Ed Brayton

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Ed Brayton (1968–2020)[1][2] was a civil libertarian blogger and former comedian who wrote at Dispatches from the Culture Wars. He specialized in civil rights issues, particularly police misconduct, education policy, and transparency in government. He also had a soft spot for crazy ideologues, namely Joseph Farah and his menagerie.

Brayton's blog was the main ScienceBlogs political journal, but after National Geographic acquired the network, he founded Freethought Blogs together with a few other bloggers, including PZ Myers, and moved his main blogging activities there. In August 2015, he moved his blog once again, to Patheos.

Brayton and Myers were the two main founders of the Freethought Blogs collective. Though Ed and his readers had a brief feud with PZ Myers and his readers some time ago (mainly over framing issues), the hatchet has long since been buried in some concern troll's skull.

Brayton and Myers agreed the freethought movement should not have been dominated by aging white men like themselves. Both strongly supported the view that Freethought Blogs should have provided a platform for others, notably sex positive feminists. Brayton was willing to accept some controversy to achieve this.[3]

Brayton asked for financial help with a lawsuit he said was over a white supremacist objecting to being called a white supremacist.[4]

Critical Analysis of Evolution[edit]

According to Brayton, the critical analysis of evolution is the fourth stage in the development of the anti-evolution movement in schools, which he believes to be the creationism du jour following the failure of intelligent design in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. The first stage was censorship of evolution in schools (e.g., the Butler ActWikipedia), the second stage Creation Science, and the third stage Intelligent Design.

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