal.” We are finding more and more pastors who are standing up for the authority of the Word, including those whom the Lord has prompted to use creation resources to equip the church to defend the Christian faith against the onslaughts of evolutionary humanism.

Interesting that Ham and Looy couldn't come up with a new bleat, rather than digging through the archives. It sorta smacks of lazyness -- or a lack of imagination...




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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