April 28, 2009

A Modest Victory

Posted in Atheism, Creationism, Law tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:02 pm by Andrew

In the ongoing saga over the ICR’s ridiculous, ill-founded, written-in-crayon lawsuit against the THECB, we’ve won a tiny little victory, at least.

The ICR’s moronic press release has been taken down from the front page of their website and deleted from their news archive.

You can still access the article from the direct url — for now. But there doesn’t seem to be any other way to find it. It looks like the ICR follows the Uncommon Descent “down the memory hole” philosophy of dealing with embarrassing facts.

(Note that the lawsuit press release has a permalink number of 4598, which should place it in between the story about how retinal coordination is a “Picture Perfect Presentation of Design” and “Chimp Study Reveals Humans Are Uniquely Wired.” But I’m sure that the ICR folks just had to get up that timely refutation of Neil Shubin’s 2008 book. Incidentally, if you haven’t read Your Inner Fish, you should click on that link and order it.)

I’m sure that this site sending ICR nearly 6,000 hits since last Friday had nothing to do with this decision…. 🙂

So pat yourselves on the backs, guys. And go help PZ win an iPod Touch from creationist Eric “Baby Dr. Dino” Hovind.

April 17, 2009

I’m Sure I Just Missed….

Posted in Atheism, Personal tagged , , , at 3:54 pm by Andrew

The website “brainz.org” has posted their list of The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time.

(It’s okay; I didn’t make the list of the 100 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time, either. And I wouldn’t have put either Ayn Rand or Korn on either list.)

HT: Pharyngula.