Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Daily Wrap-Up

Ayn Rand Power Dressing: “With 2 new biographies, the mother of Objectivism is so in vogue now that even designers such as Ralph Lauren are finding inspiration in her writing.” View the gallery here.

Howard Roark in New Delhi: "Not only do Indians perform more Google searches for Rand than citizens of any country in the world except the United States, but Penguin Books India has sold an impressive number of copies -- as many as 50,000 of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead each since 2005, a number comparable to sales there by global best-seller John Grisham. And that's not counting the ubiquitous pirated copies of her works."

Deepak Chopra on Proof of God: “The Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton remarked that God is always a step ahead of the seeker, having just departed wherever the seeker arrives. That's true for anyone who seeks proof of God…. Theology has lagged far behind in helping us explore God personally…So where do we stand now? On our own two feet -- seekers must find proof that satisfies them, one person at a time. It's not an easy journey, but it never was, except to those who preferred blind faith over personal exploration."

The Rev. Rene Monette on the Improbabilities of Evolution: “Why is evolution pushed by so many if it is so weak? If a lie is repeated enough, people will believe it. Today the myth of evolution is so well ingrained in science and education that few are willing to buck the trend, regardless of the facts.”

Richard Dawkins Still Peddling Haeckel's Fraudulent Embryo Diagrams: "Dawkins circa 2008 was still peddling fraudulent 'evidence' for evolution that no self-respecting embryologist would defend, and that most biology textbooks dropped years ago due in large part to biologist Jonathan Wells’ masterful book Icons of Evolution, which shamed Darwinists into cleaning up their act."

Also, my debate with Novaseeker over "Spiritual Rationalism" has apparently come to a close. Click here for the highlights.

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