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The Darwinists have had your young people long enough to shape, subvert, and corrupt. Send them to www.overwhelmingevidence.com and mobilize this sleeping giant! The old guard is not going to change. The hope of the future lies with our youth. The new overwhelmingevidence.com site is modeled on Xanga and Myspace and aimed at concentrating the power of youth to throw off the indoctrination that is being shoved down their throats by groups like the NCSE and enforced by inept judicial rulings like those of Judge Jones (note the image of Jones on the splash page). The NCSE, the ACLU, Jones, etc. have effectively disenfranchised our young people when it comes to the teaching of biological origins. Today’s high school and college students are going to need to reclaim their own freedom.

William Dembski, Just curious, but can you explain what "neighborhood effect" is (All Wikipedia had for me was something about "market failure") and how it relates to what MikeFNQ wrote? I'm not complaining about you having him removed. For all I know, MikeFNQ was posting the same thing over and over again. I just sincerely really want to know what was meant by your post. Thank you. Monimonika
Well it's a nice site, but I guess I was hoping that there would be a more comprehensive and accessible overview of ID - perhaps along the same lines of UC Berkeley and their site on evolution (which you may not agree with but could at least agree that it is a well donea and in-depth examination of evolution). John Singleton
MikeFNQ: There's a phenomenon called a neighborhood effect, in which similar entities enhance and reinforce each other. I've removed you from the forum. William Dembski
MikeFNQ I guess Jones wanted to cut his career off at the knees. Let me know if he gets promoted. DaveScot
Hmmm... Judge Jones is "a wacky zany activist, he's a rogue and he loves that old time Darwinian religion".... I liked DaveScot's description of some time ago better
Judge John E. Jones on the other hand is a good old boy brought up through the conservative ranks. He was state attorney for D.A.R.E, an Assistant Scout Master with extensively involved with local and national Boy Scouts of America, political buddy of Governor Tom Ridge (who in turn is deep in George W. Bush’s circle of power), and finally was appointed by GW hisself. Senator Rick Santorum is a Pennsylvanian in the same circles (author of the “Santorum Language” that encourages schools to teach the controversy) and last but far from least, George W. Bush hisself drove a stake in the ground saying teach the controversy. Unless Judge Jones wants to cut his career off at the knees he isn’t going to rule against the wishes of his political allies. Of course the ACLU will appeal. This won’t be over until it gets to the Supreme Court. But now we own that too.
Anyway, did we really need another Uncommon Descent mirror, albeit with more colourful graphics? MikeFNQ
Great looking site guys! Hold it, how do Darwinist corrupt? Is that not judging? Our side better than their side? smiles..., well, I pray its a great success! Yes, this is very much needed for all the right reasons. Might try cross pollinating with other sites, marketing with say, jesusfreakhideout.com, about 5,000 members there and the music followed is producing multi-platinum and gold records, cutting into the music industry on a scale not seen in a long time for popular Christian music. They use to debate evolution in the forums there, but the moderators tired of it and looks like they changed the forum. But those kids are part of your target audience to encourage. Michaels7
One of the biggest fallacies put out is that belief in ID will inhibit science education. Just the opposite, it will encourage it. Just list the number of different disciplines that underlay the ID argument. jerry
Thank you for doing this, Bill. One hour trying to reach the disenfranchised young (who will be the scientists of tomorrow) is better spent than wasting a thousand hours on the old guard who are determined to close their eyes and minds. Studies suggest about 33% of biology majors today accept ID and many on top of that are at least willing to study it. Perhaps as many as 75% of the college population would be willing to learn about ID if given the opportunity, yet so few have the chance to do so. I'm eager to do what I can to get these students to matriculate to graduation and persuade those on the fence join the side that will eventually prevail. What the NCSE is and others are not acknowledging is that along with the ascendancy of ID since about 1992, the enrollments in biology curriculums has been skyrocketing. The interest in ID among the young, in other words, cannot be argued as diminishing the interest in science whatsoever, and I suspect actually the opposite. I met two students this last week for the first time. One a freshman in biology the other a summa cum Laude graduute in biology from a secular school. A website like this will allow students like them to meet and encourage each other and realize there are many like them. There are many more like them, and they need to be reached. scordova
A couple times on this site I made up what I call the UD challenge. This is when I asked for a supporter of NDE to present a defense of NDE which should be easy given the overwhelming evidence. So far no accepters of the challenge. I told them a Nobel prize awaited for the first who could do it and that would be just the start for them which would include more than money and fame. So far the que is empty. jerry

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