As Dear Dembski would say, "This is not a P-A-R-O-D-Y!!!!"
Michael 'Lilo' Behe, supposedly a 55 year old biochemist, has just thrown an epic temper tantrum on his Amazon blog. That is really Behes blog. He really posted this. I, Abbie Smith, a kid from a farm in the middle of nowhere, am on the receiving end of a Creationist move normally reserved for emergency defense only (ie Dawkins attacks):
What *I* would call disingenuous is saying anything I wrote was 'insulting' while you seem to have no difficulties dismissing the blood, sweat, and tears of thousands of scientists while you contribute nothing beneficial to society (no, I dont consider feces and CO2 'beneficial'). You have no problem stealing the work of those same scientists and misrepresenting it to laymen, pretending it supports your claims. You have no problem writing entire books on topics telling scientists they have no idea what theyre talking about, but you apparently cant even read an HIV-1 review article. You cant even read your own diagrams!
And then shall we delve into your history and your colleagues? Altering 'quotes' unapologetically? Categorically attacking science students who dare to speak out against Creationism? Referring to evilutionists as Nazis and mass murderers? Defaulting to sexism while addressing a critique? All this is no problem. This is all 'civil discourse.'
But calling bullshit on your bullshit claims? Refusing to play your Creationist games?
And Ian is 'disingenuous'.
Mr. Behe, if you are such a delicate flower that you break under the breeze blown by some woman graduate student, perhaps it is best you stay locked up safe in the confines of your Ivory Tower. I must warn you its only going to get harder for you from here on out-- Im afraid neither I nor any of my classmates are under orders from our mentors and professors to be 'civil' to Creationists, HIV Deniers, ALF/PETA, green anarchists, or any form of anti-science hack. In fact, my classmates have all found your original claims and subsequent responses hysterical. Youre now an official class joke.
Professor: "How would you figure out which signal transduction pathways your receptor is involved in?"Its also now a class game to figure out what the hell "soak your head" means. We're completely lost. Google doesnt even know what that means. But we have found an awesome arcane insult generator! Thou pribbling boil-brained whey-face!
Female student: "You could cross-link, and see which proteins are associated with your receptor."
Professor: "Good! Thats one way..."
Male student: "Good answer. FOR A WOMAN!"
I also want to emphasize one more thing, for the laymen. Note how Behe is completely unwilling to take responsibility for his own actions. He didnt respond to my essay with anything resembling science... and its *my* fault. *I* was 'mean', and that prevented Michael Behe from responding to my essay like a biochemist. If *I* was 'nice', well, then he could have responded. Really, the lack of science in any of Behes posts is *my* fault. Uh huh.
But remember, folks, Ian is disingenuous.