Category Archives: Off-topic

Fully Functional Free Fire Zone

The computer is working fine, but this is the slowest news day we can remember. Most of our news sweeps on “creationism” are about the political turmoil in the UK. Paul Braterman has a good article on the situation at his blog: UK Conservatives, meet the DUP: extremist, creationist, sectarian.

Hambo is upset about the negative news coverage his Noah’s Ark theme park is generating — for example: Town expected flood of business after Noah’s Ark opened. So far, it’s a trickle.

The Discoveroids are continuing their drift into obscure topics. They’re becoming the Kardashians of creationism, and it’s boring to keep up with them.

So to keep things alive, we now declare this to be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. 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.

The comments are open, dear reader. Have at it!

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The Curmudgeon Has Returned

As you may know, a lightning bolt fried our computer’s motherboard on Friday (how appropriate!) morning. We purchased a new computer in the interim, but all our passwords were on the old one, and we hadn’t backed that stuff up, so we were unable to log in as the owner of this blog.

We have a lot of catching up to do — a ton of email, etc., so we probably won’t be posting our usual material until tomorrow. Meanwhile, please use this post as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. 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.

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Chick, Trump, & More — Free Fire Zone

There are a few minor items out there that we can’t ignore, but none of them is worth a full post. We’ll leave it up to you to decide what’s important.

1. Somehow — six months after his demise — there’s a new Jack Chick comic. You can read it online here: Adopted. It’s not about creationism, and it doesn’t seem to have Chick’s touch at all, but if you’re curious to see what his organization is putting out, click over there and take a look.

2. The Washington Examiner reports that Army secretary nominee Mark Green once called evolution a ‘bad argument’. They say:

Army secretary nominee Mark Green is being scrutinized for a 2015 speech in which he said his work as a doctor had led him to believe evolution was unproven. The former Army doctor told attendees at a church event in Cincinnati that he believed in the Bible’s account of how the Earth was created.

“The evolutionists have their bad argument, too,” Green said. “They say, ‘Well, I can’t explain how it went from this to incredibly complex, so it must have been billions of years.’ That’s kind of where they put their faith. The truth of the matter is — is the second law of thermo-fluid dynamics says that the world progresses from order to disorder not disorder to order.”

“If you put a lawn mower out in your yard and a hundred years come back, it’s rusted and falling apart. You can’t put parts out there and a hundred years later it’s gonna come back together. That is a violation of a law of thermodynamics. A physical law that exists in the universe,” Green added … .

[…]

Green serves as a Tennessee state senator and has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.

He sounds like an idiot, and we can’t imagine why Trump chose a physician to be Secretary of the Army.

3. Here’s an article from PhysOrg with a wealth of information you can’t find anywhere else: Physics of poo — why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time.

That’s all we’ve got for the moment, so we’re declaring an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You wanna talk about Trump? Go ahead. 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.

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Slow Sunday Free Fire Zone

There’s nothing going on out there. Well, the Discoveroids think they’ve got an answer to “Who Designed the Designer?” — but you’ll have to watch a two-minute video to learn what they say.

Aside from that, we found a couple of headlines at PhysOrg that may interest you:

Softball-sized spider species discovered in Baja California caves

A deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in Northeast has spread to Texas

That’s the news, so we now declare this to be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You wanna talk about Trump? Go ahead. 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.

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