Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Daily Wrap-Up

Evolutionist Flock to Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain: "A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin...'I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits,' said Darlene Freiberg." Yes, I know this is a spoof, but what makes it funny is that it has a degree of plausibility.

Why Ayn Rand is Hot Again: "Sources from the New York Times to the United Kingdom's Guardian agree that 2009 is the Year of Ayn Rand...Atlas Shrugged sold 25 percent more copies in the first half of this year than it sold in all of last year, shipping a total of 300,000 copies so far this year."

ARI Thrives Despite Recession: "The Ayn Rand Institute, the largest of the Rand think tanks... has seen revenues shoot up 26 percent over the past three years (to $6.3 million), while net assets jumped 30 percent (to $1.3 million)."

Was the Earth Fine-Tuned for Life?: Allen J. Epling summarizes some of the main arguments.

I've also updated my essay, From the Darwin LOL Files.

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