Quote# 9082

['and seeing assholes in Kansas bitch about creationism. In the long term we're screwed by these people']

Nonsense. Darwinism is meaningless when it comes to technology and applied science. No physical scientist pays any real attention to evolutionary theory. At it's best it's a model of past events. Like archaeology, its main application is fodder for PBS shows.
Moreover, it carries with it so many logical fallacies that it's destructive when trying to teach rigorous logic and science.

Iridium190, Yahoo! Message Boards 20 Comments [1/17/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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David D.G.

What distresses me the most is that this post had four recommendations on it by the time I found it, just three hours after it was placed!

~David D.G.

1/17/2006 7:40:51 PM


technology and applied science? Maybe I'm dead wrong here, but do those fields have anything really in common, on a day to day basis, with evolution? What the dude says is not so much incorrect (except the last paragraph) as it is irrelevant.

1/17/2006 8:25:01 PM

David D.G.

Agreed, TDR -- but it is precisely that last sentence that cried out for display here, and it lacks context without the previous reference to \"Darwinism\" included.

~David D.G.

1/17/2006 8:38:25 PM


<<At it's best it's a model of past events.>>

What about flu shots? The reason to keep getting flu shots is that the flu virus evolves.

Nearly all of modern medicine is based on evolution, and I would say that counts as an applied science, and it certainly uses technology.

1/17/2006 9:07:54 PM

The Last Conformist

TDR wrote:
\"technology and applied science? Maybe I'm dead wrong here, but do those fields have anything really in common, on a day to day basis, with evolution?\"

Do \"avian flu\" and \"AIDS\" mean anything to you?

1/17/2006 9:40:22 PM


Dammit, we don't have enough Mirror Awards to hand out for all of these guys.

1/17/2006 11:15:49 PM


Wow did he just say physicists aren't overly concerned with Natural History?

Next he's going to say Biologists aren't overly concerned with Cosmology!

He must be so pleased with his \"Goddidit\" theory. Astrophysics - Goddidit. Geology - Goddidit. Genetic mutations - Goddidit. Crime - Goddidit.

1/18/2006 2:47:49 AM


Archaeology is useful only for PBS? So, you have no desire to know anything about what came before you?

1/18/2006 8:54:13 AM


Conformist - sorry, I'm an idiot. I wasn't thinking of medicine when I replied to the post.

1/19/2006 9:26:51 PM


Genetic algorithms. Genetic engineering. Ecology. Any of these ring a bell?

1/19/2006 9:30:35 PM

Darth Wang

I'd like him to point out these alleged 'logical fallacies'.

1/20/2006 5:45:53 PM


Those PBS shows have to keep inventing new sciences, or else they'll lose their funding.

3/27/2006 2:25:20 AM


Maybe I'm missing something, but we use evolution all the fricken time in every branch of biology to make predictions and when screening genomes.

Hell, biotech companies complained about the Kansas ID affair, fearing it would affect the state's competitiveness.

3/30/2008 7:14:47 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Yet another massive biology FAIL.

And a pack of lies, to boot.

1/26/2011 6:20:24 AM


Sure thing. By the way, here's an entire branch of bleeding-edge computer science based on principles of Darwinian evolution.

That thing flying over your head? That's the point. Sorry you missed it.

1/26/2011 8:01:31 AM


except for all that we know about virology. and much more. don't ever go to a hospital again. just don't.

6/15/2012 12:42:31 PM

Quantum Mechanic


5/5/2015 12:27:44 AM

Philbert McAdamia

...a model of past events. Like history; pfft!, history went out with high button shoes and buggy whips. So last century.

5/5/2015 12:38:46 AM

rubber chicken

You're not a fan of forensic science then ?

5/5/2015 4:02:14 AM


If there's an afterlife, Darwins happy he's dead, otherwise he'd be spending all his time in America cleaning YEC clocks.

He, a 150 year old theorist could bury you all without what's been found that supports him since he died.

That's ultimately one of the saddest things about you lot. You think you're destroying Darwins work BUT YOU HAVEN'T TOUCHED EVEN HIS BASIC THEORY. You only attack him, raise him to the ultimate authority, not because you can disprove his work but ONLY BECAUSE HE'S DEAD.

When Chuck Norris dies I'll be here telling you all how I could kick his ass into oblivion and I guess y'all gonna haveta accept it.

5/5/2015 3:03:51 PM

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