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filthy
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Posted - 08/09/2009 :  14:21:14  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How come we hardly ever get any of these guys? I mean, most of us are about as hostile toward ID as it gets in here.
So that's where some of our trolls come from…
Category: Creationism
Posted on: August 9, 2009 1:59 PM, by PZ Myers

Bill Dembski's Intelligent Design course at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has some interesting course requirements.

provide at least 10 posts defending ID that you've made on "hostile" websites, the posts totalling 2,000 words, along with the URLs (i.e., web links) to each post (worth 20% of your grade).

Another 20% of the grade comes from the development of a Sunday School lesson plan.

The whole course page is a rich vein of absurdity. Have fun mining it!
I think Dembski should give big-time, extra credit to any student posting at SFN. He/she will have earned it and I'll give a personal recommendation.




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HalfMooner
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Posted - 08/09/2009 :  14:42:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dembski:

...provide at least 10 posts defending ID that you've made on “hostile” websites, the posts totalling 2,000 words, along with the URLs (i.e., web links) to each post (worth 20% of your grade
Oh, dear. Isn't "the Isaac Newton of Information Theory" eager to send the students who are under his thumb to attack pro-science web sites? What a brave general he is, sitting in his classroom, ordering his lambs to the slaughter! He's clearly got the concept of "leading from the rear" down pat, as he also showed when he canceled his testimony in the Dover Trial. What a craven IDiot.

Poor students. They are being told to read a selected review of Dawkins' The God Delusion, but not the book itself. I hope it occurs to some of them to read Dawkins' own words in context.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Ricky
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  07:52:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
His critical thinking exam starts out pretty good, but then takes several turns for the worst.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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astropin
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  09:28:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a Über Moron.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
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Dave W.
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  18:47:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Follow-up from PZ: Intelligent Design Supporters Strictly Ridiculed

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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Dave W.
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Posted - 08/11/2009 :  08:47:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From one of the guys at AtBC comes this image, with the suggestion that it get posted on every site to which Dembski's students can make posts for grades:


- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 08/11/2009 :  09:14:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

From one of the guys at AtBC comes this image, with the suggestion that it get posted on every site to which Dembski's students can make posts for grades:


It's so nice to help students.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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astropin
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USA
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Posted - 08/11/2009 :  09:37:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

From one of the guys at AtBC comes this image, with the suggestion that it get posted on every site to which Dembski's students can make posts for grades:





This amuses me greatly.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
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