Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Cornelia's Creed Becomes Famous

Cornelia Dean's repeated use of the editorial comment "there is no credible scientific challenge to the theory of evolution," or some equivalent, has gotten some attention lately. I first discussed this two years ago and called it "Cornelia's Creed."

The EvoNews blog links to a self-described "intelligent design-despising" blogger who is even getting tired of it:
Cornelia Dean! It’s good to be emphatic, but you start to sound like a robot—one of those Darwin-believin’ automatons whom the Discovery Institute takes great pleasure in deriding.

A follow up post on the Evo News blog contains a chronicle of sorts on its use, and suggests that Cornelia may have a macro on her computer, which I speculated about two years ago:
Think she has a macro on her word processor that just spits the "no credible scientific challenge" language in every article she writes?

Maybe the Expelled folks will interview her? Hope so. If she refuses, they should at least interview a neutral journalism expert on whether this is good journalistic practice. That would be entertaining.


At October 04, 2007 8:35 AM, Blogger Mr. Justice said...

Don't look for anyone to be honest enough to challenge her. She spews all the right drivel, so she's immune to all criticism.

Aren't modern academia and the media just WONDERFUL!?

At October 05, 2007 6:12 PM, Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Darwinists such as Dean could be helping by their attacks on the film. For one thing, they are publicizing it! And they are helping to insure that the producers will be very careful to be accurate. Darwinism is being discredited by its own absurdities and by persecution of ID scientists by Darwinists. All that is well-documented, so there's no need to exaggerate anything.

At October 05, 2007 6:30 PM, Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Said Dawkins, "I babbled away
To producers, not knowing that they
Would listen to views
Of all sorts! It's news
That my cries aren't convincing today."

At December 31, 2007 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"that the producers will be very careful to be accurate"


Your statement was not meant to be a parody, was it?

"persecution of ID scientists by Darwinists"

Yes, that's what the movie is about and it's a lie.

Now talk about the forced resignation of the Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency. That's not a lie.


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