Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: PHP and Application Evolution

It is arguably an a priori reality, or stated differently, it should be obvious as being true to unbiased, alert and clear-headed observers that people who perpetuate contrived and implicitly convoluted positions in support of "creationalism" or "creation" are by default just plain dumb, i.e, exhibiting major gaps in thier comprehensive understanding of the real universe, and lost in their own erroneous beleifs and simplistic irrelevant circular thinking. In my experience, such people are typically mistaking a small modicum of progress in their own personal intelllectual development as being a sort of validation for such a position, and license to expound and obsess thereon. They seem to see their advocacy of such views as being a charitable contribution and selfless act. They seem to confuse their own self-imposed incorporation of Christian values of humble stoicism and selfless compassion as representing the elegantly simple solution for our increasingly crowded, diverse and dangerous world, which is in their view in urgent need of a return to simple Christian-style discipline, charity and restraint. Conversely, they may see "science" as somehow being associated with many of the world's current evils, and therefore they opt for the simple Christian dogma, amazingly, somehow uncaringly diconnected from whether or not the scenario and methodology of creation in fact "happened" or could happen here or anywhere.

The Scientific community, inspite of being caretaker of the perpondernace of ever-evolving knowledge describing how life actually does evolve seems to unfortunately remain mostly silent on such matters where a swift rebuff of such views would seem to be vitally demanded. Outright public ridicule, including chiding, taunting of such people is unfortuntely seen as base and "unprofessional" and in contradiction to the right of people to speak their minds in a free society. I propose that perpetuation of such non-science and such non-sense should be differentiated and condemned every bit as much as racisism, antisemitism and pornography are. (as examples). Furtherance of such drivel is counter to the pure thinking needed to solve the emergencies that beset society today. It is blatantly perposterous to place discussions of how life evolves on the untold millions of planets exhibiting conditions capable of supporting life alongside creationist rhetoric as being balanced point-counterpoint subjects, ripe for thorough public examination. So, go ahead, quit tiptoeing; call them out, confront them for what they are: sadly DUMB. Let it be known to the young minds of today, that such absurdly dim-minded positions can not be left to stand unopposed.

Comment on PHP and Application Evolution
by Steve Franseen

Comments:

Huh?

I've never seen a blog entry so clearly defined and so well argued that says absolutely nothing. Ian, you must have some really cool blogbots that can spew such interesting bits of blah. ;-)

# anonymous

Yes, perhaps this guy should get out of his intellectual treehouse and do some wrestling in the real world. Enough trying to impress us with your extra brain cells. Where is the wisdom?

# anonymous

Yes, perhaps this guy should get out of his intellectual treehouse and do some wrestling in the real world. Enough trying to impress us with your extra brain cells. Where is the wisdom?

# anonymous