Evolution Revisited

 In previous posts I mentioned my serious doubts about the adequacy of neo-Darwinian theory of evolution to explain the origin and evolution of life on Earth.  For example, read my recent post “The Origin of Life.” There is no intent to beat the subject to death, but I, a non-scientist, find that I share doubts […]

BIAS

A portion of this post is a repeat of something I wrote months ago.  I hate to be repetitive, but the accuracy of the following statement is something that should be understood by every truth-seeking American citizen. American news reports are extremely biased. There have been complaints about the liberal bias of network news and […]

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

In 1875 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned the words, “Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad.”  An earlier version of this thought appeared in Sophocles play Antigone. As the classical Greek dramatist phrased it, “Evil appears as good in the minds of those whom God leads to destruction.” Either phrase could aptly be applied […]

Name Calling or Solution Seeking

Ogden Nash once remarked, “We’ve made a lot of progress lately.  I’m not certain that it is always in the right direction.” I often think of that remark when I consider the so-called liberal-progressive movement in the United States. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin Carson recently visited California as the Federal government considers […]

Sexual Violence: A Sad Statistic

This is a follow-up to my recent post regarding two liberal-progressive thinkers.  A granddaughter inspired that original post by sending me extracts from the writings of Margaret Hagerman and Noah Trevor.  Following my post, my granddaughter and I had a few more exchanges.  She was somewhat surprised at my reaction to Noah Trevor’s article and […]

Two Progressive Thinkers, A Critique

  Some months ago a dear granddaughter sent me two articles written by authors with liberal/progressive viewpoints.  My granddaughter herself has a generally liberal outlook on social issues, and I am certain that she considers me to be a well meaning but somewhat misguided conservative. One of these writers was Margaret Hagerman, a sociology professor […]

Fog on the Mountain

In 1948 I was attending the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  When school was not in session I lived with my parents at Carolina Beach. In the summer of 1948 Dad, Mom and I got into the family car and headed west towards Arkansas to visit with my brother Branch and family.  Our […]