Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2007

More D’Souza Blather

Poor Dinesh D’Souza has an op-ed piece in the Washington Post whining about his horrible mistreatment by reviewers of his new book that blames terrorism on the fact that people in the West actually dare to exercise their liberty in ways the nuts don’t like. Funny, that’s exactly what Bin Laden says. He begins by…

Bizarre Pro-ID Article

This article by someone named Kazmer Ujvarosy, the founder of some group called Frontline Science, is truly one of the strangest defenses of intelligent design I’ve ever seen. It’s so incoherent that one wonders if it’s a parody of some sort; it reads a bit like Alan Sokal’s famous Social Text hoax, the sort of…

I don’t know why I’m just finding this out from a British newspaper, but the county treasurer of Alcona County, Michigan, has been indicted for embezzlement to cover losses he took when he fell for the Nigerian spam email scam. A public treasurer in the Michigan county of Alcona stands accused of embezzling tax payers…

Wells on Evolution Sunday

ID advocate and Moonie Jonathan Wells has an article in the Yale Daily News about Evolution Sunday, coming up on Feb. 11th. He urges churches not to “buy into Darwinists’ ploy.” It takes serious chutzpah for a follower of Rev. Moon to take it upon himself to tell Christian churches what they should and shouldn’t…

Join the Poker Players Alliance

The Poker Players Alliance is the largest group looking out for the interests of poker players and defending the rights of all adults to play games with other adults, something that should none of the government’s business. They have now begun to offer free memberships, which should help them boost membership immensely. That, in turn,…

More Lessons from Dover

The ruling in Kitzmiller v Dover Area School District was a pretty cut-and-dried text, as must judicial rulings are. So it was a bit surprising when, near the end of the opinion, Judge Jones bluntly referred to the “breathtaking inanity” of the Dover school board’s adoption of the ID policy. But as bracing as such…

More Canadian Free Speech Problems

I am really getting fed up with this notion that many of our allies have that someone else’s criticism or disagreement violates their human rights. The latest example is from Canada, again, where a city councilman from Kamloops, British Columbia has been fined $1000 for refusing to support a gay pride rally and for criticizing…

Luskin Flogs a Dead Horse

Say what you will about Casey Luskin; his tenacity in repeating nonsense over and over again is staggering. He’s back with this response to the criticisms of the DI”s idiotic “study” claiming that Judge Jones copied the Dover ruling from the plaintiff’s briefs, in which he says absolutely nothing new. The section replying to me…

Buell Begs for Cash

Peter Irons sent along this link, a fundraising letter from Foundation for Thought and Ethics (FTE) founder Jon Buell. FTE is the group that put out Of Pandas and People and is now trying its damnedest to put out The Design of Life, the next edition of Pandas. But they’re out of money to do…

James Randi v Rosemary Altea

On Friday, Larry King Live had James Randi and alleged psychic Rosemary Altea on the show to discuss famous psychic Sylvia Browne’s false prediction that Shawn Hornbeck was dead. Hornbeck is the kid who went missing in 2002 who was recently found again. His parents asked Browne to help them find their child and she…