Pharyngula

Creationist miscellany

  • Those clever sleazeballs at Uncommon Descent have now used some generic animation tools at JibJab to make a pointless video of Genie Scott, Richard Dawkins, and others dancing the can-can. In a particularly tacky twist, they also claim that it was “produced by the innovators at JibJab.com studios”. Uh, no. JibJab made a template; the ID loonies cut-and-paste photos into it. Special bonus sleaze points for getting the Expelled movie site to feature it.

  • Speaking of Ben Stein, did you know he hangs out with prostitutes and cries? Thanks, Kristine, for the celebrity gossip.

  • As has been frequently noted by critics, Noah’s Ark has a math problem. The frantic scribblings of creationists to cover these problems reveal that they know it, too.

  • If the religious can experience apophenia, so can we. It’s a Squidmas Miracle!

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Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    November 26, 2007

    I think it looks more like a fruit fly on that pie.

    Blasphemer. And besides, you’re not even right.

    On the other hand, pumpkin pie is an abomination. Mysterious are the ways of the FSM! Praise the FSM! Ramen!

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?
    November 26, 2007

    I think it looks more like a fruit fly on that pie.

    Blasphemer. And besides, you’re not even right.

    On the other hand, pumpkin pie is an abomination. Mysterious are the ways of the FSM! Praise the FSM! Ramen!

  3. #3 Brownian, OM
    November 26, 2007

    For the purposes of this blog, PZ defines concern trolling as:

    A particularly annoying form of trolling in which someone falsely pretends to be offering advice to favor a position they do not endorse; a creationist who masquerades as someone concerned about the arguments for evolution as an excuse to make criticisms.

    There is a fine line between expressing an opinion about the nature of the opinions commonly rendered here and concern trolling. I don’t think Andrew quite crossed that line. PZ’s measured response indicated he merely disagreed with Andrew’s interpretation of the Ben Stein comment.

    The reality is however, that this blog is not just a science blog, but a commentary and active player in the culture wars. I too feel occasionally excluded as a Canadian (case in point: our Thanksgiving was a month ago, and how come no Grey Cup post?), but here in North America, the reasonable are under attack. The more I’ve come to learn about the dishonesty about many of those on the religios’ side, the more I realise that anger and vitriol are warranted and nearly impossible to suppress by those of us that passionately feel for the subject.

    Pleas for “more science/less vitriol” aren’t likely to be answered. But don’t let that turn you off, Andrew. There are all sorts of good posts here that should suit your fancy.

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 26, 2007

    (it has figurative meanings, as well).

    It’s the most common word for “stupid” (applied to humans and computers alike).

  5. #5 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 26, 2007

    (it has figurative meanings, as well).

    It’s the most common word for “stupid” (applied to humans and computers alike).

  6. #6 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 27, 2007

    Even his psychiatrist will be laughing at that point.

    His psychiatrist is already laughing — all the way to the bank. Two hundred fifty dollars an hour? The mind boggles.

  7. #7 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 27, 2007

    Even his psychiatrist will be laughing at that point.

    His psychiatrist is already laughing — all the way to the bank. Two hundred fifty dollars an hour? The mind boggles.

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