"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Monday, August 22, 2005

Faulty Intelligence 

Here's something you can try at home: First, read this article from the Paper of Record regarding the so-called "theory" of Intelligent Design (note that ID is not a "theory" at all, in the sense that the word is properly used, but never mind that for now). Then read this article from The Onion (hat tip to TPM, BTW) about the theory of Intelligent Falling, and how it explains gaps and inconsistencies in the traditional, presently embattled theory of gravity.

Now, then - explain to me exactly how anyone can determine which of these articles is an intentional joke, and which is merely unintentionally ridiculous. I submit that it is impossible, and furthermore that the impossibility can be soundly established by experiment.

 

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