Mr. Edon joined the BCSE committee in the second half of 2007. Suffice to say that:
It is apparent enough too that there were two reasons why Mr. Edon was invited to join the BCSE committee:
Footnote : A Response to Some Of Mr. Edon's Polemics
From examining Mr. Edon's polemical efforts to discredit my research, his prize claim is apparently that I am dishonest because in one place on the Internet I described my degree in more general terms as being in science, whereas in another place I described it more specifically as being in mathematics.
Mr. Edon writes that these two claims are obviously contradictory (he did a straw poll in his office to establish that mathematics cannot be described as a scientific subject), and that therefore I am a liar.
I don't know whether to laugh at this claim for its silliness, or cry because of the tragic waste of a life in pursuing such a pointless set of goals. What cause could be such a bad one that it requires this to help it?
My course was described as a scientific one by the university which awarded me the degree, where the mathematics department that taught me describes itself on the front page of its website as teaching "Mathematical Sciences", and on my university application, five of the six universities to which I applied awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree for their mathematics course. (For reasons of historical tradition, Oxford is the exception: it awards a "Bachelor of Arts" for its three-year course).
My UCAS application: note the right-hand column
A letter from my college
Even if Mr. Edon had bothered to look up on Wikipedia, he would have found maths described as a science!
That Mr. Edon:
... is all the evidence we need about what kind of people are leading the "British Centre for Science Education": what their agenda and competence is.
I will leave it to Mr. Edon to decided whether or not these universities are also pseudo-scientists and liars... or whether it's not the case that his attempts to discredit me have rather scraped the barrel and left him looking rather silly.