“Academic Drivel Report: Confessing My Sins and Exposing My Academic Hoax”

    I needed something to cheer me up tonight, and this helped:   http://prospect.org/article/academic-drivel-report   Now maybe I’ll go watch some mindless television.     [Read more…]

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“Keep hope alive” (Jesse Jackson)

    It has been — as I knew it would be — a very bad day for the Republican Party and for the Republic.   “America’s Worst Congressman Endorses Donald Trump”   “Donald Trump should enjoy is Super Tuesday win because he’s going to be crushed”   “The Coming Anti-Trump Onslaught”   “Donald Trump [Read More…]

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“Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters”

    I have to confess that these two women puzzle me.  Drug-dealing, counterfeiting, unwed cohabitation, out of wedlock pregnancies . . . and wearing the hijab?   In fact, the family as a whole seems curious, with its drug-dealing, welfare dependency, shoplifting, implications in multiple murders . . . and its devotion to some [Read More…]

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“Reactor data hint at existence of fourth neutrino”

    It all seemed so simple and straightforward, the way it was taught to be in high school:  Little particles, like marbles or billiard balls.  Three different kinds of them: electrons, protons, and neutrons.   Simple.   No longer:   https://www.sciencenews.org/article/reactor-data-hint-existence-fourth-neutrino   The universe is very complex.   Thanks to David Wills, of Adelaide, [Read More…]

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Controversy about campaign to write positive Book of Mormon reviews on Amazon

    Forget the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Caesarotrumpism, famine in sub-Saharan Africa, the threat of worldwide pandemics, the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil, and global warming.  There’s a real horror out there.   Go fetch your smelling salts before you read any further.  And be sure that you first [Read More…]

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“An Open Letter to Super Tuesday Voters”

    ““Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” said John Adams, the first man to live in the White House as president. “It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other.”   David French, a Harvard-educated Evangelical lawyer and a veteran of the war in Iraq, cites Mr. Adams in [Read More…]

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“Donald Trump is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away”

    For the first time in its history, the Christian Post, which claims to be the most widely read Evangelical news website in the United States and, indeed, in the world, has taken an official editorial stance on a political candidate.   It hasn’t endorsed anybody.  It has done the opposite.  In just one [Read More…]

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BOM Jacob 7

    The bulk of Jacob 7, today’s reading, is about Jacob’s encounter with the antichrist Sherem.  But that’s not what I’m going to focus on today.   I’ve always been struck by the note of melancholy with which the book of Jacob closes:   I conclude this record, declaring that I have written according [Read More…]

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The duty of good people confronted by evil

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Attributed to Edmund Burke     [Read more…]

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“Dear Trump Fan: So You Want Someone to ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go”

    Thanks to Renee Contreras De Loach for alerting me to this . . . umm, spirited piece:   http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/dear-trump-fan-so-you-want-someone-to-tell-it-like-it-is-ok-here-you-go/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons     [Read more…]

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