German “brights” try to stifle free speech
|May 19, 2007||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
I’ll have plenty more to say on this very topic later (as I had intended to write about it), but – coming on the heels of the Guillermo Gonzalez case – here is a post I just received:
We also made an english abstract as you can see:
Here we present an investigative report about how the German branch of the so called Ã¢â‚¬Å¾brights” movement tried intentionally (and partly successful) to stifle free speech on german universities. We had the luck to have access to websites where their concerted actions got prepared and afterwards commented. Their actions and comments show that they are not far from the threat that they want to fight against: Ã¢â‚¬Å¾fundamentalism”, or at least a popular/particular view of Ã¢â‚¬Å¾fundamentalism”. This contribution shows how narrow and loaded with ignorance thinking can be amongst so called Ã¢â‚¬Å¾brights”. The investigators found also hints that attempts to stifle free speech are not just made by a brand of activistic atheism and show connections to members of a scientific respectable organization. Evolution-critics who feel that they are at least protected by the right for Ã¢â‚¬Å¾free speech” should carefully examine our contribution. They may easily face mechanisms and thinking like it is documented here.
With best wishes,
Why am I not surprised?
Anyway, I posted updates to the Gonzalez case yesterday. Incidentally, when I first started tracking this story a week ago, I picked up 604 Google hits on “Guillermo Gonzalez” + tenure. This morning, I got 34, 5000. So if anyone thought that it could all just be kept under wraps, well, dream on. I wonder when the deadtree media will start getting it all wrong. (Although, in fairness, they have started to get a few things right.) More later.
Oh, and just for fun, at the ID Arts site I have just put up cartoons, spoofs, and humorous graphics related to the intelligent design controversy …