Wednesday, February 28, 2007

One Stop for All Your "Jesus Tomb" Needs

The interview with James White on Way of the Master Radio is absolutely fantastic. But this blog entry has much, much more.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Scholars Attacking the James Cameron "Jesus Tomb" Theory
Stephen Pfann, a biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem who was interviewed in the documentary, said the film's hypothesis holds little weight.

"I don't think that Christians are going to buy into this," Pfann said. "But skeptics, in general, would like to see something that pokes holes into the story that so many people hold dear."

"How possible is it?" Pfann said. "On a scale of one through 10 _ 10 being completely possible _ it's probably a one, maybe a one and a half."

Pfann is even unsure that the name "Jesus" on the caskets was read correctly. He thinks it's more likely the name "Hanun." Ancient Semitic script is notoriously difficult to decipher.

Kloner also said the filmmakers' assertions are false.

"It was an ordinary middle-class Jerusalem burial cave," Kloner said. "The names on the caskets are the most common names found among Jews at the time."

Archaeologists also balk at the filmmaker's claim that the James Ossuary _ the center of a famous antiquities fraud in Israel _ might have originated from the same cave. In 2005, Israel charged five suspects with forgery in connection with the infamous bone box.

"I don't think the James Ossuary came from the same cave," said Dan Bahat, an archaeologist at Bar-Ilan University. "If it were found there, the man who made the forgery would have taken something better. He would have taken Jesus."


James White on the "Jesus Tomb" Like White on Rice

Well, like the color white on rice. White rice. Not brown rice.

Anyway, check him out.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pelosi Upset Cheney Called a Spade a Spade
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday phoned President Bush to air her complaints over Vice President Dick Cheney's comments that the Congressional Democrats' plan for Iraq would "validate the Al Qaeda strategy."
"I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we will do is validate the Al Qaeda strategy," the vice president told ABC News. "The Al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people ... try to persuade us to throw in the towel and come home, and then they win because we quit."

Cheney is accurate. If you doubt me put "strong horse, weak horse" into Google. See what comes up. It goes deeper than what Cheney said.

They thought we are a weak paper tiger which folds under pressure. I hope they are wrong.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Republican Committee Is Holding on to Terrorist Suspect's Money

Not a good idea. I would suspect that they are going to reverse this shortly.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hugo Chavez Tries to Control Inflation with Price Controls

Something tells me that this isn't going to work.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Interview with U Penn Global Warming Skeptic

Link is to an MP3 file.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Particular Weed Inheriting Genetic Information From Ancestors Other Than Parents

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Point Break: the Play
This is an absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves extreme-sports blockbuster film. It tells the story of former college football star Johnny Utah (played by Reeves in the movie), who sets off in pursuit of the bankrobbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting Zen master Bodhi Sattva (played by Patrick Swayze in the film). The show features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no fewer than two extended skydiving sequences.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Is Bacterial Resistance an Appropriate Example of Evolutionary Change?

Evolutionists frequently point to the development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria as a demonstration of evolutionary change. However, molecular analysis of the genetic events that lead to antibiotic resistance do not support this common assumption. Many bacteria become resistant by acquiring genes from plasmids or transposons via horizontal gene transfer. Horizontal transfer, though, does not account for the origin of resistance genes, only their spread among bacteria. Mutations, on the other hand, can potentially account for the origin of antibiotic resistance within the bacterial world, but involve mutational processes that are contrary to the predictions of evolution. Instead, such mutations consistently reduce or eliminate the function of transport proteins or porins, protein binding affinities, enzyme activities, the proton motive force, or regulatory control systems. While such mutations can be regarded as “beneficial,” in that they increase the survival rate of bacteria in the presence of the antibiotic, they involve mutational processes that do not provide a genetic mechanism for common “descent with modification.” Also, some “relative fitness” cost is often associated with such mutations, although reversion mutations may eventually recover most, if not all, of this cost for some bacteria. A true biological cost does occur, however, in the loss of pre-existing cellular systems or functions. Such loss of cellular activity cannot legitimately be offered as a genetic means of demonstrating evolution.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Wing Bowl Recap

Video is included. My lovely wife and friends from the New York area joined me for this year's event. Just simply crazy.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Cheap, Safe Drug May Kill Most Cancers

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