Todd Wood, the Disco. 'tute, and the Monkey Bill [Thoughts from Kansas]
You will notice that it lacks definiteness; that it lacks purpose; that it lacks coherence; that it lacks a subject to talk about; that it is loose and wabbly; that it wanders around; that it loses itself early and does not find itself any more.
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“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”
Since: May 08
#1 Apr 13, 2012
(from the article, fit for posting here for all to see)
As evangelical Christian biologist Steve Matheson put it in a loving letter to Disco's Stephen Meyer:
"...you seem to have abandoned scholarship and the intellectual community, and instead embraced apologetics and political persuasion.…
…you desperately need to get out of your freakish little gated community and talk to people who know that the initiation of cancer is indeed fueled to a large extent by driver mutations, and that genome sizes are indeed a hard problem for design theorists to tackle. When you have Wells whispering to you in one ear, and the bizarre perspectives of Richard Sternberg echoing in your mind, you have a huge problem: you're out of touch with real science, with real biology, with the ideas that you have to engage …
Your Discovery Institute is a horrific mistake, an epic intellectual tragedy that is degrading the minds of those who consume its products and bringing dishonor to you and to the church. It is for good reason that Casey Luskin is held in such extreme contempt by your movement's critics, and there's something truly sick about the pattern of attacks that your operatives launched in the weeks after the Biola event. It's clear that you have a cadre of attack dogs that do this work for you, and some of them seem unconstrained by standards of integrity. I can't state this strongly enough: the Discovery Institute is a dangerous cancer on the Christian intellect, both because of its unyielding commitment to dishonesty and because of its creepy mission to undermine science itself. I'd like to see you do better, but I have no such hope for your institute. It needs to be destroyed, and I will do what I can to bring that about."
I could not have said better. And this coming from an "EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN BIOLOGIST", no less!
“Wear white at night.”
Since: Jun 09
#2 Apr 13, 2012
Todd Wood has a real knack for using a lot of words to say nothing.
#3 Apr 13, 2012
At the very least though, despite being a YEC, Todd Wood at least has the integrity to point out that evolution is valid science.
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