Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2007

Military Revolt?

This is very interesting if it’s true. The London Times is reporting, based on unnamed sources in British intelligence, that several generals and admirals in the US military are prepared to resign if President Bush decides to attack Iran. SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders…

Bizarre Anti-Gay Screed

I know the week has just begun, but I predict that this article by Doug Giles will be the dumbest thing you’ll read all week. He’s making a bad attempt at humor, but really it’s just ignorance with a little sarcasm thrown in. I think I speak for most heterosexual males when I say I’m…

Mark Chu-Carroll on Egnor

Fellow ScienceBlogger Mark Chu-Carroll has now posted on the argument with Michael Egnor. He rightly points out the absurdity of Egnor’s claims about information theory: We’ve got Dr. Egnor demanding that he be shown “how much new information darwinian processes can generate”. and making it very clear that what he wants is an exact measure.…

Questions on the Limits of Liberty

A couple weeks ago, longtime reader and commenter Jim Benton emailed me a set of questions about the limits of liberty. I told him I would give them the attention they deserve and answer them as competently as I can. Here are those questions and my attempt to answer them. They aren’t complete answers, of…

PZ, Egnor and Luskin

Michael Egnor continues to obfuscate while Casey Luskin stands on the sideline yelling “give me an E, give me a G, give me an N, give me an O, give me an R.” Meanwhile, PZ is skillfully shredding the argument and revealing to the world why the entire ID argument regarding “information” is so ridiculous.…

Blaming the ACLU

You’ve gotta laugh at this post from Glib Fortuna about the case in PA where the principal told a kid he couldn’t dress up as Jesus for halloween. He rightly condemns the stupidity of the principal, and even admits that the ACLU would be on the student’s side in the case, but still finds a…

Student Free Speech and Gay Rights

A school principal in Indiana is throwing a fit and demanding prior review of all issues of the school newspaper after a sophomore at the school wrote an opinion piece arguing that gays are just like the rest of us and shouldn’t be treated any differently. Principal Edwin Yoder wrote a letter to the newspaper…

ABCNews reports: Federal agents arrested Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, Friday in Arlington for allegedly possessing child pornography. According to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, Rust-Tierney allegedly used his e-mail address and credit card to subscribe to and access a child pornography website. And this is…

Louis CK v Bill Donohue

BigDumbChimp sent me a link to this Youtube video of Louis CK on the Opie and Anthony show with Catholic League president and first class windbag Bill Donohue. Louis confronts Donohue about a press release he wrote condemning his HBO show as terribly immoral because one show had a storyline where Louis didn’t want to…

Hitchens and Franklin

This is really starting to irritate me. We’ve had to correct the absurd claims of the religious right for years, but now more and more we’re having to correct the equally absurd claims of atheists who want to turn the founding fathers into images of themselves as well. Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins seem to…