Entries from October 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

My ballot

I will go over my ballot position by position.  For those of you outside of my district in NC, this may not be all that relevant to you, but it will reveal a little bit about my rationale about whom I vote for and why. President: (Options are Obama/Biden (D), McCain/Palin (R), Barr/Root (L), and […]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Pro-lifers as pawns

Yesterday on lewrockwell.com, G.C. Dilsaver wrote a very good piece titled Christians and the Pro-Life Ploy about how the pro-life Christians have been duped into supporting myriad evils based upon the illusionary hope of destroying the evil of abortion.  He argues rather persuasively that the Republican and Democratic parties are merely two sides of the […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Microevolution? Really?

Many biologists, even most Christian biologists have stated that “microevolution” has been substantiated in antibiotic resistant bacteria and the like. I dispute that such things have been observed. They have been inferred, but not observed.  (And I would say they were poorly inferred.)  I would argue that all you see is differential reproduction and not […]

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Worse than a government-controlled press

I don’t think it would be a controversial statement to say that about 99% of Americans believe in freedom of the press, in the sense that they don’t believe that having the newspapers and other mass media controlled directly by the federal government would be a good idea.  They see the danger of having newspapers […]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Something from nothing?

“Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.” -King Lear (I, i, 92) How the heck can life start from abiological processes? I believe this is the biggest problem with the theory of evolution. The belief that something can from nothing is at odds with everything we observe from science. In order for science to work, […]

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Against Darwin – Introduction

I once had an evolutionist state that she was puzzled that many Christians perceive evolution as an attack on the religion of Christianity and didn’t understand how there could be so much conflict between a religion and a particular scientific theory.  My answer was and remains that Darwinism isn’t science—it’s a religion. Because Christianity and […]

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

You put the lime in the coconut

If you are not familiar with Harry Nilsson, I cannot recommend him highly enough as a singer/songwriter within the classic rock genre.  One of the tracks from his brilliant album Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) is called “Coconut.”  In this song a woman gets a bellyache from putting the lime in the coconut and drinking them both […]

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Good economic regulations?

Doug Wilson posted a good, quick perspective on economics and how the only thing most of us can do is cultivate a robust sense of humor in this mess.  In the comments section a debate has broken out about regulation.  Since I am limited to 300 words there, I will refute the idea (advanced by […]

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The battle rages on…

…for my utter contempt between McCain and Obama.  I was only able to stomach about 35 minutes of this evening’s presidential debate. It was a fiercely contested battle as to who is the most economically ignorant candidate, heavily seasoned with cheap shots toward the other candidate (which, incidentally, were the most truthful portions of the […]

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

They don’t call it a “suicide squeeze” for nothing

If Mike Scioscia’s gamble in the top of the ninth last night had paid off, he would have looked like a genius.  As it was, I can’t fault him for making the call with one of his best bunters at the plate in Erick Aybar.  It just didn’t work.  It is not quite the equivalent […]

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The advantages of reading documentation

I now have a working “about” page and archives page.  Rock on. Jimmy Dean. James Dean.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Fire the IT staff!

Or at least indenture them…  I’ve encountered a bit of a difficulty in trying to get my “about” page to display properly.  The archives section is also not up yet.  I have decided to withhold pay from my IT staff until this is resolved.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Greetings Earthlings!

It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it. We come in peace. (Shoot to kill.  Shoot to kill. Shoot to kill.) Now that I’ve got that song stuck in your heads, I welcome you to my blog.  The programmer of the previous version of this blog has been sacked and the work has been […]