|As a threshhold issue — what do creationisms have to do with the subject
at hand, which is a science paper addressing a scientific
Is Creationism offlimits?
Yes — the
creationisms are all (to the best of my knowledge) religious, whether you're
speaking of an islam, a gnosticism, a judaism, a Native American (N or S)
religion, a buddhism, a sikhism, a christianity, or any of the other religions
with creation myths. A non-religious creation conjecture might be in bounds for
discussion, but I know of none.
Or is Intelligent
Yes — ID is a specific creationism, sponsored by some
of the christianities, and is thus religious. ID (through the agency of the
"Discovery Institute") claims some hidden scientific content, but refuses to
explicate it, thus precluding any meaningful discussion of its purported
Or Low Temperature Fusion?
— this depends on the nature of the discussion: whether it's oriented
towards a pseudo-religious belief, a political stance, or some replicable
The above is my understanding the the house rules on topics
allowable for discussion. Any final word, of course, belongs to PJ and
--Bill. NAL: question the answers, especially mine.
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