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Quote of the Day: Re Darwin’s Coyne reduced to channelling Holocaust denial

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From Humbled, in response to “Coyne sinks to a new low: compares Dembski to a Holocaust denier.”:

Coyne is headed, if not already there, in the same direction to that of Dawkins. Started out with some interesting, albeit flawed, arguments but his blind adherence to materialism, and his hate for all things God, has impaired his ability to think critically. His posts these days amount to nothing more than emotional rants, flawed arguments, poor reasoning and terrible science.

Look, there are actual Holocaust deniers out there, like there are actual drug dealers and murderers for hire out there.

That said, the surest sign of someone losing a serious argument about facts in science—the relationship between information theory and Darwinian theory, just for example—is if he is spouting rubbish implications, where the subject he himself raises is irrelevant to the questions anyway.

When I was a kid, some people threatened by new ideas used to accuse the people who introduced them of being “communists.” Maybe some of those people were communists. But you’d never have known for sure from listening to their accusers.

Come to think of it, Godwin’s Law: As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

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5 Replies to “Quote of the Day: Re Darwin’s Coyne reduced to channelling Holocaust denial

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    JWTruthInLove says:

    “News sinks to a new low: compares Holocaust deniers to murderers and drug dealers”

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: Stephen Meyer – Responding to Critics: Matzke Part 1 – video
    Cladistics Made Easy: Why an Arcane Field of Study Fails to Upset Steve Meyer’s Argument for Intelligent Design

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    jerry says:

    While off topic, the video by Meyer is extremely good and addresses the main argument of ID while showing that nearly everyone who faults ID fails to address this argument. Namely, the origin of information.

    Anyone interested in cladistics or the tree of life or common descent should watch this video. The whole ID argument is becoming sharper and more focused. Meyer is a great asset for ID.

    Sorry Denyse, as I contributed to the hijacking of the OP.

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: How the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts via optimal anti-shock body structure – August 11, 2014
    Excerpt: The results showed that the body not only supports the woodpecker to peck on the tree, but also stores the majority of the impact energy in the form of strain energy, significantly reducing the quantity of impact energy that enters the brain.
    “Most of the impact energy in the pecking is converted into the strain energy stored in the body (99.7%) and there is only a small fraction of it in the head (0.3%),” the researchers reported.

    Woodpecker Defies Evolution – video

    Where does a Woodpecker keep its long tongue? – video

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    Vishnu says:

    David Berlinski on Darwin’s Doubt and cladistics:


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