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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:30 PM
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ID proponent Behe outs himself as idiot in "Scopes II" trial

PS: Compare the Inquirer's report with the lame "fair and balanced version" appearing in today's Judy Miller/Pinch Sulzberger/Bill Keller-weakened NY Times.


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http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/12938668....
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In his second day of testimony in federal court, Michael Behe, a biochemistry professor at Lehigh University, said that intelligent design does not rule out Darwin's theory of common descent, which states that all organisms descend from common biological ancestors.

Behe also said intelligent design does not maintain that life began abruptly, and does not specify God as the unidentified designer.

But plaintiffs' attorney Eric Rothschild produced documents, including Behe's own writings, that suggested otherwise.

Among the documents Rothschild highlighted in a PowerPoint presentation was an article in which Behe wrote that intelligent design is "much less plausible for those that deny God's existence."

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:32 PM
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1. Ugh..
"much less plausible"

that is so sad its funny.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:38 PM
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2. we don't want plausible. That's entirely the point of science
to eliminate all the bajillions of plausibilities.

Ramen. Praise FSM, full of garlic, hallowed be thy colander.
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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:40 PM
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4. Ramen, Brother (or Sister)
Blessed are the cheesemakers.
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OrlandoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:39 PM
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3. I just want the Flying Spaghetti Monster to be taught alongside ID.
That is all.
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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:42 PM
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5. Or at least posited as a plausible
Intelligent Designer. Need that turtle in there, too. The one the elephant that holds up the earth is standing on.

:sarcasm:

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