Monday, April 20, 2009

And Now for a Little Comic Relief

 
It's been a few weeks since my last humorous posting so at the start of a new week I thought I'd give you something to laugh about.

Here's a few words from Denyse O'Leary.
The reason so many of us have risen up against Darwinism is not that we think natural selection never occurs but that we have never accepted - without evidence - the idea that it produces a high level of information (and that was Darwin's argument) And - as Mike Behe shows in Edge of Evolution, it doesn't.

It is amazing what people who get tenure at prestigious universities are willing to support without evidence. Including "chance" as a key explanation of high levels of information, which we must all know is completely untrue.

If you doubt that, try throwing the bag of Scrabble letters around the room and reassembling them randomly, and see what happens.


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  1. The line that follows is the funniest of all:

    So I have no idea why Darwinism is the premier theory in biology.

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  2. I learned a new word this morning:

    AGNOTOLOGY.
    The study of deliberately created ignorance - such as the falsehoods about evolution that are spread by creationists.

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  3. Can O'Leary really be that obtuse??

    Yikes.

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  4. Don't worry, after posting an HIV denialist's commentary on Darwin, she's made her own contribution to the understanding of the HIV-AIDS link:
    http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/darwinism-latest-installment-in-the-darwin-legend/#comment-313727

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  5. "It is amazing what people who get tenure at prestigious universities are willing to support without evidence."Hmmm - don't many prestigious universities also have schools of theology? Don't some of the people who teach in them have tenure?

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  6. If you doubt that, try throwing the bag of Scrabble letters around the room and reassembling them randomly, and see what happens.How many times does it need to be pointed out to the IDiots that information is not the same thing as "meaning"? And I put that in scare quotes because even then that word probably doesn't mean to half-wits like Denyse what it means to everyone else.

    A random scattering of Scrabble letters contains quite a bit of information. If it contained none, you would be able to send me an email telling me the exact arrangement of all those Scrabble letters on the floor and it would occupy zero bandwidth in transit. Hell, you technically wouldn't even have to use the internet -- zero information to be conveyed means I already know what the arrangement is. Except that I don't.

    Note that the arrangement of Scrabble letters may of course be "meaningless," but that wasn't what was discussed by Denyse.

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  7. try throwing the bag of Scrabble letters around the room and reassembling them randomly, and see what happensYou get a Denyse O'Leary post, presumably.

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