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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2011,13:57   

Paul Giem prescribes psychoactive drugs for Barbara Forrest

Paul Giem of Loma Linda University gave a lecture on the Synthese special issue on "Evolution and Its Rivals", focusing on Prof. Barbara Forrest's paper and the response by Prof. Frank Beckwith. It was obvious that Giem had little patience for Forrest. While this instance isn't an invidious comparison per se, it does show a remarkably uncivil bit of rhetoric on Giem's part.

At offset 28:49 in the video, Giem says, "This lady [referring to Prof. Forrest] needs some Haldol or something." I think it makes it worse that Giem is an M.D.

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