January 10, 2011 • 4:18 pm

I spam-delete a lot of commercial sites that try to link here, many of which promise to enlarge or invigorate certain appendages.  This one is salacious, too, but inadvertently, using the semi-archaic but endearing British language you often hear in India.

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    1. Please allow me to state the position of Intelligent Design in India. I beg to state that, by and large, Intelligent Design is one of the few superstitions India is mostly free of. I will be much obliged if you would consider reconsidering your opinion.

      PS: Yes, I am Indian, and belong perhaps to the last generation(I am more about 25) upholding the glorious tradition of Indian British English. Such a pity such beautiful turns of phrase are now roundly mocked(with examples, sir, would you believe?) in English classes in Indian schools.

      1. I intended to make a joke and not a weighted opinion.

        Besides, there is 1.2 billion of people in India and there is no creationists?

        What about this book:
        Cremo, M.A., and Thompson, R.L (1993) Forbidden Archeology: The
        Hidden History of the Human Race. San Diego: Krishna Bhaktivedanta
        On the back of the book there is recommendation from Philip Johnson from DI in Seattle, friend of Dembski ad Behe.
        Yes, I know this is technically written/printed in US but it has all its roots in Indian superstitions (Vedas).

        Just run search for “vedic creationism” to find some other examples. I do not want to link here to these sites.

        1. I was joking too, of course.

          Creationism is not such a issue in India, at least right now. The Bhaktivedanta people, whom you quote, are more of a force in other countries than in India, and most of the Vedic creationism tripe comes from them. At any rate, thankfully, there is no movement to give “equal time” to ID and creationism in classrooms.

          That doesn’t mean the situation is very rosy, though. I said this was “one of a few superstitions” most of India does not have, and the operative phrase indeed is “one of a few”. India is as god-crazed a country as any other, and instutionalised Hinduism has evolved a rather curious way to kill any dissent. The idea is to turn dissenters into gods themselves: so there are numerous historical examples of atheist/sceptic philosophers such as Mahavira, Kabir and Buddha who have themselves been turned into gods. There have also been cases of governments trying to “saffronize” school history books, which, though, have largely failed. However, again, no government, state or central, has ever made an attempt to promote religious doctrine in science classes.

  1. Some censorbots block all instances of those three letters, even in innocent cir***stances. Don’t bother blogging about your trip to S****horpe!

    1. Inhabitants of Sussex also tend to suffer from the same absurdly misguided censorship. Some software even attempts to substitute another word instead of asterisks. It has become known in some quarters as a clbuttic error.

  2. Several years ago on an email discussion list that I was a member of, someone said that he would be working on a project over the weekend in his “garage cum workshop.”

    A couple of hyphens can make all the difference in meaning.

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