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The Essential Hypocrisy of PeeZus - Part 1

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Keeping track of the various hypocritical statements of PZ (PeeZus) Myers is something of a challenge. But I'll try one example here.

At BlagHag (http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag), on November 21, 2011, Myers said :

"Again, this is pandering to religion. We are atheists. We shouldn’t fall into the trap of suggesting that atheists who are softer on religion are ‘better’ than the hard ones.

"Nickell is wrong. Some of us will refuse to be tactful and respectful of lying bullshit, and that’s the way it should be."

link: http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag/2011/11/an-apology-to-skepticon-from-gelato-mio/#comment-60874

Now, while that comment was in regard to Gelato Guy, and is in a different context, his second paragraph where he claims "Some of us will refuse to be tactful and respectful of lying bullshit, and that’s the way it should be", a belief he has stated in a variety of ways over time, needs to be viewed in light of previous comments regarding Abbie Smith's (effectively acting on Myer's demands that we all name names, and speak out loudly and bluntly about what we perceive as bullshit) comment to Jen McCreight (http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag/2011/11/a-bully-plain-and-simple/).

At Butterflies and Wheels (http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels), on November 16, Myers said:

"I’m unconcerned about the viciousness — it’s the dishonesty that hurts. Abbie hasn’t read Jen’s proposal–she’s seen a couple of paragraphs. She has no power to scuttle Jen’s career, so the abuse and threats are baseless attempts at extortion. The claim that graduate students shouldn’t spend a few weekends/year at non-professional conferences is absurd and tyrannical.

"What bugged me is that Abbie can’t honestly fling any of the insults in her diatribe. Be as mean as you want, but be accurate."

link: http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2011/11/simoti/#comment-31328

At B&W I asked Myers to back up both his implied and his explicit claims that Abbie was trying to scuttle Jen's career and was theatening her (of course in so doing I was branded all sorts of evil). Myers, needless to say, did not provide any such links because he knew that his claims were fallacious and he could not "honestly fling any of the insults in [his] diatribe".

My post to Myers:

"PZ Myers said:

'She [Abbie] has no power to scuttle Jen’s career, so the abuse and threats are baseless attempts at extortion.'

"Please quote and link to the attempt to scuttle Jen’s career.

"Please quote and link to the threats."

link: http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2011/11/simoti/#comment-32592

There are many, many more examples of the essential hypocrisy of Myers all over the Internet. I thought this was a good start at detailing them.

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