Sastra, OM is organizing a meetup for all the Pharynguloids here at TAM6, or just in the general area. We’re meeting at 6:00 in the buffet restaurant here at the Flamingo — come on by, talk with us all, watch me shuffle out the door to catch a late-night flight to Minneapolis.
“Ohio board votes to ax teacher accused of branding Christian cross”
Freshwater was fired. But only only was he preaching religion and branding his students with crosses, but “Other findings show that Freshwater taught that carbon dating was unreliable to argue against evolution.”
He’s a science teacher! If he didn’t brand his students with a cross he’d still be free teaching pseudoscience.
Damn, the buffet at the Flamingo rules. Wish I could have made it to Vegas.
Can we use this post to bash Ken Ham as well? I was really enjoying that. Let’s not place a premature moratorium on the aesthetic momentum so soon.
“Shuffle out the door”? Ha!, I figured there was a stretcher at the door!
I’ll be there!
Ken McKnight says
OT, but in PZ’s absence let me offer the following poll as something requiring your immediate attention: http://christianpresident.blogspot.com/ There are only 7 votes so far.
Freshwater Investigation Report:
Read the part about him teaching “both sides” of evolution and his project on intelligent design. He is a public school science teacher for 21 years!!
@ #7… Done.
Did you note at the bottom of that post regarding support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, “Please note: No presumptuous comments accusing me of religious bigotry and hatred will be posted. Those are just so boring and intellectually dull.”
Well I apologize for all those that I have bored with my dull opinion on individual rights. Sheesh, who could possibly STAND that stuff!
Wow, this PZ character is a pretty powerful guy – just in case anyone missed this…
and the Ohio school board responds
No wonder they were more worried about him than Dawkins!
KH: a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock.
I love reading Pharyngula, and Im no less a flaming atheist than PZ, but the constant repetition of all that stuff above is a bit undergraduate. When facing the religous we need to show we have set the intellectual bar a little higher than that. It makes it too easy to quote out of context.
John Marley says
#7 and #9
The poll currently stands at 52 votes, all for “California finally got it right…”
There are zero comments. I’m betting that none made it through moderation. Too “boring and intellectually dull”, I’m sure.
John Marley says
Oops, I missed the five votes at the top. Still, 5 vs. 52. I’d say the poll isn’t going the way this guy wants.
Yeah, tomorrow, PZ will torment some people at the Evolution meeting with his faith bashing…..
Brownian, OM says
Sorry felizkrill, but were we to infer some sort of point from your inchoate ramblings?
Yes. We infer the Fezkill is David Mabus.
Nice article on “schoolteacher”, John Freshtard. It keeps getting better, or worser…
What incoherent, stupid, contrived, rambling bullshit. I love it!
Christians don’t need to “get Smart”, they are already there.
“Would you believe in Yahweh, the personal God who created everything in six days? No? Would you believe in an ineffable God that’s love? No? How about God as a metaphor for the totality of the Universe?”
Or biblical prophecies: “Missed it by that much!“
George E. Martin says
For me it was either the Randi dinner or meet up with PZ at a buffet restaurant. Bad timing for the pharyngufest.
Screechy Monkey says
By the way, folks, don’t believe that nasty rumor that us immoral atheists tried to get into the buffett without paying. It was all a misunderstanding. Or Phil’s fault.
Iron Soul says
Shoot. I’ve been hoping to get to a Pharyngula meet up for a long time. I always seem to be out of town when PZ comes to Seattle. So I show up at TAM6, get a personal invitation from Sastra, and it ends up I have prior commitments. One of these days though. . .
Don’t worry, Iron Soul, I flew from Seattle to TAM6 and still missed my chance. Ah, well…it was wonderful to hear you speak, PZ, and hopefully you’ll be back for Phil-Bashing ’09.
Iron Soul says
Already making plans for TAM7. I can hope there will be a Northwest event before then.