5 Replies to ““Brutally Criticized”

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    DaveScot says:

    The National Center for Selling Evolution (NCSE) is getting lots of press recently.

    None of it good. 🙂

    With high ranking members in it like the contemptible dimbulb Wesley Elsberry it’s hardly surprising. There’s an old saying that’s apt here. When you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.

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    jasonng says:

    The conspiracy to silence dissent that Darwinists have denied is finally getting a chance to show itself in the media for all to see, and I doubt many will like what they’re hearing. Once again the facts are on our side and they’re the people pushing an anti-science, dogmatic agenda. Someone’s got to make a new expression for this, it’s worse than the pot calling the kettle black.

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    jzs says:

    How about ‘hypercrite’?, kind of an excessive hypocrite.

    A definite example: Randi offering $$$$$ for someone to not show an ID-friendly movie that was given permission to show.

    Berlinksi wrote a letter to Randi (http://www.discovery.org/scrip.....coMainPage) but for some reason Randi didn’t put it in his weekly commentary.

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    mynym says:

    Says the populist:

    Well, I think it’s more than that. I think this is a concerted effort in a fascist way to punish…

    (Emphasis added)

    History on the fascist way:

    The scholars whom we shall quote in such impressive numbers, like those others who were instrumental in any other part of the German pre-war and war efforts, were to a large extent people of long and high standing, university professors and academy members, some of them world famous, authors with familiar names and guest lecturers abroad….
    If the products of their research work, even apart from their rude tone, strike us as unconvincing and hollow,
    this weakness is due not to inferior training but to the mendacity inherent in any scholarship that overlooks or openly repudiates all moral and spiritual values
    and, by standing order, knows exactly its ultimate conclusions well in advance.(Hitler’s Professors: The Part of Scholarship in
    Germany’s Crimes Against the Jewish People
    By Max Weinreich
    (New York:The Yiddish Scientific Institute, 1946) :7) (Emphasis added)

    Biology, the Blood and the Soil are just like being scientific…which probably means that proto-Nazism is just like gravity or somethin’! Some fellows want to try to engage in biological thinking rather than thinking through biology.

    Our whole cultural life for decades has been more or less under the influence of biological thinking, as it was begun particularly around the middle of the last century, by the teachings of Darwin…

    (Ib. :33) Since it is weak, the “Jewish influence” must be quarantined and opposing views must be censored somehow and so on. The “biological thinkers” seem to have no idea what they’re talking about, it’s more of a feeeling.

    “And they were all doctors like me, who tried to think biologically, biology as the foundation of medical thought. . . . We didn’t want politics—we were critical of politics—but [concerned} with the way human beings really are—not just an idea or philosophy.”

    National Socialism as Applied Biology

    The nation would now be run according to what Johann S. and his cohorts considered biological truth, “the way human beings really are.” That is why he had a genuine “eureka” experience—a sense of “That’s exactly it!”—when he heard Rudolf Hess declare National Socialism to be “nothing but applied biology” (see page 31). Dr. S. felt himself merged with not only Hess (he told me, with some excitement, “I was standing no more than ten meters from him at the time!”) but with the Führer himself: “Hess knew exactly what Hitler thought… . He was the only one closely involved with him all the time.” S. quickly joined the Party and devoted himself to the realization of that biological claim.

    He pointed out proudly that these early SA doctors formed the nucleus of the National Socialist German Physicians’ League (Nationalsozialistischer DeutscherArztebund), the doctors who, as he put it, “were the first intellectuals to have complete confidence . . . in National Socialism to march in the streets”—in effect, to put their bodies on the line.

    (The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the
    Psychology of Genocide
    By Robert Jay Lifton :129) (Emphasis added)

    When biologists attack! This fellow seems to want to:

    I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric. It’s time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots. If you don’t care enough for the truth to fight for it, then get out of the way.

    –PZ Myers

    “Let me at them, I just put my smarty pants on and I’m feeling a bit scientific now!” or jackboots…at any rate, moves toward censorship should be expected yet I think that Karl Kraus’s answer was best. Satire is also the most fun. To have fun, you have to make fun. You have to make something to have something, which makes a lot of sense if you have the sense to think about it.

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    jasonng says:

    “How about ‘hypercrite’?, kind of an excessive hypocrite.”

    Maybe, does anyone have connections with dictionary publishers?

    “A definite example: Randi offering $$$$$ for someone to not show an ID-friendly movie that was given permission to show.”

    Did he really think the Smithsonian needed that money? He made a fool of himself when he didn’t need to.

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