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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Fatheaded Ed ridicules Discovery Institute's solicitation of donations

Fatheaded Ed Brayton has ridiculed the Discovery Institute for making an alleged "exaggeration" in soliciting donations. Ed, do you really think that your favorite organizations -- e.g., the National Center for Science Education, the ACLU, and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State -- do not do that sort of thing?

Here is the DI statement that Ed found fault with:

As a regular Evolution News & Views visitor, you have been continually informed of the ways in which leading Darwinists have unleashed an unprecedented wave of persecution, propaganda, and paranoia in an effort to strangle an idea that they insist is already dead.

Ed commented,

Is Rob Crowther really stupid enough to complain about paranoia in the same sentence he alleges an "unprecedented wave of persecution"? Apparently so.

Ed, Crowther was talking about the paranoia of the Darwinists and the persecution of the anti-Darwinists, so there is no self-contradiction here.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, it's undead.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 5:07:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Philip Skell, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, says:

"The academic community is incredibly intolerant of anyone not paying loyalty to Darwinian ideas; and has no hesitation in railroading such an individual out of the community, having him fired, and making life generally miserable for such a person."

Skell isn't talking only about anoyone who advocates ID, but about anyone who is even mildly skeptical of Darwinist doctrine.

So where's the "paranoia?" See the interview with Skell, part three, at: www.idthefuture.com

Saturday, December 22, 2007 5:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Hector said...

It looks like Ed made another good comment. Thanks for calling attention to it. Of course you show yourself to be a fool in the process.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 9:45:00 PM  

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