Monday, May 28, 2007

The World is How Old?

A new museum is opening in a matter of hours in US, Ohio. The museum has been constructed to help visitors “Exalt Jesus Christ as Creator… also challenge visitors to receive Jesus Christ as the Savoir and Lord…”. The museum is designed by the religious right in America to inform people that the earth is not billions of years old but only thousands.

Science is designed to constantly “evolve” by disproving previous theories with facts. It appears that the creation theme is designed not to confront the theories of science but to give non-scientific backed theories to scientific problems.

It is also interesting to note that the only scientific theory the creationists have attacked is evolution. It is funny that they have attacked an unprovable theory.

It does not make sense to justify or determine religious beliefs with the use of science because religion is a cultural based belief system based on generations of stories.

If the American left doesn’t handle this threat to science properly this group of religious radicals may soon have as much political influence as other religious minority groups.

Check it out for yourself
Creation Museum
Wikipedia – Creation Museum

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Penriff Is Safe Again Or Is It?

The recent departure of the federal MP Jackie Kelly due to family reasons has opened the door for the ALP to regain the seat of Lindsay in the upcoming federal election. With Unions fuelling IR concerns in the mainly working class seat, the departure of Kelly may be the silver bullet for the ALP’s return to power in the marginal electorate.

Kelly didn’t have an easy ride winning three consecutive federal elections in the western Sydney seat of Lindsay. Kelly goes done in history for claiming the residents of the “pram city”, Lindsay as illiterate with no aspiration for attending university. Her career also saw her wash her hands of the University of Western Sydney after budget arguments.

If the ALP has a chance in the upcoming election they must re-visit the mistakes they made in previous elections. It is hard to grasp the idea that the ALP failed to regain power in a marginal seat when their opponent gave them so much ammunition.

I can’t say that I agree with Kelly’s policies, but to her credit she has somehow managed to pull off the unbelievable. She managed to completely discredit the same people who returned her to power twice.

In retirement Kelly might have time to invest in a clothing company specialising in the mockery of her surrounding community. Maybe Kelly should have added short-term memory to the list of characteristics of the people within her seat.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

RAMSAR Wetlands Cleared

The recent unveiling of land clearing within a wetland system in Northern N.S.W has prompted letters to the a Sydney based newspaper questioning the motives of both farmers and governments.

I, to no extent defend the alleged actions, but find it hard to join the farmer abusing bandwagon, based on out dated, ill informed, stereotypes. I intend on highlighting the bigger picture that is so commonly over looked.

It is apparent that people are confusing the successfulness of the N.S.W Land and Environment court in regards to environmental Protection enforcement with the out dated local government court system.

The wetland system in question was the first site RAMSAR site in 1999 where farmer’s voluntarily transferred private land to the nature reserve.

The environmental problems associated with the land clearing are minimal considering the area cleared represents less than 1% of the entire wetland system.

I have no problem with people criticising the actions of other people, but the criticism should be restricted to the people in question and not whom they represent.