Sober Political Thought for Today

As we sit back with our families and enjoy the holidays,and as those we fought so hard for plan the new future we all worked hard to attain, we need to consider exactly what is the burden of responsibility placed on the shoulders of mankind when the force of evolution made us free. You can not read "Freedom and the Burden of Responsibility"without sensing both the enormity of the responsibility faced by man and the awesome possibilities meeting this resonsibility opens for all of us.

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Weasel Woman Links Darwin To Hitler On TV

Raw Story

New Christian broadcasting TV special featuring Ann Coulter links Darwin to Hitler

Ron Brynaert
Published: Saturday August 19, 2006

An upcoming television special produced by a Christian broadcaster that features conservative pundit Ann Coulter links Charles Darwin to Adolf Hitler, RAW STORY has learned.

"Author and Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy connects the dots between Charles Darwin and Adolf Hitler in Darwin's Deadly Legacy, a groundbreaking inquiry into Darwin's chilling social impact," announces a press release issued by Coral Ridge Ministries. "The new television documentary airs nationwide on August 26 and 27 on The Coral Ridge Hour."

"To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler," says Dr. Kennedy. "Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it."

First of all, let's disambiguate evolution from Darwinism. Darwin did not "discover" the concept of evolution. It was in the air long before Mr. Darwin glommed onto it. I do not look at it as a theory, but merely a concept. That is because I tend to use relatively strict definitions for terms like "theory." A theory is (you will not find this in Webster's) a set of interactive concepts concerning a large- scale natural system. That is what we really mean when we speak of a "theory." (Yes, what we mean when we speak can be at variance with what we find in a dictionary, language being what it truly is.) It's just a mere concept, nowhere as big a deal as an actual theory. Like a theory, a concept can be either apt or wrong. Evolution is an apt concept.

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Voters Reject Intelligent Design, Again

You may remember that in 2004 the Dover, PA school board was forced to stop teaching so-called Intelligent Design (ID) theory after a Republican-appointed federal judge called their bluff and ruled that teaching ID amounted to promoting religion.

But even before that case was decided, the thoughtful citizens of Dover voted to replace every member of the board who had supported weakening science standards by injecting ID. Those pesky voters.

Undeterred by their loss in Dover, the anti-science Right focused its attention back on more familiar territory - Kansas. The Right Wing there helped prop up an ultraconservative majority in 2002, but yesterday primary voters in Kansas decided they had had enough and rejected a majority of the pro-ID candidates. After the general election in November there could be as few as two anti-science members left on the board of ten.

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NV-Sen - Carter on Stem Cells and other campaign updates

Cross-posted at Daily Kos with portions from the Carter Blog and the Jack Carter MySpace page

Hi, everyone.  As you know, my Dad is Jack Carter, who's running for US Senate in Nevada.  In this post, I'll give you an update on some exciting things that are going on with the campaign.  Here's what's in store:


  • Jack Carter's statement on Stem Cell Research
  • The upcoming Rockin', Guitar-pickin', Politickin' tour
  • "Coffee with the Carters"

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Is Hot Air Good or Bad for America? What's Your Gut Reaction?

There is a lot of hot air around lately. Scientists tell us that 2006 (first half) has been the warmest ever for the US, but what do they really know? The expression, boy it's hot as hell today, uttered by people a couple thousand years ago doesn't really tell us how hot it was or their definition of hell was the same as ours today! OK, maybe global temps were precipitously rising when Jesus was walking this Earth. Maybe that's why he talked about Rapture [that's the end of the world for those who don't know] occurring within the life time of his followers! If Jesus was wrong on this, the scientists can be wrong about everything! Our planet [or maybe it's not a planet after all but the center of the universe instead!] has gone through cycles before and all has pretty much adjusted fine.

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