Professor Dave — Conspiracy Theorist
The scientist — Javier Campos-Gomez at the University of Alabama at Birmingham — was easy to find and I emailed him to confirm that he is who he says he is.
“Professor Dave” and the Art of Projection
If I ever get asked to write a chapter on projection for a psychology textbook, Dave Farina’s outrageously disrespectful performance will be exhibit A.
Professor Dave in His “Debate” with James Tour Showcases the Art of Citation Bluffing
When Farina addressed the science, he rifled through a long series of technical articles, but greatly exaggerated their relevance.
James Tour: Primordial Soup Bluffing Goes Right to the Top
Dr. Tour also reviews survey data showing just how misinformed the public is about how far scientists have gotten in creating life in the lab.
A War of Words? How to Tell Who Won the Tour-Farina Debate
Over three subsequent posts, I’m going to elaborate on three reasons that we can see that Tour won, based upon a rhetorical analysis of the debate.