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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Chris Comer added more than "FYI" to forwarded email

Added by Chris Comer to the forwarded email

Image is from Dallas Morning News

The press only reported that Chris Comer added the initials “FYI” to the forwarded email and I thought that her email address was the only indication that the forwarded email came from her. The above excerpt from the email shows that she added more than just “FYI” — she also added her name, position, TEA address, phone, and fax. Also, the blacked out text under the TEA street address could be her TEA email address.

Needless to say, adding that personal information greatly enhanced the appearance of endorsement.

Ding Elsberry’s copy of the forwarded email does not show this personal information that she added.

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Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

As an example of Wikipedia crap, consider its articles on biochemist Michael Denton, and on his book Evolution: a Theory in Crisis (1985.) Denton, an agnostic,
concluded that many species have indeed evolved from others, and by Darwinist processes: but that the view that all species evolved by wholly Darwinist means, is unproven and rather improbable.

The Wikipedia article on the book says that reviews "within the scientific community were vehemently negative." It somehow fails to mention a positive review by Ashley Montagu, the eminent anthropologist, in The Chicago Sun-Times, April 20, 1986.

On Denton, Montagu wrote: "I found him to be a writer of the most astonishing range of knowledge in the natural sciences, and a scientist whose criticisms are, for the most part, just and telling." (His criticisms of Darwinism, Montagu means.)

Montagu managed to hold to his faith that Darwinism is somehow true; but agreed that "Denton's book is a valuable conribution" to science.

Denton didn't espouse intelligent design in the book: his criticisms were purely of a non-ID type. However, his critique influenced Michael Behe and many others who did go on to develop ID theory.

Niether the Wikipedia article on Denton nor the one on his book mentions that Denton has published in Nature, the premier (and very Darwinist) science Journal. His paper "Laws of form revisited" appeared in Nature, v. 401, 22 March 201.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:00:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Oops! I meant to put the above comment on Larry's previous post, which was on the Wikipedia. Damn! And Denton's paper in Nature was on 22 March 2001.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:29:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Sorry I put that stuff on the wrong post, Larry. But the Darwinists habitually make claims about Denton and other non-Darwinists that seem to be deliberately duplicitous. Wikipedia leads the way in that.

Denton eventually developed a non-Darwinist theory of evolution: in his book Nature's Destiny (1998.)He holds that there are natural "laws of form" that guide evolution in a predetermined direction. Hence living things have evolved from common ancestry, and by natural laws: but not in a Darwinist manner.

Yet Darwinist "philosopher" Daniel Dennett has called Denton a "creationist!" Darwinist biochemist Larry Moran also calls Denton an "intelligent design creationist."

Edward Humes even falsely claimed, in his book Monkey Girl, that Denton held that Darwinism is merely "random," and that Denton thought that new species never evolve from old ones!

Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger PTET said...

You might wish to loosen your tinfoil hat.

The "additional text" beyond FYI was her standard email footer. If you worked on in office you'd know that these details are commonly added to all sent emails.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:23:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> The "additional text" beyond FYI was her standard email footer. <<<<<<

The press and Ding Elsberry incorrectly stated that she only added "FYI" and failed to mention the personal information.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:41:00 PM  

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