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Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:55:11 AM »
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28257/intelligent-design-vs-evolution

Looks like Comfort is at it again, this time producing a slick propaganda filled board game that puts anti-science arguments into a print that targets evangelical parents and their poor children.  From what I've seen in images and the two reviews below is that it doesn't actually contain anything except typical misquotes from scientist made by creationist and a plethora of bible verses.

http://freakingawesome.net/2012/01/09/intelligent-design-vs-evolution-the-board-game-an-analysis/

http://ncse.com/rncse/26/6/review-intelligent-design-vs-evolution
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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 12:40:29 PM »
I thought god didn't play dice...

I assume it's actually a bored game.

I'm imagining the excuses people will make when they loose. "Hey, you evolved! That's cheating!"

In the meantime, I'm pretty sure Chutes and Ladders is more accurate, science-wise. At least it uses gravity correctly.
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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 01:07:23 PM »
If you consider that a game like this is really a form of propaganda, it makes a certain kind of sense.  They're trying to promote their own belief because it "feels better" and trying to discount evolution in various subtle ways in order to make their belief look more reasonable.

It isn't about which fits the facts better, it's about which people believe to be right.

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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 01:45:18 PM »
If you consider that a game like this is really a form of propaganda, it makes a certain kind of sense.  They're trying to promote their own belief because it "feels better" and trying to discount evolution in various subtle ways in order to make their belief look more reasonable.

It isn't about which fits the facts better, it's about which people believe to be right.

I have to guess that the people behind these attempts are fully aware that science won't listen to them until they do actual science.  So, propaganda, apologetics, and outright deception are the plan!  Appealing to emotions is a very powerful method of getting people to buy ideas.  Just ask any marketing firm.

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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 09:24:10 PM »
I think the "Nuns on the Run" game sounds more fun... Naughty novices dodging discovery  8)

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The novices are on the loose! Temptation has lured them out of their cells, and they hope not to be caught by the abbess and the prioress. But it will take craftiness and a bit of luck in order to make it back to their beds without being caught!

In Nuns on the Run™ you explore the exciting nocturnal world of intrigue and deception ...  Everyone gets a special "blessing" but only the novices fulfill a "secret wish" ...  Are you wily enough, or sneaky enough to fulfill your quest and win the night?

Nuns on the Run™ is a casual, social game for ages 10 and older.

http://mayfairgames.com/game.php?id=100&stock=MFG4117&name=Nuns+on+the+Run
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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 12:39:36 AM »
Zombie jesus wants brains

This ancient secret (known only to the inner tubeschildplanetscircle) has been betrayed by captain kirk and his goosed leda, gamma-ray discomfort

The entire game while continuing to espouse monkey denouements in a relaxed jungle setting of safari jackets, kookaburra calls, and banana lounges, spills the entire messy gray matter into the privacy of your domicile.

The rewards for being born again into the light, weight .....no wait; into the right  ....no way; into the blight,  ....is brains.

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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 04:41:24 AM »
lol, if you look at the top right 'brain shrinker' http://boardgamegeek.com/image/379253/intelligent-design-vs-evolution?size=large the answer provided actually disproved the validity of the question. The question talks about a sphere while the answer says 'circle'.
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Re: Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 11:33:08 AM »
If you consider that a game like this is really a form of propaganda, it makes a certain kind of sense.  They're trying to promote their own belief because it "feels better" and trying to discount evolution in various subtle ways in order to make their belief look more reasonable.

It isn't about which fits the facts better, it's about which people believe to be right.


I have to guess that the people behind these attempts are fully aware that science won't listen to them until they do actual science.  So, propaganda, apologetics, and outright deception are the plan!  Appealing to emotions is a very powerful method of getting people to buy ideas.  Just ask any marketing firm.

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