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Animal Instincts Could Be Inherited Expert Knowledge

November 25, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In addition to studying complex human reasoning, I have been observing complex instinctive reasoning in animals for many years. Instinctive behavior is often thought of as simple, perhaps even mindless. I came to a very different conclusion, that an instinct is basically inherited expert knowledge. Instinctive behavior is often very […]

Free Science Is Here And Growing Fast

November 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Most CFACT readers are interested in science. Many of the CFACT articles are scientific and these are often followed by lengthy technical discussions in the comments. Some of my scientific articles have had thousands of comments; one article was over 5,000 when comments were closed. And there are many other […]

HHS Acts To Preserve Religious Freedom At Hospitals During Pandemic

July 23, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took two important steps Tuesday to protect religious freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s Office for Civil Rights announced that patients at hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System may receive visits by clergy amid the pandemic. And, the office said, […]

Getting America Back To Work Must Come Sooner, Not Later

April 6, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Everyone has an opinion about how best to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus disaster and how effectively President Trump and his administration are addressing numerous aspects of this crisis. For whatever it’s worth, I have some thoughts about this too. From where my 82-year-old-high-risk-category body sits, I believe that the President, […]

Are The Oldest And Wisest Obsolete?

May 11, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”–Mark Twain. I am happy to listen to the young, […]

Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

October 5, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ In America, we celebrate democracy and are justifiably proud that this nation was founded on the idea that the people should rule. That’s why it is so important that Americans be informed about their government. They are partakers in it. In fact, they control it. Under tyrannical systems, it matters little […]

Billy Graham’s Century

February 25, 2018 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ If you are a practicing Christian – regardless of denomination – then the news of Billy Graham’s passing may have prompted a memory of how he touched your life, directly or indirectly. Even the rigidly secular mainstream media paused in brief remembrance, recalling how a succession of […]

Science And Faith

December 29, 2014 by

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By Ronald R. Cherry, MD ~ Science is the process of determining the behavior of matter (the universe) using observation, testing (controlled observation), and reason; with reason defined as the ability to observe, comprehend and accept self-evident truth. [Reason is] “the discovery of the certainty or probability of such propositions or truths, which the mind […]

[Video] Andrew Klavan: Thanks, Christian White Men!

August 15, 2014 by

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With “Thanks, Christian White Men!” Andrew Klavan once again hits the nail on the head. He has been taking the fight to our liberal friends and colleagues in a humorous, but factual, manner for quite some time and he’s definitely not afraid to tell it like it is while doing so. As a society, and […]

Five Helpful Hints For The Newbie “Prepper”

August 10, 2014 by

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– by David Huntwork – As recent events continue to show us, one never knows when either a man-made or natural disaster can strike. Normal, routine, everyday life can change in the twinkling of an eye. Part of being a responsible adult (especially if one has a family to protect and care for) is to be […]

The Right Side Of History

March 27, 2014 by

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By David M. Huntwork ~ Time and time again I have been accused of being on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so-called gay marriage. This linguistic fad has exploded in use lately as if history itself is the sole arbitrator of what is right […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day And Monogamy

February 14, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ A great marriage is a marvelous and mysterious thing. My parents celebrated 64 years of marriage together until my Father passed away. Even into his 90s, he could not leave the dinner table without pausing to give her a kiss. They enjoyed each other’s company and gave each other the space […]

Abortion ‘Fulfills Dreams’ + More – Daily Digest

January 23, 2014 by

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THE FOUNDATION “[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted. … If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” –Noah Webster TOP […]

Finding Balance

April 3, 2013 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ There are ways of knowing beyond the logical and empirical. We can know things in our hearts with certainty. Most of you probably understand this already, but I’m just getting used to it, having overused my brain and underused my heart for most of my sixty-two years. I’m striving for more […]

Penn State Joe Paterno Tribute – Video

January 9, 2012 by

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Uploaded by lacrosse5432 on Dec 31, 2011 A tribute to Joe Paterno. Thank you for everything that you’ve done for PSU. All of the students at Penn State love you. Penn State Joe Paterno Tribute     —————————————— Salem Witch Hunts deja vu ~ It’s a shame and a terrible mis-carriage of Fair-Play by spineless, self-righteousness, […]

Give Thanks for American Exceptionalism

November 30, 2011 by

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By Star Parker The Pew Research Center has provided some timely food for thought as we enter our traditional holiday season. According to a recent report comparing attitudes in Europe and America, only 49 percent of Americans now feel that American culture is superior to others. This is down from 60 percent in 2002. For […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 15)

April 21, 2011 by

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LANGUAGE (Part Three) The role of the small fires that the most senior elders sat around. In the earlier Posts I discussed two aspects of aboriginal language, the markings on the skin, and the role of music in their language. With this Post, I will be discussing something that may be difficult to believe, but […]

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2010 by

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“December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. … Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this […]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 26, 2010 by

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From The Editors at Family Security Matters George Washington’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving, October 3, 1789. General Thanksgiving BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly […]

The Origins of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2010 by

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We do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, but that does not mean I do not understand the importance of an occasion like this. Thanksgiving was yesterday, I know, but what I wanted to do as an exercise was to show these three separate posts so that readers can compare them. The first is this […]

How-to Books

November 10, 2010 by

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By Burt Prelutsky It’s my belief that in the entire history of the world nobody has ever learned to play a game by reading the enclosed instructions. I have, on occasion, tried reading up on games that I had already mastered — and even then those confounded instructions made absolutely no sense to me. How, […]

On Writers, Professional And Otherwise

November 6, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba One thing the invention of the personal computer and the Internet has done has turned millions of people into writers. Millions of blogs exist so that people can express and share their views on every subject on earth. Forums provide further opportunity to share one’s thoughts, if only to comment on others’. […]

A Capital Idea!

September 19, 2010 by

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By Burt Prelutsky I would venture that the question over which Americans are most passionately divided isn’t abortions or even whether or not Julia Roberts has any sex appeal, but the issue of capital punishment. Frankly, I don’t understand the position of those who are opposed to ending a life for taking a life. I […]

Sex, Lies and the Movies

September 15, 2010 by

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By Burt Prelutsky One of the reasons that movies today are so devoid of compelling characters and engrossing plots is that the folks who make them are, more often than not, too young and too isolated from humanity. That’s not to say that writers and directors in their 20s and 30s can’t be talented, but, […]