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« on: August 10, 2009, 23:25:44 PM »

Oh yay, the world just got even more awesome....

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"Some undergraduate and masters level courses at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary require trolling as part of their requirements. In William Dembski's classes on Intelligent Design and Christian Apologetics, 20% of the final grades come from having made 10 posts defending Intelligent Design Creationism on 'hostile' websites. There seems to be no requirement that the posts contain original writing, apparently cut and paste jobs are sufficient. Is this the first case of trolling the net being part of course requirements?"


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http://www.richarddawkins.net/article,4149,Dembski-Exam,William-A-Dembski---designinferencecom
http://www.designinference.com/teaching/teaching.htm
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 07:39:01 AM »

Coincidentally, we have a recent graduate in our midst: drmabus99 !

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 08:53:53 AM »

Another instructive example of how religious persuasions tend to polarise the world.  And these are the same people who would lecture you on some fluid but nonetheless allegedly god-given and immutable morality.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 08:59:17 AM »

Should be "Trawling for Jesus" if you ask me.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 09:49:46 AM »

Coincidentally, we have a recent graduate in our midst: drmabus99 !

That was my first thought too.
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