[CORRECTION. I MADE A MISTAKE. PZ MYERS DID NOT WRITE THE ORIGINAL POST, BUT ONLY LINKED TO IT. SCOTT LYNCH WROTE THE ORIGINAL. PZ MYERS DID, HOWEVER, SUPPORT IT]
The game is called “Who’s the liar”. The answer is P.Z. Myers, who accuses Mr. Wright of lying about the incident when Patrick Nielsen Hayden cursed loudly at and insulted his wife.
For a thorough summary of Myers’ arguments and a thorough takedown you can take a look at the Verbose Stoic’s post. Here is my addition to it:
Myers’ post is a load of garbage.
I have worked with L. Jagi Lamplighter personally. She has a blog. Go and read it. And read her responses to Mr. Wright, in the post where she talks about the incident. You know what she said? Mr. Wright was exaggerating this, but only a little bit. And he was exaggerating it after getting the story from Mrs. Wright.
Her blog and her posts at superversive SF are completely non-confrontational. In fact, she tries to assume good motives, or at least fair ones, whenever possible.
She has been extraordinarily helpful to me, without me asking her, has never insulted ANYBODY involved in this (including Mr. Hayden – seriously, read her account of the event in Mr. Wright’s blog post). Accusing her of lying about this is revolting bullshit. I do not believe it for a second. And the fact that we are blaming HER for wanting to personally respond to vicious insults thrown in her face is such a dickheaded thing to say that I have lost all respect for P.Z. Myers – though to be fair, I never had any.
He is an angry fool and he should apologize to Mr. Wright immediately. But because he has no honor whatsoever, he won’t.
I find his “logic” ridiculous and insidious.
And believe me, if you knew Mrs. Wright at all you’d agree with me.