Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2007

Chris Rodda’s latest post at Talk2Action exposing the falsehoods in the NCBCPS curriculum focuses on a couple of very common claims found in Christian Nation apologetics. The big one is the claim that half of the founders attended seminaries. She quotes the following statement from the curriculum: The leaders of the Revolutionary era were “steeped…

RATE and Miracles

Joe Meert prints a report of a recent RATE conference by Dr. Todd Feeley. RATE is a project by young earth creationists to undermine radiometric dating and try to show that the earth isn’t billions of years old. Naturally, such an absurd claim requires some serious mental gymnastics. This passage is particularly telling: He also…

The Blame List

This blog has a running list of all of the attempts to blame the VT shootings on…well, anything. I can’t believe no one has yet found a way to blame it on Clinton’s blowjob. Then again, the differences are obvious; the VT shooter hit what he was aiming at.

Bourdain on the Food Network Awards

I don’t know if any of you watched the Food Network Awards a week ago. I hope not. I watched about 10 minutes of it and it was so godawful that I was just flabbergasted that they put it on the air. It’s about as bad as television gets, the kind of show that makes…

Remember my post a few weeks ago about the new “In God We Trust” license plates in Indiana and how the state is not charging extra for them as they do for other specialty plates? The ACLU has filed suit on behalf of an Indiana resident challenging that fact on establishment clause grounds. It’s an…

Could It Be….SATAN?

To add to the ever-growing list of idiotic explanations for the VT shootings, Richard Roberts (the 2nd generation fraud/conman/parasite, son of Oral Roberts) says it’s all Satan’s fault: Dr. Richard Roberts, president of Oral Roberts University, shouts an unequivocal “Yes!” “Based on what I’ve seen in the news,” Roberts said in an interview, “there’s no…

There’s an interesting exchange of emails on this blog between the author of that blog and Michael Egnor. It provides a perfect example of how this whole “increase in information in the genome” argument heard incessantly from IDers is nothing but a shell game. The whole thing started when Egnor demanded to know “how much…

Agape Press’ Legal Cluelessness

Remember the story last week about how Bill Maher supposedly fooled Ken Ham and the folks at the new creation museum and got in for an interview? Agape Press, now known as One News Now, has a poll up at their website asking their breathtakingly stupid readers whether Maher should be prosecuted for – get…

Here’s an outrageous story. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born woman who escaped an arranged marriage and emigrated to the West to avoid Muslim brutality, recently spoke in Pennsylvania but her appearance was protested by an Imam who called for her death for apostasy: Imam Fouad ElBayly, president of the Johnstown Islamic Center, was among those…

Folks, I know this is going to be hard to believe but it’s true: I’ve found someone who makes Larry Fafarman seem like Mortimer Adler by comparison. I mean howl at the moon, voices in his head, out of his freaking mind gone. His name is George Shollenberger. He’s one of the roughly 14,000 cranks…