A inordinate fondness for Weasel


Over at Quintessence of Dust, Steve’s got a nice post (and the first of a series) on the “absurdity of the ID fixation on the Weasel program” in which he contextualizes what Dawkins was trying to achieve with an illustration that he himself described as “misleading in important ways.”  


3 thoughts on “A inordinate fondness for Weasel

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  2. Og no little interest, YEC Todd Wood has joined the chorus decrying the misrepresentations of the WEASEL program:

    May I add to Steve’s frustration the simple observation that Dawkins’s program was nothing more than an illustration. It means no more than any other over-simplified classroom demonstration, which is to say, next to nothing. The hysteria over Dawkins is analogous to getting upset because the proteins illustrated in my biochem textbook have fancy colors which they don’t have in real life. It’s just illustrative. Get over it already.

  3. Whatever about Wood’s YECness, he has a record of calling shenanigans on some of the claims of YEC/ID proponents (e.g. the Darwin plagiarized Wallace claim).

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