The silliest thing I’ve read this week – Leshner

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There has been a lot of competition, but here is one of the silliest things I’ve read this week on the ID blogs:

And who is Leshner to judge what will promote science?

In case you didn’t know, Alan Leshner is the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Ooooohh the arrogance..

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry…

Laugh, Cry, fart, whatever. Any melo-dramatic gesture will do. And not just the arrogance of

And who is Leshner to juedge what will promote science?

, but also the cliche title. “Idea whose time has come.” Lame!

I find interesting here that the guy objects to the “a narrow religious agenda” label.

But he doesn’t object to the idea ID is a religious agenda.

He just objects to the idea it’s a narrow one.

Hm.

Who’s Jonathan Bartlett again?

“What Leshner and others like him want is to control how science is defined…”

I hate that argument. The reason ID shouldn’t be taught in science classrooms as an alternative to “Darwinian” evolution is because we don’t need an alternative!

“What Leshner and others like him want is to control how science is defined…”

I hate that argument. The reason ID shouldn’t be taught in science classrooms as an alternative to “Darwinian” evolution is because we don’t need an alternative!

Isn’t it interesting that those most interested in redefining science are the ones that lost fair and square, and badly, on the battlefield that is “science” as it is defined today?

I suggest that if you really think you are onto a superior way of forming and testing our theories (snall “t”), rather than play equivocation games with “science”, invent a new term to describe your superior epistemology. Let “I-witnessed-it-ism” do battle with science fairly. Let “God-told-me-so” take on science openly. Let “Explanatory-filterism” stand face to face with science. Mano a mano. Thunderdome baby. It’s the only honest way. You are not science. You think you are better than science. So prove it. Demonstrate your superiority through accomplishment. Advance human knowledge. Then write books about it. Then fight to get it into the school curriculum. Not before.

You’ve got it backwards, which is why you keep losing. Leave the term “science” to those of us that like it the way it is.

“Thunderdome baby.”

That’s hilarious.

“Thunderdome baby.”

That’s hilarious

Except for IDists it’s “rugrat sandpit kings, of the kindergarden” complete with diapers and soothers (big ones).…lots of noise until nap time.

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