Tag Archives: design

Intelligent design.

A comment I gave I thought I would repost:   The reason intelligent design is dismissed is that (in science) it’s not empirically testable, ie cannot be used to make successful or repeated predictions, and (in philosophy) not only have … Continue reading

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Humans Are Animals (Literally).

We use the term “animal” to refer to any animal species except humans and often to contrast ourselves with them, ie “stop behaving like an animal”, or “what were you born in a barn?”.  We think of animals with contempt … Continue reading

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The Whole “We Didn’t Come From Apes” Thing.

If someone said we descended from lizards I might scoff, but if everyone was born with teeny tiny scales all over their bodies and occasionally someone was born looking like this: be honest, wouldn’t you rethink the idea? Well people … Continue reading

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Re: Spirituality Outside of the US.

Another blog (by the same person as the other one) about a tv show and another long reply: “To assume that the earth is billions of years old requires faith and since I don’t base my knowledge on faith, rather … Continue reading

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Re: Nanny State.

Someone on xanga commented on a blog about a mascara ad being banned as false advertisement because the clumps in the mascara had been photoshopped out.  The commenter waxed about how evil the “nanny state” is to get involved in … Continue reading

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An Intelligent Design Argument That Made Me Think.

I decided to do a blog about this because it’s actually the closest thing to a compelling argument for ID that I’ve ever actually heard, and it’s unsporting to just argue against the truly lame arguments.  So when a difficult … Continue reading

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Intelligent Design.

Thought this was interesting.  Starts out a bit slow and dry but ramps up as it goes.

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