The Coppedge v. JPL and CalTech lawsuit is living up to its early promise and perhaps even surpassing it. David Coppedge himself has submitted a deposition which includes—I am not making this up—a screenplay in which he fantasizes about his co-workers reduced to tears and desperately searching for a way to escape from the invincible correctness of ID propaganda. Here’s a tiny sample.
…and there was a sticky note on the DVD package. It had names on it and – I think he’s trying to keep track of who he loans his DVDs out to. I don’t want him to offer me DVDs ever again. I can’t take it. I just can’t! …
You know, I’m an ordained minister in the Metaphysical Interfaith Church and I –
[NARRATOR (or something)]
According to Weisenfelder, she “feared” Coppedge would try to loan her another DVD when she did not want him to contact her again. (Weisenfelder Dep. Tr. 159:25-161-4). This is a difficult thriller to appreciate without more information, but that’s where Weisenfelder’s dramatic confrontation with Coppedge ends.
What’s interesting about this screenplay is that it basically confesses that he was knowingly forcing religious propaganda on people who weren’t interested in it. Even more, he was apparently enjoying the fantasy about how much she “feared” him and his irresistible ID dominance. “Oh, oh, your DVD, it’s so big!”
But the best part is the footnote on the first page of the “screenplay” where he openly admits that his testimony takes liberties with the facts, and indulges in “artistic license.” Or as they like to call it in court, “perjury.” Yeah, that’s going to go over really well with the judge.