Thursday, May 06, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

Jerry, the lidless-eye Grand Inquisitor, finds another scientist who is beyond the pale of orthodoxy: Biologist Steven Benner. Beware: Jerry never rests. Never. Finding faitheists and accommodationists is not a pleasant job, but Jerry and PZ (PZ is Roy Cohn to Jerry's McCarthy) will, out of their love for humanity, leave no stone unturned.

Benner's apostasy is that he wrote a article on The Dangers of Advocacy in Science. Even worse, the article was published in the den of iniquity: Francis Collins's BioLogos site, a Gomorrah that advocates the Unpardonable Sin: a dialogue between faith and science.

Now reading this and this you might be tempted to say: Richard H. Dawkins!! Jerry was too busy to get any of the facts right and Benner pwnd him! What's up with that?

That would be a huge mistake if not a sacrilege. One that I wouldn't make, if I were you. You must remember that Jerry's work is so important that the usual standards of fairness and accuracy do not apply. Those constraints, if you will, are for little people. Not for Jerry.

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