Joined: Jan. 2006
From Uncommon Pissant, an example of what happens when people use big words to sound all smart-like.
Red Reader regularly makes a fool of himself on UD. My favorite example is his response to John Davison's "Prescribed Evolutionary Hypothesis". Apparently the word "Evolutionary" set Red off like Pavlov's bell:
|Red Reader wrote:|
Just a desperate “big idea” for funding and publicity which necessarily includes enough bogus obfuscation to brand those who oppose or even question it as “unscientific”.
After a few other comments were posted, Red realized he was on the "wrong" side of the issue. He sheepishly retracted his criticism:
|Red Reader wrote:If I may, I would like to apologize to Dr. Davison for my ill considered and intemperate remark. It is obvious that Prof. Davison has put a lot of thought into his hypothesis. I hate to say it but it’s true: I engaged my opinion before I put my brain in gear.|
I love it when ID supporters have to be told what the "correct" position is. Of course it's even worse when your opponents know your position better than you do. I once had to tell Josh Bozeman to "stay on your own side of the argument!" when he picked the "wrong" side.