new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

attn governor perry: evolution is a fact

on the washington post's on faith, richard dawkins tells some truths:

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'there is nothing unusual about governor rick perry. uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. what is unusual about today’s republican party (i disavow the ridiculous ‘gop’ nickname, because the party of lincoln and theodore roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) is this: in any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. in today’s republican party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.

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and

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the population of the united states is more than 300 million and it includes some of the best and brightest that the human species has to offer, probably more so than any other country in the world. there is surely something wrong with a system for choosing a leader when, given a pool of such talent and a process that occupies more than a year and consumes billions of dollars, what rises to the top of the heap is george w bush. or when the likes of rick perry or michele bachmann or sarah palin can be mentioned as even remote possibilities. '

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