Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for December, 2006

Youtube Gems: 80s Music Edition

Whoever came up with the idea of Youtube deserves a Congressional Medal of Honor. And if you’ve never heard of the Democracy Player, you need to get that too. It allows you to search for youtube and Google videos and then download them and save them on your harddrive. It’s also open source and free,…

Worldnutdaily and YEC Nonsense

I clicked on this link from the front page of the Worldnutdaily expecting some profoundly ridiculous claims; I was not disappointed. I also figured maybe they were going to just reprint some press release from the Discovery Institute, but instead they went for Answers in Genesis instead. And the arguments are precisely what one would…

Gay Rights and The Essence of Parenthood

First class wingnut Peter LaBarbera from the pompously named Americans for Truth (and that makes the rest of us what?) has a ridiculous article slamming President Bush for not condemning Mary Cheney because of her pregnancy. It includes some absolutely looney statements: The whole Mary Cheney-baby episode typifies how the “gay” agenda advances in our…

Pennock’s UCSD Speech

With all the controversy over Rob Pennock’s speech at UCSD a few weeks ago, I thought you might like to see the actual speech. UCSD has made it available in real video format on their webpage.

MikeGene’s Anti-ID Typology

Just noticed this post from MikeGene on Telic Thoughts, where he offers a typology of ID critics. I actually think it’s a reasonably accurate typology, though I think his choice of words in saying that the Richard Dawkins type of ID critic wants to “coerce people” into accepting their beliefs is both inaccurate and needlessly…

Behe v Dembski

In doing some research on a post about one of Behe’s papers, I came across this little gem. Back in 2004, around the time he and David Snoke published their paper in Protein Science, William Dembski announced at DDDV that this paper “may well be the nail in the coffin [and] the crumbling of the…

Behe and Falsification

Over at UD, GilDodgen has a long quote from Michael Behe claiming that ID is easily falsified while evolution cannot be. The quote is from the DVD Case for a Creator (this should of course really be “Case for an unnamed, undefined and possibly non-divine intelligent designer”, but apparently they were feeling a bit lazy…

President Ford and Gay Rights

Former President Gerry Ford has died, as everyone surely knows. Over at House Blend, Pam has posted information on Ford’s laudable views on gay rights: The former president was a member of the Republican Unity Coalition (RUC), a gay-straight board of heavy hitters, including former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, which advocates “making homosexuality a ‘non-issue’…

AFA Attorney on Cobb Settlement

To no one’s surprise, the American Family Association is not happy with the decision of the Cobb County school board to settle the Selman suit. Their chief counsel, Brian Fahling, is quoted in this article saying silly things like this: “Of course, I think that it’s a disservice to the community overall,” the AFA Law…

The Massachusetts high court, as expected, has rejected a request that they order the state legislature to hold a vote on a proposed gay marriage initiative. “Those members who now seek to avoid their lawful obligations, by a vote to recess without a roll call vote by yeas and nays on the merits of the…