The Cheap, Plastic Controversy


Did you know that there really is a scientific controversy over evolution? If you didn’t, it’s because you haven’t been reading the internets. Just do a Google search and you’ll see “Intelligent Design” crop up all over the place, proof positive that there really is a controversy.

You can learn about this and other astounding bits of wisdom from SC Educational Oversight Committee member (and disposable products magnate) Karen Iacovelli, on my new blog. Incidentally, Iacovelli is an odd choice for EOC appointee, given that she doesn’t think that public education should even exist.


Karen Iacovelli states: “There on the internet were thousands upon thousands of pages of intelligent, scientific debate regarding the science or nonsense of evolution.”

Ah the internet, the savior of my CV, the source of peer reviewed wisdom. I guess all those Panda related posts are now going on my CV. Boy it’s sure going to look good. Lets see, if I put them all together and stick them on the bathroom wall the reference would look like…

Thompson, B. Mechanics and Evolution of Pandas’ Thumbs. J. B. Wall. xxx

She continues “But when reading countless book reviews, the book that generated the most vitriol from evolution absolutists was John Wilson’s Uncommon Dissent.”

When did reading book reviews qualify as assessment of subject matter?

Then she asks “What do opponents of critical analysis intend to do? Burn all of the books, except the ones they choose? Ban internet searches?”

Search pubmed with keywords “evolution”, “intelligent design”, and “critically analyze”.

Delta Pi Gamma (Scientia et Fermentum)

I guess she didn’t find the Dover decision in her search, huh.

The “Cliff Notes” haven’t been published yet.

Delta Pi Gamma (Scientia et Fermentum)

You know, there is a world beyond the US.

Type “intelligent design” into Google in Ireland, and the first thing that comes up and what dominates the first 40 or so hits is intelligent design in engineering. I.e. how to make better stuff. That or news stories about the mad things that go on on the other side of the Atlantic.

Intelligent design? Hmmph. Get with the rest of the planet.

George - Might there be a couple of Rugby pubs in the Dublin area? Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend?

Most any pub in Dublin during the England match on the 18th! I’d recommend Doheny and Nesbitt’s on Baggot Street or the Beggar’s Bush on Haddington Road.

Are you a supporter of perfidious Albion?

No, my daughter is the player, I just pay the medical bills. She will go with her university to play over Spring break. Erin Go Bragh!

Did anybody follow that link to the califiornia site? eeeeeeewwwwww.

I just did a Google search for the Flying Spaghetti Monster and got 1,770,000 hits!!!!. Yes, there is irrefutable, proof positive evidence that there really is a controversy.

In theory, does this make Al Gore (given that he created the aforementioned internets) the “Intelligent Designer”?

Seriously, though, somebody needs to get a brain. The number of hits you can generate for something on the internet hardly demonstrates that it has any logical or scientific content.

I get 61,700,000 hits when I google “Astrology”. Does this indicate a controversy?[…]0051123.html

what controversy?

btw somebody asked for this list but im not sure which thread

you can add the Soil Science Soc.of America; the Amer. Soc. of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America; the British Royal Society; the Entomological Society and even the NCJW, the National Council of Jewish Women to that list as well

hey i actually used some caps

I guess she didn’t find the Dover decision in her search, huh.

The “Cliff Notes” haven’t been published yet.

don’t you mean the reviews of the Cliff Notes?

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