unintelligent design defeated

Is the earth returning to its axis?

Is the earth returning to its axis?

From Reuters.com:

“DOVER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Voters on Tuesday ousted a Pennsylvania local school board that promoted an ‘intelligent-design’ alternative to teaching evolution, and elected a new slate of candidates who promised to remove the concept from science classes.”

(Via Povertybarn contributor, SourKraut.)

odds and ends

The Senate passed a resolution yesterday to allow oil drilling in Alaska. The law still has to go through the house of representives, though. The Christian Science Monitor has a thorough article with this surprise:

Advocates say they can do this with minimum damage to the fragile tundra; activists say it’s a sham. Meanwhile, oil companies themselves reportedly have lost interest in the project.

So, why drill there? read the article.

Sometimes I read something on a blog and the phrasing hits the nail on the head. Like the distinction between Christians and Biblers as described at Knock Knock:

Biblers live in the old testament
and the Book of Revelations, the past and the future, but never the
present time. These poor sods live in a world of hateful rules and
regulations and fear of the future.

I’m going to have to read up more on this “intelligient design” fad. Seems to me that it includes (and actually promotes) the possibility of being created that alien life forms.