Italian Holiday

Yup I'm still around. Rather than trying to recap the last several months I'm going to talk about my family trip over Christmas and New Year's.

Ever since Thanksgiving 2006 we (Mom, Dad, my sister, and I) have been talking about a trip at Christmas time. In 2006 we came chose to going to Hawaii, but didn't. this year we link the plunge and headed Is my favorite country and city... Italy!

We found flights departing on Christmas dg and returning the first Friday of the New Year. Non, my parents (and sister, but more on that later) had never bun to Europe, let alone Italy before, so we decided on a week long bus tour to see me than just Rome. Iprsteskd and said we needed more than the scheduled 1.5 days in the eternal city, if you did the math you realize he were gone more than a week, so we had a couple of days before the tour in Rome, and a day after.

All part of god's plan insights on evolution at its smallest scale were a major yet little-noticed reason why a federal judge late last year struck down a plan in Dover, Pa., that would have put intelligent design in public school classrooms.

So as it turns out "Intelligent Design" isn't science after all.

To advocates of intelligent design, the human sperm's tiny tail bears potent evidence that Charles Darwin was wrong--it is, they say, a molecular machine so complex that only God could have produced it.

But biologists now are starting to piece together how such intricate bits of biochemistry evolved. Although the basic research was not meant as a response to intelligent design, it is unraveling the very riddles that proponents said could not be solved.

In contrast, intelligent design advocates admit they still lack any way of using hard evidence to test their theories, which many biologists find revealing.

Source: Chicago Tribune -,1,1538105.story

No big surprise there, just give science a bit of time and they'll work it out (reminds me of a quote).

Note the category selection, why are "religion and politics" one and the same recently grr

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Work when I'm alive. Blog when I'm dead.

yea, I'm alive.  Here's the update from the 100,000 level...

  • Promoted (yay)
  • Work sucks (worst project ever)
  • Labor day in MSP
  • Turned 25 (woah a quarter century)
  • Splitting time between DSM and SAC (I'll let you do the research)
  • Need a vacation, I'm thinking a weekend in Hawaii in Nov. (or anyone want to go to Europe)\

I will post again, in the mean time spend some time adding to the excitement over at Scotty's

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"under God."

"There's a principle here," he told the justices in his
closing moments, "and I'm hoping the court will uphold this
principle so that we can finally go back and have every
American want to stand up, face the flag, place their hand
over their heart and pledge to one nation, indivisible, not
divided by religion, with liberty and justice for all."

Read the entire article

A very interesting case. I agree with the Dr. (surprise) it will be interesting to see how it comes out.



The simple fact of the matter is that humans are the only species which realize (virtually) from birth that we are going to die. Because of that knowledge religion was created to fill that void. What happens when my loved ones die, what happens when I die? It is no more real than Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. Because humans realize they are going to die most of them feel the need to believe in something higher.