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Granville Sewell of UD

Let me rephrase that one :

In any debate on Intelligent Design, there is a question I have long wished to see posed to ID opponents: “If we DID discover some biological feature that was irreducibly complex, to your satisfication and to the satisfaction of all reasonable observers, would that justify the design inference?” (Of course, I believe we have found thousands of such features, but never mind that.)

If the answer is yes, we just haven’t found any such thing yet, then all the constantly-repeated philosophical arguments that “ID is not science” immediately fall. If the answer is no, then at least the lay observer will be able to understand what is going on here, that Darwinism is not grounded on empirical evidence but a philosophy.

As you point out, you believe that irreducible complex biological features exist. And that you found thousands of them.

That’s a comforting a priori for you maybe, but it remains an hypothesis. You should start proving that IC bio features exist, then start the discussion. For the moment, your thousands of them is just a measure of your ignorance of biology.

If people believing in ghosts can find one, and propose it to tests, that doesn’t make their actual quest a scientific approach, a science. It remains as much spiritual as Intelligent Design, isn’t it ?

Why one would accept your quest as scientific and not theirs ? Or do you ? There is no the slightest part of scientific approach in ID.

And a last question for the day’s idiot. Do you believe (also) sophisms could replace scientific inquiry ? I don’t think so.

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How many honorary doctorates does Judge Jones have now?:

« ID is the intellectual elite’s equivalent of leprosy. » 

write Dembski. You may just read : ID is the intellectual’s equivalent of leprosy. You don’t need scoring more then 100 90 in a IQ test to understand how IDiot ID is ;-)And other diseases of the same kind exist, say tuberculosis, isn’t Jean ?And by the way, to answer the titles question: not enough! 

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A small group of Wikipedia admins with a grudge against ID have been running amok with no oversight performing and/or allowing hatchet jobs on ID and its leaders. It’s long past time to expose what they’ve been doing. Wikipedia is far too popular and reliable source of information, especially for school children, to let this travesty of justice continue. (emphasis mine)

Another symptom of IDioty? Considering Wikipedia as a reliable source of information?. Popular and democratic maybe, and that’s the problem with DaveScot, he doesn’t support « collective voice » in a space where moderation isn’t equal to IDiots dictatorship.

Once more, whining Dave, once more low depth.

Denyse O’Leary:

Now, it’s unclear to me why the ID guys, who are mostly hard math and science types, should even want to hang out with these children of a lesser god. But my friend insisted on hearing the view from O’Leary’s Point, so here goes. (emphasis mine)

Hey, that’s news, ID guys as hard math and science types! Denyse is neither, but if she believe that IDiots are science types then we have a starting point to explain why she is pro-ID. Denyse, there is evidence against this particular belief of yours.

Denyse O’Leary:

Beyond that, all I really want to say nowadays is that the universe is either top down or bottom up. That is, either mind comes first and creates matter or matter comes first and creates mind. The evidence for bottom up is actually quite poor but Darwinism (from goo to zoo to you in a zillion easy steps) is the bottom-up creation story. Thus, getting Darwinism inserted in the school system, funded by the tax money of those who oppose it, is an enormous triumph for the materialist – especially when the genuine evidence base is so slender.(emphasis mine)

The evidence for bottom up isn’t poor, but let’s consider that this is the case for a moment. One have to compare with the alternatives, that is the top down, for which there is no evidence at all. That make bottom up infinitely more supported then top down, thus the better to teach to freshman.

Andrew Rowell:

It is a small step between calling any kind of creationist education “cultural deprivation” and “cultural impoverishment” to calling it “child abuse” as Richard Dawkins maintains.

OK then, let’s make a small step: creationist education is cultural deprivation and impoverishment and should be considered as child abuse, by law, and punished.
And let’s take another small step: if at philosophy classes the controversy is presented as an alternative to materialism why not present materialism as a controversy in religious gatherings? That should be.

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Pourquoi passer de l’ à l’ ? (note, est le fondateur et secrétaire général des deux structures)

Tort nous dit :

L’ est créée en 1995 – pour des raisons que l’on comprend mal, car rien apparemment ne la distingue de l’association antérieure []– afin de rassembler tous ceux (« adhérents, personnalités scientifiques, décideurs du public et du privé ») qui adhèrent au projet, suffisamment flou pour être fédérateur, de la « nouvelle vision du monde » que entend combiner avec la « rationalité scientifique ».

Je sais que la majorité des gens ne fait pas de relation entre 1995 et et 2468 n’évoque pas le sujet !
Or, 1995 est l’année de la publication du rapport 2468 fait au nom de la commission d’enquête sur les sectes !

Que feriez vous à la place des membres d’une association dont les objectifs étaient un peu trop proches des religions durant l’enquête de la commission ?
Vous ne monteriez pas une association toute fraîche avec des objectifs plus scientifiques juste pour le cas où ?

Mais ce n’est qu’une supposition, pourquoi Jean Staune n’expliquerait pas les motivations qui ont présidé à cette mutation ?

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respected, not anymore

Via RSR, reporting on « Who Was Adam? » by Dr. :

« Recent genetic and archeological (sic) findings show that human beings did not evolve from ape-like creatures, » contends internationally respected biochemist, Dr. Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana.

Maybe he was an « internationally respected biochemist », but not anymore. At least not as a biochemist.

There are choices that are difficult to make: being appreciated by fellows scientists, pairs, or be the author of a best-selling book. After all, in USA there is a majority of the clientèle believing that everything started with Adam and Eve; why not just tell them what they want to hear? It might/should be profitable 🙂

Then people do respect you, not the right ones, but a lot of them.

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X is impossible

1. X is impossible.
2. I think that X has happened.

Conclusion: Jesus did it! (or whatever)

by plunge, found here

Probably you have already imagined that this is in a comment concerning … himself! (drums roll) 🙂

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Quite easy to moderate a blog’s comments. Thus, whatever doesn’t fit your views cans be eliminated. of Uncommon Descent is an expert of this game.

CoComment limits his power, and the power of censure in general, as the comments of everybody can be preserved from moderation and publicly displayed, linked to the original post. All you have to do is create an account in CoComment and follow the instructions. The result is the creation of a page where your comments are displayed, whether DaveScot like them or not ! He can forget that one: Comment Policy 😉

Damn !

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