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Oldie but goodie on Jerry Coyne and Bruce Alberts

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With all the talk about Jerry Coyne lately, I just had to dig up this oldie but goodie from Phil Johnson. 

I think we should feel sorry for Jerry Coyne. His own work has contributed to the destruction of Darwinism, and he seems to be suffering from a condition I call metaphysical panic, resulting from the shaking of a worldview he had always assumed to be unchallengeable. Persons suffering from metaphysical panic tend to lash out in impotent rage while making wildly illogical arguments. I encounter this sad condition regularly.

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5 Replies to “Oldie but goodie on Jerry Coyne and Bruce Alberts

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    scordova says:

    My own reaction resembles the dismay attending the discovery, at the age of six, that it was my father and not Santa Claus who brought the presents on Christmas Eve.

    Jerry Coyne
    commenting on what happened when he discovered the true story behind the peppered moths

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    idadvisors says:

    Just think is some staunch Platonist published a dialogue between Socrates(as the IDist) and a Darwinist. “Paradigmatic Panic” would overcome any skeptical reader when
    Socrates brings up the topic of ‘information content in structures.” What would the dialogue look like? The sorite or syllogism would be groundbreaking.

    “Philosophers should never violate Ockham’s Razor, scientists must not.”
    Eric Peterson

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    agam says:

    Phil Johnson “The concept of intelligent design in biology is now on the intellectual table for consideration. All we have left to accomplish is to win the debate – and that is the easy part.” It’s five years since then; such prescience…

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    GilDodgen says:

    Re #3: The debate has already been won when it comes to the general public, approximately 85% of whom don’t buy blind-watchmaker stories and who don’t think that no intelligence or purpose was involved in origins. In academia, and the educational system in general, the debate will be quickly won, once lawsuit threats, intimidation, ridicule, and attempts to destroy the lives and careers of those who even give a hint of having doubts about Darwinian orthodoxy, are removed from the equation.

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    kairos says:

    > Re #3: The debate has already been won when it comes to the general public,
    > approximately 85% of whom don’t buy blind-watchmaker stories and who don’t
    > think that no intelligence or purpose was involved in origins.
    > In academia, and the educational system in general, the debate will be
    > quickly won, once lawsuit threats, intimidation, ridicule, and attempts to
    > destroy the lives and careers of those who even give a hint of having doubts
    > about Darwinian orthodoxy, are removed from the equation.

    I completely agree. But I think that informed NDE supporters have perfectly realized about. Thie is the reason why they are desperately trying to defend access to media and education. They know that if people CAN access the right information NDE LOSE.
    K.

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