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Larry Moran needs to be careful; if he keeps up this level of ignorant blather, the Discovery Institute is going to offer him a fellowship. In a new post, he attempts to reply to my criticisms of his earlier comments about the DI’s absurd attacks on Judge Jones; unfortunately, he only compounds the problems with…

The DI Nonsense Continues

There’s an old saying that says if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Apparently the DI hasn’t learned how to do that. In the wake of their immensely silly “study” on the Dover ruling, they’re just making themselves look more and more ridiculous with every post on the DI blog. John West, the…

You know, when the DI claimed to be funding super-secret research that they couldn’t tell us about, I knew that it couldn’t mean actual scientific research. But I didn’t realize what they were really funding were “studies” like this one, which purports to prove that Judge Jones….well, it doesn’t really say what it purports to…

DI’s New Talking Point

One of the really amusing things to me over the last year since Judge Jones handed down his ruling in the Dover case has been watching the the ID crowd claim that the ruling doesn’t really matter at all while simultaneously throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the ruling to discredit it. The reality,…

Bullock on the Dover Ruling

Roddy Bullock, head of the ID Network of Ohio, has written a really badly reasoned attack on Judge Jones on the ARN blog. He starts with polemic on the separation of church and state that is so bad it would likely earn him a failing grade at any decent law school and continues by confusing…

Interesting Dover Tidbit

The ACLU just held their annual conference and one of the discussion panels dealt largely with the Kitzmiller v Dover Area School District case. That panel included many of the plaintiffs in the case and some interesting stories were told about what went on in the community during the case (you can view or listen…

As Wesley and I work on our book on the history of the Dover trial, one of the things we will have to incorporate and comment on is the absolutely frantic attempts by the DI to rewrite that history after the ruling came down. Watching their reaction evolve has been a source of great amusement…

Wes Elsberry Finds a Gem

Wes Elsberry has uncovered this article by Patrick Malone about things to avoid when choosing an expert witness pursuant to Daubert and Federal Rule of Evidence 702. Daubert is the controlling Supreme Court precedent that governs when courts should accept or reject expert scientific testimony. Malone’s advice includes the following: Before Daubert, an adversary’s discovery…

Fisking Seth Cooper Again

Despite no longer working as legal counsel for the Discovery Institute, Seth Cooper has still been quite busy writing articles on their behalf slamming Judge Jones’ ruling in Kitzmiller. Not content with the whopper he told a few months ago in an article he wrote with Joe Manzari of the American Enterprise Institute, he’s now…

Forrest on Dembski and Kitzmiller

Barbara Forrest has a new article at CSICOP about the Dover trial and Dembski’s “vise strategy”. This is a fun read as we watch Dembski’s predictions collapse upon him: Grousing that “only the evolution critics are being interrogated,” Dembski was “waiting for the day when the hearings are not voluntary but involve subpoenas in which…