Pharyngula

Oh, that little scamp, Billy Dembski. He’s all upset about his shabby treatment at Baylor, and he’s displacing his anger into a defense of Robert Marks.

President John Lilley of Baylor appears to have made up his mind that Prof. Robert Marks’s Evolutionary Informatics Lab is to have no place at Baylor. There is only one court of appeal now, the Baylor Board of Regents, who can reverse Lilley’s decision and even remove Lilley as president. Here is the list of board members. I encourage readers of UD to contact them (respectfully) and share their concerns about this gross violation of academic freedom.

One amusing bit of background, though: the Evolutionary Informatics Lab didn’t exist. It was a web page, nothing more, so it’s a little strange to complain that it doesn’t have a place at Baylor. What’s actually been refused is that the Evolutionary Informatics Lab doesn’t get to pretend that it’s a Baylor initiative. It’s a bit excessive for Baylor to refuse to host a faculty member’s wacky web page, but there’s nothing to stop them from putting it up on, say, the DI’s servers. It’ll be just as effective there as anywhere. Or, hey, does geocities still exist and offer free hosting?

The other thing, though, is that Dembski then goes on to list all the members of the board of regents, including home phone numbers and addresses. I guess Dembski responds to the fact that he has been Expelled with Intimidation and Incitement, which must be the next two movies in the creationist trilogy.

Oh, and no more links from me to UD while Dembski has his hit list online.

Comments

  1. #1 Brownian
    September 14, 2007

    “His opponents have, yet again, met their waterloo.”
    Why are you bringing ABBA into this?

    So, here’s our religious morality test: let’s see how long it takes for death threats to materialise against the board. After all, we shall know they are Christians by their love.

    Anybody know Dembski’s address and phone number? I’d like to light a candle on his doorstep as a sign of support. Dog shit in a paper bag can be considered a candle, right?

  2. #2 Caucasian Jesus
    September 14, 2007

    Only if it’s on fire, Brownian. But I think when you light poop on fire, usually that’s called “meth smoking,” which I wouldn’t put past Dembski.

  3. #3 jeff
    September 14, 2007

    I’m really bored with Dembski lately. I wish he’d resurrect the farting animations and start another email war with Dawkins (or PZ).

  4. #4 Brownian
    September 14, 2007

    Anybody know Dembski’s address and phone number?

    A simple whitepages.com search gave me this…dunno if it’s he has moved elsewhere.

    Sorry, I just assumed that after the last personal-info-posting-fiasco on Pharyngula, it would be understood that I was joking.

    As a general rule, no posting of people’s personal phone numbers and/or addresses, the names of their spouses or children, or anything that might endanger them or the people who might or might not have a choice in cohabitating with them.

    Underwear preference is totally fine, however.

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