Archive for August, 2007

A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part IV

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3  August 31, 2007, Wausau, Wi — I ended part III of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” by pointing out that atheism, like all world views, involves a component of faith.  It is not the completely reason and evidence based system that it claims to be.  This time I want to [...]

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Stages of a Political Movement Part I

Elgin Hushbeck -

It is common to hear complaints about how partisan politics have become and question what has happened to the political system.   One problem with understanding current events is the differing time spans over which  events occur.   Events that have short time spans can normally be analyzed and understood, particularly if they occur frequently, so that [...]

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Zeitgeist – The Response

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3  August 24, 2007, Wausau, Wi — This week I thought I would address some of the responses to Zeitgeist, The Movie and my review.  Perhaps the one of the most absurd attempts to defend the movie was the claim that you cannot invalidate the claims in Zeitgeist, without first validating the claims made [...]

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Iraq War – Should we Leave? Part VII

Elgin Hushbeck -

Last time I argued that leaving before the job is done, is not really anti-war, or a push for peace, but really an argument for a more difficult and costly Gulf War III at sometime in the future.   Thus, while we are bringing democracy to Iraq, it is not primarily for the Iraqi that we [...]

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A Review of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion Part III

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 August 3, 2007, Wausau, Wi — In part II of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I pointed out that atheists, like the educated elites, have constructed a world view based on assumptions that leads them to their conclusions.   One can clearly see this in Dawkins description of the atheist’s view.  [...]

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Iraq War – Should we Leave? Part VI

Elgin Hushbeck -

Last time I discussed how, for many democrats, the war is already lost. For many it was a war that could never be won. Anti-War supporter and retired general William E. Odom who wrote “There is no question the insurgents and other anti-American parties will take over the government once we leave. But that will [...]

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