Joined: Mar. 2006
Hi Louis, I'm jealous of the skeptics drinkathon but NOT meeting Mr Fullofit.
It does sound like the kind of place that would take some serious work to get thrown out of tho'....hehehe..I'm sure I could manage it.
Now I have heard your Mr Fuller on a radio interview not long after Dover, where your American friend (which sums up his ignorant attitude, coupled with a cheesy optimism) claimed to have found a new epistemology for religion and science ...in other words sweet f#uck all of nothing.
The interviewer seemed less than impressed. Naturally Fuller waved his hands.....there was nothing up his sleeves. He was a bit dull actually.
He was certainly less than impressive on the stand at Dover and succeeded in sending the gallery to sleep while speaking at a rate exceeding the formation of rational thought...especially his own.
When he finished they couldn't show him the door too soon.
So IF you DO have the opportunity to ping him. Ask him a very simple question that demands a very simple answer and don't let him expand on it.
That classic question is the one old time lawyers keep asking creationists and their answer always discredits them immediately if they get it wrong.
(adopt AliG's persona for these)
Mr Fuller. Please answer Yes or No, Do you agree or disagree with Mr Darwin that Homo Sapiens and Chimpanzees are descended from a common ancestor?
He will of course try to go all postmodern with equal time for stupid ideas and as a professional in that field he has few peers (snicker).
In which case I would say
Mr Fuller. Please answer Yes or No, Do you agree or disagree with Dr Alan Sokal (who I'm sure he fears) that postmodernism and pseudo science are descended from a common ancestor?
And would you please speculate what that ancestor may be.
Don't wait for him to answer
prompt him with dingbats, religious fanaticism, national socialism, UFO kooks, homeopathy, new agers
Anything you like really.....just to get under his skin.
The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane