Archive for May, 2007

Nakedness For A Better World

May 31, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Nakedness For A Better World

Have you ever noticed that certain people who drive Very Large Vehicles tend to drive slower than everyone else?  I followed a 4X4 pick-up truck of epic proportions this morning and the driver crawled along at just under 25 miles an hour on a 35 mph street.  He–there’s only one word for it–“sauntered” along, impressed […]

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We Should All Be Messiahs

May 31, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
We Should All Be Messiahs

There may be little original in this post, but then, there seems to be little original in its subject.  It’s just that, well, no one, or not many, manage to say the obvious. I was sitting before my tv the other day watching Dune.  The SciFi Channel version, not that monstrosity from David Lynch–of the […]

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The new U.S. embassy in Iraq – an embarrassment to all decent Americans

May 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
The new U.S. embassy in Iraq – an embarrassment to all decent Americans

You’ve got to read this description of the new American embassy under construction in Bagdad (the title: “The Colossus of Bagdad”).  This monstrous construction project is unbelievably arrogant and excessive.  It will be the largest embassy on the planet. As an outpost, this vast compound reeks of one thing: imperial impunity. It was never meant to […]

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We don’t have as much time for music CD’s anymore

May 29, 2007 | By | 7 Replies More
We don’t have as much time for music CD’s anymore

Why are CD sales down?  Rather than blaming piracy, this article in Business Week suggests that there are only so many hours in a day, and we are increasingly busy entertaining ourselves in ways other than listening to CDs: There are only so many hours in a day for each of us — the consumers of entertainment […]

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How does fighting them over there save us from fighting them over here?

May 29, 2007 | By | 7 Replies More
How does fighting them over there save us from fighting them over here?

Would someone please explain the following to me?  Bush and his Republican pals tell us that the reason they want to keep American troops in Iraq because they want to “fight the terrorists over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here,”  Where, exactly, is the logic in that statement?  How does having […]

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How Did Noah’s Flood Deposit the Iridium Layer?

May 29, 2007 | By | 103 Replies More
How Did Noah’s Flood Deposit the Iridium Layer?

I’ve been spending (wa-ay too much) time today reading various news reports about the new Answers In Genesis Museum. In the blog responses to some of these reports I see mostly relief that someone has finally created this museum to tell the truth about Young Earth Creationism. As opposed to all those partisan Atheistic evolutionists […]

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Would you climb into a pothole so I don’t step into it?

May 28, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Would you climb into a pothole so I don’t step into it?

I didn’t think so. It’s a lot to ask of another human being.  Then again, if we were “lowly” army ants, we would readily serve as pothole plugs for each other.  According to Dr. Scott Powell: Broadly, our research demonstrates that a simple but highly specialised behaviour performed by a minority of ant workers can […]

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What does it really mean to “support the troops”?

May 28, 2007 | By | 12 Replies More
What does it really mean to “support the troops”?

The imperative phrase is proclaimed on millions of bumper stickers: “Support the Troops.” Tell me what it means to “support the troops” and then I’ll tell you whether I support the troops.  Fair enough?  Until you can tell me what the phrase means, asking me whether I “support the troops” is like asking me to […]

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Haldane’s four stages of acceptance

May 28, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Haldane’s four stages of acceptance

Whether the topic is Iraq, religion, discrimination, or even the scientific theory of evolution, you can likely find a use for John B. S. Haldane’s description of the four stages of acceptance of ideas:       i)    this is worthless nonsense;       ii)   this is an interesting, but perverse, point of view;       iii)  this is […]

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