Monday, December 01, 2008

Intelligent Design on Trial

Charles Darwin Has A PosseImage by Colin Purrington via FlickrHere is a link to an excellent documentary on the Intelligent Design trial that occurred in Dover USA.

It's incredible that 50% of all Americans still don't believe in evolution.

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6 comments:

FJ said...

What makes you think that they can't believe in both G_d and Darwin? I do.

bob said...

What makes you think that they can't believe in both G_d and Darwin? I do.

FJ, I often wondered why some people spell god without the letter O. Is that some Jewish custom? What's the point? It seems stupid to me. Almost as stupid as believing in god, which is just another word for magic.

It's incredible that 50% of all Americans still don't believe in evolution.

It's even worse than that. Only 14% of Americans accept the facts of evolutionary biology without invoking the Magic God Fairy to guide it. Americans are idiots.

Lexcen said...

Nobody had a bigger problem with reconciling their religious beliefs with the theory of evolution than Charles Darwin. I wouldn't call him an idiot.

FJ said...

G_d is just another word for "magic", just like Bob is simply another word for "dumbshit."

FJ said...

And there's a very good reason "why" people often use "blanks" in referring to the Deity. It's because His true nature is "unknown" and "undefinable". And words which refer to Him are capitalized out of r-e-s-p-e-c-t. To not do so is to intentionally offend believers like me. He could care less what you do.

mynym said...

...which is just another word for magic.

Shrug...but magic may be just another word for the art of illusion and it is well known that sufficiently advanced technology appears "magical" to ignorant people. So if technology is in use in biology the word magic shouldn't be used as stigma word, instead it should simply be pointed out that it is technological and perhaps teleological.

If all that is meant by magic is power or a singularity of some sort it is well known that the existence of something of that sort is not out of the question. So why use magic as a stigma word? Other than its historical roots in witchcraft which was largely done away with by Christians and so on there seems to be little reason to use the word in that way.

Only 14% of Americans accept the facts of evolutionary biology without invoking the Magic God Fairy to guide it.

It's a bit ironic that the same village atheists who typically wants to condemn Christendom for its intolerance of magick and witchcraft also wants to turn around and play pretend that the two may as well be the same thing.

But anyway, there's no reason to believe that a "magic" mind fairy guides your idiotic brain events either. And thus there is no reason to think that an artifact of biological brain events like the text that you write here is intelligible or has any meaning other than that derived from natural selection operating on your idiotic ancestors.

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