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Mark Smith, editor

   

Ten Commandments un-American

In all the discussion about displaying the Ten Commandments in the Alabama courthouse, and now about displaying them in the Alabama state capitol, has anyone asked the fundamental question: what are the Ten Commandments? What is their philosophic meaning and what kind of society do they imply?

   

Opinion editor errs

It is profoundly disappointing that David J. Raymond (Opinion Editor Emeritus) could get so far educationally and have so little to show for it when writing his opinion columns. Perhaps it is symptomatic of his generation that they depend on the Internet for ideas rather than engaging in critical thinking. The Sept.29 article “And the Devil went down to Alabama,” could have been lifted directly from the Democratic National Committee Web site, moveon.org, thenation.com, or any other left-wing Web site available to computer-savvy, high school students.

   

Where have you gone, Isaac Newton?

More and more today, we are inundated with foolishness masquerading as science. Psychic hotlines proliferate, politicians consult astrologers, and people reject their doctor’s advice in favor of “alternative healing” dispensed by quacks. In the past, defenders of real science could be relied upon to expose and debunk such nonsense.

   
   
   
   
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