2012-03-20

WordPress glitch

by Neil Godfrey

For subscribers to this blog who received notice of a published post a few moments ago, I must apologize and plead the excuse that there appears to be a glitch with WordPress in that at a certain stage of editing an “Update” button suddenly turns into a “Publish” button, with result that the unwary editor can be easily misled. What should be a routine keyboard “update” click actually ends up launching a Mars mission before they had time to board the astronauts, the gyroscope, the instrument panel, and the computer communication systems.

Damn wordpress!

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  • mcduff
    2012-03-21 02:19:07 UTC - 02:19 | Permalink

    Now for something completely different.
    Are you following Bart Ehrman at Huffpo where he is, so I believe, saying mythicists are akin to holocaust deniers [sound familiar?] and birthers, that there is a strong case for an HJ partly, again so I believe, because the speeches in Acts predate the gospels?
    Or something like that, my info is second hand and may be garbled.
    But, if accurate, then its sad to see a scholar [?] descend to such levels.

  • 2012-03-21 08:44:31 UTC - 08:44 | Permalink

    The following is from Michael Shermer’s Why People Believe Weird Things.

    1. Holocaust deniers find errors in the scholarship of historians and then imply that therefore their conclusions are wrong, as if historians never make mistakes. Evolution deniers (a more appropriate term than creationists) find errors in science and imply that all of science is wrong, as if scientists never make mistakes.
    2. Holocaust deniers are fond of quoting, usually out of context, leading Nazis, Jews, and Holocaust scholars to make it sound like they are supporting Holocaust deniers’ claims. Evolution deniers are fond of quoting leading scientists like Stephen Jay Gould and Ernst Mayr out of context and implying that they are cagily denying the reality of evolution.
    3. Holocaust deniers contend that genuine and honest debate between Holocaust scholars means they themselves doubt the Holocaust or cannot get their stories straight. Evolution deniers argue that genuine and honest debate between scientists means even they doubt evolution or cannot get their science straight. (p. 132)

    Every one of these points, from my observation, applies to scholars who are attempting to denigrate mythicism, but I have not seen mythicists like Doherty or Wells or Price or Zindler or Salm or Elgard or Thompson fall into any of these types of fallacious reasonings.

    How many times do we see scholars attacking mythicism by means of declaring the whole conclusion false because of a few errors in some of the arguments, quoting mythicists out of context and misleadingly, and contending that because mythicists disagree the whole thing must be wrong? — Yet each one of these grounds is applicable to the holocaust denier, so says Michael Shermer.

  • 2012-03-26 22:40:45 UTC - 22:40 | Permalink

    It is nice to know that I am not the only one that faces challenges with WordPress

  • 2012-03-27 07:15:56 UTC - 07:15 | Permalink

    The post that went out prematurely has since been revised and posted as Historical Jesus Studies as Pseudo-History: Bart Ehrman’s Jesus As a Case-Study.

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