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War Against Motherhood.

Believe it or not, on Wednesday, 177 Republicans disagreed that "the House of Representatives celebrates the role of mothers in the United States and supports the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day" this following a 412-0 vote in favor (H.Res 1113). Flip-floppers! Why do they hate mothers so? Next they’ll vote against apple pie. Votes…

Saturday Night / Sunday Morning

Electronic – "Get The Message" – 1991

Steve Matheson on Darwin/Hitler

Steve Matheson (a Reformed Christian biologist at Calvin College and occasional commenter here) has this to say about the Darwin/Hitler meme that is popular with the Expelled set: If you’re a Christian who thinks that the Nazis are a useful polemical tool against evolution, then maybe you should read about some of Hitler’s best-known influences.…

A new journal, titled Evolutionary Applications, has just appeared and the 2008 contents will be available online for free. Evolution now permeates essentially all aspects of biology, and evolutionary concepts and methods are being applied to problems of considerable practical importance. For example, concepts in evolutionary biology guide research to reduce drug resistance of pathogens…

The ICR’s Christine Dao has a review of Expelled online where she states: According to From Darwin to Hitler author Richard Weikart, Hitler saw World War II as a Darwinian struggle for existence, and he justified the practice of eugenics by saying that mankind had "transgressed the law of natural selection" by allowing inferior beings…

First West Nile case

The nation’s first case of West Nile Virus of 2008 has been reported here in the Southeast valley, starting the WNV season four to six weeks early. Everybody PANIC!

Dawkins on Stein

Dawkins on Ben Stein: The narrator is somebody called Ben Stein. I had not heard of him, but apparently he is well known to Americans, for it is hard to see why else he would have been chosen to front the film. He certainly can’t have been chosen for his knowledge of science, nor his…

Friday Poem (0314)

A Cow Mourning For Her Calf Oft at some consecrated altar-side,Where fragrant incense burns, a calf lies slain,And from his breast breathes out the warm life-tide:But the lone mother, o’er the grassy landFar ranging, sees his cloven hoof-prints plain,And leaves with roving eyes no spot unscannedFor her lost young, and fills with lowings wildThe shady…

Gordon on Brooks on the shy face of ID

Bruce Gordon is expectorating on Dan Brooks’ post on the ID conference (see here). Remember that Brooks received an email after the meeting "stating that the ID people considered the conference a private meeting,and did not want any of us to discuss it, blog it, or publish anything about it. They said they had no…

Here’s a strategy: Point to some negative consequence, single out a belief system or people group that you don’t particularly like, make a connection–no matter how tenuous–and suggest a solution. Let’s see it applied using an example we’re all familiar with the Discovery Institute using (paging John West!): Eugenics -> Darwinism -> Teach ID. See…