Must be. The servers may have gone down, downloading info re his grants.
Readers will recall that Matzke, a long-time commenter here on behalf of the Darwin lobby, now at Australian U, was shortly afterward accused by John West at Evolution News & Views for using NSF grant money improperly, for a political purpose (to undermine academic freedom bills).
Yes, well, in other news, birds fly. Undermining researchers’ and teachers’ intellectual integrity is all the Darwin lobby has got going for itself. Isn’t the purpose of raising public money for science to compel everyone to fund whatever nonsense or malice such people dream up?
Well, Pos-Darwinista (a top Portuguese-language blog) wrote this morning with the following information:
Try downloading the grants Nick Matzke got from NSF:
And on Saturday, you’ll get this response from NSF:
Server Too Busy
We are experiencing higher than normal volume and are unable to service your request at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please wait a few minutes and try again.
If the problem continues, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So UD News tried it at 06:46 EST —and unusual time for servers to be busy surely?—and got exactly that response.
Pos-Darwinista wonders if it has anything to do with John West’s comments on the situation.
Naw, can’t be. There is no limit to the subservience of the North American peasant. It’s the establishment that’s revolting, not us.
(It’s back up now, apparent, as of 7:50 am EST. We’ll check back now and then. )
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Hat tip: Pos-Darwinista