From EvolutionNews.org Judging the success of an idea in reaching and convincing a large audience is a tricky business. In putting your case to the public in books and articles, are you making progress, just holding steady, or losing ground to competitors? What you want is a solid, unambiguous metric. Hmm, as a measure of […]
Now that Eugenie Scott is retiring Director of the NCSE, I nominate Elizabeth Liddle as Eugenie’s replacement. But in the meantime the NCSE might have to count on their Deputy Director Glenn Branch to fill in until they find Eugenie’s replacement. In paging through the NCSE website, I found something that made me chuckle. Glenn […]
Maybe it’s kind of like palm reading at parties. As long as you don’t really believe what you hear, it is safe.
The chapters I wrote on YEC in By Design or by Chance? (2004) on the subject can be read in some part here.
“If they pressured Springer to reject the papers out of hand, that would have been wrong.” (See Nick Matzke – Book burner.) Tepid, but we’ll take what we can get. WJM writes: “What happened is that Nick and others exercised thuggish intimidation on Springer and Springer, acting in fear of what a few devoted people […]
Far from attempting to redeem herself, Elizabeth Liddle has actually doubled down on her censorship/fascism apologetics (see comment 113 to my post). Liddle admits that the book Biological Information—New Perspectives had already been peer reviewed. She admits that it was on the verge of publication. But, she notes, after Matzke’s publication on Panda’s Thumb all […]
WJM writes (See Nick Matzke – Book burner): “Does Liz think that Nick, not having even read the papers, has a sound reason to reach out to the editorial board and “warn” them about publishing work he hasn’t even read?” Liddle responds: “As much right as Springer had to offer to publish them, having not […]
“A symbolically encoded, abstractly represented message conveying the expected action and the intended purpose.”
In one of the comments to my last post, Elizabeth Liddle writes: “If Nick Matzke or any ‘liberal’ lays so much as a match to a children’s library book I shall be the first to protest.” Yet Liddle refuses to condemn Matzke for his efforts to suppress the publication of the papers from a conference […]
es, there is such a thing as mental illness, but much standard classification is in tatters. What else is new?