According to NPR, the Illinois legislature has just passed a bill to ban the sale of “violent” and “sexually explicit” video games to people under the age of 18. Similar laws have been struck down in other states but that has proven to be no deterrent to the Illinois solons. As this recent [...]
Archive for May, 2005
The JunkScience.com website has a “Points to ponder” section for this Memorial Day weekend that asks readers to consider that environmentalism may be a religion. Here is the thinking:
given the zealous nature of our fluorescent green societal members, can they be construed as engaging in religious activities - indulging in Gaia worship or recognising [...]
I want to follow up on the Ronald Bailey article, Unintelligent Design, that was referenced in the Reynolds posting I cited previously. Bailey notes that so-called “Intelligent Design Theory” or “ID” is a tactical device to disguise the fact that it is really just Creationism. It is in no way a “theory” in [...]
Glenn “Too Tall” Reynolds says he is a Tiplerite by which he means he’s a follower of Frank Tipler. Sir, you follow a heresy! Please read on.
In the 1970’s, after reading Hawking’s work on the quantum mechanics of black holes, I came up with my own religion I called the “Church of God [...]
An article in June 1 issue of Jane’s Defense Weekly (paid subscription required) titled “Proliferation in Pyongyang” references S. Korean reports that the N. Korean missile fired into the Sea of Japan in early May was a KN-02 with a range of 100-120 km. The KN-02 is an upgraded version of Russian OTR-21 Tochka [...]
I haven’t said anything about the battle over the filibuster rule for reasons similar to those expressed by Glenn “Too Tall” Reynolds (see Linking to the Great for an explanation of the “Too Tall” nickname). Glenn says he’d be more involved in the issue if he thought Bush would be nominating “small-government libertarian types [...]
The State of Indiana is close to securing 7100 acres in Greene County (immediately west of Monroe County, where Bloomington is located) with the intent of turning it into a swamp … excuse me, a “wetland”. This idea has been kicking around for years, based perhaps on the fact that the land in question [...]
Pat Buchanan comments on Bush vs. Putin and the legacy of the Yalta Agreement in Was World War II worth it?. It’s a fair question to ask given, as Buchanan points out, that Stalin’s body count was considerably higher than Hitler’s and Eastern Europe strained under the Soviet yoke for more than 30 years [...]
The latest news on the MCCSC Sex Survey is that it is being deferred until the fall semester. When in doubt, temporize.
On a related note, on O’Reilly this evening there was a news item about a couple of girls kicked out of school for wearing buttons that said, “I [heart] my vagina”. O’Reilly [...]
I caught a truly bizarre report on NPR this morning. Right after 9/11, CIA agent Gary Schroen was ordered to go to Afghanistan and bring Osama bin Laden’s head back in a Box. As Schroen told it, the orders actually included the detail that the head should be packed in dry ice. [...]