Can Hillary Clinton, notorious founder of the “birther” movement, win Utah?

    CNN Politics:  “Clinton supporters look to drive wedge between Utah Mormons, Trump”   EconoTimes:  “Could Clinton Win Utah?”   In other news:   NPR:  “With Donald Trump’s Birther Spin, He’s Crossed A Line”   Quartz:  “‘He’s a racist and a liar’: Seth Meyers thoroughly dismantles Donald Trump and the ‘birther’ conspiracy”   The [Read More…]

“Spelling” as evidence for God

    “We have only to see a few letters of the alphabet spelling our name in the sand to recognize at once the work of an intelligent agent.  How much more likely, then is the existence of an intelligent Creator behind human DNA, the colossal biological database that contains no fewer than 3.5 billion [Read More…]

“Citizens or Subjects”

    A valuable and important distinction between free and unfree societies:   http://www.weeklystandard.com/citizens-or-subjects/article/2004322   And, of course, among the volunteers in Louisiana were many thousands of Latter-day Saints, who went willingly, of their own volition.     [Read more…]

“Child Killing Center Soon in the Netherlands”

    This is wonderful news!   http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/440208/child-killing-center-soon-netherlands   If you’re so minded, while you’re contemplating this glorious development you can listen to Händel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”:       [Read more…]

“Delete It!”

    Somebody alerted me to this a few days ago on Facebook (I think).  To my embarrassment, I can’t recall who it was.  These aren’t exactly the best Hillary and Bill lookalikes that I’ve ever seen, but the music’s not bad:     Just think:   She’s our only realistic hope of denying the [Read More…]

“How was there a night without darkness?”

    The invaluable Book of Mormon Central has published an interesting article on a subject that has puzzled many (and caused some to guffaw at yet another of Joe Smith’s stupidities):   https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-was-there-a-night-without-darkness         [Read more…]

“It’s Time We Faced the Facts about the Muslim World”

    I’m caught between two extremes.   I strongly disagree with people who want to denounce Islam as wholly evil, to bar all Muslim immigration and even perhaps to deport all Muslims, who cannot admit to a single saving grace in the religion or the culture or grant to Muslims a single historical achievement. [Read More…]

Has the Canadian government just seized control of religious groups there?

    I’m not a lawyer, and I’m certainly not a Canadian lawyer.  Heck, I don’t even play one on television.   Michael Davidson, though, has brought to my notice a very recent Canadian legal decision (dated 8 September 2016) that seems to indicate that government courts in Canada have the right to review (and, [Read More…]

Children Preparing a Video for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple Dedication

    On 10 September 2016, a large group of young children (the “Little Angels”) gathered on the grounds of the soon-to-be-dedicated Star Valley Wyoming Temple.  I like the photographs displayed here:   http://www.starvalleytemple.com/new-gallery-58/       [Read more…]

“A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness'”

    Knowing my interest in reductionist theories of consciousness that assume an identity between mind and brain, somebody called this article to my attention a few days back:   http://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-who-lives-without-90-of-his-brain-is-challenging-our-understanding-of-consciousness   My apologies, though.  I can’t remember who it was.  I made a note, but I’ve lost the note.  In any event, I’m grateful. [Read More…]