CNN.com gushes how DICTATOR Hugo Chavez is trying to rid his country of alchohol. Ask your self. If this were Jerry Falwell proclaiming the evils of wiskey how would they protray him? Bah!!!!
In the News
washingtonpost.com reports sightings of “Robobugs” at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month.
“I heard someone say, ‘Oh my [blasphemy removed], look at those,’ ” the college senior from New York recalled. “I look up and I’m like, ‘What the hell is that?’ They looked kind of like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects.”
Out in the crowd, Bernard Crane saw them, too. “I’d never seen anything like it in my life,” the Washington lawyer said. “They were large for dragonflies. I thought, ‘Is that mechanical, or is that alive?’ “
Who needs black-helicopters?
CNN.com reports, “The U.S. Air Force won the Ig Nobel Peace Prize this year for its proposal to develop a “gay bomb” — a chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers want to make love with each other, not war with the enemy.”
Does that mean you are not born that way? 🙂
The debate over whether Creationism and Evolutionary Theory should be taught in schools has been raging for some time, therefore it is a political issue; and an important one for most conservatives. Those in office should have done the math (or should i say science) but my guess is most have not and just jumped on the “don’t argue with science.” bandwagon. I would have liked to have an “undecided” or “who hasn’t done their homework” show of hands. Regardless of the theology involved, it is a clear example of states rights and the role of the federal government within the local school districts.
Where someone stands on origins also matters because it typically defines their social policies.
For instance, the more you see someone “made in the image of God”, there more you should see the worth of that child or adult; regardless of their benefit to society.
On the other hand, the more you see us as something that “randomly mutated from fish” the more you are going to see all life (human and non-human) as expendable, or as some people having more worth than others who may be “less beneficial” to society.
So yeah, it matters. I just wish I could ask each candidate a follow up:
Why do you or do you not believe in evolution? Because there is where you would get some real insight.
Incidentally, Darwin’s Theory is still just that.— THEORY.
“There are gaps in the fossil graveyard, places where there should be intermediate forms, but where there is nothing whatsoever instead. No paleontologist . . . denies that this is so. It is simply a fact. Darwin’s theory and the fossil record are in conflict.” David Berlinski, Ph. D.
Here comes the biodegradable fork
Scheer, CEO of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Cereplast, says his company has come up with a way to produce things like forks, knives, cups, food packages and other items out of plastic derived from cornstarch, rather than from petroleum-based compounds.
I’ll admit, this is slightly better than my “eatable-fork-made-from-unused-fortune-cookies” idea.