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A New Case on Mootness

A new ruling just came down from a Federal district court in North Carolina that mooted a case because the university changed its policy while the case was still pending. And because the plaintiffs’ attorneys in the case of Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity v. Moeser were from the ADF, I am anticipating that the…

McFaul on Witt’s Dishonesty

Joe McFaul is also critiquing Jonathan Witt’s (latest) highly dishonest response to Judge Jones’ ruling in Dover and he’s found another, incredibly blatant lie by Witt. Witt wrote: For instance, Jones suggests that the design argument began with St. Thomas in the Middle Ages. This was part of the judge’s attempt to depict intelligent design…

Jonathan’s Wittless Revisionism

DI flak Jonathan Witt is back with yet another criticism of Judge Jones’ ruling in Kitzmiller, this one no more compelling than the 13,582,196 criticisms the DI has already offered (many of them contradictory, of course). It’s chock full of bad arguments and nutty goodness, so let’s get started. In keeping with that trope, Jones…

Francisco and Dover, Take 2

I’m sure some of you remember the brouhaha a few weeks ago over the accusation made by Seth Cooper, Joe Manzari and Michael Francisco that the new Dover school board, voted into office in November, intentionally delayed rescinding the policy because they were in collusion with the ACLU. Well now Francisco is back on the…

Luskin on Judge Jones, Round 2

Casey Luskin has responded, apparently, to my post about his seemingly conspiratorial question for Judge Jones. I noted that he had clearly implied that Judge Jones had allowed someone else to write his ruling. The only alternative was that Luskin was making a terrible analogy. Now he says the latter was correct: [Note added 5/5/06:…

Just when you thought all of the clowns had exited the ID car to compare Judge Jones to Hitler and Stalin, Samual Chen of Baylor jumps out of the trunk to add his 2 cents to the fun. Only he’s even more blunt about it. He cites the exact same four bad guys from Time’s…

Boy oh boy, Judge Jones being named as one of the 100 most influential people of recent times sure has the ID crowd’s panties in a bunch. First we had Casey Luskin’s inane and shameful insinuation that he didn’t write the Dover ruling himself. And now we have DaveScot’s even more shameful reaction to it.…

Luskin Goes Conspiratorial?

Casey Luskin has posted a “dream interview” with Judge Jones, all the questions he’d like to ask him. Included in that list is this one: When will you be releasing pre-publication, unpublished drafts of your decision so we can decide who really wrote your published decision? Wow. I didn’t know there was any mystery about…

DI in the Dover Aftermath

The Seattle Times has an article about the Discovery Institute and its struggles in the wake of the Dover trial. Prompt the whining from the DI Media Complaints Division in 3…2…1. The most interesting thing in the article, to me at least, was this statement about Bruce Chapman: Chapman said he asked Discovery fellows not…

Pat Hayes on Barbara Forrest

Pat Hayes of Red State Rabble has written a nice post about Barbara Forrest that is partly a biographical sketch and partly an analysis of the sometimes ridiculously over the top reaction to her from the ID crowd. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Barbara for many years now and Hayes is certainly correct…