Thursday, January 20, 2011


I am reminded of that fantastic section of Emerson, Lake and Palmer's live version of Aquatarkus where Greg Lake channels feedback through his bass into the speakers (at the 19:02 mark). As Panda's Thumb notes, it seems that the Discovery Institute, after years of negative press about the fact that they don't allow feedback on their hit pieces, are testing the waters. I am not optimistic. A year back, I found a piece by Cornelius Hunter to be incorrect in places. How was I able to voice this? I had to write the PR guy and lawyer Casey Luskin, who then relayed the message to Dr. Hunter, who then wrote me a very arrogant and condescending message. After debating whether or not to answer it and fearing I would write something that I would later regret, I just walked away. Let's see what Wesley Elsbury writes:
Discovery Institute Senior Fellow William Dembski’s weblog, “Uncommon Descent”, has comments enabled, but the moderation there is generally so ham-fisted that only a few voices of dissent have lasted more than a week or two. The various inconsistencies of moderation and proclivity to stifle dissent have their own thread at “After the Bar Closes”., and discussion of content at UD has occupied three long-running threads ([1], [2], and [3]).
For a reminder of one particularly bad exchange, a read of Pharyngula's account is instructive. We shall see what we shall see.

Now playing: Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
via FoxyTunes

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever told you that, as someone who really enjoys your blog, the fact that it is peppered with progressive rock references sets it apart as something extra special. I regularly read what you've been listening to at the bottom of your post and then go and listen to it too - if I don't happen to be listening to the same thing already anyway!

    I got banned from Uncommon Descent several years ago. I'll be interested to see how your experience plays out...