Professor James Trefil of George Mason University will team up with Eugenie Scott to debate William Dembski and Edward Sisson.
It turns out Sisson was GMU professor Caroline Crocker’s attorney! I do not believe Trefil was involved in the Caroline Crocker debacle. At least I hope not.
Trefil did have these words to say about one of the most notorious IDists at his school:
“To Salvador Cordova: It’s been great having you in class.”
— James Trefil (so read the autograph to me of one of his books).
That was of course before all the mischief our club was making in the news:
Nature, April 28, 2005 Cover Story
Ok, we all know about the battle between Rick Sternberg and the NCSE. Rick Sternberg’s associate at the Baraminology conference was Gordon Wilson. Wilson was GMU PhD in environmental science who later taught in Moscow Idaho. The current president of IDEA GMU (after I stepped down) is Christine C. She left GMU for 1 year and studied biology under Wilson in Idaho.
The Baramilogy study group (of which Wilson and Sternberg took part) was founded by Kurt Wise who was Stephen Gould’s student. Wise Teaches at Bryan College which was founded by the attorney, Bryan who was part of the Scopes Monkey trial.
So there are all the connections.