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Go to: Intelligent design is a science, not a faith

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1. Generate hypothesis based on dubious ancient text.
2. Apply argument from personal incredulity to existing theories.
3. Attempt to fabricate evidence.
4. Fail step 3, start firing off propaganda in every direction.

Doesn't look like the scientific method to me.

Tue, 09 Jan 2007 22:56:00 UTC | #15017

Go to: Secular fundamentalists are the new totalitarians

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How exactly is this moron writing for a respected news outlet?

Sat, 06 Jan 2007 02:49:00 UTC | #14365

Go to: Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

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I wouldn't pay too much attention to this nut. Every single article of his has been marked by a seething hatred of secular values, as well as a total lack of objectivity.

In this particular article, completely ignored is the fact that there is no motivating factor involved in atheism. There is no atheist god to tell people to kill each other. No sort of absolute atheist morality to hate people over. None of the mass-murderers who happened to be atheist (so few, by the way, as to be statistical abnormality) killed in the name of atheism. They killed in the name of their own personal hatred and intolerance. When looking at it this way, D'Souza himself is a lot closer to Mao than the average atheist.

In stark contrast to people like Stalin and Mao, who were simply malicious and intolerant, many religiously motivated suicide bombers, raiders and murderers actually believed that they were doing the right thing by the will of their god. They could otherwise be good people, but so long as they believed that they were doing god's work, they would commit acts of atrocity.

On a positive note, though, few people will fail to recognize D'Souza's intellectual dishonesty and total ignorance of atheism by the time they finish reading the last quarter of the article (the part which contains more baseless and unsubstantiated lies than any other).

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:52:00 UTC | #8794

Go to: Dawkins's version of the deity does not exist

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Nope, sorry. No escaping it that easily.

No evidence = no reason to suppose existence. End of story.

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 00:03:00 UTC | #8269

Go to: The sexiest man living!

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Honestly, Josh, (or whosoever posted this) isn't this a bit over the top?

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:37:00 UTC | #8071

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