Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2006

Greg Giraldo

Here’s a very funny clip from comedian Greg Giraldo on getting old and watching Mtv.

Crack is Whack!

I came across this picture on another blog. I have no idea where or why it was taken, but the juxtaposition of the three people in it is jarring to me. I wonder if Bin Laden is rethinking his love for Whitney now? Did Ariel Sharon knock on their door and wake them up? Or…

Myers Blasts Wells on Embryology

I have been neglectful in not linking to this post by PZ Myers, wherein he exposes the highly dishonest tactics of Jonathan Wells in chapter 3 of his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. It’s pretty much just a rehash of the Haeckel material from Icons of Evolution, which just…

Wes Elsberry Finds a Gem

Wes Elsberry has uncovered this article by Patrick Malone about things to avoid when choosing an expert witness pursuant to Daubert and Federal Rule of Evidence 702. Daubert is the controlling Supreme Court precedent that governs when courts should accept or reject expert scientific testimony. Malone’s advice includes the following: Before Daubert, an adversary’s discovery…

Peter Gabriel’s Biko

I found this on Youtube and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s a video for the song Biko, by Peter Gabriel. Stephen Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist who was killed by the police in 1977 while in custody. I was at the Amnesty International concert in Chicago in 1986 and heard Peter…

Producer Defends Darwin/Hitler Special

Like the Worldnutdaily, Agape Press has been frantically trying to defend D. James Kennedy’s absurd documentary claiming that Darwin led directly to Hitler. Their latest attempt has the producer of the documentary, Jerry Newcombe, trying to defend it. Predictably, he falls flat on his face in the attempt. The documentary’s producer, Jerry Newcombe, says it…

Avoid the Christmas Whining Rush

People complain about the stores putting on Christmas music too early, but now we can complain about the bitching and complaining starting early. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first idiotic whining about the “war on Christmas” for the year. Naturally, it comes from the American Family Association and is reported by Agape Press.…

The K-Fed Chronicles

Okay, I know most of my readers aren’t gonna care at all about this, but as an inveterate watcher of pop culture disasters, something has to be said about the performance of Kevin Federline on the Teen Choice awards (yes, I actually wrote myself a note to turn it on for the last 10 minutes…

Moonies Attack Newspaper

John Gorenfeld reports that 700 Moonies in South Korea attacked a newspaper after the paper printed unflattering reports of the cult’s activities. They smashed the front windows of the building, destroyed computers and other fixtures in the building, then sent some 200 text messages to the reporter who wrote the story telling him they were…

Rowe, Babka and Frazer

There is a fascinating exchange going on over at Positive Liberty between Jon Rowe, Jim Babka and Gregg Frazer. There are two questions under consideration – to what extent is Calvinism opposed to revolution and to the notion of political rights in general; and on a larger level, does the Bible support the notion of…