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  • Duigon is a Christian Dominionist (kal-SEE-dun); Hate group according to Southern Poverty Law Center. Chalcedon linked to Ahmanson to DI <br />
  • Implications - no is/ought confusion <br />
  • Embraced by Soviets / His book was credited by many Nazis for awakening their anti-Semitism /Hitler had his photo hanging behind his desk / Hitler said that his policies were simply an implementation of the author&#x2019;s vision / Death Camps / Efficiency <br />
  • Embraced by Soviets / His book was credited by many Nazis for awakening their anti-Semitism /Hitler had his photo hanging behind his desk / Hitler said that his policies were simply an implementation of the author&#x2019;s vision / Death Camps / Efficiency <br />
  • Embraced by Soviets / His book was credited by many Nazis for awakening their anti-Semitism /Hitler had his photo hanging behind his desk / Hitler said that his policies were simply an implementation of the author&#x2019;s vision / Death Camps / Efficiency <br />
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  • Speech writer for Nixon & Ford &#x2013; Herb Stein &#x2013; economic advisor <br /> <br />
  • Speech writer for Nixon & Ford &#x2013; Herb Stein &#x2013; economic advisor <br /> <br />
  • Speech writer for Nixon & Ford &#x2013; Herb Stein &#x2013; economic advisor <br /> <br />
  • Speech writer for Nixon & Ford &#x2013; Herb Stein &#x2013; economic advisor <br /> <br />
  • Speech writer for Nixon & Ford &#x2013; Herb Stein &#x2013; economic advisor <br /> <br />
  • Speech writer for Nixon & Ford &#x2013; Herb Stein &#x2013; economic advisor <br /> <br />
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  • Guess what? Neither does Newtonian dynamics! <br />
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  • Ironically, Expelled is like Triumph of the Will without the spectacle <br /> Leni Riefenstahl would still be proud of the manipulation of emotions <br /> <br />
  • Opens with Berlin Wall going up / Staged speech to extras at Pepperdine the school where he used to teach Law / Much talk of FREEDOM as being American virtue / Freedom is what makes this country great - allows us to create FORD/ But FREEDOM to dissent against Darwinism is being suppressed <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • Opens with Berlin Wall going up / Staged speech to extras at Pepperdine the school where he used to teach Law / Much talk of FREEDOM as being American virtue / Freedom is what makes this country great - allows us to create FORD/ But FREEDOM to dissent against Darwinism is being suppressed <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • Never an employee of the SI but a research associate /Superiors argued *against* penalizing him due to ID / Office was moved /Retained research position at SI / Left editorship before paper appeared &#x2013; did not follow procedures / not the first time / A systematics journal publishing on the Cambrian Explosion? &#x201C;Best qualified&#x201D; in crab/shrimp systematics <br /> <br />
  • Sternberg &#x2013; people had a physical emotional reaction to the paper <br /> <br />
  • Adjunct like nearly 70% of the faculty in US schools / Got teaching position afterwards and a postdoc. Then left for the IDEA Club / Now working on a book / Academic Freedom does not mean the freedom to teach what you want when employed to teach a course about X <br /> <br /> <br />
  • &#x201C;No one has ever seen a dog turn into a cat in the laboratory&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • &#x201C;No one has ever seen a dog turn into a cat in the laboratory&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • &#x201C;No one has ever seen a dog turn into a cat in the laboratory&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • Essay competition: &#x201C;Why I would Have Wanted My Doctor To Have Studied Evolution&#x201D; / Response by medical professionals / Folks were mean to me on the Internet <br /> <br /> <br />
  • Sensitivity of Baylor to appearing to be ID friendly. /Rejection of Marks of inclusion of disclaimer (c.f. Behe) / The website exists just off-site. / Marks is a researcher with the Biologic Institute <br /> <br />
  • 33% Iowa astronomers don&#x2019;t receive tenure / No NASA or NSF grants - $200k brought in but used for grad student in UW and PrivPlanet / No completion of grad students / <br />
  • Declining record based on reanalysis of of data or data of others / Nature of Tenure Review process &#x2013; fear of legal action /One pub since 2007. Now at Grove City College (Xian school). Researcher for the Biologic Institute. Funded by the Discovery Inst <br /> <br />
  • The discussion of the &#x201C;expelled&#x201D; takes less than 10 minutes. The next 80 minutes will be devoted to the case for ID and the implications of Darwinism. / Bruce Chapman, DI :The ID=religion argument is a red herring <br /> <br />
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  • Chapman said &#x201C;Meet the Scientists&#x201D; &#x2013; Stein would later describe these as &#x201C;highly credentialed scientists&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • Chapman said &#x201C;Meet the Scientists&#x201D; &#x2013; Stein would later describe these as &#x201C;highly credentialed scientists&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • Chapman said &#x201C;Meet the Scientists&#x201D; &#x2013; Stein would later describe these as &#x201C;highly credentialed scientists&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • Chapman said &#x201C;Meet the Scientists&#x201D; &#x2013; Stein would later describe these as &#x201C;highly credentialed scientists&#x201D; <br /> <br />
  • Bradley - Origin of life as problem -DI fellow <br /> Axe - complexity of cell - DI funded Biologic <br />
  • Bradley - Origin of life as problem -DI fellow <br /> Axe - complexity of cell - DI funded Biologic <br />
  • Marcie Geertach / Stein describes this as the best argument - NS can only destroy information &#x2013; but doesn&#x2019;t tell us what is meant by information | we&#x2019;re never really told what ID is or what it&#x2019;s positive claims are. <br /> <br />
  • so why don&#x2019;t we hear about these problems? Policing of science / Methodological naturalism as arbritray rule <br />
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  • The filters that prevent ID. Media/Courts: Right talking points <br />
  • The academy as bully <br />
  • All convinced the academy of the correctness of their views. How? By doing the science and publishing it. By having evidence accumulate. It took time but they &#x201C;played the game&#x201D; by the rules. <br /> <br />
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  • Worldviews in conflict: thesim & atheism. Where does the latter lead to? Dispair and nihilism. Meaningless life. A WORLD WITHOUT RELIGION &#x2026; A UTOPIA ... who else wanted this? <br />
  • Lest that be too subtle ... Eugenicists were geneticists at a time when natural selection was largely an unproven idea / Darwinismus meant evolution not NS and the biggest Darwinian (Haeckel) was more of a Lamarckian. DAchau w/ Weikart / Culture of death / Nazi ban in abortion & contra in 1933 / birthplace of idea <br />
  • Lest that be too subtle ... Eugenicists were geneticists at a time when natural selection was largely an unproven idea / Darwinismus meant evolution not NS and the biggest Darwinian (Haeckel) was more of a Lamarckian. DAchau w/ Weikart / Culture of death / Nazi ban in abortion & contra in 1933 / birthplace of idea <br />
  • Lest that be too subtle ... Eugenicists were geneticists at a time when natural selection was largely an unproven idea / Darwinismus meant evolution not NS and the biggest Darwinian (Haeckel) was more of a Lamarckian. DAchau w/ Weikart / Culture of death / Nazi ban in abortion & contra in 1933 / birthplace of idea <br />
  • Lest that be too subtle ... Eugenicists were geneticists at a time when natural selection was largely an unproven idea / Darwinismus meant evolution not NS and the biggest Darwinian (Haeckel) was more of a Lamarckian. DAchau w/ Weikart / Culture of death / Nazi ban in abortion & contra in 1933 / birthplace of idea <br />
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  • If only history were this easy&#xA1; <br />
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  • Luther &#x201C;On the Jews and their Lies) <br />
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  • But blaming Xianity is as simpleminded as blaming Darwin. We could always blame ... <br />
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  • Henry Ford / Visited Germany / Probably illegally funded the Nazi&#x2019;s / mechanization / efficiency / labor camps / death camps / &#x2026; and death camps / Should we scrub the history books and teach the kiddies the dangers of Fordism and Ford&#x2019;s Capitalism??? <br /> Luther? Christianity? Sparta? <br /> <br />
  • Henry Ford / Visited Germany / Probably illegally funded the Nazi&#x2019;s / mechanization / efficiency / labor camps / death camps / &#x2026; and death camps / Should we scrub the history books and teach the kiddies the dangers of Fordism and Ford&#x2019;s Capitalism??? <br /> Luther? Christianity? Sparta? <br /> <br />
  • Henry Ford / Visited Germany / Probably illegally funded the Nazi&#x2019;s / mechanization / efficiency / labor camps / death camps / &#x2026; and death camps / Should we scrub the history books and teach the kiddies the dangers of Fordism and Ford&#x2019;s Capitalism??? <br /> Luther? Christianity? Sparta? <br /> <br />
  • Henry Ford / Visited Germany / Probably illegally funded the Nazi&#x2019;s / mechanization / efficiency / labor camps / death camps / &#x2026; and death camps / Should we scrub the history books and teach the kiddies the dangers of Fordism and Ford&#x2019;s Capitalism??? <br /> Luther? Christianity? Sparta? <br /> <br />
  • Henry Ford / Visited Germany / Probably illegally funded the Nazi&#x2019;s / mechanization / efficiency / labor camps / death camps / &#x2026; and death camps / Should we scrub the history books and teach the kiddies the dangers of Fordism and Ford&#x2019;s Capitalism??? <br /> Luther? Christianity? Sparta? <br /> <br />
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  • Marcie Geertach / Right wing Catholic & Possible YEC /Anti-Darwinian / Anti-semite / Denies Polish involvement in Holocaust / Did the producers know? Would they care? <br /> <br />
  • Stein&#x2019;s reply: &#x201C;It&#x2019;s none of their fucking business&#x201D; <br />
  • Powerful ideas are misused by folks &#x2013; Darwin / the Bible / MORE IMPORTANTLY: SO WHAT???? How does this effect the nature of evidence for evolution <br />
  • As the film winds down in the shadow of the remains of the Wall. A philosopher expressing science-envy? Science-phobia? <br /> <br />
  • Image of scientists &#x2013; not heroically working for knowledge and humanity; Darwinism -> Atheism -> Nihilism / Devaluation -> Holocaust / Only 17% of scientists identify as atheists (PEW). Where were the theists (They would &#x201C;confuse&#x201D; things said the producers) <br /> <br />
  • idists - scientists - dawkins - darwin <br />
  • idists - scientists - dawkins - darwin <br />
  • idists - scientists - dawkins - darwin <br />

Anti-Evolutionist History Anti-Evolutionist History Presentation Transcript

  • ANTI-EVOLUTIONIST HISTORY or, why ben stein is wrong about history and science
  • LEE DUIGON “Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is the philosophical basis of anti-Christian culture. It is the source of all the rot—runaway statism, institutionalized atheism, eugenics, ‘gay pride’ parades, ‘transgender’ restrooms, the destruction of ‘inferior races,’ and all the rest. If it stinks, Darwinism is at the root of it.” http://www.chalcedon.edu/articles/article.php?ArticleID=2936
  • EVOLUTION Implications Philosophy } Mechanism Pathway Science Fact
  • Rule by scientific experts over democracy Utopianism •  Creation of “heaven on earth” Dehumanization •  Nazism / Stalinism / Communism Relativism •  “evolving standards in politics and morality” Censorship
  • BOX OFFICE GROSS $7,396,927 3,500,000 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,000,000 1,500,000 1,000,000 500,000 0 4/17/04 4/24/04 5/1/04 5/8/04 5/15/04 5/22/04
  • EXPELLED What are the consequences over time of teaching this one- sided worldview as if it were fact rather than theory? How will ideas of morality change, if life is thought to be purposeless and undirected? How will the role of Government change, if the individual is taught by The State that one is accountable only to ones self? How will the role of “science” change, if “Big Science” alone determines our worldview?
  • “Big science has expelled smart ideas from the classroom … What they forgot is that every generation has its Rebel!! That rebel, Ben Stein, travels the world on his quest, and learns an awe-inspiring truth … that educators and scientists and being ridiculed, denied tenure, and even fired – for merely believing that there might be evidence for ‘design’ in nature. Perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance. In the film Ben says ‘Enough’ – And NOBODY messes with Ben.”
  • ORTHODOXY “If they are Darwinists and they owe their jobs to being Darwinists, they are not going to challenge the orthodoxy because that would challenge the whole basis of their jobs and their lives. So they are not going to challenge the ideology that has given them lush positions in real life.”
  • PROGRESS “And there hasn’t been much progress in Darwinism since [the life of Darwin]”
  • A THEORY OF EVERYTHING “Darwinism explains so little. It doesn’t explain how life began. It doesn’t explain how gravity works to keep the planets in their orbits. It doesn’t explain how thermodynamics works. It doesn’t explain how physics or the laws of motion work.”
  • SCIENCE “Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.”
  • MORALITY “Anyway, I don’t give a [profanity] whether a person calls himself a scientist. It doesn’t earn any extra respect from me, because it’s not as if science had covered itself with glory, morally, in my time. Scientists were the people in Germany telling Hitler that it was a good idea to kill all the Jews.”
  • CHEAP SHOT Anyway, I don’t give a [profanity] whether a person calls himself a Christian. It doesn’t earn any extra respect from me, because it’s not as if Christianity had covered itself with glory, morally, in my time. Christians were the people in Germany telling Hitler that it was a good idea to kill all the Jews.”
  • HOLOCAUST “If you’re a purely materialistic naturalist you would have no objection [to the Holocaust] because no human life has any meaning.” “Darwinism led – in a pretty much straight line – to Nazism and the Holocaust.”
  • Data Hypothesis Beliefs Testing Methodological Various Naturalism Non-scientific Positions Theory Public Private Sphere Sphere
  • Courts Media Watchdogs Academy
  • Carl Woese / Lynn Margulis / Barbara McClintock Mooto Kimura / Stanley B. Prusiner / Stephen J. Gould
  • UNUSED TACTICS Drafting legislation Appeals to the public Lobbying school boards Op-ed pieces Comparison of opponents to Stalin or Hitler
  • QUOTING DARWIN “With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination. We build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. Hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.”
  • WHAT DARWIN WROTE ... With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination. We build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.
  • CONTINUING ... The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused. Nor could we check our sympathy, even at the urging of hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil. Hence we must bear without complaining the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind.
  • DATA POINTS Hitler’s view of nature actually mirrors creationist claims regarding speciation & hybridization In 1935 the Nazi’s banned (and burned) “[w]ritings of a philosophical and social nature whose content deals with the false scientific enlightenment of primitive Darwinism and Monism (Häckel)”
  • The Useful Lie "What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church [...]a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them." Martin Luther cited by his secretary, in a letter in Max Lenz, ed., "Briefwechsel Landgraf Phillips des Grossmüthigen von Hessen mit Bucer", vol. I
  • “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” (MK)
  • SPARTA “Sparta must be regarded as the first Völkisch State. The exposure of the sick, weak, deformed children, in short, their destruction, was more decent and in truth a thousand times more humane than the wretched insanity of our day which preserves the most pathological subject, and indeed at any price, and yet takes the life of a hundred thousand healthy children in consequence of birth control or through abortions, in order subsequently to breed a race of degenerates burdened with illnesses.”
  • WHO SAID IT? “Jews are not pioneers. They do not go conquering the wild world or overpowering the hazards of nature. They settle among other civilisations, preferably among the rich. They tend to migrate from poorer to richer lands. They do so always as a group, immediately forming their own separate community.”
  • WHO SAID IT? “[L]iving in agreement with the letter of the law but dishonestly, derives from the pharisaic attachment to rules but not to ethics. The exploitation of rules, of imprecisely written laws, of gaps in them, of their multitude and inconsistencies, activities on the verge of legality, tax evasion techniques, all formally within the law but unethical, derive from the rabbinical casuistry, from the mentality of deriving ethics from the written law. Yet, such a swindler, acting within the law, has in fact no moral respect for any law.”
  • WHO SAID IT? “The presence of such people in European politics as Franco guaranteed the maintenance of traditional values in Europe and we lack such statesmen today. Christian Europe is losing against atheistic socialists today and this has to change.”
  • ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed misappropriates the Holocaust and its imagery as a part of its political effort to discredit the scientific community which rejects so-called intelligent design theory. Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people and Darwin and evolutionary theory cannot explain Hitler's genocidal madness. Using the Holocaust in order to tarnish those who promote the theory of evolution is outrageous and trivializes the complex factors that led to the mass extermination of European Jewry.
  • GEORGE BERNARD SHAW “Darwin had the luck to please everybody with an axe to grind.” Back to Methuselah 1921
  • It would be nice to see the scientific establishment lose some of its prestige and power