Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2004

Congratulations to Timothy Sandefur

Despite the fact that the first thing he did upon returning from his weekend getaway was bust my chops for my take on the Dan Rather fake memo story (LOL), I’d like to congratulate Timothy Sandefur both on his award from the Clarement Institute and on the recent publication of his article about the Declaration…

More Prevarication from IDers

Al Mohler, head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (and Bill Dembski’s new boss), has weighed in with a profoundly silly and dishonest article about Stephen Meyer’s now-infamous peer-reviewed article. It begins with the standard boilerplate “evolution is a theory in crisis” nonsense: The theory of evolution is a tottering house of ideological cards that…

The Republicans’ Temporary Gulag?

If this story is true….wow. That’s all I can say. Wow. My 21-year old daughter disappeared from NYC last Tuesday afternoon when walking with friends through a park where no protest was being held — and was held prisoner — without being charged — by the NYPD for three days. The first day and night…

The Bush Memos Revisited

A week ago, I wrote rather forcefully (and, I believe, correctly) that it was far too early to tell whether the Killian memos were forgeries and that those on both sides who wanted to assert with certainty one way or the other were substituting wishful thinking for reality. Well now that another week has passed,…

This Acorn Fell Far from the Tree

Okay, I’m back in the office and I just had to join in the chorus against one Alec Rawls. I first encountered him when Brian Leiter wrote about his screed against Eric Muller’s debunking of Michelle Malkin’s book on Japanese internment camps during WW2. Then PZ Myers posted some of his absolutely ridiculous (not to…

One more thing…

Okay, since I’m sitting here waiting for a fax to go through before I can leave, and since I’ll be writing nothing of much substance today, I urge you all to go immediately to Positive Liberty and read this post about the reformation, the enlightenment and the fusing of tolerance with Christianity. Though it was…

Out to Lunch

I’m going to be out of the office for the next several hours, so I’ve turned off comment moderation. If I get spammed, I’ll delete them when I get back. Have a good day everyone.

Boorish Behavior in Poker

The behavior of Josh Arieh during the World Series of Poker main event, aired recently on ESPN, has sparked a great deal of controversy in the poker world. For those who haven’t been watching, Josh Arieh is a terrific poker player, one of the up and coming pros to watch in the future. But here…

Follow-up on Outing Gay Conservatives

Julian Sanchez has a post about the recent outing of Congressman David Dreier, and he approaches it from a more practical perspective. While saying that he doesn’t really have a moral problem with it, he offers this analysis: But I’m increasingly thinking it’s a counterproductive strategy. First, Dreier has at least recently been one of…

Iraq and the Election

The new classified National Intelligence Estimate on the situation in Iraq, according to sources in the government, is very pessimistic about the outcome of our policies in Iraq: The estimate outlines three possibilities for Iraq through the end of 2005, with the worst case being developments that could lead to civil war, the officials said.…