Sunday, November 15, 2009

Groothuis Never Learns Anything

In a post entitled "The Deniable Darwin", Mr. Groothuis of The Constructive Curmudgeon links to a website called "A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism", which--says Groothuis--lists "over 600 people with earned doctorates in science" skeptical of Darwinism.

In response, I link to my own "authorities" web site, called Project Steve. The Project Steve website is hosted by the National Center for Science Education, which played a big role in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education trial which ended with the presiding judge ridiculing the Board's creationists (like Groothuis) for the breathtaking inanity of their decision, i.e. trying to introduce creationism into science classes, albeit under the camouflage of Intelligent Design.

According to the web site authors', Project Steve "is a tongue-in-cheek parody of a long-standing creationist tradition of amassing lists of "scientists who doubt evolution" or 'scientists who dissent from Darwinism'." As of 10/09/09, over 1000 scientists named Steve have signed their name in support of the Theory of Evolution, and since Steves represent about 1% of all scientists... well, you do the math.

As the Project Steve site says, "NCSE has been asked numerous times to compile a list of thousands of scientists affirming the validity of the theory of evolution. Although we easily could have done so, we have resisted. We did not wish to mislead the public into thinking that scientific issues are decided by who has the longer list of scientists!" Exactly, science is decided by who can come up with the better natural explanation for natural phenomena, something that creationist fail to do as their whole idea of science rests on the supernatural. Case closed.


John Stockwell said...

It's interesting, but the Discovery Institutes' list has frozen at about
600 about 3 years ago.

Groothuis' quoting this list should be embarassing for him, but apparently he doesn't get it. Anyway, he's had his
35 minutes of fame at Auraria.

I wonder if anybody who attended would care to give a commentary?

Sirfab said...

You know, next time (and I am sure there will be a next time) let's go together, so we can blog on it ourselves...

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