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Ann Coulter: The demand that US prez hopefuls profess faith in Darwin is “flash mob method of scientific inquiry”

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Coulter sinned against the Holy Coasts when she wrote sympathetically about ID theorists.

Yes, but for heavens’s sakes, Ann, that’s the only way legacy media types would know they are “doing science” or “defending science.” In “The Flash Mob Method of Scientific Inquiry” (Townhall, August 24, 2011), Ann Coulter writes that, in politics,

Evolution is the only subject that is discussed exclusively as a “Do you believe?” question with yes-or-no answers. … This is the flash mob method of scientific inquiry.

It is, not, of course, a method of scientific inquiry, but rather the Inquisition of a publicly funded faith, court-ordered for public schools in many places. Coulter, who devoted a third of her 2007 book, Godless to the public Darwin myth, calls Darwinism a “mystery religion from the Victorian age.”

Yes, of course. And worshippers abound, from the byliners at New Scientist and Science to the anonymous press releases at ScienceDaily and Eurekalert. From the liberal Very Reverends to the New Age crackpots, they channel Darwin – mediocrity’s meal ticket. Science’s ticket to nowhere, or to the multiverse* – same thing.

Maybe if we called the Intelligent Designer “Louis Vuitton” to avoid frightening the Godphobics, they’d finally admit the truth: Modern science has disproved Darwinian evolution.

No, Ann. Won’t work. Darwin forgives them all their sins because, “evolutionarily,” they can’t help it. Louis Vuitton would say there’s No Free Lunch and make them pay their bills for his stuff.

* Nowhere and the multiverse the same thing? Of course. The multiverse is everywhere, which is the same thing as nowhere, for directional purposes.

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Of note to 'Flash Mob'; Dance Your Shoes Off - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KX2-J6uS-obornagain77
August 27, 2011
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On the other hand, If it takes intervention from ID people, one has to wonder if the candidate is the best representative of the cause. If they don't already know, then it hardly seems reasonable to expect that they will bother to find out. The use of ID as a campaign slogan has little substance, apparently.CannuckianYankee
August 27, 2011
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A worthy effort, but I doubt it will do much good unless they both know who you are. Your letters probably got buried among millions of others. I think what really needs to happen is that someone in the ID movement who has name recognition and clout needs to get their attention on the matter.CannuckianYankee
August 27, 2011
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In fairness, and regarding the flack he's taken on Coyne's blog for what I'd term 'moderate' evolutionary stances at times, I would definitely give him credit for a more reasoned position regarding theological issues, and of possible nuances regarding an evolving evolutionary paradigm. This of course remains to be seen, and as I oft' times tout, my own take on ID and NDE is completely open to the data, and nothing more.
”Good luck selling nonsense that anyone with an IQ above room temperature can figure out is nonsense, unless he has been subjected to the intellectual lobotomy that Darwinists aspire to perform on real freethinkers.”
I do see a lot of materialist lobotomies ‘out there’, but in Nicks case, I’d say his IQ is well above my garage temp here in Phoenix today. As I recall, it went to around 142 deg F. Cheers, Beauleebowman
August 27, 2011
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"I think it would be in IDs best interest to help pro ID candidates to develop appropriate talking points when faced with related questions. They may understand ID basics but they may not understand the most significant points that distinguish ID from either creationism or Darwinism."
On 6/18 I sent an email to Michele Bachmann's staff at the Minnesota 6th Dist., warning them of what was to come regarding her prior (and subsequent) endorsement of ID. I highlighted the ID historicity, including the political aspects as well as what it entailed in principle, and gave some advice regarding proper responses to questions. I added warnings as to what was likely to come of it, and suggested sticking to her original stance, but with the proper safeguards employed. I also included a few links, ENV, Discovery, UD, etc. I didn't hear back, but I feel that if they bothered to read it, they could gain from it. But it wasn’t long till I caught the video of the kid and his mother hitting Rick Perry up on ID. When I heard Perry mention the Texas schools teaching creationism alongside evolution, and heard the mother whispering, “Ask him why he doesn’t believe in science”, I dropped what I was doing, went to the computer and put together a similar email which I sent to the Office of the Governor. In it, I copied the original, mentioned that I’d previously sent it to Bachmann, and threw in a little advice regarding things you’d think he already knew, like downplaying the use of the ‘creationism’ term. If not, I’m sure he knows them by now. And to think that I’ve never voted Republican that I can recall … ;~)leebowman
August 27, 2011
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Lol!material.infantacy
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Bring her to me, I'll bathe her...Joseph
August 26, 2011
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Ann Coulter I understand is the first women to ever create a large audience based on commentary. shes great on most things. She's effective and so a threat and so malice is sent her way by the losers. The establishment wants Obama to win again, largely identity reasons eh, and so simply believes creationism belief will hurt republican contenders. Then they also want to interfere with creationist beliefs by presenting them as a unnatural and new thing in the universe. The liberal establish thinks simply and consistently without need for memos. Fine with this creationist. It just shows creationism is a threat and a big deal in modern collective thought. Excellent. YEC was first but ID forced the great reactionary response.Robert Byers
August 26, 2011
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Nick, Materialist, totally obsessed, ideological atheists like you are doing much harm to the cause you claim to promote. It is not the ID movement that ignores science, reason, evidence, and mathematics, it is the "random errors can turn bacteria into Mozart given enough time" crowd like you who are ignoring all of this. Good luck selling nonsense that anyone with an IQ above room temperature can figure out is nonsense, unless he has been subjected to the intellectual lobotomy that Darwinists aspire to perform on real freethinkers.GilDodgen
August 25, 2011
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Bathe her, and bring her to me.material.infantacy
August 25, 2011
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I'd have her. But I wouldn't want her on my side.Grunty
August 25, 2011
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Yeah, the creationists are welcome to have her.NickMatzke_UD
August 25, 2011
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I've seen Ann Coulter on TV and read her columns. I'm not sure if she's someone I'd want on my side. She comes across as someone who will say anything, regardless of how unnecessarily inflammatory, just to keep her name in the news. Sort of like the Kanye West of op-ed. (Except maybe she can sing and write music - I don't know.)ScottAndrews
August 25, 2011
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A lot of what candidates do on the campaign trail is digesting and countering concerns and information they get directly from reporters. If it isn't in the reporters' minds it takes a back seat. A good candidate will know how to prevent getting lost in the constant inundation of media interests and talk directly about what interests them personally. Sadly we don't see that happening often enough. A lot of this dynamic contributes to a candidate's inability to really study the facts on a particular issue; especially when it is not directly related to their getting elected. They are on the go constantly, so are less likely to take the time to prepare replies to questions they are eventually going to be asked. I've seen many candidates who have stated their personal beliefs openly, then when questioned by media, get frustrated as if what they believe has nothing to do with the campaign. I think it has everything to do with the campaign if they've already made it public what they believe; so their frustration is not always legit even if they believe the question is not legit; which it may not be. The best campaigner in my view is someone who has done their homework and has prepared calm and well stated responses to questions related to what they've already made public, and is also prepared to answer questions not related to what they've already made public. Sadly, Sarah Palin for example was ill prepared for questions related to foreign policy, and that's partly what got her in trouble with the media. I think it would be in IDs best interest to help pro ID candidates to develop appropriate talking points when faced with related questions. They may understand ID basics but they may not understand the most significant points that distinguish ID from either creationism or Darwinism.CannuckianYankee
August 25, 2011
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Geez, you would think that, by now, one of the candidates would have a nice "in your face" response prepared. Fire back by asking- "What do you mean by "evolution"?" Did you know that even young earth creationists accept "evolution" as in the change in allele frequency over time, including speciation? Did you know that Intelligent Design A) is not Creationism because it does not depend on the Bible and B) is not an argument against evolution rather it is an argument against blind, undirected processes having sole dominion over evolution?"Joseph
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