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Wesley R. Elsberry

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 25 2004,09:53   

Denyse O'Leary Calls Critics of ID "Brownshirts"


All you who value freedom of thought, try to make the time to go to Center for Science and Culture and read Meyer's paper. Read it and pass it on, before today's intellectual brownshirts find some way to stop you.

Just to be sure that everyone is on the same page, "brownshirts" is an allusion to some of the most vicious of the Nazis.


Hitler’s Nazi party (its official full name was National Socialist German Workers Party) had several militarized wings. One of them (often referred to as Brown Shirts) was the SA (Sturm Abteilungen, i.e. “Storm Detachments”) notorious for vicious violence against the Party’s adversaries; it was prominent in the early years of the Nazi’s rise to power; its members are properly called stormtroopers. Many of them, including their chief Ernst Röhm, who could become a potential rival to Hitler, were murdered on Hitler’s order in 1934.


I offered to make Meyer's paper available via my server as of August 28th, 2003:


Posted by Wesley R. Elsberry on August 28, 2004 12:10 AM

One wonders at the confidence of the DI CSC… they “trust” that readers will find Dr. Meyer’s paper more persuasive and more substantive than our critique, yet one will note, as Nick did, that they fail to provide a direct link to the critique. Hmmm.

We have no problem linking to their page. On the contrary, I’ve long been an advocate of disseminating the work of antievolutionists. That material makes the very best argument for antievolution being a pseudoscience. (This goes back years to when I ran a BBS system and offered various creationist essays in addition to the scientific responses.) I just posted the DI link for the Meyer 2004 paper on the discussion board, and I would be willing to host an unaltered copy of the DI page on Meyer 2004 on the AE site if the DI CSC is willing to give permission for me to do so.

(Source: Comment on "Meyer's Hopeless Monster")

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

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