Theodore Beale, commonly known by the pen name Vox Day, is an author, conservative political commentator and computer game designer. Mr. Beale authored the work Irrational Atheist. In addition, Theodore Beale is also a member of Mensa, a club for individuals that scored in the top ninety-eight percentile on intelligence tests. On his blog, Vox Day describes himself as "Vox Day, AWCA, Superintelligence and Loyal Federal Reserve Supporter".
PZ Myers' refusal to debate Vox Day
|“|| PZ Myers dismisses Vox Day’s book The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens while admitting to only having read a few chapters.
Yet, he refuses to debate Vox Day on the existence of God, or evolution for that matter (Myers being a professor of biology) based on dismissing a book he barely read (yes, it is merely a lame excuse which he peppered with a barrage of emotive ad hominems) — see Speaking of Assiduous Absconders…Yet Again, Vox Day Challenges PZ Myers to Debate.
"Vox Day" is presumably a play on the Latin expression vox dei, meaning "the voice of God". By using this nom de plume, Beale implies that he presumes to speak on God's behalf, while also showing off his knowledge of ancient languages and pun-making ability.