Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Should we really have to ask why? Republicans did not want a 9/11 commission but finally, under pressure, gave in to one (which they then fixed). They did not want any pictures of dead bodies coming back in body bags. They did not want any investigation of Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo. They do not want any pictures of corpses in New Orleans. And now they do not want an independent investigation of what went wrong with respect to Katrina. They also do not want to release documents having to do with John Roberts, just as they have consistently resisted releasing information about many other things (Bolton, for example). Why? It should be obvious by now they have something to hide. They do not want the American public to know the truth about their dishonest, criminal, and immoral behavior. The so-called Democratic leadership just goes along with these cover-ups. Why?

I am getting totally fed up with the attention that is being given to the so-called controversy between "intelligent design" and evolution. There is no controversy. There is no debate. There is nothing to debate. Yes, evolution is a theory. The only theory with any evidence that makes sense with respect to the current existence of human and other life on the planet. Intelligent Design is not a theory. There is no evidence whatsoever for such a claim. If you choose to believe in such a notion I guess there is nothing that can be done about it. But to claim it has the same status as the theory of evolution is plain and simply nonsense, not worthy of 30 seconds of anyone's time. I repeat what I have said before: if there was intelligent design there could not possibly be any human beings, the most greedy, short-sighted, murderous, rapacious, foul-your-own-nest creatures that ever existed. They have to be absolutely the result of some quirk of random selection. No intelligence could possibly have been responsible. Anyone who believes dinosaurs and people existed simultaneously within the last 6000 years is a lunatic. Anyone who believes the Grand Canyon was a result of the "flood" is also a lunatic. Anyone who believes Katrina was sent to punish homosexuals is a lunatic. Furthermore, anyone, including the Presisent of the United States, who believes Intelligenct Design deserves to be taught along with the theory of evolution is a lunatic. We are rapidly becoming a nation of lunatics. Whatever happened to just plain common sense?

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