Saturday, March 29, 2008

Don't leave your houses or cars unlocked in Morris, Minnesota...

...because Professor PZ Myers of the U of M there might decide to break into them like he broke into a teleconference by the "Expelled" filmmakers:
Some of you know that the producers of Expelled had a conference call this afternoon…a carefully controlled, closed environment in which they would spout their nonsense and only take questions by email. I listened to it for a while, and yeah, it was the usual run-around. However, I dialed in a few minutes early, and got to listen to a tiresome five minutes of Leslie and Paul chatting away, during which time they mentioned the secret code (DUNH DUNH DUNNNNH!) for the two way calls. I know. Sloppy, unprofessional, and stupid, but that's the way they work.

So … I redialed. (DUNH DUNH DUNNNNH!)

Then I listened along quietly until I could take no more.


So I interrupted. I said, in essence, hang on -- you guys are spinning out a lot of lies here, you should be called on it. I gave a quick gloss on it, and said that, for instance, anti-semitism has a long history in Germany that preceded Darwin, and that they ought to look up the word "pogrom". There was some mad rustling and flustering about on the other side of the phone some complaints, etc., and then one of them asked me to do the honorable thing and hang up…so I said yes, I would do the honorable thing and hang up while they continued the dishonorable thing and continued to lie.

And then when asked to leave the teleconference, he plugged himself!
Then I announced that if any reporters were listening in, they could contact me at [email protected] and I'd be happy to talk to them.

What an arrogant, conniving, lying, hypocritical little toad! By this logic, I would've been justified in using the debit card I found on the ground yesterday for my own benefit. By this logic, people could break into unlocked cars and houses and steal stuff and blame it on the owners. An honorable, decent person would've done nothing with the accidentally overheard code (though I question if it was accidental - he called in early for a reason). But PZ lacks any sense of honor, decency or decorum and he's so full of himself now after this little dust up of him getting kicked out of a screening of "Expelled." The attention he's received because of it has gone to his head and, like a spoiled child, he wants more. Expect more stunts like this from him in the future.

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