My standard for taking part in any forum about science is pretty simple. All the participants must rely on peer-reviewed science that has direct bearing on the subject at hand, not specious arguments that may sound fancy but are scientifically empty. I believe standards like this one are crucial if we are to have productive discussions about the state of science and its effects on our lives.
This is not Blogginghead’s standard, at least as I understand it now.
Having Nelson and Behe on was a mistake in the same way that legitimizing pseudoscience is a mistake. Removing the Behe
lovefest conversation was also a mistake. Carl is correct, I feel, in his views regarding Bloggingheads (as is Sean Carroll over at Cosmic Variance). And that is all I will say on the matter.