Archives for August, 2009

Probably not, but it’s going to get one. I have just signed a contract with Oxford University Press for a book based on my experiences at creationist conferences. It’s not going to be an easy book to write, but it should be a fun project. The basic outline looks like this:

Meanwhile, the debate over health care reform is playing out according to a familiar script. Armies of conscienceless right-wing attack dogs make stuff up in their attempt to prevent some sensible piece of social reform. Democrats are slow to respond, figuring that no one could possibly be sufficiently naive and gullible to believe the right-wing…

In Part One of this review I focused on the broad themes of Mooney and Kirshenbaum’s book. My general feeling is that their presentation of the state of play is simplistic in crucial ways and that their proposed solutions are impractical at best. Now I would like to zoom in specifically on the eighth chapter…