Update 13 August: Denyse O'Leary disses PTET (!!!1eleventyone!!!)
Update 18 Jan: Be sure to check out CBEB's:
St. Denyse of Leary cries about persecution, then asks for more
Welcome to the blagospheric wilderness.
A few days back, I wrote a post titled Denyse O'Leary: Douchebag for Christ, including a "defaced" picture of the lady in question.
For readers who find this offensive and inappropriate, or who have never heard of Ms O'Leary, I've provided a handy introduction below. Everyone else can skip this bit.
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Intelligent Design ("ID") is the notion that "that intelligent causes are necessary to explain the complex, information-rich structures of biology and that these causes are empirically detectable"- or "Darwin Was Wrong", for short. Almost all of its supporters are religious although some, like DaveScot, are agnostic. However, most religious scientists say ID isn't science. They accept the standard scientific understanding of evolution. Most people do not know this. In 2005, the ID movement was at last poised to supplant Darwinism and bring the scientific establishment to its knees in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. DaveScot predicted certain victory. It ended in humiliating defeat.
The ID Movement responded with a flash animation mocking the trial judge Jones, voiced by William Dembski, replete with fart noises . This was, after all, the Christian thing to do.
My post was a tilt at the windmill of O'Leary's ignorance about the Christian Right. It was linked to a new endeavor, Blogging on PseudoScientific DoucheBags. I defaced the picture to mark Uncommon Descent's treatment of Judge Jones. I'd posted several times before about figures at Uncommon Descent without anyone flipping out - although I had been banned from commenting there for asking various embarrassing questions.
Although I am an atheist, I get on perfectly well with many religious people. Casey, of Casey's Critical Thinking, kindly said: "Thanks for stopping by, PTET. I admire your wittiness. You do have a way with words, even if we don't agree. I find your posts entertaining, even though I'm on the opposite side of the debate." I'm not perfect. I make mistakes. But, like Denyse, I am not a bad person.
In an breathtaking move to humiliate his colleague Denyse, DaveScot linked to my post from the front age of Uncommon Descent ("UD"). This is a rare event. UD readers aren't usually allowed out their walled garden, which keeps them ignorant and in-line.
He must have known that lurkers would appear, to publicise his own past bizarre attacks on Denyse O'Leary:
"I hate to disappoint the church burnin’ ebola boys but I won’t be commenting on UD in the future. I just told the smarmy Canadian cross dresser to go fuck itself in an email. It would have banned me in any case as it’s nowhere near as cool as Bill Dembski. The stick up its disgusting ass could make a redwood feel inadequate. I’m going to go ahead and forgive Bill for this monumental brainfart as he’s going through some long term bad shit on the homefront with a sick child. I felt bad about bailing out on him at a time like this but he forced my hand. No big deal...He'd also called Denyse a "morphodyke"
P.S. if my dog was as ugly as the Canadian cross dresser I’d shave his ass and teach him to walk backwards... HAHAHA - I kill me sometimes!"
Even so, Dave took the moral high ground, claiming his rudeness was down to four years in the Marines and being an ex-Darwinist, and explaining:
"[Denyse] never liked me and the feeling is mutual. Dembski likes both of us so to keep peace in the family we're civil with each other but that's about as far as it goes.As UD-regular larrynormanfan pointed out, I did not attack Denyse O'Leary for her religious beliefs.
I will however defend her religious beliefs, even though I don't share them, and expose any anti-religious fuckwads of the sort that cluster around blogs like this piece of shit."
A big thanks to everyone who commented on the original thread. I owe you all beers.
While we all wait for Uncommon Descent to finally implode once and for all, please have a look around :)
The Argument Regarding Design
God is a Poopyhead
7 Questions Intelligent Design Can't Answer
7 Evidences For Cdesign Proponentsism
It's all too much at UD
Radio Otherfunk - Darwin Day Special
UPDATE: 15 Feb 08:
For more on this messy story, see Mr DNA's hilarious Vincent Edward St. Francis: Deep Cover Sockpuppet at CBEBs!
Update 2: DaveScot has now apologised for his behavior. Kind of.