FYI-FTR: Part 12, More from Kuran and Sunstein; on “sheeple” mass pseudo-consensus by way of manipulating opinion (and policy . . . ) through cascade effects
|June 10, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, FYI-FTR, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
It is worth pausing to pull up more from the rich motherlode of the Kuran-Sunstein Stanford law review article on opinion and reputation cascades, to help us understand what has been going on: >> the probability assessments we make as individuals are frequently based on the ease with which we can think of relevant examples.‘ […]
FYI-FTR*: Part 3, Is it so, that >> . . . What undermines the “case for design” chiefly, is that there isn’t a case for a designer>>
|June 1, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Ethics, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
It has become apparent that a major objection by EL et al, is that ” . . . What undermines the “case for design” chiefly, is that there isn’t a case for a designer” — clearly implying God as Designer/ Creator. This objection is closely backed by the now far too common atheistical/ secularist notion […]
|May 29, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
From the BBC: The Albertan, who has a longstanding interest in fossils, was digging a basement for a new home in Calgar… One is tempted to wonder whether the government-funded Beeb hack has any idea what digging out a basement in Calgary might even mean. Aren’t we all eating pineapples now, instead of sweeping up […]
|April 3, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
Is there a new term we could use that would make more sense? John Harnett writes Science has become the new religion. Those who dare challenge the dictates of ‘science’ are often declared crackpots, pseudo-scientists or just plain crazy. If you deny or doubt evolution, or anthropogenic global warming (AGW), now called ‘climate change’, or […]
|March 7, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
For decades, the creationist movement was primarily situated in the United States. Then, in the 1970s, American creationists found their ideas welcomed abroad, first in Australia and New Zealand, then in Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere—including Europe, where creationism plays an expanding role in public debates about science policy and school curricula. In […]
|November 8, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Intellectual freedom, News|
Sorry, it’s no secret: You can have conformity or creativity; not both.
|October 29, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Creationism, Culture, Intelligent Design, News|
So the officials mean that MSU is really a university and not just another tax-funded degree mill?
|September 29, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
A certain sort of sophisticate just knows he is right about everything, because he is so hot, he is cool.
|September 20, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design|
Typically, Real Clear Science didn’t ask an ID theorist to explain what ID is.
|July 26, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Darwinism, News|
Theology and Science should publish articles by ID theorists on ID theory for a while, instead of getting all their information from oppo research.
Debating Darwin and Design A dialogue between two Christians 1. Is Intelligent Design science or ‘creationism in a cheap tuxedo’? 21st July 2014 Joshua Gidney – Fourth Response I wish to begin this response by thanking Francis for his refreshingly substantive and engaging rebuttal. I believe that in his critique of ID, he has stepped up several […]
|July 1, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Darwinism, Intelligent Design|
Writer re politically correct academics: “being called a “creationist” is about the worst thing imaginable to them.”
|June 21, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
But why should we believe him rather than the supporters of longtime (now retired) New York Times writer, Nicholas Wade?
|June 17, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
Everitt must feel intellectually secure about what he himself thinks if he can afford to make correct distinctions.
|June 13, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism|
If everybody, even PZ Myers, is a creationist, nobody is.
|June 7, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
What? The heroine turns into a frog?
|May 18, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
What do you have to think these days to not be a creationist? (Note: Claiming creationists have cooties really doesn’t count any more.)
|May 13, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
It is outrageous how people are just plain poaching the “creationist” brand.
|May 12, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Darwinism, News|
Should we give Wade a tiny, hand-carved model of Noah’s Ark or something? We could get a Canadian to deliver it.
|April 25, 2014||Posted by News under Astronomy, Creationism, News|
But as Campbell rightly notes, the issues were all different then and he can’t be dealt as a card to any player today.