Evolution: wrong again

It really is remarkable what junk “science” is based on evolutionary theory. It’s not just useless, its conclusions are reliably wrong:

Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight – and the finding means it’s unlikely that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs. The conclusions add to other evolving evidence that may finally force many paleontologists to reconsider their long-held belief that modern birds are the direct descendants of ancient, meat-eating dinosaurs, OSU researchers say….

The findings add to a growing body of evidence in the past two decades that challenge some of the most widely-held beliefs about animal evolution.

No doubt in twenty years, evolutionarians will be arguing that no scientist ever really believed that birds descended directly from dinosaurs and that you just don’t understand science if you think anyone ever did… despite the fact that half the biology textbooks in America will still say that they did.

Who is the master?

We shall soon find out:

Congressman Ron Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparency Act, HR 1207, has reached and surpassed the level of 218 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, which means it is now cosponsored by a majority of the members. The 218th cosponsor was Dennis Kucinich (OH-10), and the bill has since received its 222nd cosponsor.

It’s a worthy effort, but I tend to suspect the Senate will torpedo the bill. There’s a reason the phrase “corrupt like a Senator” came about, after all. Last fall’s bailout made it eminently clear that the bankers are in charge, not the people.

Blogs vs billboards

The birth certificate controversy isn’t the first time the old media has attempted to exert control over the public discourse and sweep inconvenient issues under the carpet. Nor will it be the first time they’ll be unsuccessful in doing so. Who needs billboards when we’ve got blogs?

I’d encourage those of you who understand that the Certification of Live Birth produced by the Obama campaign is not the relevant birth certificate being requested and does not prove anything about where he was actually born to throw an electronic billboard up on your blog somewhere. I recognize it’s entirely possible that Obama is, in fact, completely eligible for the Federal office he presently holds, but the indisputable fact of the matter is that we don’t actually have any evidence that he is while we do know that the administration is going to unprecedented lengths to keep a very tight lid on a number of his records for reasons that remain unknown.

If you find it difficult to believe there is any difference between the document that has been provided and the one being requested, I suggest obtaining a Certification of Live Birth for yourself and attempting to use it the next time you are required to provide a birth certificate. The issue may ultimately prove irrelevant, but the difference is real. Those of us who have lived abroad for extensive periods are painfully aware of the significant differences between the various forms of birth-related documents.

“In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout).”