Thursday, March 26, 2009

What global warming?

If you were to stand before an oncoming tidal wave and refuse to believe in it with all of the sincerity of a holocaust denier, it would have very little impact on the timing of your demise. Natural forces are not swayed by beliefs.

I have encountered many republicans that insist with red faces and waving arms of late that global warming doesn't exist. Moreover, attempts to point out persuasive information is like having a religious argument with them, which is to say it is treated as a conflict where there is no good proof either way.

What I am most interested in knowing is why are so many global warming deniers republican? How did the laws of thermodynamics, chemistry, and atmospheric science come to be partisan in nature?

Is Rush Limbaugh filling conservative hearts with the expectation that global warming pays attention to opinion polls?

So you don't think global warming is real?

Big deal. Too bad your grandchildren will suffer from it anyway, especially if there is political pressure for foot dragging.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pimping our future?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is to Wall Street as a pimp is to Main street, except that the Main street pimp generates capital.

I'm working on giving Obama his 100 days which are his due, but every once in a while I crack.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Under the Clockworks of Heaven

Religious people often equate Science with scientists, as evidenced by the over-worn expression, "Scientists are undermining religion".

This confuses the message with the messenger.

It was not Galileo's fault that the earth traveled around the sun, yet he was persecuted as if he purposefully undermined God by looking closely at His works.

It was not Darwin's fault that natural selection explained the biological world so well that it could be strengthened by decades of intense scientific scrutiny across multiple disciplines, yet he is treated as a target by comical agenda-driven bumpkins that want their ill-formed opinions to be worshiped on bended knees.

Religion often intentionally impedes knowledge, as in the case of embryonic stem cell research, but what is an example in the other direction?

At the heart of America is the idea of Freedom, and it is expressed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights as the belief that Man is free when the shackles of authority are removed from his mind and he is guided by Reason and Common Sense.

Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin