Category: Free Speech
Just now, I responded to a point JM made in the current James Tour thread. I think the comment chain is worth headlining: KF, 14: >> why debate someone when instead: [a] you can ignore, marginalise and rob of publicity? [b] you can caricature, smear, slander and poison the well? [c] you dominate institutions and […]
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, […]
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 […]
|November 19, 2016||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Free Speech, Freedom, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
It seems the impact of Brexit followed by Trump [= “Amer-exit” ?] is stirring up a sharp reaction in global halls of power, leading for instance to resort to a loaded, one-word, barbed dismissal of the presumed ignorant, stupid, insane or wicked masses: U/D: Let’s add a clip on the wave of upcoming elections […]
|October 12, 2016||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Free Speech, Geo-strategic issues, governance, Lessons of History, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Media, Politics/policy and origins issues|
This issue is directly relevant to the ID controversy, but also to much more of what has gone wrong with our civilisation and the utter, stark peril we now face because we ignored warning signs for decades: This has to be decoded a bit, as it is of course in the usual context of our […]
|May 6, 2016||Posted by William J Murray under Free Speech, language, Laws, Legal, Racism, Society|
Does a man have the right to identify himself as a woman and enter their locker rooms and bathrooms, demanding equal rights for their self-identification? Does a person have the right to identify herself as a native American and, when filling out forms for employment or college, indicate her ethnicity as such, even though she […]
|July 24, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Laws, Religion, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Carpathian, sadly but predictably, in the face of remonstrance has continued his attempts to support ghettoising, stigmatising and silencing the voice of the Christian in public; making himself a poster-child of a clear and present danger to liberty in our time. For example: >>Religious activities should all be private. Any prospects for religious conversion should […]
|June 9, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Free Speech, FYI-FTR, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
Today, I must postpone my intended next FTR, but I believe we will find very useful, the Olin Foundation paper as captioned, with abstract: >>Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation Timur Kuran* and Cass R. Sunstein** An availability cascade is a self-reinforcing process of collective belief formation by which an expressed perception triggers a chain reaction […]
|June 8, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, News|
So if you are an American, you vote for it, you pay for it with your taxes, you support it with your discretionary spending, and it tells you to shut up.
|June 2, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, News|
So the “free speech zone” would then be the United States and its territories, possessions, protectorates, and dependencies? Right?
|June 2, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, Intelligent Design, News|
“On every issue you must follow the evidence where it leads and listen to people where they are,” the former New York City mayor told 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees.
|January 5, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, Mind, News|
Maybe the only way a Scientific American writer could support free will is to somehow link it with materialism. Better that than embracing tyranny!
|November 17, 2013||Posted by DLH under Free Speech, Informatics, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, language, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Philosophy|
Random Brain Waves Save Free Will? The debate continues with a new publication. But the new study by Han-Gue Jo and colleagues of Freiburg makes a strong case that the “RP” is not really a ‘thing’ at all. They say that, in the two seconds before a button press, you see both negative and positive […]
|October 4, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Expelled, Free Speech, FYI-FTR||
It seems that, in the interests of more responsible and responsive, on-issue commentary here at UD and elsewhere in the context of debates over design theory (cf. concerns here and here), participants in discussions in and around UD need to clarify some matters, especially the difference between fair comment dissent and defamation and that between […]
FYI-FTR, 5: A BA 77 update — Dr Jerry Bergman lectures on the longstanding career and reputation slaughter of Darwin doubters
|July 20, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Atheism, Courts, Darwinism, Free Speech, FYI-FTR, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society||
BA 77 has found another vid on the Slaughter of the Dissidents that reminds us of what the sort of evo mat promotion stunts we see going on in and around UD can all too often end up as: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt A couple of stills can help us understand what Darwinist agit-prop […]
Journal of Medical Ethics, the ghosts of Francis Schaeffer and C Everett Koop have somewhat to say to you regarding “post-birth abortion” . . .
|May 22, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Free Speech, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
(In case you imagine this to be purely academic, cf. here) UD News has recently highlighted a debate on how the academy has reacted to objections to a bioethics paper that advocated “post-birth abortion.” (Cf. a noteworthy objection, here.) Including, “post-birth abortion” of the healthy but undesirable. A telling clip from the JME paper: we […]
|May 16, 2012||Posted by johnnyb under academic freedom, Darwinism, Evolution, Free Speech, science education, Society|
There are two regular tragedies in the Intelligent Design movement. The first tragedy is the student who airs his or her doubts about Darwin, and a faculty member then makes it their life mission to block that student from a degree, or, if they get a degree, prevent them from getting any further. This sometimes […]
|March 20, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Free Speech, News|
Maybe it was wiser not to hold a Reason Rally if all this unsorted stuff comes tumbling out of the laundry basket at once … ?
|January 17, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, News|
… to protest government interference in the Internet
|January 9, 2012||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Free Speech, Racism, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society||
This morning, I had occasion to visit a blog based course site I have developed, for working with a church in the Caribbean. This is a sample of the stalking and vandalism I discovered there, from the hate site owner: xxx, the religious wacko who owns and runs this site, blames all the world’s ills, […]