In Defense of Richard Dawkins


Some of WC’s readers may sensibly think that Richard Dawkins is fully capable of defending himself and doesn’t need any help from sometime-intellectual wannabes like WC. Fair enough. Those readers can take this post as an attack on progressive radio station KFPA and the authoritarian left. Because what happened is ignorant and outrageous, as deeply…

Cunieform tablet smuggled in to the United States by Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, Hypocrisy and Christian Values


WC’s readers complain from time to time that WC is to harsh in writing about religion and Christianity in particular. On the contrary, WC suggests that he has not been harsh enough. Those Christian exemplars at Hobby Lobby, those pious hypocrites who fought to keep from being required to provide birth control coverage to their…

Senator Dan Foreman (R, Moscow, ID)

We Get the Government We Deserve: Senator Dan Foreman


Every nation gets the government it deserves. — Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre Idaho Republican State Senator Foreman represents – for a given definition of “represents” – the citizens, of Moscow, Idaho.1 Senator Foreman is a former fighter pilot and law enforcement officer. Whatever his education, it didn’t include science. Or common courtesy. Senator Foreman has gained…

The Pre-Copernican Universe

Dogma and Reality


At one point, not all that long ago in human history, religious scholars in the West thought that the earth was the center of the universe, embedded in a series of crystalline spheres. Beyond those crystalline sphere was Heaven, the domain of the Christian God. It was a comforting view of the Universe, with the…

No Blinkers, No Blinders

Yeah, But How to Solve It?


The unidentified blogger at Forsetti’s Justice does a nice job of describing one of the problems with white, rural America, the “fly-over America.” A significant percentage of that population describes themselves as Christian Fundamentalists, folks who take every word of the Christian Bible – especially the King James translation – as literally true. If that’s…