Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2006

That Worldnutdaily Logic

I know I spend an inordinate amount of time bashing the Worldnutdaily, but it’s just a constant source of amusement for me. It really is mind-boggling to see how transparently irrational their arguments are and how calculated they are to inflame the emotions of their ignorant readers. Here’s the latest headline that cracks me up:…

Doug Theobald pointed out to me this morning that there is a larger misrepresentation in Paul Nelson’s comments of a couple weeks ago. In his comments he said, in response to the list of theistic evolutionists that included Keith Miller, Howard Van Till, Ken Miller, Terry Gray and John Polkinghorne: “Here’s the problem though. All…

Bring Back Joan Quigley

As many around the blogosphere have noted, yesterday was the one year anniversary of Dick Cheney’s appearance on Larry King Live when he declared of the insurgency in Iraq: “The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they’re in the last throes, if you…

The Russian Religious Right?

When you’re emulating the Russians, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your position: Moscow’s influential mayor said on Tuesday the city banned gay activists from holding a parade because it is morally cleaner than the West, which is caught up in “mad licentiousness”. The gay activists tried to hold their protest against homophobia and discrimination at…

Environmental Rhetoric Gone Awry?

Radley Balko links to this hilarious story: Before President Bush touched down in Pennsylvania Wednesday to promote his nuclear energy policy, the environmental group Greenpeace was mobilizing. “This volatile and dangerous source of energy” is no answer to the country’s energy needs, shouted a Greenpeace fact sheet decrying the “threat” posed by the Limerick reactors…

The Full Nelson-Miller Exchange

Keith Miller has asked me to make available the entire transcript of the exchange between he and Paul Nelson. To do so would require substantial editing on my part to format it here, so I’m just going to make the word file available for download instead. It is unedited by me and Keith assures me…

Paul Nelson’s Continued Lie

Paul Nelson has left a comment on the previous post that detailed his misrepresentation of the views of Keith Miller during an email exchange. He asked Miller for the full exchange and has now pasted in part of that exchange that, apparently, he believes vindicates his representation of Miller’s views as accurate. Unfortunately for him,…

The Wall Street Journal has an interview with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that contains some predictably absurd statements. Like this one: Roy Moore makes no apologies. “I’m not trying to dodge or get away from my past,” he tells me over lunch at a Montgomery seafood restaurant. “I think what we stand for…

Bush and the Courts

As expected, the Bush administration is asking the courts to ignore possible violations of the constitution stemming from the NSA programs for tracking domestic and international calls without ever looking into the question. The U.S. government has asked a pair of federal judges to dismiss legal challenges to the Bush administration’s controversial domestic eavesdropping program,…

Legal Victory for Bloggers

A California appeals court handed a huge victory to bloggers last week, ruling that from the standpoint of the law, bloggers are essentially the same as regular journalists and entitled to the same protections. The three-judge panel in San Jose overturned a trial court’s ruling last year that to protect its trade secrets, Apple was…