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13-09-2010, 16:06   #1
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"The Origin of Specious Nonsense"

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This book is launching in Dublin on Sept 15th in Buswells Hotel by Conor
Lenihan TD - MINISTER FOR SCIENCE!!! Apparently there is €10,000 to be
won! If anyone has a head for banal creationist arguments please feel
free to attend. If however you think it's a disgrace that a minister
for science is promoting this book... - then feel free to get in touch with him
http://www.theoriginofspeciousnonsense.com/
Someone on my facebook posted this. I went to the site but its a hideous mess and hard to see what is going on there. Though it is playing Ennio Morricone so I kept the tab open.
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13-09-2010, 16:13   #2
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Heard this advertised earlier, checked out site and pods, zero science on offer, even in the page samples. Nor is May (author) a scientist himself.
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From bowsing that site

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Reasons why I detest Evolution

1: It teaches us to be satisfied with - not understanding origins.



Conor Lenihan is going be at the launch of this garbage? Really?

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I really hope the part about the Minister turning up is bollocks.

A publicity stunt on behalf of the publishers perhaps?
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A publicity stunt on behalf of the publishers perhaps?
You can also bet that that e10,000 won't be given out in a raffle. I imagine it'll be on offer to anyone who can prove evolution or something...
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maybe so, I would be surprised if he did make an appearance at this kind of bash.
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For a minute there I thought Conor Lenihan wrote it! Although launching it isn't much better.

Where is Buswells hotel?
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I went to a talk on the great o'neil which featured conor lenihan last week. he came accross as...a bit dim. so im not really suprised/
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Nope, he's launching it; I rang Lenihan's office and it was confirmed. When I asked did not having a Minister for Science launch an anti-science book give it credence, I was told that just because he was launching it did not mean he agreed with it, which obviously wasn't the question I asked.

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This is purely an attempt to try to get book publicity by sparking controversy. Ignore and stop discussing it.
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This is purely an attempt to try to get book publicity by sparking controversy. Ignore and stop discussing it.
Discussing what?

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This is purely an attempt to try to get book publicity by sparking controversy. Ignore and stop discussing it.
While that might be true, I think it's ridiculous that the minister is going.

I'm going to let him know, too.

http://www.deti.ie/corporate/ministe...ce/lenihan.htm
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This is beyond ridiculous.
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