They certainly aren’t related to me

08 October 2007

Those IDiots at Uncommon Descent are at it again, gleefully quote-mining a good research paper. The argument and the actual paper, being open source is here. Now I challenge anyone to read the paper and the IDiotic exchange that follows and not get the feeling that those guys just don’t get it at all. They don’t get the scientific method; they don’t get the science itself; they don’t get reality. They are in the grip of a strange ideology that utterly blinds them to any interpretations that differ from their own. They claim that we (“evolutionists”, “Darwinists”) are blind to possibilities, without seeming to realize that their pet alternative has been considered, analyzed, found wanting and discarded a long time ago. Evolution by natural selection can certainly turn out to have been a wrong idea—even though I consider that highly unlikely—but the balderdash of Intelligent Design is certainly wrong. We shouldn’t even waste time discussing it!

The level of dishonesty and ignorance at Uncommon Descent leads me to believe that perhaps life on this planet originated on several different occasions. I do not think I share any genetic material with them…

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