"If it dies, it's biology; if it blows up, it's chemistry;
if it doesn't work, it's physics!" - John Wilkes
As quoted from grafitti on a bathroom wall.
Monday, March 29, 2010
The skeptics strategy...
Skeptics, atheists, evolutionists, non-theists all use a similar strategy when trying to proffer the idea that God is simply a figment of man's imagination. Their general tactic is to try to discredit believers by throwing everything at them even the "kitchen sink" or better yet the "lab sink".
For example, blog reader, Rob Smith, who is apparently an Englishman, went so far as to call American River College. Here's what he had to say in two different emails to me:
"Why does your institution say it doesn't know about you when I ring them up?"
and in the other he said: "When I asked them they said that they don't regard you as a professor, associate or otherwise. And they said they haven't employed you for a couple of years."
Now anybody in their right mind (except of course "freethinker" Rob Smith would say that those two statements are contradictory...
in the first statement Smith says "Why does your institution say it doesn't know about you...?" and in the second email he says, "When I asked them they said that they don't regard you as a professor, associate or otherwise. And they said they haven't employed you for a couple of years."
The assumption is that they were talking about me, but why, pray tell, would they say they didn't know anything about me? And they say, oh yeah, he was employed a couple of years ago... now how does that make sense?
Well, let me answer that for you... either Smith is lying (which I doubt) or he is just plain stupid (which I believe is right on target!) because he probably talked to some Federally funded work study student that had no idea who or what he was talking about and didn't care. Let's see, out of 1235+ professors at that college alone, I could be hard to locate.
Oh, by the way, to clarify matters for the brilliant researcher Rob Smith, I sent him all the class that I taught at ARC through Fall 2009 including the section numbers).
So could there be more believers among the faculty at our colleges and universities? You betcha! Will they come out of the woodwork to let it be known... probably not!