December 20th, 2005

Sepia, RB Office

DANGER: Origins and Intelligent Design Disussion Ahead

Some people may have noticed that I often keep quiet during discussions of how origins should be taught -- although at Windycon I did bring up origins a bit, and then worked with the rest of the panel to move back away. However, since this issue probably won't go away, I figured I might as well make my case for why my answer is a qualified "I don't know."

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Sepia, RB Office

They're Rioting in ... Australia?

Last week I read the somewhat distressing news of race riots in suburban Sydney. Even though my conservative/libertarian politics and conservative Christianity tend to be somewhat further from the mainstream of Australian society than they are in the US where I live (and have lived all but about 6 weeks of my life), I've often thought that Australia was a pretty good model of how human should live together. Perhaps even a bit better of a model than the US and Canada. Some of the details of these riots marred that good image.

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