Barbara Forrest: Will The Real Coward Please Stand Up
|January 10, 2007||Posted by Dave S. under Intelligent Design|
I sent the following [addresses munged to foil email address harvestors]:
From : David Springer
Sent : Saturday, December 23, 2006 12:41 AM
To : bforrest
CC : dembski, richard.dawkins, Kenneth_Miller, eugeniescott, ddennett, krauss, patricia.princehouse, pennock, welsberr, kpadian, rthompson
Subject : Debate Challenge
Dear Professor Forrest,
I wanted to make sure that you were aware that Professor Dembski has challenged you to a debate.
“Perhaps we can settle the matter of cowardice directly: let Forrest and me debate the matter at a symposium spanning a day with each of us delivering two hour-long lectures and then going toe-to-toe in a final exchange.”
Many of the commenters think you will decline but are eager to see it should you take up the challenge.. I’d like to think you are up for it. Please be so kind as to respond so I can inform our readers of your view on this matter.
I got one reply:
From : kpadian
Sent : Saturday, December 23, 2006 5:20 AM
To : “David Springer”
CC : bforrest, richard.dawkins, kenneth_miller, scott, ddennett, krauss, patricia.princehouse, pennock5, welsberr, kpadian
Subject : Re: Debate Challenge
Excuse me, but before anyone else wastes time and electrons,
As far as I can tell (I could be mistaken), “David Springer” and “DaveScot”, Dembski’s cerberus and familiar, who specializes in character assassination and slander, and strictly excludes any critical remarks from Dembski’s UD site, are apparently the same person. (Proof to the contrary would be accepted readily.)
Such people require no civil response. Dembski’s record in the Dover trial speaks for itself.
Department of Integrative Biology &
Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-3140
Everyone on the address list except Wesley Elsberry received the email. I received no auto-replies saying anyone was out for the holidays. Wesley has my email address blocked. I allowed over 2 weeks for responses. I guess this settles the matter of who the coward is. Forrest is comfortable sniping at Dembski, calling HIM a coward, from the safety of a Skeptical Enquirer article but when it comes to an actual debate she’s MIA. In Texas we call people like her “All Hat and No Cattle”. In New York we’d say “All Bark and No Bite”. In any state she’s a totally gutless, craven wimp. At least Padian had the stones to order everyone else into silence.