Monthly Archives: September 2009

Defending Darwin’s Legacy

Let us set the record straight once and for all.  Darwin’s famous tome is not properly entitled, The Origin of Species The original and correct title of Darwin’s book is, On the Origin of Species. In fact the complete title … Continue reading »

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A Failure of Citizenship and the Health Care Debacle

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Thomas Jefferson penned those words in an early debate on the role of government in education.  He … Continue reading »

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You Lie!

Imagine the setting.  Feel the history in the pomp and circumstance of a presidential entrance into the chambers of the House of Representatives.  Consider the deep respect commanded by the office of the presidency.  Tradition runs deep and all in … Continue reading »

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Learn Me Some Good Schooling

In 1986, Ronald Reagan addressed our nation’s schools with a speech that focused heavily on his administration’s political accomplishments.  He talked about inheriting a bad economy and declining defense budget, and then declared “And I think it’s fair to say … Continue reading »

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Diamonds are a God’s Best Friend

Diamonds are abundant and not particularly valuable.  This common mineral has become an object of expensive desire through a carefully orchestrated and well funded campaign of deception perpetrated over a span of seven decades.  We have been duped.  We have … Continue reading »

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Two Americas: Rationalists and Arationalists

PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE & RELIGION TODAY:  http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com Before imploding in the face of his sordid extramarital trysts, presidential candidate John Edwards based his campaign on the idea of two Americas, one rich the other poor. He was right about the … Continue reading »

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