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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Behe slams Judge "Jackass" Jones

In a review of Ken Miller's new book "Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul," Michael Behe says,

At a number of points he lovingly quotes Dover trial Judge John Jones, either not recognizing or purposely ignoring the fact that Jones’ opinion was pretty much copied word for word from a document given to him by the plaintiff’s attorneys; there’s no evidence that Jones comprehended any of the expert testimony at the trial — even Miller’s own testimony. Miller even quotes the passage from “Jones”’ opinion which blatantly mischaracterized my testimony, placing in my mouth words that the plaintiff’s attorney had actually spoken. But even that has been gone over many times; if you read the newspaper and some blogs, all this is very old hat.

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Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

These Darwin-zealots seem to me to be getting hysterical. Now it's a "battle for America's soul" according to Ken Miller: Edward Humes said the same thing, in his book Monkey Girl. John Derbyshire cries that ID is a threat to civilization. Wow.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Miller seems to be pretty unscrupulous. He has gone around spreading misrepresentations about Michael Behe's views.But perhaps he's not quite as untrustworthy as PZ Myers, who was dumb enough to call Behe "a pseudoscientific fraud" on his blog, May 3, 2007.

Stupidity, thy name is PZ. So perhaps this rumor is true:

One PZ cried, "There's a hole
In the ground! And made by a mole?
But it might be my ass,
So I'll carefully pass:
Or I'll stomp on my butt with my sole."

Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:46:00 PM  

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