Pharyngula

Unscientific internet poll alert

The Baylor Lariat is running a silly poll in which they ask how Baylor ought to approach ID: encourage it, discourage it, prohibit it, or support it. The creationists have been having fun with it, and “encourage” is winning by a landslide. Let’s everyone head over there and skew it the Pharyngula way!

Comments

  1. #1 Ichthyic
    November 18, 2007

    I can’t even conceive of what some useful “intelligent design research” might be

    there’s a very simple reason for that:

    it’s simply not possible as the concept is constructed to actually DO any kind of research, or even propose a testable hypothesis, for that matter.

    I suggest rethinking the logic of trying to encourage something that is a dead end to begin with. It’s a waste of time to try and force something scientific onto what is essence nothing more than a marketing scheme.

    the only science that can be done with ID is to study whether it has had the intended marketing effect on the rubes.

    That Baylor would have posted such a poll speaks volumes about the amount of time they have spent even considering the vacuousness of the ID concept to begin with (namely, very little to none).

    science simply isn’t a fucking popularity contest.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 18, 2007

    Voting more often than once does not work (anymore). The 10,000 extra lines are still there, and they take a long time to load.

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 18, 2007

    Voting more often than once does not work (anymore). The 10,000 extra lines are still there, and they take a long time to load.

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