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Lazy Sunday Round-up

I would like to start today’s round-up by introducing a new blogger, who also happens to be my wonderful son. He blogs under the name of John and his blog is A Day in the Life of Me. John has recently become interested in Champ, also known as Lake Champlain’s Loch Ness Monster. John has written a little about Champ on his new blog. He is skeptical but open to learning more, and welcomes comments and feedback.

Keeping it in the family for now, my husband Mike has written a very good post about Sarah Palin and the McCain’s campaign refusal to allow Palin to give interviews or even speak to the press. Obama, Biden and McCain will all be interviewed this week, but not Palin. Why is that, and what message does it send? Read No interviews for you! for some very good answers to those questions.

Although I stand by what I said in The Obligatory Sarah Palin Post, Tee makes some very good points as to why Palin’s family should not necessarily be off limits in What is fair Game? at Curious Villager.

In Human Evolution and the Biblical ‘Kind’, the author of For Knowledge writes an interesting piece about how although “modern Creationists have more or less accepted evolutionary theory” (regardless of what they call it), they also engage in a sort of special pleading when it comes to humans.

For those of you concerned about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and being gobbled up by black holes, please read Tenth of September 2008 — End of the World (Reprise.) by Gary Murning. But I still think we should sell T-shirts for the apocalypse.

Last, but certainly not least, Why science matters in the campaign is a must-read by Ed Darrell, author of Millard Filmore’s Bathtub.

Gotta run. The coffee’s going right through me and I have a bus to catch.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Lazy Sunday Round-up

This week, The Sensuous Curmudgeon responds to an article written by Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute. The article is entitled The Proper Rebuttal to the Flying Spaghetti Monster: Cartoon Satire on South Park. In it, Luskin refers to the almighty FSM as “arbitrary, silly and unscientific”. The blasphemer! Check out The Curmudgeon’s response!

Vjack, author of Atheist Revolution has written about a group of Christians in a small town in Indiana who are recording license plates and taking photos of people coming and going from a local porn shop. They then post the photos to a website in an effort to scare off customers and force the shop to close.

You have got to watch the video linked to from this post at “Why, That’s Delightful!” with Graham Linehan. It’s a video of a woman freaking out over a rainbow in her water sprinkler. Apparently, this is evidence of a government conspiracy to poison us. Or something. Bless her heart. But damn, it’s funny!

In Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, Christine Tarbet writes about her struggle to find affordable health insurance. She currently pays more than $475 per month for COBRA and still had to pay $50 for ear drops last week! She’s having a hard time getting new coverage because, after all, she’s actually been sick a few times in the last ten years. None of this would be an issue if we had national health care.

Is the end of the world approaching? Will we all be gobbled up by black holes, or something? Read Tenth of September 2008 — The End of the World?, by Gary Murning to find out (I hope he doesn’t think I’m Annie Wilkes in disguise).

That’s all for this week. If I keep sitting here, I’ll drink more coffee. If I drink more coffee, I’ll be impersonating a pinball for the rest of the day.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On