Archive for 2005

Judge returns young patient to parents

October 31st, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Judge returns young patient to parents

Judge returns young patient to parents $100 these parents are Christian Scientists. The part about vitamin C treatments would be hilarious--if it wasn't so tragic.

Chavez warns of spooky US Halloween 'terrorism'

October 31st, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Chavez warns of spooky US Halloween 'terrorism'

Chavez warns of spooky US Halloween 'terrorism' Just what the world needs, a religious communist. Lighten up, Hugo!

Utah's 'Mollywood' a Wholesome Hollywood?

October 28th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Utah's 'Mollywood' a Wholesome Hollywood?

Utah's 'Mollywood' a Wholesome Hollywood? A Mormon 'family values' film company. Puke. No matter how good the scripts may be, life is not G-rated. Films that skirt difficult topics will ...

Births to unmarried mothers set record

October 28th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Births to unmarried mothers set record

Births to unmarried mothers set record ...as the irrelevancy of traditional marriage grows...

Expulsion For Gay Comments? Duquesne Student Resists Punishment

October 27th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Expulsion For Gay Comments? Duquesne Student Resists Punishment

Expulsion For Gay Comments? Duquesne Student Resists Punishment

WHOI - Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

October 27th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on WHOI - Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

WHOI - Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP

October 27th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP

Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP

Hillary the war hawk???

October 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Hillary the war hawk???

Posted without comment.

World Safer = More Worry

October 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on World Safer = More Worry

The News Telegraph is reporting that the world is safer than ever, but some people are never satisfied. It's a well known fact, and is discussed extensively in Pinker's ...

Jevon's Paradox Revisited

October 19th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Jevon's Paradox Revisited

Many doomers point to Jevon's Paradox as proof that efficiency improvements don't matter, and that we are bound to run into absolute limits and then we're screwed. Therefore, they ...

Ray Kurzweil on Future Energy

October 18th, 2005 / Books, Energy Transition / 1 comment

Ray Kurzweil's new book, "The Singularity is Near" is a stunning compendium of future history. To those not familiar with Kurzweil's method, the book reads like far-fetched science fiction. In ...

Smart vs. Dumb Environmentalism

October 15th, 2005 / Energy Transition / 2 comments

Smart environmentalism is about trying to encourage sustainability, cradle-to-cradle design of products and services, preserving natural capital, and in general making the world a better place to live. Dumb environmentalism never met a new technology it trusted or liked. It throws up roadblocks to human progress in favor of other species. It makes emotional appeals about the death of nature and promotes all-or-nothing solutions. And it does not engage in effective cost benefit analysis.

Air Force Sued Over Religious Intolerance - Yahoo! News

October 6th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Air Force Sued Over Religious Intolerance - Yahoo! News

Air Force Sued Over Religious Intolerance - Yahoo! News

Woman gets 10 years in exorcism death

September 29th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Woman gets 10 years in exorcism death

Woman gets 10 years in exorcism death Why isn't this just treated as murder pure and simple? 10 years is usually for manslaugter? Is this government leniency because ...

World Tribune.com -- OPEC sees threat from 'alternative energy'

September 29th, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on World Tribune.com -- OPEC sees threat from 'alternative energy'

World Tribune.com -- OPEC sees threat from 'alternative energy'

Societies worse when they have god on their side

September 28th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Societies worse when they have god on their side

Societies worse when they have god on their side

Journal of Religion and Society

September 28th, 2005 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Journal of Religion and Society

Journal of Religion and Society It's about time

Learn the Lesson

September 21st, 2005 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / Comments Off on Learn the Lesson

Epic storm Rita has not even played out, and already observers are predicting an even worse impact on oil production than little sister Katrina. We can only hope the good people of Texas will be spared a cataclysm this time. Whatever happens, cities and oil rigs are already preparing for the worst. Alert emergency teams are out in force, and we will probably escape the level of human tragedy and ineptitude seen earlier this month. But we should take a pause and realize that we have set ourselves up for these unfolding disasters:

Scientists: Cut Air Travel for Environment

September 21st, 2005 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Scientists: Cut Air Travel for Environment

Scientists: Cut Air Travel for Environment

How badly America needs him now!

September 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on How badly America needs him now!

Words of wisdom. 'Nuff said.

The Meaning of "Black Sun"

September 18th, 2005 / Origins / 2 comments

The name "Black Sun Journal" refers strictly to this blogs' approach to intellectual, political, and psychological inquiry. Themes hidden or underexplored in the mainstream culture or media ...

Forward and backward on state religion

September 14th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Forward and backward on state religion

The Drudge Report trumpeted on 9.14.05 the headline "unconstitutional" showing a picture of young children saluting a flag. What is at issue are the words "under god" in the pledge of allegiance. Some time ago, an atheist named Michael Newdow sued Sacramento to prevent his child, and others who did not believe, from being forced by the school to recite what is essentially a prayer. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."