Quote-mining PZ Myers

That’s P-Zee — or P-Zed, as I like to call him.

The quotation, read by an Intelligent Design debater, was cobbled together from two different discussions about two different subjects, on two different websites, months apart. The Questionable Authority explains,

When two statements appear on two separate websites two months apart, you really aren’t supposed to link them with three little dots and pretend that it’s all one quote.


Support for PZ’s “screw the polite words and careful rhetoric” policy does display a type of intolerance toward the strategies and tactics used by the ID movement. That is a bad thing if and only if those strategies and tactics are something that people should tolerate.


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