Monthly Archives: October 2008

Dear Steve: Is it OK to vote for McCain?

Many people write and ask me as a Mormon Scientist: Is it OK to vote for Republican John McCain? First let me make it clear that the First Presidency has said that as Mormons we can legitimately support either party … Continue reading

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Latter-day Creationism–A guest post by David H. Bailey!

The Mormon Organon welcomes guest blogger David H. Bailey! David is a researcher at the High-Performance Computational Research Department at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, California. He is a leading figure in the field of high-performance scientific computing. He … Continue reading

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Running on our inner ape

Homo erectus I do not think running meant anything until I had been in the Army for a couple of years. We went on two-mile runs on a regular basis, but I hated it. We ran in formation in long … Continue reading

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My Abstract for the Evolution: the Experince Conference

Evolution: the Experience is an upcoming confrence held in Melbourne, Australia in February 2009: Here is a discription. 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of his landmark publication On the Origin … Continue reading

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Her left brain is nuked and she glimpses something of her spirit

I have described my own loss of mental functioning (here) and have explored the deep physicality of our brain/mind interface in this blog. In a recent book, My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor writes about a brain hemorrhage in … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging at By Common Consent

If I’ve seemed slow on this site, it’s because I’m guest blogging over at By Common Consent. Plus, as everyone who knows me knows, I’m lazy. I’ve done four over there so far: The dead thing in my can of … Continue reading

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Back to the Dark Ages

Omar Nasiri author of Inside the Jihad is quoted in the New York Review of Books as saying: We are totally dependent on the West—for our dishwashers, our clothes, our cars, our education, everything. It is humiliating and every Muslim … Continue reading

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