14644The End of CED
- Jul 21, 2005Ah, the end of CED. Well, I won't hate to see it go, nor miss it much. It's
been infamous for years as the home of Steve "the Control Freak" Jones, who
has played big fish (or Ichthus, if you will) in the small, scummy pond of
creationism. I have to admit I've seen a lot of good debate here, but none
of it coming from Steve or his minions, who've all seen fit to flout his
rules as Steve winks and turns a blind eye to it while muzzling his
opponents at the drop of his moderator's hat.
Goodbye PKPaul, goodbye AlanC, goodbye Chris Doyle, you were all
interesting discussion partners, though we didn't discuss much evolution,
did we? No, we were mostly on about various religious topics, something that
shouldn't have held much sway given the scientific nature of evolution and
what creationism and intelligent design is supposed to be about. But, alas,
Steve held it was on-topic, and you all seemed eager to debate it with me.
Even Steve would get into it with me, all the while protesting he didn't
have time for such things while he was writing his book. Now those books on
the shroud of Turin will have to be used on his blog.
What I'm really going to miss is Tom Curtis's scathing and relentless
pursuits of Steve's hypocrisy and heavy-handedness, Pi's calm measured
responses, and PaulA's patience in dealing the obtuse stubbornness of the
creationists in this group. But hey, they're all in anti-CED now, so I'll
still have a chance to see them as we continue to watch evolution in action.
Oh yeah, John Beadle pointed out that Steve said that if Anti-CED lasted
longer than CED then in effect Anti-CED has won. And so it seems that
Anti-CED will win come July 22. Of course, CED will still be around... sort
of. No one will be able to post (except Steve the moderator, and he'll be
busy with his book, which will never be finished).
I think before he ends the list Steve should rename it to OCD (Orthodox
Creation/Design), which incidentally are the initials of a certain disorder
someone suffers from, especially when it comes to getting his hot buttons
pushed and to generating mega-posts due to an offhand comment from various
Religion is the greatest untreated disease
of the twenty-first century.
-- John Distazo
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