Rhett & Link on gardening …
If there’s one thing the atheist sophisticates know that they know, it’s there’s simply nothing worthwhile at the Creation Museum. Just a bunch of rednecks and rubes clinging to their Bibles, and of course, it’s the lair of their arch bogeyman – the Bible apologist par excellence Ken Ham. Of course, according to this same crowd, the Smithsonian is everything the Creation Museum is not — worldly, sophisticated, and relevant. While this atheistic dogma is unfounded – the Creation Museum is nothing if not sophisticated, world-class, and full of dogma-challenging formation – the atheist’s prejudice made for some humorous theater this weekend.
Apparently having missed the memo about there being nothing to see at the Creation Museum, the Smithsonian is featuring one of the Creation Museum’s dinosaurs as the centerpiece of a Smithsonian IMAX marketing campaign. This was recently discovered by a young girl visiting the Smithsonian who pointed out to her father that the Smithsonian’s prominent marketing display of a dinosaurs was none other than one of the raptors from the Creation Museum – museum sleuth and Creation Museum raptor (and Smithsonian specimen):
Ken Ham reported on his blog this weekend:
That phenomenally sculpted dinosaur was designed and built at the Creation Museum by AiG sculptors and designers. We can understand why the Smithsonian … chose this photo of the dinosaur—the dinosaur is so well done. … [W]e would be happy to give permission to the Smithsonian to use this photo if they request it, but I’m sure once the word is out that this photo is of a dinosaur at the Creation Museum—well, I wonder what they will do? … Now, we are prepared to offer the Smithsonian a license for free, though it would require our copyright notice near the dinosaurs. Regardless, we are not asking the Smithsonian to throw out all their brochures with our dinosaur on them.
I’m not sure what the Smithsonian thinks of this, but the militant atheists are already “sighing” and gnashing their teeth over the implicit recognition of the quality of Creation Museum displays from an institution they respect and hold dear. I think Ken ought to offer the Smithsonian a KEN HAM signatured copy of the raptor for them to use on all Smithsonian marketing, free of charge.
We welcome Lila as the new dog in our family. This was the inspiration for her name:
Of course chocoloate chip cookies are not the perfect food. Only cheeseburgers, the big warm bun with a huge hunk of meat, can make (and have made) claim to being Heaven on earth with an onion slice. If there were, however, runner-up awards for culinary perfection, chocoloate chip cookies would warrant consideration. To wit:
(no live animals were injured or otherwise traumitized in the filming of this video)
In case you missed it, the Marathon world record was broken or shattered last Sunday at the Berlin Marathon. See here. Patrick Makau ran to a new world record of 2:03:38. That calculates to an average 4:43/mile pace!
You have to read the commentary on the record here!
More from ReasonTV: “We may not be able to address our current debt ceiling woes, but we can at least put them to a good beat.”
From Dima Kotik at Truthonly.com and friends, a modern adaptation on the history of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah:
For an insightful, interesting and serious commentary on the same story, see Richard S. Strauss’ Never Satisfied! – The Story of Jacob and Rachel.
My top-10 list of lessons I learned from coaching swim team this season.
10. You don’t know it all. The minute you think you have it all figured out, something is going to make you look really dumb.
9. The best technique cannot replace poor fitness.
8. The best fitness cannot replace poor technique.
7. 79-degree water feels much colder!
6. There are no rest areas between Cary and High Point.
5. The most encouraging away meets are at schools with the same mascot. Everyone cheers for you!
4. Make sure you have enough room for everyone at practice.
4. Learn to count!
3. Don’t be afraid to push for the next level. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish!
2. Don’t forget why you are there.
1. Remember: you are not alone!
On a more serious note, see Justice Scalia’s thoughts re law school here.
If still interested, look for schools and organizations with mentors who understand the intersection of Christianity and the law, both in practice and in jurisprudence. See for example here, here and here.
There is a great article on Runner’s World here.
This article chronicles the experience of an experienced runner attempting his first triathlon.
Some of my favorite quotes from the article:
“I was already a decent if casual cyclist, and as for the swimming, well, all kinds of folks swim a good distance without drowning–so why not a runner in marathon shape? … ‘You’ll find out,’ said my Wise Inner Voice, and then it went off to spend the summer with somebody more inclined to listen to it.”
“Pool swimming is as different from open water as running on a treadmill is from running from a hungry bear.”
“Legends are full of heroes who unknowingly pick up the instrument of their own destruction, but rarely do they pay retail for it.”
“…cycling encompasses everything from Lance Armstrong climbing an Alp to an English vicar pedaling about his parish, and the difference is discomfort. Runners train so they can run long distances comfortably. Cyclists train so they can cover long distances while in pain the whole time.”
“My legs complained at the strain, feeling both stiff and soft. They felt as if I had swapped my legs for someone else’s…I was pretty sure I could do the distance. I just didn’t know whose legs I’d be using to do them.”
Personal note: I was thrilled with my 52 minute PR for the 10K run leg of an Olympic Tri. This guy did a 43 minute split on the run leg for his first ever tri. That is why he gets to write the articles and I end up reading them!