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To: Coyoteman
I find it ironic that the Discovery Institute has a lawyer, and an intern at that, busy flogging science. Don't you?

(Let me know when they make some discoveries.)

Mr. Dekat is not flogging anyone, he is reviewing a book by Cornelius G. Hunter. Maybe being a fanatic causes one's reading comprehension to drop?

Is reviewing a book you disagree with the same as flogging your favorite thing? Is Darwinism so weak it cannot stand up to criticism or ridicule? If so, then Darwinists have much in common with Mac users and other cultists. Maybe they come from the same evolutionary line?

I think a famous cult founder once said "Attack the attackers." Do Darwinists subscribe to this philosophy?

16 posted on 07/16/2007 5:37:48 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.)
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To: Duke Nukum
If so, then Darwinists have much in common with Mac users and other cultists.

Hey, I resemble that remark!
Macs rule!
18 posted on 07/16/2007 5:54:18 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Duke Nukum
Is Darwinism so weak it cannot stand up to criticism or ridicule? If so, then Darwinists have much in common with Mac users and other cultists.

I'm a Mac user too. Hmmmm.

Seriously, the Discovery Institute seems more like a PR firm devoted to pushing the anti-science religious philosophy known as ID, in hopes of replacing real science with a theistic science (see the quote from the Institute's Wedge Strategy, below).

That they are spending their money on fighting "materialism" (upon which science is based), rather than on making discoveries, is amusing to me--particularly given their name.

Also amusing to me is that when one has an overriding religious belief, it would seem the last thing one would want is new discoveries.

In fact, I think the Discovery Institute is actually against new discoveries. This is shown by the many articles they pump out denigrating science and its recent findings. We can often see these articles posted to these very threads.

Sorry, I don't have a very high opinion of the scientific acumen of the Discovery Institute.

From the Wedge Strategy: We are building on this momentum, broadening the wedge with a positive scientific alternative to materialistic scientific theories, which has come to be called the theory of intelligent design (ID). Design theory promises to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist worldview, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions.

Wedge Strategy


19 posted on 07/16/2007 6:09:58 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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