31 Aug – No Lies! And PZ Gives Us a Shout-Out

No lies today, but in the middle of a post where PZ wonders why a Jewish person would be offended at being called a “bedbug” – partisan hacks generally understand this issue a little better when the perpetrator in question is Trump – he writes this:

Another thing I don’t mention: over the years, there have been multiple instances of people setting up Pharyngula parody blogs, or even more petty, blogs that no one reads that attempt to rebut every post I put up. These are usually created by disgruntled ex-commenters who got banned, and have to express their resentment. Yeah, I get called worse than “bedbug”. I don’t care. I know these things will fade away in time…It turns out that poking your head up and criticizing the status quo will draw out swarms of delicate little flowers (strangely, all men so far) who will try to destroy you, often while piously declaiming the importance of Free Speech out of the other side of their mouth. 

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/08/31/suck-it-up-cupcake/

Funny how he mentions this issue of rebuttal blogs while simultaneously trying to claim he doesn’t mention it, but that’s not what interests us.

We used to comment on Pharyngula, and we are the only active “rebuttal blog” that we know of, so we think he is talking about us. We just put up a reminder about our process yesterday, and we’ve had a page formerly known as our FAQ page since the site started, so we don’t feel the need to answer any specific charge. Our methods are transparent, our data is open and our conclusions are tentative, subject to new information coming in.

But, we do want to reiterate one thing – we don’t want to “destroy” anyone. If telling the truth would have the effect of “destroying” PZ Myers, that’s on him, not us.

Or, he could come out and say that truth is irrelevant to him, that power and partisan politics are the only things that matter and that he will say anything, regardless of its veracity, in order to further the political positions of his chosen tribe. We’d close up shop if he did that – we really wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.

We exists only because PZ Myers claims to value truth, then proceeds to lie with abandon. We may fade away. We may get bored reading PZ or we may find out it’s turning us into something we don’t want to be. But his lies won’t fade away. They will always be with him as long as he remains what he is.

Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post, 2 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 92 science-related posts, 303 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 105 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

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