Tuesday, May 20, 2003


Parenting guru John Rosemond has written just about the best thing I've yet read on the rise of ADHD, or Attention-Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder:
I am convinced - and I am definitely in the minority, but I am not alone - that ADHD is one of many prices we are paying for adopting, 30 to 40 years ago, a "psychological" approach to child rearing, an approach that has absolutely nothing in common with the child rearing practiced before that time.

The simple fact is that you cannot raise children two entirely different ways and arrive at the same outcome. In the 1950s and before, parents and teachers did not have the sorts of problems with children that parents and teachers are having today.

Hear, hear! That's why I usually refer to the condition as B-A-D. The great thing is, our pediatrician is the one who recommended the column to us. I like her more and more all the time.

but my wife wouldn't let me.

Chimpanzees should be part of the human genus 'homo', says Morris Goodman at Wayne State University. His research team argues that chimps are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas:
Goodman argues, “We humans appear as only slightly remodeled chimpanzee-like apes.” He says humans and chimps share 99.4 percent of their DNA, the molecule that codes for life.

Not everyone is convinced, of course. The article points to Richard J. Sherwood, an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin, who states the reclassification "is difficult to take seriously." And of course, non-evolutionists are unconvinced:
Walt Brown of the Center for Scientific Creation in Phoenix, Ariz., argues that since the sequencing of human and chimpanzee DNA is not complete, saying people and chimps are that much alike is “baloney.”

“We have similarities with chimpanzees, but there are a heck of a lot of differences too,” Brown said.

And of course, that's really what it's all about. This primarily is a shock attack in the evolution wars. If scientists can make such a reclassification then the family relations are "official"; it's all been proven, you see. Anyone doubting the validity of such a relationship simply is "unscientific" and unable to be taken seriously. That's how evolutionists set the terms of the debate and silence dissent.

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Thursday, May 15, 2003


What every itinerant preacher needs: an inflatable church:
It can be inflated in about three hours and can house around 60 people at a time. The brown polyvinyl chloride pews can seat 12 people while the rest of the congregation have to vie for floor space with the large PVC organ.

The tabernacle it ain't.

Monday, May 05, 2003


Newsweek explains how a new Met exhibit reminds us why the devastating looting of antiquities in Baghdad matters:
Ancient places with such Seussian names as Uruk, Eridu and Kish—to say nothing of that ur-urban place called Ur—were in fact the world’s first real cities, the show argues, with a level of social organization that can truly be called civilized. These cities weren’t dinky—in 3200 B.C., Uruk had a population of 40,000—and trade routes reached east to the Indus Valley (modern Pakistan and northwest India) and west to the Mediterranean. To keep the necessary records, people developed the first written language, cuneiform—marks incised on clay tablets. To enforce rules of conduct, they developed systems of government.

If you make it to NYC it sounds worth your time to stop by for a look.

Thursday, May 01, 2003


Looking for that heavenly pick me up? Need the snack that shows the world you're part of God's Israel? Then try the Bible Bar:
Meet the Bible Bar--one of the greatest new products ever introduced to the Christian market. This fantastic-tasting, all natural whole food bar contains the seven foods which the Lord calls good in Deuteronomy 8:8 - Wheat, Barley, Honey, Figs, Olive Oil, Grapes, and Pomegranates. You're going to love this first-of-its-kind nutritional bar with its refreshing, natural fruit flavor and Biblical significance.

Rumor has it that Samson had at least two before slaying Philistines.