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HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? by Perry Mann

HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? “Character is fate,” deduced the historian Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989), who wrote “The March of Folly,” a book George Bush should have read before March, 2003. It relates “how mighty empires, churches and … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF DEBATE BETWEEN THEOCRATS AND ATHEISTS by Perry Mann

THE VALUE OF DEBATE BETWEEN THEOCRATS AND ATHEISTS Is intelligent design—a theory that posits that all organic and inorganic matter was created by an intelligent entity—more believable than Darwin’s theory that it was created by mutation and natural selection? Is … Continue reading

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THE LAST ILLUSION by Perry Mann

THE LAST ILLUSION “A dualist acknowledges a fundamental distinction between matter and mind. A monist, by contrast, believes mind is a manifestation of matter…and cannot exist apart from matter.” From “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins. My mother, like her … Continue reading

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HERDS AND FAMILIES WITHOUT MATURE MALES by Perry Mann

HERDS AND FAMILIES WITHOUT MATURE MALES William Raspberry, a columnist for The Washington Post, relates in a column that in Africa poaching of male Elephants is a serious problem and if continued will bring extinction to the species. In order … Continue reading

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DARWIN VINDICATED AND HIS THEORY AUTHENTICATED by Perry Mann

DARWIN VINDICATED AND HIS THEORY AUTHENTICATED I have always been an evolutionist. Why I never believed in Creationism, in spite of having been reared by religiously orthodox parents and grandparents, I do not know. Even though I sat and listened … Continue reading

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HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE by Perry Mann

HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE Teresa J. McCormick of Cross Lanes declares that the media and gay activists perpetrate the popular myth that “homosexuality isn’t a choice due to genetic disposition”—that is, homosexuality is not genetic—and that the myth “has permeated … Continue reading

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