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My Retirement from Intelligent Design

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The rancor and daily vilification directed at me by the Pandasthumb has finally taken its toll. Never a kind word or a gesture of appreciation for all I’ve done to advance science and enrich our understanding of the world. Just criticism, vituperation, and abuse. I can’t endure it any longer. I’ve therefore decided to leave intelligent design and return to my first love — playing Chicago blues at the keyboard. Is this decision final? Might I make a comeback to intelligent design? Yes, it’s possible. If someone were to deposit $1,000,000 in my bank account (routing and account numbers available on request), I will consider a return. Otherwise, look for me around Halsted and Fullerton. Farewell.

9 Replies to “My Retirement from Intelligent Design

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    DaveScot says:

    Can I have your Darwin in a vise doll since you won’t be needing it anymore?

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    Bombadill says:

    Tell me this is a joke! You MUST keep up the good fight. The I.D. community needs your insights. Don’t let the intellectually & scholastically dishonest traditionalists over at Panda’s turd, intimidate you. After all, that’s the only strategy they have, since scientific data is not on their side. ūüôĀ

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    Dan says:

    Hi Bill,

    If you are truly retiring, I wish you the best. It is not easy to be the target of so many vicious attacks. I imagine your life is like that of a celebrity where you are always in the spotlight. Well, take care and thanks for all of your wonderful effort. I am sure there is a generation being educated which is ready to continue your fine work.

    Regards
    Dan

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    John Piippo says:

    Dear Bill:
    This is my first comment on your blog. I very much thank you for the work you are doing.
    I made a comment a few weeks ago on The Panda’s Thumb (http://www.pandasthumb.org/arc.....ern_c.html). I was quickly attacked by a litany of ad hominem abusives, ad hominem circumstantials, encountered one of the very best examples of begging the question I have seen (I’ll probably use it as an example in the logic classes I teach in college), was sworn at, and so on. I found it very difficult simply to make one logical point and have it responded to. Off we went chasing red herrings, swinging at straw men, and sliding down a great many slippery slopes. My brief life at The Panda’s Thumb gave me many wonderful new examples of informal logical fallacies to use in my teaching. As well as a number of clear non sequiturs and just plain poor logic.
    I do understand that il-logic is not the domain of Darwinists especially. But it did seem to predominate in the “discussion” I had.
    I have played guitar for many years. May I join up with you?

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    dave says:

    Actually, I’ve heard Bill play the piano. As with all his other disciplines, he’s very good. Science’s loss is The House of Blues’ gain.

    Can I be your drummer?

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    Huperborea says:

    More falsehoods from Perakh

    On Panda’s Thumb Perakh wrote…

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    scordova says:

    You can also play the keyboard? That is way too cool!

    Salvador
    PS
    I was a music student before I decided to study math and science. So I can relate. ūüôā

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