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A Christmas Bonus

- guest-blogged by W. Kevin Vicklund Despite some people begging for coal, I just didn’t feel right without doing something like a real fisking. So I thought I’d write a little about some recent papers by some of the more prominent cdesign proponentists. However, since this is just a bonus, I won’t do a full-on…

As Ed blogged soon after last November’s election, climate denialist Rep. Shimkus* was a leading contender for Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce who ultimately crafts energy and climate policy for the House of Representatives. I reported here Tuesday that Mr. Shimkus* lost his bid for that role to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI).…

Gallup published its biennial creationist poll last Friday. The biggest change is a 9% drop in Americans who believe, “God created humans in [their] present form“. That rate dropped from 44% to 40%. That’s the lowest result since Gallup began publishing a trend on this poll. In 1982, the first year reported, the result was…

Crazyass Quote of the Day

- guest-blogged by W. Kevin Vicklund Before there was Pat, there was Larry. Long-time followers of Dispatches might remember Larry Fafarman, one of the few people to get banned by Ed due to his sheer insanity. He was characterized by a tenacious posting style, thread disrailment to promote one of about five topics, and a…

Lippard on AIG Breakup

Jim Lippard has a post up about some documents he found on the website of Creation Ministries International (CMI), which is the new name of the Australian wing of Answers in Genesis (AIG). AIG began in Australia and spread to the US when Ken Ham moved here and set up shop. But last year, there…

Hovind Found Guilty

In the most predictable result ever, the jury deliberated only 3 hours before finding Kent Hovind and his wife guilty on all charges. A federal jury has convicted Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo, of tax fraud. Hovind faces a maximum of 288 years in prison. His wife faces up to 225 years. Her charges…

Praise the Lord and Pass the Brick

I just saw this posted at the Panda’s Thumb. Look at this article. A man waving a brick barged into Monroe Middle School and ranted about the teachings of evolution before being arrested by police Tuesday morning… Monroe police reported the man walked into the school office and immediately headed down a hallway toward the…

Hovind Trial, Day 4

And yet another of his fellow Christians blows the whistle on him. Gibbs, an attorney with the Gibbs Law Firm in a suburb of St. Petersburg, also is affiliated with the Christian Law Association, a nonprofit organization founded by his father that offers free legal help to churches nationwide…. Gibbs said Hovind tried to persuade…

Hovind Trial, Day 3

The local paper reports that the prosecution put on an administrator from Pensacola Christian College to talk about her past dealings with Hovind regarding his refusal to pay taxes. Horton first heard of Hovind’s beliefs about taxes in the mid 1990s. A woman gave Horton a videotape. The woman received it when she worked for…

Hovind Trial, Day 2

This trial is going to be a lot of fun to watch. The local paper reports that two of Hovind’s employees, the ones he says he didn’t withhold taxes from or pay taxes on because they were “ministers” and he runs a ministry, testified that they thought they were employees. And they quoted from memos…