Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2006

Who’s Counting Links

I got an email today from John Allen Paulos, a mathematician from Temple University who writes a column for abcnews.com called Who’s Counting. He is the author of a rather famous book called Innumeracy as well. He said he’s going to include my information on the Liberty University debate team in his column this Sunday,…

I’ve written a couple times about the “War on Christians” conference held in DC earlier this week, but some others have much more comprehensive reports on the subject. Michelle Goldberg, the terrific writer for Salon, has a full report on that site. She includes this little gem: Taking the stage before the 200 or so…

Basketball Awards and Next Season

As we head into final four weekend, they’re starting to hand out the end of season awards. The US Basketball Writer’s Association split their player of the year award between JJ Redick and Adam Morrison, while the AP gave it to Redick, with Morrison finishing second. I suspect the Naismith and Wooden awards may split…

Will Repko: Superhero?

So I’m perusing the MSU debate team webpage, which includes lots of pictures and stories of their national championship victory, and I come across this picture: That’s the coach, and my old friend, Will Repko. Why is he dressed like that? I have no idea. I thought about calling him to find out, but frankly…

A Whole New Experience

I began a new project this week that I’m really excited about – writing a book. I’ve written a few million words worth of essays, but never a whole book, so this will be a new experience for me. Thankfully, I don’t have to do it alone. I’ve got a co-author, Wesley Elsberry, whose knowledge…

Myers on Witt

PZ Myers has a thorough takedown of the latest nonsense from the DI’s Jonathan Witt. Well worth reading.

Jason Kuznicki and Timothy Sandefur (back from vacation) have begun a spontaneous debate about immigration. I have to confess that this is a subject I’ve thought very little about other than having a bias in favor of immigration as a general rule. Neither of them is against immigration, of course, but they are debating how…

Adam Morrison and Che Guevera

Ken Brown, who has been commenting here lately, has a post at the Crux Magazine blog that compares Adam Morrison to Che Guevera. And I gotta say, the resemblance is pretty close. But would Che have cried at the end of the UCLA game? Fear the Stache!

Dallas Paper on DeLay

The Dallas Morning News has an excellent editorial responding to Tom DeLay’s ridiculous performance at the “War on Christians” conference in Washington DC this week. They point out examples which show that DeLay, rather than being a martyr for Christianity, is an exploiter of it: But lest the faithful prematurely canonize Mr. DeLay as a…

More Caricature Cowardice

Yet another example of caving in to threats of violence from Islamic radicals: Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries. I’m beginning to think that many Americans don’t really believe in…