We can’t find much to blog about, so here are a few items that might interest you:
1. You already know that Richard Dawkins has suffered a minor stroke — see Church of England defends prayer tweet for Richard Dawkins after stroke.
2. Arizona is considering a Darwin Day resolution — see Senate committee votes to create day for Charles Darwin. But it’s controversial:
Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, said he would have supported creating an Arizona Science Day. But this, he said, is quite different. “When I was growing up in Mesa, I was taught in school the evolution theory that my ancestors came from monkeys,” Farnsworth said. “Personally, I was offended by that theory, especially when you consider that I hold a deep-seated belief in creationism.” He said it would be fairer to teach both evolution and creationism, both as theories.
3. The BBC is generating controversy over selecting a creationist to report about sports — see Free Church Moderator defends BBC presenter Dan Walker after Christian views mocked.
That’s all we’ve got. Now we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters. And now, let the Intellectual Free Fire Zone begin! Have at it, dear reader.
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