Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Radio Appearance Resurrection

I got some good news yesterday. My old friend Troy Britain, who I’ve known since the old days of the Compuserve religion forum (back when it had to be accessed with proprietary software dialing in to their system rather than through the internet, which I did on a 286 with 1 meg of ram!), informed me that he did manage to tape most of my radio appearance from a few weeks ago. It’s taped from a handheld recorder playing through the speakers on his computer, so it’s not the best quality in the world, but it’s clearer than I assumed it was. I’ve asked the host for permission to make it available on my site for download, but haven’t heard back yet on that. But at least it wasn’t lost to posterity.

Update: Good news, I’ve gotten permission to make it available for download. So click here (or right click and save to your hard drive) if you want to hear it. Hopefully this won’t totally kill my bandwidth for the month. If it does, I’ll remove the link I suppose. This isn’t the entire interview. The recording started after Jim had introduced us and after Larry Klayman’s opening statement. Jim asked him about Judge Birch’s opinion from the 11th circuit and he went off on a long rant criticizing all judges as arrogant and uncaring and horrible. This recording picks up after he’s finished and with me answering that rant.


  1. #1 Chris Berez
    April 22, 2005

    Thanks, Ed. I’m downloading it to my hard drive right now. Hopefully that will kill your bandwidth a little less then if I just played it directly from the server. Can’t wait to hear it.

  2. #2 Chris Berez
    April 22, 2005

    Just listened to it, and well done. Of course I read your account of it here already, so I knew what to expect, but it was still really mind-boggling to here that guy try to argue. I never once heard him try to argue on the basis of fact. He could only resort to ad hominems and vague, meaningless rhetoric (i.e. “culture of death” “culture of life”). That phrase of course, is really nothing more than propaganda. It is inherently devoid of meaning, and designed to provoke an emotional response in order to obscure the truth, much in the same way as “do you support our troops” masks the real issue being discussed- i.e. “do you support the war?”. ‘Culture of death’ is no different.

    Anyway, well done.

  3. #3 Matthew
    April 22, 2005

    Seems like the only thing that would have made that guy happy would have been if the judges had decided to be activists and demand Terri be kept alive.

  4. #4 Troy Britain
    April 23, 2005

    My old friend Troy Britain, who I’ve known since the old days of the Compuserve religion forum…

    Yeah, I have CIS archives with your name in them going back to 1996. Btw, who was “David Brayton”?

  5. #5 Ed Brayton
    April 24, 2005


    David Brayton is my father. When I first began venturing online, it was on his Compuserve account so his name showed up on the account.

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