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Message 61 of 61 (863537)
09-27-2019 8:42 AM
Reply to: Message 57 by WookieeB
09-19-2019 7:08 PM

dog and pony show
But I'm failing to see your bigger point. You seem to claim there is a problem with the model with regards to the math spoken of in the video and essay, but you haven't specified what that problem is. So, state your parameters that indicated an incorrect model.

The bigger problem for the video is that it is a poorly choreographed dog and pony show and the pony never showed up.

"Dog and pony show" is a colloquial term which has come to mean a highly promoted, often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince opinion for political, or less often, commercial ends. Typically, the term is used in a pejorative sense to connote disdain, jocular lack of appreciation, or distrust of the message being presented or the efforts undertaken to present it.[1]

Advertisement for Prof. Gentry's Dog and Pony Show, 1900

The term was originally used in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to refer to small traveling circuses that toured through small towns and rural areas. The name derives from the common use of performing dogs and ponies as the main attractions of the events.[2] Performances were generally held in open-air arenas, such as race tracks or public spaces in localities that were too small or remote to attract larger, more elaborate performers or performances. One was called “Prof. Gentry's Famous Dog & Pony Show”, started when teenager Henry Gentry and his brothers started touring in 1886 with their act, originally entitled “Gentry’s Equine and Canine Paradox.” It started small, but evolved into a full circus show.[3] Other early dog and pony shows included Morris’ Equine and Canine Paradoxes (1883).[4]

Cue the dogs dressed up as lions and tigers and elephants ... oh my.

The video is a sham pretending to be a scientific discussion. NO science was discussed, no evidence was presented that showed that evolution was not able to account for the diversity of life on earth, from the fossil record to the historic record to the genetic record, or to the record of the life around us today.


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