Tuesday, July 24, 2012

If This Does Not Disturb You...

With a tip 'o the hat to Hugh Hewitt, please view this full clip. If you think the "Arab Spring" had a good outcome, just observe the violence and hatred that emerges when these Egyptian guests are told that they are on Israeli television. Sure, it's a "Candid Camera"-style prank, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the guests' reaction. This hatred is real, and is the reason peace remains an insurmountable goal in the Middle East.

I would say, "enjoy," but not this time. This is like watching people playing pranks on Nazi prison guards.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The "You Didn't Build That" Fallout Continues

Charles Krauthammer is arguably journalism's most intelligent commentator.

This incisive couple of lines from his latest Washington Post column is a proof-text:

"We don’t credit the Swiss postal service with the Special Theory of Relativity because it transmitted Einstein’s manuscript to the Annalen der Physik. Everyone drives the roads, goes to school, uses the mails. So did Steve Jobs. Yet only he created the Mac and the iPad."

Please read his whole analysis of the president's latest gaffe:

Did the state make you great?

Monday, July 16, 2012

In Order To Find The Higgs Boson, Physicists Had To Have Faith

Particle physicist Gerald Myatt says, "We have every reason to believe that it is real. Although we have never actually seen it, we see its effects." Read this exploration by Christian Post guest columnist on what faith it took for scientists to discover what they believed to be there.

Faith Found the 'God Particle'

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cable/Satellite Wars Show True Disconnection From Reality

I "cut the cable" over three years ago. That said, this Forbes article accurately points out that the current kerfuffle between Viacom and DirecTV & Dish is a symptom of a much deeper illness in the television distribution and production industry.

Read on:

Battle Royale Between DirecTV, Viacom, Dish and AMC Pushes TV Closer to Irrelevancy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What The Higgs Boson Discovery Doesn't Do

Many talking heads, including physics-popularizers like Dr. Michio Kaku, are claiming that last week's announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson will revolutionize particle physics and even "disprove God." Nothing could be further from the truth, as Dr. William Lane Craig explains to the writer of an email question submitted to Dr. Craig through his "Reasonable Faith" web site:

Q&A—Higgs Boson Discovered!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Why Do We Permit This?

This CBS report echoes what the Taliban did to the Bamiyan Buddha in Afghanistan. When will we learn that radical Islam deserves no protection since they have shown a complete repudiation of civil behavior, or of civilization for that matter.

Now, when was the last time you heard or read of "radical" Jews or Christians defacing and destroying archaeological, cultural or historical artifacts? Does this not seem to be behavior symptomatic of a particular world-view?

Radical Islamists lay waste to Timbuktu heritage