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You may have noticed that the Montana Law Review let the DI folks have the last word in their symposium on the Dover trial; I’m going to fix that. Pete Irons has graciously sent me his full reply to the “rebuttal” written by Luskin, West and DeWolf and given me permission to post it here.…

Montana Law Review on Dover Trial

A long-awaited issue of the Montana Law Review with several articles about the Dover trial is finally available to the public. There are three articles in it, two of them pro-ID. The pro-ID article is called Intelligent Design Will Survive and is written by David DeWolf, Casey Luskin and John West. The response, called Disaster…

More Lessons from Dover

The ruling in Kitzmiller v Dover Area School District was a pretty cut-and-dried text, as must judicial rulings are. So it was a bit surprising when, near the end of the opinion, Judge Jones bluntly referred to the “breathtaking inanity” of the Dover school board’s adoption of the ID policy. But as bracing as such…

Luskin Flogs a Dead Horse

Say what you will about Casey Luskin; his tenacity in repeating nonsense over and over again is staggering. He’s back with this response to the criticisms of the DI”s idiotic “study” claiming that Judge Jones copied the Dover ruling from the plaintiff’s briefs, in which he says absolutely nothing new. The section replying to me…

Bill Buckingham’s Dover Testimony

While preparing for a presentation on the Dover trial, as well as prepping for the book project, I’ve been rereading some of the testimony transcripts from the Dover trial. Rereading the cross examination of Dover school board member Bill Buckingham is really quite appalling. It becomes very clear that this man is simply not very…

Answering Luskin Again

Casey Luskin has finally decided to try and answer some of my criticisms of the DI “study” over at the DI Media Complaints Division. As we shall see, he doesn’t do much better at that than he did at his initial arguments. It’s saddening that Ed Brayton had to descend to so much namecalling against…

Elsberry Does the Math

In a comment on a previous thread, my good friend Wes Elsberry, who literally wrote the program on text comparisons (a program approved for use and considered authoritative in Federal court, I might add), has compared the section of the plaintiffs proposed findings of fact regarding whether ID is science with the section of the…

Luskin Keeps Lying

They’re gonna keep digging this hole until they strike oil; unfortunately, it’s only gonna be snake oil. Here’s Casey’s latest dishonest post on the subject. As legal scholar Bruce Green from the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law School told the Associated Press, it is “not typical for judges to adopt…

WorldMag Joins the Jones Slanderfest

And boy do they pile on the bovine excrement. Their very first claim is a lie: For the past year, Judge John E. Jones III has ridden a wave of celebrity. From radio talk shows to speech engagements to the cover of Time, the U.S. District Court jurist has used myriad public outlets to trumpet…

Agape Press Parrots the DI on Dover

So the new secondary meme from the DI is not only that Jones copied everything, but that their charges against them are so spectacular that he’s “clammed up” and fallen silent after a year of constantly defending his ruling. Here’s John West in Agape Press: However, Dr. John West, Discovery Institute’s vice president for public…