Category: Uncommon Descent Contest
Uncommon Descent Contest: What should we call the reviewer of a book on evolution who seems to be shouting Amen! fifty times? — judged
|October 15, 2017||Posted by News under Books of interest, Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Here. Years ago, we pioneered the term noviewer, to describe people who review books without reading them. Now a friend has written to ask for a contest to come up with term to describe the reviewer who is the author’s public relations specialist. For example, the book is called Darwin was right and the reviewer […]
Uncommon Descent Contest: What should we call the reviewer of a book on evolution who seems to be shouting Amen! fifty times?
|September 20, 2017||Posted by News under Books of interest, Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Prize: A hardback copy of J. Scott Turner’s Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something Alive and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It Recently, a friend linked us to the fact that Amazon had deleted 900 reviews of US 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened: Books get reviewed badly, and people […]
|July 13, 2013||Posted by News under Human evolution, Intelligent Design, News, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Therefore, to properly name this hybrid, we’d need to come up with a portmanteau that combines the first part of the male parent’s name (pig) and the second part of the female parent’s name (chimp), so …
|July 4, 2013||Posted by News under Human evolution, Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
… what should we call our earliest piggychimp ancestor?
Uncommon Descent contest: Contest offered for mendacity in journalism. But what about science journalism?
|May 27, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Do readers know of examples of actual fraud in science writing since 2000? Or reality avoidance so egregious that …
|April 30, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Intelligent Design, News, Uncommon Descent Contest|
It was fun. So many clever entries, so little time away from the grind …
|April 20, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Darwinism, Uncommon Descent Contest|
We need a new Coynage. What should we call Coyne’s battle for incivility toward – and distortion of facts about – traditional religion?
|August 16, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Here’s the contest: “Uncommon Descent contest: List the five books that helped ID most – written by non-ID researchers.” It riffs off an earlier contest: “List the ten most significant ID books of the last 25 years,” judged here. Briefly: Lots of books whose authors are looking for any solution other than ID have actually helped […]
|July 4, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Thanks to a kind donor, we can sponsor an essay contest this summer. We’ve all heard what the effect would be of accepting design as a cause in nature alongside of law and chance: Science hurtles back to the dark ages, fascism wipes out democracy, Armageddon arrives, and – worst of all – people who […]
Uncommon Descent Contest: Why do people refuse to read books they are attacking? First award – judged
|June 13, 2011||Posted by News under Uncommon Descent Contest|
The contest is here. The question was, for a free copy of The Nature of Nature , why would a scientist or scholar actually volunteer to trash books unread? It seems to happen frequently to books arguing for design in nature. And the winner is CannuckianYankee at 20 for To inform the public on what […]
|June 4, 2011||Posted by News under Extraterrestrial life, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Sorry for judging delay. The contest, you’ll recall, riffed off New Scientist’s offer of a Mars rock: Tell New Scientist what the first person to set foot on Mars should say. The winner gets a copy of The Nature of Nature , where Guillermo Gonzalez discusses the constraints of the galactic habitable zone. (Note: That […]
|May 27, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Human evolution, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Here’s the intro to the contest, riffing off the bewildering soap opera of claims about the relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals, followed by the question, for a free copy of The Nature of Nature , tell us: Do you think we understand the human-Neanderthal relationship better than we did twenty-five years ago? In what […]
|May 21, 2011||Posted by News under Cosmology, Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
Yup. In other news: “Woman is detained in NASA moon rock sting,”according to MSNBC (5/20/2011): Tried to sell treasure for $1.7 million in Southern California, authorities say It is illegal to sell moon rocks, which are considered national treasures.
|May 11, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Human evolution, Uncommon Descent Contest|
[Contest now judged. here. “Impress your friends with a piece of Mars is open until Saturday, May 28, 2011. The “Why do people refuse to read books they are attacking?” contest is open till Saturday June 4.] In this version of the very long-running human evolution soap opera (Ewen Callaway, Nature News, 9 May 2011), […]
|May 3, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Atheism, Christian Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
This was the question: For a copy of The Nature of Nature , explain why either Richard Dawkins or Francis Collins is the cuter poster boy for selling Darwinism. The question was first asked (that I ever heard of) by a prominent Canadian cosmologist, who wrote to a number of peers asking for feedback. He […]
Uncommon Descent contest: Is Richard Dawkins or Francis Collins the cuter poster boy for selling Darwinism?
|April 21, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design, Uncommon Descent Contest|
(Contest now closed for judging. Results here. ) Yes, a prominent Canadian cosmologist has written to a number of science notables to ask this simple question: Does Richard Dawkins or Francis Collins convert more people to Darwinism? For a free copy of The Nature of Nature , which do you pick and why? The cosmologist […]
|April 16, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Uncommon Descent Contest|
Here, kind readers were invited to “predict Darwin’s doom (or not)”, and win free stuff, either an Expelled or a Privileged Planet DVD. Here are the winners:
|March 27, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under Uncommon Descent Contest|
Every year, for some years now, the folk at Access Research Network have rank ordered the Top Ten intelligent design stories of the year. Due to volume, this last year, they were broken out into science news, media news, and 2009 resources. The Top Ten media news picks are here. Right now, we are talking […]
|March 20, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under Uncommon Descent Contest|
How would you have rated the stories differently?
Uncommon Descent Contest Question 21 reposted What if Darwin’s theory only works 6 percent of the time?
|March 14, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under speciation, Uncommon Descent Contest|
(Note: There was a problem posting entry comments to the original post, so I am reposting this – I think, very interesting – question to give others a chance. I have posted a link from the previous post to this one for purposes of entry. All previous entries will be judged, so no need to […]