David Heddle had me laughing today.
He wrote a post responding to the news that Jerry Coyne thinks that dealing with people who believe in creation is the same thing as there being a conflict between science and religion. It would be funny if the man was not serious.
He Lives: And the Booby Prize goes to...
Earlier he posted the news that a wealthy friend of Lawrence Krauss has been accused of paying for child prostitutes and instead of condemning his friend's action Krauss defended his friend. I liked the way Dr. Heddle summed up the point of the post.
I'm not sure I worded that clearly, so here is a summary of what I am trying to say:
- Krauss has a scumbag friend who has exploited child prostitutes for sex.
- Krauss was an imbecile in the manner he chose to defend his friend.
- Since the pedophile is Krauss's friend, Krauss's behavior might be looked at through the lens: it is never easy to throw a friend under the bus--even when he richly deserves it.
- The free-thinking Gnu crowd is incapable of such nuance, because what Krauss did strikes them as anti-feminist, and nothing anti-feminist deserves a nuanced look.