I’m going to a blogers’ dinner tonight, so I thought it would be fun to point to a couple/few items on the internet that have to do with Rational Thought. To kind of offset what is likely to happen when too many bloggers get into one actual real place.
First, check out these two items regarding Ray Comfort:
The Creationist’s Nightmare
Now look at a nice summary of responses by insane people to some very interesting research. The research verges on falsifying the hypothesis that Intelligent Design is real and the responses clearly demonstrate that Intelligence is rare. Very rare:
Creationist critics get their comeuppance
Tangled Up in Blue Guy claims that there is No Need to Redefine the Word Theory I agree but I think he left out some details. Gonna have a talking to that guy.
Most cool: Oregon now has a Day of Reason. It is June 21st. So, one state has one day of reason. That’s better than the other 49, so far.
STATE OF OREGON PROCLAMATION
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS: Application of reason offers a hope for developing and
implementing intelligent, humane, and ethical interactions among people; and
WHEREAS: Philosophies of reason were emphasized when writing the
Constitution of the United States of America and those of its several
WHEREAS: Most citizens value reason and seek to apply it in making decisions
and resolving problems in their lives; and
WHEREAS: Educational programs emphasize acquisition of
reasoning skills in preparing for one’s future.
THEREFORE: I, Theodore R. Kulongoski, Governor of the
State of Oregon, hereby proclaim
June 21, 2008
A Day of Reason
in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my
hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of
Oregon to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the
City of Salem in the State of Oregon on the day,
May 29, 2008.
Theodore R. Kulongoski, Governor
Bill Bradbury, Secretary of State