Designation: Self proclaimed genius fundie XP Traits: Arguements from authority. Evidence = personal belief. Uses technical jargon to initially sound like they have some passing familiarity with a biological discipline but over time, their posts become more and more estoteric. Level of science education: Studied biology 40 years ago but have not looked at a book or the primary literature since then. Well acquainted with scientific literature that has been shown to be incorrect in the interim. Completely ignorant of all subsequent research. Favorite words:semi-meiosis, farts First line of first post: "During my brilliant career as a famous scientist it was my observation that evolution is not supported by the evidence and that my alternate theory will shift the paradigm towards creation among the true scientists and not the blind atheistic dogmatic people who call themselves scientists" Reaction to rebuttal: "You clearly fail to grasp the importance of what I say since you are not a real scientist like I am. I have provided rock solid evidence for creation whereas evolution has no support found in any discipline. This is also supported by the unquestionable (insert name of anti-Darwin scientist who died 100 years ago) who provided the indisputable proof that Darwin was a fraud. If you understood how the law of succession and Monte Carlo simulation disproves the change in allele frequency over time, you would see that Jehovah is the answer. It's your choice. Get a life."
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Designation: Sy-bernetic Fundie Traits: Quotes book titles. Repetitive posting pattern. Thinks science dictates morality. Thinks everyone else is a nazi. Finds comparison, competition, and Bosnian Serbs immoral. Level of science education: Picked up one of Dawkin's books once, but never read it. Knows how to spell Lorenz. Favorite word: Lorenz First line of first post: "Comparison leads to prejudice and is not necessary in evolution thus one must only talk about relative reproduction if one does not want to become a nazi like all those darwinists." Reaction to rebuttal: "You should all just go away."
quote:Hey Guys...Phatboy, here. I know that I am in the camp of people known as Believers in God,(Christian version) but I don't really know if I am a Creationist, per se. I believe that God was the first cause, but I also think that the guys who try and refute the traditional science theories are a bit whack. Hmm...how would I rate in your terminology?
Hi Phatboy, A creationist is actually someone who 1. confuses abiogenesis with evolution 2. believes in a strict literal interpretation of the bible, koran, any religious text 3. then proceeds to claim that evolution is not true because they cannot understand it and that it is a conspiracy by all us evil scientist to break them away from god. From your description of yourself, you would not be a creationist but more a theistic evolutionist i.e. one who believes in god but does not find their belief in conflict with the results of methodological naturalism i.e. science.
Designation: Not quite extinct hairy scientist Traits: Negative reaction to boneheaded comments put forth arrogantly. Can't distinguish Ginger from Amber Lynn anymore. Favorite word: Spam..or maybe spork..Fartmann..ok it's a name..but it's one of my favorites...maybe Stephan ben Yeshua can use the guy as evidence for demons? First line of first post: Please provide a testable and falsifiable hypothesis of (insert god/gods/ID/pink unicorns etc.) Reaction to rebuttal (has there ever been a real creationist rebuttal???): Please provide a testable and falsifiable hypothesis of (insert god/gods/ID/pink unicorns etc.)