The above links to an interesting post on evolution and theology, and politics. I don’t agree with all of it, but most of it. For so long conservatives were branded as social darwinists, but now as crazy creationists. Anyway it’s worth a look.

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  • Interesting article. I’m like you, I don’t agree with all of it (namely points 2 and 3 really make little sense to me)

    However, I have said that I disagree with same-sex marriage on “evolutionary” grounds more than religious grounds, so points 4 and 5 make a lot of sense.

    And of course any good capitalist is a strong believer in number 6 (social darwinism).

    A better sourse on this is actually a book called “The Science of God” which from what I’ve heard is actually being tossed around in Sunday School classrooms of the more liberal sects of Protestism (Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.) I somehow doubt those pesky “Evangelicals” have much to do with it, but I could be wrong.

    The book does a great job and trying to link science and God, without slipping into a) “Christian apologetics”–what are we apologizing for?–or b) a dismissal of God as an actual…you know…God.

  • Hey Butch,

    How do you post?

    I actually found something to post that won’t hurt my political career or get me death threats.
    (although I would really prefer asking more important questions like how many “radical muslims” does it take before Islam is no longer labeled a “religion of peace”)

    See article below. Someone please tell me how a tipped ball is somehow more “uncatchable” than an interception.

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference determined that officials made the right decision in reversing a pass interference call on a deflected pass late in the Auburn-LSU game.
    SEC coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said Monday the call was correct because the pass was made uncatchable, making the timing of the contact irrelevant.

    Auburn defensive back Zach Gilbert was flagged for interfering with receiver Early Doucet deep in its own territory in the 7-3 win over No. 6 LSU. The flag was waved off because officials deemed that Eric Brock’s tip of the ball made it uncatchable.

    Redding said pass interference can be called if the ball is tipped after the contact occurs, as it appeared to on the play.

    However, he said, “it was more than a tip, it was a deflection of the ball so it made the ball uncatchable. A key part of the pass interference rule is whether or not the pass is uncatchable.”

    Another controversial fourth-quarter call that went Auburn’s way was also correct, Redding said.

    An LSU interception on third-and-29 was negated because Daniel Francis was penalized for interference on receiver Courtney Taylor, giving Auburn an automatic first down.

    “The defender just basically ran through the receiver,” Redding said. “He wasn’t playing the ball. The ball was definitely catchable.”

    LSU coach Les Miles had complained after the game about both decisions, saying the interference on Taylor “didn’t disable him from catching the ball.”

    Miles also said he believed the other play should have been pass interference because the ball was tipped downfield, not at the line of scrimmage.

    The rule states only that an infraction occurs when the contact “could prevent the opponent the opportunity of receiving a catchable forward pass.”

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