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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Another undeserved award for Eugenie Scott

An article on the NCSE website says,

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is to receive the UCSF Medal, the highest award of the University of California, San Francisco, on April 23, 2008. In a letter to Scott, the university's chancellor J. Michael Bishop wrote, "The award is offered in recognition of your distinguished advocacy on behalf of science in the public arena. The UCSF Medal is given in lieu of an honorary degree and is the highest honor that the campus confers."

As I have noted here and here, Eugenie Scott has brazenly, hypocritically and cynically urged teachers to use religion in a one-sided way to promote Darwinism in the public schools. Such one-sided use of religion in the public schools is a clear violation of the establishment clause.

Protests may be sent to the following UCSF email addresses:
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courtney.anderson@ucsf.edu -- General comments to Administration

tdong@research.ucsf.edu -- Assistant to Executive Vice-Chancellor

adrian.sooy@ucsf.edu -- Assistant to Senior Vice Chancellor for Admin. and Finance

lderugin@uap.ucsf.edu,emorales@realestate.ucsf.edu, preynolds@uap.ucsf.edu -- Office of Senor Vice-Chancellor for University Advancement and Planning

taylorde@medsch.ucsf.edu -- Assistant to Dean, School of Medicine

abbys@pharmacy.ucsf.edu -- Assistant to Dean, School of Pharmacy

williamsj@dentistry.ucsf.edu -- Assistant to Dean, School of Dentistry

gino.vangundy@nursing.ucsf.edu -- Assistant to Dean, School of Nursing
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Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

> As I have noted here and here <

Citing your previous baseless bleatings is hardly supportive of your position. Have you any real reasons that you don't believe that this award should be given?

I had a good laugh about your breathtakingly inane suggestion in a privious post that to balance things, a similar honor should be given to some braying lunatic supporting ID.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 9:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Eugenie Scott supposedly said...

I'm wiggling my belly for Dan,
That Dennett, my Materialist Man!
I'm a ho who can dance,
So the preachers will prance
For Darwin! (And swing, if they can!)

(Eugenie does a belly-dance while Dennett looks on, wearing a big pimp hat: in the video "Beware the Believers" on YouTube, which stars Richard Dawkins. She aims to teach new positions to preachers.--Jim Sherwood.)

Monday, April 07, 2008 2:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PBS' coverage of the Kitzmiller trial wins a Peabody award.

Meanwhile Larry's unnotable blog, wallowing in the anti-intellectual backwaters, has Jim Sherwood's cretinous limericks. Congratulations Larry and keep up the good work Jim!

Monday, April 07, 2008 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Well, I never even heard of the Peabody Award.

This little blog is doing fairly well. I have been getting a slow but steady stream of visitors from all over the world. I have none of the advantages that help make blogs popular, e.g., an early start in blogging, a multi-blogger blog, posting on a broad range of topics, good connections, etc.. I would probably get a lot more links from anti-Darwinism blogs if I were not a holocaust revisionist.

Monday, April 07, 2008 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Well, I never even heard of the Peabody Award. <

I thought that you claimed to be educated. Then again there might not be a Peabody Award on your planet.

> This little blog is doing fairly well. <

So you have noticed the drop in interest since you increased your rate of censorship and began moderating?

> I have none of the advantages that help make blogs popular <

Rational articles, a free exchange of ideas, etc.

> I would probably get a lot more links from anti-Darwinism blogs if I were not a holocaust revisionist. <

You would get more if you raised the intellectual level out of the kindergarten. Perhaps if you stopped being a potty mouth.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 7:48:00 AM  

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