Joined: Jan. 2006
|The Baylor administration is in a tight spot. They can still stop the bleeding by simply doing what they should have done from the start, namely, allow Robert Marks to leave the EIL site on his space on the Baylor server. Once media outlets like the NYT and WSJ start weighing in, to say nothing of O?Reilly and Hannity & Coombs, there won?t be any way to stop the bleeding. In fact, at that point I wouldn?t be surprised if the Baylor Board of Regents puts the present president out to pasture ? that?s what they did with Sloan, they made him Chancellor, a well-paying nice-sounding meaningless job with no real authority.|
The sheer overwhelming block-headedness of Bill Dembski continues to amaze! ?Bill, ask yourself one question: WHY did the Baylor Board of Regents put president Sloan out to pasture? ?Answer: Because he hired YOU! ?Do you seriously expect his replacement to let you back in?
Has anybody ever heard of Asberger Syndrome? ?It's sort of a milder case of autism. ?It's characterized mostly by difficulties in understanding and getting along with other human beings. ?AS sufferers are often highly intelligent (WAD entered college a year early - though he also flunked out.) ?Wikipedia says they are also attracted to computer science and mathematics. ?(WAD has a PhD in mathematics.)
Here are some things Wikipedia says about people with AS. ?Does this remind you of anybody you know?:
"AS is characterized in the DSM-IV by impairments in social interaction and restricted interests and behaviors.
"Intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody and intonation, and motor clumsiness are typical of the condition..." ?
Has anybody ever heard WAD speak? ?How was his intonation and prosody (rhythm, emphasis and similar aspects of speech)? ?Did he trip on anything?
"individuals with AS "have considerable verbal ability, they fail to utilize language appropriately in social interactions" (UCLA's Kasari and Rotheram-Fuller).
"These are kids who talk before they walk," according to Fred Volkmar, the director of the Yale Child Study Center." ?
"... one of the most striking features of individuals with AS is their passionate pursuit of specific areas of interest" ?
"...the lack of empathy demonstrated by AS patients is possibly the most dysfunctional aspect of the syndrome". ?
"People with AS may find themselves socially isolated, although unlike those with autism, they are not usually withdrawn around others; they approach others, even if awkwardly, for example by engaging in a one-sided, long-winded speech about an unusual topic while being insensitive to or unaware of the other person?s feelings or reactions, such as signs of boredom or wanting to leave."
If Dembski has a mild case of AS, that would explain a lot about him.
Meanwhile, President Lilley, being a Christian, undoubtedly says his prayers every night before bed. ?I'll bet a common prayer nowadays goes something like, "Jesus, get this weasel OUT OF HERE! Please don't let him destory my career like he did President Sloan's!"