Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2005

I know it’s only the first of the month, but this one really can’t be topped. I actually had made a note of this ridiculous column by Star Parker for a possible Idiot of the Month award. In it, she cites a study showing that 51% of Americans think abortion is immoral, but 63% of…

Stuart Taylor, the always excellent court analyst for the National Journal, has written a review of William Rehnquist as Chief Justice and the court he has presided over for 18 years. It’s quite a thorough look for such a short article, both in terms of the legal analysis of the court’s influence and the more…

Jon Rowe has an excellent essay on fundamentalism and the moral paradox to which it leads.

More Bad Entropy Arguments

Our old friends at the laughably named intellectualconservative.com are back with yet another ridiculous article on evolution. This time it’s the tried and false “evolution violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics” nonsense. For crying out loud, how many times does an argument have to be soundly disproven before it dies? This is an idiotic argument…

Do I have to Support This Troop?

Doug Stanhope has a bit on his new DVD about supporting the troops. He thinks the idea is silly, that you should only support people individually rather than in groups because the group may well include people who don’t deserve support. An email that Andrew Sullivan received perhaps supports his point. Sullivan was critical of…

Patterico has an interesting post up about last week’s filibuster compromise that says that President Bush and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist sent conservative senators Lindsay Graham and Mike DeWine to join the 5 moderate Republicans in negotiating a compromise with the 7 Democratic senators. This contrasts completely with Frist’s public statements that he doesn’t…

The US is hardly the only democracy in the world that seeks to limit the power of government, but we do have one thing that many of our fellow western democracies do not have – the first amendment. To the American mind, it’s bracing to read about the existence of “human rights commissions” in nations…

Ark of the Covenant Revealed!

Kelly Hollowell, the delightfully daffy columnist for the Worldnutdaily, has a new column up about the imminent discovery of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark of the Covenant was the golden box that allegedly housed the Ten Commandments tablets and the rod of Aaron, and it has been the center of much bizarre speculation.…

Censorship from the Left

As I’ve written many times, censorship certainly does not always come from the right. The left has more than its fair share of Torquemade wanna bes, they just tend to couch their arguments in terms of diversity rather than morality. Case in point: a group of folks from the University of Arkansas is attempting to…

Goodbye, Mr. Sandefur

Timothy Sandefur has decided to leave the world of blogging, I am sad to report. Now that he is preparing to wed the lovely Erin and owns his own home (one can almost visualize the honey do list), the time and energy he has to devote to Freespace has dwindled and he has decided to…