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Peter Henderson



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2010,05:52   

Always used to enjoy Lenny's comments on the Panda's Thumb. Sometimes I disaggreeed with him, but on most occasions his posts were invaluable. Now his website has gone:

http://www.geocities.com/lflank/

There were some good articles there, particularly the one on biblical kinds. Have these been archived somewhere (like Talkorigins) or are they now lost for good in cyberspace ?

  
Cubist



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2010,14:49   

Lenny is still around; DebunkCreation -- his Yahoo Group -- is going strong. He's cut back on his anti-Creationist activity, however, because he feels that the fundies are politically irrelevant for the time being, hence there's no need for him to take action. He fully recognizes that Creationists never stop trying to push their agenda, he just thinks they ain't in any danger of succeeding in that effort any time soon, is all.
Given Lenny's notion that the Creationists are politically impotent, it's no surprise that he let his website fade into the ether. Fortunately, it has been mirrored elsewhere, so that's alright.

  
Cubist



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2010,15:09   

Addendum to previous post: I initially didn't remember where Lenny's website had been mirrored. How did I find the mirror? Good question, and the answer might be useful to other people, so here it is:
To begin with, I checked at the Internet Archive, whose purpose in life is to preserve backup copies of everything on the entire internet. I gave the Archive the URL for Lenny's now-gone site, and the Archive knew about it! Yay! I brought up the most recent version of the website, then tried one of the links on the recovered page, and that link pointed nowhere -- the Archive had saved only part of Lenny's website. Boo!
Take-home lesson: The Internet Archive is not perfect. Just because it preserved some of a website, doesn't mean it's got everything.
Okay, time to switch to Plan B -- Google. I copied a sentence -- Intelligent Design "theory" offers nothing new. All of its "scientific arguments" are just re-hashed versions of standard creation "science" arguments put out thirty years ago. -- from the Archive-recovered page; pasted said sentence into a Google searchbox; and the very first 'hit' was the mirror site I'd been seeking. Yay!

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2010,16:06   

I have also seen Lenny post at Daily Kos sometime in the past 3 months, so he hasn't given up on all political fronts.  And I don't think he ever will.

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Peter Henderson



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2010,16:12   

Quote (Cubist @ Jan. 05 2010,14:49)
Lenny is still around; DebunkCreation -- his Yahoo Group -- is going strong. He's cut back on his anti-Creationist activity, however, because he feels that the fundies are politically irrelevant for the time being, hence there's no need for him to take action. He fully recognizes that Creationists never stop trying to push their agenda, he just thinks they ain't in any danger of succeeding in that effort any time soon, is all.
Given Lenny's notion that the Creationists are politically impotent, it's no surprise that he let his website fade into the ether. Fortunately, it has been mirrored elsewhere, so that's alright.

Great to see the essays are still there Cubist. I'd forgotton all about the creation science debunked page.

  
Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2010,16:47   

I thought Lenny went to work for Domino's.

My bad.

  
k.e..



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 06 2010,00:38   

Quote (Doc Bill @ Jan. 06 2010,00:47)
I thought Lenny went to work for Domino's.

My bad.

He cheesed them off and they panned him.

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tsig



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 06 2010,01:24   

Quote (k.e.. @ Jan. 06 2010,00:38)
Quote (Doc Bill @ Jan. 06 2010,00:47)
I thought Lenny went to work for Domino's.

My bad.

He cheesed them off and they panned him.

I thought he got into a dick waving contest with his boss and she fired him.

  
MichaelJ



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 06 2010,02:46   

Quote (tsig @ Jan. 06 2010,16:24)
Quote (k.e.. @ Jan. 06 2010,00:38)
Quote (Doc Bill @ Jan. 06 2010,00:47)
I thought Lenny went to work for Domino's.

My bad.

He cheesed them off and they panned him.

I thought he got into a dick waving contest with his boss and she fired him.

What happened to Lenny's Pizza delivery man?

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 06 2010,13:04   

Quote (MichaelJ @ Jan. 06 2010,00:46)
What happened to Lenny's Pizza delivery man?

He moved to Italy and changed his name to Benedict XVI.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 07 2010,18:45   

(sniffle)  (sob)  boo hoo hoo.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 09 2010,11:42   

Lenny is writing a book, and posting sections on DailyKos.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2010,01:17   

lenny flank is my frikkin hero but there's really no reason to value my opinion about that over, say, the guy that screws my pizza delivery guy's wife while he is at work

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