Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2004

Exchange with Robert Meyer on Gould

As I often do, I sent a link to my article, Idiot of the Week? Or Liar of the Week?, to the target of my criticism, Robert Meyer, and invited a response. That has led to a brief exchange of e-mails, which I will reprint here along with a further response to the last one…

Matt Powell has continued the discussion that began here in a post on his blog. Here begins what is addressed to me: You, like DarkSyde, keep switching the argument in the middle. If Moses simply claimed that God told Him to destroy the people of Canaan, but God did not tell him to, then Moses…

Today’s target is one Robert Meyer, who wrote this train wreck of an article, Were We Fooled by Stephen J. Gould ? on a site called intellectualconservative.com. If this article represents what they consider to be intellectual, it’s time to redefine the term. It’s one of those extraordinarily common articles where someone who clearly knows…

Rhapsody in Blue

In a post about Linda Ronstadt and the Aladdin situation, someone mentioned that the opening act for her show was the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing Rhapsody in Blue and other Gershwin songs. It reminded me of this story, which in retrospect I find very amusing. As a much younger man, I was involved in a…

An Odd Response

Matt Powell of Wheat and Chaff has responded, at least indirectly, to my post on evolving morality. That is, he is ostensibly responding to my friend DarkSyde’s comments left on Rusty’s kind-of response to my post, but he mentions me by name. The mistakes in Matt’s post begin with the title itself, which is “Judging…

Tamara Wilhite Responds….kind of

In the last few months, I’ve given away numerous Idiot of the Week awards. This is the first time any recipient has ever replied. Mrs. Wilhite sent me an e-mail this evening. As we shall see, it is as badly reasoned and ridiculous as the commentary that won her this prestigious award in the first…

Anti-Gay Marriage Drama Queens

This is the text of a fundraising e-mail sent out by the Christian Family Coalition. I have not altered the text in any way, but I have added my own comments in italics just for fun. ——————————————- From: Christian Family Coalition The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the nation’s most radical homosexual group HAS…

Sandefur Does It Again

You have to see his latest fisking, this one of Thomas Krannawitter. Krannawitter takes the social conservative position, that morality trumps liberty, against the libertarian position, that liberty is paramount unless one can show a compelling reason for violating it. Sandefur dissects him like a surgeon. Excellent work. As is his latest post on Panda’s…

To Old Friends

I would like to introduce my readers to an old friend that I have had the good fortune to get reacquainted with recently. His name is Aaron Dworkin and he is the founder and president of the Sphynx Organization, a non-profit group that helps black and latino students find a place in the world of…

Rusty Lopez on Morality

Rusty Lopez at New Covenant has responded to my post on the evolution of morality. Well, he’s kind of responded, by which I mean his response doesn’t actually engage what I said very much at all. He doesn’t deny the fact that today’s common moral precepts are significantly different from those found in the bible…