But now this: Here at Telic Thoughts, an independent ID blog, is a curious notice:
Apparently, the most memorable thing he ever did was to steal the dissertation of notable creationist Kent Hovind. At least that’s what one would be led to believe by reading the brief memorials offered by his friends PZ Myers, Ed Brayton, Wesley Elsberry, and Nick Matzke. Not one of his fellow culture warriors bothered to send even the most cursory condolences to Skip’s family.
Glenn Branch, Deputy Director of the NCSE eulogized him in his newsletter. For some reason Skip’s death received second billing status on the newsletter because I guess “conversion of a climate skeptic” was deemed to be more important.
We don’t know. But we are normal, family people. We understand that a person can play a role in his family that is quite different from what role he may play in the world at large.
So we, having just learned of this, join Telic Thoughts in offering condolences, sincerely meant.
Requiescat in lucem pacis aeternitatis. [May he rest in the light of eternal peace.]