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Genetically Modified Foods Pros and Cons

I am a big fan of genetically modified foods and I think this is just another perfect example of what is one of the greatest things that science has ever done, yet it is completely demonized as an evil by other groups. Genetically modified foods are foods that have their DNA changed to help them thrive better in harsher conditions. With this type of technology we can produce more food per acre of land and have crops that are resistant to things like drought, disease and insects.

I know the idea of playing with the DNA seems scary, but it really isn't that revolutionary of a concept. Selective breading has been a process that has been going on for a long time. Selective breeding is probably happening in your life now by the mate you choose the offspring you have. The DNA changes every generation and there is nothing wrong with that.

The real issue I have is with people waging a propaganda war spreading lies and slanders against genetically modified foods. Things about splicing the DN…

What Passes as Climate Change Science

There is something that has been really grinding my gears for quite some time. I hate calling this "Climate Change" because it fits into the marketing of something. They called it Global Warming, but they needed something a little more encompassing of every possible scenario that could possibly happen with the climate.

I guess what annoys me is what is promoted as science. We're led to believe there is a consensus on all this, but we're not really seeing the whole picture. Those that are promoting global warming science (climate change science) are well funded, politically motivated and tap into the sentiment that mankind is at its root malevolent to the environment. What we end up with is journalists that are telling us about the solid science. We have musicians and actors telling us about the science.

Climategate opened up to the world some of the internal thinking of the so called "science" that goes on. Science is about free and open debate. It's the …

Capitalism Quotes: My Favorites

Capitalism is by far the best economic system that we've come up with. And I like to hear quotes from people talking about it or glorifying it. You don't exactly hear the glorification that often today on television or even in conversations with people. Typically the usual whining about it. So I hope you enjoy them.

"All people, however fanatical they may be in their zeal to disparage and to fight capitalism, implicitly pay homage to it by passionately clamoring for the products it turns out."
-- Ludwig von Mises

"History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom."
-- Milton Friedman

"America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages, and cheaper goods…

Globalization Pros and Cons

I thought it was important for me to discuss the globalization pros and cons with you because there is so much propaganda working against it. I often hear hyperbolic words to describe it like "exploitation" and rich countries using poor countries, but that's not really what it means. Globalization is the concept of opening up the markets of countries and allowing the world to participate. There are even people that think this is how a country loses wealth because it leaves the country.

I hope that anyone with a brain recognizes that in a market, you don't have the wealth of a nation looted by merely opening up the borders. There isn't a person on this planet that takes their hard earned money and allows someone else to take it. That's not how the market works. Everything is a mutual exchange of goods and services. If you buy a television, from an American retailer that had a Chinese person make, isn't a loss for society or for you. Though some would tell y…

The Cultural Relativists Evasion of Reality

I wasn't expecting to post so soon, but some journalistic crap fell into my lap and it just proved my point. This is something related to my previous post on Islam and Cultural Relativism. You will need to read that post first before you'll ever understand what I'm talking about in this post.
I made the point in the last post of saying that these people will often excuse bad cultures and even elevate the bad (and put down the good) as a means of balancing out cultures. I just happened to read an article that made me sick. It's disgusting how something like this could ever be published. The fact that no one has fired this person for the article just makes you think.
Honour Killings? What we've done to young Emma is just as shameful by Liz Jones.

I want you to take the time to read that article. The most alarming part that stands out is the following statement. But can we in the West really claim the moral high ground when it comes to condemning these ‘honour’ killings’?…

Islamism and Cultural Relativism

I've noticed over the years that my ideology on life has evolved and grown. For the longest time it was my political ideology that has evolved, but I've found it is my over all ideology, including politics, that has really grown. I try to live my life by reality and objective facts. I want my life to be as a scientist, not as a person that tries to evade reality (ie: religious people, dogmatic people, and even political ideology).

I had to challenge some of my beliefs with regards to multiculturalism and things of that nature. Cultural Relativism is something that his buried deep inside multiculturalism. You find it in left wing people. And you see it less likely in right wing. Yet, I've rarely ever heard a conservative talk about these things and hence why it took so long for me to even challenge myself. And someone that is also a cultural relativist is someone that is also a moral relativist.

Those of you that read this post who are cultural relativists (multiculturalists)…