Skip to comments.The Coulter Hoax: How Ann Coulter Exposed the Intelligent Design Movement
Posted on 03/31/2007 1:48:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
In the summer of 2006, I heard that a new book called Godless presented an insightful and devastating criticism of the theory of evolution. Although I learned that its author, Ann Coulter, is not a scientist but a lawyer turned author and TV pundit, she nevertheless appeared to be an intelligent and well-educated person, so I started reading. At first I was puzzled. There did not seem to be anything new; only tired and outdated antievolution arguments involving moths, finches, and fruit flies. But it wasn't until Coulter dusted off the old Piltdown man story that I suddenly realized: it was a hoax! And it was brilliant...
(Excerpt) Read more at talkreason.org ...
Hope all is well.
Actually he doesn't - the whole piece is an attack on Coulter's idiocy through satire of his own.
From their site (notice the openness to debate and discussion of the issues)
Call for Papers
TalkReason provides a forum for the publication of papers with well-thought out arguments against creationism, intelligent design, and religious apologetics.
Papers whose goal is to promote creationism, Intelligent Design, irreducible complexity, the compatibility of the Bible with science, and religious apologetics, exegesis or papers arguing against established scientific theories such as the evolution theory will not be accepted.
I'd never heard of this site until today. I saw this posted at another board and thought that people here would be interested in it.
The article was originally published by Skeptical Inquirer.
Gosh, how shocking and evil - a website devoted to promoting a certain point of view.
So I'm guessing if I send papers promoting evolution to http://www.answersingenesis.org they'll be happy to publish them?
I'll actually read a book before I'll go out on a limb and make comments about it. Despite my busy schedule, I had read the entire book during the first week that it was available.
A number of FReepers last Summer were chastising Ann Coulter for expressing her opinions on this matter clearly without ever having read what she wrote.
Anyhow, Ann was not being tongue in cheek with her sections on Evolutionary Theory being taught as if it were Scientific fact in schools.
She was calling people out to defend their views.
Most of the FReepers who disagreed with her back in those threads had obviously not read her book. That was where the irony truly was. People made up their minds without viewing all of the evidence.
I never understood the either-or philosophy either.
I think it's a matter of -- for lack of a better term -- a tipping point. Once the complexity of the brain a certain group of primates reached a certain point, a whole range of mental abilities -- including, perhaps, something to do with the soul -- developed.
I'd say the leanest meanest RINO exposer of all time..
Exposed another one..
I don't understand your post.
LOL. The whole thing is completely over my head, Jo.
I don't think Coulter is smart enough to write convoluted satire.
It would certainly be lost on her target audience.
"The primates that are around today, Gorillas, Chimps, Orangutans, seem to have all survived when Cro-magnon, Neaderthals have not yet Cro-Magnons and Neaderthals were supposedly smarter than all those primates yet they died off."
And we're supposed to believe that only one tribe of apes started evolving after migrating out of the woods of Africa and into the grasslands hundreds of millions of years ago. And of course, this process never repeated itself at a later point in time. In reality, the process should be ongoing. We should see transitional Ape-Like creatures today from Apes that migrated to grasslands, say, 10 million years ago. At some point over the course of hundreds of millions of years the process would repeat itself at a later point in time.
Like my brother was telling me, it all comes down to memory. The amount that humans can memorize is insane, it`s just impossible. There is something else at work there. There are tons of animals who have bigger brains, more "folds" yet you don`t see them memorizing to the extent of humans. By the time you finish reading this, it will be one more in billions of things you have memorized, yet the brain you have is a tad larger than your clenched fist. It`s impossible, there is something else involved. Like you said, it`s the soul, something that is out of phsyical limitations that is responsible.
In actuality they regularly interact with letters and papers that are negative...and they are posted.
Thank goodness you did not pick a picture of Johnny Winter.
>> "Intelligent Design and Mathematical Statistics: A Troubled Alliance. Submitted, 2007"
It gets better when mathematicians engage in satire. Of course Olofsson's foundation of reason is based on the theories that underpin the ideal discipline of mathematics. Is it any coincidence the tools of mathematics are to us disposed or is the science of numbers something that evolves and is merely a petal to the fruits of one's ego?
Unfortunately for Olofsson, nothing exists in his scientific realm that provides the methods to either prove or disprove any theory of state other than the one he's currently experiencing or expressing.
Cute ... :-) ... but the organization of it with a claim counter-claim was quite effective. Maybe we need a media-wiki site to crate such a debunking mechanism.
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