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Friday, November 06, 2009

Eugenie Scott the Darwinist crackpot

Eugenie Scott, director of the National Center for Science Education (familiarly called "Genie" by name-droppers like Fatheaded Ed Brayton), wrote in the US News and World Report,

Anyone who honestly examines the data supporting evolution — even a young-earth creationist — concludes that the science is strong. If you reject evolution, you are doing it for religious reasons. You're entitled to your religious opinions — but not to your own scientific facts.

I find it hard to believe that even she would say something like that: "If you reject evolution, you are doing it for religious reasons."

There is little or no dispute over "scientific facts" -- most of the dispute is over interpretation of scientific facts.

It is sad that Eugenie Scott is probably the most honored Darwinist activist, receiving honorary degrees and other awards. Darwinist activists like Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers generally don't get awards but IMO are far more honest.
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The NCSE has a paid "faith project director" but is actually a very poor, one-sided source of information about the conflict between evolution and religion. For example, the NCSE website does not tell the following facts: (1) That the major Christian sects Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and to a lesser extent the Mormon Church have taken official positions against evolution theory; (2) a Pew Forum survey showed that only 8% of Jehovah's witnesses "agree that evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth"; (3) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams called evolution theory "pseudoscience" [link] [link]; and (4) Cardinal Christophe Schönborn, former chief editor of the Catholic catechism, favors intelligent design. The NCSE website's one-sidedness on the evolution v. religion controversy was even part of the cause of action of an establishment clause lawsuit, Caldwell v. Caldwell (in the homepage sidebar's list of post-label links).
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7 Comments:

Anonymous rhersal said...

Are you for real?

Friday, November 06, 2009 5:19:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Is Eugenie Scott for real?

Friday, November 06, 2009 5:39:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Are Darwin-fans for real?

The ghost of old Darwin appeared
And moaned, "It is just as I feared.
As ID is growing,
My theory is going:
I'll only be famed for my beard."

Saturday, November 07, 2009 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

While Eugenie tells a lot of lies, I think that Kenneth R. Miller is a lot worse. He falsely claims in his books that ID necessarily denies descent of new species from old: that it is necessarily creationism. Etc. There was a discussion on Uncommon Descent, Nov. 7, about Miller and his habit of spouting out lies to audiences. What can this phony be all about??

I'm not a Christian. And if Miller is taken as a prime example of a Christian, who would want to be one?

But I know that there are many Christians who, unlike Miller, have integrity.

Sunday, November 08, 2009 3:29:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

I've been having fun deflating the ignorant Darwinist-believers in the comment box for the "Beware the Believers" video, at YouTube. See my blog Intelligent Force, on Larry's list of links. It has a link to my channel at YouTube, which has the video.

Eugenie stars in the video as a ho, doing a belly-dance under the gaze of her beaming pimp, Daniel Dennett: who wears a huge pimp's hat.

Monday, November 09, 2009 5:44:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Eugenie ranted and cried,
"Don't push my old Darwin aside!
His beard was so long,
His views can't be wrong!
I've screamed for his doctrine. And lied."

Most people have little notion of what ID really is, partly because of the lying propaganda spread by Eugenie Scott. No doubt she is a dogmatic materialist atheist, though, and thus can't even conceive that Darwinism could be wrong. ID today is a view held mainly by an educated minority, which is slowly growing in size. So this controversy will keep on increasing, perhaps for decades, as Darwinism is gradually debunked. It's also clear that many scientists are still so backward that they are addicted to Darwinism and to materialism. They can't imagine that ID is anything other than a "religious plot."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:56:00 PM  
Blogger Last said...

Please provide evidence of a designer. It's current location will do.

Monday, January 04, 2010 5:22:00 PM  

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