Seen this meme posted by your conservative friends? It’s a classic strawman fallacy. Click here to see it larger. Ah the strawman, my least favorite logical fallacy. As luck would have it, I was considering a blog entry — or series of them — about the various logical fallacies used in political and religious debates,[…]
Central region of the Milky Way Galaxy Courtesy of NASA Some rights reserved A few weeks ago, someone told me they don’t believe there are “aliens”, by which they meant sentient extraterrestrial life*, because “if they did exist, we would have met them by now.” Time, of course, is the answer to this. The statement[…]
NASA’s climate data (text file) shows August 2015 as the second-warmest August on record, very close to 2014’s record (with 2011 in third place). According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, August 2015 was the hottest August on record, with 2014 in second place, followed by 1998. (Their numbers are different because they’re using different data[…]
Fourteen years ago, today, was the horrific and senseless attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Around 2,955 people died in the attacks (including the 19 hijackers and the passengers of the four planes). As of today, 6,855 U.S. soldiers have died in the two wars that directly resulted from 9/11.[…]
In light of my recent entry about Kim Davis, the Rowan County (Ky.) clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a court order, someone contacted me with this message: “Wil, did you see this post? Does Kim Davis lose her religious rights just because she is a public servant?” The post they linked to (on[…]
Various versions of the Bible (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) For what I believe to be my 18th time, I recently (in July) read the entire Bible. This time it required 15 days, which I think is a record for me. The more familiar a book is, the easier it is to read,[…]
Modern Day Jesus, by conservative logic (Copyright © 2002, 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) If Kim Davis is a “modern day Rosa Parks”, then I’m Jesus Christ.
I’ve mentioned my journals often here, but never their complete story. If only for me, I wanted to set this down from memory.