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Riz Khan Discusses Darwin’s Legacy With D’Souza & Dawkins

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

In the first of the following videos, Riz Khan discusses Darwin's legacy with Dinesh D'Souza and Richard Dawkins. I'm not usually a fan of D'Souza, but I can at least appreciate his willingness to accept evolutionary theory...especially given his history as a religious apologist. Beyond that, D'Souza quickly moves into ...

Time To Stuff My Snickers Bar In Nike’s Face?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

While I think it's fair to frown upon scapegoating and stereotyping in commercial advertising campaigns, I'm not all that incensed by such depictions. However, when they are apt to promote already existent anger and animosity...and/or endorse or encourage more inappropriate outbursts and behavior, I think it warrants commentary. To that end, ...

PBS, Politics, Patriotism, & The Primordial Patriarch

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Heaven help us! PBS is going to air a documentary, The Bible's Buried Secrets, which explores the factuality of the Bible...and Donald "Wingnut" Wildmon's American Family Association has already launched an action alert. The AFA is asking its supporters to sign a petition urging congress to halt all government funding ...

James Dobson Speaks - “Look At Me, Look At Me!”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Having to jump up and down for attention must be pure torture for James Dobson. Faced with the prospect of being irrelevant in the 2008 election has led the leader of Focus on the Family to announce that he may rescind his prior refusal to vote for John McCain. In the ...

The “Order” Of Things: Let Them Kill…Yes - Let Them Marry…No

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I'm always amazed at public opinion...especially when it provides some insights into human nature in 21st century America. Over the years, I've always marveled at the prudish obsession with all things prurient. I could be wrong, but I suspect a majority of Americans would rather allow their children to watch ...

Bush Administration To Define Contraception As Abortion?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

As if it isn't bad enough that we've had to endure nearly eight years of George W. Bush, he has chosen his final months to enact one of his most intrusive policy initiatives. It seems that the president has decided to redefine abortion to include contraception. The plan would be ...

Dan Dennett: On The Prevalence & Power Of Ideas (Memes)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

In the following video, Dan Dennett discusses the power of ideas (memes) to hijack evolutionary rules and therefore the individual. When this happens, depending upon the idea, society and the individual can become the virtual victim of a parasite that promotes actions that are actually contrary to our genetic fitness. ...

“Dole” Drubbing - A Resounding NO To “Senator No”

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

For years, Jesse Helms blocked measures intended to provide care and assistance to homosexuals suffering from the ravages of HIV. In true Helms backasswards bravado, he often insinuated that the only way such legislation would pass would be over his dead body. Surprise...it gets even better! Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole, ...

Putting The Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Situation In Context

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Today, the stock market reacted negatively to speculation that the U.S. government could be forced to bail out the nations two largest sources of mortgage funding, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Of the 12 trillion in mortgage debt, the two giants account for slightly less than 50 percent...a full 5 ...

Teen Pregnancies Rise: How About Those Abstinence Programs?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I'm not sure what it will take for our government to admit that abstinence education isn't working. Fortunately, George Bush will soon leave office and we can hope that the next president will restore science to its proper place and put an end to the myth that purity pledges are ...

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