Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2005

Musgrave on Partisans and Ideologues

Here’s a great example of why I consider Paul Musgrave to be one of the very best writers in the blogosphere. He tackles the difference between a partisan and an ideologue, two terms often used interchangeably that are actually near-opposites.

Most Overrated and Underrated Movies

Joe Carter has a post where he lists the 100 most overrated and underrated movies of all time, by arbitrary category. They’re listed by category, with the most overrated movie listed first, then the most underrated movie listed next. As would be expected, I agree with some of them and not with others. For instance:…

ID = Creationism in Michigan

In the event of a future lawsuit over ID here in MIchigan, this little item might come in handy. Try as they might, the ID crowd just can’t distance themselves from old-fashioned creationism. Here in Michigan, we have a state representative named Fulton Sheen (yes, the famous Bishop from television is his great uncle) and…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I’m off to my parents’ house for the day. I hope everyone has a great day with their families. In Michigan, we have a tradition. We eat far too much, then fight over who gets the couch, then we all watch the Lions play, which makes us want to regurgitate the meal…

The God Who Wasn’t There

Joe Carter has a review up of a new documentary called The God Who Wasn’t There, by Brian Flemming, which takes the rather audacious position that there was no man called Jesus at all, that the Jesus of the bible is entirely fictitious and invented out of whole cloth. I’ve not seen this movie yet,…

College Basketball Game of the Year?

I know the season just started, but if there’s a better game to be played than the one last night between Gonzaga and Michigan State, I can’t wait to see it. If you missed it, you missed a triple overtime classic. It wasn’t Duke-Kentucky in 92 great, but it was a small step below it.…

Paul Musgrave Leaves ITA

This is totally coincidental, but on the heels of my leaving In The Agora, Paul Musgrave has also ended his tenure there as a contributor. That is a real loss, surely a much bigger loss than my leaving. Paul is easily among the dozen or so best writers on the blogosphere. When he writes on…

Raich Goes On

And here is why, despite Prof. Zywicki’s behavior, I continue to read Volokh every day. For legal scholars like Randy Barnett and the kind of information that can be gotten only from blogs like that. Barnett writes that the case of Gonzales v Raich, last year’s infamous medical marijuana ruling, is still alive in the…

Email from Zywicki

***There is an update at the bottom of this post with yet another email and response*** I received an email this morning from Todd Zywicki, the person I criticized yesterday for making false and inflammatory accusations against PZ Myers and then, in Orwellian fashion, attempting to make them disappear as though they’d never happened. Here…

Kalamazoo Promise

I was on the phone last night with my friend Rick and he told me about this project called Kalamazoo Promise. I grew up in a suburb of Kalamazoo and my parents still live there. Rick works for the city of Kalamazoo today. Someone very wealthy in the area – and their identity is a…