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    fundamentalist christians have gone mad:
    http://www.christiantoday.com/news/culture/march.of.the.penguins.supporting.intelligent.design.theory/126.htm
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    18 Mar '06 02:131 edit
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    fundamentalist christians have gone mad:
    http://www.christiantoday.com/news/culture/march.of.the.penguins.supporting.intelligent.design.theory/126.htm
    Talk about the largest of logical leaps!

    Just because the guy cannot imagine that natural selection could produce this effect, and that penguins are obviously way too stupid, he decides it's proof of god.

    Man, the IDers are getting desperate now!

    [edit; great link btw!]
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    18 Mar '06 02:201 edit
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    fundamentalist christians have gone mad:
    http://www.christiantoday.com/news/culture/march.of.the.penguins.supporting.intelligent.design.theory/126.htm
    "How great is our God!" said one commentator on Christian Answers.

    "Allah Akhbar!" said one commentator on ? Answers.

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    Originally posted by scottishinnz
    Talk about the largest of logical leaps!

    Just because the guy cannot imagine that natural selection could produce this effect, and that penguins are obviously way too stupid, he decides it's proof of god.

    Man, the IDers are getting desperate now!

    [edit; great link btw!]
    I suppose we should now look to the penguins for moral direction (since they imitate the "beauty of nature" and the passion of Christ.
    I guess our good old christian/creationist buddies forgot these points:
    1) Emperor penguins are only usually monogomous for a year
    2) Emperor penguins have a habit of stealing other penguins babies
    AND the crem de la crem
    3) http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwork/cns/2002-06-10/591.asp
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    18 Mar '06 21:511 edit
    Originally posted by Conrau K

    3) http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwork/cns/2002-06-10/591.asp
    Not that there's anything wrong with that- Seinfeld
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    18 Mar '06 21:57
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Not that there's anything wrong with that- Seinfeld
    It's natural. Therefore, part of god. The pink part.
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    19 Mar '06 09:112 edits
    Originally posted by scottishinnz
    It's natural. Therefore, part of god. The pink part.
    It certaintly makes you wonder about the competence of our non- reductionist-vitalist supporting-disguised creationist-Intelligent designer loving "biologists". In one argument they say homosexuality is unnatural and in other they point to a group of penguins as evidence of God when they are notorious for being gay. What the hell is natural?
    Sounds like a few budding priests dozed off during biology 😠
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    I just love seeing a Mutual Admiration Society in action. Aren't they great, folks? Lets give 'em a hand.
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    Originally posted by Halitose
    I just love seeing a Mutual Admiration Society in action. Aren't they great, folks? Lets give 'em a hand.
    Ok, Ok, yes we have been a little derisive towards certain christian movements. Just to compensate here's another link:
    http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/29493/newsDate/14-Feb-2005/story.htm

    But come on. Conservative christian groups are pointing at
    penguins as proof of God. You have to be kidding me.
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    19 Mar '06 22:031 edit
    Originally posted by Halitose
    I just love seeing a Mutual Admiration Society in action. Aren't they great, folks? Lets give 'em a hand.
    Don't worry, I've been thinking about a benevolent god, intelligent design and the malarial mosquito alot at the moment.

    I'm thinking a new hymn, perhaps one that could incorporate "each schistosome that burrows through peoples' livers" or something along those lines perhaps.

    You might like this little animation from the Wellcome trust. Very nicely put together.

    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/labnotes5/animation_popups/schisto.html
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    19 Mar '06 22:501 edit
    Originally posted by scottishinnz
    Don't worry, I've been thinking about a benevolent god, intelligent design and the malarial mosquito alot at the moment.

    I'm thinking a new hymn, perhaps one that could incorporate "each schistosome that burrows through peoples' livers" or something along those lines perhaps.

    You might like this little animation from the Wellcome trust. Very nicely put together.

    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/labnotes5/animation_popups/schisto.html
    Already (sort of) exists! The lyrics to the Monty Python song "all things Dull and Ugly", sung to the tune of all things bright and beautiful

    All things dull and ugly,
    All creatures short and squat,
    All things rude and nasty,
    The Lord God made the lot.

    Each little snake that poisons,
    Each little wasp that stings,
    He made their brutish venom,
    He made their horrid wings.

    All things sick and cancerous,
    All evil great and small,
    All things foul and dangerous,
    The Lord God made them all.

    Each nasty little hornet,
    Each beastly little squid,
    Who made the spikey urchin,
    Who made the sharks, He did.

    All things scabbed and ulcerous,
    All pox both great and small,
    Putrid, foul and gangrenous,
    The Lord God made them all.

    AMEN.

    (EDIT: if you want to hear it in its full glory http://www.mwscomp.com/sounds/mp3/dullugly.mp3 )
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    20 Mar '06 08:111 edit
    Originally posted by corp1131
    Already (sort of) exists! The lyrics to the Monty Python song "all things Dull and Ugly", sung to the tune of all things bright and beautiful

    All things dull and ugly,
    All creatures short and squat,
    All things rude and nasty,
    The Lord God made the lot.

    Each little snake that poisons,
    Each little wasp that stings,
    He made their brutish venom,
    He ...[text shortened]... DIT: if you want to hear it in its full glory http://www.mwscomp.com/sounds/mp3/dullugly.mp3 )
    I believe the tune is entitled 'Royal Oak.' The title of the text often sung to that tune
    is 'All Things Bright and Beautiful.' If one is familiar with that text (and any good
    Episcopalian would be), one would realize how the Monty Python song evolved.

    Nemesio

    Edit: Actually, the Monty Python tune is not the same as the one sung to 'All
    Things Bright and Beautiful,' it's parodically similar.
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    20 Mar '06 08:29
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    I believe the tune is entitled 'Royal Oak.' The title of the text often sung to that tune
    is 'All Things Bright and Beautiful.' If one is familiar with that text (and any good
    Episcopalian would be), one would realize how the Monty Python song evolved.

    Nemesio

    Edit: Actually, the Monty Python tune is not the same as the one sung to 'All
    Things Bright and Beautiful,' it's parodically similar.
    i know the one....
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