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The Wedge Document

The New Yorker: PRINTABLES:
"In 1999, a document from the Discovery Institute was posted, anonymously, on the Internet. This Wedge Document, as it came to be called, described not only the institute’s long-term goals but its strategies for accomplishing them. The document begins by labelling the idea that human beings are created in the image of God “one of the bedrock principles on which Western civilization was built.” It goes on to decry the catastrophic legacy of Darwin, Marx, and Freud—the alleged fathers of a “materialistic conception of reality” that eventually “infected virtually every area of our culture.” The mission of the Discovery Institute’s scientific wing is then spelled out: “nothing less than the overthrow of materialism and its cultural legacies.” It seems fair to conclude that the Discovery Institute has set its sights a bit higher than, say, reconstructing the origins of the bacterial flagellum."

See the original at: The Wedge Strategy

As Judge Jones stated in his 139-page opinion, "The overwhelming evidence at trial established that intelligent design is a religious view, a mere re-labelling of creationism, and not a scientific theory."

ɷ intelligent [sick] design theory

ɷ Bible Bumping
ɷ Apologists make Apologies for God
ɷ Creationism only flourishes amidst Ignorance
ɷ In God, Distrust
ɷ Moral Absolutism
ɷ Myths Revered and Myths Exposed
ɷ Spirituality, Religiosity, and Madness

ɷ junk tanks

A sample of creationist fallacies of logic:
ɷ Argument from Ignorance
ɷ Argumentum ad bibliam
ɷ Argumentum ad nauseam
ɷ Argumentum ad numeram
ɷ Appeal to False Authority
ɷ Circular argument
ɷ Fallacy of Composition
ɷ Denial
ɷ Doublespeak
ɷ God of the Gaps
ɷ Shifting the Burden of Proof
ɷ Slippery slope
ɷ Sweeping generalization
ɷ Straw Man Fallacy

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