What he said!

From Talking Points Memo via:

James Dobson: “If the nation’s politicians don’t fix this national disaster, then the oceans of gambling money with which Jack Abramoff tried to buy influence on Capitol Hill will only be the beginning of the corruption we’ll see. Some religious leaders want new ethics rules for Congress, but that’s only a band-aid fix. Politicians need to root out this infection. Gambling – all types of gambling – is driven by greed and subsists on greed. That makes it morally bankrupt from its very foundation. Gambling creates addicts, breeds crime and destroys families. We need courageous office holders who will begin the process of shutting down lotteries, casinos and other gambling outlets.”

I think he has a good basic theme here, let’s try that some other ways:
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Making Sense?

I found this link at Making Light that addresses 13 things that don’t make sense.

Now, I don’t have problems with understanding why 12 of these scientific conundrums don’t make sense, but I do question number 2, the Horizon Problem.

Why is the uniformity of the expanding universe heat signature a problem? We can see 14 billion light years in any direction. The seen universe is 28 billion light years wide. The background heat radiation is constant in all directions because the same expansion physics happened in all directions. Why is this a conundrum?

And we are the center of the universe.