Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Well, Where Are My D%#n Keys Then?
I found this under the street light over at First Things. But as E. A. Burtt noted over half a century ago in his classic book The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science, the thinker who claims to eschew philosophy in favor of science is constantly tempted “to make a metaphysics out of his method,” trying to define reality as what his preferred techniques can measure rather than letting reality dictate what techniques are appropriate for studying it. He is like the drunk who thinks his car keys must be under the lamppost because that is the only place there is light to look for them—and who refuses to listen to those who have already found them elsewhere. Making something out of nothing remains a fundamental problem.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Joe Huffman gives us "The Jews In The Attic Test" Will this law make it difficult or impossible to protect innocent life from a government intent on their imprisonment or death? Related: Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ As Terrorists A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. . . . Under the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program, the bulk purchase of food is labeled as a potential indication of terrorist activity, as is using cash to pay for a cup of coffee, and showing an interest in web privacy when using the Internet in a public place. h/t: SurvivalBlog.com
Thursday, July 12, 2012
German Tourists in Afghanistan
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
D%#*ned Global Warming! 6500 BC Edition
'Britain's Atlantis' Found at bottom of North Sea. Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. h/t: NewsWatchCanada ~ world news & views from a Canadian perspective