Skepticism

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But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. [Carl Sagan]

Over at the comedic laugh-fest Uncommonly Dense, we hear the news that IDist Barry Arrington has replaced Bill Dembski as head contributor of the site.

ZOMG! This heralds a brand new beginning for the IDists, amirite? This is going to help them overthrow the evils of ‘Darwinism’, amirite?

Sorry to burst your bubbles, but I don’t think so. A new pile of poop is still a pile of poop, to put it nicely.

Let’s see what our IDist has to say for himself, shall we?

Before I say anything else, I want to take a moment to honor Bill Dembski. That this site exists at all is a tribute to his foresight, and its stature as one of the premier ID forums in the world speaks to his dedication and tireless efforts.

What exactly are Dembski’s contributions to science? How exactly has ID changed scientific understanding? Why is it that ID has not managed to replace evolution as a scientific theory of origins despite the fervent claims by the IDists that evolution is in its’ death throes? What exactly are Dembski’s tireless efforts to promote ID? Being too cowardly to testify at Dover?

Bill, thank you for all have done, for all you are doing, and for all you will doubtless continue to do, both here at UD and in your research ventures.

Research? What research is he talking about?! He does realize that (bad) popular books don’t count as scientific research, right?

Right?

Wait, it is the ID crowd we are talking about here after all. Never mind.

I am very happy to report that DaveScott will be staying on as our primary moderator.

For those of you who are familiar with DaveScot, that’s all you need to know. While he throws his banhammer in the air and sees on which evolutionist’s head it lands on, UD is going to remain as painfully comedic as ever.

We will use the funds not to get rich (it is after all, a “non-profit” corporation), but to make further technical improvements to the site and (this is the exciting part to me) to commission scholarly articles for original publication right here at UD!

*facepalm*

Science does not work that way!

We have decided to loosen our moderation policy somewhat. Trolls and abusive commenters will continue to get the boot – we have no interest in allowing this site to degenerate into an obscene PT-style free-for-all.

[sarcasm] Of course! A free-for-all discussion is bad. People who disagree are trolls. People who ask too many inconvenient questions should be silenced. War is peace. Love is hate. Of course! We are living in ID-Land here! [/sarcasm]

Having been banned from UD for asking a question, I am somehow not optimistic about their new moderation policy. Ever wonder why creationists fervently censor comments while most pro-science blogs don’t? Think about which side has the facts and which side has the dogma which tumbles like a stack of cards when put to the test – and you have your answer.

We live in exciting times. The Darwinist/materialist hegemony over our culture has definitely peaked, and we are privileged to watch the initial tremors that are shaking the Darwinist house of cards.

Initial tremors? What planet are you living on, Barry? Certainly not the one I’m on…

These are only the beginning of woes for St. Charles’ disciples, and I look forward to one day watching the entire rotten edifice come crashing down.

Barry, just because your dogma is religion in disguise doesn’t mean that our science is. Please try to keep up.

I am persuaded that just as when the Soviet Union went seemingly overnight from “menacing colossus astride the globe” to “non-existent,” the final crash of the House of Darwin will happen with astonishing suddenness.

Yeah, that was exactly what the IDists were saying before Dover. They have been saying it over 9000 times but to no avail. Nothing of the sort has happened; just like the way Jesus is still not coming back no matter how much the Rapture enthusiasts babble and froth. For all the time the IDists spend on their grandiose dreams, perhaps they could have been better served by actually doing some research.

I know, I know. IDists and research don’t mix. I was just being optimistic there for a bit.

You can be sure that we at UD will be there not only reporting on events, but also lending our intellectual pry bars to the effort.

Intellectual pry bars? Sounds painful (to watch).

The one thing that I am sure of is that the fine folks over at UD will continue to provide us with many epic lulz for years to come. At this point, all we can do is to sit back and enjoy the lulz while it lasts – for great justice.

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3 Comments

  1. November 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm —

    We have decided to loosen our moderation policy somewhat. Trolls and abusive commenters will continue to get the boot – we have no interest in allowing this site to degenerate into an obscene PT-style free-for-all.

    Which is proof that the Big Science establishment, like in Ben Stein’s film, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed!, is silencing dissenting viewpoints and against free speech.

    Oh wait… you mean this is coming from the people who supported that film? But…

    ID is all about freedom of speech and and and…

    Does not compute!

  2. Joy Wang
    November 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm —

    UD is great for comedic value–until you realize that it’s real. DaveScot is and always will be amusing. Congrats on getting banned!

  3. Joy Wang
    November 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm —

    We have decided to loosen our moderation policy somewhat. Trolls and abusive commenters will continue to get the boot – we have no interest in allowing this site to degenerate into an obscene PT-style free-for-all.

    *choke**splutter**inhalescopiousamountsofwater*

    KABOOM!
    I really need to get a better irony meter–any suggestions for a supplier?

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