The Framing Critique (Dawkins-Myers-Expelled!-Gate)

Here is an updated set of links to postings on the critique of Myers and Dawkins’ response to Myers-Dawkins-Expelled!-Gate. The point of these links is to provide quick access to the critiques coming from The Intersection and Framing Science blogs, and responses to them. I’m not going to keep updating this entry, so if you have any links please add them in the comments.If your comment gets moderated it is probably because links with comments get tossed automatically in the dungeon, sometimes. I’ll be checking the dungeon now and then and freeing such links.It all started here:EXPELLED!A large number of reactions to this occurred and are pointed to hereDawkins Review of the movie. The Framing Crackdown. In these posts, Framing-symps tell Myers and Dawkins to sit down and be quiet:This Controversy HELPS Ben Stein, PeopleExpelled Screenwriter Wants to Give PZ and Atheist Followers a “Group Hug”Expelled For Suppression?Why the PZ Myers Affair is Really, Really Bad for ScienceResponse by PZ:I’m supposed to sit down and shut up? Funny…he’s not shutting up!My tirade (hey, this is my blog, I get to put this near the top!): Myers-Dawkins-Expelled-gate: Mooney and Nisbet, Framers of the Absurd, Have Stepped Over a Line and Owe an ApologyOther Responses:Laelaps: Nisbet to Myers, Dawkins: “Shut yer traps!”Afarensis: The Fallacy of the Excluded Middle: A Response to Mooney and NisbetRespectful Insolence: The Dawkins-Myers incident: Sometimes it’s necessary to break the frameStranger Fruit: My thoughts on NisbetEvolutionblog: Nisbet Says Myers and Dawkins Hurt the Cause. Yawn.Pure Pedantry: The Myers-Dawkins Incident: Can’t we all just get along?Denialism Blog: A history of denialism – the ancientsRespect AstrologyEntertaining Research: Why Nisbet’s gag order reeks of authoritarianismCosmic Variance: Politicians and CriticsThe Uncredible Hallq:Matt Nisbet is a dishonest scumbagThis is a re-emergence of the Framing Debate between, on one hand, Chris and Matt and a few others, and on the other hand, lots of people. The debate culminated last year in a Smackdown at the Bell Museum, in Minneapolis, with PZ Myers and Yours Truly on the correct, righteous side and Chris and Matt defeated on the incorrect and wrong side.The early part of this framing debate is well documented in Coturnix’s One Stop Shopping post on framing, hereCotrunix’s list does not follow the debate to the end, so you also need to read all of the framing posts on my old blog and my new blog.This should take you about five or six days if you don’t have anything else to do. Please report back with your comments.

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11 thoughts on “The Framing Critique (Dawkins-Myers-Expelled!-Gate)

  1. I must confess to spending way too much time following the whole thing. I’ve always thought PZ has always worked himself up into a false dochotomy over framing but was actually shocked at how Matt basically told him to “shut up”.My question to Matt (and I suppose I should post it there but truthfully it’s only rhetorical)… What did you think PZ Myers’ reaction would be when you tell him to “pipe down”?

  2. This whole framing thing is popping up in science history; there seems to be a movement afoot to show that all enlightenment scientists were Believers as well as Scientists; see `Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction’, edited by Gary Ferngren, and `Science and Religion: 1450-1900,’ edited by Richard G Olson.

  3. Me: “No, factician, that’s me. 🙂 …”What I meant is that it’s all about getting attention for me, er, my blog. Not that I’m shamelessly blog-whoring or anything like that. Wait a minute …

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