Recently, I found out that the folks over at Heathen Talk toasted me for some of the things I have written. Specifically, it seems, for my (admittedly limited*) writing that has been done upon the topic of McNallen’s Metagenetics and calling it into question.
The toast comes up in Episode 5 of Season 2, if you’re curious. The episode as a whole is also about McNallen’s Metagenetics, and has some interesting conversations about the subject. They are, quite admittedly, biased on the subject. There bias happens to match mine, just as long as we are being honest. Fortunately, there is a pretty large chunk of science and basic logic backing up that perspective so this is a bias I am pretty comfortable with.
With that, there are a few things I need to say…
Josh: I must modestly object to being thought of as “maybe a little on the fluffy side”. To be fair, however, I’ve been called far worse. 😉
Matthew: Your compliments are well appreciated, though paint me as a far better writer then I actually am. As a point of clarification, I would say that I’m not actively trying to appeal to a reconstructionist perspective; I am trying to appeal to a philosophical and logical one. Regardless of what sort of Heathen one might think of themselves, I think the fundamentals need much more consideration they they get.
Ben: Thank you so much for really digging into some of the flaws and errors of Metagenetics. While I have sought to do the same, your background in genetics helped really weed out some of more particular inadequacies of the theory. Also, the parallels between Metagenetics and Young Earth Creationists are incredibly on point in my opinion, and give me a new perspective to consider.
Thorin: You are correct; if you have them in your area, the place to be is DEFINITELY Sheetz.
In either case, thank you all for the kind words and good work on a good show!
*Though, to be clear, there isn’t a lot you can reasonably say about McNallen’s Metagenetics, because there are only so many ways of saying “This is Wrong”, “This is VERY Wrong”, and “What could move you to actively promote this rubbish?!”.