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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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PZ Meyers PZ Meyer PZ Meier PZ Myers, posted about the motion presented by on october 2006.It may be more interesting to visit the Report of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education (Rapporteur ).

Et en français, cadeau de Pangolina. Merci m’dame.

About France, where I hang, there are two entries :

57. The Harun Yahya offensive: In early 2007, the Turkish creationist Harun Yahya sent his work entitled “The Atlas of Creation” to a very large number of French schools and resource centres. In response, the Minister of Education, Gilles de Robien, called on chief education officers to ensure that this book « which does not correspond to the content of the curricula drawn up by the Ministry, is not available at school resource centres”. Hervé LeGuyader, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Paris VI, was tasked by the General National Education Inspectorate with producing a detailed analysis of this atlas. He considers the book to be “Much more dangerous than the previous creationist initiatives, which were often of Anglo-Saxon origin”. He believes that the lavishness of the work and the method employed by the author could “prove highly effective in the case of an uninformed public. He also finds that the scientific content of this book is “pathetically inadequate”. “The Atlas of Creation” has also been sent to many journalists.58. The (): The UIP, an association set up under the Law of 1901, was established in 1995 to replace the , which was founded in 1989 to succeed the . Supported at the beginning by a number of prestigious companies, it has gradually been abandoned by its sponsors owing to the suspicions of raised against it. It is actively working on the introduction of spirituality into the sciences and society and is also said to be very closely allied to the American intelligent design movement. The transmission on ARTE in October 2005 of the Thomas Johnson documentary Homo sapiens, a new history of Man was, incidentally, very controversial in France. It seems to have been very largely inspired by the work of , who is responsible for research at the National Scientific Research Centre CNRS, is attached to the Paris Natural History Museum and was at that time a member of the UIP’s scientific council. The documentary was accused of conveying a neocreationist message and helping the UIP’s cause.

Now, if you go thought the document and you aren’t crying with the pitiful situation of Europe maybe you come from outer space. Or USA, almost the same ;-)Organizations such as the European University of Paris (largely financed by the ) should trigger much more reactions by the academia IMHO. , founder and general secretary of the UIP, recently published a fabulous book (in a few month available in the USA, probably via the JTF editions) a collection of « everything you should not teach in a biology classroom » (there is more then biology, but I’ll keep commenting just this part). Local reactions = zero.I don’t think the book is a best seller, but I suppose that at least a dozen of academics should have blog about it demonstrating the errors on which Staune builds it’s logical illusions to claim that science made more probable the existence of gods. I suppose the immune system of rationalists in Europe is dormant. And hope that it will be boosted after the voting of the resolution.I would like to thank those who participated in the redaction of the text, and let’s spread their names :

Members of the Committee: Mr Jacques (Chairman), Baroness Hooper, Mr Wolfgang Wodarg, Mrs Anne , (Vice-Chairpersons), Mr Hans Ager, Mr Toomas Alatalu, Mr. Kornél , Mr Lars Barfoed, Mr Rony Bargetze, Mr Lars , Mrs Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc (Alternate: Mr ), Mr Radu Mircea Berceanu, Mr Levan Berdzenishvili, Mrs Oksana Bilozir, Mrs Maria Luisia Boccia (Alternate: Mr Stefano ), Mrs Margherita Boniver, Mr Ioannis Bougas, Mr Osman Coşkunoğlu, Mr Vlad Cubreacov, Mr Ivica Dačić, Mrs Maria , Mr Joseph Debono Grech, Mr Stepan Demirchyan, Mr Ferdinand Devinski, Mrs Åse Gunhild Woie , Mr Detlef Dzembritzki, Mrs Anke Eymer, Mr Relu Fenechiu, Mrs Blanca Fernández-Capel, Mrs Maria Emelina , Mr Axel , Mr José , Mr Eamon Gilmore, Mr Stefan Glǎvan, Mr Luc Goutry, Mr Vladimir Grachev, Mr Andreas Gross, Mr Jean-Pol Henry, Mr Rafael , Mr Fazail Ibrahimli, Mrs Halide İncekara, Mrs Evguenia Jivkova, Mr Morgan Johansson, Mrs Dagny Jónsdóttir, Mr Ali Rashid Khalil, Mr József , Mr Jean-Pierre , Mr Markku , Mr Guy , Mrs Jagoda Majska-Martinčević, Mr Tomasz , Mr Andrew McIntosh, Mr Ivan Melnikov (Alternate; Mr Alexander ), Mrs Maria Manuela , Mrs Assunta Meloni, Mr Paskal Milo, Mrs Christine , Mrs Miroslava , Mr Edward O’Hara (Alternate: Mr Robert ), Mr Kent , Mr Andrey Pantev, Mrs Antigoni Pericleous Papadopoulos, Mr Azis , Mrs Majda Potrata, Mr Dušan Proroković, Mr Lluis Maria de Puig (Alternate: Mrs María Josefa ), Mr Zbigniew Rau (Alternate: Mr Zbigniew ), Mrs Anta Rugāte, Mr André Schneider, Mr Urs Schweitzer, Mr Vitaliy Shybko, Mrs Geraldine Smith, Mrs Albertina Soliani, Mr Yury Solonin, Mr Christophe Spiliotis-Saquet (Alternate: Mr Bernard ), Mr Valeriy , Mr Petro Symonenko, Mr Mehmet Tekelioğlu, Mr Ed van Thijn, Mr Piotr Wach, Mr Emanuelis

Tagged, those who took part in the meeting.

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Tiens, tiens, tiens !

Plenary Sessions: Machinical and Philosophical Reflections on ID

Tape 10: Jean Staune; Diogenes Allen How to Detect Design

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…doit céder le premier et déplacer le combat qui lui semble le plus convenable. Me disait Mamie Laitue, ma grand-mère maternelle.

Vincent Fleury en troll contaminant le fil sur l’Evolution biologique et les modérateurs de SLT qui n’ont pas voulu y mettre bon ordre (à mon sens) en effaçant son post (09-06-2007 à 16:35) sont des conditions inacceptables pour moi.


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De telle sorte, mon cher Jean, qu’au siècle prochain, votre livre sera parfaitement dépassé, alors que le mien restera d’une actualité pérenne…

C’est sur ces paroles d’ que se termine le débat publié à la page débat du Figaro 2/06/07, débat avec Jean Staune.

Désolé de devoir corriger Comte-Sponville. Au moins en ce qui concerne la partie « biologie » de The Book, parce qu’il est question de The Book. The Book était dépassé avant d’être publié. Pas la peine d’attendre un siècle pour se rendre compte des inanités que Jean a collectionné. Je me demande même si ça ne fait pas déjà un siècle qu’il est dépassé; va falloir vérifier.

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Dans le document intitulé « Introduction à la Biologie Non-Darwinienne« , publié aujourd’hui sur son site, , commet, entre autres, une erreur de vocabulaire.

L’erreur porte sur le mot créationniste. (suite…)

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Je suis étais en train de relire le post de Guy Morant avec une amie et certains points appellent commentaire :

En particulier, il est de notoriété publique que l’Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris (UIP), créée et dirigée par Jean Staune, entretient des liens avec l’intelligent design, même si elle s’en est éloignée récemment. Il n’en faut pas plus, aux yeux des libres penseurs/brights/matérialistes, pour faire de Staune l’homme de paille du mouvement, obéissant servilement aux instructions du Discovery Institute. Il en résulterait que les membres de l’UIP sont, soit dupes, soit complices de cette démarche.


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