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  •  It's unfortunate (5+ / 0-)
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    that this is still a problem, under the auspices of offering an "alternative viewpoint." Yes its important to offer the strengths and weaknesses of any theory as long as they are valid.  But offering an alternative theory which is completely supernatural is just pointless in the science world.

    Imagine a world where we can make Intelligent design arguments. In my phd dissertation (hopefully later this year) when I don't know what the heck is going on I can write "There is no obvious explanation why the sensor acts this way, but one theory is that God personally involves himself."

    Maybe i'll just slip a line like that in there to see if anyone actually reads it. hah.

    •  Could anyone image this country going to (5+ / 0-)
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      the moon using the Intelligent Design argument? How about using that toward nuclear energy? Or disease control? Talk about self-inflicted genocide.

      Let me do right to all, and wrong no man. - Dr. C. Savage, Jr.

      by pwrmac5 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 05:16:46 AM PDT

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      •  It is a flight to savagery (3+ / 0-)
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        They see that science undermines their relevancy to the world, so their solution is not to amend their views but do their utmost to purge reality of the reasons why they must.

        It might have been a more subtle parsing in the past but it's pretty much a wholesale rejection of reason on principle now.

        Watch out for the giant ground sloths.

        by cskendrick on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 06:30:28 AM PDT

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        •  You are so right. (1+ / 0-)
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          What scares me is that this devolution to savagery will be what destroys us as a society. These people not only demean science but religion as well.

          Let me do right to all, and wrong no man. - Dr. C. Savage, Jr.

          by pwrmac5 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 12:46:55 PM PDT

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