Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Intelligent Design != Science

I am getting sick and tired of these overly religious folk trying to infest this nations public schools with a school of thought that has been proven not be true. Evolution is a enforced theory relating to the gradual change in organisms over a period of time, which allows for species to evolve into others. Intelligent Design is a psuedo-science that says a man in the sky snapped his fingers and created everything, not scientific by any means.

This is the scientific method:
1. Observe a strange and interesting aspect of the universe.
2. Develop a hypothesis which may explain this aspect.
4. Does the evidence support this claim? If so, you have a working theory, if not go back to step 2.

Creationists seem intent on skipping step 3 and replacing it with "Bitch, moan, cry and make wild accusations of discrimination" or "Explain in vague terms and immensely innaccurate ways that evolution doesnt work or cant work, even at the expense of logic and intelligent reasoning." Neither of these alternate methods enforce their "theory" in any way, but it makes them look like a victim, which they are not.

Here is a blog post I made way back about "intelligent design":

"My Thoughts on: Ohio Education.
I do not have a public education, (I have a private school education, I am not some backwater hick), I have never been to any public school, I do not know the meaning of prayerless moment of silence. I have never been to a school where the Pledge of Alliegence is not said every single morning. Yet I know, as everyone else with common sense, that creationism is not science.

Creationism is the belief that a higher being created everything (basically a god-squad belief). Now, as anyone should know, the most common scientific fact on the origin of life is that of evolution, the accepted origin of life. Evolution states, in laymans terms, that creatures change over time. When a creature has a trait which gives an advantage over another, the creature with the advantage has a better chance of survival, and thus a better chance to mate and pass the trait on. Makes sense, doesnt it? It happens everyday, maybe not in the human arena, Humans have tried to take themselves out of the evolution arena, we have done it well so far but we change none the less.

Those who would rather scrap scientific fact all together and go back to the days before the "Monkey Trial" are standing behind a farce called "Intelligent design" which states that life is too complex to be explained by a simple idea such as evolution. (These are probably the same people who believe the world began 30,000 years ago and that Adam and Eve were real).

They support their idea of "Intelligent Design" by crying over unfair treatment in the scientific community. They claim extensive, and successful testing, yet fail to provide proof or even results, hoping that they can just force their views. They refuse to test their theory using accepted facts and methods. Those supporting Intelligent Design just wish to bypass scientific testing and go straight into the textbooks. If they are scientists than I am a midget, and I am not.

If you live in Ohio, and the State Board of Education votes this jibber jabber into the curriculum, Vote their asses out onto the streets, I know I will.

Visit these sites and draw your own conclusions.
I rely on common sense.

Monday, September 26, 2005

"Sheehan arrested in White House protest"

"WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Anti-war mother Cindy Sheehan, who led protests outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch this summer, was arrested outside the White House.

Sheehan, 48, was among about a dozen protestors hauled away after they refused to end non-violent civil disobedience against the war in Iraq. Forty-one people protesting the war were arrested at the Pentagon earlier Monday on the third day of anti-war demonstration in the nation's capital, the Los Angeles Times reported."

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Apparently it is illegal to loiter on the sidewalk in front of the White House; making this a popular way of getting arrested by D.C. police and becoming a martyr for whatever cause is trendy that day. This is not "fascism" nor is it a "police state", she knowingly and intentionally ignored the polite requests of the police officers to move along, she violated the law and now she will be punished. Personally, I hope they tack on stalking charges. The police requested three (3) times that she move, she refused and so they arrested her and her coterie.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

"Gates still the richest, but Google guys moving up"

"NEW YORK (AP) - Google's (GOOG) mammoth initial public offering has netted its two co-founders an interesting side benefit: an entree into the upper echelons of Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans."

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"Major US science group opposes "intelligent design" doctrine"

"The largest US science society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), urged a Pennsylvania federal court Friday to prohibit an anti-evolution doctrine known as "intelligent design" in biology classrooms.

The organization and the US National Center for Science Education issued a statement, supporting students' parents to sue the Dover school district, Pennsylvania, against its decision to include " intelligent design," which says life has a God-like creator, in the curriculum of ninth-grade biology classes."

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Good. Science is science, religion is religion. Neither should impede on each others affairs.

"Keyboard 'speaks' its typing secrets"

"NEW YORK: What you type on your computer keyboard may no longer remain a secret, thanks to a new software that can recreate the text by 'listening' to the sound of the keys."

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"Stealing the sound of your password"
"It may seem like the quiet click-clacking of computer keystrokes is nothing but background noise, but to a modern cyber-thief, the sound could translate into an array of stolen passwords.

Researchers at the University of California have now proved that, using a device as simple as a $10 microphone, software can learn to recognize the sound of keystrokes as they're typed, and reveal the characters with 96 percent accuracy."

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I am not surprised by this at all, in fact I have sorta been expecting this for some time. Forget keyloggers, spy cameras and spyware, its the good listeners that you need to fear. Fortunately us guys are terrible listeners, so that cuts the people you need to look out for in half. :-)

"Vatican 'to ban new gay priests'"

"The Vatican is to ban all gay men from joining the clergy even if they accept a vow of celibacy, reports say.

The late Pope John Paul II ordered a review of the Catholic church's policy on homosexuality after US priests were involved in child sex abuse."

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This could lead to a large dividing of the Catholic church. I suspect that American Catholics will be very upset.

"U.N. Agency Slaps Iran, but Gently"

"VIENNA - The United Nations atomic energy agency voted Saturday to condemn Iran's nuclear activities, but the divisive vote was less than a clear victory for the U.S. administration's effort to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.

The agency found Iran in noncompliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and required that the country be reported to the U.N. Security Council at an unspecified date."

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I guess the UN sent them a really stern letter, or maybe a long phone call.

Sometimes what we see in the movies occurs in real life:

Kim Jong Il: Hans Brix? Oh no! Oh, herro. Great to see you again, Hans!
Hans Blix: Mr. Il, I was supposed to be allowed to inspect your palace today, but your guards won't let me enter certain areas.
Kim Jong Il: Hans, Hans, Hans! We've been frew this a dozen times. I don't have any weapons of mass destwuction, OK Hans?
Hans Blix: Then let me look around, so I can ease the UN's collective mind. I'm sorry, but the UN must be firm with you. Let me in, or else.
Kim Jong Il: Or else what?
Hans Blix: Or else we will be very angry with you... and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are.
Kim Jong Il: OK, Hans. I'll show you. Stand to your reft.
Hans Blix: [Moves to the left]
Kim Jong Il: A rittle more.
Hans Blix: [Moves to the left again]
Kim Jong Il: Good.
[Opens up trap, Hans falls in]

*I know its about Kim Jong Il, but the similarities are to hard to ignore, plus both are on the "Axis of Evil"

Saturday, September 24, 2005

I actually support this proposal...

I actually support this proposal for the jobs it will create. Click the image for a larger view.

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"Take-Two to resume sales of Grand Theft Auto"

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. on Friday said it would resume sales of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" in October, two months after the violent game was pulled from store shelves because of hidden sex scenes."

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Friday, September 23, 2005

"Neighbors tell of gun battles after the storm"

"NEW ORLEANS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - After the storm came the carjackers and burglars. Then came the gun battles and the chemical explosions that shook the restored Victorians in New Orleans' Algiers Point neighborhood.

"The hurricane was a breeze compared with the crime and terror that followed," said Gregg Harris, a psychotherapist who lives in the battered area."

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They survived quite a while without any help from FEMA, amazing. Just goes to show you: own fire arms, exercise your rights.

"Tons of British aid donated to help Hurricane Katrina victims to be BURNED by Americans"

"HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.

US red tape is stopping it from reaching hungry evacuees.

Instead tons of the badly needed Nato ration packs, the same as those eaten by British troops in Iraq, has been condemned as unfit for human consumption."

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Why on God's green earth are we burning perfectly good food rations? This is the stuff our soldiers eat every day, but it suddenly not good enough for our own citizens? Food rations last months out in the open. They can be buried in mud and still be fit for consumption. This is just some idiot in the FDA who has an axe to grind and wants to make headline news. Get your act together, FDA, we don't need this bullshit from you.


"Two British SAS soldiers, apparently in Arab clothing and wearing wigs, were arrested while allegedly conducting a surveillance operation on Iraqi police.When challenged, the soldiers are believed to have fired on a police patrol, killing one officer. A British delegation was dispatched to the police station where they were being held to negotiate their release. Tensions rose after no progress was made, and British Army officials claim they had reason to believe the soldiers had been handed over to a local Islamic militia."

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Why were they conducting a surveillance on Iraqi police? And why did they kill a police officer who was tryin to legally arrest him for the surveillance? I a smell coverup coming.

"Texas Braces for Catastrophe; New Orleans Flooding Again"

"HOUSTON, Texas -- As Texas officials warned residents to prepare for the worst as Hurricane Rita (search) and her 135-mph winds prepare to come ashore, rainwater from the storm caused more flooding in New Orleans Friday just as the devastated city was drying up from Hurricane Katrina."

Now, most people are (hopefully) out of New Orleans, so this water will probably just rinse away garbage and stuff, but this will definitely impede any rescue operations that are still ongoing. I can imagine that this will also cause stored foods and materials to be washed away, such as the Red Cross supplies or the established national guard command centers. The best advice anyone in New Orleans can follow right now is to stay as dry as possible and as high above sea level as possible; place all food and clean water in a safe spot. The best advice I can give anyone in Houston or Galveston: RUN!

I understand that Rita will hit later this evening (Friday) and will cause massive amounts of damage and carnage, despite the sea wall that will protect only ten miles of the Galveston coast. The sea wall only covers the eastern coast, so once it passes over and is on the west side, expect much much more damage to occur. But Texans are remarkable people, they will go on and thrive. This would be an excellent opportunity to compare two similar events and their aftermath. I fully expect to hear of little or no rioting and looting occurring within Texas, and if there is I expect to see that the looters are mostly Latino/Mexican. It isn't a matter of how the media portrays people, it's how it is in reality.

"Panel approves Roberts for Supreme Court"

"WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved Judge John Roberts to become the 17th chief justice of the United States, sending his nomination on to the full Senate where his confirmation appears to be a certainty.

The committee's vote was 13 to 5, with all 10 Republicans supporting President Bush's nominee. Three Democrats including Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, senior minority member of the panel, also supported the 50-year-old federal judge and longtime corporate attorney."

I am not surprised that Kennedy voted no, his stance has always been that the Republican party can do nothing right and that the only good SCOTUS member is a democrat appointed one. I am shocked he didnt come out and say that he thinks President Bush should have asked the democrats who to appoint, ya know, just to be fair. Hehehehehe. Democrats, the party of no ideas.

"Sheriff: Up to 20 evacuees may be dead in bus fire"

"DALLAS, Texas (CNN) -- A bus carrying as many as 45 elderly hurricane evacuees from Houston exploded in flames Friday south of Dallas, killing as many as 20 people, police said."

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I wonder if this was just an accident. I can imagine many things going wrong in such a tense environment when everyone is trying to flee the city and make it out of the storms path. Sadly, there will probably be many more deaths coming in Texas' direction.


"(Fairfax, VA) - Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a motion in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana seeking a temporary restraining order to block authorities from confiscating law-abiding citizens' firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

"Heading back to Mexico, while they still can"

"Hundreds of Mexicans living on the Texas Gulf Coast were rushing home Thursday to avoid Hurricane Rita, while authorities in northern Mexico readied shelters and prepared for heavy rains."

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I find this hilarious. Thousands of mexicans pour into this nation every year, stealing american jobs and increasing the crime rate, but once the shit hits the fan, they are gone! This just goes to show you, these mexicans are not here to increase the quality of this nation, THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS NATION! I hope they never come back, but they will try anyways. I hope they are shot when they try to cross the border. This is an invasion, not immigration. Rita is just pusing back their invasion forces temporarily. Wake up America, before there is no America left.

"U.S. deploys warfare unit to jam enemy satellites"

"The U.S. military is bracing for future attacks in space, and the Air Force has deployed an electronic-warfare unit capable of jamming enemy satellites, the general in charge of space defenses says."

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So is this where NASA's budget is going??? Just wait until this is turned against civilian targets.

"Plague-infected lab mice missing in New Jersey"

"NEWARK, N.J. - Three mice infected with the bacteria responsible for bubonic plague apparently disappeared from a laboratory about two weeks ago, and authorities launched a search though health experts said there was scant public risk."

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The administrators of this facility need to be fired, plain and simple. I am sure New Jersey can survive a plague outbreak (it is like a bad case of dandruff compared to everything else in New Jersey). But seriously, the bubonic plague has killed more human beings in its history that any other disease. For Europe in the Dark Ages death was equivalent to the plague, because that is what people died from, not heart disease, not old age. Irresponsible administrator, plain and simple.

A barge broke the canal and caused flooding in New Orleans.

Many people, specifically Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, wish the people of this nation that the government intentionally detroyed the levee system, causing black neighborhoods to flood instead of white neighborhoods. The truth, however, is that a shipping barge slammed into the 17th street levee and caused this whole flooding deal to occur. This is based on people coming out of New Orleans, their stories, which I trust much more than some government report or a radical religious member.

This wont be reported on any media station, the media is busy playing the "evil government" game.

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"Iran hails EU climbdown 'victory'"

"IRAN has hailed as a "significant victory" the EU climbdown from its demand that the UN nuclear watchdog send the Islamic state to the UN security council."

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The European Union is weak.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

"EU executive unveils plan to store electronic data"

"The European Commission adopted proposals on Wednesday to log details of all telephone, Internet and e-mail traffic to combat terror and serious crime, throwing down the gauntlet to European Union member states who are negotiating a rival plan."

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It is bad enough that the US government already does this, but now the European Union wishes to limit its citizens rights for "security?" This is utter bullshit on their part. I hope europeans overthrow the EU, destroy it, tear it down!

"Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserves neither." - Thomas Jefferson

A tale of two cities

How come Texas can handle a natural disaster of this magnitude with ease, but the state of Louisiana cannot? Simple: corruption. The entire state government of Louisiana is completely corrupt, down to the lowliest mayor in Jerkwater Bayou. Texas, which is facing a full hit, not just the corner of a hurricane, has managed to evacuate a huge portion of its citizens. Texas wasn't going to face the same bullshit that Louisiana faced. I praise the Texas government and the mayor of Houston for their quick work and actual use of the government vehicles, such as school buses and police vehicles, to remove the people in danger of Rita. Texas clearly has its act together. Click the image for a clearer view


"As Russia welcomed Iran's top nuclear official on September 12, Moscow is sending signals that the Kremlin remains keen to strengthen its nuclear partnership with Tehran."

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