Author Archives: whyevolutionistrue

Business Cat gets audited

I forgot it was Friday! Let’s end the week with the latest strip of Tom Fonder’s wonderful Business Cat, where BC is playing Donald Trump (click to enlarge): h/t: Blue

Texas legislature protects groups that deny adoptions to non-Christians, gays, and single parents “on religious grounds”

I had no idea that state-funded adoption agencies in Texas could refuse to allow children to be adopted by gays, non-Christians, or single parents—on religious grounds alone. Although some of these organizations are faith-based, all concerned with Texas bill HB 3859 also get taxpayer funds. That means that discriminating against adoptive parents on religious grounds would […]

University of Chicago students demand more ethnic segregation, punishment of fraternities and no punishment for disrupting speakers

I am working on a campus where I see Regressive Leftism daily, and now it’s taking the form of requests to create segregated facilities and curricula, to make fraternities official University of Chicago organizations so they can be punished, and to exempt students themselves from being punished when they disrupt talks they don’t like (this happened three […]

I had a dream

Lately my dreams have turned from dreams of frustration—usually dreams involving being unable to find the room of a final exam in college, or having to take an exam on a subject I know nothing about—to dreams of  sheer terror. Last night’s was especially vivid. I was taken to a torture center run by Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge (perhaps […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This may be our first contribution from a Mexican reader, so welcome José Ramón López Rubi C, who also has a photo site called Aqua de Ojo. His notes are indented. Let me share some “artsy” wildlife photos. The first is a cormorant. The second and third are pictures of “aplomado” falcons [Falco femoralis]. The […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning! I’m back in Chicago, summer is on the way (we will have some rain this week), and it’s May 26, 2017: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, probably promoted by Big Blueberry. Like all good Jews, I prefer my cheesecake plain, but if you must add something, let it be cherries or, lacking those, blueberries or strawberries. […]

British officials not inclined to share info with US after Manchester leaks

by Grania Jerry asked me to post this, although no doubt some of you are already aware of the situation. The BBC broke the story that British officials and police have stopped sharing information with the US after both The New York Times and CBS published sensitive information that were apparently sourced through government leaks […]

Clueless ideologue of the week

Click on the screenshot to go to the article, if you must. It’s from Curve,  a lesbian magazine, but the same sentiments have been expressed by non-gay people. Even if the attack aimed at killing as many girls as possible, isn’t it conceivable that such a plan would come from Islam’s misogyny and dislike of Ariana […]

On the way home: discussion with Dawkins

I’m cooling my heels at R*agan Airport in DC, which I’d prefer to call National Airport, its old name. I’ll be home about noon Chicago time. You may remember the first bit of this post’s title as a Beatles song; if you also remember the album it was on, you get extra credit. The event […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales, from Queensland, sent a passel of reptile photos; his notes are indented. A set of Squamates. First a particularly pretty little skink called the Shaded-litter Rainbow-skink, Carlia munda: A close up of the common striped wall skink, Cryptoblepharus virgatus: One of the small common dragons (Agamids) with the charming name of Tommy Roundhead, Diporiphera australis: […]