Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2006

dlamming’s Continued Obtuseness

dlamming is back with yet another post where he waves his hands frantically to distract from his own distortions and misrepresentations. He begins: Well, after a number of back-and-forth comments, Ed Brayton finally said “I don’t believe that educated people in general have a good idea what evolution is about.” If that’s not elitist, I…

Isiah Thomas Gone?

Woody Paige of ESPN is reporting that Thomas has been summoned to Texas to meet with James Dolan, the owner of the Knicks, and that he is going to be fired in the next couple days. Whether it happens now or later, it’s inevitable. A good case can be made that this is the worst…

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, allow me to show you once again just how immensely ridiculous human beings can be. From the “truth is always way funnier than fiction” department: Nine former fans of American Idol star Clay Aiken are forging ahead with threats to sue his record label bosses for false…

“Darwin is Dead” Carnival

Some of the other ScienceBloggers have been writing about this amusing little blog carnival called “Darwin is Dead”. This is really elementary school-level creationist apologetics. It includes an entry from “highboy”, a minister in training whose blog features a picture of Jesus with a rifle in his hand, that goes right for perhaps the dumbest…

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

As the old song from The Wiz says – you can’t win, you can’t break even, you can’t get out of the game. Via Radley Balko comes this libertarian joke: Three guys are in a jail cell. They start to talking and find out that they’re all gas station owners. The first one says, “I…

Buttars’ Bill Goes Down

No, not the bill on gay straight clubs, though that would make the metaphor in the title of this post much funnier. His anti-evolution bill has been rejected by the Utah state legislature: The Utah House of Representatives voted 46-28 to kill SB96, which cast doubt on the teaching of evolution. “There are a number…

Response to Saccharomyces, Take 2

You gotta love this. dlamming has a new follow-up post wherein he makes this highly amusing statement: I called this position the absolute worst form of elitism. Now, Ed Brayton has a new post up, in which he admits he might be elitist, but he thinks that’s ok. Actually, I didn’t say anything about whether…

Rowe on Natural Law

Jon Rowe has an excellent essay on the concept of natural law, its influences on the founding of this country, and the problem with taking Aquinas too seriously in this regard. Well worth reading.

Response to Saccharomyces

Via another blog I found this post by someone named dlamming responding to my post about the DI’s infamous list of “dissenting” scientists. Unfortunately, dlamming spends most of his time attacking a straw man version of what I said and presuming that I meant something far stronger than I meant (or said, for that matter).…

Follow up on Bush’s Ports Plan

Clark Kent Ervin, former inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, has an op-ed piece in the NY Times addressing concerns about the takeover of American ports by a UAE-owned company. It’s not exactly comforting: While the United Arab Emirates is deemed by the Bush administration to be an ally in the war on…