Monthly Archives: January 2009

Back again

I apologize for the absence. I had an irate publisher banging on my door & had to finish something for him. OK, what’s going on? Just reading back through posts here: Ben Stein:  I’m still a bit sad about Ben. … Continue reading

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Ben Stein: “…That’s where science leads you”

Andrew Sullivan’s readers pick, among their choices for Worst of 2008, an interview excerpt from lawyer/comedian/commentator Ben Stein that Bradlaugh, at NRO “Corner”, accurately described as “dreck” and “shameful” (Godwin alert): Stein: When we just saw that man, I think … Continue reading

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“‘Conversations With God’ Author Accused of Plagiarism”

What? Not ventriloquism? (via Althouse).

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The Elizabeth Dole “atheism” ad

Before the 2008 election cycle entirely passes into history, let’s take note of the TV ad that, according to some, helped seal Elizabeth Dole’s loss in her effort to hold on to her North Carolina Senate seat for the GOP: … Continue reading

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Way crazier than Creationism….

…is AIDS Denialism.  Christine Maggiore died before the New Year.  Those making excuses for the deaths in this particular family are not good Bayesians.

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Miscellany, January 4

Canadian blog Gods of the Copybook Headings — and is anyone here unfamiliar with the classic Kipling secular-rightish poem (bonus Bradlaugh content!) alluded to in that title? — interviews its founder/chief blogger about his classical liberal views (via); Bon mot … Continue reading

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Obama oath-of-office lawsuit

Per Religion Clause, Michael Newdow’s lawsuit “asks the court to enjoin the Chief Justice– who will administer the oath of office– from adding ‘so help me God’ to the constitutionally prescribed presidential oath (Art. II, Sec. 1). It also asks … Continue reading

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Our content, and its omissions

One of the disappointments that commenters often voice, in the current open thread and elsewhere, is: why do we have so many posts that discuss the role of religion in American public life, and so few that simply argue for … Continue reading

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Who is pro-science, the Left or the Right?

In the comments below I made an assertion to the effect that conservatives are more likely to notionally reject the authority of science, which is one reason that I sometimes focus on right-wing Denialism. On the Left the main analog … Continue reading

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