Author Archive: Dan Klarmann

A convoluted mind behind a curly face. A regular traveler, a science buff, and first generation American. Graying of hair, yet still verdant of mind. Lives in South St. Louis City. See his personal website for (too much) more.

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Oddly, the “J” in ACLJ is not for Jesus

September 23, 2006 | By | 13 Replies More
Oddly, the “J” in ACLJ is not for Jesus

Although it looks something like the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) is a dba for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc. These two similar acronyms are often on opposite sides of issues, although both claim to be about supporting free speech. One of the apparent main concerns of […]

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Not All Creationists are Christians

September 15, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More
Not All Creationists are Christians

While I was wasting spending time looking for intelligently written and clearly presented arguments for a Young Earth, I came across a suite of sites that are well worth the time to peruse. They are beautiful, ornate, and relatively well-reasoned. Visit www.evidencesofcreation.com and some of its links. It’s not a very different view from the […]

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Helium leads to Youth, or not.

September 12, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Helium leads to Youth, or not.

Helium (2He4) is the second most common chemical element in the universe and also the second lightest. It is a Noble gas (i.e: It doesn’t combine with other atoms, or even with itself above a fraction of a Kelvin). Young Earth believers use it in 2 mutually contradictory ways to try to prove that the […]

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The War of Terror vs. the War on Drugs

September 12, 2006 | By | 4 Replies More
The War of Terror vs. the War on Drugs

It appears that the War on Terror is shaping up to be as decisive, efficient and effective as the War on Drugs: “Mission Accomplished since 1933”. The enemy is hard to define, hard to detect, and there is no exit strategy (see bureaucracies, below) in the unlikely case of a declared win.Terror is a state […]

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Can You Have a Barn Without Uranium?

September 7, 2006 | By | 4 Replies More
Can You Have a Barn Without Uranium?

I was perusing a back issue of Physics Today, reading an article about events at the Large Hadron Collider, when I noticed the word, “femtobarn”. It was defined as 10-39 sq.cm. or a decimal followed by 38 zeros then a one. This is pretty small. As a midwesterner, I thought I knew the size of […]

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Who leaves better clues, God or the Devil?

September 4, 2006 | By | 13 Replies More
Who leaves better clues, God or the Devil?

Here’s a Question I Like To Ask when arguing biblical accuracy versus scientific discovery: Postulating an omnipotent God and his potent yet subordinate nemesis: Which has the power to influence the minds of a few men to compose a persuasive text and create a regional following, and which to deposit billions of consistent clues about […]

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Red State, Blue State, My State? You State!

September 2, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Red State, Blue State, My State? You State!

How red is the country, and how blue are we? Well, even in 2000, I wanted to see the colors of the states mixed, so we could see how purple each one was. Go here to see a variety of ways of looking at the red-blue situation from the 2004 presidential election. He shows the […]

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My First Post: An Initial Blog or a Horse Anchor

September 1, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More
My First Post: An Initial Blog or a Horse Anchor

Post: The word by itself evokes for me a thick, square cedar pole standing up from, and presumably sunk down into the ground, waiting for the laundry line. Suppose you post a letter to the officer who posthumously posted your father to his army post in the post-war era. Words and their meanings have been […]

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