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Posted on September 25 at 8:14 a.m.

Much can be said to support those disciplines that have contributed to "almost every medical and technological innovation of the post-war period."

The same cannot be said of those disciplines steeped in their pseudo-philosophies of Naturalism and Post-Modernism which have led to much of the decline in the West. We are reaping what we have sown.

UCSB has the freedom to downsize or eliminate a number of programs that do not significantly contribute to the well-being of our State. Just how many sociologists or anthropologists do we need anyway?

A better solution, however, would be to privatize higher education altogether by giving scholarships and/or loans directly to deserving students. This would give them greater freedom to choose from among a wider range of options including Cal Tech and Stanford.

On Protesters Target UC Regents

Posted on February 5 at 12:39 p.m.

What a wonderful sight for sore eyes.

Count me in as another slow-growth advocate in favor of beautifying our community. Fess Parker won me over by cleaning up the mess that once existed along Cabrillo. The Bacara gave us much better access to the beach and a beautiful addition to Goleta. And as much as I love open space, I love the new Storke overpass, a shorter commute to UCSB, the Camino Real Marketplace, and Girsch Park.

Now if only UCSB would follow suit and further develop the Santa Barbara style rather than more modern-today and ugly-tomorrow buildings they have thrown up in recent years. If the University of Colorado can have a red tile roof on every building, not to mention gorgeous stone exteriors, why not us?

To all of those who have improved the Santa Barbara and Goleta areas over the past 50 years, thank you.

On Camino Real Hotel Is a Go

Posted on January 31 at 7:07 p.m.

Judge Jones was correct in concluding that "intelligent design" is not an alternative to evolution. The only mistake he made was in failing to recognize that "unintelligent design" - a form of evolutionism and the "creation" account of atheism/materialism/naturalism - is part of a non-theistic religious worldview that violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution in exactly the same way as creationism.

How do we know that evolution is completely natural anyway, when the creation of everything preceded the evolution of anything?

See "Evolution in Context" at www.charlesdarwin.org

On <em>Exploring the Dover Trial and Judicial Independence: Teaching Evolution in Public Schools</em> -- 02/14/09 at Fleischmann Auditorium

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