I'm from Missouri

This site is named for the famous statement of US Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver from Missouri : "I`m from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." This site is dedicated to skepticism of official dogma in all subjects. Just-so stories are not accepted here. This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Kitschmas: Darwinists still crowing about Kitzmiller decision

Five years later, Darwinists are still crowing about their Pyrrhic victory in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case. So far as I know, never before has so much weight been given to the opinion of a single judge. Furthermore, Judge Jones is a crackpot activist judge who said in a Dickinson College commencement speech that the decision was based on his cockamamie notion that the Founders based the Establishment Clause upon a belief that organized religions are not "true" religions -- here is what he said:

. . . . . this much is very clear. The Founders believed that true religion was not something handed down by a church or contained in a Bible, but was to be found through free, rational inquiry. At bottom then, this core set of beliefs led the Founders, who constantly engaged and questioned things, to secure their idea of religious freedom by barring any alliance between church and state.

There is no way that the above interpretation can be derived from the Establishment Clause, which says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." Ironically, when Judge Jones gave the commencement speech, he was standing behind the Dickinson College seal -- designed by USA Founders Benjamin Rush and John Dickinson -- containing a picture of an open bible and the Latin-language Dickinson College motto which translates, "Religion and learning, the bulwark of liberty."

Unfortunately, the speech is no longer posted on the Dickinson College wesite.

In contrast to their harping on the Dover decision, the Darwinists have been mostly silent about the Comer decision. That is not too surprising -- in the Comer case, all four federal judges who heard the case -- the district court judge and the three appeals court judges -- ruled against Chris Comer. The Comer decisions showed that there is a limit to how far judges are willing to go in opposing criticism of evolution in public schools. Now we have the "Comer trap" in addition to the "Dover trap"! LOL

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gunman fires upon local school board in Florida -- but apparently it wasn't about evolution in the state science standards

A news article said,

The gunman, Clay A. Duke, opened fire on Husfelt [the local superintendent of schools] at a school board meeting Tuesday night in Panama City, but nobody was hit. A security officer, Mike Jones, exchanged fire with Duke, wounding him. Duke, a 56-year-old ex-convict, then fatally shot himself with a 9-mm handgun and was the only casualty of the violence caught on videotape.

. . . . . . . Police wouldn't comment on a motive, but reports said Duke was angry because, he said, the school district had fired his wife.

My first thought was that the gunman was upset about the Florida state science standards' statement that "evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of biology." Darn -- no such luck.