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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tickle Bill

Hey! They stole my idea!

You know, that's just naughty.

@ In an ID World via RedStateRabble.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

With reference to an earlier blog-
"80% would live in substandard housing."
The May "National Geographic" has an article about a massive slum in Mombai, India. The "substandard houses" in which I lived as a boy were mansions compared to the hovels where so many thousands exist. It makes me powerful grateful to something for my relative good fortune.
Scotius

April 25, 2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Right on. The destruction of the earthquake in Turkey in the 1990s (one of my dancing instructors was there for that) was compounded by the crappy tenements that people lived in. Likewise for the earthquake in Pakistan last year. Some of that housing - man, you'd be better off living in tents during an earthquake. Simply awful.

There's been yet more tornadoes in Texas (is this normal for Texas at this time of year?), and more people died - they were in mobile homes, etc. I'll keep my unglamorous and small, 110-year-old house, thank you very much!

April 25, 2007 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no hard data to back up my conjecture that the proportion of creationists in the USA today is not appreciably different from that of the 1960's. Back in those high and far off times, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was buttin' heads with fundies in South Carolina, writing letters to the editor of the Columbia, SC, newspaper. The argument carried over to a gig I had as a science teacher at a high school in SC. A student essayed to debate the subject. She was failing biology. I told her that when she begin to do better in that subject, then she could talk to me. She never brought up the topic again. But another student told me he had aced high school biology, yet held the theory of evolution in contempt. I didn't have an answer for him then. I do now, but I won't bust any tender portions of my anatomy in attempts to enlighten him. He understood neither probability nor organic chemistry. Somewhere I read, in an article by Dr. Asimov, that the carbon atom could react with others in 3 times 10 to the twenty-second power ways. The several million species that have evolved on earth haven't even scratched that number.

The creationists claim that there is no evidence for evolution. Hogwash!!! There is plenty of evidence. The fundies are either too stupid, or too lazy, to study it and understand it.
Scotius

April 26, 2007 1:02 PM  
Anonymous carlsonjok said...

There's been yet more tornadoes in Texas (is this normal for Texas at this time of year?)

Yes. While tornados can happen at any time of the year, they are most prevalent during spring and early summer. Indeed, we are coming up on anniversary of the May 3 outbreak of 1999.

April 26, 2007 8:46 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Somewhere I read, in an article by Dr. Asimov, that the carbon atom could react with others in 3 times 10 to the twenty-second power ways. The several million species that have evolved on earth haven't even scratched that number.

I think I read that same article (long, long ago), and yes, for pity’s sake people shouldn’t sell life short. I had nightmares about carbon chains in high school. ;-) I don’t understand the attitude that “nature is not sufficient to itself” (Dembski) or that life is somehow a struggle against the universe. A struggle it is, but not against nature itself. Life is perfectly natural – duh!

The creationists claim that there is no evidence for evolution. Hogwash!!! There is plenty of evidence.

There is nothing but evidence for evolution. I’m sorry, ya know, but that’s how it is, fundies! Hellooo! The universe doesn’t give you freedom of speech. You can say anything you want, but you can’t make it true.

Carlsonjok, keep safe, and I hope you have a basement. I’ve only been to Texas once, and that was in February. (Actually I’d love to visit Texas again – the art museums in Houston, the Barrett-Browning Library in Waco, and all the food.)

April 27, 2007 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In a galaxy far, far away-"
Supposed, I put that in my comment as a joke, but the galaxy is moving relative to other galaxies at a rate of 600 kilometers per second, or about 372 miles per second. So in the forty years since I was in South Carolina, the Milky Way has gone nearly 470 billion miles.
That's a fur piece. I won't try walking back. Trying to thumb a ride probably won't do me much good either.
Scotius

April 27, 2007 10:29 AM  

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