Another in a series by Dembski as Evo-News. As noted many times here, the left has gotten stuck in Darwinism and is unable to get unstuck. But the critique of Darwinism at such sites as EvoNews has crept on the Darwin fanatics. These sites are bastions of the conservative right but with ID they have moderated their religious/conservative take to the point that one can profitably consider their frequent contributions to discussions of evolution.
Marxists need to move on from Marx’s plug for Darwin and should consider that the debriefing of Darwinism should have been a task for the left. Failure to do so has left them ‘left behind’ when they could have better debriefed the issue as in part ideology.
I do not share the hysteria of the mainstream secularists over design, or ‘Intelligent’ Design. The quotes are there because the issue of specification in the Dembski (assuming I understand what he means by the term) won’t work for theological implications. If not, I can state my point without that term: evidence for design cannot use the term ‘intelligent’ safely if they can’t specify constructively the ‘designer’. The comparison of Mt. Rainer and Mt. Rushmore is apt, but in theology we only have a mountain Rainer: there is nothing comparable to Mt. Rushmore’s specification of the faces of presidents. The term ‘god’ is available to the discussion because it is part of what we are trying (and failing) to specify.
As a secularist who studies history I find world history to be designed to a degree that is remarkable. But ironically the ‘design’ behind, say, the early history of Israel compounds the issue. We cannot ascribe the design here to a divinity.
We addressed this question here already: cf. the essays in the recurring ‘Some essay posts’.
It is sad to watch the world of science so fatally addicted to Darwinism. The credibility of science is at stake and biologists seem oblivious.
Intelligent design’s scientific program can, at least in part, be viewed as an attempt to unmask Darwinist credulity.
Source: The Silence of the Evolutionary Biologists | Evolution News
Israeli leaders are going crazy over the display of Palestinian flags– of course, because Israel is a Jewish state not a democracy, and Palestinians who don’t buy in must be suppressed.
Source: A prominent Israel lobbyist concedes that Zionism may have ‘failed’ – Mondoweiss
It is very odd and disturbing that so many years after 9/11 the public is still confused/brainwashed about the issue of 9/11, dismissing all dissent as ‘conspiracy theory’. In reality, even those with no real brief on the issue confront the evidence, now well in the public domain, which suggests overwhelmingly that the whole incident was a classic false flag operation. There is no other honest evaluation of the facts of the case. For years David Ray Griffin has patiently presented the evidence despite its complexities which makes it obvious that the official account doesn’t add up. Those who perpetrated this criminal stroke were careless in the midst of remarkable planning, and many things stick out, e.g. the melting point of steel, the history of skyscrapers, etc…The issue has festered too long and even on the left the confusion persists. How is it that the Marxists cannot see through the gross deception of their own government clearly disposed to murder thousands of its own citizens For Marxists to be fooled here is especially unnerving, and destroys their credibilityu. Sadly, a wall of cancel culture has been raised around the issue enforced by figures like Chomsky, so cogent on issues of the US government, and whose inability to see through the deception here is a baffling puzzle, leaving one suspicious that there is a hidden agenda here. For some reason those who are experts at exposing high level deceptions can’t see their way to the obvious in fairly plain sight on the truly horrific deception here. It is dangerous to have been fooled here and the CIA must be laughing still at the way the public could be fooled. Those who could evaluate the data objectivity are bitter at years of abuse from half-assed leftist, marxists, et alt, in the brainwashed peanut gallery of so-called leftists.
It is a dangerous situation because the public mind has been turned into a passive instrument of the power structures that lurk behind the public communication media. They have learned how to manipulate the facts to the point of bamboozling even the critics of ideology. It is dangerous situation in which we are not safe.
One issue perhaps is the way alternate interpretations surround the core evidence: one example is the connection Israel/Mossad according to several 9/11 students, and this controversial aspect causes many to simply stay away from the whole subject fearful of Zionist-style charges of antisemitism. The involvement of Mossad in the 9/11 caper has many books, but the basis issue stands alone in terms of the US. . Whatever the case there, the overall pattern of data exposing the false flag operation is overwhelming and clearly indicts the surface hypocrisy and criminal cover up in the US government.
One problem is that people just don’t read books and never connect with the critics of the subject, confined to the monumental distortions of all parties in media commuication.
The moral hypocrisy on display in the West’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine is stunning. The West is quite naturally shocked and appalled about the misery criminally inflicted on Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s incursion but has no remotely comparable concern for the misery criminally inflicted on: the people of Gaza by the United States’(US) imperial client Israel; the people of Yemen by the US-imperial client Saudi Arabia; the people of Central America and the Caribbean by the US Empire and its client regimes there; the Afghans by US-imperial invasion and sanctions; the North Africans crushed and traumatized by the US-led NATO attack on Libya; and …
Source: Reflections on Ukraine and the Broke-Brain “Left” – CounterPunch.org
Anyone who has ever been critical of Israeli actions toward the Palestinian people knows what to expect next—an avalanche of pit-bull attacks and smears that their criticisms of Israel are motivated by racism and anti-Semitism. The latest example is the response to actress Emma Watson’s pro-Palestinian Instagram post, which led (predictably) to Israeli officials and supporters accusing her of anti-Semitism. Among many others, former Israeli UN Representative Danny Danon—in a tone-deaf post—wrote, “10 points from Gryffindor for being an antisemite.”
Source: The Smearing of Emma Watson – CounterPunch.org
Adnan Abu Amer | – ( The Middle East Monitor) – The attacks carried out by the Israeli settlers against …
Source: Israeli Army loses control of Squatter-Settlers who are attacking Palestinians ever more Brutally
By Rasheed Hassan | – Without explanation or premise, I must stress that the situation in the Gaza Strip is …
Source: No Steady Electricity, Little Potable Water – Palestinian Gaza under Israeli Occupation is a Place of Slow Death