Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2004

Poker Blogs!

Well how do you like that, there are poker bloggers! And I just had to discover them 2 days too late to participate in the the Grublog Poker Classic, an online tournament for poker bloggers. Oh well, better late than never, right? That’s right, in addition to being a heathen infidel who promotes gay marriage…

Reply to Bill Wallo on the 9th Amendment

Bill Wallo has replied to my post on the 9th amendment. In the process, he dubs me “Ed the Culture War Guy”. Rusty has previously dubbed me “Ed the Evolutionist”. I’m beginning to sound like a comic book character here, but I shall persevere nonetheless. My position on the 9th amendment, you may recall, is…

Congress Shreds the Constitution

If there is one thing our Congress does better than any other deliberative body, it is their unmatched ability to come up with names for bills that cause one to spit their coffee out and drop their jaw in amazement upon hearing them. On the heels of the USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by…

Tim Sandefur has responded to my post on Bill Federer and his simplistic version of American history. However, I think he misunderstands the point I was trying to make. He writes, But I must disagree with his response to Federer on the issue of the “deity-based belief system” of the founding fathers. Most of the…

Testability 3.0

In a recent posting, Rusty answers me once again on the issue of testability. He proposes an actual test for both creationism and evolution. This is what he says: But in the strictest sense of the term testability, a falsifiable prediction must be made in order for a scientific theory to be considered valid. Fair…

More Nonsense from Bill Federer

The more I read of Bill Federer’s work, the more he appears to be a poor man’s David Barton. Everything is so utterly simplistic it’s unreal. Consider the conclusion of this article published, naturally, in Worldnetdaily: America’s founders had a “deity-based” belief system. Why? Because: 1. Your rights cannot be taken away by the government…

Darwin, Race and Slavery

They seem to be in desperate need of a fact checker at the Worldnetdaily. One of their features is called The American Minute, written by Bill Federer. Federer is president of Amerisearch, which is described as “a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage.” Based on this snippet from one of his columns, I’d…

Falwell Blames Gay Marriage on Darwin

Jerry Falwell has written an article in – where else? – the WorldNetDaily, entitled How Satan and Darwin Undermined the Church. Quoting Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, Falwell takes the position that things have gone to hell, so to speak, in America because of evolution: He diagramed how bygone theologians began to accept evolutionary…

Sandefur and the 9th, Take 2

Tim Sandefur wrote a brief reply to me last evening. I think he’s right, we don’t really disagree, we’re just using two different terms. I tend to say that where there is a legitimate governmental interest in a given area, it’s a restriction on that right. He tends to say that if there’s a legitimate…

The Mother of All 9th Amendment Posts

Larry Solum of the Legal Theory Blog has written the 9th amendment post to end all 9th amendment posts (okay, that’s not really true – you know we’ll all be blathering on about this forever anyway). Larry is a neoformalist on matters of constitutional interpretation and he does a masterful job of breaking down the…