September 24, 2005
'This is global warming' makes landfall as unprecedented Category 3 storm
Posted by Jon Sanders at 10:30 AMRita makes landfall as Category 3 storm — oh, if only we had signed the Kyoto protocal like the European Union states! (Theeeeeeey never get hurricanes, do they?)
Here are the deadliest Texas hurricanes of the 20th century:
Storm — Year — Category — Deaths:
Galveston — 1900 — 4 — 6,000
Corpus Christi/Keys — 1919 — 4 — 600
Audrey (Sabine Pass) — 1957 — 4 — 390
Galveston — 1915 — 4 — 275
Carla (Port O'Connor) — 1961 — 4 — 46
Velasco — 1909 — 3 — 41
Freeport — 1932 — 4 — 40
Brownsville — 1933 — 3 — 40
Since the timeline of those is in inverse proportion with that suggested by current global warming theory, and the intensity of many of them was greater than Hurricane "This is global warming" Rita, we shall not speak of them in the media.
Famous atheist now believes there's a God
Posted by Jon Sanders at 10:20 AM
It's not a religious conversion, but a philosophical one. You might term it a conversion to the Aristotelian belief in intelligent design of the universe. Per ABC News:
A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday.
At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England. ...
Over the years, Flew proclaimed the lack of evidence for God while teaching at Oxford, Aberdeen, Keele, and Reading universities in Britain, in visits to numerous U.S. and Canadian campuses and in books, articles, lectures and debates.
There was no one moment of change but a gradual conclusion over recent months for Flew, a spry man who still does not believe in an afterlife.
Yet biologists' investigation of DNA "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved," Flew says in the new video, "Has Science Discovered God?"
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