Daily Archives: September 5, 2008

Non-Overlapping Magisteria?: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Evolution, Religion, and Intelligent Design

Harvard Biologist Stephen J. Gould’s “non-overlapping magisteria” argument presented by the AAAS:

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Eleanor Clift, Unconflicted as a Woman in Her Opposition to Sarah Palin, Says She’s “With the Polar Bears”

Washington Post columnist, Eleanor Clift, is unconflicted about her opposition to Sarah Palin’s politics: A radio talk-show host thought she was putting me on the spot. “As a woman, are you torn?” she asked. “No, this is easy for me,” … Continue reading

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Darwin Toast? I Mean, Really, Darwin on a Piece of Toast! Or on a Wall. Multitudes Make Pilgrimage to See the Great Scientist’s Mysterious Apparition

Today from the Onion: DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the … Continue reading

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“Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds”: Is Sarah Palin THE ONE That Conservatives Have Been Waiting For All of Their Lives?

Over at Powerline, conservative Paul Mirengoff writes, We conservatives have had a good time ridiculing the Obama phenomenon, especially its messianic feel — the willingness of its adherents to pour so much hope and belief into such an empty, or … Continue reading

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Via Teleprompter, “She’ll Talk Directly to the American People”: McCain Campaign Surrogate Mocks the Notion that Sarah Palin Needs to Make Herself Available for Interviews and Questions From The Press

The following video is so gross to watch, I simply don’t know what to say. The cynicism is bottomless: When a national party can shield its candidates from interviews and press conferences, how is democracy to function properly? How are … Continue reading

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Know How Wile E. Coyote Keeps Running Even After He’s Gone Over a Cliff? That’s Andrew Sullivan’s Analogy for the McCain Campaign Since Sarah Palin Joined the Ticket

McCain’s Sarah Palin VP-pick has just taken the Republican party over a cliff.  The party just hasn’t looked down yet. Andrew Sullivan: My view is that the GOP is now like Wile E Coyote about half a mile off the cliff … Continue reading

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Orwell’s 1984 Comes to Election 2008: Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic Reports That VP-Pick Sarah Palin WON’T Be Taking Press Questions Anytime Soon

How gross is this? A candidate for vice-president, brand new to the national stage, will not be allowing herself to be subject to press questions? How can you evaluate a person’s position on issues, and the quality of her mind, if … Continue reading

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Family Feuds and Dueling Banjos. ABC NEWS Lays Out Troopergate, Clear as a Bell: The Allegation That Sarah Palin Abused Her Power as Governor Trying to Get an Ex-Brother-in-Law Fired. Is There Anything to It?

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Would Someone in the Press PLEASE Ask Sarah Palin a Simple Question: “Are You a YOUNG Earth Creationist?”

From her teen years forward, VP-pick Sarah Palin has attended church at fundamentalist denominations—most notably the Assemby of God denomination. In other words, she frequents churches that promote YOUNG earth creationism. She has also said emphatically that she believes that … Continue reading

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