Saturday, November 14, 2009

DDoS attacks on two sites - a striking difference in reaction

Recently there have been two DDos (distributed denial of service) attacks on two sites that host information about two totally different events.
The reaction on the Pharyngula blog was equally different.

The first attack was on a site about an atheist convention in Australia

and commented on here

The second attack was on a site about an Intelligent Design conference

The conference was harshly criticized here
but the blog was suspiciously silent on the DDoS attack.

How comes that the attackers on the atheist site were condemned by Pharyngula bloggers, and the attackers on the Christian site not?

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Shepherd Project, Colorado, ID conference and Anti-ID sentiments

It seems that some anarchistic elements in the USA are massively disturbing the registration for an Intelligent Design event at a church in Colorado. It seems that both, the church website as well as telephone registrations are made impossible.

More about the conference is here


The answers to these questions will be explored at the Legacy of Darwin Intelligent Design Conference on October 30-31 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Sponsored by Shepherd Project Ministries, this conference features several speakers from Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, including Dr. Stephen Meyer, author of The Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design; Dr. Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box and The Edge of Evolution; Dr. David Berlinski, author of The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions; and Dr. John G. West, author of Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science.

More on the cyber attack

More on the phone attack:

Now, another example of hate speech

I am afraid that this is just the beginning.