Joined: June 2007
Casey Luskin, victim:
|On a personal note, I am familiar with these kinds of attacks. In one single forum at Antievolution.org, created and owned by a former National Center for Science Education staff member, I have been called no less than "Bizarre ignoramus," "retarded," "suck-up," "Pathetic Loser," "attack mouse, gerbil, rat, or clockwork powered plush toy," "an orc," "Annoying," "a miserable loser with no life," "an idiot," "dishonest," "ignorant cheap poxied floozie," "fanatic and lunatic," "A proven liar," "incompetent," and many other far more colorful attacks which are probably best left unprinted here on Evolution News and Views. |
I don't list this example to complain — I happily forgive those who have attacked me, and in fact my main response to this behavior is sadness for how it brings the ID-evolution debate down into the gutter. Rather, I raise this example to point out that this example alone finds no counterpart anywhere in the ways that ID proponents have treated Darwinists. The internet Darwinist track record of name-calling against ID proponents speaks for itself, and Humes has portrayed the nature of personal attacks in this issue exactly backwards from reality.
It is a travesty when anyone — whether a supporter of evolution or ID — is attacked in a mean-spirited fashion in this debate. Humes aims to shock his readers with how evolutionists are treated, while taking no interest in reporting how ID proponents are treated--which is dramatically worse than the treatment of Darwinists. This shows his partisan bias against ID proponents.
This alternative reality in which ID supporters don't harass science supporters is brought to you by EN&V.
According to my copy of "Monkey Girl," it looks like Casey would like us to ignore these bits:
p. xi - Rev. Jim Grove calling the court proceedings "the Devil's work."
p. xii - Grove stating that "you're sure not going to hear [the truth] in there" referring to the courtroom.
p. xiv - "Children have been ridiculed in the school yard for being open to the concept evolution, taunted and mocked for being related to monkeys. A Dover High School student's senior project, a sixteen-foot mural depicting the ascent of man from lower forms, which had been donated to the school and displayed in a science classroom, was taken down and burned - not by vandals, but by a school district official, with the tacit, if no gleeful approval of school board members."
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