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3 thoughts on “Doonesbury

  • Christopher

    Re: Dave
    I love this position that if you actually believe in science you have no self esteem or are incapable of figuring out your place in the universe.

    Odd.

    That argument seems to speak backwards…only the magic, unseen dude upstairs can TELL you your place. Because, clearly, people are incapable of using their minds (god-given or evolved) to find purpose in the universe.

    Sigh.

    PS: Using third grade argument techniques like weak attempts at sarcastic humor such as: “then the monkey developed into an ape, then the ape decided to shave, so he shaved, and became what you are today” instead of a decently reasoned argument makes you seem (or the original speaker) well, like a third grader.

  • Dave Gamble Post author

    You appear to be a tad reality challenged …
    – number of papers in credible scientific journals that support evolution = way too many to count
    – number of papers in credible scientific journals that support intelligent design = ZERO

    In essence you are saying that all the worlds scientists are a bunch of idiots, and you know better, but you have zero evidence for your position … ah yes, I’m truly sold on that one.

  • David

    And I’d like to see a comic strip panel of this:

    http://www.trueorigin.org/evomyth04.asp

    “Kids, welcome to Biology 101. We’re gonna learn lots of fun things in this class. We’re gonna learn how…we’re gonna cut up frogs, and we’re gonna pick flowers, and we’re gonna learn about pistils and stamens and all kinds of fun things, but the first thing you need to know, boys and girls, above all else, is that ‘You are an accident!’. You have absolutely no reason for being here! There is no meaning, no purpose to your life! You’re nothing but a meaningless conglomeration of molecules that came together purely by chance billions and billions of years ago! All the dust and the gas and the galaxy floated around for who knows how long, and they bumped into each other and they said, ‘I know. Let’s be organic!’ So they became organic. And they became little, little gooey, slimey things, you know, swimming around in the primordial soup, and they finally grew little feet, and they crawled up on the land, and they grew fur and feathers and became higher forms of life, and finally became, you know, a monkey, then the monkey developed into an ape, then the ape decided to shave, so he shaved, and became what you are today! It’s, you know, from goo to you by way of the zoo! As such we really don’t have any reason for being here. Your existence is pointless. The universe won’t mind a bit when you die. And when you die, you just become so much compost [Riiiiiing!] Oh, okay, class dismissed. Head on down the hall now, kids, down to that new class we’re starting this week on self-esteem!” –an excerpt from “What We Believe”, a presentation Frank Peretti gave at the Steeling the Mind of America conference (Vale, Colorado, 1997.)

    Oh, here’s one:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rl7jrwlliI4/ThsO6CCsvLI/AAAAAAAAAG0/odpstWdahh4/s1600/doonsebury-redesigned.jpg