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filthy
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Posted - 08/08/2009 :  07:47:58  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I enjoy a little challenge, now & again as do we all. So, when one of UD's moderators posted this bit of rabidity, I taken him up on it.
If You Want Good Science, Who Better to Ask Than Barret Brown?
Clive Hayden
Barrett Clown, oh pardon me, Barrett Brown, thinks he makes an argument against ID by humor and satire alone here at The Huffington Post. He is, after all, to be taken deadly seriously, he's written for National Lampoon for goodness sakes and written a book about Dodo birds. Not really, Dodo birds were really just straw men, or, more accurately, scare crows. If satire counts for argument, then my blog post has done the same job that Barrett's has. Revel in the irony that Barret would write about “bits of information” to prove his point;
[snippity-snip]
Barrett, you want to discuss information theory? I reckon a good penchant for satire gives all the credentials necessary. No, certainly not, you are right, bits of information are no longer compartmentalized like so many scattered VHS tapes and gothic rock albums liner notes, they are compartmentalized in the DNA sequence in such a way that no VHS tape or liner note, however organized, could ever accomplish. No intelligence here folks, I mean, with Barrett, that is. Seriously, he is seriously serious in his satire, which is really just a way to be covertly passive/aggressive, nothing insincere here folks. If this counts for argument, then I am arguing by the same, and this post should be counted as just as valid. I'm intentionally avoiding much real argument and focusing on satire to prove a point, and the point is to expose the absurdity by being absurd in the same way. This guy cracks me up like we were in highschool. Except, I never liked guys like him in highschool, and have even less patience with them now. Hey Barret, try to dig up some stuff on me buddy, for nothing proves an argument more than mockery and character assassination.


I think yer a fucking quack, Clive!
Our Team of Osteopaths
All osteopaths working in the practice have undergone a minimum of four years full time training and are members of the General Osteopathic Council (GosC).
Clive and Liz Hayden are the 'senior partners' in the practice.

Clive Hayden MSCC, MSc (Ost) D.O .
Clive studied Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy in London, graduating in 1977 and attained a Master of Science degree in Osteopathy at the University of Greenwich in 2001. Clive teaches with the Sutherland Cranial College in the UK and has taught in Australia, America, France and Belgium. He has a strong interest in paediatric osteopathy.

And what pray, is osteopathy? Our good friend, Robert T. Caroll has the scoop on it.
osteopathy

Osteopathy is a medical practice based on the theory that diseases are due chiefly to loss of structural integrity which can be restored to harmony or equilibrium by manipulation. The manipulation allegedly allows the body to heal itself. Osteopaths use manipulation for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), a Civil War surgeon in the Union army, is credited with discovering osteopathy as an alternative to the medical practices common in his day, practices which failed to save his three children from spinal meningitis. Still became convinced that he could cure dise

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