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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.



Monday, November 06, 2006

I Do the Swearing So They Don't Have To!

DaveScot made a drive by. And unlike some of my detractors, he actually rolled down the window and turned off the stereo, the better for me to hear the insult. So nice of him. ;-)

Come on, Davey. You know that I don't unleash like that often. I can also purrrrr. And you sound like you're still a little miffed that Corporal Kate isn't corporeal.

Me, making your job easier? I wonder what that job is, precisely. Walking around pushing doors marked "Pull"?

Yeah, see you and the rest of the comedy troupe on April 2, 2016, when "evolution dies" (of boredom, no doubt). Or perhaps evolution will fall down the stairs, since "gravity is the strongest force in nature"!

20 Comments:

Blogger JanieBelle said...

Daveyboy ain't even good at drive-by insults, is he?

Too too funny.

November 06, 2006 1:11 PM  
Anonymous AJ Milne said...

Okay. I'm confused.

Last I checked, Uncommonly Dense was Dembski's blog... but the suspicion among some is he's really just letting yon' drive-by artiste run it so it turns into a huge joke. Presumably so Dembski himself won't actually be held to account any more by the PT people for the spectacularly stupid stuff he'd said in that venue previously. The notion is: once DS is done turning it into the final proof that satire is now redundant, Dembski can just protest the whole thing was meant as 'street theatre', and disavow anything that ever happened there...

(Planned statement: 'C'mon, people! I'm the Isaac Newton of information theory™! Sez so right on the plaque on my desk! As if I'd let my blog be run by a a guy whose IQ wouldn't intimidate the average rotted turnip! Obviously ridiculous! I had nothing to do with it!')

Either that or DS doesn't actually exist, and is the creation of an Eeevil 'Darwinian' cabal, calculated to make IDC look stupid... This seems a plausible explanation for the existence of someone so wildly ham-handed in all fields of human endeavour simultaneously, whose only actual discernible skill seems to be pressing the 'Ban' button rapidly and at random...

(Equally plausible hypothesis, and an addendum to the above: the text allegedly generated by DS is actually generated by a severely crippled Markov generator lightly loaded with sadly uninteresting invective, and the banning is handled by a meth-addicted hyperactive pigeon in a cage with a button in front of its beak. The pigeon presses the button, the pigeon gets more meth, and someone at UD gets banned... Let's keep this one in mind, too... I can't rule it out yet.)

As a consequence of all this, whatever is actually going on, over at UD, the only actual insightful discussion of the weirdness that occurs in said forum occurs elsewhere. The fora at the Antievolution board, for example...

Also now argued (though, it's true, this argument comes from entities who may themselves be fictitious or the invention of the abovementioned Eeevil 'Darwinian' Cabal... our motto: you sure as hell ain't the fittest, Jack, so let's get this over with), is: Dawkins and our lovely Muse are apparently among the IDC movement's greatest allies... notwithstanding their providing of trenchant criticism of said movement... Apparently the occasional profanity is thought to help. I'll save the observation that IDC clearly needs more help than that... I'll just promise to swear at them more. Anything to help potentially fictional objects of satire. Potentially fictional objects of satire are among my favourite few things.

In any case, though it should be mentioned that our lovely Muse should be flattered for being so labelled as an Unintentional Friend of IDC, as she's now in such illustrious company (you and Dawkins, Mlle, receiving the same treatment... DS is too kind... I would kill for such kindness, even from a crippled Markov generator), I'm afraid I find it all a bit confusing. Which of you are working for whom, again?

And which of you, actually, are fictional, for that matter? Perhaps if you could wear name tags. Or team shirts. Or body paint and sparkles, as previously suggested, where appropriate. Whatever.

And now we have a suspiciously-timed twin sister, too? Fraternal, you say? She seems nice, but lacks your enviable skill with Saxon epithets...

And yet... And yet... we've never seen you two together.

Coincidence? I think not.

Hmmph... In any case, it's all a little too like a bad plot of Dynasty, or some equally painful 80s era night-time sitcom.

So can we just have an episode in which someone sez it's all just a dream? I really think we need to start over.

Thanks, your loyal reader, hugs and kisses &c

November 06, 2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Anders Chydenius said...

Just a random suggestion; if you want to actually learn about the philosophy of science you can't do much better than this:

http://www.amazon.com/Realist-Theory-Science-Verso-Classics/dp/1859841031

November 06, 2006 2:01 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I won't say that my stomach didn't drop when I read who it was, but if he thinks that I had anything to do with that so-called delisting, he's barfing up the wrong whiskey.

Speaking of whiskey, I think Dembski owes somebody a bottle.

Evie, you will admit that he put his foot in it there, won't you?

November 06, 2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Note to self: refresh page before commenting, Kristine.

AJ, I assure you that I, at least, am real.

I'll let Evie and DafTard (and I'm assuming that it really was he) speak for themselves.

The pigeon presses the button, the pigeon gets more meth, and someone at UD gets banned...

Are you saying that the UD "blog mod" is Ted Haggard? *Snigger*

Last I checked, Uncommonly Dense was Dembski's blog

Yeah, I know, the dude won't give me the time 'o day.

And yet... And yet... we've never seen you two together. Coincidence? I think not.

By design. But I'm real, I swear that I am. And this is my real photo. I'll prove it and post another of me. (Okay, people, you got what you wanted!)

Hmmph... In any case, it's all a little too like a bad plot of Dynasty, or some equally painful 80s era night-time sitcom.

It really is. But please don't change channels! Another chapter from The Extended Phenotype is coming up.

November 06, 2006 2:40 PM  
Anonymous MourningEve said...

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November 06, 2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

"gravity is the strongest force in nature"

Hah! That was the post to which I was commenting at UD when I was finally banned (for presenting facts and promoting rational thinking, I believe). DaveTard translated my response into Hebrew (he removed the vowels) and he actually wrote in his vowel movement comment that he'd "forgotten more about physics" than I'd ever known. Just think - all that time solving differential equations and squinting in a dark lab and Dave still knows more than me. *sigh*

I've never considered that Dumbski might be playing the let the goobers post for me so I can back out when the money runs out angle but that actually has some merit. Plus, that way, he'll never have to come through with the scotch!

November 06, 2006 3:09 PM  
Anonymous AJ Milne said...

Are you saying that the UD "blog mod" is Ted Haggard?...

And we were always sniffing at the notion that the DI ever does lab work.

Sure they do. It's just that it involves a glassy-eyed evangelical, some meth, and a leather-clad gay hooker, all together a box hooked up to a webserver.

(In the quote-mined version, of course, this quote is conveniently clipped at 'Sure they do...')

November 06, 2006 4:00 PM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

DaveTard is a hoot. Outside of UD ( and even at UD, previously) he tosses out "potty language" left and right, like a child reveling in its own feces...then he tries to condemn others. What a maroon, as Bugs would say.

Bwahaha, impotent old sycophant, go back to UD where you can feel safe by banning/excising posts and having such "heavyweight minds" fawning over your stupidity -- like that monumentally dumb claim that your typing violated the 2nd Law of Therm, DaveTard

November 06, 2006 4:17 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I know, PiGuy. I'm so pissed off about that too that I linked it in my rant. Yeah DafTard, you ignorant slut. Wanna meet a real physicist, ya freak?

Deadman, DafTard actually claimed that his typing violated the 2nd LoT? But is he cute?
:-) Wouldn't that "prove" evolution, by the way?

No, AJ, it's going to be quote-mined as "we were always sniffing..." Be careful!

I think bloggo does that to everyone, MourningEve. And why can't he have a drink with me, for heaven's sake?

November 06, 2006 5:18 PM  
Blogger DaveScot said...

I'm almost not feeling the love here. Almost.

Don't let me not feel it at all or I'll disappear and this blog will fade back into obscurity again.

November 07, 2006 9:27 AM  
Blogger DaveScot said...

Curiously, in some ways gravity is also the strongest force in the universe. It always adds, never subtracts, and can build up until it overwhelms all other forces.
-Physicist John G. Cramer


http://www.npl.washington.edu/av/altvw89.html

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's from a real physicist not an anonymous pretender. Too bad. So sad.

November 07, 2006 9:40 AM  
Blogger DaveScot said...

That's all you get from Super Dave today kiddies. I'm going to go back over to UD (pagerank 6/10 on google, by the way :-p ) where even my most playful utterings are taken seriously and propagated far & wide. It must be very frustrating for y'all knowing that, eh? LOL

November 07, 2006 9:46 AM  
Anonymous AJ Milne said...

Well, it's for the best.

I mean, Kristine, I know you must be heartbroken and all, but I was really starting to wonder about that guy.

I mean, I know you like him 'n all, but I really didn't like where that relationship's going.

Think it over. He'd *just* moved into your blog a few days ago, and he was *already* doing the emotional blackmail thing?

Make me feel the love or I leave, he says. Wow. Geez, girl, can you pick 'em.

He was damaged goods, girl, I tell ya, damaged goods. Dunno what the whole, sad story was, there, but that just wasn't pretty.

You're better off cutting your losses, anyway, and taking up with somebody with a few less issues.

November 07, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

or I'll disappear and this blog will fade back into obscurity again.

Back to good old blogscurity town with my packed bags and a little money in my pocket, and a little wiser. He “made” me, and he can destroy me, I guess. ;-)

Wow. I mean, I’m not getting my feelings hurt or anything—Davey’s taking it all a little too seriously here. I thought he’d just take 2 shots and go. But whatever. It was fun while it lasted, but he’s not the UDoodler that I really want to sign my yearbook (as I’ve made clear to the consternaton of various male visitors here…) There are real mysteries in life! [twinkle]

November 07, 2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Lunchtime. Little boy needs to eat his words.

Curiously, in some ways gravity is also the strongest force in the universe. It always adds, never subtracts, and can build up until it overwhelms all other forces.
-Physicist John G. Cramer… That's from a real physicist not an anonymous pretender. Too bad. So sad.


Ah, the “small fish in an only slightly-larger-pond” argument. (Is he fucking serious?) Gravity can overwhelm all other forces (in very special circumstances in an extremely localized area). It always adds, never subtracts—just like machine language—which is why one can never subtract using the MS calculator function, right? (I am a PC user, eeek!) Or why the earth’s and the moon’s gravity can never cancel out to produce an orbitally stable area in space called L-5, right?

For pity sakes, that’s just plain pathetic. I mean, I’m a girl and everything, and I typed that without even Googling. (Need a secretary PiGuy?) *Snigger*

I'm going to go back over to UD (pagerank 6/10 on google, by the way :-p ) where even my most playful utterings are taken seriously and propagated far & wide.

Well, not frustrating, considering it’s a good approximation of how you’ve been acting here, Dave. It’s been a real compliment, you hanging on my every word.

Yeah, those discussions at UD are fascinating. I’d be jealous if I hadn’t been laughing so hard.

This is fun!

November 07, 2006 12:35 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

When I read the long HAHA string, I had this weird image of that scene at the end of The Pink Panther Strikes Again where Chief Dreyfus is playing the pipe organ as the chateau fades away until all that you see is his twitching eye. *shiver down spine*

Even in that exchange at UD I tried to say "Look - Cramer's trying to make an analogy to explain why gravity seems so strong. It adds up because the objects against we measure it are enormous - Earth, Moon, sun, etc.". But he just didn't get it. That was the last straw and Dave then disenvoweled my comment.

Cramer is, indeed, a physicist (hey, look what it says right here on my business card: "John Walstrum - Staff Physicist" uh, not an anonymous pretender actually but I'm actually a physicist. Cool!) but, I'm afraid that, due to his incredible intelligence, Dave didn't actually need to take any physics courses to come to the conclusion that he is some sort of expert and, of course, ended up taking the statement out of context. Gosh - that a;most never happens over at UD!

November 07, 2006 1:45 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

hey, look what it says right here on my business card:

I have a sign on my wall at home that says, “Infinitives split while you wait.” And no, that does not refer to multiples universes, Davey.

November 07, 2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

This just deserves pointing out one more time...

"Prediction: Within the next two years work on certain enzymes will demonstrate overwhelmingly that they are extremely isolated functionally, making it effectively impossible for Darwinian and other gradualistic pathways to evolve into or out of them. This will provide convincing evidence for specified complexity as a principled way to detect design and not merely as a cloak for ignorance." - (dick)WAD, 2002

tick tock tick tock,
we're in overtime, folks!

November 09, 2006 4:27 PM  
Blogger Zachriel said...

DaveScot: "HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHA"


The first sentence in the essay is "Gravity is the weakest force in the universe."

November 17, 2006 11:07 AM  

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