What did you all do yesterday?
If you are like most people, you work and/or go to school during the week. Maybe you are studying for your CDL test, maybe you are teaching some fourth graders fractions, maybe you helped deliver a baby after you had been on shift for 18 hours, maybe you folded 928,656 sweaters at Old Navy and youre going to fold 928,656 again tomorrow, maybe you retired a few years ago but you still had shit to do around the house. You worked. You did things.
Normal people like you and me work.
But what does a DI Fellow do every day?
Have you ever wondered what Michael Behe does all day?
Well, as a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh university, his day is filled with lots of sciency things, even though his colleagues want nothing to do with him. You know, sciency stuff, like doing radio interviews for radical Christian talk radio shows.
Thats funny, cause, a month ago, Infidel Guy contacted both Behe and I to do a radio show.
Hi Dr. Behe-
I'm the producer to Reginald Finley, the host of "Live with the Infidel Guy" and "The Debate Hour" talk programs. We'd like to know if you would be interested in being a guest on our program for an informal debate with a prominent biologist. Mr. Finley has been in talk media for 8 years with over 100,000 fans internationally. His programs are the oldest and most downloaded freethought talk shows on the Web. Our programs typically deal with issues pertaining to science, philosophy, theology, and pop culture. We would love to talk to you more and have you discuss your work, specifically Irreducible Complexity and ID, with our listeners. Let us know of your interest and we will schedule you as soon as possible.
On a personal note- I enjoyed seeing you on your first book tour when I was young biochemistry student at the University of Georgia.
Pfff. Well now I feel like a loser. Look at the email I got:
Hi Abbie!I responded within an hour. "ME?? BEHE?? LIVE?? NOMNOMNOM!!!"
I spoke with ____ recently and he suggested you might be available to deconstruct Michael Behe/ID for us on an upcoming show. Please let us know of your interest in this- we would love to have you on. As you know the show airs live at 8pm EST every Thursday.
Behe, naturally, was ecstatic to have an opportunity to confront the Mean Girl that bullied him and shove it to the Darwinists.
**crickets**But, Infidel Guy tries really, really hard to be fair to 'the other side' of debates. He has the luxury of letting some comments slide due to the skeptical nature of his audience (listen to my 'debate' with Lenny-- we just let that guy keep going omgrofl!). Unlike the Christian show that let Behe dog me while they didnt even attempt to get me on their show, IG did not want his show to be me smacking on Behe behind his back, so they sent a second email.
Hi Dr. Behe-The response:
I apologize for sending a second request but I wanted to give you the opportunity to respond. Abbie Smith has agreed to be our guest on show to discuss ID and the arguments you have made for it. I believe you have had an ongoing dialogue with her in the cyber world and we wanted to get the two of you together to discuss these issues in real time. Abbie is scheduled to be on Thursday, February 7th at 8pm EST. However, if you wanted to be on we could re-schedule for a date that is convenient for both of you. Let us know of your interest and we will schedule you accordingly.
Hi, ___, sorry for not replying earlier. I appreciate your asking me, but I'm not interested in doing the show. Best wishes.'Not interested.'
Well, I kinda figured you were 'not interested' in HIV research, LiLo, cause you didnt even Google 'HIV' before you decided to write a whole book on what it can and cannot do. Kinda figured you were 'not interested' in HIV research because your response to my essays was that the hard work of hundreds of scientists was 'pathetic'. OH LOOK! More PATHETIC RESEARCH on Vpu in that PATHETIC journal, NATURE!
Yeah. Its the *research* thats pathetic, Behe.
But just so we are clear, dear readers, the same folks that call scientists 'cowards' for not debating them, the ones that scream that their views are 'stifled', the same ones that demand the strengths AND weaknesses of 'theories' are brought to light, are 'not interested' in debating me on a topic they chose to be an 'authority' on!
I didnt bring up HIV-1. Behe did. And now hes 'not interested' in talking about it anymore... With me. To radical Christians hes all kinds of gabby.
You know, far be it from me to call LiLo a big fat phony. Thats something a Mean Girl would do.