Monday, August 15, 2005

Drop the G-Bomb

From Phil Plait, the highly esteemed Bad Astronomer, via Creek Running North:
A bunch of skeptical blogs are Google bombing the phrase Intelligent Design, so that people who type those two words in Google are redirected to the NCSE web page about it. They’re also encouraging others to do it, so what the heck. If you have a blog, or a website, give it a shot. This might prove to be fun.
There - I've added my grain of sand.

If you're unfamiliar with the term "Google bombing" read this. Short version - just add this HTML to your blog or website:
<a href="
996_intelligent_design_not_accep_9_10_2002.asp">Intelligent Design</a>
Your grandchildren will thank you.


At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google bombing doesn't work. Urban legend. Try again.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Mentis Fugit said...

Do you have a cite for this? I hope you don't expect me to take your flat statement on faith. Snopes say nothing, and the Wikipedia article only raises the caveat that the tactic may be self-limiting.

On the other hand, I do see that the NCSEweb site has not moved from 7th place, so who knows: have Google implemented countermeasures recently? (That would not make it an "urban legend", mind you.)

And George W. Bush is still a miserable failure.


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