Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2007

Follow Up on German Divorce Case

A German attorney specializing in international divorce law emailed me and offered his opinion that the case where the judge cited the Quran isn’t as outrageous as the media has made it out to be. He has written up a summary of the reasons for that opinion. It does place the situation in a bit…

Now THIS is Judicial Activism

Or something that passes for it. Look at this: Politicians and Muslim leaders denounced a German judge for citing the Quran in her rejection of a Muslim woman’s request for a quick divorce on grounds she was abused by her husband. Judge Christa Datz-Winter said in a recommendation earlier this year that both partners came…

Kuznicki on the Fugitive Slave Act

Jason Kuznicki, an actual historian as opposed to amateurs like me, has a post at Positive Liberty adding a detail to my argument that slavery was the primary cause of the Civil War. He writes: I just have one item to add to Brayton’s post, and that is to mention that, at the time of…

Mencia Steals from Cosby

Someone emailed me a link to this Youtube video showing Carlos Mencia stealing from, of all people, Bill Cosby. And it’s about as blatant as it gets. Check this out.

College Basketball Surprises

This time of year the college basketball world is usually shocked because of a big upset in the NCAA tournament, but yesterday brought a surprise of a very different kind when Tubby Smith left Kentucky for the University of Minnesota. I heard a voiceover on the TV about it while I was making lunch and…

Bizarre ADF Screed on Church/State

You’ve gotta read this post by Matt Bowman of the ADF. It’s just an incoherent, silly screed about church/state issues. I agree with the ADF much of the time when it comes to student free speech issues, but on establishment clause issues they are just in outer space. Some of the rhetoric can provoke nothing…

Another T-Shirt Case

The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a new case in the 2nd circuit over school censorship of an anti-gay t-shirt. The report is from a pro-gay rights source, I have not seen the complaint yet. It says: The day after LGBT students observed the National Day of Silence last year, Zamecnik wore her own homemade…

Darwin, Racism and Puppies

Dembski is blathering on about Charles Darwin being a racist and Jason Rosenhouse and PZ Myers have done a good job of answering the charge. Jason correctly points out how easy it is to find thousands of statements from Christians of the same era that are every bit as racist; indeed, far worse because they…

Fafarman’s Greatest Hits

I know I stopped replying to Larry Fafarman a few months ago when I found out that he genuinely is mentally ill, but the little git emailed me this and it just makes me laugh so I thought I’d share it with you all. It’s a forwarded email that he sent to someone else: Well,…

There’s a reason why I think being a presidential press secretary is the single worst job in the entire world – you have stand there every day, look into the cameras and tell reporters and the American public things that you not only know are not true, but know are patently ridiculous. And you have…