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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,07:29   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 08 2012,05:32)
 
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Mar. 07 2012,21:57)
The IDC advocates seem to shift between including and excluding critics. I don't know that we can identify any trend in this from this latest scam.

The trend that is evident is the renting of publicly available meeting space at various respected science organizations in order to give their movement a veneer of respectability by basking in the reflected glow of that organization's hard earned reputation.

They did it with their Academic Freedom Day at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma.  They tried to do it with their attempt to show "Darwin's Dilemma" at the California Science Center.  And now they did so with Cornell.

I don't think that one can support a trend in dishonesty, either. I did mention that their 1997 and 2001 conferences-with-critics did not bother to disclose to the critics just what they were getting into.

And you missed the Smithsonian rental flap from 2005.

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