The Kwok has been mailing all over the place. He has complained to facebook, and to the Panda’s Thumb. He has written to CFI-Michigan in advance of my visit here, telling them to throw a pie in my face. I have heard from quite a few friends in the scientific community that Kwok has written to them, as well, telling them what an awful jerk I am and how they should not ever associate with me. He has now cc’ed to me a message he sent to several of my colleagues at UMM, with an incredibly ironic title.
Internet stalking by your colleague, Professor Paul Z. Myers
Dear Professor [redacted]:
While I am relieved that your colleague, Dr. Paul Z. “PZ” Myers, survived his automobile accident without any personal injuries, I must write to you and your colleague, Professor [redacted], as the senior members of your discipline, to complain about ridiculous, quite unnecessary, harassment and internet stalking which was done by Professor Myers and some of his acolytes and friends last week at both his blog, Pharyngula, and at Facebook.
I have filed complaints with both Facebook and Science Blogs, and Facebook seems to be taking seriously my complaint, since it is in the midst of an ongoing investigation.
Here are some representative examples of the harassment and internet stalking that I had to endure from Myers and others posting at Pharyngula:
Starting on Friday night I was subjected to further abuse, such as more harassment and internet stalking by Myers and some of his Facebook friends at Facebook.
When I noted on his wall that I felt compelled to contact the organizer of an April 8th talk at Saint Katherine’s College that will be presented by my friend, Brown University professor of biology Kenneth R. Miller, in light of Myers’ own bizarre behavior such as his “condemnation” of a Roman Catholic, and alert her to the possibility that Myers might be a disruptive person at Ken’s talk, Myers wrote this:
Pz wrote on your Wall:
“Wait…you mean I might be standing in line for Ken Miller’s talk, and the organizer might send a beefy security guard over to expel me?
Please, please, please make it so. That went so well last time it happened.”
Myers’s behavior would be deemed unacceptable by Dr. Ruth Simmons, President, Brown University. I strongly suspect that had he conducted himself in such a fashion as a Brown professor, she would have insisted upon his immediate resignation for conduct unworthy of a Brown professor.
I think it is worth noting how Myers is perceived over at Wikipedia:
His abysmal conduct stands in stark contrast to other, more prominent, critics of creationism like Drs. Eugenie Scott, Jerry Coyne and Kenneth R. Miller:
Regrettably, I have decided to demand from Myers some financial compensation for his egregious behavior. He will have to purchase on my behalf a used Leica M7 rangefinder camera body (The price will vary, but somewhere in the range of approximately $2200 to $2500.). I hope you and Professor [redacted] will persuade him to act favorably on my request.
Kwok also sent me a little addendum.
PS: Internet stalking by your colleague, Professor Paul Z. Myers
Dear PZ –
I’m not amused at all by your egregious conduct towards me. In fact, if you’ve been reading PT lately, I made a thinly-veiled reference to you yesterday, observing that you are a lunatic.
I fully expect you to comply with my request, which will be in lieu of an actual lawsuit. Moreover, I don’t expect you to announce this at either Pharyngula or Facebook, since if you do, I’ll be compelled to demand more compensation from you.
Will you please grow up and act your chronological age for once? I also expect you to refrain from criticizing religions, especially the Roman Catholic Church.
I have an old friend from whom you can purchase a used Leica M7. Once you are ready to contact me, I’ll tell you how.
I leave the diagnosis of Mr Kwok’s condition in the hands of the readers.
Kwok is escalating now. Just got this:
Dear PZ –
You owe me now $5,000 worth of photo equipment. If you don’t have it, then ask your pal Dawkins for a loan (Since he received a multi-million dollar advance from Simon and Schuster for his next book. Incidentally, Simon and Schuster publishes Michael Behe’s and Frank McCourt’s books.). Thanks for demonstrating that you are indeed an internet stalker:
I was hoping you would ignore me completely instead of yet another inane pontificiation of yours at Pharyngula. But instead, you’ve demonstrated why I believe Dr. Ruth Simmons, President of Brown University, would have demanded your resignation as a member of her university’s faculty, simply for indulging in the kind of ridiculous, often lunatic, conduct that you so obviously relish.
Since he does seem to be ramping up his demands, the next time I post one of his missives, it will include full contact information and IP addresses for Mr Kwok, as per my notice on the left sidebar.