Archive for February 6, 2009

Joey being Manny

Posted: February 6, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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A reader at National review sent in this comment after Biden said they would screw things up 3 times out of 10:

Has Joe Biden become the political equivalent of Manny Ramirez? Nothing that the VP does even elicits a questioning look anymore; it’s just “Biden being Biden” much like “Manny being Manny”.

You can’t be shocked about what you expect.

I guess even the UN can learn

Posted: February 6, 2009 by datechguy in war
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Amazing who would have thought it possible:

A UN agency said on Friday it halted aid imports into Gaza after hundreds of tonnes of food assistance were seized, but Hamas indicated the goods would be returned, saying the incident was a mistake.

“UNRWA has suspended all imports of aid into the Gaza Strip following the confiscation of hundreds of tonnes of food aid,” the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said.

And Hamas’ reaction? Who us?

“The aid supplies were loaded onto trucks by mistake as no government representative was present. The drivers did not know which supplies were UNRWA’s and which were the government’s.”

I suspect that this will be a blip and things will be back to normal shortly but you never know.

Chapter 2: My take on Science vs religion

Posted: February 6, 2009 by datechguy in catholic, opinion/news
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I was answering a comment in the Ben Stein thread it hit me that the answer was the post I’ve been meaning to write on the subject so I’ve promoted and expaned it.

It is rightly said that if one is not willing to have your religious belief challenged then it must not be worth much. If you can’t defend your faith it is unlikely to be worth defending

I think that is true for science as well. In fact science progresses by the process of idea, observation, experiment, deduction, and reassessment repeated over and over again.

This process has three results:

Affirmation of some existing conclusions
Rethinking of some existing conclusions
Totally new directions that we’ve never thought of

All these things have one core component; the pursuit of truth. As truth is the reason to be Christian the pursuit of scientific truth must be embraced. (more…)

An alternative for Atheists

Posted: February 6, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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I posed a suggestion for Christians in general and Catholics in particular on how to cope with the problems this bad economy is hitting you with.

If you are an atheist and can’t bring yourself to try it here is another depression fighter; Amazon has a sale on chocolate and candy this month.

It’s a sweet alternative for the unbeliever, then again its not a bad deal for us believers either.