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2 steps forward, 5 steps back

Posted in Creationism, Religion, Terry Trainor, Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on June 22, 2012 by solenadon

The two steps forward are..

1) John A Davison died. Yup, he’s gone. Over the last few years he has been the lead crank that I followed.
While others have been kind (i.e. PZ Myers), remembering that he supposedly had a mental break in the ’80s with the death of a family member, my experience with him has been uniformly negative. As such, my inclination is less than forgiving. He was a nutter. When given the evidence that he asked for he attacked the one giving the it; he attacked anyone who didn’t accept his delusions as given fact. As such, I am not sad that he’s gone. His family has my sympathy, marginally…as it seems they didn’t get him the help he so desperately needed. They lost someone they loved. But for him, nothing.

2) Davison’s fluffer, Terry Trainor, apparently forgot to pay the bills on tao.invisionzone.com. Yup…it’s gone. Either he realised it was a self-masturbatory site and so not relevant or it’s raison d’etre died (only Terry and Davison seemed to post). In any case, c’est la vie.

Two less sources of stupidity online.

However, as if to make up for this, we have…the state of Louisiana. Yup, Louisiana. Apparently they felt the level of stupidity in reality was getting dangerously low, so they decided to step up.

Criminy.

Louisiana took the world 5 steps back from reality.

Religious nutbars are dragging thsis world down.

The gentle Christians

Posted in Creationism, Religion, Venomous mammals, Wingnuts with tags on June 4, 2012 by solenadon

How is it the “Good book”?

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2012/06/03/over-100000-public-elementary-school-students-to-get-bible-lessons-on-killing-unbelievers/

In which Associate Professor Davison becomes a stalker

Posted in Creationism, Terry Trainor, Venomous mammals, Wingnuts on October 18, 2011 by solenadon

Apparently the associate professor is not content to stalk actual scientists.  He’s taken to stalking a Cornell University Ph. D. student.  Why, one may ask?  Well, the ASSociate Professor claims Stuart Campbell  “wanted to debate me”.  However, there is a distinct lack of proof that this student would want anything to do with the ASSociate Professor.  More likely, the ASSociate professor got bored and proceeded to inflict unwanted attention on an innocent student who…well…who knows how Davison’s mind works.

Aside from dishonestly avoiding evidence presented to his face that is (PZ Myers has more publications than the ASSociate professor).

And now he’s given this Ph. D. student an “Ultimatum”…

“…I gave Stuart Campbell one week to produce others willing to join him in denouncing our science. He has produced not a single ally.”

I daresay this student has more, and better, things to do than stroke the ASSociate professors ego.  That’s a job better left to his fluffer, Trainor.

I, however, am proud to stand with Ph. D. student Stuart Campbell.  A link to this post will be posted to Davison’s, heh, blog.  However, I doubt it will stay.  Davison is much to wrapped up in his martyr complex to allow it to.

Sol

Can Christians even read

Posted in Creationism, Venomous mammals, Wingnuts on October 18, 2011 by solenadon

Ed Brayton has an amusing post about Bryan Fischer, attack chihuahua of the AFA.  Apparently he’s into selective quoting of the bible…which seems to be a Christian attribute.

Go read Ed’s post…http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2011/10/17/has-bryan-fischer-read-his-own-bible/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freethoughtblogs%2Fdispatches+%28FTB%3A+Dispatches+from+the+Culture+Wars%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Long story short…Fischer is blaming Muslims for slavery perpetuated by Christians.  Not the stupidest thing a Christian said, but it rates right up there.

 

An example of what could happen if creationists get in power

Posted in Climate, Creationism, Deniers, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on October 17, 2011 by solenadon

This article points out that officials appointed by Prez candidate Rick Perry censored and modified parts of a scientific report that they didn’t agreee with.  It looks like these were censored/modified strictly for potlitical reason, not for anything based in reality.

Rick Perry officials spark revolt after doctoring environment report | Environment | The Guardian.

 

Tilting at windmills again

Posted in Amusements, Creationism, Venomous mammals, Wingnuts on October 3, 2011 by solenadon

It would appear that Associate Professor Davison may be stalking another innocent victim.  He’s claiming he’s being “plagued” by one Stuart Campbell who, according to Davison, merely wants to debate him.

Now, if Mr. Campbell is at all familiar with Davison, he should know he doesn’t debate.  He abuses, he dissembles, he whines, he affects a martyr pose.  He doesn’t debate.  This is on top of the fact he has nothing to debate about.

Welcome to my Weblog « The Proceedings of the Natural History Society of South Burlington Vermont.

Now he claims that Mr. Campbell is “begging me to stop including him in my emails to the “Big 4 of Darwinian mysticism.”.  I find this interesting.  Since we have no idea what Mr. Campbell has actually said (since Davison likes to hide any opposition who posts, hiding behind rather bogus “rules”), I doubt Mr. Campbell actually contacted Davison at all.  Considering Davison’s history, it’s more likely that he started stalking another innocent victim in an attempt at relevency/ego stroking.

Having read some of Mr. Campbell’s entries on line, I doubt that, had he initiated the discussion, he wouldn’t be backing down in the manner Davison is implying.

On a lighter note, Davison offers up a “quote” from Harry Truman, leaving the first bit blank.  I’ll just finish it for him…

“John Davison is a living miracle with neither brains nor guts.”

A stunningly accurate description of creationists

Posted in Amusements, Creationism, Deniers, Terry Trainor, Wingnuts on September 14, 2011 by solenadon

among others.  The following line appears particularly accurate

“The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to recognize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, …”

I finally have an accurate description of how creationists operate.

Dunning–Kruger effect – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.