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In any event, smart kids are going to make up their own minds. I always say (only half-jokingly) that all my kids will probably go to Bible college just to piss me off.
"In Darwinist / Fascist terms, Hitler's biggest mistake was stepping outside his own borders.
If he'd stayed inside Germany, the rest of the world would have let him fry Jews to this very day."
Baconeater, we all know that the rest of the world was terribly complicit in what was going on in Germany in the years leading up to WWII and even during WWII. As I heard one commentator ask recently, why didn't the allies bomb the train tracks leading to the concentration camps? In any event, I am interested to know what you think would have happened (in terms of mistreatment of the Jews by the Nazis and the complicity towards this mistreatment from the world community) if Hitler had been smart enough not to make his play for world domination.
My question relates to your name twitter name Bacon_Eater. I should add that I also love bacon. However, I am interested to know if you have given much thought to what I consider the pretty damning philosophical argument that eating meat is ethically indefensible? I am just getting read to read Peter Singer's "Animal Liberation" and I have my doubts whether I will be able to stomach the thought of eating meat (particularly the products of factory farming) much longer. In any event, I am interested to hear your inout on this issue.
My comment relates to those poor creationist sods who continue to doubt the fact of evolution. If you have an acquaintance that fits this description, please give them a copy of Jerry Coyne's new book "Why Evolution is True". The argument in support of evolution is so easy, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. Coyne's book should leave those questioning the fact of evolution with the members of the flat earth society.
My second comment: As I have mentioned on makarios' blog, he is nothing more than a modern day William Paley (i.e. who coined the cosmic watchmaker analogy). What makarios knows can be explained by science (such as evolution), he accepts. What he knows cannot yet be explained by science (such as exactly how the first biological replicators originated), he says must be intelligently designed.