Monday, March 23, 2009

Sometimes, the timing is just too delicious.

First, we have PZ, pointing out the obvious harassment of one Richard Dawkins:

It's been confirmed: members of the Oklahoma legislature are investigating the suspicious circumstances of Richard Dawkins' lecture.

Meanwhile, over at the blog of premiere Canadian IDiot and scientifically illiterate nutbar Denyse O'Leary:

Here's a useful link to the response to efforts to pretend that scientists whose research convinces them that the universe shows evidence of design do not face persecution.

(I've covered the persecution for years. To say it is not happening is, to me, like saying 9-11 didn't happen. It is always possible for an ideologue to construct an alternate reality - a legend in his own mind, in which the event is not happening. He likes his alternate reality, of course.)

Oh, yes, Denyse -- given the obvious harassment of Richard Dawkins and everyone associated with his lecture in Oklahoma, you're just the person who should be lecturing us on intellectual persecution.

No, really, carry on. Just let me make myself comfortable first.


Ti-Guy said...

I'm sure the speech warriors will be jumping on this issue of the STATE!!! demanding information with regard to someone's right to freedom of expression and association.

Metro said...

"It is always possible for an ideologue to construct an alternate reality."
'Nuff said.