The Missionary Position
These poor, befuddled kids get a lot of Türen slammed in their Gesichten, not the least of which is the door of opportunity that their nutball religious Führers in America sadly slammed in their young minds. Following up with these young men today, the camera rolls as they express a mixture of gratitude for the discipline and embarrassment about the silly ideology that they had to mouth. If you missed it, check the link for when it will re-air, because it's exactly what Salman Rushdie meant when he said, while speaking at the University of Minnesota a few months ago, that surrealism is the true realism of today.
"The truth about the Church of Latter-Day Saints is that it is a corporation, and it's run like a corporation, and at the bottom of it, it has no heart."
Speaking of surrealism, and of corporations... I got what I wanted: heartless DaveScot was booted from UberCommon Dissing and William Dembski has started posting more. I've heard so much about Dembski's reported sense of humor despite his crazy beliefs, but the dude has been so whiny lately that he's losing his amusement value for me. Okay, I tease him a lot and get a little coquettish even though he's absolutely safe from me, but ever since the Dover decision he's waving his wet handkerchief so vehemently that it may as well be a white flag. So give it up, Bill! Switch sides already, man.
Why does a giant of evolution, like Coyne, need to sully himself with an extended critical review of Coulter’s GODLESS? Can you imagine Einstein reviewing a popular book by a journalist critiquing his general theory of relativity? Why does evolution need so much defending? [Because lies are easier to believe, my boy.]
By the way, I received my first PhD, in mathematics, from Coyne’s institution, the University of Chicago. It’s in my capacity as a mathematician, rather than as a theologian, that I make my primary contribution to ID. [Oh, yeah?] Also, Lehigh is, as I recall, one of the top 50 research institutions in the US, and Behe is a full professor there. So calling him a third-rate biologist seems a bit much. Can Coyne point us to any third-rate biologists who love evolution as much as he does? [What, first-rate not good enough for you? Well, okay...] Does evophilia automatically make one at least a second-rate biologist? [Huh?]
Oh, boo, hoo, hoo. Poor foppish I.D.! Everyone picks on it (or id). It can't even cross the road without being called a chicken. It's better funded than many legitimate scientific institutions, and yet it cannot throw a punch without knocking itself in the cheek! And this has been called by UD and Dembski's Disco Boys "the only alternative to Darwinism"?
Well, so much for this "youthful, rebellious" movement formerly known as the movement formerly known as scientific creationism, which was going to "go back to the lab" and displace evolution in ten years. (That clock is still ticking, Bill, baby.) I guess that's what happens when you try to dress up your own Goliath (or how about Go-LIE-eth) as David--you're forced to aim your slingshot at your own eye just to get a little attention!
Perpetual victimhood, like perpetual fringe status, is not impressive.