Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Carrie Prejean Discusses Sex Tape with Sean Hannity: The Christian Right should never have made this girl into a "Culture War" icon by giving her book deals, speaker fees, and endless media attention. Now, it's too late. They should all be embarrassed.
Who's the Nuttiest?: Mark Steyn writes, "For the purposes of argument, let's accept the media's insistence that Major Hasan is a lone crazy. So who's nuttier? The guy who gives a lecture to other military doctors in which he says non-Muslims should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats? Or the guys who say 'Hey, let's have this fellow counsel our traumatized veterans and then promote him to major and put him on a Homeland Security panel?'"...
Gold Price Hits Record High as Dollar Wanes: "Gold prices hit a record above 1,100 dollars on Monday with the dollar weakening after a pledge by G20 countries to keep economic recovery pumped up with easy money."
Evolution is a Theory, Not a Fact: William E. Smiddy, M.D. writes, "It is appropriate to commemorate the Darwin anniversary...However, lost in the platitudes is the fact that evolution is still but a theory, not an experimentally verifiable fact. There is no more than B:III evidence for the theory of evolution (ie, there have been no clinical trials, randomized or not, confirming the theory; rather, respected authorities have concluded its parts and, at best, there are case-control series that have been extrapolated to its conclusion) despite pervasive, frequent, and dogmatic proclamations to the contrary." H/T: Darwiniana
Murderer With "Aggressive Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence: "A judge’s decision to reduce a killer’s sentence because he has genetic mutations linked to violence raises a thorny question – can your genes ever absolve you of responsibility for a particular act?" Denyse O'Leary comments: "I don’t know who benefits if some perp’s sentence is cut because he supposedly has aggression genes, but I sure doubt it is the law-abiding public. Thanks, pop genetics (as opposed to real genetics), no doubt fronted by 'evolutionary' psychology."