Essay: The eccentric PZ Myers is going to scream a lot more
Paul Zachary Myers, better known as PZ Myers, is a liberal atheist and evolutionist activist in the creation-evolution controversy, contributing to The Panda's Thumb and Pharyngula blogs. Myers is also an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM)
PZ Myers commented, while listening to Michael Behe lecture on Intelligent design, that "In science, we scream a lot." Myers' emotionalism may have helped earn him the label of having an "eccentric voice" by the newspaper USA Today.
Gentlemen, start your engines! Let the eccentric screaming begin in earnest!
On December 10, 2011, a Question evolution! campaign blog reported:
|“|| Our Question evolution! campaign group today is going to start the process of spreading the campaign more in academia. Specifically, in the University of Minnesota system. We are going to start in the University of MN, Twin Cities campus. Of course, it is just of matter of time before the campaign spreads to the University of MN, Morris campus where the atheist and evolutionist PZ Myers is an associate professor of biology (one of the members of our group is a college professor and another is a college biology student).
Previously, Creation Ministries International reported that the campaign is already in academia. In late June of 2011, Creation Ministries International reported on their Question evolution! campaign web page:
"Brandon, South Africa, 30 June 2011
I am a lecturer in the Physics department of … University. Last year I put a few copies of the Creation magazine in our tearoom. The next day I found it lying in the rubbish bin! I removed it, dusted it off and put it on the table again. The next day it was in the rubbish bin again!
I dusted it off, and put it on the table, etc …
This happened three days in a row!
Then I got a better idea. Every week I paste copies of the articles in Creation mag on my door, and since my office is next to the tea room, everyone who goes there has to walk past the office door! Now everyone will get to see the articles whether they want to or not! Since it is on my door, no one (so far) has dared to remove it! Thanks so much for this list of 15 questions. It will be on my door very soon! God bless!"
- The Mad Scientist City Pages, Volume 26 - Issue 1303, November 23, 2005 Cover story
- Question evolution campaign and academia