Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The Accommodationist War: Josh vs Jerry
Jerry Coyne visited a group of Methodist in Chicago and had an interesting conversation [A confab with the faithful]. Josh Rosenau tried to paint this as a concession to accommodationism by emphasizing that Coyne was being polite [Minor Coyne snark].
Jerry is, quite rightly, having none of this as his comment on his blog indicates.
There's more discussion at "Gnu Atheist" does not mean "nasty"; "accommodationist" does not mean "nice".
The disappointing thing about this incident is that Josh has failed to grasp the point about accommodationism even though we've been trying to explain it to him for four years. If that's what the rest of the people at NCSE believe then the Gnus have been wasting their time.
And Josh isn't backing off in spite of all the criticism he's received: The danger of certainty.
Jerry fires back with Gnus can be gnice!.