We must also guard against another temptation. When the world recently learned that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a plagiarist, those who had a vested interest in keeping him up on his pedestal immediately began talking about feet of clay, the human condition, and we all struggle, do we not? In other words, Dr. King was a scoundrel, but we will admit no evidence that supports the claim and treat as a scoundrel anyone who dares to present the evidence. When confronted, against our will, with indisputable evidence that our hero was not foremost among the saints, the automatic response is to interpret it as evidence that King had a ‘weakness’ or a ‘failing.’ But never is it called by its Biblical name — sin.
From the pages of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Idahonian Continue reading
Leftover example of plagiarism from Randy Booth’s now-deleted website, with special thanks to Rachel Miller. Continue reading
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company discovered that one of their authors committed plagiarism in his contributions to one of their commentary sets. Rachel Miller has the details Christian Publisher Addresses Plagiarism Allegations, Withdraws Books from Print. Rachel has too much class to say this — but I don’t. Eerdmans conducted an investigation into the charges and did not declare the messenger guilty of personal animosity against the plagiarist or the publisher. They owned responsibility for their error and didn’t rail against anyone. Then again, Eerdmans is actually a Christian publisher.
New Saint Andrews College offers NSA credits for a Logos Online course that requires students to use Omnibus Volume VI, which contains massive amounts of plagiarized text. Shameless hacks, every one of them.
Omnibus, the wordsmithy culmination of “shoddy history,” “historical trash,” and “numerous logical errors, factual mistakes, misreading of evidence, and ad hominem attacks.” Or the cost of doing business with Doug. Continue reading
Former professional golfer and current expert on Classical Christian Education Marlin Detweiler pitches the Omnibus for Veritas Press. Continue reading
Any genuine citation problems that Veritas Press confirms will be dealt with honestly and with full integrity.
The warning signs were all there, yet he did it anyway. Continue reading
GradeSaver + SparkNotes = Classical & Christian Education Continue reading
“Finally, there is undoubtedly a significant amount of plagiarism that is conscious and deliberate, the result of rational, if perverse, cost-benefit calculation.” — Stuart P. Green Continue reading
Allow me to clear my throat and modestly nod at the Omnibus curriculum, which takes students through six massive volumes of hundreds of ancient, medieval and modern books and plays — Scripture, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Homer, Herodotus, Plutarch, Euclid, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Thucy . . . oh, never mind. . . . In short, for anyone familiar with the topics at ACCS conferences, the footnotes in our books, and the curricula in our schools, Michael appears to be a perpilocutionist.
“In Titus 1, and 1 Timothy 3, God’s requirements for leadership are strict — and clear. According to those requirements, John Wesley was not qualified to be a leader of God’s people; he was not ‘blameless’ in the text’s sense. He stole the words of another and did not acknowledge that he had done so.” — Douglas Wilson Continue reading