Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Positive Liberty Cited in Law Review

This is pretty cool. A post at one of my other blogs, Positive Liberty, has been cited in a law review article. The article is called Why Originalism Won’t Die by Tara Smith (no, not SB’s Tara Smith; brilliant as she may be I don’t think law is her forte). And it cites this post from Tim Sandefur criticizing Scalia’s views on meaning, language and the role of judges in constitutional interpretation. Both articles are well worth reading if you have an interest in legal theory.


  1. #1 sparc
    March 28, 2007

    Hi Ed,
    you and some other guys of PT have also been cited in an German on-line article on the Sternberg case (http://www.evolutionsbiologen.de/sternberg.pdf). Unfortunately, German Creationists (Lönnig, Scherer et al.) repeat all the claims that Dembski et al. made on this case. Luckily, you and others have debunked what is going on behind the scene and provided all the material on the net.

  2. #2 Robert
    March 28, 2007

    Why isn’t there a link to Positive Liberty on your site? (or why am I too dumb to find it?)

  3. #3 Ed Brayton
    March 28, 2007

    Um….because I am obviously an idiot? Holy cow, how did I not have that link here?

  4. #4 doctorgoo
    March 28, 2007

    I’m also glad to see that you recently updated all the science blogs on your Blogroll.

    All except for Wilkins’ move, which still doesn’t link to his home on ScienceBlogs.com.

  5. #5 Robert
    March 28, 2007

    Hey thats ok, and now I have a new place to waste time at work at…

  6. #6 Ed Brayton
    March 28, 2007


    Get this through your fucking skull, you demented idiot – you are not allowed to comment here. Period. End of fucking discussion. My house, my rules. And if you don’t like it, go fuck yourself. Clear enough?

  7. #7 Raging Bee
    March 28, 2007

    Same bogus accusations, same idiotic logic based on said accusations, same lack of a handle. Guess you got tired of getting debunked on the War of Feudal American Backlash issue, eh, Larry?

  8. #8 Raging Bee
    March 28, 2007

    Unfortunately, German Creationists…repeat all the claims that Dembski et al. made on this case.

    Question: what would happen if you took Dembski’s postings, ran them through an English-to-German translation program, then ran the result thereof through a German-to-English translation program? Would the new English version make less sense, or more?

    What would the “Isaac Newton of information theory” have to say about this process?

  9. #9 frank
    March 29, 2007

    Hey Ed,
    Maybe you talked about this before, but how/why are you interested in legal theory? I always appreciate your posts dealing with said legal issues. Just a curious reader here.

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