Joined: May 2006
|Quote (lkeithlu @ Sep. 22 2006,18:50)|
|Does Joel have a REAL job? He seems to have too much time on his hands...|
At one time (and maybe still), he was William Dembski's research assistant and co-moderator at UD. Then one day he made the mistake of saying that the new science standards being pushed in Kansas were really ID in disguise. Much uproar ensued. Joel dug himself a hole and tried to dig himself out of it by following that blooper up with another gem that he was Dembski's assistant on theological work and not necessarily the ID movement. I don't think we saw much of Joel at UD after that.
The poor fellow did end up being fodder for alot of commentary. Normally, I don't revel in anothers misfortune. But, the incident did lead to one comment at UD by someone named steveh that was pretty darn funny.
|steveh // Aug 3rd 2006 at 3:26 pm |
You shouldn’t be too surprised at the attention you are getting. Many evolutionists did not believe that there was any real ID research going on, then along cames a bona-fide ID research assistant and blew that idea completely out of the water. You must have great, possibly unique, opportunities for seeing how life is at the cutting edge of a new science and I’m sure many would love to hear how you spend a typical day; I take it, that as a lay-man you don’t actually design the experiments, but maybe you take measurements or produce parts for specialised lab equipment, etc.?
Also Dr Demsbki, wouldn’t invite just anyone to modify his blog; He is no fan of boring people and that arguably, makes you interesting by definition.
It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it. We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)