Archive for 2009

Another comforting story about NHS

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Is there any hospital in the entire United States where between 400 and 1,200 people have died as the result of poor care in the span of three years? And then there’s the head of the World Health Organization who calculated that Britain has as many as 25,000 unnecessary cancer deaths a year because of […]

Separating trackbacks from comments in WordPress 2.7

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Normally this isn’t a blog about blogging or blogging software, but I just upgraded my comment section, so bear with me for one more post on the topic. After implementing the new threaded comments feature, I realized I needed to separate trackbacks from comments, because it just doesn’t look nice to have them all together. […]

Threaded comments in WordPress 2.7 and up

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It’s actually easier than you might think. Well, actually it’s not. But Chris Harrison has done all the dirty work, so all you have to do is follow his instructions: WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #1 WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #2 Stylizing Threaded/Nested Comments in WordPress 2.7 The only problem I had was with […]

Surprise, surprise: Common sense is just that

What are the chances that a married person who is faithful to his or her spouse is going to contract AIDS? Pretty much zero. Common sense would therefore tell you that the best way to avoid contracting AIDS would be to abstain from sexual intercourse outside the confines of marriage. Apparently this is not so […]

In the Footsteps of Paul

A recent trip to Greece piqued my interest in the history of Christianity. It also strengthened my conviction that Christianity is true. Some skeptics say that Jesus did not exist. The life and missionary work of Paul of Tarsus prove otherwise. You don’t even have to take into account the miraculous conversion experience where he […]

Are the fundamentals of the economy sound or not?

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During the campaign, Obama heavily criticized McCain for saying the fundamentals of the economy were sound. Now he’s saying the same thing. What has changed besides the economy getting notably worse?

More on ESCR

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Former President Clinton recently added his two cents to the debate. He said that scientists engaging in embryonic stem cell research must be careful to use only embryos that “have been placed beyond the pale of being fertilized before their use.” Somebody should tell him that fertilization is what produces an embryo and starts human […]

Whose morality?

Bob recently started a discussion on his blog about the issue of legislating morality after I made a comment on one of his posts that all laws legislate morality. As chance would have it, Joseph Farah has a column on WND today on that very topic. He says it better than I could, so here […]

Lifting ban on embryonic stem cell funding not above Obama’s pay grade

For someone who says that the question of when life begins is above his pay grade, President Obama certainly seems sure that it isn’t at conception. After all, if the life of a human being begins at conception, as is the scientific consensus, Obama would surely not be able to say something like, “the potential […]

The great Walter Williams on government healthcare

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Walter Williams has a new column out on government healthcare. Conservatives and liberals want the same thing: affordable, reliable healthcare for all. The disagreement lies in how to achieve it. I am of the opinion that we should fix the problems with our own system rather than trying to convert to another failed system. Government […]