Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Shining Example

A new facebook group has just started up declaring ID is a science. Taking after their big brother at Uncommon Descent, they've quickly adopted the practice of censorship it seems.

Yesterday, Andrew Stangl, president of SOMA, asked the group to provide a testable hypothesis that ID proposes. Instead of answering the question, they initially ignore it with a childish "Well what about evolution?"

From there, they continue to ignore the question and state that ID is completely compatible with evolution and all together different than creationism. After pointing out that the Wedge Document clearly states otherwise, the pro-ID group suddenly wasn't so nice. They accused Andrew of using "empty rhetoric" and subsequently deleted his remaining posts and warned him not to come back. Sounds much like the boys over at UD; unwanted information just disappears down the memory hole.

Registration for the group is now moderated, so new members will have to get approval. All the more easy to keep out those peksy facts bits of "empty rhetoric" they don't like.

Meanwhile, they still haven't answered the question. They did at one point, throw out the flagellum, but have never shown how this can potentially falsify ID given that they can just keep moving the goalpost, or refuse to admit that they've been defeated by demanding infinate detailing of the process, or just ignore it all together as Behe does with the flagellum.

This new group is a shining example to all creationists out there.

3 comments:

J P said...

Although the Angry Astronomer quite admirably allows just about any darn comment to be made, Stangl's group is NOTORIOUS for censorship.

Come on, who ya kiddin?

Everybody at KU knows that.

Jon Voisey said...

Care to provide any examples?

J P said...

Although the Angry Astronomer quite admirably allows just about any darn comment to be made, Stangl's group is NOTORIOUS for censorship.

Come on, who ya kiddin?

Everybody at KU knows that.