Joined: June 2004
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Walter ReMine and his dratted Biotic Message have surfaced!
Batten down yer baramins!
You gotta love the reviews, from here.
|"Apart from the Bible I've never been so enthralled by a book in all my life!"|
Christopher Chaney, Horseheads, New York
Has he updated anything? Or is this just a "buy my book!!" push for the same rancid horseshit he self-published over 15 years ago?
| In 1982 he began eleven years of laborious research, culminating in his treatise, The Biotic Message.|
Copyright © 1997-2007 Saint Paul Science Inc., All Rights Reserved.
So, he finished his "research" in 1991 and has been waiting 18 years for the "right moment" to publish :p
ReMine's a creepy* self-promoting shyster. Question his claims and he accuses you of "posturing." Ask him to support a claim, he says it is "in my book." If you read his book and point out something silly, like how he claims it takes more than 500,000 beneficial mutations to get a 'sapien from a simian', he accuses you of 'misrepresenting' him. Make him a 'moderator' of a discussion board to entice him to stick around, and he makes Davescot look like a gentleman.
He's showed up on email groups (a ggogle Mormon gourp, and sci.bio.evolution) posing as 'fans' of himself, talking about himself in the third person, and when he gets caught, he just goes on as if nothing happened.
His monumental ego has garnered him a small legion of dimwitted followers, who are - lucky for him - ignorant of the issues involved in his claims and find him hero-like in his stature.
As far as Message "Theory" being testable and such, well, I wonder why he's not tested it. There are no such tests in his book.
*I came across a weird google group several years ago - Laotian refugees or some such thing - while googling ReMine. One of the people on the group, a young Laotian woman, had apparently rented an apartment from ReMine, who had left copies of his book out for her to see - opened to certain pages - and he would show up 'unexpectedly' to discuss it with her. That was weird - but she actually seemd OK with it. Which seemed weirder...