Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lord's Prayer Removal

It has been almost twenty years since the Lord's Prayer was removed from the public schools and now the Ontario government is looking to replace it. A committee will be set up to determine if they will replace the opening prayer with a rotation of faith prayers or a moment of silence.

I agree that there needs to be a change and reflection to our society. However, the same should go with public funding of faith-based schools such as the Roman Catholic system.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Radio debate on evolution

I listened to a debate between Dr. Geoffrey Simmons, from the Discovery Institute and Dr. PZ Myers. I recorded the audio, but it is available on the radio station and on PZ Myers blog.

Earlier in the day, PZ Myers received an e-mail from the radio hosts explaining that debate topic was being changed from the evidence of Evolution vs. evidence of Intelligent Design to whether evolution is fact or faith.

Simmons tried to explain that Darwinism equals evolution and there missing links in whale fossils; to which Myers tells him about several whale fossils that apparently Simmons does not know about.

In the end, Simmons resorts to ad hominems by saying Darwin did not like women and was a racist. Overall, PZ obviously won and one cannot debate or explain evolution in a hour. Hopefully, the hosts of the Christian radio program realize they got more than bargained for.