|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
Ellis Washington at World Net Daily Invokes the Nazis
If you doubt the Gestapo tactics of the Darwin lobby, consider that just last week another case was uncovered about how they routinely block academic papers that criticize Darwin's evolution theory from being published. Writer Casey Luskin recalled a meeting with Wesley Elsberry, a long-time activist for the Darwin lobby and former staff member at the National Center for Science Education, who literally rejoiced whenever Intelligent Design scientists had their papers rejected from journals. Furthermore, Elsberry had the gall to criticize Intelligent Design proponents for not publishing in the mainstream scientific literature (an untrue charge).
I entered a comment there. I think I'd best archive it here:
Hey, Ellis, what do you have to say to the nitty-gritty fact that Sewell's "paper" was about half text that had already been published by him as a book with the Discovery Institute brand on it? Is self-plagiarism in the scientific literature just peachy-keen if it repeats the same stuff you've liked hearing in the past?
Anyone who wants to see my "literally rejoicing" is invited to actually read: http://pandasthumb.org/archive....os.html
As for "untrue charges", I'd like to see a citation for whatever it is I've said that has upset you. I've said a lot of things over the years, so you will need to be a bit more specific if you think your umbrage will withstand a bit of scrutiny.
ETA: I think it is unlikely that what Ellis Washington said about me is based on anything other than hearsay that he got from Casey Luskin, and we all know just how reliable *that* is. So I am not expecting Washington to clarify anything.
Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on Sep. 10 2011,11:28
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