It’s my afternoon for getting lots of whiny right-wing Christianist email, I guess. This one is notable, not for its content (which is predictable, humorless, and indignant, and just like most of the complaints I get), but for the fact that it was also sent to my chancellor and every member of the biology faculty. Nice work, spammer.
“Man-whore” – PZ Myers
“He (Professor Michael Behe of Lehigh University) is such a man-whore for creationism…” – PZ Myers
“Man-whore.” Do you use such language in your department meetings at the University of Minnesota?
How about your classrooms? Is “man-whore” academic? Is it professional? Is it objective, and fair, and scientific?
Or is it more like what Ward Churchill would say?
“To my students and advisees: I’ve emailed a few of you, but just in
case, I’m also putting this here. You’ve been trying to get in touch
with me, especially this week when registration is pending, but when
I’m not in class I’m flitting off to somewhere else. I was away in
Washington DC last Thursday afternoon through Sunday, and I’m about to
do it again with trips to Mankato tomorrow, a long weekend at a
conference in Oregon, and then zooming away again right after class on
Monday to Fergus Falls. Trust me, though, you’re not the only one
feeling a bit tired of it all.” – PZ Myers
Tell me, Professor Myers, do you subscribe to that Global Warming business? Do you agree that humans must, according to scientists, “cut back man-made carbon dioxide emissions in half by the year 2050” even as worldwide population increases some 40% or more? If so, per capita consumption of fossil fuels will have to be reduced by 65%. How are we all to do this when you are flying to Washington, D.C., and Mankato, and Oregon, and Fergus Falls, to name but a very few of the places someone as terribly important as you has to go? Of course you can’t videoconference. Your very presence in the room lends verily hallows everyone and everything there.
They’re so far ahead, it’s almost April 2nd there right now. And they have taken an important next step: they have passed regulations requiring the reading of disclaimers at church services:
Congregants should be aware of the gaps and/or problems
in the Catholic theory of transubstantiation, including, but not
limited to, the Protestant notion that the bread and wine are merely
symbolic, the opinions of other religions on the life of Christ, and
the lack of conclusive scientific evidence available to support this
This is excellent news. I only hope our country can some day follow suit. – PZ Myers
You’re all for the government intruding into church services, but when it comes to public education, leave that to you experts? Intrude away inside churches, but keep out of the classroom. Is that your point? Why don’t you atheists just burn down all the churches. That should please you even more.
The Institute for Creation Research has just published a fairly typical article for them: it’s the usual laundry list of amazing biological structures that cry out “Jaaayzuusss!” to the faithful. – PZ Myers
Is there anything you atheists enjoy more than mocking and ridiculing the religious beliefs of Christians? Anything at all? Are there no Christians on UMN’s faculty? None at all?
That would indeed be odd, considering that some 85% of Americans profess a belief in God.
Uh-oh. If Goldberg had his way, I’d be off to Gitmo if he saw the back
end of my car. I don’t just have a Darwin fish — I’ve got a T. rex eating a Christian fish. – PZ Myers
Oops! T. rex lived millions of years before there ever were any Christians, so T. rex could hardly be eating a “Christian fish.” Nice try though.
His (Jonah Goldberg’s) “agreed-on etiquette” is nothing but a set of rules he applies only
to his political opponents and never to his political allies. – PZ Myers
Do you apply the same rules to your political allies as you do to “man-whores” like Professor Michael Behe? Do you mock faculty members and students who believe in “Jaaayzuusss” in person as you do on your website of hatred and intolerance? And keep in mind, I’m only looking at one single page of it.
I think this will do for now. I’m not interested in, as Richard Dawkins says, “multiplying up examples” of how profoundly intolerant, and anti-intellectual, and hateful you are.
“It is safe to say that anyone who does not believe in evolution is either ignorant, stupid, wicked or insane.” – Richard Dawkins, your soul-mate
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Oh, dear. I’m sure my colleagues will be rushing to get more details of my trespasses against Jaaayzuusss-loving man-whores from you, Dr. Intellectual.
That’s right, he signed it “Dr Intellectual”. I’m looking forward to future mail from Dr Paradigm, Dr SuperMentalGenius, and Dr Spliffarooni.