Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Friday, May 18, 2007

A Plan to Lower Gas Prices!!! (off topic)

The following arrived in my inbox:


This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united
action. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue
to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a
problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a
plan that can Really work. Please read on and join us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.26 for regular unleaded in my town.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 to $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace....not the sellers.With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.

But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices.If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxo and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!

Now, don't wimp out on me at this point....keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) .... and those 300 send it to at least ten more(300x 10= 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers.

If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each,then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted with in the next 8 days!!!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you!

Acting together we can make a difference.

If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.

It's worth a shot...

Saturday, May 05, 2007

T-URF13 and ID ignorance

Over on the Panda's Thumb one Arthur Hunt thinks he has destroyed IC. He says T-URF13 does exactly that. However there are some problems:

1) IC is not anti-evolution as Art and all the rest of the thumbies believe
2) T-URF13 is ONE component, IC is about multi-component systems
3) It leads to male sterility in maize- not exactly an evolutionary mechanism to be paraded around.

IOW Arthur Hunt is just another in a long line of ID ignorant imbeciles who thinks a strawman can refute ID.

You go Art!

[quote][b]IC[/b]- A system performing a given basic function is [I]irreducibly complex[/I] if it includes a set of well-matched, mutually interacting, non-arbitrarily individuated parts such that each part in the set is indispensable to maintaining the system’s basic, and therefore original, function. The set of these indispensable parts is known as the [I]irreducible core[/I] of the system. Page 285 NFL[/quote]

[quote][b]Numerous and Diverse Parts[/b] If the irreducible core of an IC system consists of one or only a few parts, there may be no insuperable obstacle to the Darwinian mechanism explaining how that system arose in one fell swoop. But as the number of indispensable well-fitted, mutually interacting,, non-arbitrarily individuated parts increases in number & diversity, there is no possibility of the Darwinian mechanism achieving that system in one fell swoop. Page 287[/quote]

T-URF13- one part. And it is the only part in Art's alleged IC system that allegedly arose via culled genetic accidents.

[quote][b]Minimal Complexity and Function[/b] Given an IC system with numerous & diverse parts in its core, the Darwinian mechanism must produce it gradually. But if the system needs to operate at a certain minimal level of function before it can be of any use to the organism & if to achieve that level of function it requires a certain minimal level of complexity already possessed by the irreducible core, the Darwinian mechanism has no functional intermediates to exploit. Page 287[/quote]