I am going home for the long weekend. Amber has made me promise that I won’t surf the net while I am there, so no blogging until I return Monday.
On another blog, Ikram Saeed was talking about how Pakistanis in general are meat-eaters. So I thought I would post a veggie recipe that I am making. This is baked cauliflower with onions and cheese from the book “Modern Italian Cooking.” Ingredients 2.5 lb cauliflower 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 onions 2 tablespoons chopped fresh… Continue reading Cavolfiore al Forno con le Cipolle
I have changed the way my reading list appears. It now shows the cover of the book from Amazon. Thanks to Yaser for his technique of easily doing this. Also, thanks to Anders Jacobsen for how to do this using SSI instead of PHP and to Adam Kalsey for his MTAmazon plugin. POSTSCRIPT: Do you… Continue reading Book List
From a Slate article, I learn that tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to… Continue reading I Have A Dream
The Washington Monthly has rated the lies told by recent Presidents and has come up with George W. Bush as the biggest liar (surprise!) I am interested in the article, however, because of these gems from Reagan. After opining in August 1980 that “trees cause more pollution than automobiles do,” Reagan arrived at a campaign… Continue reading Favorite Presidential Lies
Here’s some stuff I have been reading (via Perverse Access Memory). Matt Welch posts about some of the problems immigrants had in the US in the past and how people consider that era now to be whitewashed into nice assimilation of immigrants. Henry Farrell writes about his recent experience with immigration requirements while returning to… Continue reading Immigration Reading
Some time in the last couple of days, the number of visitors here passed 10,000 since I moved to MT in mid-May. As I had a total of around 10,000 visitors on my old Blogger weblog, it means that I have had 20,000 visitors in 9 months.
I got suspicious when I found out that Harun Yahya was not a scientist. People who have not studied science can sometimes misinterpret scientific laws and ideas. Still, I was interested in reading his book “Darwinism Refuted”. After printing, I was perusing it when I found out that he thinks that the theory of evolution… Continue reading Thermodynamics and Evolution
I am working on a few posts related to Kashmir. I can’t promise when they will be posted since I have to do a lot of research on the topic and am busy with my dissertation as well. You might ask why I want to write about Kashmir, a place where I have never lived… Continue reading Kashmir
My previous posts on the topic are here, here and here. Aziz Poonawalla has now posted his own viewpoint on the topic. In broad details, we agree. Aziz also points to an article on Evolution and the Quran at Talk Origins Archive. There are also some links to the Quranic verses related to creation in… Continue reading Evolution Discussion Continued