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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Steve Forbes’s Take On The Hamas-Israeli Confrontation

Time To Get Real On Israel And The Mideast

Kerry Blunders, Obama Thunders Platitudes

Foreign policy ineptitude on parade yet again in the Middle East.

Kerry v. Israel: Why It Gets Personal


Hamas Knows It Is Losing

A Gaza timeline: A primer on what led to the escalation of fighting between Israel and Hamas

Monday, July 28, 2014

Criminality In Foreign Affairs

Liberal-progressives, since the days of the Warren Supreme Court, have institutionalized the notion that neither the law-abiding public nor victims have rights of protection against criminals.  More important, in the liberal-progressive view, is allowing a criminal to go free on technicalities than seeing that justice is done.

The Obama administration now has extended that doctrine to its foreign policy.  When the criminals are Islamic jihadists such as Hamas, any defensive action by Israel is denounced by Obama or Kerry as unacceptable aggression. 

Israel has little choice but to do its best to obliterate Hamas’s capacity to fire hundreds of rockets daily into civilian settlements and cities in Israel.  Since Israel will be denounced no matter what it does to defend itself, the Israelis should proceed full-speed with their assault against Hamas in Gaza.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Obama Remains Bent On Economic Suicide

Obama Take Heed: Aussies Repeal ‘Economy Killer’ Carbon Tax

The best that can be said for Obama and his liberal-progressive supporters is that they are ignorant of economic reality.

The other explanation is that, as worshippers of the collectivized, socialistic political state, they are driven by faith that destroying economic prosperity for the present generation will produce a magically better human condition for future generations.  That’s, of course, the same rationale that led liberal-progressives in the 1920s and 1930s to support Lenin’s and Stalin’s liquidation of tens of millions of Russian citizens.

The Oceans Are Cooling

Deep Oceans Are Cooling Amidst A Sea of Modeling Uncertainty: New Research on Ocean Heat Content

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Brief Overview Of Darwinian Improbability

Barton Bennett emailed a link to Douglas Ell’s lecture at MIT outlining the mathematical near impossibility for life to have been created by random chance and for all life forms to have evolved purely by purposeless chance.

Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Socialistic Collectivism Leads To Poverty

Socialism requires government spending in excess of a society’s income from useful production.  Socialism’s Holy Grail - social justice - is in reality reduction of everyone to an equal and increasing level of poverty.

Thomas Piketty and Mises’s ‘The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality’

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Why So Many People Still Believe In Man-Made Global Warming

Most of the public never hear the other side of the story.  Mainstream, liberal-progressive media suppress countervailing data to facilitate climatology’s Nazi-style Big Lie.

As has been noted many times, if global-warming claques were real scientists, they would welcome all data and any debate, because that is the only way to arrive at the truth.  Instead, they foment climate hysteria to extort more taxpayers’ dollars to fund their research grants.

Voices of dissent drowned out by climate change scientists


Research that questioned the accuracy of computer models used to predict global warming was “censored” by climate scientists, it was alleged yesterday. One academic reviewer said that a section should not be published because it “would lead to unnecessary confusion in the climate science community”. Another wrote: “This entire discussion has to disappear.”—Ben Webster, The Times, 8 July 2014


Revealed: How environmentalists were allowed to draft Obama’s White House energy policy

Philosophical Assessment Of Darwinism

At First Things, Columnist Stephen Webb Gives Intelligent-Design Critic Stephen Meredith an Education


“Darwin, like all moderns, believed that matter was something particular, that matter is composed of small bits of stuff called atoms, and thus it can be pushed from behind, as it were, without being pulled from beyond, by form. His theory of the struggle for survival is a direct result of this isolation of secondary causation. Nature is all pushing and shoving, with no direction or goal. Causation for Darwin becomes a perverse kind of vitalism where violence and chance are the chief manifestations of life.” 

Hence the assertion of Thomas Huxley in Darwin’s day that there is no such thing as sin; there is only nature’s blind struggle for survival.  Hence Karl Marx’s contemporaneous embrace of Darwinism as supporting the inevitable workers’ revolutionary overthrow of individualistic society and its replacement by the collectivistic, communistic political state.

While the referenced article does not mention it, as even Darwinian microbiologists admit, almost all random mutations in DNA or RNA produce harmful effects rather than beneficial improvements.  Thus the likelihood of random mutations cumulatively, over millions of years, producing all observed phyla, genera, and species from a single original living cell is on the order the ratio of the number one to the estimated number of atoms in the entire universe.

The problem for Darwinians is that the odds are vanishingly small for purposeful, directed information with the complexity of DNA and RNA to have arisen by chance.

What seems to be the reality is that purposeful, directed information in the form of DNA, RNA and other cellular components is the real driver of the forms and characteristics of living organisms.  Random mutations are not purposeful, directed information that could control the maturation of a cell or of the organism in which it resides.  To understand the difference, think of a computer’s operating system, a complex system, but nowhere near as complex as ordinary chains of DNA and RNA in a living cell.  Randomly introducing bits of computer code into a computer operating system will not then, or over time, improve the operating system; doing so will most likely stop the operating system from functioning.

They Would Be The Gods Of Creation

Darwinian evolutionists dismiss the existence of God, the Creator of the universe.  They presume to that role themselves.