Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2006

This is Luck at Poker

From the Card Player live updates from yesterday at the World Series of Poker main event. One guy, William Thorsson, has been running incredibly hot and is the chip leader. How hot? This hot: William Thorsson raises to $700 from the cut off and the button re-raises to $1,200. The small blind makes a third…

As a perfect follow up to my earlier post about the IDers dishonest claim that the Kansas science standards have nothing to do with getting ID into public schools, take a look at this post at Dembski’s place. Dembski’s research assistant, Joel Borofsky, spills the beans completely in two comments on that post. Here’s the…

One of the standard talking points from ID advocates these days is that us evolution advocates are just plum crazy to even suggest that policies requiring schools to teach “critical analysis of evolution” are a way to get intelligent design into the classrooms. DI shill Casey Luskin even coined a phrase in February when he…

Judith Reisman Strikes Again

For sheer volume of nonsense, it’s hard to top Judith Reisman, the religious right’s favorite anti-sex crusader. In this Worldnutdaily column, she’s responding to this article by Glenn Reynolds at MSNBC.com. It’s filled with all the usual distortions and illogic one has come to expect from Reisman. Reynolds cites this article in the Washington Post…

Mel Gibson’s Bigotry

I’m sure everyone knows by now that Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving on Friday. When he was arrested, he was apparently quite belligerant and ranted at the officers arresting him, threatening them and hurling anti-semitic slurs. Even more important, the LA Times is reporting that the LA County Sheriff’s Department issued an abridged…

A man walks up to a woman in a bar and asks her to dance. She says no. He says, “What are you, a lesbian?” She replies, “What are you, the alternative?” So goes the old joke. You may know by now that the other day, Ann Coulter said that Bill Clinton was harboring homosexual…

Yeah, That’s What Jesus Would Do

The New York Times has an article about the situation in Indian River, Delaware where a Jewish family has filed suit over a long list of instances of Christian intimidation of their children. Some of the examples are absolutely stunning. Mrs. Dobrich, who is Orthodox, said that when she was a girl, Christians here had…

Negreanu on the WPT Lawsuit

Daniel Negreanu has a video blog on his website, and if you go to the entry for 7/26/06 you’ll hear his take on the lawsuit against the World Poker Tour from 7 top players. It contains some interesting information that may pave the way for a settlement. Lyle Berman, who owns the World Poker Tour,…

Asserting the Untestable

Joseph Farah has a column at the Worldnutdaily about the drought in Lubbock and the resolution from the city council there to ask residents to pray for rain. It’s standard religious right rhetoric – the media is full of pagans who laugh at Christian faith, but they all have their own religions like worship of…

Interesting Church/State Case

This one is a high school equivalent of the various college cases going on involving whether a school can refuse recognition of a religious group because it restricts its membership to members of that same religion. It involves a public high school in Kent County, Washington that refuses to recognize a student bible study group…