More about ME 2: My poster

The lovely people at the Discovery Institute granted my wish to possess a poster of my award for being their “Censor of the Year.” They made one, and it arrived by Fedex this morning:

Censor of the Year
The DI people are so oblivious that I suspect they thought I’d be chagrined rather than pleased to receive it; nor do they see that all rational people would see this as an award. Censorship, indeed: their “Evolution News and Views” column doesn’t even allow comments. And perhaps some day they’ll realize that the prohibition on state promulgation of religion under the First Amendment is not censorhip. No—that won’t happen: they’re too deluded by religion.

Anyway, the photo is copyright by C. Homan and CANNOT BE USED BY THE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE to draw traffic to their woefully pathetic site.

30 Comments

  1. gbjames
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I think you should have the photo of you holding that poster printed onto a nice big poster. You could send a copy back to the DI.

    • Rob
      Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

      Yeah!

      • AdamK
        Posted February 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

        Then have it printed on a mug and send it to Hili.

  2. Posted February 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    This pic of you holding your award fills me with delight.

    • Dawn Oz
      Posted February 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      Me too! This is very exciting – you beat Dawkins and others.

  3. Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    FYI, the DI’s podcast, “Intelligent Design The Future,” has their Darwin Day episode being about naming you the Censor of the Year. In it, John West claims you’re a big mean “bully” (first two adjectives are my own ;-) ).

    Klinghoffer (the host this time) also pulls what most of us have been accused of: Apparently our jobs are so easy that we have time to do all this blogging. That you’re just “ostensibly a scientist.” Sigh.

  4. Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I STILL think the award should have gone to Evolution News and Views for refusing to take comments, with Transnational Association of Christian Colleges as runner up because they won’t accredit a college unless it commits to belief in eternal physical torment for the likes of us.

    • Mark Joseph
      Posted February 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      Yes, irony meters all over the supposedly civilized world explode every time the no-comment-allowing DI bl*g accuses someone else of censorship.

  5. Bob J.
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations. Will this be going on your CV?

    • Mark Joseph
      Posted February 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      Well, if it does, it will look better on his resume than it will on theirs…

  6. Richard Olson
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the DI can be baited into sending you a handsome shadowbox spacious enough to display both your Rationalist of the Year award and their poster.

  7. Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    What’s a bit spooky is that it appears to be exactly life size, within the precision of the available measurement methods.

    b&

  8. Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I encourage you to enter the competition this year, too. It will help to keep the bar high for the rest of us!

  9. Charles E. Jones
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I hope they will send you a t-shirt as well. How cool would that be?

  10. Diana MacPherson
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I think I read their shrill butt hurt replies the day after Jerry accepted his award. They tried to screech that it wasn’t an award but haha too bad!

  11. Martin
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Nothing says job well done better than being reviled and immortalized by your critics. I cannot wait for the movie.

    • Posted February 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

      O, I wholly concur: the more reviled by one’s critics, the better is the result of one’s endeavors: I would, also and firsthand, know of this saw.

      And, too, a prequel with, at least, several sequels, P.A.W. – leeze.

      Blue

  12. Austin
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    “Anyway, the photo is copyright by C. Homan and CANNOT BE USED BY THE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE to draw traffic to their woefully pathetic site.”

    Burnnn

  13. Zetopan
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    “Anyway, the photo is copyright by C. Homan and CANNOT BE USED BY THE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE to draw traffic to their woefully pathetic site.”

    I must *very loudly* disagree with your “woefully pathetic site” mischaracterization. I just checked their website and there have not been *any* improvements at all, let alone *major* ones!!

  14. AdamK
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Somebody’s going gray.

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

      Handsome, isn’t it?

      • HaggisForBrains
        Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:09 am | Permalink

        Very distinguished.

    • BilBy
      Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:53 am | Permalink

      He still has his hair though – mutter mutter grumble grumble

    • Posted February 14, 2014 at 6:04 am | Permalink

      Yes, but what purpose does this comment have? You might as well have added that “Somebody’s getting wrinkles.”

      Thank you.

  15. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    “I accept this reward, which is mine.”

    Pity they didn’t include noms. On the other hand they would probably have sent lemons.

  16. docbill1351
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I thought I was your biggest fan but look at those! Competition!

    I can’t stand the stress!

  17. brotheryam
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

  18. Posted February 14, 2014 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    So what? I was once censer of the year. It’s no big deal.

  19. Posted February 14, 2014 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    They accuse you of censorship but won’t allow comments? Oh, what wonderful irony.

  20. eveysolara
    Posted February 14, 2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    This could backfire on them turn out to be a prestegious, eagerly sought after award.


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