This blog has been more public than I expected. so I have toned down the heading to this post. Also I have deleted two posts I didn't want further responses to.

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Every so often I venture out into the public sphere to see how anti-darwinism is responded to. The last time, at the science cafe, my posts were moved from "science" to "paranormal" or some such section then I was subjected to withering personal abuse. This time the issue is raised by someone else, in the science section, and the responses have been very moderate and quite engaged. Interesting.

Yesterday I posted a provocative response here, making a case for evolution being intelligent. I expected a storm of fury. Instead, one very moderate and interesting response. I have responded to that with another provocative (though rational) response, questioning the basis for the modern synthesis.

Maybe everyone's just bored with the issue of origins.

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Comment by Anthony Jordan on April 10, 2013 at 1:16pm

Being an anti-Darwinist, exactly what is your view on how life developed ?

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 10, 2013 at 12:09pm

These are the posts and discussions that I had in mind.

here

and here.

I think it was more presentation / personality than content per se, but as always I can be wrong.

Comment by Shaun Johnston on April 10, 2013 at 11:57am

Thank you for the estimate that I may be the lone proponent of anti-darwinism, and that it may not be generally accepted on Nexus. I am new to this board so this helps me orient myself.

Please, can you point me to this series of offensive posts so I can present myself in a way that does not give offense?

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 10, 2013 at 11:19am

There should not be personal abuse.

I suspect that "antidarwinism", whatever that is, would not be generally accepted on Nexus.  You may be a lone, or almost lone, proponent of that concept. 

There should be room for ideas that one person or another considers unusual, or even (pardon me) uninformed or unscientific.  But there should not be abuse of the person.

Also depends on how it is presented.  A recent series of posts came from someone whose ideas were not that unusual, but presented in a manner that was insulting to people on Nexus.  The responses were largely very negative.

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