It's been a busy week for the "BCSE Revealed" - traffic was 3 times as much as the previous week, with over 1,000 article views via the web.
We hope to be be back next week, but for the meantime, I have first a plea, and then some choice quotes.
You will remember that last week we saw where the BCSE's core group is coming from. Recent research indicates that the BCSE are now trying their best to sign up a few more credible names to endorse them.
But readers of this blog will now be wise to this. It doesn't matter how many PhDs or what-nots they manage to get an endorsement from - readers of "BCSE: Revealed" now know who the core group of real workers are, and where they're coming from. We ask again our sympathetic readers to link this blog from as many places as they can. If you've seen the facts published on this blog, then I hope you'll agree that they expose the BCSE as a basically fraudulent group that is seeking to mislead the British public about its lack of credibility. If so, then I hope that you'll be concerned that this group is seeking to influence lawmakers and opinion formers. You can do something to prevent that influence - publicise this blog. Get it linked from everywhere you can.
Before we leave you for the weekend, here are some choice quotes. Have a little look, and ask yourself what they tell you about what's really going on. The names behind them are Roger Stanyard and Ian Lowe - the core two members who have had letters published in the national press in the UK in the name of the "British Centre for Science Education".
Here's Roger on the 5th of August, complaining about a little problem that the BCSE's internal discussions keep bringing up:
The slight problem we have is that many group members have robust views which are basically anti-religion.And here's Ian's response...
So, why are you continuing to pound the pulpit on this issue? We get the damn point mate. Don't say anything which might offend the overly sensitive believers.Later in the month, in a different context, Ian says something that's just too true...
Have you lost sight of the fact that the actual enemy here is the fundmanetalists, and not in fact the big mouthed atheists?
I don't know if you guys are aware, but large sections of the web get archived, and these older versions of websites can be highly embarrasing when dragged out at just the wrong moment in the future. I would have suggested that the website was developed in private, then placed live in a formal launch event (which, of course, gives a perfect reason to contact the press with a release and maybe get some column inches)Why do you think Ian might be keen to hide their internal discussions? Is it because if too much light is shone on the BCSE, then people might not take them seriously?
That's what we're here for. See you next week.
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The above quotes are from posts 2090, 2093 and 2289 of the BlackShadow Yahoo group - http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/BlackShadow/messages. Later on, the group took Ian's advice and took the archive off-line. However, I am able to supply anybody wishing to ascertain the accuracy of the above quotes with a copy.