Monday Free Fire Zone

This is very unusual. Our kind of news is often slow on weekends, but things always get busy again on Monday. Not this Monday. Our exhaustive news sweeps haven’t found anything.

Actually, that’s good news. The less noise made by creationists, the better. If we never heard from them again, we’d be delighted. But then, what would become of our humble blog? We would retire it, with a final post titled Mission Accomplished! But we don’t think that will be happening any time soon.

So until we find something worthy of our time, we hereby declare another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything, science, politics, economics — even astrology, theology, mythology, and sociology — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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20 responses to “Monday Free Fire Zone

  1. Charles Deetz ;)

    In other ‘silence’ news, I found premise of this article interesting: Why Trump Isn’t Tweeting About the Olympics.

    Basically, a multi-ethic team proving that America is currently great doesn’t fit his worldview or campaign.

  2. David Williams

    https://stream.org/bill-nye-science-guy-come-ark-face-flood-evidence-darwinism

    More twaddle from Discoveroid, Dr. Axe. He also thinks his latest crank book is a brilliant treatise.

  3. michaelfugate

    Axe is Don Quixote tilting at windmills with Klinghoffer as Sancho Panza. Seriously, no one ever realized that RM + NS can’t see into the future, until Axe brought it up in his new book? He thinks this is fatal to evolution? What desert island has Doug been holed up on?

  4. Christine Janis

    I just got told by a creationist that the Shubin evodevo paper on the fins to limbs didn’t mean anything for evolutionary biology. Apparently it’s just an “anecdote” and is irrelevant as it doesn’t demonstrate one species turning into another.

    I did tell the dolt that, yes he was right in a way; not about species at all, it showed one *class* turning into another. But this is our old friend Les on Amazon ——–

  5. Here’s a cartoon for commenter KevinC

    http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts

    (Hopefully, this link will keep showing the “Peanuts” strip for Aug. 22, 2016 showing Linus being ignored by Lucy while she jumps rope.)

  6. @retiredsciguy
    Thanks for the link. However, I prefer to get my laughs from blogs like this.

  7. @rsg: The link you want is http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2016/08/22.
    Would that some mighty power fix it for you!

  8. …or you can just click on the <<Older link like I did

  9. @KevinC: I wonder if you can guess how I found the correct link. But I suspect that people will read this thread days or weeks from now, when it won’t be quite so easy.

  10. michaelfugate

    @retiredsciguy
    Thanks for the link. However, I prefer to get my laughs from blogs like this.

    Your comments are comic without a doubt.

  11. michaelfugate

    or are they tragic?

  12. … first as tragedy, second as farce.

  13. michaelfugate

    …you mean like the DI’s attempts at science?

  14. Jim, the comic was specifically meant for me. I read it. No need to fix the link. Let it go…

  15. Holding The Line In Florida

    Oh no keep it linked! Kevin C, we all want to enjoy the humor! Always good to laugh at the end of a hard day’s labor!

  16. Holding The Line In Florida

    The link to Axe is wonderful. The comment section is a riot! The religious nut jobs are in force.

  17. Given that only certain features of the universe and living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, I wonder if Axe spends any time in his book pointing out those other things that are best explained by other causes, and what those causes might be.

    I also wonder if, since evolution has both strengths and weaknesses that should be taught in science classes, Axe lists what the strengths of evolution are.

    I hope they’re not just pulling my leg!

  18. michaelfugate

    Where is Kevin when you need him to explain the “strengths and weaknesses” or how one can tell which things are designed? When it comes to anything resembling a test of ID, he conveniently disappears….

  19. @jimroberts:

    Ah! Thanks for the correct link. It will keep things relevant for all eternity.