I don’t know who Günter Bechley is, but apparently he writes for the Discovery Institute, and he despises me.
I despise the dogmatic and sometimes even fanatical stance of some evolutionists like P.Z. Myers (Pharyngula blog), Laurence Moran (Sandwalk blog), Jeffrey Shallit (Recursivity blog), Jerry Coyne (Why Evolution is True blog), freelance writer John Farrell, the anonymous coward behind The Sensuous Curmudgeon blog, and other infamous web activists against Intelligent Design and religion.
If you follow the link, you’ll discover he’s one of those people who thinks the theory is in imminent danger of collapsing, because scientists keep learning new things, and babbles about new discoveries in hominid evolution. Just two little problems there: the details of the timeline of human history are not the theory part of evolution, and a willingness to accommodate new evidence is a good thing.
I guess he’s just going to have to keep on despising me, but it’s OK when the despisers are so absurdly wrong.
Damn, for a minute I was wondering why someone at the Discovery channel hated you. It’s late and I’m recovering from a migraine.
Excellent! I’ve been looking for a few more blogs to read, thanks for the recommendation Gunter!
Reginald Selkirk says
It is also precisely the opposite of dogmatic. IDiot is not just bad at science, he is also bad at the English language.
Dibs for being Greater Satan… er … the mostest despised science bloke.
At least you are in good company while he is despising you.
Is he a proper Dr ?
He is less proper than Dr, Dre. That is one cool fella.
PZ has been a bit disparaging to gold mining, crab fishing, and hot rod building shows in the past.
John Harshman says
Bechly is an interesting fellow. He’s a real paleontologist who became an OEC “for purely scientific reasons”, and it’s just a coincidence that he’s a Catholic fundamentalist. He still publishes, carefully compartmentalizing his scientific work from his creationism.
Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y says
Gunter? Nah, sounds like more of an Ice King type.
Sounds like the palaeontological version of Andrew Snelling.
Huh, his paleoentomological work looks pretty legit. Not groundbreaking, a lot of “new species of X from Y” type of thing and taxonomic revisions of the Odonata, but just looking at his professional work it seems like he keeps it pretty compartmentalized. Interesting.
Re his compartmentalizing his proper sciency stuff from his hobby at the fruitcake factory ,
doesn’t he run the risk of his head exploding if he finds something in science that ID won’t
Would not like to be around when that happens ,or be the one that has to clean it up.
John Harshman says
No, because ID can explain anything, as long as you’re willing to admit that god is trying to fool you.
Raucous Indignation says
I have always believed that if certain people don’t hate my guts, I am not living my life correctly.
Wot a waste of a life ,wish i was a bit more cleverer like wot that guy is .
Wood love to be a scientist ,all that slime to play with .
and proves his precious beliefs to be even more wrong time and time again.