Saturday, November 22, 2008

Good IDEA?

 
The Discovery Institute is promoting the IDEA Center.
As part of our efforts to support academic freedom on evolution, we are teaming up with the IDEA Center (Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness) to help students in starting an IDEA chapter on their campus. Such campus clubs are a fun and educational way for students to examine all sides of the debate over evolution.

IDEA Clubs are student-initiated clubs that foster academic freedom as students learn about scientific evidence that supports intelligent design and also learn about modern evolutionary theory. IDEA Clubs are a growing network of student-led clubs on university and high school campuses around the United States with thirty new chapters formed to date.
(my emphasis)
Here's a challenge for everybody no matter which side you are on. Finding anti-evolution articles on the IDEA Center website is trivial. All the standard lies are there, sometimes in multiple articles. But can anyone find a single bit of evidence that supports Intelligent Design Creationism?

What about modern evolutionary theory? Is there anything on the website that comes remotely close to explaining modern evolutionary theory?

I didn't think so? How many campus have clubs of IDiots like this?


5 comments :

  1. Cornell University used to have an IDEA Club, but not any more.

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  2. Prof. Moran has had a lot of fun pointing out he absurdities in the US attitude toward science. However, now it's my turn. I understand from Bob Parks' web site that the august Prime Minister of Canada has appointed a certain Dr. Goodyear as his Minister of Science and Technology. Dr. Goodyear is a chiropractor who practices acupuncture. ROTFLMAO!

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  3. Finding anti-evolution articles on the IDEA Center website is trivial. ....

    Yes, too right.


    But can anyone find a single bit of evidence that supports Intelligent Design Creationism?

    ...with difficulty.

    These two quotes do seem to sum up the the ID modus operandi!

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  4. I have an IDEA! When religions give rebuttal time to atheists in their temples of ignorance, then educators should give religions rebuttal time in the institutions of knowledge. Until then, give them the same they give us - zilch, nada, nothing!

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  5. If you do a systematic check of the links to local chapters of the IDEA organization at their website, it becomes very clear that only one new IDEA club has been founded in the past two years, whereas almost all of the other IDEA clubs have ceased activity, mostly around the end of 2005. Since the Kitzmiller v Dover decision came down in December of 2005, that's probably why there are almost no new IDEA clubs, and most of the old ones are now defunct.

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