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Saturday, September 30, 2006

ID...Idiot Disorder?

-Last Friday, USF had a debate on Intelligent Design Vs. Evolution. The advocates that opposed evolution and embraced ID are quoted to be "..skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the origination and complexity of life, and we therefore dissent from Darwinian macroevolution as a viable theory." I had no idea that God flipping on a light switch counted as viable and that a theory - based upon thousands of facts - isn't. Be sure to remember the entire concept of God is so ridicuous and inane, that one must have faith, not reason, to "understand" it; which makes it all but viable.

-Im not the only one on campus who's thinking this through; Henry Mushinsky, the Professor of Evolutionary Biology at USF said that: "Evolution is not a belief. It is based on thousands and thousands of facts, (Intelligent Design) is bull. It is one more insult to people who study and think about evolution. It's just another way of packaging someone's religion for people who don't understand how scientists use theories."


-James Garey, an associate professor of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, said that: "I know the group (the PSSI). They are thinly disguised creationists. One of the members took a figure from one of my articles - without permission - published it, and said it refuted evolution, which it did not."

-Garey continues to say that:

"The conferences are set up. They will have moles planted in the crowd to ask certain questions. They are good debaters. The problem is that it is simply not a science, so there is no real debate. It is pointless to argue with them."

-I'd agree.

-This is kind of an old Cox and Forkum cartoon, but it's relevance has not diminished:


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