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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Revolutionary Aspects Of Our War Of Independence

Robert Stapler presents a thorough review of his differences of viewpoint with my earlier post

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy

Hope and change the subject. 

Back to his highest priority: rounds of golf and fund-raising.

Will Kerry Hand Hamas a Victory?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Does The Fed Ever Get It Right?

Read these editorials from The New York Sun:

The Missing Data?

The Fed in danger

What if Janet Yellen is Wrong?

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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’

No Justice For The Victims

A Modest Proposal for Eric Holder: Back Off the Banks

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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 One academic reviewer said that a section should not be published because it “would lead to unnecessary confusion in the climate science community”.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.

Monday, July 07, 2014

No Amount Of Evidence Will Convince Them

True believers in the right of secular socialists to regulate everything would stoutly maintain that global warming was at hand, even in the midst of a new ice age.

It’s politics, not science, driving climate mania