Recently, PZ Myers was going to appear on a radio show to debate Ray “Bananaman” Comfort.
The producers decided that may be unproductive, so they decided to change the format. Comfort would be interviewed one day, PZ the next.
PZ kept us in the loop as all this was happening. He even did a play by play of Comfort’s interview.
You would think Comfort would be ready to pick apart everything PZ said.
But that rebuttal doesn’t exist.
One reader (Rev. BigDumbChimp) asked him about this:
Ray, I’m sensing you were either too lazy or too scared to listen to Dr. Myers’ turn on the radio.
If not why haven’t you responded?
Comfort offered this response:
REv…you mean the guy who was a no-show at the last moment. He was supposed to debate me. I wonder why he didn’t show up? Do I smell chicken? Afraid of banana man :).
I am too busy (working on the thrid seaon of our TV program).
So he blames PZ for a producer’s decision and then ignores the truth when it’s presented to him.
Is anyone surprised?
DisComforting Ignorance offers this timeline of how everything went down:
August 1: PZ announces that he and Ray will be debating intelligent design on WDAY.
August 4: PZ announces that the format of the show has been changed.
August 4: The producer comments on the change of format.
August 5: PZ posts a running commentary of Ray’s appearance.
August 5: Ray appears on WDAY.
August 6: PZ appears on WDAY.
August 7: Ray claims PZ was a “chicken” and a “no-show at the last moment.”
DisComforting Ignorance also contacted the producers of the show to double-check whether they informed Ray of the switch.
We await the response…
***Update***: Comfort finally responded to PZ’s interview… and shows even more ignorance than usual.