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Flock of Dodos | Notes & Review

May 31, 2009

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Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus. Randy Olson, 2006. http://www.flockofdodos.com/ NPR’s Program. A few NYTimes.com listings. My notes from the film: res ipsa loquitur – it speaks for itself “Something has gone seriously wrong in the communication of evolution to the general public.” Michael Behe, author of Darwin’s Black Box. “What is Intelligent Design? […]

Obama’s Speech at Notre Dame and CitizenLink’s Common Ground

May 27, 2009

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Focus on the Family, in a recent email update stated that they are “committed to exposing the deceptive rhetoric from today’s pro-abortion political regime and challenging the policies of abortion extremism.” They were referring to President Barack Obama’s speech at Notre Dame’s Commencement, May 17, 2009. Stuart Shepard, the host of Spotlight and the infamous […]

Ida Google That!

May 21, 2009

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Google’s home page made me laugh out loud! If you haven’t heard the news yet, check out THE LINK’s promotional website, National Geographic’s news page, the BBC report, and the book, The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor by Colin Tudge. The research article Complete Primate Skeleton from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany: Morphology […]

The Story of Stuff

May 12, 2009

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Website: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ NYTimes.com article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/education/11stuff.html This ~20 min. video and connected website is a captivating production of consumption in America. Key words: Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, Disposal. — VIA — In my estimation and observation, the heart of this particular subject  the mindset, the ideologies, the biases, and the a priori assertions and assumptions of […]

Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

May 11, 2009

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This program, was released by NOVA November 13, 2007. I just recently ran into it while renting Evolution: A Journey Into Where We’re From and Where We’re Going. Program description here, full program available for viewing online here, and the transcript is available in full here. The full transcript of the actual court case is […]

This I Used To Believe

May 4, 2009

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My wife mentioned this This American Life installment to me entitled “This I Used To Believe.” There is a website in which you can search all sorts of subjects, which is quite fascinating and insightful: http://www.iusedtobelieve.com/ From the program, here’s the general outline: Act One. Scrambled Nest Egg. One day in January Alex French got […]

Puppies & Robots | Pat’s POV on Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations

May 1, 2009

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The actual title of Pat’s POV (Point of View) is “Mission or Performance: The False Dilemma.” However, I like the “Puppies & Robots” imagery. I work in a non-profit (church), and this “false dilemma” is a challenge for me, personally and professionally. To put it in more blunt terms, it drives me crazy sometimes. With […]