Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Scientific Illuminati

Mark Hoofnagle at denialism blog reported on Wild Bill Dembski's merry band of bloggers' record of acting as "information filters" (roughly, all clogged up).

However, they did catch the sneaky Darwinists this time! Specifically, they exposed the machinations that were going on over Guillermo Gonzalez's publication record and the blatent attempt by Scientific American to "disappear" Gonzalez by erasing any mention from the SciAm archives of the article he wrote for it and how it had been on the cover (the COVER? OMYGAWD! That must mean it was REALLY sciency-like!).

Now the magazine's blog, Sciam Observations, has attempted damage contol and (you're just NOT gonna believe it!) they are cleverly claiming that it was just a technical glitch that caused four articles to disappear. However, the editor was forced to admit the truth that "we dropped three others, too -- clearly to give our conspiracy cover." Then he tries to put the best face on it by saying:
We're perfectly happy to claim the Gonzalez article as part of Scientific American's archive. Gonzalez and his coauthors make some interesting arguments in it about why parts of galaxies may be more likely to harbor life than others. Gonzalez may think those arguments amount to evidence for Intelligent Design, but he is of course just wrong about that.
Hah! And HAH again! Those people at SciAm must think the good people at Uncommon Descent are simpletons or sumthin'!

Not even the henchmen at uncommondescent agreed with DaveScot's accusation that there was a consipracy going on. Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel...
Ah, I see DaveScot has announced in the comments that the fact that his accusation is loopy twaddle is of no import, since he was only using it as an "excuse" to highlight some of Gonzalez's work. No doubt it was all part of Dembski's fiendishly clever ploy:

Believe it or not, it really helps that the other side thinks we’re such morons.
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