Pioneer Press: Biology prof expelled from screening of ‘Expelled’

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By Chris Hewitt from Pioneer Press has an article titled Biology prof expelled from screening of ‘Expelled’ in which he describes the events.

Myers was in the Twin Cities this week for the American Atheists Conference 2008 in Minneapolis and, coincidentally, he learned there was to be a free screening of “Expelled” at the Mall of America Thursday night. So he registered to attend with his wife, Mary, along with what Myers called “a whole parade of atheists,” including internationally famous science writer, Richard Dawkins, whose books include “The God Delusion.”

They all got in, but Myers did not.

PZ Myers had a good laugh

“It shows off the hypocrisy of these people, as well as their outright incompetence,” said Myers, who reports that his blog — scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/ — had an all-time high-traffic day Friday. “I could not imagine a better result for this. They’ve shown themselves to be completely dishonest and that they’re trying to hide the truth about their movie, which is to my advantage. And they’ve shown themselves to be such flaming idiots.”

And the final irony

In the meantime, Myers is entertained by this irony: “Expelled’s” closing credits include a thank-you to him. So he knows the filmmakers are grateful for the couple of hours he gave them last year. Just not grateful enough to let him see their movie.

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PvM lying for Darwin (again):

Anyone able to do a google search can find the answer for himself, the RSVP site was well publicized.

RSVPs are responses to invitations. Could you produce PZ Myers’ invitation? If he did not receive an invitation, what is he doing responding to an RSVP? The New York Times piece clearly states this was a private function.

I happen to be in possession of an email invitation to the event, sent out to a Christian preacher.

Paul Lauer wrote:

… You are invited to a FREE PRIVATE SCREENING of Ben Stein’s upcoming, history-making film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” (Opening in theaters April 2008). …

Paul Lauer is the CEO of Motive Entertainment.

Mr. Myers, can you produce the email invitation that you received?

If not, do you know what RSVP means?

Have you ever RSVP’d for a function you were not invited to before?

Glen Davidson wrote:

I found their rsvp site and I stuck it on this site, at Talkorigins, on AtBC, at Pharyngula, and at PT[Pandas Thumb]. It may have been discovered by others who they weren’t targeting, as well. All I know for sure is what I found and what I did with it.

I happen to be in possession of an email invitation to the event, sent out to a Christian preacher.

My God, what are the odds?

I happen to be in possession of an email invitation to the event, sent out to a Christian preacher.

You shouldn’t be stealing other people’s e-mail! That sort of blows your credibility, to be saying dumb things like that!

William Wallace:

Damage control?

Then can you explain to us specifically why Professor Myers was interviewed for the movie, and even given a “thank you” at the end of the movie, but was also specifically barred from seeing the screening of the movie that he was interviewed for?

Stanton:

William Wallace:

Damage control?

Then can you explain to us specifically why Professor Myers was interviewed for the movie, and even given a “thank you” at the end of the movie, but was also specifically barred from seeing the screening of the movie that he was interviewed for?

Yep, the hypocrites have no defense there! The damage control is all theirs!

Stanton:

William Wallace:

Damage control?

Then can you explain to us specifically why Professor Myers was interviewed for the movie, and even given a “thank you” at the end of the movie, but was also specifically barred from seeing the screening of the movie that he was interviewed for?

I already explained it, but for some reason (hmnn) it was deleted. Dale Husband and SA were quoting me, but the post they quoted went down PvM’s memory hole.

Well, don’t lie and your posts won’t be deleted, William Wallace! I saw what you wrote before it got erased and it was sheer nonsense! Don’t try such lame damage control again!

Thanks Dale, forgive Wallace, he is just trying to cope with the fact of an old age universe and global warming.

PvM,

Care to explain what happened to the post SA and DH are quoting in the first two post?

Dale Husband:

Well, don’t lie and your posts won’t be deleted, William Wallace! I saw what you wrote before it got erased and it was sheer nonsense! Don’t try such lame damage control again!

BS. What lie? Care to wager?

William Wallace:

Dale Husband:

Well, don’t lie and your posts won’t be deleted, William Wallace! I saw what you wrote before it got erased and it was sheer nonsense! Don’t try such lame damage control again!

BS. What lie? Care to wager?

If you thought you were telling the truth, why not just repeat it?

And I mean produce actual evidence to back up your claim this time, not just an assertion.

Down the memory hole. Your true colors are showing PvM.

Nevermind, PvM already refuted WW’s baseless accusations:

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/200[…]led-rsv.html

You really need to pay better attention, WW!

Hmn. What a coincidence. The source of Glen Davidson’s admission is down too.

Like I said. Damage control.

William Wallace:

Hmn. What a coincidence. The source of Glen Davidson’s admission is down too.

Like I said. Damage control.

OK, now you are getting desparate. What admission? I really hate it when you resort to vague innuendos! Stick to facts or SHUT UP!

Stanton:

William Wallace:

Damage control?

Then can you explain to us specifically why Professor Myers was interviewed for the movie, and even given a “thank you” at the end of the movie, but was also specifically barred from seeing the screening of the movie that he was interviewed for?

Five posts after mine by William Wallace and not a single one of them an explanation. So, why don’t you repost or quote from your deleted post that has an alleged explanation, or are you afraid that someone is going to put a horse’s head in your bed?

Dale Husband wrote: OK, now you are getting desparate. What admission? I really hate it when you resort to vague innuendos! Stick to facts or SHUT UP!

Stanton wrote:

So, why don’t you repost or quote from your deleted post that has an alleged explanation, or are you afraid that someone is going to put a horse’s head in your bed?

Ask PvM to repost it.

I don’t understand the comments in this thread.

I think Wallace is in the wrong thread. I only moved 3 comments, two related to a formatting error and Wallace’s which seemed to be quoting out of the blue

Please Wallace, learn before you accuse.

The part you quoted from Glen read

Glen Davidson wrote:

I found their rsvp site and I stuck it on this site, at Talkorigins, on AtBC, at Pharyngula, and at PT[Pandas Thumb]. It may have been discovered by others who they weren’t targeting, as well. All I know for sure is what I found and what I did with it.

I don’t understand the comments in this thread.

Neither do I and after Wallace explains himself, the thread will be cleaned up

Ok, i returned the three comments from the bathroom wall. Wallace can explain himself and then the comments and all the others will be moved to the bathroom wall. The things I do for my confused Christian friend.

More damage control. I posted the source at a more reliable site.

Wallace has stepped even lower, by replacing my posting on his blog with the following:

# PvM Says: March 21st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

William,

I had to delete your post because, while true, it is portraying PZ Myers as a gate crasher. I hope you understand.

In Christ,

PvM

How desperate can one be to stoop this low. Wallace is a disgrace to the Christian faith imho.

Luckily I saved a PDF

Now it reads

# PvM Says: March 21st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

I am surprised by the incredibly level of simplicity behind Wallace’s argument. First of all let me point out that global warming is not determined by measurements of the temperature on 5 days. On the contrary, the data, again from a variety of different sources, all support the fact of global warming.

Simple as that.

I am surprised that you decided to quote from a site which you do not even want to defend. I understand.

# William Wallace Says: March 22nd, 2008 at 12:09 am

Illustrations are best if simple

What a crock.

Wallace has stepped even lower, by replacing my posting on his blog with the following:

hey, step in poop, expect it to rub off on your shoes.

seriously, you should just auto junk his posts.

It’s simply not worth your effort to bother responding, Pim.

give him the name of a good shrink, and send him packing.

It’s simply not worth your effort to bother responding, Pim.

I still have hope for my confused Christian friend.

PvM, thanks for returning those deleted comments from William Wallace. Of course, that doesn’t help his case at all, since I already said in another thread that it seems the promoters of the Expelled movie totally got the concept of RSVP wrong, and Wallace shot himself in the foot while defending them.

”…or are you afraid that someone is going to put a horse’s head in your bed?”

Why would William be afraid? It would just be a match for the other end that’s already there.

Remember, it’s not really lying if you’re Lying For Jesus™!

Apparently Cowardheart doesn’t see anything wrong with the whole “bearing false witness” thing.

PvM:

Wallace has stepped even lower, by replacing my posting on his blog with the following:

# PvM Says: March 21st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

William,

I had to delete your post because, while true, it is portraying PZ Myers as a gate crasher. I hope you understand.

In Christ,

PvM

How desperate can one be to stoop this low. Wallace is a disgrace to the Christian faith imho.

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