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Monday, June 25, 2007

Council of Europe attacks criticisms of Darwinism

IMO governments (or governmental entities) should not unnecessarily take sides in a scientific dispute. Sometimes the government cannot avoid taking sides in a scientific dispute, e.g., in a product-liability lawsuit and in deciding what action to take on greenhouse gases. Unfortunately we have seen Judge Jones unnecessarily take sides in the evolution controversy and that mistake is about to be repeated in the fundy schools' lawsuit against the Univ. of California. Now, sadly, a committee of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly has issued an official report titled, "The dangers of creationism in education". Also, unfortunately Germany attempted to ban holocaust denial and revisionism throughout the European Union -- IMO governments should also abstain from taking sides in disputes about history.

Discussions about the Council of Europe's report are on Uncommon Descent and Panda's Thumb.

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Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> IMO governments (or governmental entities) should not unnecessarily take sides in a scientific dispute. <

Your wish has been granted. The dispute you complain about is a dispute between science and mythology.

> IMO governments should also abstain from taking sides in disputes about history. <

Again your wish has been granted. You are talking about a dispute between history and mythology.

Why don't you campaign for more mythology under the title "mythology"? There would be less controversy there.

Monday, June 25, 2007 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>>Your wish has been granted. The dispute you complain about is a dispute between science and mythology. <<<<<<

Right -- Darwinism is the mythology and the criticisms of Darwinism are the science.

>>>>> Again your wish has been granted. You are talking about a dispute between history and mythology. <<<<<

Rght again. Official holocaust history is the mythology and holocaust denial and revisionism are the true histories.

ViW has once again been hoisted by his own petard.

Monday, June 25, 2007 1:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> ViW has once again been hoisted by his own petard. <

If you think that you just made a point, you are smoking some funny stuff.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Bill Carter said...

Larry, you will have to do better than that. Don't you realize how childish this sort of thing makes you look?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:45:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> Larry, you will have to do better than that. Don't you realize how childish this sort of thing makes you look? <<<<<

Why are you blaming me? ViW started it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Bill Carter said...

> Why are you blaming me? ViW started it. <

Not really. He stated facts. You were the one who then did exactly what you are accusing others of.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Bill Carter said...

An example:

> Just another example of your lack of originality, ViW. All you can do is throw my own wisecracks back at me. <

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:56:00 PM  

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