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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Judeo-Christianity: the Essence of Western Civilization

Jeff Lukens gives us a synoptic account of the Bible’s role.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Darwinian Evolution: the Foundation of Liberal-Socialism

A reader believes that characterization is completely absurd.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Confirmation from the Playing Field

Frank Madarasz, responding to Scientific Snake-Oil, emailed the comment below. 

Frank earned a doctorate in theoretical condensed matter physics and served as a Research Professor of Optical Sciences and Engineering in the University of Alabama in Huntsville.? He also worked with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, where he worked to establish cooperative nano-science/technology research programs between Taiwanese scientists and the U. S. Air Force.?

Tom,

I told you sometime ago in the write up I made on scientific research that since WW II one of the big failings of the system was to have the government get directly involved with academic research.? This was the result of the Mansfield amendment of 1969.

Faculty get promoted and given raises not so much based on their scholarship, research and teaching as much as the money they bring in.? And the money they bring in is mainly from the government that has task oriented projects and these change ever several years.? The new breed of scientific researcher who wants this funding has to become and expert over night in a variety of areas.? Of course they cannot so most bend the facts a little and do the same to get follow on funding.

Frank

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/26 at 10:14 PM
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Scientific Snake-Oil

Much of what passes for science today has credentials no more valid than those of 19th century carnival barkers touting their patented snake-oils as miraculous cures for all of mankind’s ailments.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/26 at 05:37 PM
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Hillary Still Channeling Eleanor Roosevelt

Senator Clinton is in thrall to the malign influence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Friday, September 21, 2007

1929 Parallels

Central banks are not so wise or powerful as most people assume them to be.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/21 at 09:25 PM
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The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

Ill effects of relentless inflationary government spending are becoming more painfully clear every day.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/21 at 02:17 PM
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Faith Unconquerable by Fact

ScrappleFace’s satirical New Lack of Evidence Boosts Certainty of Darwinism is an accurate reflection of the ever-hopeful, never-provable speculative nature of Darwinian evolution, which is a principal foundation block of the materialistic religion of socialism, known as liberalism in the United States.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/19 at 12:56 PM
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James Wilson: A Nearly Forgotten Founder

Today’s students have become easy prey for anti-American educators, who teach them that our nation was founded as an amoral, materialistic society, by men whose only concern was self-enrichment at the expense of “the people.”  Only by spotlighting the people and the moral ethos that produced the Constitution can we expect to restore and to preserve the original Constitution.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The American Eagle’s Two Wings

Robert Curry presents another essay in his series making us aware of the moral underpinnings, the unwritten constitution, upon which the written Constitution rests.