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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.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

William Dembski and Barbarella!

Where do I begin? To tell the story of how great a link can be?

The Dembski story of a link that's hawt ID - The simple story that shows up this dumb theory?

Where do I start?

To top it off - as if anything could be more funny than William Dembski linking to a man who uses intelligent design in a, ahem, highly creative fashion - I just saw "Barbarella," the Ballet of the Dolls version - frigging awesome! - and John A. Davison just told me that he luvs me. [Update: we're off again. Whew. Just in time before I went to bed and cheated on him with my own boyfiend. *Wink!*] It's just a summer of love!

Oh, my stars. Dembski links to a site by a man who also claims to use intelligent design for Pleasurianism - "a mixture of intelligent design and Hefnerian Playboy philosophy":

ID Pleasurian philosophy is a non-religious amalgam of ID science and Hefnerian Playboy philosophy. It serves as a strategically unified and archetypal counter proposal to orthodox ascetic religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. It is also somewhat resonant with Wiccan and “mother nature”- based pagan cults (in the west) and Tantric Buddhism (in the east). Pleasurian-ism is an earthy, sensuous and physically celebratory form of “monistic idealism” or infocognitive monism.” Pleasurian science is naturally driven by the "pleasure of finding things out."

COWABUNGA! Count me in! Count me iiiiiiinnnnnnn! I can get behind that (or, er, any other place).

I believe in intelligent design! Hallelujah!

I'm a believer!

(Somewhere, in all of this, starting with the rise of intelligent design, through the Dover trial, Dembski's fart animation, and this, there is a sci fi space opera musical just waiting to be written. Complete with bacterial flagella costumes and a blood-clotting cascade dance sequence.)

(Starring a snarky belly dancer and surrealist poet enthusiast-librarian-pirate-secret agent-scribe. I'll get right on it, Mr. President!)

Shimmies to Duae Quartuncia, Stranger Fruit, Red State Rabble, After the Bar Closes, Afarensis, Clever Beyond Measure, Paralepsis, Bill Brookfield and Penny (did you get lucky, Bill?), William Dembski (feeling lucky, Bill?), and to Jane Fonda, Ballet of the Dolls, the stars, the bars, the barmen, and to the whole lovin' galaxy out there!

UPDATED: Remember all that guff about "It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve in the Garden, blah, blah"? Well, according to Ken Ham's creationist sideshow it was Adam and Steve!

Between this, William Dembski becoming an unwitting porn star, and Sal Cordova thinking that he's Han Solo, I might not stop laughing for days! (And I mean "laugh" in the Inuit way, as in, "together in bed." *Wink!* )

Shimmies to Ed at Dispatches. Rhymes with...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm a believer!"

Didn't the Monkeys have a hit by that name?

June 17, 2007 10:15 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

"Then I saw her face,
yeah, I'm a believer!" Yep. They did.

Come to think of it, my blog needs a theme song.

June 17, 2007 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly, the group was the Monkees. They began as a parody of the Beetles, but turned out to have some talent of their own. The bubblegum-chewing teenyboppers of the late '60's were all gaga over Davy Jones(not the recent Disney version).

June 18, 2007 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought ID was only true for uptight kooks
Meant just for guys like Behe and Dembski
What's the use in trying?
Reality was strained
Applying logic only hurt my brain

And then I saw Brookfield
Now I'm a Believer!
Have sex all the time!
So I've got Faith -- Ooh!
I'm a Believer
Just like Mike Seaver
God's on my side

June 18, 2007 10:00 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...


I am not going to add a Monkees audio clip to this blog, you guys!

The bubblegum-chewing teenyboppers of the late '60's were all gaga over Davy Jones

I was big on Donny Osmond. *Crawls under the desk*

June 18, 2007 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better than being big on Donnie Wahlberg, which is my unfortunate history.

And now you know why I'm commenting anonymously.

June 18, 2007 11:30 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Who is Donnie Wahlberg?

June 18, 2007 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the Google search engine!!! It can tell you more than you ever want to know about anything. Donnie Wahlberg was a member of the singing group New Kids on the Block in the '80's. He is an older brother of Mark Wahlberg, star of "Invincible" and the recent hit "Shooter."

I had Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees confused. My cousin Cathy was six years old when the Monkees first aired in '66. She had googoo eyes for Davy.

Donnie Osmond-he wasn't ugly and his mother didn't dress him funny, but his religion sure does suck big bows of beans. Not to be ashamed-at one time or another I was interested in three young ladies of that persuasion.

June 18, 2007 12:42 PM  
Blogger Hermagoras said...

Of all the blog reactions to this fiasco (including my own), this is the funniest. I love your writing.

June 18, 2007 1:38 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Oh man, Scotius! I remember that my niece was into the New Kids on the Block but I could never tell any of them apart! ;-)

Probably ditto for the Osmond brothers for members of the older generation. It was way weird when Marie Osmond turned sixteen and said, “No more balloons on the show.” Ooooh, Miss Maturity!

Greetings, Hermagorus! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Gosh, an English professor likes my writing? Whoopie! I’m a frustrated writer myself.

June 18, 2007 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donnie was the one with the "Street Kid with the Heart of Gold" epithet. Which was great until he broke my 12-year old heart by setting fire to a motel room, thereby dropping the "Heart of Gold" part of his image and just becoming a Bad Boy.

But all this is besides the point and only reminding me of the pathetic days of my childhood.

Pleasurianism is hilarious.

June 18, 2007 3:06 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Oh, I remember that motel fire scandal, I think. But hey, why does our culture set up this good boy/girl, bad boy/girl dualism?

It's all part of the problem in this society, our swinging between worship and condemnation/schadenfreude.

If religious believers admitted that God was both good and evil, for example, I'd have less of a problem with religion. (Well, other than the fact that I still wouldn't believe that God exists!)

June 18, 2007 4:30 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Hi, Kristine.

Saw your comments at my blog (yes - it's the first time that I've even looked in a long time). I realize that my absence was abrupt. Sorry.

At any rate, I'm all for any sensuous Pleasurian philosophy as long as I don't have to suspend rationality for it. And I love to find stuff out!

I'll be around again in the future. I lost my focus and drive there for a bit but I appear to be getting a reprieve so I'm starting to come around.

See you soon!

June 19, 2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

PI GUY! Whoo-hoo!

No worries, just hoped you hadn't been ill or kidnapped and taken to the planet/asteroid/whateveroid Pluto, or something. ;-)

So much has happened lately! I aced my classes; went on a fabulous trip and met Richard Dawkins; Jerry Falwell’s soccer ball finally rolled across the highway (Richard and I sort of kicked it around a little); JAD told me he loved me (scroll down in the comments at the same post) and then broke it off (fruitier than a nutcake, that one); I have too many ideas for writing projects; and as you see I got religion! :-)

Welcome back! Don’t be a stranger, okay?

June 19, 2007 11:46 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Wow - It's good to feel missed! Congrats on your classes and sorry that your love for Davison goes unrequited - again.

I'm envious of your Galagopos trip (most of us never get to see a world renowned scientist/author in shorts!) and have actually thought of registering for the Atheist alliance Convention in DC at the end of August (end of Aug in DC - ~40 miles south) so, if I do, I'll have a little something to brag about.

Be back soon!

June 19, 2007 12:41 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I'm hoping to go to that conference myself.

June 19, 2007 2:48 PM  

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