The problem facing Creationists is, if the world is essentially random, what is the basis of morality? Philosophers have been working on that for more than 200 years. Nietzsche had it right, I think: There is none. Power is everything, and we are driven by a will to power. I think history bears him out, as hard as that is to accept. (more…)
Archive for August, 2005
The strange new truth, according to census figures, is that the single largest chunk of American households now consists of people who live alone. No spouse or partner, no kids or other relatives, no roommate or boarder. Alone. (more…)
Europe is losing population due to a declining birth rate, but gaining through immigration, largely from the Middle East. Is this the end of Europe? (more…)
“For nearly eight decades, the line was king at Disney.”
A Wall Street Journal op-ed laments the demise of hand-drawn animation. (more…)
Harry Potter might be a favourite with kids, but strange as it may seem, he is also a favourite with Islamic terror suspects at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.
According to The Washington Times, JK Rowling’s tales are on top of the request list for the camp’s 520 al Qaeda and Taliban suspects, followed by Agatha Christie whodunits.
If they really wanted to torture them they could hand out Ann Coulter books.
I recently read Robert Merry’s Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition, which discusses Bush administration foreign policy as it applies to the war on terror and the war in Iraq. Merry traces much of the ideology behind the Iraq invasion to neoconservatism, an ideology popular with several members of the administration. (more…)
Spammers starting flocking to the Birds of a Feather forum in May. What started as random posts turned into a deluge. Barring them meant going back to school and learning a few tricks. (more…)