Saturday, June 17, 2006

Uncommonly thuggish   posted by dobeln @ 6/17/2006 11:38:00 AM

I take a guilty pleasure in reading the work of creationists and intelligent design proponents. I can't really get worked up over them, even if I try - I just find it a relaxing pastime. Perverted, I know. (Make no mistake, I use Darwinism as one of my litmus tests for reasonableness, but I can't really work up actual anger with creationists.)

Still, seeing Intelligent Design poster boy Bill Dembski in action is quite something. Here is an exchange over bird evolution over at his Blog, "Uncommon descent":

You're mis-construing the importance. It's not "we've found a missing link, therefore evolution is proved", but rather "we've found a fossil ancestor that tells us something interesting about how birds evolved".

There's a good write-up on Living the Scientific Life. Bob

Here is the answer from the always-friendly management:

Wanna see me turn YOU into a missing link? -dt

Gotta love that spirit of open scientific debate!

Bill appears to have some trouble with mathematics too...