Conservapedia seems more and more like a bizarre performance art-piece unleashed upon an unwitting public. How else do you explain the continued existence of a wiki designed solely to ‘combat the left-wing bias of Wikipedia‘?
Well, they’re at it again. Considering how the news of evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski’s discovery of evolving strains of e. coli was received among Transbuddha readers, take for a moment to imagine the reaction of Andrew Schlafly’s crew.
But the real fun is had when Schlafly (who comes by his pompous idiocy naturally) attempted to throw down a gauntlet by requesting Lenski’s raw data from Lenski himself. The result is hands down the greatest take-down flame I’ve ever read, as Lenski points out that a) all the data is in published paper which b) Schlafly admits to not having read and c) is probably incapable of understanding anyway.
To Conservapedia’s credit, Lenski’s responses are published in full on the site (more than likely due to Lenski’s note that he’d publish them widely elsewhere otherwise), and I heartily recommend taking a few to read through the exchange.