Debunker Mikey Metz Accepts Student Scholars' Debate Challenge
I would like to officially retract any statements in my previous post that insinuated Metz was too cowardly to debate, he is not.
Metz has responded on his blog (extruther.blogspot.com) to my debate challenge. Here is an excerpt from his response (I'm leaving out non-pertinent statements by Metz about the appearance of Student Scholars Co-Founder, Mike Jackman, and questions regarding my academic career and social life):
So Justin Martell has challenged me to a debate. Since he's young, he assumed that MySpace would be the best place to lay out the actual challenge (despite me posting here more regularly), but I really have better things to do with my time than surf around on MySpace. I actually found out about it on 9/11 Blogger, which covers this as "news," although I never remember them covering my Letter of Resignation back in September.
For the record, Justin, I will gladly debate you anytime, anywhere, so long as it fits into my schedule. Unfortunately, I work on Fridays and there's no way of getting out of it. Perhaps we can reschedule. But, if you ever actually want this to happen, I suggest you retract all your BS about me being a coward from Blogger and wherever the hell else you posted it. That might show some intellectual integrity.
And also, it's going to be me vs. you, one-on-one...I know you want a little phone interview on your own turf, but I'd much rather do it in person. How about in neutral ground like NYC?
Excerpts from my response (again, leaving out rebuttals to Metz's comments about Mike Jackman's appearance, my academic career, and social life):
I'm glad you accepted the debate challenge. Unfortunately, I live in New Hampshire so I don't go to NYC often. Can we reschedule for the radio? As I said, I promise to give you fair time, etc. I don't know if you've ever seen the debate I did with some OCT's on my school's t.v. last year? That was on my own television show (my "turf) and I was more than fair.
As far as calling you a coward, if I were you I'd ask the people who post in the comments section of this blog not to answer for you. I was merely responding to their unfounded, pseudo-intellectual, hypocrisy. I'm not sorry for the way I responded to people who have tried to speak for you, however, I am sorry if what I said offended you. I never took you to be a coward, that's why I was surprised when I didn't hear back from you.
Anyway, are you only willing to debate in person? Or is there any way we can work this out for the radio? Perhaps a different radio show with a more "neutral" host (although I don't know where we'd find a neutral host on this subject)?
So how about it? No Jackman. Just you and I. I can also reschedule the radio for a different day (preferably Mondays or Wednesdays). This may be my "turf," but again, you have my word that you will be given equal time and respect. Deal?
If you want to email me to get this set in stone my email is Martellj@franklinpierce.edu.
The ball is in your court.
After this, Metz asked that I retract my previous post "and we'll discuss a new date for the radio debate." I don't see why I would have to retract the entire post, so again, I retract "any statements in my previous post that insinuated Metz was too cowardly to debate..." Now, I hope, we can get this show on the road. More updates to come...
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