Gary Hurd, an archaeologist and former Curator of Anthropology at the Orange County Museum of Natural History, has posted at the Panda’s Thumb a more thorough fisking of Scott Foust’s lunacy than the one I did. Nice work, Gary. Read more

Gary Hurd, an archaeologist and former Curator of Anthropology at the Orange County Museum of Natural History, has posted at the Panda’s Thumb a more thorough fisking of Scott Foust’s lunacy than the one I did. Nice work, Gary. Read more

Several commenters here have said that in examining the practical effects of abstinence-only sex ed, I am missing the point that the religious right isn’t really interested in decreasing teen pregnancy or STDs. Wesley Elsberry sent me this perfect example of that from the ARN message boards. When asked by another person whether he prefers abstinence-only sex ed because it works or because it suits his ideology, Douglas Bender replied: Both. But even if it only reflected my ideology, and… Read more

Several commenters here have said that in examining the practical effects of abstinence-only sex ed, I am missing the point that the religious right isn’t really interested in decreasing teen pregnancy or STDs. Wesley Elsberry sent me this perfect example of that from the ARN message boards. When asked by another person whether he prefers abstinence-only sex ed because it works or because it suits his ideology, Douglas Bender replied: Both. But even if it only reflected my ideology, and… Read more

Our new troll, mynym, has been a busy little beaver, leaving no fewer than 16 comments in under 2 hours. Looks like he is trying really hard to make his prediction of getting banned a self-fulfilling prophecy by being a major league pain in the ass. His M.O. isn’t hard to discern; it appears to be a three part strategy: A. Leave a quote from a book or article he found, then draw a conclusion from it as though the… Read more

No, that’s not a pyramid setup of the sort done at cheerleading camps or Iraqi prisons. One of the good things about blogs is the ability for response and counter response. In this case, Barry Lynn wrote an op-ed piece about ID; Darrick Dean wrote a critique of Lynn’s article; and Jason Rosenhouse wrote a critique of Dean’s critique. And now I’m writing a follow up to Rosenhouse’s critique of Dean’s critique of Lynn’s article. Got it? Good. But I… Read more

Bobby Maddex, senior editor of Crux magazine, has posted a response to my article (posted here and at Panda’s Thumb) pointing out several false claims in a couple of blog entries associated with Crux, one by him and one by John Coleman. John Coleman responded both rationally and graciously in a comment on the post in question, saying: Of course, you are correct that my intial statement that Sternberg lost his job is false. I assure you this was unintentional–a… Read more

Bobby Maddex, senior editor of Crux magazine, has posted a response to my article (posted here and at Panda’s Thumb) pointing out several false claims in a couple of blog entries associated with Crux, one by him and one by John Coleman. John Coleman responded both rationally and graciously in a comment on the post in question, saying: Of course, you are correct that my intial statement that Sternberg lost his job is false. I assure you this was unintentional–a… Read more

Someone using the name “mynym” has left a couple of comments in reply to this post comparing the arguments against gay marriage with the arguments against interracial marriage. Since my response will likely be very long, I thought I’d move it up to its own post. It’s an odd set of comments, addressing arguments I did not make and doing so primarily through a series of quotes from others who disagree with me. Let’s look at them one by one…. Read more

Someone using the name “mynym” has left a couple of comments in reply to this post comparing the arguments against gay marriage with the arguments against interracial marriage. Since my response will likely be very long, I thought I’d move it up to its own post. It’s an odd set of comments, addressing arguments I did not make and doing so primarily through a series of quotes from others who disagree with me. Let’s look at them one by one…. Read more

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