Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2011

An Interview With Leo Behe

The Humanist has an interesting interview with Michael Behe’s son Leo, who has become a vocal atheist. He comes across as a very bright and articulate young man who has given the issues a lot of thought. I like the answer to this question:

Coulter Hearts Behe

With evolution becoming a political issue again after Rick Perry’s ignorant babble on the subject, you knew it wouldn’t take long for Ann Coulter to say some really stupid things about the subject. And she’s all about the Behe, folks. This week, we will consider one small slice of the mountain of scientific evidence disproving…

I know it will come as a shock to hear that a Worldnutdaily columnist would say lots of stupid things about evolution. You could have bowled me over with a proverbial feather when I saw it (/sarcasm). But Robert Ringer wants you to know that he approaches the subject from a purely intellectual perspective: I…

Glenn Beck’s Ignorance of Science

I know this will come as a shock to you, but Glenn Beck doesn’t know a damn thing about science or evolution and yet takes a bold position against them. Like most ignorant demagogues, he relies on the confusion between the colloquial definition of theory and the use of that term in a scientific context…

Bryan Fischer Debunks Evolution

Of all the people lately taking a stab at disproving evolution, Bryan Fischer makes the most idiotic attempt. It’s so bad there’s little point in even answering it point by point. I’ll let the commenters have a go at it just for fun.

Why The Evolution Question Matters

Kevin Williamson at the National Review Online has a rather odd position about Rick Perry’s recent creationist talk. He basically says, “Okay, so Perry is an ignorant blowhard — but you shouldn’t be asking him such questions in the first place.” Here’s the first part: I’ll get into the question of tossing around these kinds…

Ron Paul Rejects Evolution Too

Here’s a video of Ron Paul being asked about evolution at a townhall meeting. There are two things that are interesting about it. First, he uses the old “it’s a theory” line as if that casts some doubt on evolution. This is based on the false notion that a theory is a stepping stone to…

Celebrate Science to Launch in Florida

A new campaign to keep creationism out of public schools, Celebrate Science, is set to launch on August 28 in Florida. The campaign includes a documentary called No Dinosaurs in Heaven by Emmy award-winning director Greta Schiller that features our dear friend Genie Scott of the National Center for Science Education. You can see all…

Gil Dodgen Hearts Prager

Gil Dodgen over at Dembski’s Home for Wayward Sycophants says that one of the main influences in his conversion from an “obnoxious, nasty, self-aggrandizing, pathetically prideful atheist” to an obnoxious, nasty, self-aggrandizing, pathetically prideful Christian was Dennis Prager. And he highly recommends Prager University, Prager’s sad attempt to become the next Glenn Beck. Let’s recall…

Denyse O’Leary and Immoral Atheists

The always ridiculous Denyse O’Leary writes at Uncommon Descent about immoral atheists. Recently, there’s been some noise abroad that atheists are widely distusted, immoral, and foolish. As a generality, it puzzles me. If a guy wouldn’t kick the cat before he decided he was an atheist, why would he start afterward? Antony “There IS a…