Chez Watt 2006 Winners

16JAN06:
Customer: Hello. I wish to complain about this so-called 'scientific theory'
what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very establishment.
Salesman: Oh yes, 'Intelligent Design'. What, uh... what's wrong with it?
Customer: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. Its vacuous, that's
what's wrong with it!
Salesman: No, no, uh... what we need now is to 'teach the controversy'...
Customer: Look matey, I know an empty 'argument from incredulity' when I see
one, and I'm looking at one right now.
Salesman: No, no, it's not empty: it's just being elaborated. Remarkable
theory, 'Intelligent Design', innit, eh? I mean, just look at all these
books and articles: millions and millions of words...!
Customer: The verbiage don't enter into it, my lad. It's stone dead. It's a
non-starter. Empirically untestable, it belongs in metaphysics. This
'theory' makes no predictions; has no contribution to make beyond extended
polemics; and can't even be honest about who it thinks the 'Designer' was.
Bereft of all logical and epistemological credibility, it has no scientific
status! If certain right-wing and fundamentalist pressure-groups hadn't hit
upon it as a way of opposing decades of uncomfortable scientific and social
progress, it'd be pushing up daisies! It's off the table. It's kicked the
waste-paper bucket. THIS IS A NON-THEORY!
Salesman: Well, I'd better replace it then. [takes a quick peek around]
Sorry,
squire: looks like that's all we've got...
Customer: I see, I see. I get the picture.
Salesman: I've got a piece of coal that looks quite a bit like a human
tibia, if you squint at it...
Customer: Pray, is it part of a theory that unifies the paleontological and
biological sciences and leads to a powerful understanding of observed
homologies and the nested hierarchy of life?
Salesman: Not really.
Customer: WELL IT'S HARDLY A BLOODY REPLACEMENT FOR DARWINISM THEN, IS IT?

15FEB06:

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The number of the Beast
664
The Neighbor of The beast
667
The neighbor across the street from the Beast
660
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SSN of the Beast
666.0666
The number of the High-Performance Beast
0.666
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1/666
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666[-/(-1)]
The Imaginary Number of the Beast
1010011010
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29A
The Hexidecimal Number of the Beast
1-666
The Area Code of the Beast
60666
The Zip Code of the Beast (somewhere in Chicago)
1-900-666-6666
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Route 666
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666F
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666 k
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666 mg
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6.66%
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DSM-666(r)
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Lotus 6-6-6
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DOS 6.66
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BMW of the Beast

18MAR06:

>>>Now be a good chap and cite a reference that actually proves that the
>>>ToE has any significant impact on how the ToE influences cures and
>>>possible treatments for cancer instead of being a cheerleader for the
>>>evolution proponents.
>>
>> 2006 Jan 26; "Human Endogenous Retrovirus (HERV)-R family in
>> primates: Chromosomal location, gene expression, and evolution.", By
>> Kim HS, Yi JM, Hirai H, Huh JW, Jeong MS, Jang SB, Kim CG, Saitou N,
>> Hyun BH, Lee WH. Division of Biological Sciences, College of Natural
>> Sciences, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea; PBBRC,
>> Interdisciplinary Program of Bioinformatics, Pusan National
>> University, Busan 609-735, Korea.
[...]
> Use your own words, instead of this cheap cop-out.

03APR06:

> "Dembski came to give a talk in Berkeley. All I got was this designer
> t-shirt, but he wouldn't tell me who the designer was."

05MAY06:

> > Question is phony as it assumes Creationists knowingly embrace ignorance.
>
> Creationists not only embrace ignorance, they lower the lights, and play
> Barry White songs, while tryinig to get it's bra off

07Jun06:

> ID theory
> was NEVER formulated to answer the "who," "what," "when," "where,"
> "why," and "how" questions.

.??JUL06:

[Having trouble finding this one.]

15AUG06:

> Same here. I like to compare t.o to a science lecture in the
> middle of a Jerry Springer show, but maybe that's just me.

15SEP06:

> > > There are various methods that have been used to
> > > construct ships.
> > Not in the early Bronze age.
> The Bronze age merely refers to the widespread use of iron.

07NOV06:

> > > "ology" indicates what precedes is considered supernatural or Divine.
> > > Christology is the study of Christ as God, as is Buddhaology (the study
> > > of Buddha as God). Demonoogy is the study of persons who think demons
> > > are Divine. Maryology is the belief that Mary is Divine etc.etc. .

04DEC06:

> > Personally, I think atheism (and you enforce this) is similar to a
> > lobotomy gone terribly wrong.


> Whereas fundamentalism is similar to one that succeeded?

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