Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet

“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #103: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

“To take people from the music world and give them the same kind of credibility that you give me, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker—that’s like an aberration. I know there’s some young actor sitting in New York or L.A. who’s spent half of his life learning how to act and sacrificing to learn his craft but isn’t going to get his opportunity because of some ‘actor’ who’s been created.” Who said it? Continue reading

Creationism to be allowed in Louisiana schools

When it comes to religion and faith, everything is inherently subjective, not objective. Simply put, there is no way for the adherents of one faith to know objectively that they’re faith is right and that another faith is wrong. Additionally, there’s no method of determining an objective truth, and because most religions lack any ability to reconcile with the incompatible beliefs of other faiths, conflict becomes inevitable. Religion tells its adherents what the supposed truth about reality is, but can offer no objective proof thereof.

There exists a process that can determine, objectively and without the need for blind faith and revealed “truth”, how reality really works. The name of that process is “science.” It’s because science claims to be able to discover how reality really functions, without the need for – and yet without demanding the lack of – religious dogma, that many believers have felt so threatened by science that they have sought to inject their creation stories into scientific classrooms. Unfortunately, the state of Louisiana has now become the next battlefield in the ongoing science vs. dogma and evolution vs. creationism conflict. Continue reading