Monthly Archives: September 2017

Ambrose Bierce – A Fierce Hater of Hypocrisy

If you are not acquainted with Ambrose Bierce, you should be.  A literary figure of the 19th Century, he is little known today, but in his time, he was admired by no less a writer than H. L. Mencken, who said that Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary” was “the most brilliant stuff, first and last, that America has ever produced … the true masterpiece of the one genuine wit that These States have ever seen.” “The Devil’s Dictionary” is a collection of sly and cynical observations Read more [...]

Evolution and Drug Resistance

I was participating in an online discussion the other day and the subject of the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics came up.  I commented that: “The ironic part of that for creationists is that the gradual increase in resistance to drugs is an example of evolution in progress.” I got the following reply: “Most of the increase in bacterial resistance to antibiotics is not a result of Darwinian evolution and is not a problem for creationists. Well, it is a problem for everyone Read more [...]