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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Natural gas supplies


I am grateful to a reader from the Republic of Texas who favored me with a genuine anachronism — a hard copy of an article sent by regular mail.  The article is published by the Wall Street Journal concerning recent expansion in natural gas supplies.  Unfortunately, the WSJ link is no longer operative although if […]

If they’re going to kill you anyway…


Jeremiah 26 tells the story of a little known prophet by the name of Urijah.  He echoed Jeremiah’s message that Jerusalem was to be conquered by Babylon.  This message was considered sedition by the establishment under King Jehoiakim, and both Jeremiah and Urijah faced serious threat of reprisal.  Apparently they hadn’t heard about whistleblower protections. […]

Moral lemmings


The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is getting itself all bunched up to vote on clergy who are practicing homosexuals according to an AP report.  Being admittedly of a conservative turn of mind, the spectacle of Christians voting on whether to endorse evil both irritates and mystifies me. People are sinners and get into all […]



My friend John Rabe at Rabe’s Ramblings has linked an article about a 9-year old boy who found an arrowhead.  The arrowhead itself is probably not all that remarkable as an artifact despite expert claims that it’s 6,000 years old.  What’s important about it, as Rabe points out, is that an arrowhead is a great […]

Bees with no sting


Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  Galatians 1:8 There are several species of bees with no sting.  Stingless bees can produce honey, although defending the honey store would seem to be a problem.  Usually they hide […]

Evolution… not


The Grand Procurator at Little Green Footballs is one of the web’s more passionate defenders of the theory evolution.  In the article here, he shows why it’s much easier to believe in evolution if you don’t really know what it is.  He recounts third-hand the story of some mustard seeds which, in a few generations, […]

Democrat hypocrisy reaches actual infinity


For decades, Democrats have fiercely resisted voter identification laws.  Now according to Fox news and confirmed by his web site, Democrat congressman Gene Green of Texas is demanding photo identification for access to town hall meetings. That’s Green’s mug shot at the right.  What about it, Texas voters?  Can you do your country a favor […]

Green gadget or gilded gadget?


This article appears in a North Carolina news outlet called The Laurinberg Exchange.  Progress Energy will be part of a solar energy project with a power output of 2.3 megawatts at a cost of $20 million.  That’s the power you’d get from less than 200 of these Coleman babies. The price is about $8.7 million […]

The notion of a rapture


The Apostles’ Creed contains a list of beliefs of the early Christians.  The list is by no means complete, but it hits the high spots.  One of those high spots is a belief in the bodily resurrection of the dead.  From the beginning it’s been the faith of God’s people that the dead shall rise […]

Good, fast, cheap again


Back in the late 1990s, NASA suffered a series of spectacular failures which were blamed in part on its motto — now accursed — “Faster, better, cheaper.”  The “FBC” approach died in a cloud of Martian dust when  engineers embarrassingly switched English and metric units on the Mars Climate orbiter, crashing it into the planet […]

Constitutional help for Democrats


This is for my Democrat friends who seem to have forgotten what the government is supposed to be doing.  C’mon, guys, see if you can keep up with Barney!

Worship styles


I’ve chatted with a couple of Baptist pastors in the past few days and cautiously mentioned worship styles.  I got a reaction both times.  It’s just a matter of style, Bro. Steve, so don’t get all judgmental. Well, okay, style.  Pipe down.  Different strokes.  Got it. But with all due charity, may I ask a […]

New Scientist on why stuff is


The popular-level science magazine New Scientist has recently pondered the question of why there is something rather than nothing.  Their answers are notable for being “not-answers” to the question.  For example, it’s just the nature of the vacuum energy (where’d the vacuum come from and the energy within it?), or our universe emerged from a […]

Movie stars who get nekkid


There was a kid in my high school who was a social retard.  I know people don’t like that word, but I don’t know another that fits.  This guy was otherwise of normal intelligence and made A’s and B’s in all his classes.  But socially, he functioned on the level of a toddler, doing absurd […]

Wow. Two wrongs made a right.


Wind energy is dying from a dose of its own political medicine.  Wind advocates have been lobbying the government to compel Americans to buy their product, which is hurricane force cheating.  Now wind opponents are fighting back in kind. The North Carolina Senate has given wind power the administrative equivalent of a gut shot.  They […]