Thursday, September 30, 2004

On To The Vice Presidential Debate

So much for the first presidential debate. Next up is the vice presidential debate, which, I believe, is going to wipe away any short-term effect from tonight's event. Four years ago, I distinctly recall the VP debate causing folks to say, "Gee, I wish these were the guys running for President! Why don't they just flip the tickets?" Lieberman and Cheney seemed so much more...well...competent, than either of the presidential candidates. Four years ago the VP candidates were pretty evenly matched in terms of qualifications. This time it should be no contest. Plus, I don't know if anyone's actually noticed yet, but Edwards is exceedingly annoying.

I'm not saying that I'm unhappy with Bush at the top of the ticket. I'm not. But the VP debate should definitely undo any damage caused to Bush by this one.

The Debate

Well, I've been watching the first 25 minutes of this thing, and I'm not sure if I can watch more. It just seems annoying and pointless. Neither of these guys is really capable of excelling in this format, and the whole thing is grating. Kerry is Kerry, Bush is Bush, and if you don't know who these guys are by now, and what they stand for (or don't stand for), then you really shouldn't be voting!

My guess is that to most people this thing will seem beside the point and will be written off as a waste of time and a worthless way to learn anything new. On the plus side, Bush is about as awkward as ever when it comes to debating, so nothing new there, and Kerry is as unlikeable as ever, so he's not going to gain anything by this.

When I was a Silicon Valley guy, the management of my company used to joke that the competition in our industry niche was "like a knife fight in a phonebooth." I'm getting that feeling now.

So the teevee is now off!

Update: Doug, a commenter at Roger L. Simon's site, had this to say:

Let me make a few observations:

1. Debates should be eliminated in presidential politics. We didn't need debates to select Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Truman Eisenhower, Lincoln etc. etc. These are exercises in silliness. No candidate is going to allow himself to be put in a position where he can be made to look foolish. And an election should not be decided on whether a president looks at his watch or sighs or grimaces.

2. It is truly impossible for a biased person to genuinely analyze a candidates performance. Roger and I think Kerry is a lying weazle so we disregard everything he says and think everyone else feels that way. Same is true vice versa. So I will not bother to give you my personal views on the performances except to say that Kerry left himself so wide open for sharp counter-attack that it killed me that Bush does not have the skills to go in for the kill. I wished while watching it that Bush could have chanelled JFK. (the original that is) But that is not who he is.

3. I think the MSM will DEFINITELY spin this as a Kerry victory. I hear it already. "Kerry lived to fight another day." As if Bush was going to blow him away in a debate. As for the question of whether it will actually sway voters, I find it hard to believe that anyone who was concerned about Kerry's resolve or leadership skills will really be impressed by a ninety minute sound bite fest. So I would be surprised if the debate really moves the numbers.

4. I am listening to some jackass on WABC say "Bush failed to deliver the knock out blow. He was the George Forman tonight and Ali got off the ropes." We have got to stop these. Someone has to say the emperor has no clothes.
I agree with Doug. Basically, since no one should be making an important decision about whom to vote for based on one of these debates, why should they be given the opportunity? I'd be happy to see these things pass into the mists of history. However, I would think they'd still have a valuable role to play during the primaries.

I've got some thoughts about the upcoming vice presidential debates posted here.

Update: Looks like Captain Ed feels the same way.


Well, in the last year or so, I've seen the blogosphere go from driving stories (Trent Lott, Swift Vets), to almost instantaneously debunking stories (RatherGate), to preemptively debunking stories. Someone has called this "A forgery used to debunk the forgery debunking".

Allawi: Chimpy's Imperial Mini-Me

A bit of humor, courtesy of Iowahawk via Right Wing News.

The Faith of the President

Reading about this would surely drive a lot of left-wingers nuts, but I like it. The longer version of the story is here.

Extra Credit Reading

Michael Totten has a good post about the slums of Paris, including lengthy quotes from an article by Theodore Dalrymple (a great writer about modern social pathology in Europe). I've seen these slums on the train ride into Paris. Totten does not exaggerate.

A Tale of Two Stories

No new information here, but the Media Research Center has done a nice consolidated summary of how this campaign season's two big parallel stories have been handled. This is a good reference for those who have not already examined this.

How Servicemen View this 'Draft Talk'

Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit has a good round up on this. Included is this e-mail he received [I've cleaned up some typos in the e-mail]:
Our 22 year old son is a US Marine, SpOps. His Btn just returned from the al Anbar region of Iraq. They have the unfortunate distinction of having taken the most casualties of any Coalition unit in Iraq (33 KIA 200+ WIA, sent home). However, they - in the proud tradition of US Marines, and specifically the 7th Marine Regiment - killed over 3,000 of the enemy bringing peace to the region to which they were assigned. They took on an area where there was murderous terrorist activity on a daily basis and today, it's as safe as most of Philly.

I can guarantee you, because I had this conversation with Josh and with his comrades-in-arms, they DO NOT WANT conscripted kids with them. At home, they are the finest men this country has to offer. Polite, generous and even lightly patriotic. At work they are the worst enemy of people who attack the US. They are committed to what they do. They don't need whining, snotty children clinging to mommy's apron who they would have to babysit.

So, please contact Rep. Rangel and the other Democrats who put forth this legislation. Tell them to withdraw it - not that it has a snowball's chance in Baghdad of passing anyway. And please, don't fear for your sons. My son and his friends, WILLINGLY sleeping in holes in the sand and eating MRE's will make sure you and your sons can all sleep well in your soft beds after a quiet dinner.

Michael Becker
Phoenix, AZ
very proud father of LCpl Josh. The best man we know...

Excellent Moral Analysis

My father sent me an e-mail pointing out this article by Stefan Beck. Please read the whole thing. It is an outstanding philosophically informed piece which ties an important concept of personal virtue into our domestic politics, and into the situation in Iraq. It is precisely this sort of analysis and way of looking at things that inspires the slogan I've placed below my blog title. Yes, the article is "anti-Kerry", but it illustrates the relationship between personal morality and global geopolitics. Subduing the barbarians "outside the gate" does indeed start with subduing the "barbarian in the mirror".

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Over the years I've grown wary of politicians bearing statistics. Especially Democratic ones. Especially Democratic ones running for President. Alan Reynolds has a column explaining some of the latest chicanery.

Coulter is Good Today

Ann Coulter is at the top of her form today in a column which includes a look back at poll numbers and associated rationalizations before previous elections.

The polls for Kerry are so bad that Al Hunt and Michael Moore are starting to yelp, "The polls mean nothing! Ignore the polls!" The only polls liberals ever considered "unimpeachable" were the ones that showed high approval ratings for Clinton during his impeachment – who never got a 50 percent approval rating from Americans in an actual election.

Soon Democrats will be wheeling out the old chestnut about the only poll that counts being the one they take on Dec. 2 (or whenever they finish the recount demanded by Democrats after Kerry's loss).

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Memogate Not Enough for CBS

Cold Fury has a nicely written post regarding CBS treating the "Bush Has a Secret Plan to Reinstate the Draft" hoax as if it were accurate, or not fake, or whatever.

Well, That Would Be Interesting

A scientific discovery with a strong tie-in to Genesis?

I Don't Think I'm Being Credulous

The more I've read up on and thought about the whole Bush National Guard story, the more I'm convinced that there is NOTHING fishy going on about how Bush got into the guard, whether his service was honorable, whether he was insubordinate, whether strings were pulled, etc. The whole thing seems absolutely on the up and up, to me. CBS's behavior in using forged memos to establish their "blockbuster revelation" story had me beginning to doubt the widespread conventional wisdom that says "Of course Bush pulled strings to get into the guard in order to avoid Vietnam service." For one thing, if the story was so well established then why the need for a new blockbuster revelation to prove it? How can the memos be "fake but accurate" if they were key to a new revelation that finally, at long last, proves what everyone supposedly knew all along, but somehow couldn't prove previously?

But that has all been covered again and again, elsewhere. What is new are the types things being highlighted by Ann Althouse today. Over the last few days I've seen other such indications (sorry, do not have links). One example is that Bush racked up three times as many points as he was required to while he was in the Guard.

This is worth reading. Also, I note that, like Bush, it was my dad who inspired me to become a pilot. My grandfather was a pilot, too. Not military for any of us, just general aviation. But I can empathize with Bush taking advantage of whatever chance he had to learn how to fly jets.

Massive Voter Fraud?

There've been some troubling signs. This could get very ugly.

Update: For accounts of my experiences registering voters the old-fashioned, honest way, see here and here.

Liberals Don't Think in Black and White

From The Corner:
SIGH [Jonah Goldberg]

One more for the how liberals see themselves file. What I love about these explanations (We good. They bad. They simple. We complex.) is that they are so dualistic and simplistic in their us-versus-them-ness at the same time they righteously denounce that kind of thinking. From the novelist Roland Merullo in today's Boston Globe:

At their essence, conservatives are on guard, bristling, armed with a righteous anger, prone to mockery of their enemies, sure of themselves, unwilling to criticize America, especially by comparing it to anyplace else. The attacks of Sept. 11 only confirmed their world view: We are constantly at risk.

Liberals are mannered, sensitive, armed with intellectual cynicism, self-critical, eager to learn from other cultures, wanting there to be no pain in the world. The attacks made them sad and angry, too, but their reflex was more pensive than vengeful.
If I were John Belushi, I'd smash this guy's guitar against the wall.

Posted at 08:04 AM


This Jonah Goldberg blast from the past is a must read. Excerpting doesn't do it justice.

Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

From The Corner:

This morning on GMA, Kerry blamed his I-voted-for-before-I-voted-against soundbite on fatigue: "It was a very inarticulate way of saying something and I had one of those moments late in the evening when I was tired in the primaries and didn't say something clearly. But it reflects the truth of the position, which is, I thought, to have the wealthiest people in America share the burden of paying for that war. It was a protest. Sometimes you have to stand up and be counted." Turns out he said it at a noon event.

Posted at 10:34 AM

Kerry and Nixon

Kerry reminded me quite a bit of Nixon during his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. Jonah has also noticed some Nixonesqueness.

Ye Olde Joust and Debate

Tony Blankley makes and analogy and gives some analysis.

We can almost see Sir Joe of Lockhart sneaking into the opponent's stables the night before to cut the tendons of Prince George's stead. Or Dan, the Baronet Bartlett, craftily telling Black Prince John's men not to worry: "For my own good Lord hath barely ever ridden in such contests, and knows not the artifice of combat. Rest easy tonight, for tomorrow, you shall surely sleep in the castle's soft sheets."

It's all quite charming -- this drama of the first debate as presented by the courtly class of pundits, jesters and fools. But if history is any guide, Thursday night's joust will not be the decisive element in the presidential campaign -- because the voters are not the damned fools that journalists think they are.

Before Honor is Humility

Michelle Malkin!

Disrespecting Allawi

Brent Bozell, head of the Media Research Center, has a good roundup of how the cynical, defeatist MSM has treated Iraq's PM.

Pardon some counter-cynicism here. What, to our media, makes a credible Middle East leader? Could we see last week's news coverage -- and the last few decades of news coverage -- and suspect that hostility to democracy, if not the United States, makes one a more credible world leader to our media elite? Isn't it quite obvious at this point that crooked, violence-affirming Yasser Arafat has received a much better press than Prime Minister Allawi? Hasn't "moderate" Ayatollah Khatemi of Iran received a much better press? Hasn't iron-fisted Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak received a much better press?

The media should consider that it is they who sound like puppets -- puppets of Moqtada el-Sadr and Abu Musab Zarqawi, who want America to think that Iraq is a hopeless sinkhole and America would be wise to say uncle and withdraw. They are the ones who sound almost eager to delay Iraqi elections. They are the ones who make every suicide bombing and every savage beheading the only political facts from Iraq that matter. They are the primary audience for the terrorists' P.R. campaign of fear -- and it's working.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Debate Parody

Via PoliPundit. MadTV has done an excellent parody of a Bush vs Kerry debate. The guy doing Bush has got his impersonation down cold. Many laugh-out-loud moments. See it here. Also, if you've not already seen it (it's been out for months), be sure to view the animation over at JibJab.

New Ad Takes Gloves Off

Read all about it! See the ad, an outraged reaction to it, and a fisking of that reaction here.

Halliburton? What About France, UN?

Lee, at Right Thinking from the Left Coast, has a good point.

The thing that really should surprise me (and doesn’t) is the vacuous silence we’re hearing from the left on these matters. Despite there being not a shred of evidence, we constantly hear charges of corruption when it comes to the Bush administration, Halliburton, and Iraq. Yet here we have a clear-cut case of corruption, one which obviously kept the Iraqi people enslaved and dying, yet because it concerns the beloved United Nations and France (which has free health care, you know) we don’t hear so much as a peep from the protesting hippy left.

Americans and American corporations are to be protested at every instance, but the UN and France always get a free pass. That’s the credo of the American left, my friends. Blame America first at every possible opportunity.

A Two Month Retrospective

Via Instapundit : A blogger has done a nice job laying out the timeline of Kerry's calamitous August and September. Lots of links. It's interesting to see the chronology laid out. It's been kind of a blur with so much happening.

Another Paso Robles Quake

A 6.0 just hit the Paso Robles area at 10:15. I felt it here in Palo Alto. It was pretty much the same "boat at the dock" rolling feeling that the last Paso Robles quake yielded. I think that was a 7.1. This one was a lot shorter. But I thought to myself, "Okay, this feels like it's coming from far away". I went outside while it was still rolling, because the '89 Loma Prieta quake also had a slow start, and I wanted to be out of the building if the Big Snap came. In '89 I was sitting at my desk at work in Santa Clara. It started with a gentle jiggle, gentle enough that I had to look up at the sprinklers and ceiling tiles to make sure it was a quake and not just a truck going by or the HVAC starting up. I said "oh, a little temblor" (we'd been having those for months). Then the Big Snap came and I was under my desk in a flash. After that it was like being on an amusement park ride. During the aftershocks, I was out in the parking lot, and you could see the cars going up and down as the waves came through...

How Can You Not Know This is Wrong?

Via The Corner at NRO. What can one say? Also, lots more blasphemy where that came from here.

Kerry Spot Has Got it Goin' On

From now until Election Day, the Kerry Spot over on National Review Online, is a must-read. Many good posts today, including this, this, this, this, and this.

Note: Second to last link seems to be broken. The title of the post is "Hitch on the October Surprise". It can be reached from the main Kerry Spot page.

Now That is One Smooth Pumpkin!

Botox and a tan! Imagine, a Jack-O-Lantern that can't arch its eyebrows! Halloween has come early this year!

The Kerry Spot has some related comments under the title "Orange You Glad There's Only Three Debates?"

Monday, September 27, 2004

Ultimate Kerry Ad

A very effective John Kerry radio ad spoof. The gist: John Kerry supports the positions of all Americans. Plenty of sound bites from the man himself prove it!

Nicely Done

Okay, now this is a cool t-shirt! It can be bought here. I may just have to get one and wear it around Palo Alto. Somehow it encapsulates my whole political philosophy in one simple image. And yes, I do think the original Che image is a superb political icon, as political icons go.

Sky Captain

This weekend I saw Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a film I can definitely recommend. It is visually stunning, sort of a cross between Metropolis, War of the Worlds, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The story line is corny as hell, and lots of impossible things happen, but, that is in the nature of the kind of 1930's retro-adventure the movie is trying to be. A lot of impossible things happened in King Kong, too. The movie prominently features a P-40 Warhawk fighter plane, which I've always thought was a great-looking machine...

Update: Brian over at Peeve Farm also saw the movie and commented on it.

NYT and Left Wing Blogs

David Frum has a very interesting take on a New York Times article that has gotten much discussion in the blogosphere. Bloggers have been complaining that, true to form, the article only highlighted left-leaning blogs. As Frum says, "The right-wing bloggers should be grateful to have been spared."

Update: The Evangelical Outpost also has a nice entry regarding this story.

Demoralizing the Troops

Jed Babbin points out that Kerry's "nuanced position" on Iraq risks demoralizing the troops. Maybe that's the idea, non?

If Kerry wanted to demoralize our forces, he would say little that's different from what he is saying now. As he continues to tack with the breeze, it's clear that there is no underlying principle that guides him, no resolve in his mind that the lives lost should not have been in vain. Kerry's message does not promise the men and women who are risking their lives that their sacrifices will buy anything different from what dozens of lives bought in Somalia. Instead, Kerry says that we want to turn Iraq over to others, and bug out. Our troops' morale — as best I can gauge it — is not down. They're not happy about doing what they're committed to do: No one wants to fight or suffer or die. But their morale depends on the resolve and commitment of their commander in chief, and the bond of trust between them and the president. If their morale isn't down yet, it will sink more and more as they think about what Kerry would do as president. They know he will not finish the job.

A Clearly Insane Idea

Jeff Jacoby explains why government compensation (average $2.1 million) for the families of 9/11 victims was such a foolish idea.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Norman Geras

Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian made this asinine point:
If everyone in the world will be affected by this election, shouldn't everyone
in the world have a vote?
Norman eviscerates this idea at his blog. What is it about left wingers and the way they think that their millimeter-deep first-glance analysis of things is so profound? Not only do they think that they are being profound, but they believe that a person who can't see their point (maybe because that person is looking a centimeter or even a meter deep), must be absolutely stupid, or evil. After all, you have to be pretty dumb not to be able to see into that millimeter!

Roger L. Simon makes the point that if Europe doesn't like the fact that the United States has so much power in this world, well, Europe has no one to blame but itself.

Jonah Goldberg

Jonah wrote a nice article back in December of '01 that is apropos reading once again. He was even edgier 3 years ago than he is today:

Besides, I'd love to see Dan Rather try to make me his bitch. I'd wait in my office with a pillow sack full of soda cans and then I'd…

Chronicle of Higher Education Forum

It's all worth reading, here's one exchange:

Question from David Forman, Concordia University, Montreal:

Since conservative American ideology, in its current incarnation, is hostile to free speech, hostile to the free exchange of ideas, suspicious of scientific inquiry that is free of ideological pressure, and generally anti-intellectual, isn't a forcefully articulated anticonservative stance a simple matter of self-preservation for University Professors? Shouldn't we try to preserve a free society in which we can practice our chosen profession freely?

Robert G. Natelson:

Dear Mr. Forman:

Since your premise is nonsense, I can't really respond to your question. The premise suggests one of my principal points: Many academics live in an environment in which they are not exposed to modern conservative thought.A personal example: I'm conservative, and I don't think that even my worse enemies would accuse me of the things you ascribe to conservatives.

Thanks for writing.

Rob Natelson

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Registering Voters II

San Mateo is right smack in the middle of the bluest of the blue zones of the country. It's a suburb about 15 miles south of San Francisco. Quite a wealthy area, so plenty of Volvo's and Mercedes with Kerry stickers on them. Also, many Kerry/Edwards yard signs, with no Bush signs in sight. Now, there's a good reason why you don't see a lot of Bush signs and bumper stickers around. Namely, the threat of vandalism. The lady I mentioned in the last post, the one who'd changed from Democrat to Republican and was volunteering at the table, had just had her car spray painted with white spray paint because it had a Bush sticker (she was able to wash it off).

Here is a must read post which talks about this by a guy who lives in Cupertino, which is also near here in the Sea of Blue:


A lot of the folks who stopped by said they were really happy to see us here, and lots of people gave us the thumbs up and a smile as they walked by, even if they didn't stop to converse. There were plenty who expressed the sentiment "I didn't know there were any Republicans in San Mateo County! It's great to see you guys out here!" One of the guys who registered had a Harley Davidson tee shirt on and looked like a salt-of-the-earth biker type. He said the last time he voted was 1968, and after that he didn't vote because the whole system seemed rigged and corrupt to him. But he thinks it's important enough for him to register and vote this time because Kerry is the last person he wants as Commander in Chief when we need to be beating the terrorists.

The most lively, interesting, and funny people we talked to were transplanted New Yorkers. We talked to quite a few of those. One of the New Yorkers was a former cop and Air Force MP, and he stuck around for awhile. He noted that people were often surprising in how their political affiliation did not match their looks. On a couple of occasions, folks you would have pegged as Nader voters stopped by the table and turned out to be enthusiastic Republicans. The New Yorker said "I would have bet my last dollar that those guys would be flaming liberals!"

There have also been a couple of folks who seemed fairly non-political, but had been excited by seeing the Republican Convention and wanted to vote for "those guys". Last week at another location there was an older Chinese lady who had never voted before, had no idea how the process worked, but said "I watched the convention, I want to vote for Bush!", as she waved her little fist in the air. It was cute.

And a lot of people said they were just plain disgusted by all of the bitterness and acrimony coming from the left, and they felt that that was something that just needed to be defeated.

A few people were refreshingly non-political, and said, "you know, I don't even know what party I am!" Although I think it's important to be well-informed, there is something kind of heartwarming about folks who just live their lives and don't take too much notice of the battles being waged. I don't know why, but they're just failing to notice the outrageous fact that Bush = Hitler.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Registering Voters

I just got back from manning a Bush/Cheney voter registration table outside of a Safeway in San Mateo, CA. We signed up about 10 new voters, many of whom had never voted before, or not in a very long time. There were only 2 who identified as Democrat.

There were many delightful conversations with folks who stopped by, many expressing that they'd voted Democrat in the past but had to go for Bush this time around, as well as others who were going Republican for good. In fact, within the couple who manned the table with me when I first got there, the wife had just changed her affiliation from Democrat and was enthusiastically volunteering for "the other side".

There were a few exchanges with some raving lefties. One middle aged guy walked by, glaring at us and saying in a loud voice of righteous indignation, "you have blood on your hands!". Another middle aged woman stared at us and said "How dare you come to Safeway. Shame on you! Shame on you." Another guy said "How many kids have died? 1015 now!" I said back, "How many kids were liberated, sir?" He said "Liberated from what?!? I replied "Liberated from tyranny, sir." After which he huffed off into the store. We've been trained to not engage in arguments, but I tell, you it's difficult at times.

At any rate, it was a lovely time out there, and its great to be on the front lines, dealing with regular folks, and getting a living, breathing 3D feeling for how the political winds are blowing (whether accurate or not, I don't know). I highly recommend getting involved!

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Intelligent Design/Evolution Posts

December 2004


What Kind of God

February 2005

Designs Of The Times

March 2005

The Emperor Sure Does Look Grand

April 2005

The Impersonal Deterministic Laws Of Physics Have Constrained Me To Disbelieve In Philosophical Naturalism. My Bad.

Excellent Online Lecture

May 2005

The Great Debate

Some Excellent Television

Case In Point: Why Intelligent Design Is A Growing Movement

A Beautiful, Superb Article

Well, Well, Well

Good Analogy

I'm Thinking There Really Must Be Something To It

Peeve Farm On Intelligent Design

American Spectator Has Good ID Intro

Embrace Futility And Love It. Otherwise You Are A Fascist Theocrat.

Is It A Certain Truth That Doubt Must Trump Certainty? I Doubt It. I Most Certainly Do.

June 2005

That Mystical Negation Symbol, Again

Caricatured Argument

Outstanding Evolution Essay

Outstanding Evolution Essay Part Deux

Who Designed The Designer?

July 2005

Clearing The Air

Some Natural Theology

August 2005

Immutable Science That Dare Not Be Questioned

The Little Engine That Could

Darwinism Has Nothing To Do With Atheism? Good. Take The Salamander Off Your Car, Then.

So, When Arguing Before Congress Or A School Board, Science Doesn't Imply Atheism, Otherwise, It Does?

A Philosophical Fisking

Oh, The Irony

Chopra On ID

Meta Ignorance


September 2005

The Lynchpin, The Very Cornerstone. Not Quite.

Flypaper For The Darwinist Peanut Gallery

October 2005

A Pro-ID Column In A Most Unexpected Place

An Excellent Book Review

We Have Separation Of Church And State In This Country. Therefore There Can Be No Scientific Evidence That Life Was Designed!

What's Good For The Goose

Well Said

It's Nobody's Fault

A Principle For Examining The Intelligent Design Controversy

A Coupla Good Evolution Essays

November 2005

Light The Way Before Us, O Priest. Light The Way With Your Bunsen Burner.

Here Is What My Religion Teaches About Intelligent Design

Bravura Commentary On The ID/Evolution Debate

An Engineer's Look At Biological Design

Genuine Rocket Scientist On ID

Apologetics By TenNapel

December 2005

Nice Mainstream ID Article

A Muslim On ID

A Term Defined

The Sheer Madness Of The Left

A Touching Faith In Magic

Pretty Good Forum Post

With The Entrails Of The Last Priest

And So It Goes

Excellent ID/Evolution Article

Darwinism: The Queen Of The Junk Sciences

January 2006

Wow, That Would Be A Brilliant Strategy. Do Please Try It.

Pay No Attention To The Salamander

Thuggery, Pure And Simple

What He Said

Bring. It. On.

No One Owns The Data Of Science

Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself

I Got Your 'Unfalsifiable' Right Here

Orson Scott Card Weighs In

Rebuttal To The Rebuttal

Succinctly Stated

February 2006

Anti-Theism Column

Behe Defends Self Against Sophistry Of Judge Jones

No Real Biologist Doubts Darwinsim, Because, After All, If You Doubt Darwinism, You're Not A Real Biologist!

Newton's Principia Does Not Belong In The Science Classroom

March 2006

Proper Science Would Be Unthinkable Without It


ID'ists Are After Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Let The Sunshine In

There Is Nothing Unconstitutional About 'Bad Science' Or 'Not Science

Berlinski Amuses

April 2006

Sorry, But Death Is Not A Creative Force

Missing Link

There Is No Controversy, And We Are Debating It

Swing And A Miss

Desperate Explaining Away

Striking A Brave Blow For Freedom Of Inquiry

The Great Debate

First Time I've Seen It Stated Quite Like This

Some Monkeys Want To Use Educational Film Strips To Tell Other Monkeys What To Think About Being Monkeys

May 2006

The Theory Rests On Very Solid Fundamental Theological Arguments

June 2006

The Designer Speaks

Man-Made Invention Of Soothing Religious Ideas

Co-option. Is There Anything It Can't Do?

July 2006

Medawar, Eden, and Ulam Are Just A Bunch Of Bush Voting Theocratic Morons

Sophistry Leads To Stimulating Discussion

Evolutionary Dead Ends

Obviously, Only Catholics Have Standing To Assess The Believability Of Catholicism

August 2006

A Counter-Analogy

If Darwinists Wonder Why ID Is Gaining Adherents, All They Need Do Is Look In The Mirror

In The Interests Of Prudence And Comity, Theists Really Ought To Shut Their Pie Holes

Chesterton Quote

September 2006

The Inescapable Clutches Of Evolution Somehow Let This Guy Slip Through

The Complex Traits Just Poof Into Existence, And Natural Selection Then Does All The Heavy Lifting

Good Q&A

You May Be A Fundamentalist Atheist If...

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Darckr Photo Links

For my convenience, a few links:


Art set

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