Commentary on the so-called Creation/Evolution/Intelligent Design Debate and Right-Wing nuttery in general - and please ignore the typos (I make lots!)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Terry Trainor, expert extraordinaire....

Terry Trainor in a creationist with a discussion board (yup, another one...).

Now, Trainor often implies that he has some special insights into, well, everything, due to his background (it is not in science, interestingly) and that his insights allow him to see the 'simple truths' of things. Like the "fact" that CFCs cannot possibly have anything to do with ozone depletion because they are heavier than air (starting here).
It is, if not comical, a bit painful, to watch Trainor's folly continue unabated by reality. Some good questions are asked of Terry, but, as is his tendency, he just banned the guy instead of answering them...

Or, we can take a look at Trainor's take on the 'wiring' of the retina.
It is really something - this thread leads into the depths of denial and distortion on Trainor's part that is, unfortunately, not so rare in creation/evolution discussions, but rarely is it so blatant.

To see this truly bizarre episode in creationist historical revisionism and dishonest antics continue, see Terry Trainor repeatedly misrepresent "Vik's" position, even after multiple corrections, ban him from his group for, rightly, getting mad at the repeated lies and stubborn misrepresentation by Trainor, and then insult him and lie some more after banning him for writing a zinger in response to repeated insults from another poster.

Amazing. Truly amazing. It is hard to find a more obvious, blatant series of acts designed to prop up a preconceived notion than what Trainor exhibits in the links provided.

Trainor's 'discussion board' is littered with such antics.

Why, if the creationist position is so "correct", so "true", so "scientific", do its most vocal and numerous proponanats feel the need to engage in such tactics so often?


PZ Myers said...

Yeesh. Not AmericanPatriot, Terry Trainor -- he was one of the biggest idiots ever on TO.

You have to read this comment he posted to TO. He was responding to a quote from Darwin made to show that he wasn't racist ("The American aborigines, Negroes and Europeans are as different from each other in mind as any three races that can be named; yet I was incessantly struck, whilst living with the Feugians on board the Beagle, with the many little traits of character, shewing how similar their minds were to ours; and so it was with a full-blooded negro with whom I happened once to be intimate."). Here's Terry:

So he was amazed that the blacks minds were similar to his, and he had
sex with one.
If that is the criteria for being NOT racist, most white slave owners
were not racist either.

The mind boggles.

Doppelganger said...

Hi PZ,

Yes, it is amazing how some folks think. Or rather, don't think.