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AGU Agony

by james on April 14, 2016

in Environmental

I received in my email today an apologetic letter explaining that the AGU Board will continue to accept money, if it is offered, from ExxonMobil. The letter, addressed to AGU membership, is in response to another letter sent by climate activists within the membership demanding that the union sever ties of any kind with “climate […]

This morning I received in my email a plea to save the polar bears, together with fervent warnings about the end of butterflies, baby seals and the world. If the world is serious about planetary salvation, another email says, rulers must keep their promises, made recently at the U.N. Paris Climate Conference, to redistribute about […]

One of the most enjoyable aspects of travel is the opportunity to eat local foods, to savour unusual, unanticipated tastes and textures. Tastes change. For instance, Korean food is famous for its devotion to kimchi and fiery red peppers. I’ve even seen kimchi ice cream. What kind of food should Christians eat? This is the […]

How to do an abortion from a physician with 1,200 under his belt From: http://www.abortionprocedures.com/d-and-e Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee

Goodbye DDT, hello bednets, zika, malaria, dengue, yellow fever. More coming in a later post….

Digging out of the Mess

by james on January 29, 2016

in Environmental

How does one dig out of an epic snow storm like we’ve just experienced? First, it is necessary to admit the reality of what just happened. Yes, that really is snow falling from the sky. Next it helps to have a sense of humor as you choose the direction to dig. There is no substitute […]

Eco-Power for Me

by james on January 28, 2016

in Environmental

Environmentalism is today the most popular and broad ideology amongst the intelligentsia in the West. On the one hand anyone who has been insulted by toxic odors or seen the effects of unrestrained industrial pollution can’t be unmoved by the consequences of humans behaving badly. On the other hand, most of those who call themselves […]

Thirty years ago, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger shattered out of existence. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, the most famous member of the panel assigned to study the disaster, argued that the estimates of reliability offered by NASA management were wildly unrealistic, differing as much as a thousand times from the estimates […]

Each January many of us engage in a cultural phenomenon—we make New Year’s resolutions. This practice has ancient pedigree. At the start of each year ancient Babylonians resolved that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. Were they any better at keeping resolutions than we? Looking forward has value because it enables us […]

The Power to Destroy

by james on January 28, 2016

in Uncategorized

In early January 2016, over 100 armed militia took control of a closed wildlife park headquarters at the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. What would provoke these militiamen to take such a drastic step as to occupy a federal nature reserve? Why would they risk a confrontation, one that might even turn violent, […]