[asa] Re: ...through a glass, darkly (we prefer it that way!)

From: David Opderbeck <dopderbeck@gmail.com>
Date: Thu Dec 18 2008 - 11:32:17 EST

My impression was that original post was an effort to get people to
look at a strange and obscure book with an ideology behind it that was
way outside the realm of Christian faith and the natural sciences -- a
classic trolling strategy. But I could be wrong, and don't have the
time or energy to follow up on it any further.

David W. Opderbeck
Associate Professor of Law
Seton Hall University Law School
Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Vernon Jenkins
<vernon.jenkins@virgin.net> wrote:
> David,
> Thanks for the clarification. However, your intervention clearly implies
> that, in your opinion, ' the bait ' being ' trolled ' here is either
> _false_ or otherwise a _truth_ unfit for EDCs (persons given to
> Evolution-Driven Conjecture) like George, Stephen and yourself to know. You
> might now care to explain why you feel so strongly about this. Is the charge
> of which I am assumed guilty to be the peddling of lies, or of unsavoury
> truths? Counsel for the prosecution, please state your case.
> Vernon (traditional scientist and anti-obscurant)
> www.otherbiblecode.com
> www.whatabeginning.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Opderbeck
> To: Vernon Jenkins
> Cc: asa@calvin.edu
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [asa] Thankyou!
> No, I meant the definition of an Internet Troll, which is derived from
> "trolling" for fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll
> The Harry Potter reference was a lame attempt at humor.
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Vernon Jenkins <vernon.jenkins@virgin.net>
> wrote:
>> Just a word of thanks to those who have taken the trouble to write to
>> me privately concerning my apparently outdated understanding of the word '
>> troll '. However, David Opderbeck's use of the term was associated with a
>> reference to Harry Potter * - which suggests that my original interpretation
>> may well have been correct. David might care to clarify the matter.
>> Vernon
>> * David wrote (13.12.08): "The best way to handle a troll is to ignore
>> it. They get stronger
>> with attention. This truth, BTW, is revealed in the fifth Harry Potter
>> movie."

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