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Friday, October 23, 2009

D' Oh!

Blind Confidence Fail:

"It’s just pathetic that on a day when
such an amazing scientific discovery is announced, possibly one of the greatest finds of all time, Rush Limbaugh gets on the radio and tells his millions of admirers that it’s meaningless b******t.

It does mean something. This should be a day when all Americans — all human beings —
are proud of what we can accomplish through science and research, and human intelligence. Discoveries like “Ida” happen once in a lifetime.

But instead we have high profile “conservatives” b***hing about it as if it’s a personal affront to them.

Just pathetically sad."

Charles Johnson, curator, anti-creationist, Little Green Footballs blog May 19th, 2009 10:38:48 pm (emphasis mine).
Rush Limbaugh, Creationist

"Among the geeks at ScienceBlogs, there’s a lot of debate about the appropriateness of the splashy media campaign to promote the “Ida” fossil; the NYT Opinionator blog has a round-up of the comments (and a nod to LGF for our Rush Limbaugh post): Let’s Not Go Ape Over Ida.

I understand the consternation scientists feel when they see these kinds of public relations techniques being used; it may be the first time a media event like this has been staged to promote a scientific discovery.
But as long as the science is good — and in this case, the team of researchers worked on the fossil for two years before going public, and did publish a paper in the journal PLoS OneI can’t get upset over the PR push.

After all, every time we post about evolution at LGF, professionally-done, context-driven Google advertisements promoting creationism appear in our sidebars — and not once have we seen similar ads promoting evolution.

The anti-evolution, anti-science crowd is spending lots of money and enlisting the services of media and graphic designers to promote their side. It’s past time for real scientists to get in the game —
with the caveat that they don’t forget to do the real research to back up the media effort.

Charles Johnson, curator, anti-creationist, Little Green Footballs blog May 20th, 2009 12:02:53 (emphasis mine)
Going Ape?

"Remember Ida, the fossil discovery announced last May with its own book and TV documentary? A publicity blitz called it "the link" that would reveal the earliest evolutionary roots of monkeys, apes and humans.

Experts protested that Ida wasn't even a close relative. And now a new analysis supports their reaction.

Discovery News, October 21st, 2009 (emphasis mine)
'Missing Link' Primate Fossil Debunked.

They say crow pie is a dish best served microwaved...

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Blogger Escovado said...

The history of evolutionary "science" is fraught with fraud—especially in the area of human origins. “Ida” looked like a lemur to me also when I first saw it. The more fragmentary the fossil evidence is the more extravagant the claims are regarding their evolutionary significance. No matter how many fossils are uncovered, they all fall into the same taxonomic categories. This is no surprise to creationists since the Bible says that animals reproduce “after their kind.”

BTW – I noticed that you removed CJ’s blog from your list of links: wise decision.

10:30 AM, October 23, 2009  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Yeah, LGF use to be a usable site. Lot's of good information from otherwise unknown middle eastern websites about world events I never really heard in our state ran media here.


Ben Stein must have really galled him with his Expelled movie, because he began running his bitter, anti-creationist screeds like almost everyday. I got tired of it.

10:38 AM, October 23, 2009  
Blogger Ty Cito said...

I have a related post at Lost and Found. www.lostluke1910.blogspot.com Link to Sir David Attenborough explaining in a very sophisticatd manner why Ida is the link...ooops maybe not.

10:01 PM, October 23, 2009  

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