Commentary on the so-called Creation/Evolution/Intelligent Design Debate and Right-Wing nuttery in general - and please ignore the typos (I make lots!)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What is it with these creationist computer programmers, anyway?

This 'Ilion' guy is really something...

TGS seems not to know that Ilíon probably does know one or two things about RNG ("random" number generation) and "typical software production," since he has made his living as a computer programmer for 25+ years. But hey! some of the High Priests of 'Darwinism' make their livings as "scientists," and they clearly know nothing about practicing actual science, so please don't take Ilíon's professional qualifications, such as they are, as any sort of assertion of Authority.


Computer programming is "actual science"? Being a computer programmer for 25+ years means 'Ilion' (one T.D. Hailey) is qualified to do what now? Comment authoritatively on everything? I thought computer programming was computer programming. But apparently, computer programmers that are creationists have some magical quality that makes them experts on everything, just like computer programmer/engineer creationist R. David Pogge or Crevo (of dinosaurs and humans lived together fame...)...

These people need a lesson in simple humility.

Not to mention introductory biology...

5 comments:

Adam Lee said...

Hey, I'm a computer programmer too - does that make my word authoritative when I say that evolution is an obvious fact and only religious preconceptions could make anyone think otherwise?

Robert Rapier said...

No, Adam, it doesn't. It cuts both ways. But you don't see too many computer programmers arguing for evolution and claiming some type of special insight, unless they are actually working on programming some type of biological applications. But computer programmers and electrical engineers who proclaim evolution is false, and yet who have no actual experience in the field, do seem to be a dime a dozen.

Doppelganger said...

Hi Adam,

Why, yes! Yes it does! Spread the word!

:)

Doppelganger said...

Hi FK,

It is a strange phenomenon. I wonder if any sort of study has been done on it.

FreezBee said...

Well, there has; it's called the Salem Witch Hunt or something.