Teh Stupid - It Burns!

Friday, July 4, 2008
For my effective communications class this quarter, I am required to select a controversial issue that is to be the basis of my deliverables - a rhetorical analysis of an argument, an original argument, and a presentation of that argument.

For my topic, I chose the movement to include the Theory of Intelligent Design in High School Science Curricula.

Can you guess what side of the argument I'm on?

Yeah, shocking, I know.

Well, I'm working on my rhetorical analysis, and the argument I chose is a paper entitled "Intelligent Design in Public School Science Curricula: A Legal Guidebook." It was written by two attorneys and the Director of the Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, and sponsored by a gem of an organization called "The Foundation for Thought and Ethics."

Teh stupid - it burns!

There are so many logical fallacies and examples of blatant untruth in this thing, the longer I study it, the faster I can feel my IQ dropping.

And here's the interesting part - every argument, every theory, every fucked up assertion in this POS was trotted out for the Dover trial in defense of teaching ID in public schools. And every argument, every theory, every fucked up assertion was soundly crushed into the ground by the ACLA, Pepper Hamilton, LLP, and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and Judge John Jones III.

If I had failed that badly, and that publicly, I would try to get the thing off the Internet.

But I guess it doesn't matter much to them, since they're still using the same tired arguments, and in some cases, such as the new Louisiana anti-evolution law just passed and signed by that whack-job Governor Bobby Jindal, winning.

I need a drink.

5 comments:

Jim Wright said...

The ignorance is, well, sad and stupid, but that's exactly what I'd expect from ignorant and backwardass place like Louisiana.

yeah, I'm stereotyping, shot me.

vince said...

I had a great big rant, but deleted it, 'cause I've had too good of a day to spoil it with a rant.

Hope you've had and continue to have a great 4th. Also, I'd love to see your paper when you finish it, if I'm not being to forward in asking.

Jim, ignorance is often dangerous as well.

Janiece Murphy said...

Vince, you're welcome to read my paper if you wish, but it's just a rhetorical analysis of teh stupid.

Would you rather read my original argument against teaching ID in public schools?

vince said...

Yes I would. Thank you!

Janiece Murphy said...

I'll send it alone when it's done.