Comebacks to a cranks' favorite quote
Never mind that Schopenhauer probably never said this--it's nonetheless a favorite of cranks such as "intelligent design" creationism advocates, and similar statements have been attributed to many others.
Here are the responses, found in a discussion thread after a post on Pharyngula:
Response #1: That's true only for truth. There is no truth in intelligent design creationism.
Response #2: Yeah, but a lot of silly nonsense also gets laughed at and violently opposed. Undergoing stages one and two does not imply one will enter stage three.
Response #3: Is it too much to ask that ID should progress into the third stage of Schopenhauerian truth before it is taught in schools?
Response #3 is my favorite of these for "intelligent design" creationism. Response #2 is my favorite all purpose response. I'll have to remember them...