Monthly Archives: December 2005

Is it just me

…or do other users find it really confusing that the cut tag is <lj-cut> and the link to another user tag is <lj user>?

…or do other people have a real tendency make typos when dealing with characters created using the &*; construct?

Another Meem

After seeing this meem from , I had to try This test.

This tested my dialect and decided that I’m “44% (Yankee). Barely in the Yankee category.”
Discussion

Two Gedankenexperiments, out of my thinking about origins and controversy

Off and on over the last few years I’ve thought about a, for lack of a better term, gedankenexperiment related to the strong feelings and reactions people get when dealing with issues of origins. Over lunch I came up with another.

I’ll have to admit that I created these, they reflect my worldview (or perhaps I should say universview), so I am probably guilty of loading the dice a bit. But I’ll have a go anyway.

Experiment 1

They’re Rioting in … Australia?

Last week I read the somewhat distressing news of race riots in suburban Sydney. Even though my conservative/libertarian politics and conservative Christianity tend to be somewhat further from the mainstream of Australian society than they are in the US where I live (and have lived all but about 6 weeks of my life), I’ve often thought that Australia was a pretty good model of how human should live together. Perhaps even a bit better of a model than the US and Canada. Some of the details of these riots marred that good image.

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DANGER: Origins and Intelligent Design Disussion Ahead

Some people may have noticed that I often keep quiet during discussions of how origins should be taught — although at Windycon I did bring up origins a bit, and then worked with the rest of the panel to move back away. However, since this issue probably won’t go away, I figured I might as well make my case for why my answer is a qualified “I don’t know.”

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Some obersvations about Christmas Music

Once again the calendar has rolled past Thanksgiving — I’m still wondering who moved it to mid-October this year — and we are now in the Christmas season. Thus I have begun listening to my collection of Christmas Music. This brings me to a couple of observations I’ve made about Christmas Music over the years.
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