Today people throughout the world are celebrating the birthday of a great man of science, Charles Darwin. Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection has been hailed as one of the greatest scientific theories of all time. In a nutshell, Darwin discovered that all species that exist on the earth today, including man, all are descendants of a common ancestor that had been endlessly modified over time through natural selection.
UNITED WE STAND - AT LEAST ON ONE ISSUE APPARENTLY
Despite the perception that American Citizens are universally divided against themselves, there do appear to be things that most Americans agree upon. For example, it appears that American citizens of virtually every political point of view agree that America's ubiquitous system of financing campaigns with “donations" not only appears in conflict with the United States Constitution’s most basic ideals, but also creates the appearance of - and opportunity for - bribery.
Available through The Brookings Institution website, Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law could be a useful tool for anyone interested in remaining free from government intrusions into personal beliefs - or lack thereof. Unfortunately, representatives of non-believer groups were apparently not a part of the drafting process.
The Colorado Springs Streetcar Feasibility Study will hold public meetings on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at 30 South Nevada Avenue regarding the possibility of (re)implementing a streetcar system in Colorado Springs.
The Huffington Post, January 7, 2010
For millennia, humans have celebrated the winter solstice (the actual "reason for the seasons") at this time of year.
Led by the son of 'longtime conservative activist' Phyllis Schlafly, a group of cooperating amatuer translators have have somehow discovered a conservative point of view in the Bible, challenging some 1700 years of accepted linguistics.
It took an ACLU lawsuit for freethinkers to get equal time in Arkansas.
"LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A secular display celebrating the winter solstice and "freethinkers" such as Albert Einstein and Bill Gates can be placed at the state Capitol alongside a traditional Christian nativity scene, a federal judge said Monday."
Michael Newdow at work...
'Before every oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a court clerk tells everyone to draw near and give their attention because the court is now sitting. The opening cry ends with the line "God save the United States and this honorable court."'
In a widely commented upon recent interview by the London Times, Goldman Sachs’ Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein stated, “I’m doing God’s work.”
If we are to give Mr. Blankfein the benefit of the doubt regarding the apparently rather hubristic point of view regarding his work, it is important that we identify how investment banking relates to the kind of work that alleged gods do.