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Hovind Arrested for Tax Evasion

From the Pensacola newspaper: A Pensacola evangelist was arrested Thursday and indicted in federal court on 58 charges that include income tax evasion, making threats against investigators and filing false complaints against Internal Revenue Service agents. U.S. Magistrate Judge Miles Davis handed down the indictment against Kent Hovind, who operated a creationist theme park Dinosaur…

Speaking of D. James Kennedy, a reader left a link in a comment below about the time-honored practice of tracking down creationist misquotations. Anyone involved in the evolution debate has had to do this at least once. A creationist gives you some juicy quote from a famous scientist that you know just couldn’t possibly be…

Gibbons, take 8

I have to confess to being tired of answering William Gibbons’ occasional replies. It’s to be expected that someone with a “PhD in creation science apologetics” (which is roughly the same as having a PhD in defending astrology) would have mastered the “Gish Gallop”, but Mr. Gibbons, it appears, simply has not a shred of…

Gibbons’ Latest Reply

Longtime readers of my blog have likely followed the exchange between myself and William Gibbons, a young earth creationist (with a PhD in “creation science apologetics”, no less). Mr. Gibbons only posts a reply once every few months, and he left his latest reply in a comment that doesn’t show the context of the previous…

Fisking McDowell on Evolution

I don’t know how, but I somehow managed to get on the mailing list of the Christian Worldview Network and I get their emails regularly. Most recently, I was sent a link to this ridiculous article from Sean McDowell (Josh McDowell’s son, I imagine) about evolution. It’s probably not worth fisking, but there are at…

Criticisms of Hugh Ross

I came across this comment from Lenny Flank about one of Hugh Ross’ recent books and I thought I’d post it. Let me make clear up front that I have not read the book in question, so I can only go by Lenny’s account of what it says. If that is accurate, I think it…

Buchanan on Evolution

Pat Buchanan has a blissfully ignorant essay about evolution at Human Events that isn’t even worth fisking. His heart isn’t really in it, he just kind of ticks off a standard laundry list of long-debunked arguments – natural selection is a tautology, there is no missing link, blah blah blah. Feel free to visit it…

Potential O’Brien Trophy Nominee

A reader sent me a link to this post by Steve Benen about an Eagle Forum article on evolution and creationism. No, Steve is not the potential O’Brien Tropy nominee, the author of the document he cites is. That author appears to be “Virginia Armstrong, PhD”, the national chairman of the Eagle Forum (Phyllis Schlaffly’s…

PZ Eviscerates a Moron

If PZ Myers gave out a version of the Robert O’Brien Trophy, he would no doubt award it to Timothy Birdnow, the author of a delightfully idiotic anti-evolution screed in, of all places, a webmag called The American Thinker. PZ shredded the poor sap in a post, prompting the guy to start a separate weblog…

Gibbons Exchange on Another Blog

You might be interested in seeing this brief exchange on Culture Kitchen with William Gibbons. It’s in the comments, after the author there pointed to my replies to Gibbons and called them an “ass whomping”.