Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Victory in California

Another victory in this "War on Science", this time from Fresno, California:

"A group of parents had sued the El Tejon school district in federal court last week, saying it violated the constitutional separation of church and state by offering "Philosophy of Design," a course taught by a minister's wife that advanced the notion that life is so complex it must have been created by some kind of higher intelligence.

Ayesha N. Khan, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which represented the parents, said Frazier Mountain High agreed to drop the class." [source: CNN]

Evolution seems to be prevailing. I think the tide has turned.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Fetus is NOT a Passenger

I am in a humerous mood today, so I thought I would share this article on CNN:
"Candace Dickinson was fined $367 for improper use of a carpool lane, but contended her unborn child qualified to use the lane. Motorists who use the lanes normally must carry at least one passenger during weekday rush hours. [...] Norton said Dickinson's theory "would require officers to carry guns, radios and pregnancy testers, and I don't think we want to go there." [source:CNN]
Why did this have to go to court? I love being able to sit back and laugh at the crazy things Americans do.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Pat Robertson Strikes Again

... This time against the Israeli Prime Minister for withdrawing from the gaza strip. He suggested that the Prime Minister's recent stroke was "divine retribution"
"He was dividing God's land, and I would say, 'Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the [European Union], the United Nations or the United States of America,' [...] God says, 'This land belongs to me, and you'd better leave it alone,'" [source: CNN]
Even Bush looked like a saint in comparison:
"We pray for his recovery [...] He's a good man, a strong man. A man who cared deeply about the security of the Israeli people, and a man who had a vision for peace. May God bless him."
Ironic.