Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ben Stein

It's not every day that I get to agree with John Derbyshire, but he's right that this exchange between Ben Stein and a fellow creationist is shameful and appalling:

Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers [i.e. biologist P.Z. Myers], talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you.

Crouch: That’s right.

Stein: …Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.

Crouch: Good word, good word.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


In one fell swoop, BC suddenly has eleven universities. The new universities are Capilano University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. This seems like a great move to me, though somewhat at odds with educational funding cuts.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shift Focus

I think this is a good strategy by the Obama team and probably should've been done earlier. Start targeting McCain, and leave Clinton to figure out that she can't win.