Unless this is yet another one of those Dembski âparodiesâ, Dembski has âapologizedâ and conveniently removed the offending postings which showed the depths to which Dembski had gone.
The only redeeming part of Dembskiâs âapologyâ is that he references an excellent paper by Paul Gross
PZ Myers, in his wisdom, observes that
After his recent rampage against the Baylor administration, Bill Dembski now claims to be offering an apology to Baylorâ¦only not really. I donât think he knows what âapologyâ means â a statement loaded with reservations like âI mean in no way to mitigate the gravity of Baylorâs wrong in censoring the research of Robert Marks and his Evolutionary Informatics Labâ and âI hurt my family and lost about three weeks of productive work by being consumed with anger about the injustice against Robert Marksâ is not an apology â itâs an opportunity to reiterate your grievances. And closing with the injunction to âleave justice in the hands of a Godâ is just a standard Christian passive-aggressive threat.
What is ironic to me is that if Dembski had apologized after his ill-timed âWaterlooâ email, he would still have been in charge of the ID Friendly Institute at Baylor. Now Bill laments that his ill temper caused him to lose 3 weeks of productivity. Somehow, many may see this as a three week gain.
This wasnât an apology. It was an opportunity for Dembski to flush several embarrassing posts down the UD Memory Holeâ¢.
So what do PT readers think, was this a real apology or if not, what was it?