Dover Case

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Larry Fafarman has posted a long comment on a thread below and I’m moving it up here to answer it because it raises a really important point on this trumped up controversy over why the Dover school board didn’t rescind the ID policy on Dec. 5, 2005 at the first meeting they were sworn in…

Jon Buell and the Dover Ruling

Jon Buell, the head of the Foundation for Thought and Ethics and publisher of the book Of Pandas and People (Pandas), has written a long essay criticizing Judge Jones’ ruling in the Dover case. That’s hardly a surprise, of course. The judge ruled against his position, how could he do anything but criticize it? Unfortunately…

UD Comments Again

There is an update at the bottom Another commenter at UD made the following argument: Under open meetings laws in most states, school boards can only consider items placed on the agenda IN ADVANCE. The old board decided not to put the ID policy on the December agenda. Yes, the new board was sworn in…

DaveScot’s Continued Absurdity

The ever intrepid DaveScot has responded yet again on this question of why the Dover school board didn’t rescind the ID policy on Dec. 5th, 2005. And while his prior messages were just based on ignorance, he’s now added lying to his bag of tricks. He writes: Ed responded again this time his lame excuse…

DaveScot’s Ignorant Question

Everyone’s favorite ignorant blowhard, DaveScot, has aimed a question at me over at Dembski’s home for wayward sycophants. I’ll quote the whole question and then give the whole answer: Ed Brayton in characteristic fashion dodges the real question. The new Dover school board was elected partly on a campaign promise to repeal the ID policy.…

Over at the Panda’s Thumb, there’s a troll by the name of Larry Fafarman who has been posting under about 50 different names, using proxies to evade a ban. He’s apparently posting under the name J Simes now and he’s trying, both valiantly and absurdly, to defend the Manzari and Cooper article and make the…

Francisco’s Evolving Accusation

I have a feeling that Michael Francisco got a warning from someone who knows what they’re talking about, who told him that he was coming dangerously close to defamation with his post at the DI blog, because last night he suddenly edited his post to make it a whole lot less actionable. That was quite…

This is hands down the winner of April’s Robert O’Brien Award. Nothing I read over the next 4 weeks could possibly match the stupidity of this.The DI’s newest blogboy, Michael Francisco, has posted one of the dumbest arguments ever uttered in a new post about the Cooper and Manzari article that Wes Elsberry blasted earlier.…

Wes Elsberry has caught a major falsehood in an article published by the American Enterprise Institute, written by one of their research analysts (who either failed to do his research or chose to lie about it) and Seth Cooper, formerly of the DI and the attorney who worked with the Dover board on their ID…

Judge Jones Received Threats

Via Red State Rabble, the York Daily Record reports that Judge Jones received enough threatening emails after his ruling in the Dover trial that the US Marshall Service took copies of them all and guarded the Judge and his family: In the days after U.S. Judge John E. Jones III issued his decision in Dover’s…