Pharyngula

It’s a bit of a switch from doing the Minnesota Atheists radio show last Sunday to what I’ll be doing on Thursday: I’ll be on the Jeff and Lee Christian talk radio program (they told me 4pm, but their schedule says 3; somewhere around there, anyway). Their guest is Geoffrey Simmons, and I’m supposed to “debate” him — he gets 5 minutes to present the evidence for ID, then I get 5 minutes to present the evidence for evolution, and then follows a 50 minute free-for-all.

I already told them the format wasn’t fair. I need weeks of air time just to summarize the evidence for evolution, while Simmons only needs nanoseconds of silence to cover the absence of evidence for his side. But we take what we can get.

By the way, the online poll you scamps ransacked is still up, and Hillary Clinton is still winning.

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?, OM
    January 31, 2008

    Perhaps skewer the “common designer vs. common descent” nonsense that creationists like to trot out when we mention similarities, and stress that it’s the pattern that’s important.

    Bah. Two words: Stupid Design. Talk about cephalopod eyes.

    I have tons of scientifically verified and accepted evidence

    There is no such thing as “verified” or “accepted”.

    Until you do successfully use the scientific community’s process of exposing, testing and getting acceptance of your ideas

    Strike “community”. The definition of science is not an arbitrary convention. Instead, as long as you can answer the question “if I were wrong, how would I know?”, you are doing science. As soon as you can’t do that, you’re not doing science, and that’s the point that needs to be hammered home.

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    P.S. Is Hillary (the poll leader) an appropriate feminist model when the main qualifications she brings to the table relate to who her husband is and what he’s done?

    The point of voting for her was to scare the fundies. Nothing else.

    I just visited the poll, and I only see Republican candidates now?

    That’s because they have a new poll up, as the accompanying text clearly explains. The pharyngulated one has been closed, and here are the results:

    Hillary Clinton (2676 votes-35.0%)
    Barack Obama (1883 votes-25.0%)
    John Edwards (1389 votes-18.0%)
    Mike Huckabee (1212 votes-16.0%)
    Other (129 votes-1.0%)
    No One (120 votes-1.0%)
    John McCain (27 votes-0.0%)
    Mitt Romney (24 votes-0.0%)
    Fred Thompson (23 votes-0.0%)
    Rudy Giuliani (18 votes-0.0%)

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    January 31, 2008

    Just out of spite, I’ll try again:

    Hillary Clinton (2676 votes-35.0%)
    Barack Obama (1883 votes-25.0%)
    John Edwards (1389 votes-18.0%)
    Mike Huckabee (1212 votes-16.0%)
    Other (129 votes-1.0%)
    No One (120 votes-1.0%)
    John McCain (27 votes-0.0%)
    Mitt Romney (24 votes-0.0%)
    Fred Thompson (23 votes-0.0%)
    Rudy Giuliani (18 votes-0.0%)