61, 62, 63... Oh I lost count, but *CRUNCH!!* At least 63. Theyre learning!!!
Though this story broke last week, this was something that me and multiple college students noticed at Dembskis presentation. We asked XVOV/Harvard about it ~24 hours later, and they contacted SW Baptist. Dembski had about 63 days to post "Wait wait wait this was a misunderstanding!" but he didnt. Look, the man is arrogant enough to call the entire scientific community idiots (and wont lower himself to our pathetic 'research'), and he was arrogant enough to play chicken with Harvard Law. Harvard won:
From now on, I will no longer use it and instead go back to using a clip from “Unlocking the Mystery of Life.”Now, lets ignore the fact the original animation was posted on Uncommon Descent, William Dembskis blog, with the narration, and credits, nine months ago. And lets ignore how Dembski magically stumbled upon this Creationist-Pot-O-Gold that no one else can find 'on the Internet'. Lets ignored the closed comments. Lets ignore Dembski/Behes inability to speak my name. Lets ignore what AtBC calls "The Bart Simpson Defense":
I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything.Or alternatively, "The OJ Simpson Defense":
Won't somebody help Dr. Bill find the real culprits?
Creationists are always talking about 'The Evidence'. Well, if any of you can find the credits Dembski posted a 'screen shot' of in the video posted here, I will buy you an EXPELLED T-shirt. I love the 'Big Science Academy' ones, myself, but any one you want! Show me the credits Dembski posted a 'screen shot' of, win a T-shirt.
When you find it, and youre all proud of yourself for winning a T-shirt, Ive got disappointing news for you.
I know we are all having a good laugh at this, but unfortunately there is a casualty in this particular fight against Creationism: Harvard is getting 'Inner Life of a Cell' pulled from YouTube and GoogleVideo. They said that since it was available on their website, where they could control it, there was no reason to let uncontrollable copies go on those sites, to be raped by Creationists.
But YouTube is the reason we uncovered this plagiarism. Everyone my age, YouTube is a part of our lives. We've seen every variation of "LEAVE BRITNEY ALON!" and every iPhone unboxing video and LEEEEEEEEROY JENKINS a million times. But YouTube is also a great way to spread knowledge, and millions of people who would not have found 'Inner Life of a Cell' on BioVisions site got to see it.
And like a terrorist putting explosives in their shoes, screwing it up for all of us, such are the actions of Creationists... *sigh* Ill try to convince them to keep it on YouTube, in some capacity...
EDIT 7.30 pm, 11/27/07-- Dembski has edited his original press release. He now says that his credits were dim, and compounded with the projector and lighting (and crappy hack job. he missed crappy hack job of the animation), it might not have been visible to the audience. You know, Im going to give him that. There is something very, very faint on that last screen, and maybe, since he was facing forward, he didnt see that we couldnt see it. Im going to swear to Dembskis god right now, that we were staring at a blank black screen when that animation stopped, and Vic Hutchison supports that:
I was at the lecture and looked for credits on Dembksi's film clip. I did not see one. I have also asked about 12 persons who also attended, including one student member of the Trinity church group, and none recalled any credit at the beginning or end of the clip. Others have also posted the comment that they were at the lecture and saw no credit. Since it is unlikely that all missed it, I conclude that the probability that it was not not there is fairly high.None of my friends noticed the credits. But fine, Dembski 'intended' the final credits to be there. Hes in the same spot either way-- Harvard told him to stop showing it and delete all copies of the file, and are not amused at any of this, blurry credits or no. Dembski knew about the original animations, but chose not to use them. Dembski has alternate animations to use that he does have a license for, but chose to use one that didnt belong to him, altered, instead. Why? How? We may never know.