Another News Vacuum Free Fire Zone

We literally can’t find anything out there. There’s no creationist litigation going on. Most state legislatures are shut down and won’t convene again until the new year begins. The creationist websites we follow are just babbling away, saying even less than they usually do.

To show you how bad it is, this is the best thing we could find. Ol’ Hambo is desperately urging his drooling followers to keep the faith — see Steadfast in the Midst of Scoffers. A few bits and pieces of it should be sufficient, and no rebuttal is necessary:

It’s fascinating that nearly 2,000 years ago, Peter (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) wrote about scoffers in the last days. As we read about these scoffers, we realize that there is “nothing new under the sun” [scripture reference]. The basic sin nature of man is the same today as it was 2,000 years ago — and as it was approximately 6,000 years ago when our ancestor Adam rebelled against God.

[…]

We are then told the scoffers will reject creation, reject the Flood of Noah’s Day, and reject the coming judgment by fire: [scripture quote].

The passage [just quoted] is an apt description of those in today’s world who have adopted the religion of evolution and attempt to brainwash generations of students to deny the existence of the Creator God. In place of God they teach instead that natural processes over eons brought the universe and all life into existence.

[…]

Yes, we certainly are in the last days, and we increasingly see the scoffers all around us, but our stand on God’s infallible Word needs to remain steadfast.

That’s the “best” the creationists can do this weekend, so it’s up to us to entertain ourselves. We’re declaring another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone.

Hey — there’s a new Star Trek series starting. That’s a link to its official website. Wikipedia already has a write-up on it: Star Trek: Discovery. We’ll take a look at the first episode, which premiers tonight. It can’t be any worse than the Voyager series — nothing could be.

Aside from that, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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21 responses to “Another News Vacuum Free Fire Zone

  1. Well, it just so happens that I’m just wrapping up an exchange with Ernest Land, Kent Hovind’s handler, regarding the “structuring” issue that is fundamental to understanding Kent’s case.

    Ernest has been dodging and weaving and consigning me to hell as a “swine” (his typical exit strategy.

    See:

    http://kehvrlb.com/ernest-land-v-robert-baty-hovind-on-structuring

    This is while another Hovind supporter, Joseph Edward, and I are wrapping up the logistical details to actually, more formally, discuss Kent’s historical claim regarding “structuring”.

    See:

    http://kehvrlb.com/joseph-edward-v-robert-baty-structuring

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  2. Good news, in other words.

    Hope it’s not an indication that they’ve gone underground, again.

  3. Skeptical Servant

    Good Article! The World has been proven to be old regardless of what creationists think.

  4. There’s also this that has just developed.

    Some of y’all may be familiar with the infamous wannabe journalist Meko Haze and his “Daily Haze” thing.

    He doesn’t seem to like me much and so looked me up again and started whining and threatening me with a lawsuit.

    See:

    http://kehvrlb.com/meko-haze-v-robert-baty-libel

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  5. As SC noted back in August, the “renowned” christian numerologist, David Meade, predicted the world would end yesterday. Strangely enough Nibiru did not make an appearance and smash us to tiny bits. While we await an explanation I think a collective sign of relief from that close call is in order.

  6. Are we still here, or are we maybe just holograms? Thought the world was going to end on 9/23, or maybe the designer muffed it?

  7. Why do people continue to set a date for the end of the world?
    Why do people continue to pay attention – other than for amusement?

  8. Nobody else cares about the new Star Trek series? Okay, I’ll be the only one who watches it tonight.

  9. Rikki_Tikki_Taalik

    Welp, I’m considering it Curm.

    The problem is that the 6th episode of Ken Burns’ Vietnam documentary series just started on PBS. I’d have to ditch this midstream, which I suppose would be ok as they have been rerunning the episodes regularly on the local PBS “prime” channel usually found in the basic cable channel lineup. If I do, Discovery better be good as Burns’ series is pretty damn good

  10. Watched Star Trek Discovery.
    Not sure what to think from episode 1. The rampant poor discipline on the bridge of an interstellar vessel struck me as a strange and sub-par effort to recreate the Spock vs. McCoy interactions. Example included the jockeying for position at the science officer’s work space and the nerve pinch on the captain (true, Spock did the same but his plans were much better thought out and, well, logical).
    I also rejected the first science officer’s origin from food stock. Why would food stock be bred to be intelligent and to sense their own demise? Seems the exact opposite of a good plan.
    At least these lead characters seem to have some human failings unlike the DS9 leaders whose rare errors were always due to some other factor. So from I am ranking ST-D as above DS9, but below TNG and the original.
    First impressions and all that so I may change my mind, but will have to see.

  11. Oh, but I have something: an excellent reason for everybody here to plan a holidy in The Netherlands the first week of November. Creacrap site Logos.nl and creacrap magazine Weet (Know) present a DVD documentary that has an earth shaking question as a title:

    Is Genesis history?

    Watch the trailer, guys:

    https://logos.nl/is-genesis-geschiedenis/

    More information here:

    https://isgenesishistory.com/

    Were I found the article

    https://isgenesishistory.com/time-matters-origins-debate/

    The guys begin to realize that they have a few more enemies besides Charles Darwin.

  12. I didn’t watch the new Star Trek because;
    “Error 403, this content is not available in your region.”
    CBS won’t let me

  13. Why don’t you give the biblical references? I like to see whether or not it has been accurately quoted. In this case, it was, more or less. I checked, since Peter, while very boring, is very short.

    The logic seems unassailable: Peter said they would be scoffers in the last days, there are scoffers, therefore these are the last days.

    The only problem is that Peter also said “The end of all things is at hand”, and it wasn’t, which as far as I’m concerned leaves him with a credibility problem

  14. Paul Braterman asks: “Why don’t you give the biblical references?”

    It’s an editorial decision. I don’t have the time or interest to verify that a creationist’s bible quotes are accurate, and it usually doesn’t matter which part of the bible he’s citing. But sometimes the bible passage is interesting, or it’s being spectacularly distorted, so I quote it.

    In most cases, however, I think it’s sufficient to quote the creationist to show that he’s relying on the bible as his authority for some anti-science claim. The point I try to make is not that the bible’s authors were wrong — of course they were, because they were working with severely limited data. The funny part is that people today insist that the bible is infallible.

  15. Ceteris Paribus

    The funny part is that people today insist that the bible is infallible.

    The bible is “infallible”, but only in the biblical context that among the bible’s various psalms, scriptures, and laws contain so many conflicting statements that just citing something, or anything, at random has a high probability of being found “true” somewhere in those pages.

    17-19-39-43-68

    Calls to mind the recent the Powerball Lottery which attracted millions of actuarially challenged players who reasoned that surely someone must have the winning jackpot ticket. But in a cruel turn of fate it turned out that none of them did.

  16. Tom B says: “Watched Star Trek Discovery. Not sure what to think from episode 1.”

    I only got to see the beginning, which isn’t enough to make a judgment. So far I’m not impressed. Lots of weird special effects, usually an indication of poor plots and characters. But like you, I may change my mind after I see one or two more.

  17. Homo Sapiens may be the Crown of Creation, in the meantime this little fellow is taking over my native country.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapinoma_nigerrimum

    https://www.trouw.nl/groen/mediterrane-mier-rukt-op-in-nederland~a5ced330/

    I guess it’s because there are too many godless Dutchies.

  18. Ants from Africa? Blasted muslim towelhead ants. I say, send them back.

  19. Ernest Land, Kent Hovind’s handler

    I’ve always known Kent was a muppet.

  20. SC, yes there was a series worse than Voyager. Star Trek Enterprise was terrible. At least Janeway was an interesting character.

    Did not get to see Discovery. Used DVR to record. Football game went over and lost the first 45 minutes. No point then.