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Go to: Beware - creationism's march will go on

torcant's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by torcant

You are taking Harun Yahya too seriously. he was able to shut the site down because Turkish law allows for sites to be shut when complained about them.
This guy is a cult leader in Turkey. He has been in prison a couple of times for various criminal charges. Although his followers almost worship him and he has abundant financial resources, he has a bad name in Turkey.

Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:55:00 UTC | #262996

Go to: Cartoons from Turkey

torcant's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by torcant

Here is a link to an article criticizing banning of richarddawkins.net in one of the most prominent newspapers in Turkey.

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/magazin/yazarlar/9997707.asp?yazarid=246&gid=225&sz=14046

Shortly, it says that banning richarddawkins.net is worse than banning youtube (yes it is banned in Turkey) because it is a scientific web site. Such things affect Turkey's image negatively etc.

Sun, 28 Sep 2008 06:00:00 UTC | #242463

Go to: Cartoons from Turkey

torcant's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by torcant

That's not true, see here:

http://www.pandasthumb.org/archives/2006/08/well_at_least_w.html

OK that must be right-not much difference though. But my second point, I think, is very important. -There are almost no creationists that are university graduates in Turkey-. You have to make a distinction between a poorly educated public being creationist and well educated, prominent persons believing in YEC.

Also, Islam has no problem with billions of years.

Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:08:00 UTC | #242142

Go to: Cartoons from Turkey

torcant's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by torcant

Creationism in Turkey isn't more widespread than in the US. Also, there is almost no creationist with a university degree as opposed to the US.
In addition, those types of mocking cartoons have always been published. This is not something that Turks have newly learned.

Sat, 27 Sep 2008 09:28:00 UTC | #242053

Go to: Six 'uniquely' human traits now found in animals

torcant's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by torcant

It's all a matter of degree. Animals have less morals, less personality, less tool use, etc. But they have them to a certain degree.
So, nothing special about humans!

http://torcant.blogspot.com

Fri, 23 May 2008 12:30:00 UTC | #174695

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