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Open-Source Learning and Problem Solving

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

A couple of big dots connected themselves for me last night, in terms of possible solutions for some of the major problems America needs to solve, including health care, energy, and education. I was marinating my aching back in a hot bath, reading the last chapter of a great book titled ...

More On The Historical Inaccuracy Of The Bible

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

I find it fascinating how little most people actually know about the Bible and its historical validity. The adherence to the Bible as fact is even more astounding in the seeming absence of evidence to support such beliefs. As an adjunct to my prior posting on Hector Avalos...in which he ...

America - Not #1

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Sadly, every developed European country has higher life-expectancy than the US.  We are ranked 42nd in life expectancy and 34th in infants surviving to age one.  This despite the fact that we spend more than any other country per person on healthcare.  Most of Europe, Canada and Russia have about 75% ...

Academic Freedom Legislation: The Creationists Back Door?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

While I despise the efforts of fundies to push their ideology, I have to give them credit for being so persistent. When the Bible speaks of a great pestilence, who new it could have its origin in the pews of the pious. Yes, I know that's a harsh assessment of ...

Creationism & Cross Burning: The Painful Path To Theocracy?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

An Ohio science teacher seems to think that his Christian beliefs grant him the authority to support creationism while undermining the theory of evolution, to disregard the scientific evidence of the age of the earth and the universe, and to brand his students with the image of a cross (see ...

An Interesting Letter to Obama

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Found this forwarded by a parent in our local PTA:There are, of course, constructive roles the federal government can play. Welcome, for example, would be actions encouraging broad dialog to clarify the institution’s overarching aim, policies promoting more equitable and stable funding, measures increasing support for research and innovation, and, ...

GOP Superstar Bobby Jindal: Exorcist And Creationist Buffoon?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Many within the GOP are touting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as a possible running mate for John McCain...calling him a rising superstar in the party. Unfortunately, this rising star is also in favor of teaching creationism (intelligent design) alongside of evolution. In the following video, Jindal attempts to offer a nuanced ...

WHO Updates AIDS Model - Guess Who Attaches Moral Judgement?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The inclination to view natural disasters and disease as signs of God's wrath remains a frightening demonstration of the dangers of religious dogma. Time and again, a vocal group of religious leaders attribute these tragedies to the morality of those affected. One long standing example is HIV/AIDS, though there are ...

Faith Vs. Science: Is The Devil In The Details?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Have you ever asked yourself what America and the world would look like if the abstinence-only advocating...intelligent design demanding...religious right had the power to enact the legislation they preferred? I don't know about you, but the thought of this group at the helm of humanity is not only frightening; it ...

Bush and Responsibility to Graduates???

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

When it comes to facing the responsibility for your actions in this world George W. Bush is not someone to speak freely on the subject. Especially, when discussing that personal trait to graduates of a proud higher education facility. In his last commencement address he fluffed his lame duck Presidency ...

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