Friday, August 04, 2006

Havin' Fun With "Intelligent Design"

ID is a fundamentalist protestant movement to try to introduce Biblical Creationism --- the words of Genesis 1 - not Genesis 2 - into classrooms under the guise of science.

It is totally dishonest and false. Provably so. But that has not stopped certain people and groups from trying.

There are three people most connected with the movement. Michael Behe, who wrote the book, Darwin's Black Box. He tried to argue that life on earth is irreducibly complex. too complex to be the result of organic evolution and instead required a "designer". Any scientist who read the examples he used laughed themselves silly by the end of the first chapter. It is just flat wrong and silly.

Another is William Dembski. A mathmatician who took a 1950's paper on information theory in computers and tried to apply it to biology. As I recall, it took less than a week to be debunked.

The third actor in this little dark age comedy is Phillip Johnson, who is not a scientist at all, but a lawyer, who tried to figure out a way to get around Supreme Court rulings that requiring he teaching religion in science classes was a violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Well, as you saw in an earlier post I went to the fair to see old friend Jim Bohannon. Since Jim has a very big radio show, and interviews many authors, publishers send him all sorts of books hoping to get their guy on his show.

One of them sent to him was "Darwin's Nemesis", the love story of Phillip Johnson edited by William Dembski. He brought it to the fair and gave it to me, since he knew I would certainly appreciate it ... heh, heh, heh ....

But I immediately noticed that it was not autographed by the author, and pointed out to Jim that I did not except any book, even free ones, without it being endorsed to me personally.

"No prob", said he. And a willing person was found to autograph the book. See it HERE ....

I sent this link to Vic Stenger's list of physists and other scientists with the following message:

This is intended as a confession (confession is supposed to send me to heaven) to my friend Vic, and all the other list members …

I am actually a fundamentalist Baptist spy who was assigned to follow and send reports to my leaders about the goings-on in the atheist-science community.

Last night I met with my hero, Bill Dembski, who not only autographed, but gave me free of charge his new book about my second hero, Phillip Johnson.

To see the inscription, go to
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyeye/205745988/

There will be more of this on my blog tomorrow.

I apologize to the list for being a Benedict Arnold in your midst, but just had to do whatever I could to stop your nefarious, Godless attempts to force us loving, pious, fearing Christians into going to Hell.


I was disappointed that I only got one response from my troll. A person wished me good luck in searching for heaven. And I think he had tongue firmly planted in cheek.

7 Comments:

Blogger Jack said...

Can I have a witness!

12:00 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

According to my Baptist and Morman friends .. .you can witness anything anytime you want ......

12:39 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Better tidy up yer spellin' skilz, John... the 417pundit has come out of its hidey-hole.

Yawn.

11:32 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

HAHAHA ... just read it Lib-guy.

Unfortunately life is too short to do for the pundit what he could easily do for hisself with about ten seconds worth of effort. But being lerned and eructructing doesn't have much knowledge do it? I did notice in his blog that he did link dictionary.com to every word so I could follow his many meanings ...

Sometimes it just best to assume a tiny bit of knowledge from your readers who after all, have read the Enclycopedia Brittanica ....
hell, even the CHATTERismist -guy knows this stuff.

6:23 AM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

"C’mon, Mr. Stone! You’re obviously an intelligent man (although a bit too hung up on young, pretty ladies and a certain blogger’s mother)"

Obviously, this POS was, or has been, lurking around Patton Pub. Friggin' coward.

6:30 AM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

I have been hung up on the Marmot's mother since we were 16. Hell everybody who went to Parkview in the early 60's was hung up on her. That can't be a big secret. He did treat me nicer than he treated LarryL though, so may he is me or me is she, or, they is what?

Maybe Gentle Ben is not so gentle after all but only comes out on nights with a full moon.

6:40 AM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

I left a nice, long rebuttal on 417pissant's comment section. I suspect he/she/it will turn its nose up at it and wave a handkerchief in a general air of dismissal.

After all, we all make my steaks. The penis mightier than the sword. Puncutation and, speling, and; grammer is most goodly. and, Stuff like that.

12:47 PM, August 05, 2006  

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