Monthly Archives: July 2008

Plan 9 and Malachi agree! It’s time to act on Climate Change

Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm. A moment in time when all the elements necessary to define and structure flawlessness of form and function come together. These moments are rare. It takes the magic of coincidence. … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy of Science, The Environment | 18 Comments

The Great Global Warming Hoax Hoax

Please read my post on The Las Vegas Stylings of Science before you read this one–it relies on it heavily. In January 1991 I heard Al Gore give his Global Warming talk. It was in PowerPoint then too. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy of Science, The Environment | 47 Comments

Sorry–A quick stop at Intelligent Design (Again)

A pause before I hit Global Warming. I’ve had some exchanges with others who seem to misunderstand what Intelligent Design (ID) is. ID is not just the idea that there is a creator behind the universe. ID is a fundamentalist … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Philosophy of Science, Religion | 27 Comments

The Las Vegas Stylings of Science

Getting at what Science is exactly, has not exactly been easy. I introduced Early Wittgenstein last entry so let me start with him again, but with an idea from his later period (but keep in mind the point in my … Continue reading

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The Wittgenstein Merit Badge

It seems hard to reconcile with everything you know is right, but I was once a scoutmaster. Not long mind you. After my first summer camp and the boys all came back without merit badges and believing in evolution and … Continue reading

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Why the Lamanite-DNA Question is Irrelevant (and why this means you should believe in evolution)

I find the Lamanite-DNA question, like, sooo boring. Consider this : You are only related to your children by half. They only share a half of your DNA. Your grandchildren, half of that again or about a fourth. You loose … Continue reading

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When faith is frightened by science, both lose (A response to those who want us to choose between them)

This entry was precipitated by Gary over at the No Death Before the Fall blog. Obviously I don’t need to point out that Gary and I disagree. Actually, I like his blog and he makes an interesting foil for my … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Religion | 23 Comments