A Split Emerges as Conservatives Discuss Darwin

5 05 2007

NYT today:

“It is true that political interpretations of Darwinism have turned out to be quite pliable. . .”

Power of Story Is Layered, Even in Scripture

5 05 2007

I hope I’m doing the right thing, or doing the right thing right, by reprinting this here with full credit. It’s from a short-term personal blog experiment called “Subversive Christianity” that will be permanently deleted on May 19. The suggestion was made that readers “grab” anything they really liked and wanted to preserve, so that’s what I am doing — Read the rest of this entry »

Seen “Spiderman 3” Yet? FavD Did and She’s Spoiling to Talk

5 05 2007

Favorite Daughter saw the movie on opening day and reviews the experience at Snook Too this morning:

. . .The part I found most disturbing is a scene where emo/jerky Peter Parker goes to the cafe where Mary Jane works . . . He winds up getting into a fight with a bouncer, and when Mary Jane tries to stop him, he actually throws her to the floor.

There was a moment of silence in which all the air was sucked out of the theater, punctuated only by one adolescent girl loudly commenting, “Somebody’s in trouble.”

That was bad enough. But it gets worse. . .