Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2006

Here is an absolutely textbook example of that simplistic binary thinking that comes up so often in political discourse. It’s from David Bass, a “20 year old homeschool graduate” who writes for several of those ubiquitous conservative commentary sites, and it’s published, predictably, in the Worldnutdaily. Get a load of this irrational thinking. He begins…

WSOP: the Main Event Begins

Yesterday was the first first day of the main event of the World Series of Poker. I say first first day because there are 4 first days. This year may have as many as 8800 players, with 2000 players plus 200 alternates going on each of the 4 first days (the 200 alternates replace the…

Another Barton Lie Exposed

Jon Rowe and I have spent much of the last two years pointing out the numerous false quotations and false claims about the religious views of the founding fathers that are tossed about by both sides in debate over church/state separation. While false quotes are not as common on the separationist side, they’re not unheard…

Hovind Not Allowed to Travel

Here’s an update on the Hovind trial. When arrested, he was forced to turn over his passport and stay in that judicial district. He asked the court to allow him to travel to South Africa for a preaching tour but the court agreed with prosecutors that he is a flight risk. That seems obvious to…

You gotta hand it to the military for having their priorities straight. With a long track record of white supremacist groups stealing military equipment and giving it to their KKK buddies, they still won’t do anything to break up a network of such people operating at military bases around the country – but even while…

Jon Rowe noticed that Roy Moore is now writing for the Worldnutdaily too, but he went into a lot more detail on the many problems with Moore’s legal theories. Well worth reading.

Teach the Controversy!

And you thought that only creationists denied a well established theory? Think again. Tara has attracted the attention of someone who denies the germ theory of disease: Do some research Tara. Then you will be ready to start from scratch again, forget the germ theory nonsense and become a real scientist. Read the thread. Anti-germ…

Florence King vs Ann Coulter

Florence King, longtime National Review contributor and one of my all time favorite writers, has unsheathed her tongue and taking a lashing to Ann Coulter. It’s a joy to behold. I like this paragraph in particular: At her best, Coulter writes well, but the chief source of her success is that she is a perfect…

Gribbit’s Predictable Absurdity

Gribbit is proving to be the political equivalent of Old Faithful – every 8 minutes or so, you can be assured that he’s going to spew some utter nonsense into the air. His latest concerns HR 2679, the bill that would eliminate legal fee reimbursement for establishment clause cases. In it, he demonstrates all of…

Unbelievable Poker Game

Some of you may be familiar with the games that have gone on between billionaire banker Andy Beal and some of the top poker players in the world in Las Vegas. There is a book out about them now called The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King, by Michael Craig. The professor refers to…