A family history, Part 3

Family | A model of what it is to be a woman, a lady, a mother, a human being
by John R. Erickson
Posted 6/27/20, 12:00 pm

Author and rancher John R. Erickson’s 2005 book Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family includes stories of his ancestors and those who played key roles in their lives. The author of the popular Hank the Cowdog series first introduced us to his mother’s family in May 2018, and in April, we learned more about the Shermans.

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Protests lead to extreme TV makeover

Media | Small-screen platforms pull shows over depictions of police and race
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 6/16/20, 04:39 pm

The opening sequence of the long-running reality show Cops used to call up images of men and women in badges going after criminals as a reggae group sang, “Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?” Now, in the wake of several high-profile deaths of African Americans involving police officers, activists are coming for shows that focus on law enforcement.

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Devolution, not evolution

Books | The inadequacy of Darwinism can be found at the molecular level
by Michael Behe
Posted 6/13/20, 12:31 pm

Two decades ago, in Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe flipped the conventional understanding that the evolutionary battle is one of science vs. faith. He showed scientifically that macro-evolution is a satisfactory explanation only for those who are true believers in the words of a 19th-century prophet. Now, in Darwin Devolves, Behe highlights new scientific discoveries that show how Darwin’s mechanism works by breaking down genes: devolution, not evolution.

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