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My blog about my experiences defending science
« on: May 28, 2006, 02:57:30 AM »
I attend creationism/ID meetings to defend against misrepresentations of science. Since there is no debate, I don't attend to do so, I just go expecting a valid scientific argument, explain why what was delivered wasn't one, and point out any misrepresentations of science presented at these meetings. I am blogging my experiences doing so here:

https://silkworm.wordpress.com/

I plan on branching out to defending misrepresentations of science in other places, but those presented by the creationism/ID movement are the most pressing and hit closest to home so that's my current focus.

I'm also new here, but I'm a chemistry major and look forward to contributing to the forum.

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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 12:58:35 PM »
Are these people very active in the United States?

In Britain, we gotta worry about the relatively "extreme" Christian Evangelists..
"Say you're in a [chemical] plant and there's a snake on the floor. What are you going to do? Call a consultant? Get a meeting together to talk about which color is the snake? Employees should do one thing: walk over there and you step on the friggin� snake." - Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of Glaxosmithkline, June 2006

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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 01:19:17 PM »
They're unfortunately pretty successful in my state and are apparantly everywhere.

You in the UK aren't so safe though. AiG will be there a lot over the summer. Here's a link to their schedule.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/events/SearchResults.aspx?Country=United+States&fp_srch=1

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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 01:22:40 PM »
I'll be adding a method where people can add there blog feed to our new blog reader block. But it'll come with some restrictions.
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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 10:22:19 PM »
The posts have been moved to a new thread entitled "Defending Science" at http://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=9382.0
"Say you're in a [chemical] plant and there's a snake on the floor. What are you going to do? Call a consultant? Get a meeting together to talk about which color is the snake? Employees should do one thing: walk over there and you step on the friggin� snake." - Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of Glaxosmithkline, June 2006

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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 12:24:27 PM »
I was about to suggest that geodome.
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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006, 01:28:07 PM »
LOL. We were already off-tangent the topic of this thread. I had to move the post before Mitch starts making noise about Thread Hijacking. LOL.
"Say you're in a [chemical] plant and there's a snake on the floor. What are you going to do? Call a consultant? Get a meeting together to talk about which color is the snake? Employees should do one thing: walk over there and you step on the friggin� snake." - Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of Glaxosmithkline, June 2006

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Re: My blog about my experiences defending science
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 04:11:08 AM »
For those of you who were familiar with my "Defending Science" blog, found at http://silkworm.wordpress.com between February 2006 and May 2007, I regret to inform you that my blog was hijacked by spammers and, as a result, shut down by wordpress.com due to violation of the Terms of Service. Wordpress is not responding to any of my requests for access to my content, and appear to have a NO TOLERANCE policy when it comes to Terms of Service violations.

For anyone out there who may have a hard disk copy of anything from my the "Defending Science" blog, please notify me immediately at my new blog at http://brockwichita.wordpress.com/, which is mirrored at http://brockwichita.blogspot.com/.

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