Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2005

Moving on Up…

I just bought a new house and today begins the process of moving in to it. If everything goes well, I’ll be back online this evening after the cable installers leave. But I won’t have phones until Friday morning when they come to set up all my phone lines (4 total, 2 business lines, a…

One of the most fascinating things about the lawsuit against the UC is that they appear to have pulled the legal arguments out of thin air. For instance, the ACSI states in their newsletter: ACSI seeks to preserve the right of Christian school graduates to attend the college or university of their choice. I can’t…

Interesting Item in UC Complaint

In reading the complaint against UC, there are some interesting things to discover. Here’s an interesting item it contains. The plaintiffs allege that UC is official state board of education policy by requiring students to believe in evolution: Furthermore, the State of California has agreed that in public and private schools, students do not have…

More on UC Lawsuit

Mike Dunford has some follow up information on the UC lawsuit, including a link to the actual complaint filed in court. He offers a few choice excerpts from that complaint along with some analysis. This part is particularly on-point, I think: “Content discrimination”. What a wonderful phrase. It makes it sound like there is somehow…

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Okay, now that I have all these comments to reply to, I’m gonna have to beg off until later tonight or tomorrow. Tonight is the draft for my fantasy football league. This league is really more about competitive trash talking than about football, of course. And we’ve been fighting over rule changes and pre-draft trades…

No comments?

Okay, since I upgraded to MT 3.2, I haven’t gotten a single comment on this blog and this is highly unusual. Is everyone just lurking? I’ve had almost a thousand hits so far today and not a word from anyone. It makes me wonder if I’ve got something screwed up and it’s not letting comments…

Gibbons Exchange on Another Blog

You might be interested in seeing this brief exchange on Culture Kitchen with William Gibbons. It’s in the comments, after the author there pointed to my replies to Gibbons and called them an “ass whomping”.

Why Teacher’s Unions Hurt Education

Over the last few years, a bizarre situation has been going on here in Michigan. In 2003, a philanthropist named Robert Thompson offered to spend $200 million to build 15 charter schools in the city of Detroit, each serving 500 students, with a guarantee that each one would graduate at least 90% of its students.…

The Lippard Blog

I just discovered that Jim Lippard, scourge of Amway and Scientology and all around brilliant guy, has started a blog. This is sure to be one worth reading on a daily basis.

Interesting ID Question

Wilfred Elders, a geologist from UC-Riverside, passed along this interesting letter to the editor of his local newspaper, the Press-Enterprise. A school teacher wonders, if ID is to be taught in schools, what exactly are they supposed to teach? Design: What to teach? I am curious about what I am supposed to teach if intelligent…