May 1, 2013
The postmodern goo continues its attack on basic reality. Jason Collins is now the first ever pro sports player to be openly gay. Gauging the reaction, you might be led to believe that the revelation is as big of a deal as Jackie Robinson or something…oh wait. People are explicitly making those comparisons now.
What I’m about to say is related to the fact that gay is not the new black, no... read more
Apr 13, 2013
Members of the media are starting to make some embarrassed apologies about the lack of coverage for the one of the most successful serial killers this nation has ever know. If you haven’t heard of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, no one can really blame you. It hasn’t really been covered by any of the major media outlets, let alone even a mention on the national nightly news.
Here is a rundown of the... read more
Mar 8, 2012
Jared Diamond, the bestselling author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, wrote a paper back in 1987 stating that the worst mistake in the history of the human race. What is that mistake? Agriculture.
In particular, recent discoveries suggest that the adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered. With... read more
Mar 5, 2012
I don’t know why I am constantly surprised to find Scripture that is relevant today, but it happens all the time, and I nod in appreciation and wonder. It’s my own foolishness, of course. I’m handling a living, breathing, two-edged sword and am surprised to find that it has a sharp, pointy end.
The latest jab I’ve come across, that I know I’ve read before:
Better to be lowly... read more
Feb 16, 2012
Neal Stephenson on recovering the majesty of science, and the possible role of science fiction in generating big ideas:
For those who don’t want to watch the video, Stephenson, as an example, calls for building a tower at least 20 kilometers tall, which is apparently possible to do with steel, even with today’s construction technology. There are a couple of things this would accomplish.
One,... read more