ERV Smacks Dembski

ERV has a must-read series of posts up (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) about William Dembski’s latest bit of performance art, this time delivered at the University of Oklahoma. Sounds like things went well for the good guys. Lot’s of choice nuggets:

See, the major theme of Dembskis talk was ‘evilution cant do this’ ‘evilution hasn’t shown that’, ‘you know, if someone would just SHOW me the evidence, I’D be an evilutionist!’ The other theme was “POOOOOOOOOOOR MEEEEEEEE! POOR CREATIONISTS! EVERYONE IS OUT TO GET US!! I SUFFER SO MUCH BECAUSE OF MY MESSAGE OF TRUTH! POOOOR MEEEEEEEE!!!”

Dembski in a nutshell.

This also caught my eye:

Finally, the Creationists had had enough. Somebody had to stand up for Jesus.

“Im just so disappointed in OU students and how closed minded they are!!!”

Dembski made it perfectly clear at that point that the attacks against me were no accidental oversight. Dembski used this Creationist as an opportunity to attack the students that were exposing him as a fool: “Well dont be so hard on them. They’re just sucking up to their professors.” (Emphasis in Original)

How come my students never suck up to me? And why don’t they seem intimidated by me? I’m soooo scary! I keep hearing that professors like to indoctrinate their captive audiences into their far left worldview. Where do they find the time to do that? It’s all I can do to indoctrinate them into making proper use of the quotient rule.

Comments

  1. #1 ERV
    September 20, 2007

    What was weird (or maybe not) is that he didnt talk about… math. Maybe I blacked out for a minute (possible), but he mentioned Behes ‘math’, and got reamed on probabilities by some students, but thats it.

    ???

    Behe the mathematician, Dembski the molecular biologist…

  2. #2 Sven DiMilo
    September 20, 2007

    Totally. I’ve got WAY too much physiology to cover to have any time for conspiracy-indoctrination.

  3. #3 Robert O'Brien
    September 21, 2007

    Regardless of the soundness of Bill Dembski’s talk, his claim that the students were parroting their profs was probably correct.

  4. #4 MPW
    September 22, 2007

    R. O’Brien – Any evidence for this claim?

  5. #5 hoary puccoon
    September 22, 2007

    Robert O’Brien sez:
    “Regardless of the soundness of Bill Dembski’s talk, his claim that the students were parroting their profs was probably correct.”

    Yes. That’s called LEARNING, Robert. It’s what universities are FOR. Ideally, professors present information which students find exciting, and are eager to pass on. This is not actually something most people have a problem with.

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