Re: [asa] ID is scientifically vacuous

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 05:00:42 EDT


Your instinctive impulse to enter rant mode leads to a simple category

However poisonous a person is doesn't reflect on whether their science is
valid or not. PZ Myers can be remarkably poisonous on his blog site, at one
point recommending going into a church and call people "demented F***wits".
But that doesn't mean PZ Myers isn't a good scientist.

Equally T.S. Eliot was anti-Semitic, but that doesn't make his poetry

I agree that some of the stuff Dembski et al are coming out with is
inexcusable, but that has no bearing on whether ID is scientifically

The ultimate demonstration of vacuity is the endless repetition of the
phrase "scientifically vacuous" like some sort of mantra. It adds nothing
to the argument.


On 6/21/07, Michael Roberts <> wrote:
> Has anyone read the latest offerings on Uncommon Descent notably O'Leary
> on
> Conway Morris and Collins as well as Demski on "playboy-ID". If that
> doesn't
> convince anybody that ID in the hands of them, i.e Dembski. O/Leary
> Scordova
> etc is not only total and utter nonsense but remarkably poisonous as well.
> In fact Scientifically vacuous is far too generous a term to describe
> Uncommon descent and I cannot see how any reasonable person could consider
> otherwise..
> By their fruits you shall know them
> Michael
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