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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Radar uses the "W" word...

I am way too tired after getting back from our weekend trip to post anything major, so Uniformitarianism has to wait...

Remember that "Happy Days" episode where Fonzi had to admit he was wrong and he couldn't get his mouth to pronounce the word? Wrr. Wrrrrrrah. Wrooooaguahooosa. Grrrrrr! Wrong! I was wrong.

I am going to withdraw my charge against Talk Origins that they post things they know have been refuted. Until such time as I want to go back there or research past notes to look for anything documented, I won't claim that they do anything like that. I will just say that I don't like the site and leave it at that.

Okay, I did my good deed for the day. The exhausted me will look over comments and post again tomorrow!

10 comments:

creeper said...

I was just about to comment on the weakness of your complaints about Talk Origins in the other comments, but now it's moot.

Good, and thank you.

It's fine that you don't like the site (we're no big fans of AIG etc. either), but it happens to be a handy repository. Simply ignoring it when we link to it is no more than you falling prey to your own ad hominem argument. If the specific arguments we link to contain dishonesties or don't hold water, then simply refute them and be done with it.

Jeffahn said...

Number of days until radar repeats the claim...

5,4,3...

xiangtao said...

As one of the most outspoken about your claim I would like to be one of the first to thank you for your retraction. That shows much more integrity than most creationists I have had the experience of talking to. I have no problem with your dislike of the site, or of anything else for that matter. Opinions are a wonderful thing and life would be no fun without them differing from person to person.

A Hermit said...

Fair enough, Radar. But if you're going to criticze any information coming from talkorigins (and in any internet debate on the subject of evolution someone will inevitably link to them, they really are the best resource on the web) you're going to have to go and have another look.

Ignoring the facts won't make them go away.

IAMB said...

*Applause*

Yet another reason why you're my current favorite from the creationist camp. Thanks for the honesty.

radar said...

Jeff, some people are never satisfied! Ha!

Ibxeon - next new car name?

Anonymous said...

Agreed - this is why I hang out here. Thanks - even through this isn't really a retraction I wanted - if TalkOrigins has something demonstrably false up, they should correct it, given that they are an important resource. If not, well, that's useful to establish too.
I would be surprised if they're completely error-free - with any site that large, especially given the nature of the site, the range of topics - from philosophy to physics - and the fact that some pages are essentially fossilized - the 'last updated in 1996,' etc. ones - some errors are just going to slip in. The question is whether they're substantially reliable in terms of mainstream (actual) science. As far as I can tell, they are.

But you certainly don't have to like them! Although the feedback/response posts can be fairly amusing . . .

-Dan S.

Anonymous said...

- oh, "agreed" was in reference to the general - albeit conditional - applause. I also agree with the conditional bits, too . . heck, I just agree with everybody!

Except "Ibxeon". That's clearly the name for some new pharmeceutical product. If, that is, it's being pronounced I-bix-eon. If it's Ib-zenon, I just don't know . . .

Which reminds me of the real debate - forget evolution: were Xena and Gabrielle just friends . . . or something more?

-Dan S.

IAMB said...

Definitely more... although I could be wrong.

I did, after all, turn out to be wrong about Janeway and 7 of 9.

;-D

Jake said...

Xena and Gabrielle were obviously just friends. Because if they weren't then that would mean that Xena isn't available for me, and that's just unacceptable.

hrrhpn. Hairpin?