Category: Darwinist rhetorical tactics
|October 18, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Culture, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolutionary materialism's amorality, evolutionary materialism's self-falsification, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
As Breitbart (as a handy source) reports: >>“Historically, no god has survived science. Gods evolved,” the best-selling American novelist said at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where he unveiled his newest book, “Origin”. The fifth instalment in the wildly popular series that started with “The Da Vinci Code” tracks Harvard professor Robert Langdon’s latest code-cracking adventure […]
|June 27, 2017||Posted by Eric Anderson under Chemistry, Darwinism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolution, Origin Of Life|
Recently I had a lengthy discussion with an acquaintance about evolution and the various concepts and claims that we find under the heading of the word “evolution.” At one point I brought up the origin of life and he promptly insisted: “that’s not part of evolution.” “Perhaps,” I offered, “but consider that the origin of […]
|June 14, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolutionary materialism's amorality, Media Manipulation, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
These clips are taken from a video that was recently pointed to by CY and which I (with help of UD) embedded here. We need to ponder what is happening with our civilisation under the impact of evolutionary materialism and its fellow travellers up to and including cultural marxist agendas (also cf. here), so pardon […]
FFT: Gender as a social construct — what is the vid below telling us on where our intellectual culture has now reached?
|June 10, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, evolutionary materialism's self-falsification, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Someone gave the link, I think we need to watch a comparison of real vs fake papers on gender: I ask us to ponder: Where have we now reached, why? END
|May 31, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Selective Hyperskepticism|
The Antikythera mechanism is a fascinating object (thanks, EA . . . ), one that is often called the “first” [Analogue] Computer. It was recovered from a Roman shipwreck (likely c. 50 – 80 BC) near the island of that name, and the origin of the mechanism has been a challenge ever since a key observation […]
BTB & FFT: Is it true that “ID has no . . . recognised scientists, predictive qualities, experiments, peer reviewed publications, evidence, or credibility scientifically”?
H’mm, pretty devastating — if true. But, is it true? I doubt it. Let us start with this response to a certain objector who keeps providing lists of typical objector talking points (and who evidently wishes to be able to do so on UD’s nickel, without effective response). Not on our watch, gentilhombre: >>13 kairosfocus May 30, […]
|May 29, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Back to Basics of ID, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, evolutionary materialism's self-falsification, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
. . . with yet another list of talking points. Namely: >>The irony of a scientific idea, ‘Intelligent Design’, with no experimentation? The irony of a scientific idea, ‘Intelligent Design’, with no predictive qualities? The irony of a scientific idea, Intelligent Design’, that refuses to identify, or even look for, the Designer? My scientific idea […]
|May 1, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Food for thought, Governance & control vs anarchy, Politics/policy and origins issues, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
In the ongoing AJ vs ID discussion thread, major tangential debates have developed. One of these is on the IS-OUGHT gap, and it is worth headlining due to its pivotal worldviews importance (and yes, this is a philosophy issue). Let us start with Seversky, highlighting his key contention — which is commonly asserted: Sev, 261: […]
|April 19, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Food for thought, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
It is almost — almost — amusing but then quite sad to see how objectors to design theory play with logic and worldviews issues, then run away when the substantial issues are taken up. Let me clip from the FFT, AJ vs Charles thread to pick up these matters, but to avoid making this utterly […]
|April 19, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Artificial Intelligence, Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Intelligent Design, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
It’s always a pleasure to host Dr Selensky’s thoughtful contributions. Here, he tackles the subject of artificial life simulations and the implications of modelling environments, assumptions, algorithms etc: ____________________________ On Modelling Spontaneous Emergence of Programs and Their Evolutionary Self-Improvement Evgeny Selensky Some time ago, I left a comment on Jeffrey Shallit’s blog. We exchanged a […]
|April 13, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, evolutionary materialism's self-falsification, Food for thought, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Intelligent Design|
. . . through a case in point: >>tjguyApril 12, 2017 at 2:28 am rvb8 @2 Thank god (heh:), the obvious has been consigned to the rubbish bin of understanding, and we now prefer evidence, experimentation, and the unobvious, to the vacuous, empty, ‘obvious’. What is the problem with this way of thinking? He just […]
FFT*: Charles unmasks the anti-ID trollish tactic of attacking God, Christian values and worldview themes
In a current thread on SJW invasions in engineering education, in which yet another anti-ID commenter crosses over into troll territory, Charles does a very important worldviews and cultural agendas dissection. One, that is well worth headlining as *food for thought (as opposed to a point by point across-the-board endorsement): Charles, 51>>The point of the […]
. . . here (at 194) in his amazing engineering thread as he responds to Dionisio: >>Dionisio: Thank you for summarizing that interesting discussion. I will summarize it even more. 1) Nobody knows how morphogenesis is controlled and guided. 2) Moran is no exception to that. 3) “Experts” are no exception to that. 4) However, […]
|March 16, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, governance, Media Manipulation, Politics/policy and origins issues, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
. . . on just what it is that we are killing in the womb: >>“Why are you giving me robotic responses? I’m asking you a human question, and I hope you’ll favor me with a human answer?” That was Tucker Carlson on his primetime Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” interviewing Planned Parenthood Executive […]
|March 3, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Selective Hyperskepticism|
. . . (of the concept, functionally specific, complex organisation and associated information, FSCO/I) Sometimes, a longstanding objector here at UD — such as RVB8 — inadvertently reveals just how weak the objections to the design inference are by persistently clinging to long since cogently answered objections. This phenomenon of ideology triumphing over evident reality […]
|March 1, 2017||Posted by Eric Anderson under Climate change, Culture, Darwinian Debating Devices, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolution, Global Warming|
For years I have closely followed both the evolution debate and the global warming debate.* There are some important differences between the two debates, which may be the subject of a subsequent post. However, the number of similarities is striking. Enough so that for some time I have seriously considered writing a book detailing the parallels. […]
Design Disquisitions: Jeffrey Koperski on Two Bad Ways and Two Good Ways to Attack ID (Part 1): Two Bad Ways
|February 26, 2017||Posted by Joshua G under Creationism, Darwinian Debating Devices, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, ID, Lessons of History, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Science|
Here’s my new article at Design Disquisitions. Enjoy: In the next two (potentially three) articles I’ll be taking an in-depth look at an excellent paper written by Jeffrey Koperski, a philosopher of science at Saginaw Valley State University. Koperski has written about ID in several publications (1), which I highly recommend, and he takes a balanced […]
|February 16, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Governance & control vs anarchy, Politics/policy and origins issues, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
. . . being a peaceful witness (on the 44th annual occasion) against the ongoing global holocaust of the unborn; which has to date credibly mounted up to 800+ millions in 40+ years, and — per Guttmacher-UN numbers — is mounting up at one million more per WEEK: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt And, ever, […]
One of the ugliest agit prop, street theatre tactics now being commonly used is the accusation: fascist, in effect, outlaw beyond the pale of civil protection. It is therefore appropriate to pause and seek clarification on what fascism really is about. But first, let us draw attention to a disturbing historical parallel to what we […]
|February 2, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Governance & control vs anarchy, Politics/policy and origins issues, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
. . . being, an example of an actual, genuine grassroots-based movement of conscience and reformation in a civilisation giving itself over to ruinous marches of folly driven by toxic agit prop. (It also follows up from the recent post on the three marches, here; and the updated live streaming of the march, here.) Thanks […]
X, you know yourself, and heartfelt thanks go to you for giving us an eyewitness report, complete with pictures that themselves tell a story by utter, telling contrast with the other two marches:
>>X‘s March for Life 2017 Report
I traveled to Washington DC last week with my girlfriend Y to attend the 2017 March for Life, which is held annually “to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person” and to remember January 22, 1973, “the infamous historic day the Supreme Court invalidated 50 state laws and made abortion legal and available on demand throughout the United States in the now-infamous decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.”
I have made it a point to go to the March every year, although I have sometimes been thwarted by things like illness and weather, so my attendance has not been perfect since I decided the March was to become part of my life a decade ago. I intend to keep going back until I am physically unable, which I hope is later down the line rather than sooner.
In previous years on the morning of the March, my buddy Z and I have watched television coverage of the March while throwing down breakfast at our hotel, which is to say we watched coverage of people protesting the March, because the March itself was never covered by big media. Yes, you read that right. This year, however, the buzz around was that it was going to be finally given some attention by what’s supposed to be news reporting, because of some big names that were going to be around.
This year, after an early complimentary breakfast of course, my traveling companions and I caught the V-line Metro from W-ville, [ . . . ] into town and we were soon walking from the station to the Washington Monument, where the Rally for Life was going to be held. We got notification from March resources that since VP Pence was going to be speaking at the rally, we had to get there early to get through the security checkpoints in time, which was like going through security at the airport, with metal detectors to walk through and personal items being subject to examination, and so forth.
We were lucky we got there as early as we did (about 9:30am), because shortly after picking out a spot to stand on near the main stage, long lines of people began to coalesce along Constitution Ave and flow into the space. I mean the lines were all the way down as far as we could see. Furthermore during the rally itself, you could see crowds of people lined up on either side of the venue, behind the fences, because there was no room left in the official rally area or they just couldn’t get in because of the long lines. I wanted to meet with my cousins who came also, but they never made it in.
Normally, I do not use much of my time to listen to political speakers anymore, even if they are devoted Pro-Lifers like me. I’ve heard it all before. But I will say, what I was impressed by was the mere presence of VP Pence, and Kellyanne Conway (Trump advisor), and Mia Love (first GOP black woman ever elected), and Ben Watson (NFL). A group of young American Heritage Girls led the Pledge of Allegiance, which was heartwarming, and there is the opening and closing prayers to the rally, which are very inspirational to me and unify all the different faith traditions represented there.
The talking went on too long and there is always a bottleneck when the March itself starts and hundreds of thousands of people are all trying to walk down the same street at the same time. So we waited and waited and waited, pressed on all sides by people, while our turn to start marching from the Washington Mall up the road to the Capitol Building came. If you are claustrophobic, I do not recommend participation in this.
One of the most fascinating things you see when you attend the March are the signs. You get to see so many signs in so many shapes and sizes from so many places across the country made by so many different people that say so many things about how precious life is. One of these days, I’m going to go to the March and just take pictures of signs and say hello to the people holding the signs and make a book about it. As one of the speakers at the rally said, we welcome everyone to march with us.
Being on your feet from 9am until 3pm or so, without sitting, takes it’s toll on your back. I have lower back issues from time to time and I almost got worried that I would cause a flare-up or something. Miraculously, when Y and I found a sidewalk bench to sit on for 5 minutes, it was like a healing. We were able to continue on up to the Capitol. The only other thing that threatened to interrupt our March was one of the many food trucks that lined the street for awhile. Keep marching, soldier!
The March for Life only happens once a year, but there are many Pro-Life ministries to get involved with if a person is serious about the issue, as I try to be. I’ve been volunteering at a local pregnancy center for the past three years, helping single women with educational materials and assisting with shopping in the store for donated baby stuff we have at the center. The center is launching a men’s outreach too, which I am helping get off the ground, along with a prayer group there that I have volunteered to lead. There’s lots of work to be done.>>
It is time for us to face what we have done as a civilisation, and what we continue to do.
Let us ponder the grim reality of 800+ million members of our unborn posterity slaughtered in the womb since the 1970’s, and rising at a further million per WEEK. Then, let us understand how corrupting such blood guilt is, and how it must seep into everything, everywhere, shaping our worldview and civilisational agenda through the seven mountain-citadels that dominate any community:
Then, let us ask ourselves, how we can awaken our deadened consciences and souls, and how we can by God’s grace find a saner, better way by a realistic path of reform; illuminated by understanding the signs in life itself and in the cosmos that point to its design by an intelligent being. One who clearly made us as responsibly, rationally free and morally governed. END