I'm from Missouri

This site is named for the famous statement of US Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver from Missouri : "I`m from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." This site is dedicated to skepticism of official dogma in all subjects. Just-so stories are not accepted here. This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Summary judgment granted to fundies in ACSI v. Stearns!

Great news! Summary judgment has been granted to the fundy plaintiffs in ACSI v. Stearns, the case concerning the University of California's denial of accreditation to some fundy high-school courses that used fundy textbooks!

The story is below the fold.
Happy April Fools Day.

Fatheaded Ed Brayton gave me the idea for this April Fools Day prank.

The problem with Fatheaded Ed is that every day is April Fools Day with him.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep thinking that this website is an out-of-hand April Fool's joke. How is it possible that any person could write so many inane and stupid posts day after day? Oh right, there are websites like uncommon descent. I can still dream that this site will be revealed to be an extended parody of creationists, not quite matching the wit of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. RAmen, indeed.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you really overlook this vastly entertaining exchange that took place on Ed's blog? It even resulted in a "mea culpa" from Ed (that you neglected to pounce on -- how could that happen?). --

Shame, shame, Ed. You've previously chided other people for misuse of the word "literally" only to fall victim to the same hyperbole here yourself. I sentence you to thirty lashes with a wet noodle.

The following is a real conversation I had online last week:

Guy: *referring to the price of a certain science text* "Wow, they sure want an arm and a leg for that, and I mean that literally!"

Me: "Um... look, that's a pet peeve of mine. You used the word 'literally' incorrectly. If you really meant that literally, then they would actually want to take your arm and your leg as payment."

Guy: "No, I can see where you might be confused, but it's 'literally', as in 'literature' where they use a lot of metaphors. 'Literally' means 'metaphorically'. They're antonyms!"

Me: "They most certainly are antonyms."

Guy: "Well, I'm glad we got that cleared up. You really shouldn't correct people if you're not sure what you're talking about."

Posted by: Michael Suttkus, II

Michael Suttkus, II, Ed and others are not using the word literally incorrectly, they are using it hyperbolically. Their use of the word "literally" is only mistaken if you mistakenly take them to mean it literally.

Posted by: H.H.

"King of Ireland I believe is referencing Stephen, the lunatic Irishman who fights alongside Wallace (and has probably six of the best ten lines in the movie, including "In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God")."

That's the dude. I just think that a man of God is different than most Christians would think. Which means that God may be different than what most non-believers are lead to believe by Christians. I think Jesus was more like the Irish dude than the evil king who ruled by "Divine Right".

That is why I read a guy like Ed who looks into the Saudi King's face and says, "fuck you and your little god too." Minus the first word, MAYBE, and you have the message of Jesus to the Pharisees. Maybe Ed is the next John the Baptist.

Posted by: King of Ireland

ROFL! :-)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:16:00 PM  

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