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Entries by David Horton from 05/2006

Darwin's Great Great Grandmother

| Posted 05.01.2006 | Entertainment
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Every time evolution is discussed on HuffPo -- EVERY time -- someone religious will say, with that completely unfounded air of being profound that is ...

Mr. Cooney's hospital chart

| Posted 05.02.2006 | Politics
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I don't know how many humans are going to be around in 2050 to look back and rage at the idiots that got them into the mess they find themselves in. I...

F#king owls

| Posted 05.03.2006 | Huffington Post

We keep trying, don't we, to understand the conservative mindset and the religious mindset (two oxymorons there for the price of one), and we keep fai...

Substitute

| Posted 05.04.2006 | Huffington Post

Something that has been puzzling me for forty years (oh, all right, fifty years) is this -- how is it possible that people generally can't see that da...

When Supping With the Devil

| Posted 05.05.2006 | Huffington Post

I was going to write about this another day, but our leader Arianna has called on us to think about blogs and the main stream media, is the world big ...

Darwin Created Evolution? No, No, No, No ...

| Posted 05.05.2006 | Huffington Post

Whenever Darwin is mentioned on HuffPo the blogosphere comes alive with outrage on the one hand, and restatements of the obvious on the other. Having ...

A Nest of Singing Birds

| Posted 05.06.2006 | Huffington Post

With the first anniversary of the start of Huffington Post looming, bloggers will be falling over themselves in the next few days to commemorate the e...

Grab them by their nouns and the rest will follow

| Posted 05.07.2006 | Huffington Post

The Fundies (what an affectionate pet name that is, to be sure) have learnt, like their neocon brethren, to follow George Orwell's advice and control ...

Play Nice with the Fundies Dear

| Posted 05.08.2006 | Huffington Post

Hmmm, I thought - have I singlehandedly caused the upsurge in religious madness around the world? Is fundamentalism all Horton's fault because he has ...

Bloggers/Posters/Bloggers ...

| Posted 05.09.2006 | Huffington Post

I know I celebrated the anniversary early ('A nest of singing birds'), but I couldn't let the day itself go unnoticed, now could I? So here is another...

Told You So

| Posted 05.10.2006 | Huffington Post

One of the few pleasures of those of us with rapid onset old age is to say, occasionally, to younger people, 'I told you so'. All kinds of triumphs ar...

Importing democracy

| Posted 05.11.2006 | Huffington Post

Here is a test, dear readers, on democracy. Answer the following questions, true or false, scoring 1 point for true and 0 points for false: (a) Ameri...

Evolving Dick Cheney?

| Posted 05.12.2006 | Huffington Post

A couple of terrific questions about evolution in recent posts in response to my evolution blogs, and it was hard to decide which one to answer first....

Church fixes facts around policy

| Posted 05.13.2006 | Huffington Post

When Galileo realised that the only way to explain what he was seeing with his own eyes was that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the reverse, i...

Canyons of George's mind

| Posted 05.14.2006 | Huffington Post

You've gotta feel sorry for George Bush. George Bush knows all the things we can only speculate about. In his mind, behind those blank eyes, he knows...

Welcome Back Saddam

| Posted 05.15.2006 | Huffington Post

Look, I don't know about you, but for the last three years I have been getting angrier and angrier at the response from the Right every time someone t...

Recess Over

| Posted 05.16.2006 | Huffington Post

The world increasingly resembles a school playground, with many twelve year old boys running wild. We see it every time there is a post on HuffPo, a n...

Off With Their Heads

| Posted 05.17.2006 | Huffington Post

So, the fundies want to ban the Da Vinci Code (I had sworn never to put those three words together in a sentence, but hey, it's a minor misdemeanor) m...

The Carville, Stupid

| Posted 05.18.2006 | Huffington Post

Another quiz for HuffPost readers. What do these phrases have in common? 'Go forth and multiply', 'And man shall have dominion over ....', '... shall ...

Keeping It Simple

| Posted 05.19.2006 | Huffington Post

Two great questions about evolution in recent posts in response to my evolution blogs, and here is the second one. One of my readers asks 'How does an...

Optimism

| Posted 05.20.2006 | Huffington Post

One of my dear readers accused me of being too optimistic about the environment, the other day, and that isn't something I am accused of very often. B...

Left, Right, Left, Right

| Posted 05.21.2006 | Huffington Post

If Saddam Hussein had been a right wing brutal dictator, one with military, royal, or religious right wing credentials, would he still be in power tod...

Tyrannosaurus Tyranny

| Posted 05.22.2006 | Huffington Post

Another comment too good to ignore from one of my dear readers: "I've heard lately that Fundies reject fossils as a trap, a test of believer's faith t...

Irreducible Stupidity

| Posted 05.23.2006 | Huffington Post

The fundies keep coming at me - here's another one of the crowd of angry bees that descends every time I mention evolution: "You don't even address th...

Smokin' Bjorn

| Posted 05.24.2006 | Politics
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I used to smoke heavily until about 15 years ago, and then somehow, thankfully, managed to give up, almost cold turkey. Incredibly difficult (memo to ...