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Corporate America Not Taking Sides in ID-Evo Debate

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The Darwin exhibition frightening off corporate sponsors
By Nicholas Wapshott in New York
(Filed: 20/11/2005)

An exhibition celebrating the life of Charles Darwin has failed to find a corporate sponsor because American companies are anxious not to take sides in the heated debate between scientists and fundamentalist Christians over the theory of evolution.

The entire $3 million (£1.7 million) cost of Darwin, which opened at the American Museum of Natural History in New York yesterday, is instead being borne by wealthy individuals and private charitable donations. MORE

9 Replies to “Corporate America Not Taking Sides in ID-Evo Debate

  1. 1
    jboze3131 says:

    off topic, but can someone say nutcase stalker?

    http://uncommondissent.blogspot.com/

    this sort of childishness seems to be very common among the NDE side. most people would see that as an indicator of which side of this debate is unhinged…im voting on the stalker site that makes a post for every post bill makes then rants like a 10 yr old about how evil, stupid, moronic, lying, etc. bill supposedly is.

    gotta love kids.

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    Bombadill says:

    Any port in a storm, jboze.

    Yes, I think a restraining order is in order here.

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    DonaldM says:

    I love this quote from the article:

    The outbreak of corporate cold feet has shocked New York’s intellectuals.

    Imagine all these poor shocked intellectual elites dumbfounded over why corporate America just can’t find it in their hearts or their coffers to support the Darwinian worldview. The image of these distraught elites crying in their Starbucks lattes is comforting indeed!

    Then there’s this tidbit from Niles Eldredge:

    Niles Eldredge, the exhibition’s curator, confirmed that the exhibition was intended to redress the balance in the battle between scientists and creationist Christians being fought across the country.

    “This is for the schoolchildren of America,” he said. “This is the evidence of evolution.”

    When will these people learn that the battle isn’t between Darwinists and Christians. Of course, I think Eldredge does know this, but he wants to toss out the dreaded “C” word like red meat to rouse the Darwinian jackals. And what “balance” does he want to redress? Darwinian evolution is the ruling paradigm in all of biology, and in how biology is taught in public schools. So, what IMbalance does he want this exhibit to redress, I wonder.

    Of course, we can take some comfort when he says “This is the evidence for evolution”…I guess this isn’t a very large exhibit!

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    DonaldM says:

    off topic, but can someone say nutcase stalker?

    http://uncommondissent.blogspot.com/

    this sort of childishness seems to be very common among the NDE side. most people would see that as an indicator of which side of this debate is unhinged…im voting on the stalker site that makes a post for every post bill makes then rants like a 10 yr old about how evil, stupid, moronic, lying, etc. bill supposedly is.

    gotta love kids.

    You’d think this guy would want to come here and engage in discussion and debate instead of hiding out on some parody site. But then, he’d have to employ some actual argumentation, which probably makes him break out in hives!

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    scordova says:

    From the article: “The museum will have to depend more heavily upon the profits of its Darwin-related merchandise to finance the cost of staging the exhibition, including a 12-inch Darwin doll, Darwin finger puppets…”

    Thank you Bill, I was hoping you’d eventually showcase the article. It seems they need to sell some Darwinialia instead of Darwin Dolls, maybe some Darwin Dolls augmented with Vises on their heads:

    Salvador

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    ajl says:

    “off topic, but can someone say nutcase stalker?

    http://uncommondissent.blogspot.com/

    Jboze, thanks for sharing that. Wow. I never realized how much time people have on their hands. What a sad existence.

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    jboze3131 says:

    yeah, i went to site admin to see if there were any new comments and i noticed that under the incoming referral links.

    it looks as tho this guy links to every single post then comments with childish insults to everything that is said. lets set up a fund to buy him an xboc 360 maybe. 🙂 hell have a hobby then.

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    Tim Sverduk says:

    How is a 12 inch Darwin doll and a replica of his home office “evidence” in favor of the theory of evolution? This sounds more like evidence that his home office really did exist, and it really did have a fireplace, etc. What does that have to do with the correctness of the theory of common descent through random mutation and natural selection? I wonder if the display will also contain a wall-chart showing the specific, reproducible chemical steps to turn non-living chemicals into a reproducing cell?

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    russ says:

    Tim wrote: “I wonder if the display will also contain a wall-chart showing the specific, reproducible chemical steps to turn non-living chemicals into a reproducing cell?”

    I’d like to see an exhibit on the mathematical probabilities of common descent through random mutation and natural selection. I would pay the admission fee to see that.

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