Friday, August 10, 2007

WWPZD - Moral Guidance from the "Best Science Blog" : Much Butt Kicking and Much Hiding of Books In Bookstores to Restrict Access

As noted in an earlier post, according to the NY Times, many biologists "believe that if morality grew out of behavioral rules shaped by evolution, it is for biologists, not philosophers or theologians, to say what these rules are." Well if this is case, then we should all eagerly follow the teachings of PZ Myers to discern the wise path of moral enlightenment.

In addition to the need to "get meaner" and engage in "much butt kicking" and the "public firing and humiliation of some teachers," PZ now gives his blessing to hiding books in bookstores to restrict access to them (discussed in my previous post here. One might call this "book banning in a cheap tuxedo.") In his post, he seems genuinely surprised that all the great moral philosophers are not doing it.

If you are wondering what gives PZ the right to determine which books are available to rest of us, rest assured. It is because he is right, and he is sure of it, and, as he noted in his "break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles" post, he is on the side of reason and human rights:
[D]on't even suggest that we're being too partisan. I am on the side of reason and human rights, and my only failing is that I'm not partisan enough.
All this from the Best Science Blog on the web.


6 Comments:

At August 10, 2007 5:41 PM, Anonymous Jim Sherwood said...

Fred Hoyle, the great physicist and debunker of Darwinism, on its "get meaner" ideology:

"The protective instinct in man took a long step backwards from 1860 onwards. Whether Darwinism with its philosophy that opportunism is all, was the cause of the Realpolitik that overwhelmed the world from 1860 onwards, or whether it was Realpolitik that spawned Darwinism, is hard to say, for the two went hand-in-hand, leading with mounting inevitability to two World Wars in the present century..."
--Hoyle, The Intelligent Universe, 1983, p. 251.

 
At August 10, 2007 6:10 PM, Anonymous Jim Sherwood said...

Part of my comment on the views of Fred Hoyle, the great physicist and debunker of Darwinism, seems to have been blocked out (above.)

 
At August 12, 2007 10:30 PM, Blogger Buster Dog said...

I thought this interesting:
http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/index.php?id=768

 
At August 13, 2007 2:12 PM, Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

This is typical of the censorship by these Darwinist scumbags. Darwinist bloggers regularly censor visitors' comments that are on-topic, serious, and polite. Bloggers who arbitrarily censor visitors' comments have no credibility at all. It is unfortunate that our sick Internet culture tolerates and even approves such censorship.

 
At August 15, 2007 7:17 AM, Blogger Dirt Roads Scholar said...

I used to think that on those rare occasions when I was blessed with the treat of 'debating' a Darwiniac, that it was because I was "mean" to them. A friend recently told be that this was not the case. He said the warming up exercises in preparation for "much butt-kicking" give the Darwiniacs a pantyhose wedgie, and that's what brings on the tears.

He may be correct. I believe that chfing may be a contributing factor as well.

 
At August 15, 2007 8:01 AM, Blogger Dirt Roads Scholar said...

Sorry. Too early in the morning:

I used to think that on those rare occasions when I was blessed with the treat of 'debating' a Darwiniac, they cried because I was "mean" to them. A friend recently told be that this was not the case. He said the warming up exercises in preparation for "much butt-kicking" give the Darwiniacs a pantyhose wedgie, and that's what brings on the tears.

He may be correct. I believe that chafing may be a contributing factor as well.

 

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