How to respond to requests to debate ...

How to respond to requests to debate creationists

There are 6 comments on the scienceblogs.com story from Feb 18, 2009, titled How to respond to requests to debate creationists. In it, scienceblogs.com reports that:

A professor at the University of Vermont, Nicholas Gotelli, got an invitation to debate one of the clowns at the Discovery Institute. Here's what they wrote.

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“I am evolving as fast as I can”

Since: Jan 08

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

#1 Feb 18, 2009
This is not only hilarious, but a classic! It ranks right up there with Lenski's response to Conservapedia's Andy Schafly.

“Religion is Superstition”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#2 Feb 18, 2009
I agree. Absolutely brilliant, quite hillarious, and brutally to the point. All cretenists that can read should read this.
Chaz

Manchester, UK

#3 Feb 19, 2009
Excellent. In one letter he labels everything that is wrong with the entire Intelligent Design movement.

This should be posted and reposted in every science journal everywhere.
SupaAFC

UK

#4 Feb 19, 2009
The DI are the Manchester City of science: all this money, but still crap.

-No offence to Man City supporters.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#5 Feb 19, 2009
SupaAFC wrote:
The DI are the Manchester City of science: all this money, but still crap.
-No offence to Man City supporters.
Hey, Mr. SupAFC. Congratulations on the 5-0 shellacking of East Fife in the Scottish Cup on Tuesday. Getting the keeper red carded after only 3 minutes can't have helped, but it doesn't sound like East Fife were much competition.

Dunfermline should be a stiffer test, though still beatable.

Anyways, Go Dons.
SupaAFC

UK

#6 Feb 20, 2009
MIDutch wrote:
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Hey, Mr. SupAFC. Congratulations on the 5-0 shellacking of East Fife in the Scottish Cup on Tuesday. Getting the keeper red carded after only 3 minutes can't have helped, but it doesn't sound like East Fife were much competition.
Dunfermline should be a stiffer test, though still beatable.
Anyways, Go Dons.
Cheers. I felt for the keeper since it was his big night but you can't excuse the sending off. In theory we should beat Dunfermline but with Jimmy Calderwood in charge you can never be too sure against lower division sides(see Queens Park and Queen of the South).

I'll be there as always.

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