NCSE to EZ: Do not want.

After linking to the NCSE’s mocking “Don’t Diss Darwin” site, I sent them an email asking if they might add a link to Evolver Zone (which has long had a prominent link to NCSE on the main site). Apparently they “link only to permanent institutional websites” to prevent broken links to fly-by-night pages. Nevertheless, they link to Ray Comfort’s site, Funny or Die, Youtube, and various others that are not permanent institutions as far as I can see. Given that EZ is a free educational resource created by an evolutionary biologist who also happens to be Associate Editor of Evolution: Education and Outreach (which they link to), you’d think they might have been more receptive. But that’s ok, they can focus on making fun of Kirk and Ray rather than drawing attention to actual resources if they like. I have to say I’m pretty disappointed in the NCSE on this one, however.

4 thoughts on “NCSE to EZ: Do not want.

  1. It was probably a mistake to not link.  It doesn’t take much effort, and not doing it can annoy potential allies.  My guess is that they probably did it due to lack of familiarity with you and your site.  I’ll bring this up next time I see them.
    As for the campaign, Comfort handed them out at American campuses on Nov. 18th, instead of the 19th.  The original plan for Canada was the 24th, but who knows if they changed the date as well.   For that reason, I’ve told them to just celebrate the 24th instead of trying to anticipate Comfort’s plans.
    Comfort was personally at UCLA:

    • No, they know me and I have been chatting with them by email about it. It’s a time-saving, let’s-be-fair-to-everyone sort of thing. I can’t say I agree with it, but it’s their choice of course and it’s not that big a deal.

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