Saturday, February 02, 2008

YES WE CAN - Music Video Barack Obama

Speaks for itself.

2 comments:

bangus9 said...
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bangus9 said...

Yes, let's "re-marginalizing" evangelical Christians, as if they were ever sufficiently marginalized. And, too, I'm for analytical thought, but will more analytic thought, by itself, necessarily lead to the tutoring and more soup kitchens you recommend? Am I catching the scent of a liberal? Liberals (among whom I include the Kennedy/Obama wing of the Democratic Party) have an optimistic believe in the capacity of reason ("analytic thought") to achieve progress in the human condition. Is there any evidence for this faith? Let's see. Its the 21st century. Mankind has been reasoning as analytically as all get out since at least the 16th century and our No Person Left Behind score is: about half the world's population (2.8 billion) currently live on less than $2 per day.

Reason is the tool that the Ted Kennedy's (or the Milton Friedman's) of the world appeal to as their authority for engineering other peoples' lives. Oddly, my confidence in the theory of evolution, leads me to a certain empathy for the thinking of evangelical Christians. The theory of evolution, natural selection, requires no role for analytic thought in the progress of species. (In fact one might argue that analytic thought is a vulnerability since it has made Homo Sapiens the first species with the capacity to destroy itself.) Does reason really offer any better prospects to mankind than the christians' revealed truth? I don't know. Go Hillary!