Wednesday, August 11, 2010
When I first heard about David Klinghoffer's sneering, even sexist ("she seems bright enough"), attack on Lauri Lebo, I hoped Ms. Lebo noticed, since, given their relative abilities, I expected things to turn out badly for Klinghoffer.
Danged if I wasn't right:
I have to admit, when I saw over the weekend that I had been called out by the Discovery Institute, the conservative think-tank committed to promoting intelligent design, my first thought was of what the late great Molly Ivins once said after she had been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show.
"It's like being gummed by a newt. It doesn't actually hurt but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle."
We evolutionists are much more civil than that. For instance, when has any evolutionist ever directed that particular sneer at Denyse O'Leary?
Lauri Lebo is a gem amid the dross that is most of journalism these days.
Read her The Devil in Dover. It's ther best book about the Dover tial.