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Ted_Cunterblast's Avatar Jump to comment 34 by Ted_Cunterblast

People are free to assert and believe as they wish. There are an equal number that believe evolution is unscientific and myth. I merely laugh at nonsense but I despise those that try to stifle free speech, however dumb theat speech.

It depends what you mean by an equal number of people. Of those with a decent knowledge of biology, the vast majority would agree that evolution is real science. It's not that hard to see why.

If you read a book supporting evolution, you'll find well laid out evidence and sound arguments based on them (such as Jerry Coyne's "Why Evolution is True"). Whereas creationist/intelligent design arguments are based on quote-mines, a selective and often misleading reference to the literature. A good example is John Lennox's book "God's Undertaker", and he's one of the most intellectually competent example of an ID proponent.

Finally I noticed you have not explained why asking for bad science to be mixed in with sound science, not suppressing it, is still attacking free speech.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:44:22 UTC | #905034

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Ted_Cunterblast's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by Ted_Cunterblast

Scholarly is merely academic or learned. A person could be a schoolar of greek Mythology, clearly myths and false at that, yet accepted as a scholar.It is not for the militant atheists to decide which field of learning should be available on the internet. For this reason, I say that there are intolerant atheists as well as intolerant religionists, both with an agenda. I can stomach neither group.

Can you not see the difference between someone knowledgeable on Greek mythology (a scholar) and someone who asserts, using misrepresentation and lies, that some myths are true (a crank)?

Your argument would seem to imply that an expert on mythologies that assert that the earth is flat is no more a scholar than a genuine flat earther.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:10:23 UTC | #904996

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Comment 77 by steve_r_w

Actually it has a positive effect on me as in-breeding will lead to less religious zealots. So shoot me, I like that. While I am dismayed, as a humanist, I'm not really motivated to do much.

You mean fewer religious zealots.

Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:40:21 UTC | #634720

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Comment 100 by Wilkinson :

and we're talking six months review process every time I submit something -- far longer than if I were someone inside academia

If I were a PhD student, I would be able to run my ideas by the supervisor, and voila, a few months later I'd have several publications.

Hmm that's a very optimistic view. In mathematics it is common for a publication to take a year to finally get to print. There are members of the department I'm getting my PhD in who have papers that have taken several years and are still not in print.

Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:42:10 UTC | #634476

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Ted_Cunterblast's Avatar Jump to comment 87 by Ted_Cunterblast

During the debate, which included both Richard and Craig, Craig always seemed to focus on attacking Richard (and occasionally even his arguments!), whereas Richard seemed to be following and debating the arguments of the other side in general. It made Craig seem quite desperate to get at Richard.

Wed, 25 May 2011 13:23:12 UTC | #630756

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