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Board member to resume testimony in 'intelligent design' trial
Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 02 November 2005 | MARTHA RAFFAELE

Posted on 11/02/2005 3:35:41 AM PST by PatrickHenry

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To: narby
You're going to solve a high birth rate with immigration reform? Ok.

American moslems' birth rates account for only a small fraction of their population growth. Furthermore, after the 1st generation, their birth rates tend to fall.

201 posted on 11/03/2005 5:28:05 PM PST by curiosity (Cronyism is not conservative)
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To: King Prout
I'd say, the teaching of ID as a serious scientific theory shows pariality toward any sect of Christianity that teaches the emergence of Man required God to violate the laws of nature.

This would include Genesis Literalists, Old Earth Special Creationists, and what I would call "Beheists," those who believe that God was constantly tinkering with life.

202 posted on 11/03/2005 5:36:12 PM PST by curiosity (Cronyism is not conservative)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
Gumlegs: I'm starting to think Rightwing Conspiratr1 is really a master satirist, skillfully lampooning some of the more zany aspects of our creationist friends' postings.

You are partially correct, you just have everything backwards.

Pardon me. In that case, it would appear you think that hurling "commie" and "atheist" epithets like so many mud-balls actually constitutes some sort of persuasive argument. That's sad.

203 posted on 11/03/2005 5:41:14 PM PST by Gumlegs
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To: curiosity
George Mason wrote Virginia's Declaration of Rights.

The wording of the First Amendment was composed by Fisher Ames and then slightly modified before being adopted by the house.

Both men were deeply religious.

204 posted on 11/03/2005 5:41:36 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: curiosity

that's an angle I hadn't considered - that it favors one brand of judeochristian belief over others and is thus unconstitutional. I like it. thanks.


205 posted on 11/03/2005 5:41:46 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: jwalsh07
Thanks for the info. I never quite understood why people gave so much weight to the opinions of that Jacobin playboy.
206 posted on 11/03/2005 5:55:38 PM PST by curiosity (Cronyism is not conservative)
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Placemarker and plug for The List-O-Links.
207 posted on 11/03/2005 7:06:08 PM PST by PatrickHenry (Reality is a harsh mistress. No rationality, no mercy)
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To: jwalsh07
I don't suppose that the term freedom of conscience ever crosses your path. I really don't care at all what the personal religion of the founders was. They wrote a constitution that guaranteed a secular system of law, one that neither favored nor suppressed anyone's personal beliefs.

I spent a year in a war defending that nation and that Constitution, and I'm willing to die to stop you or anyone else from implementing a theocracy.

208 posted on 11/03/2005 7:35:51 PM PST by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: js1138

Sorry, not dealing with drama queens these days, especially drama queens who have lost touch with reality.


209 posted on 11/03/2005 8:03:47 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
What you say?


210 posted on 11/03/2005 8:27:59 PM PST by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: js1138

I'd say you're undernourished.


211 posted on 11/03/2005 8:37:06 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: King Prout
Of course, for my reasoning to work, you have to assume incorporation, which some conservatives reject.

I think the case for incorporation is quite strong, however. It becomes obvious if you read the congressional debates surrounding the ratification of the 14th Amendment, as I have done. The man who actually wrote the thing, Bingham, explicitly stated, on several occaisions, that the Amendment would apply the Bill of Rights to the states.

212 posted on 11/03/2005 9:36:18 PM PST by curiosity (Cronyism is not conservative)
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