Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Yvonne Martin, Canadian medical missionary to Haiti (pictured on right), is dead. In Haiti with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada, Yvonne had arrived back in the country just 90 minutes before the quake.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Not Muslim Terror Suspect -- that would be insensitive. Not Islamic Terror Suspect -- ditto.
Let's go with Christmas Terror Suspect and redirect the reader's thoughts to a nice, safe Christian holiday.
Wait a minute. I thought Christmas was cancelled. Shouldn't that be Winterfest Terror Suspect?
Glad that Time at least correctly identifies him as an allegedly suspect suspect. Just 'cause you've got a bomb strapped to your undies doesn't mean you plan to use it. I mean, we've all done this, right? How do we know the guy next to him didn't set his pants on fire? And how do we know this wasn't some kind of radical hemorrhoid treatment?! Reasonable Doubt!
I've noticed that Darwin-friendly news stories seem to run in a cycle. The cycle goes like this:
1. A breath-taking new discovery of a missing link that supports the darwinian theory is announced.
2. This breath-taking event leaves the media, er, breathless. They breathlessly goo and gush over it, and duly report it as given to them by the scientists. Like the apostle Paul, a mere messenger, they deliver unto us what they first received.
3. Two, three, four years go by. The discovery is discredited, or downgraded.
4. This is quietly noted in scientific journals. No meaningful retractions are made by the MSM -- especially by those who actively seek to discredit anti-darwinists. Certainly no exposé of the original, false report is made, and certainly no apology is made by the media for bearing false witness. Meanwhile, the original article has served a useful propaganda purpose by reinforcing darwinian notions in society.
In the case of discoveries made in 2009, the 3-4 year cycle collapsed to mere months. And yet the theory itself remains intact, unbruised, unchallenged, and, indeed, unassailable.
Over at EV&N, they're discussing the latest on Tiktaalik.
Read all about it.
Possibly the first time in the history of the planet that these words have been used together in a single sentence.
And, there's a shortage of teeth right now. With all the global "warming" going on, how's a fella supposed to chatter properly when his teeth are in a bag in his neighbor's closet?
Thursday, January 07, 2010
I managed to get down to New Orleans last Saturday from Toronto. My secret Canadian airport tip? Drive to Buffalo.
Canadian travellers were being told to arrive at Pearson (Toronto) three hours before their flights. This was so they could be personally patted down (there are only two types of travelers -- those who look forward to the pat-down, and those who don't) and have their carry-on luggage physically inspected.
Fortunately for me, I had booked a cost-saving ticket out of Buffalo. In fact, the ticket was free, but that's another story -- all about me sensing an over-booked flight in Denver last March, positioning myself so that the instant the "ladies and gentlemen..." announcement began I could dash to the counter to volunteer to go out on a later flight, and getting a free ticket for my troubles. Thank you, United Airlines! But, it was only good in the 48 contiguous, hence, Buffalo. (I'm still feeling a bit badly about knocking over the old lady to get to the counter, but, hey, a free ticket is a free ticket.)
So, I crossed the border at Buffalo (no personal pat-down and no physical inspection of my carry-across) and headed for Uno's for a deep-dish. Uno's -- ahhh! The next morning I arrived at the Buffalo airport at 5:45 am. for a 7:45 am flight, shaving a full hour off the Canadian three-hour requirement. I had my boarding pass in hand and was through security by 6:00 am -- a mere 15 minutes later. I kid you not. Then, to my delirious joy, I discovered a breakfast area that had booths that had electrical outlets! Buffalo -- I'm a fan. (It seems that modern airport designers go out of their way not to provide electrical outlets, when they know we need them -- hello?!
I had been wearing disposable, velcro-snapped underwear so if a thorough underwear-bomber inspection was required, I could just whip them off and hand them over. Turns out this was not required. And yes, for the more literally minded among you, I am just kidding. I did, however, wear my velcro-laced shoes, so I could whip them off and on, and yes, thanks to the shoe bomber, we still have to change into fresh socks even if we have only been wearing our current pair for less than a month.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
End-of-year winners will receive a complimentary subscription to the Ball Bounces.
Read the full thang, here.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
"In a year in which Darwin’s disciples were celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth that the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, mainstream scientific journals published articles declaring:
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Friday, January 01, 2010
"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"