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…