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Jason Spaceman



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 15 2007,02:43   

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In late December 2006, the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform issued an unflattering report on the state of affairs at one of the nation's more cherished institutions.

One day students might study this report damningly titled "Intolerance and the Politicization of Science at the Smithsonian" as a turning point in the history of science. For the time being, however, the report and the scandal at the heart of it attract very close to no attention in the media, let alone in the nation's schools.

Says Dr. Richard Sternberg, the Galileo of the Smithsonian scandal, "The press has not wanted to touch [the report]. Things like this aren't supposed to happen."

What did happen to Dr. Sternberg is shocking even by Washington standards. The damage done to his career is real, irreversible and symptomatic of the lengths the science establishment will go to suppress challenges to the most vulnerable of its paradigms, namely Darwinism and its derivatives.


Read it here.

   
improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 15 2007,13:17   

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Ah yes, "these people." Some of them publish papers on intelligent design. Others fly planes into the World Trade Center. The earlier "von" remark suggests a comparison to Nazis as well.

Oh for fuck's sake, that's his NAME, you twit.

I think I lost 10 IQ points just by skimming the article.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 15 2007,16:10   

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I think I lost 10 IQ points just by skimming the article.


*whew*

thanks for the warning.

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"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 15 2007,18:13   

Quote (Jason Spaceman @ Feb. 15 2007,02:43)
The damage done to his career is real, irreversible and symptomatic of the lengths the science establishment will go to suppress challenges to the most vulnerable of its paradigms, namely Darwinism and its derivatives.

So sue.  (shrug)

Maybe he can get the Thomas More Law Center to take on the case.  For free.


(snicker)  (giggle)

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ck1



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2007,06:52   

I met the author of this article at a showing of Flock of Dodos last night in DC.  He was part of a panel discussion after the movie that also included Olsen, Barbara Forrest and a lawyer (name escapes me).  After the Q&A, I spoke with him briefly about this Sternberg article.  Apparently he took the info for the article directly from the House Committee Report.  He was unaware of Sternberg's prior associations with creationism (Baraminology Study Group, 2002 Biola conference).  He asked me to send him this information. So I will.

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2007,10:39   

Ed Brayton at Sci Blogs does an indepth de-pantsing of the author. If he is not just a creo troll, and actually has some brains, he should write another article detailing how he himself was scammed. I am not holding my breath.

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatc....hp#more

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improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2007,11:26   

Quote (J-Dog @ Feb. 16 2007,11:39)
Ed Brayton at Sci Blogs does an indepth de-pantsing of the author. If he is not just a creo troll, and actually has some brains, he should write another article detailing how he himself was scammed. I am not holding my breath.

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatc....hp#more

I'm not holding my my breath, either.

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Quote (afdave @ Oct. 02 2006,18:37)
Many Jews were in comfortable oblivion about Hitler ... until it was too late.
Many scientists will persist in comfortable oblivion about their Creator ... until it is too late.

  
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