Uncommon Dissent

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Cornell State of the University Address -- 90% Devoted to ID (7 comments)

Cornell's interim president recently gave a State of the University Address acknowledging the cultural import of ID.

Of course, let's highlight the sections that Dembski left out.
The answer is that intelligent design is not valid as science, that is, it has no ability to develop new knowledge through hypothesis testing, modification of the original theory based on experimental results, and renewed testing through more refined experiments that yield still more refinements and insights....

We should not suspend, or rather annul, the rules of science in order to allow any idea into American education. I.D. is a subjective concept. It is, at its core, a religious belief....

I.D. is a religious belief masquerading as a secular idea. It is neither clearly identified as a proposition of faith nor supported by other rationally-based arguments....
As the paragon of critical thinking, Homer Simpson, puts it:


Filed under: And now, the rest of the story


  • This blog is not an accurate depiction of William Dembski's M.O. --

    You left the comments on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:27 PM  

  • Zing!

    By Blogger T.H. Huxley, at 9:27 PM  

  • Also, you don't have any butt-sniffing sycophants like Salvador Cordova praising your every inspired word.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:45 AM  

  • We could always dig a few up I suppose.

    By Blogger JM O'Donnell, at 5:29 AM  

  • My thoughts precisely. O'Donnell, I want a list of the names and e-mail addresses of at least twenty butt-sniffing sycophants on my desk by Tuesday morning!

    By Blogger T.H. Huxley, at 9:30 AM  

  • Is this blog historically accurate and run with a Babbage difference engine or a computer. Fess up Huxley.

    By Anonymous Bruce Thompson, at 12:53 PM  

  • Worse--stuck in the grave as I am, I must relay my postings in a series of coded taps and whistles for a compadre on the surface to translate into usable code. (Even could I escape the grave, my current etheric disposition makes it nearly impossible to type.)

    By Blogger T.H. Huxley, at 3:39 PM  

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