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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Stillsuits and Reason 

Well, it's incredibly heartening to learn that reason and non-evil can prevail: U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, a Republican appointed by President Bush, slammed the Dover Pennsylvania school board for mandating the sham that is 'Intelligent Design' be taught in science classrooms (pdf of decision...start at page 130 for the short version).

I would like to think that this decision would stem the tide of ID idiocy, but it probably will just lead to dubya looking to appoint only total nutjobs in the future. Also on dubya's agenda is, of course, the free use of all natural resources, which is why I'm glad the Army is beginning to prepare for the Arrakis of our future. They've developed a cooling vest for desert humvee drivers, not unlike an early prototype of the Fremen stillsuit. It'll take some more work to be that good, but it's still a neat-o idea.

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