Archive for November, 2007

Shakespeare translated Psalm 46

Sarcasm alert… Did you know that Shakespeare was involved in the translation of the King James Version of the Bible? It’s true! He even made sure that proper attribution would be made by inserting his name in code in the 46th Psalm. The 46th word from the beginning is shake and the 46th word from […]

The 1,800-year Israeli drought

Joseph Farah has a very interesting piece today on rainfall in Israel. I found the story fascinating: Update: See the comments below for links to articles that state that there have been droughts in Israel since its re-establishment and that rainfall has actually decreased in the last century. The 1,800-year drought is still interesting to […]

Scientists exaggerate? Tell me it ain’t so!

It turns out that “The United Nations’ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated [read “lied about”] both the size and the course of the [AIDS] epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade…” They also said they cannot rule out futher downward revisions. Leave […]

Stem cell breakthrough

Speaking of stem cell research, a friend has alerted me to the following story. Prolifers have been arguing for years that research on embryonic stem cells is both immoral and unnecessary (See my essay on the topic written in May 2002). Of course, advocates of embryonic stem cell research remain unconvinced. As I stated in […]

The folly of pacifism

Micah Tillman has an interesting discussion going on over at his blog. He notes that pacifism taken to its logical end must result in anarchism. Personally, I prefer black and white. If pacifism could stand up to scrutiny, I’d be all for it. I don’t like having to wade through shades of gray. Unfortunately, life […]

Meme time again

Filed under Blogging

I’ve got two memes to pass along today. The first is the Prudent Power Award from Prudent Musings for blogs that “share the truth.” The second is the You Lift Me Up Award which I received from In the Life of a Child. This one is for what it says: “lifting people up” and encouraging […]

Dolphins rock

This is totally off-topic for my blog, but it is very cool. I’ll never look at dolphins the same way again. Dolphins save surfer from becoming shark’s bait

Another “interesting” conversation

Last time I mentioned a conversation, it was with someone who did not believe this world is real. That was an interesting conversation, I must say, but the other day I received an e-mail from some guy who was obviously not interested in any kind of intelligent discussion. He took issue with my essay on […]

Still not comfortable with Romney

I absolutely will not vote for Giuliani, even if his opponent is Hillary Clinton. Some conservatives have come to the conclusion that Mitt Romney really has changed, but I still have strong reservations, most of which are summed up in Romney Secrets The Media Are Hiding From You by Gregg Jackson at The fact […]

Another scandal in the works

Considering the lengths to which prosperity teachers go to twist the words of the Bible, it would not surprise me one bit if they were improperly reporting income. How long before these people’s followers realize that they are being had? Acting on tips about preachers who ride in Rolls Royces and have purportedly paid $30,000 […]