Tuesday, April 15, 2008

An Email reply from Christian Worldview Network

I saw that Ray posted his "Letter to Michael Shermer" on the Christian Worldview website. I quickly copied and pasted my response to it, which you should see below in my blog here, and posted it to their feedback section. After a couple of hours, I got an email back from someone at the Christian Worldview Network named Brannon. Here is what they wrote back to me:


Brannon@worldviewweekend.com"
1:20 pm (15 minutes ago)
to priscus.forem@gmail.com
date Apr 15, 2008 1:20 PM
subject your feedback

your feedback was rejected because it was soooo lame.

If you really think there is even one transitional fossil then you should go find it and put it on E-bay because the leading evolutionist have admitted they do not have even one. I could send you their quotes and the books in which they wrote this if you really wanted to be educated...but I don't think you are interested in being educated but in repeating lies so you can keep believing lies.

Very sad.

Next time you offer feedback try not to write fairy tales and it might get accepted.

Thank you.


That's hardly the kind of polite, proper, and business-like response to get from a website that allegedly is run by professionals. Perhaps Brannon is a young intern who is very passionate about his faith, and just got carried away. Nonetheless, it does seem that his reply was most likely baiting me for a flame war or something.

I wrote to the management bringing this email to their attention. Hopefully he'll at least get a talking to about proper email etiquette.

I will report more on this, if I hear back from anyone. If it turns out that Brannon is also the person who is in charge of getting the complaint mail, then it may get interesting. I will post all of his feedback here, without alteration, for your amusement.

10 comments:

Reynold said...

Man, that looks like flamebait to me. It matches the messed up view that Comfort has. Deny, deny, deny. I'm tired of that crap for a while, so I'm taking a break.
(ok, I've just lost internet access for a while)...

GamingAsshole said...

I guess people sell fossils on Ebay...

Jason said...

Wow! Yesterday I tried to leave a comment on the article saying something like "I'd post a list of specific transitional forms, but the moderators of this site are afraid of science. I'm looking at you, Brannon!"

I just now got a response...the EXACT same response as David got!!


Brannon@worldviewweekend.com
to jason@jeffthefish.com,
date Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:50 AM
subject your feedback

hide details 9:50 AM (6 minutes ago)


Reply


your feedback was rejected because it was soooo lame.

If you really think there is even one transitional fossil then you should go find it and put it on E-bay because the leading evolutionist have admitted they do not have even one. I could send you their quotes and the books in which they wrote this if you really wanted to be educated...but I don't think you are interested in being educated but in repeating lies so you can keep believing lies.

Very sad.

Next time you offer feedback try not to write fairy tales and it might get accepted.

Thank you.

Jason said...

HOLY COW!! This guy is unbelievable!

I forwarded Brannon's email to info@worldviewweekend.com. This is the response:


Brannon@worldviewweekend.com
to Jason J Brunet jason@jeffthefish.com,
date Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:20 AM
subject Re: your feedback

hide details 10:20 AM (3 minutes ago)


Reply


tough...deal with it...it is my site, I built it, I run it and I will do whatever I please with it. Don't like it then don't come to my site, start your own site for the 2 people that would come to read it.

I don't have to print your fairy tales about anything if I don't want to. If you want to confuse people with your lies about transitional fossils then do it on your own site.

BTW, I like how you still have not answered the question. Tell me where there is even one transitional fossil? Who holds it, where is it kept, where is a picture of it? In what publication is this transitional fossil written about? Remember a transitional fossil is one kind changing into another. Not mico-evolution. (Are you keeping up with me here on the terms? I don't want to go over your head. Here is a little information for you from one of my books.

Dr. Colin Patterson, an evolutionist with the British Museum of Natural History, wrote a book but did not include a single picture of a transitional fossil. When someone wrote him to ask why this was the case, Dr. Patterson responded:

I fully agree with your comments on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them. You suggest that an artist should be used to visualize such transformations, but where would he get the information from? I could not, honestly, provide it, and if I were to leave it to artistic license, would that not mislead the reader? . . . As a paleontologist myself, I am much occupied with the philosophical problems of identifying ancestral forms in the fossil record. You say that I should at least “show a photo of the fossil from which each type of organism was derived.” I will lay it on the line—there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument.40

Stephen Jay Gould is perhaps one of the most well-known evolutionists, and he, too, recognizes the problem: “The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution.”41 Gould also states, “I regard the failure to find a clear ‘vector of progress’ in life’s history as the most puzzling fact of the fossil record.”42


Wow.

David W. Irish said...

This is in-fucking-credible! What a hoot!

Jason said...

I'm starting to think that maybe Brannon is the Art Bell of the evangelical world. He doesn't really believe all that crap...but it does make him famous and rich.

GamingAsshole said...

I'm still waiting for them to show me who sells fossils on Ebay...

Richard said...

Wow. It looks like Comfort's smiling, avuncular public face is just a put-on; in private he's a narcissistic tyrant. "It's MY website! I'll do what I want with it! Nobody says I have to be HONEST here!"

On the plus side, at least this brought your blog to my attention. Welcome to my daily reading list, Psycho Dave.

Jason said...

David, I posted all his emails to me on my site at http://jeffthefish.com/2008/04/16/brannon-howse-christianest-jerk-ever/

My friend also tried to post as a comment to Ray's article the link to Wikipedia's list of transitional fossils to see if he gets the same email :-)

Micgar said...

Hello-just happened upon your blog because I was looking for more stuff about Brannon Howse. I had been looking for clips from Chuck/Larry Bates-I heard a show shortly before the election from them that was crazily anti-Obama-I wanted to hear other gibberish) I had never heard of this guy before! What a hateful, meanspirited person he is! He is a true Evangelical Christian-not at all caring toward others, not at all peaceful, does not believe in democratic values, and thinks the world should be run by people with his ugly views. Let me tell you, I listened to audio clips from this guy-he finds a way to make a snide comment about everything in such a callous, crappy way. Right now-I am thinking he's got to be top 5 worst of the extreme far right talkers. Easy. Great post! I want to check out your other stuff!