Well, it looks like the Dover Panda Trial is causing what I had hoped it would cause. The Dover School Board's case, and the case for ID with it, is falling apart. See Mike Argento's most recent very funny column here and then skip on over (SKIP, don't walk!) to Slate and laugh as William Saletan compares Michael Behe to the Brontosaur Skit from Monty Python. It's funny and enlightening at the same time. It's....funlightening!
Vimes had never got on with any game much more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks around, the whole board could've been a republic in a dozen moves. -- Terry Pratchett, Thud!
"Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul..." -- Mark Twain