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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Drunken reunion of Dover winners

Fatheaded Ed Brayton wrote,

I have not had a chance to watch the PBS show on the Dover trial. I DVR'd it last night, but for some reason it was all distorted so I deleted it and set it to record it again when it re-airs. I've heard nothing but good things about it. Jim Babka was just telling me how great it was. I did get a phone call soon after it was over from a sadly sober Burt Humburg, who was at Lauri Lebo's house for a reunion of the whole Dover gang -- the plaintiffs, the lawyers, the expert witnesses, Genie Scott and the NCSE gang. Everyone but me, sadly, who was stuck here at home listening to their merriment over the telephone.

I can assure you that you were not missed, Ed.

If you have heard nothing but good things about the PBS show, then you have not been looking in all the right places.

Considering all the errors and shenanigans concerning the Dover case that have been exposed, I hardly see any cause for "merriment." And some people must have traveled a great distance to attend this little orgy -- for example, the NCSE headquarters are at the other end of the country.

The "whole Dover gang" is right -- like in "gangster."

And exactly who is Lauri Lebo, at whose house the reunion was held? She is a York Daily Record reporter who covered the Dover case! She is also the author of a book titled, "The Devil in Dover." The book's webpage says,
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In The Devil in Dover, Lebo traces the compelling backstory of this pivotal case described by some as a perfect storm of religious intolerance, First Amendment violations, and an assault on American science education. In a community divided across unexpected lines, the so-called activist judge, a George Bush–appointed Republican, eventually condemned the school board’s decision as one of “breathtaking inanity.”

"Described by some as a perfect storm of religious intolerance, First Amendment violations, and an assault on American science education"? That was the description from Kevin Padian.

Lauri Lebo was obviously so biased that she should have disqualified herself from reporting the case.
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7 Comments:

Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

> If you have heard nothing but good things about the PBS show, then you have not been looking in all the right places. <

Well the creationists and other losers have nothing good to say.

> Considering all the errors and shenanigans concerning the Dover case that have been exposed, I hardly see any cause for "merriment." <

But the errors and shenanigans were on the part of the creationists. The pro-science crowd had a lot to be merry about.

Your description of this as a "drunken reunion" takes away any claim that you might have had to credibility.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 7:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were three messages under this thread yesterday. Now only one. I wonder what Larry has censored arbitrarily?

Friday, November 16, 2007 6:40:00 AM  
Blogger The Inoculated Mind said...

Uh oh, more shenanigans exposed! Shame on you Larry.

Friday, November 16, 2007 9:04:00 AM  
Blogger John said...

Nothing new here, removing post that point how his mistakes is a favored tactic.

Friday, November 16, 2007 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> There were three messages under this thread yesterday. Now only one. I wonder what Larry has censored arbitrarily? <<<<<<

How many times have I told commenters to just repost comments that disappear instead of making false accusations of censorship?

Friday, November 16, 2007 8:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dunno. How many?

Sunday, November 18, 2007 8:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

> How many times have I told commenters to just repost comments that disappear instead of making false accusations of censorship? <

So you can censor them again?

Once you suggested that the posts be forwarded to you by email and you would post them yourself. Like much of what you say. That was a lie.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:30:00 PM  

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