Inherit the Wind: 2008 redux

The real battle has now begun.
The Dark Ages or Enlightenment.
Mysticism or Science.
Regression or Progression.

In this election year, in this country, a fundamentalist is on a presidential ticket.  
In this country, founded by those who eschewed religion.
In this country, born out of the age of enlightenment.
Yes, in our country, created by men (and women) of reason, a fundamentalist has asked for our votes.

I visit this blog and read the comments.  I lurk in the background and wonder at the ridiculous requests for civility. At the mock outrage over sexism when noone is saying what is so glaringly obvious.  

This woman is a throwback to the Dark Ages.  She is an example of small intellect and should not be allowed to rise to a level of power that can affect the intellectual growth of our nation.

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BILL O'REILLY'S TWELVE DAYS OF THE WAR ON XMAS

Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report http://satiricalpolitical.com/

On the first day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
A Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the second day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the third day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Three French Kerrys
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the fourth day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Four Kwanzaa kinaras
Three French Kerrys
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

CONTINUED at: http://satiricalpolitical.com/?p=482

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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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University of Pa. Museum Holding ''Darwin Day''

(cross posted at Lutton Square)

Interesting; a celebration of Darwin's 197th birthday.

A concerted effort timed around the 200th anniversary of his birth would be wise: reintroduce the profound lessons of Darwin's expeditions, and a chance to refute the misinformation campaign of the ID people.

It's three years away; we've got time to work with organizations like this now, to prepare to spotlight on the facts and legitimacy of Darwin and evolution.  There is no reason to be caught with our pants down three years from now if the right-wing zealots come out swinging with all their ID / anti-Darwin crapola.

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