Joined: Dec. 2002
I came across an old article by Coppedge on a paper dealing with a new algorithm using large datasets to reconstruct phylogenies. It was primarily snarky insults and nonsense, but two things struck me -
1. The program employed a heuristic search. Coppedge - supposedly knowledgeable about computers and such - declared this to mean that they were "just guessing"
2. He referred to the Maximum Likelihood search criterion as a "value".
IOW - he is completely ignorant of this stuff, yet felt qualified (if not compelled) to write a "take down" of this article.
The worst part is, so many lay YECs gobble his stuff up - they LIKE that he is obnoxious, rude, insulting, etc. Pity that they cannot see that his bluster is used to cover up his angry stupidity.