Michael Egnor

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Ah Egnor. The chief purveyor of foot-in-mouth disease at Evolution News and Views takes on Dunford’s recent post on the intellectual dishonesty of the intelligent design creationist movement and shows exactly why Dunford has a point. Intelligent design is a cheesy attempt to smear a patina of scientific legitimacy on creationist ideas. Dunford quite reasonably…

Chimps have souls!

Take that Egnor! Altruism — helping another with no expectation of personal reward — was once thought to be a uniquely human trait, The Times of London reported. However, in recent experiments, chimpanzees repeatedly helped humans who appeared to be struggling to reach a stick within the animal’s enclosure. The chimps, which were interacting with…

A confluence of idiocy

You know how dumb Egnor sounds with his mind outside the brain cell-phone silliness? He sounds as dumb as Deepak Chopra writing more brain-dead new agey nonsense for the Huffington Post. To gain credibility, the mind outside the brain must also be mirrored inside the brain. If your brain didn’t register what the mind is…

The Egnor Analogy

Michael Egnor is to “argument from analogy” as a fish is to __________. A. Fire B. Victorian Literature C. Mathematics D. Water Imagine scientists living on an isolated island who have developed sophisticated science and culture, with one exception: they deny that telecommunication is possible. For assorted reasons, they deny that the human voice can…

This guy is a brain surgeon?

The latest gem from Egnor: Clearly the brain, as a material substance, causes movement of the body, which is also a material substance. The links are nerves and muscles. But there is no material link between our ideas and our brains, because ideas aren’t material. I’m not a neuroscientist, but that’s strikes me as the…

Egnor vs. Bell

The latest entry in the Darwinism = eugenics nonsense comes from the crank Michael Egnor. Once again, as a Charlottesvillian I feel the cranks are invading my home turf. About a mile away from me is this sign: It reads: