Thursday, October 19, 2006

Polish creationists will be delighted to know...


...that Charles Darwin’s complete works have just been put on line.

Creationists and evolutionists can check out ‘the largest collection of Darwin's writings ever assembled.’

‘This site currently contains more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images of both publications and handwritten manuscripts. There is also the most comprehensive Darwin bibliography ever published and the largest manuscript catalogue ever assembled. More than 150 ancillary texts are also included, ranging from secondary reference works to contemporary reviews, obituaries, published descriptions of Darwin's Beagle specimens and important related works for understanding Darwin's context.’

7 comments:

jannovak57 said...

Creationists and evolutionists have a lot to debate in Poland now that the Polish political classes have turned Darwin's theory and Biblical teaching into total disarray!

Lets look at the respective theories in light of the political leaders of the on/off coalition.

Creationism – that theory is out the window, as not even God would accept responsibility for creating these idiots.

Evolution – this theory gives no consideration to regression, say for instance were a species like humans start to produce examples of returning to earlier physical type less: complicated physically and mentally. To prove this we replace the current leadership with chimpanzees for a period of time and see if there’s a difference in job performance. Strong possibility of better government.

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I wish to apologize in advance to any chimpanzee or related species of primate offended by any suggestion they could be interchangeable with a Polish Politician.

Anonymous said...

What's the fuss? Animals seem to be quite decent... when you compare them with people. Of course I'm not writing about those lecherous homosexual penguins that scientist have recently found. (they must have watched dirty movies on TV)\

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Crow said...

Did you hear the one about the Polish politician and his cat who got invited to the Norwegian gay animal exhibition?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6066606.stm

"Petter Bockman, a zoologist who helped put the show together, admitted that "there is a political motive"....."

Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

“Did you hear the one about the Polish politician and his cat who got invited to the Norwegian gay animal exhibition?”

This raises a whole series of uncomfortable questions in Polish Society.

Help me with this!

Is the politician gay?

Is the cat gay?

Are the Polish politician and his cat gay?

Are the gay Polish politician and his gay cat having a relationship?

Is the Humane Society in Poland Homophobic?

beatroot said...

Crow: My dog is not exactly gay, or even bi-sexual – he’s tri-sexual. He’ll try anything once! Male dogs, female dogs, human legs, table legs...anything! It makes me think that there must be some kind of evolutionary benefit for this random shagging…

Anonymous – they have proved scientifically that most penguins like Abba, and regularly vote via text message during the Eurovision Sing Contest!

Jan: Actually, evolutionary theory is dependant on the concept of random mutations. So, someone like Ghandi could be considered a successful mutation, which fitted his environment. Maybe the current crop of politicians in Central and Eastern Europe are one of Mother Nature’s little mistakes? Like a hairless polar bear.

Crow said...

A hairless polar bear... what a terribly sad image that conjures up.

I recommend www.singles.pl for lonely dogs looking for deviation.

Anonymous said...

Why can Creationists &/or Intelligent Design advocates solve Sudoku Number Puzzles so quickly?

THEY JUST PUT A “G” IN ALL THE EMPTY SQUARES.

It’s just a matter of faith! It’s the same method creationists resort to in trying to prove their unsustainable “intelligent design theory”. Creationists can just stop searching for reality by just assuming all gaps in current understanding and/or knowledge of evolution must be filled with a (G=god) solution. As Prof Richard Dawkins explains in chapter four of The GOD Delusion; “If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default must fill it.” Saves them having to think and question I suppose.

Much like the progress one makes by eliminating the possible numbers in each square as a Sudoku puzzle is solved, “gaps shrink as science advances and God is threatened with eventually having nothing to do and nowhere to hide.” This of course “worries thoughtful theologians” however the greater worry for scientists (and the rest of us) is that groups through politics or fear will walk away from the “essential part of the scientific enterprise [that is] to admit ignorance.”

Nothing is more dangerous than a, ‘I have all the answers’ arrogant preacher followed by a bunch of non-thinking ‘god-botherers’ driven by blind faith who absolve themselves from their societal responsibilities with the comfort of unquestioning feeble-minds!

Although some see Dawkins as a bit of a raver and less scientific in his arguments than he could (should) be, if you read Pascal Boyer's "Gods, Spirits and the Mental Instincts that Create Them", Dawkins’ 'emotional' approach to battling the “ID” lobby is also needed.

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