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Google Search Trends Show Danes, Australians, Canada Interested in Intelligent Design
Google Search ID Trend History ^ | 06/16/2006

Posted on 06/16/2006 10:49:26 AM PDT by SirLinksalot

Just out of curiosity, I did a little research about Google trends to see which countries other than the USA are interested in the issue of Intelligent Design vs. Evolution.

SEE THE RESULT HERE :

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Intelligent+Design&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all

Now, Click on the “regions” tab.

What is interesting is... it shows that our good ally in the War on Terror, Australia has about half the searches for Intelligent Design that we do.

But please note that Australia’s population is about 20 million. The USA on the other hand has about 280 million people.

This shows that Australia's INTEREST for ID is about 6 times more per person than the USA.

And note Denmark has only 5 million people. This means that the Danes are 20 times more interested in ID than Americans.

Interest on ID is more and more growing in Europe even in presence of a growing secularist tide.

The top 10 countries where ID is being searched for are :

USA AUSTRALIA DENMARK CANADA NETHERLANDS SWEDEN UK INDIA BELGIUM GERMANY

In the USA, the top 10 cities that are interested in ID are :

1. PHILADELPHIA

2. Washington, DC USA

3. St Louis, MO USA

4. Seattle, WA USA

5. Portland, OR USA

6. Denver, CO USA

7. Austin, TX USA

8. Minneapolis, MN USA

9. San Francisco, CA USA

10. Chicago, IL USA


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: angryevos; areyoudembski; crevolist; enoughalready; gogglebigbrother; google; id; idjunkscience; ignoranceisstrength; intelligentdesign; junkscience; pavlovian; plagiarism; topten; youngearthcultists
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1 posted on 06/16/2006 10:49:31 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: SirLinksalot

The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.


2 posted on 06/16/2006 11:00:16 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: SirLinksalot

End of the world.


3 posted on 06/16/2006 11:47:54 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: SirLinksalot
Why are you plagiarizing Dumbski's bad math?
4 posted on 06/16/2006 11:56:59 AM PDT by balrog666 (There is no freedom like knowledge, no slavery like ignorance. - Ali ibn Ali-Talib)
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To: SirLinksalot

Of course, it could also mean that people around the world are curious about the ongoing dumbification of the US citizenry - much like watching a slow train wreck.


5 posted on 06/16/2006 11:59:18 AM PDT by blowfish
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To: blowfish

Couldn't it be both?


6 posted on 06/16/2006 12:09:38 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: SirLinksalot
I found a very strange coincidence. Yesterday evening, Doctor William Dembski on his Uncommon Descent posted the exact same thing you did.

And you know what is even stranger? You both did the same thing and you both made the same mistake. The Google search is already normalized. It is not correct to divide by the population again. So, people in other countries seem to be less interested in Intelligent Design than we in America are.

It's a shame he made that mistake, because he has a mathmatics Ph.D., and now people think he doesn't know any mathmatics. Also,the evolutionists are making fun of him. Anyone, even a brilliant mind like Doctor Dembski, can make a mistake.

But why didn't you give Doctor Dembski credit even though his math is all wrong?

7 posted on 06/16/2006 12:11:03 PM PDT by HayekRocks
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To: HayekRocks

Maybe Sirlinksalot is Dembski. That would account for not only the bad math but the failure to attribute...


8 posted on 06/16/2006 12:33:36 PM PDT by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: SirLinksalot

Plagarism AND statistical ignorance all in one tidy package.

How convenient.


9 posted on 06/16/2006 12:35:09 PM PDT by Condorman (Prefer infinitely the company of those seeking the truth to those who believe they have found it.)
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To: Junior
Maybe Sirlinksalot is Dembski.

You're right. I retract my charge of plagarism pending positive identification of the poster in question.

10 posted on 06/16/2006 12:36:47 PM PDT by Condorman (Prefer infinitely the company of those seeking the truth to those who believe they have found it.)
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To: HayekRocks
But why didn't you give Doctor Dembski credit even though his math is all wrong?

I once had a creationist claim he was "working really hard" on a math proof that evolution was impossible. He kept promising to post it when he was done. Finally, after about a week, he posted the biggest load of manure I'd ever seen up to that point. And a Google search swiftly revealed that he had plagiarized it from some idiotic creationist website. When "his" work was exposed as being ripped off from another idiot, he vanished. So some creationists can be shamed.

11 posted on 06/16/2006 12:38:14 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: Junior; SirLinksalot

If so . . . Mr. Dembski, you should be ashamed of the way you misled Ms. Coulter!


12 posted on 06/16/2006 12:44:53 PM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: Junior
Maybe Sirlinksalot is Dembski. That would account for not only the bad math but the failure to attribute...

That's gonna leave a mark.

13 posted on 06/16/2006 12:50:11 PM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: PatrickHenry
So some creationists can be shamed.

Nah, they just get recycled under different screen names.

14 posted on 06/16/2006 12:52:19 PM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: ahayes; SirLinksalot; Junior
If so . . . Mr. Dembski, you should be ashamed of the way you misled Ms. Coulter!

If so, this could be a very long and interesting thread.

15 posted on 06/16/2006 1:00:11 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death--Heinlein)
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To: SirLinksalot

I'm actually surprised the interest isn't higher in Australia considering they have some of the more outspoken creationists there. But I guess they're more YEC and less ID, which, when it isn't being a YEC front, is more TE inclined.


16 posted on 06/16/2006 1:00:25 PM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: Junior

A lot of crickets in the background. Do you suppose the Panda got his thumb?


17 posted on 06/16/2006 1:03:59 PM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: SirLinksalot

The site linked exhibits some truly amusing errors of mathematics. Whoever wrote the original must have the benefit of a public school education. The author seems not to understand the term "normalization." It's a common failing among journalists.


18 posted on 06/16/2006 1:06:57 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: HayekRocks

Gosh, I better enroll at University of Chicago to add some lines to my CV. Even a comp geek like me should be able to get a Math PhD, especially since I already know the really complicated stuff - like normalization. *rolls eyes*


19 posted on 06/16/2006 1:08:07 PM PDT by anguish (while science catches up.... mysticism!)
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To: js1138

I noticed that too. You don't suppose we bracketed with the first salvo and scored a hit on the second?


20 posted on 06/16/2006 1:18:36 PM PDT by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: PatrickHenry
Doctor William Dembski is not a Creationist. He is an Intelligent Design Theorist. He is probably a very busy man and does not have time to check all of his mathmatics.

Do you think he is FReeper Sir Linksalot? That would be awesum.

21 posted on 06/16/2006 1:23:23 PM PDT by HayekRocks
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To: HayekRocks
He is probably a very busy man and does not have time to check all of his mathmatics.

Then he should hire some college kid to do it for him!

What Hayek, btw? Selma Hayek?

22 posted on 06/16/2006 1:26:51 PM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: js1138
Inspired by this thread, "Just out of curiosity, I did a little" poetry writing to see what I could come up with -- entirely on my own, you understand. What do you think?
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

23 posted on 06/16/2006 1:27:55 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: PatrickHenry

Throw in something about a bird and Greek mythology and I think it could really work.


24 posted on 06/16/2006 1:28:35 PM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: js1138
That's gonna leave a mark.

It's a good identification that insults both parties identified as each other!

25 posted on 06/16/2006 1:30:38 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: PatrickHenry
You STOLE that! Along with my luggage!
26 posted on 06/16/2006 1:32:49 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro

If Dembski abandons his site to post as an ID advocate on FR, it will raise the average IQ of both undertakings.

After normalization.


27 posted on 06/16/2006 1:35:10 PM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: ahayes
What Hayek, btw? Selma Hayek?

Selma is very beautiful and just as talented as former Latin American actress Carmen Miranda. Did you know she speaks four languages and is Cathlic. I would like to post a sexy picture like a lot of FReepers do but I havent figured out how to do that yet.

28 posted on 06/16/2006 1:40:55 PM PDT by HayekRocks
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To: SirLinksalot
Wow! It's really encouraging to know that there are people in other countries who are as willfully ignorant as some folks in Philly, DC, and San Fran... I just hope those people across the pond aren't as faulty in their math as you are!
29 posted on 06/16/2006 1:46:40 PM PDT by shuckmaster (An oak tree is an acorns way of making more acorns)
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To: shuckmaster

I wonder how the Islamic countries stack up.


30 posted on 06/16/2006 2:39:46 PM PDT by Virginia-American
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To: HayekRocks
I have the famous picture of Carmen Miranda and Cesar Romero dancing. If you know how to use Google, you can have it too.

But there's no way I'm posting THAT one here.

31 posted on 06/16/2006 2:51:36 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro
Amusingly enough. Dembski could have absolutely quelled all problems and commentary by just noting that his first posting was in error, relatively speaking; made the correction, and continued. Of course, like all creationists, he is unable to ever admit to a mistake (even in arithmetic) and thus continues to burrow into mathematical inanity.
32 posted on 06/16/2006 4:38:41 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Amusingly enough. Dembski could have absolutely quelled all problems and commentary by just noting that his first posting was in error, relatively speaking; made the correction, and continued. Of course, like all creationists, he is unable to ever admit to a mistake (even in arithmetic) and thus continues to burrow into mathematical inanity.

Make that complete inanity - he's a parody of himself.

33 posted on 06/16/2006 4:40:55 PM PDT by balrog666 (There is no freedom like knowledge, no slavery like ignorance. - Ali ibn Ali-Talib)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Why do they always do that even when it's OBVIOUS they screwed up?
34 posted on 06/16/2006 4:57:54 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro

Especially when it's not that massive a mistake, just carelessness (or at least could be passed off as carelessness).


35 posted on 06/16/2006 5:00:43 PM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
From his blog, all I can see so far is that at least two replies have pointed out the problem and Dembski has not responded. Is there more somewhere?
36 posted on 06/16/2006 5:07:48 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro
From his blog, all I can see so far is that at least two replies have pointed out the problem and Dembski has not responded. Is there more somewhere?

I recall hearing about a similar episode. In that case, the embarrassing material just vanished, and was never mentioned again. It never happened. Save this one if it matters to you, because if things run true to course, this too will cease to exist.

37 posted on 06/16/2006 5:15:05 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: ahayes; VadeRetro; longshadow; PatrickHenry
If I've seen this behavior once, I've seen it 1720 times.
38 posted on 06/16/2006 5:17:30 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: PatrickHenry
... this too will cease to exist.

Of course, this thread will exist. But in the case of the lead article, it was ... well [cough, cough] an independent discovery.

39 posted on 06/16/2006 5:17:50 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: PatrickHenry
Note that I said "at least two replies" when the number is three. That's because some of us have the secret understanding that the number after two is two.
40 posted on 06/16/2006 5:21:59 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro

Poor Pierre ... all those bridges ...


41 posted on 06/16/2006 5:30:20 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Of course, like all creationists, he is unable to ever admit to a mistake (even in arithmetic) and thus continues to burrow into mathematical inanity.

As one of the Panda's Thumbers noted, he HAS posted two longish posts since then and pushed the Google-gaffe far down the page. Maybe he's just going to ignore it away.

42 posted on 06/16/2006 5:55:31 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro
Maybe he's just going to ignore it away.

Yes, but what about the pathetic plagiarism of that blunder on this thread? Will that get ignored away too?

43 posted on 06/16/2006 6:03:36 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: SirLinksalot

I'd settle for half-way smart, myself.


44 posted on 06/16/2006 6:05:45 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: PatrickHenry
Absolutely, yes.
45 posted on 06/16/2006 6:08:48 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: SirLinksalot

Never trust the Communist Google.


46 posted on 06/17/2006 7:19:24 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: PatrickHenry
One day later and this thread isn't on any one of at least three creo pinglists. They aren't spreading the good news!?
47 posted on 06/17/2006 7:47:48 AM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro
One of the problems with plagiarism is that the only people tempted to do it are stupid people trying to appear to be intelligent; and stupid people are often too stupid to know that the stuff they're plagiarizing is stupid stuff.

Well, it's not a total loss. To his fellow fools, a plagiarist may indeed appear to be intelligent, because how is a fool to know the difference? However to the people a plagiarist is attempting to impress, plagiarism is a complete failure; because by committing the act of plagiarism, the plagiarist has added to his catalog of defects -- now he can be scorned for bad character, which is infinitely worse than mere stupidity.

48 posted on 06/17/2006 8:20:44 AM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: PatrickHenry
But you can always claim there's NO PROOF you didn't just happen to write the same words yourself.
49 posted on 06/17/2006 8:28:27 AM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: VadeRetro
But ... think of the odds! Why, it's likelier that a tornado in a junkyard would produce a 747 than that two monkeys would both type the same nonsense. By this iron logic, which is so often seen around here, I'd have to go with the plagiarism theory.
50 posted on 06/17/2006 8:44:53 AM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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