Archive for April 16th, 2008

Evolution’s Big Problems, Part 5

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

When I started writing about what I thought of as “Evolution’s Big Problems”, I didn’t intend to make a multiple part article about many of the things wrong with the theory of evolution. It started out as more of a random thought that I wanted to share. I knew there were some discrepancies with the theory, but I never imaged they were so blatant and that a mere amateur, like myself, could poke so many holes, so easily, in it.
I got many comments in contention of my findings and data. I appreciate all of these comments, even though sometimes they were not presented in a kind and open minded manner. Each one carried merit in it’s own right. I was pleased that people felt that they could express their viewpoints freely.
The bottom line is, there are many questions concerning both sides of this issue, that will not be answered in the near or foreseeable future.
If nothing else comes from these posts, at least now there is a significant amount of data for people to examine at their leisure, and hopefully, come to an informed decision about this issue.
Thanks to all of you and God Bless!
-Steve

Evolution’s Big Problems, Part 1.
Evolution’s Big Problems, Part 2.
Evolution’s Big Problems, Part 3.
Evolution’s Big Problems, Part 4.
Evolution’s Big Problems, Part 5.

“Defending the Indefensible, OR, Peanuts Cause Brain Cell Loss” by Michael at Oleh Musings

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

In Yahoo news today, I found this lovely article about former President Jimmy Carter, and his Hamas legitimation trip, and I just can’t help but comment…. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Former President Jimmy Carter said he feels “quite at ease” about meeting Hamas militants over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

Amazing. A terrorist group, responsible for hundreds of rocket attacks against unarmed, unwarned civilians, who’s charter calls for the indiscriminate murder of all Jews, and which knocked down a foreign border!, puts Carter “at ease.” Well, if you can judge a man by the company he keeps, then I suppose this says a lot about Carter, and his moral compass….

“I feel quite at ease in doing this,” Carter said. “I think there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that, if Israel is ever going to find peace with justice concerning the relationship with their next-door neighbors, the Palestinians, that Hamas will have to be included in the process.”

Of course, because we all know how well they honor even their own “unilateral cease fires!”

I wonder if Jimmy ever considered that Hamas might not be interested in peace, but is more interested in shooting rockets at people? It must be nice, living in Jimmy’s world, with the sky always clear, and the sun always bright….

Asked whether it was right to meet a group that has not renounced violence or recognized Israel, he said, “Well, you can’t always get prerequisites adopted by other people before you even talk to them.”

But that, of course, is exactly what everyone wants Israel to do, even the PA “moderates:”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly will break off peace talks with Israel, unless Israel comes through with concessions by April.

And here we are in April, and good ol’ President Carter is off to have “talks.” Of course, they won’t actually be any sort of negotiation, because Carter has, well, ZERO authority to treat with anyone on any sort of diplomatic subject. But I’m sure that Mashaal (you know, the guy who thinks indiscriminate rocket attacks are A-OK) will come out looking good, because he got to talk to a real, live, President.

I wonder, though, just how brave is Mashaal, that he exhorts his terrorists to go and fight Israel, while he hids in Syria? Kind of like Hezbollah’s Nasrallah, constantly declaring victory by video conference, because he won’t leave his bunker. Yeah, these brave Jihad leaders seem real keen to have the other guy be the suicide bomber…. And Jimmy Carter feels perfectly at ease with them. Heck, even Condoleeza Rice can’t believe him:

“I find it hard to understand what is going to be gained by having discussions with Hamas about peace when Hamas is, in fact, the impediment to peace,” Rice said Friday…

And it’s not just the terrorists that Carter seems to cozy up to:

As president, Carter led the boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. “That was a totally different experience in 1980, when the Soviet Union had brutally invaded and killed thousands and thousands of people,” he said, rejecting the idea of boycotting the Beijing games to protest China’s crackdown in Tibet.

Perhaps he should get his eyes checked, if he can’t see what’s been happening in Tibet for the last few decades. But then, he’s cut such an impressive figure since 1980, hasn’t he? He’d’ve been better off sticking with Habitat for Humanity, and maybe leaving a decent legacy.

Nope, it’s much better to hang out with terrorists.

“I’ve been meeting with Hamas leaders for years,” Carter said.

Yup. You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps.

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Michael is an American oleh (a Jew immigrant to Israel) living in the central Galil of northern Israel. He keeps a blog, called Oleh Musings, which I periodically repost or link to. Michael brings us a unique perspective from inside Israel. He’s a “normal” kind of person that I believe most of us can relate to. Take a moment to peruse his blog and enjoy his excellent insight into many topics.

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Former Reagan Aide Warns America’s Freedom Slipping Away

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

[Marc Nuttle, a former Reagan aide and national campaign strategist] — author of the book Moment of Truth: How the Government’s Addiction to Spending and Power Will Destroy Everything That Makes America Great — strongly urges all Americans to reject any suggestions from today’s politicians, professors, and pundits that individuals can sacrifice their freedoms to government control and still remain free.

“As … Baby Boomers start to retire, we’re going to be close to 50 percent of the public deriving their economic benefit directly from the government,” he warns. “When that happens, then the government is there to manage your life more than it is for you to direct the government to help you to pursue happiness and opportunity as you see fit.”

However, Nuttle says he does not advocate the libertarian way of doing things. “Government is like food. It’s critical, you need it …,” says Nuttle. “But too much food can cause obesity diabetes, and heart disease and you have to control it, and you have to manage it ….” Nuttle says his new book discusses these very issues.

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Keller on Crusade to Tell Truth About Islam

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

[Internet evangelist Bill] Keller is founder of LivePrayer.com — a 24-hour Internet prayer site that also has articles and commentary on various other issues. Recently, Keller received death threats for posting a movie that he says shows the true nature of Islam.

Keller believes it is important for Christians in America to know that Islam is not a religion of peace, as claimed by many religious leaders and even by President George W. Bush. “As an evangelist we hold the Bible to be true, and the only way to be saved is through Jesus Christ,” Keller details. “[I]f you believe that there’s 1.6 billion people on the planet right now following the false religion of Islam straight to hell … we do what we can to warn people about this false religion and help lead people who are in it to faith in Christ ….”

The evangelist also says that in conjunction with spreading the gospel to Muslims, the truth needs to be spread that there are two main, distinctive differences between the two religions — that Islam is about death and hate, while Christianity is about life and love.

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Eight-Year-Old Girl Divorces Husband From Arranged Marriage

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Islam justifies the marriage of older men to young girls from the Koran. Mohammad married a girl who was six years old and had sex with her when she was nine.

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl was granted a divorce from an arranged marriage she was forced into in just the second grade.

Nojud Mohammed Ali said she was forced to marry under an agreement reached between her unemployed father and 28-year-old former husband, Faez Ali Thameur, earlier this year, AFP reported.

“They asked me to sign the marriage contract and remain in my father’s house until I was 18,” the girl told AFP. “But a week after signing, my father and my mother forced me to go live with him.”

Thameur told a judge that he married Nojud with her consent and her parents’, and that the marriage “was consummated, but I did not beat her.” He did not object to the divorce petition.

Nojud’s father said he married off his daughter with her consent out of fear that she might be kidnapped, as he claimed her two older sisters had been, AFP reported.

Nojud said she has no desire to see her father and will instead live with a maternal uncle.

“I am happy that I am divorced now. I will be able to go back to school,” Nojud told AFP.

Her lawyer compared the case to thousands of others in Yemen, which has no minimum age of marriage. She said advocates are pushing for laws that would make 18 the minimum age of marriage.

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