I’ve never visited Uncommon Descent. It is so funny to see these guys twist their faith into a scientific theory, fooling themselves and a few other people along the way. Here are their words:

Materialistic ideology has subverted the study of biological and cosmological origins so that the actual content of these sciences has become corrupted. The problem, therefore, is not merely that science is being used illegitimately to promote a materialistic worldview, but that this worldview is actively undermining scientific inquiry, leading to incorrect and unsupported conclusions about biological and cosmological origins. At the same time, intelligent design (ID) offers a promising scientific alternative to materialistic theories of biological and cosmological evolution — an alternative that is finding increasing theoretical and empirical support.

So science, an effort practiced by thousands of people around the world, from hundreds of countries, ethnicities and faiths are illegitimately using science to promote a materialistic viewpoint.

Have you ever heard anything that fucking dumb? According to these crackpots, 99.99% of biologists and cosmologists are subverting and corrupting the science of the loony 0.01% who can’t understand why we don’t think Scripture is an appropriate reference book for a scientific theory of the creation of the mother fucking universe.

These people constantly misconstrue the arguments of the rational scientific community in order to make proponents of intelligent design (ID) seem like persecuted, besieged warriors of truth.

Face it, Dembski, you fucking retard deluded bastard — your science does not cut the mustard. Your scientific and indeed mathematical arguments are constantly trounced by more capable scientists and mathematicians. The scientific record does not support and indeed cannot support your fucked up bizarre-o mashup of religion and science. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s not an ideology. It’s a method, practiced by shit tons of people and its why we have the Internet, mobile phones, HD TV and MRI machines. These are the tangible result of science, real science, in practice. ID is a fantasy you have to justify your faith. As I’ve said before, I give your God a hell of a lot more credit than you.


Thin skinned moron sues science blogger

WiReD is reporting:

Paul Myers, better known as the science blogger Pharyngula, has been sued for libel by Stuart Pivar, author of Lifecode.

Pivar, a wealthy art collector, alleged Stephen Jay Gould buddy and Renaissance-throwback science hobbyist, published Lifecode in 2004.

Type-A asshole turns legal system on people with opinions. WTF.

The WiReD article concludes with:

Pivar’s case is clearly empty. And given his wealth, he can undoubtedly afford better legal advice. So what’s the deal? I’m guessing that it’s just a PR stunt. What better way to sell your book than get the blogosphere boiling, in the hope that the lawsuit becomes a full-blown — and wholly undeserved — controversy?

This is indeed scary. Either the guy is a clueless loser, suing someone who didn’t like his book or he is a clueless loser trying to generate interest in his book.

I hope the legal system and the market punish the crap out of said clueless loser.

Thin skinned moron sues science blogger

Expertise and humility

You know those moments when you feel you are uniquely and expertly qualified to speak about something? You almost always fuck up in those moments. While confidence is a great thing, that prideful feeling of competence is almost always accompanied by absent-minded failure.

In the height of your glory, when the world is gathered around you to listen to your wisdom and benefit from your experience…

be humble.

Expertise and humility