Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2006

March Madness Indeed

Despite the fact that my two favorite teams, Duke and Michigan State, were knocked out earlier than expected, this has been an incredible NCAA tournament so far. How many classic games and amazing finishes could you possibly ask for? UCLA’s comeback over Gonzaga was stunning. Texas’ buzzer beater win over West Virginia had you on…

Inviting a Fisking

The Worldnutdaily has yet another badly reasoned defense of ID, this one by a homeschooling mother who appears to be equally ignorant of both science and the rules of logic. But rather than spending the time to fisk this one myself, I thought I’d invite my readers to do it. Pick out your favorite passages,…

One of the fastest growing Christian right legal groups is the Liberty Counsel, run by Matt Staver. This is Jerry Falwell’s personal favorite and they’ve been in the spotlight a lot lately, gaining on the American Center for Law and Justice, the Alliance Defense Fund and the Thomas More Law Center in name recognition as…

National Debate Tournament Update

I’ve been trying like hell to find up to date information on the National Debate Tournament. The most recent information I could find last night was after the first elimination round when it was down to 16 teams. The way it works at NDT is that everyone with a 5-3 record goes to the elimination…

Hear Me on the Radio Tonight

I’m going to be on tonight with the HIllbilly Atheist. For those who don’t know him, the Hillbilly Atheist is a good ol’ boy from Oklahoma who is extremely funny. He has a radio show on the Freethought Media network, which is owned by the Infidel Guy. To listen to the show, click here. On…

Neufeld on Slavery and the Bible

My old friend Henry Neufeld has written a response to all of our discussion of slavery and the Bible, as I actually hoped he would. Henry is a Hebrew scholar, a Christian and the director of the Pacesetter’s Bible Institute in Florida. He was among the first people I encountered online about 13 or 14…

Judge Jones Received Threats

Via Red State Rabble, the York Daily Record reports that Judge Jones received enough threatening emails after his ruling in the Dover trial that the US Marshall Service took copies of them all and guarded the Judge and his family: In the days after U.S. Judge John E. Jones III issued his decision in Dover’s…

Mark Olson on Slavery and the Bible

Mark Olson has written a response – well, kind of – to my post about slavery and the Bible. It’s not really a response so much as it is a sneer in my general direction, and a highly inaccurate one at that. He makes no attempt to actually answer my arguments except for a relatively…

Those Bad Flood Geology Arguments

Over at In The Agora, in the comments on Eric’s post replying to me about slavery and the Bible, a commenter named lawyerchik1 has cut and pasted a bunch of arguments for a global flood from the ICR. Like all flood geology arguments, they require serious ignorance of geology and the evidence in order to…

Slavery and the Bible, Take 2

Eric Seymour has written a response to my post on slavery and the Bible and takes the often-stated position that Biblical slavery wasn’t like modern slavery. He writes: But we also must bear in mind that the slavery which existed in the times and cultures in which the Scriptures were written was not the same…