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North Dakota Ironically Bans Debate on Intelligent Design

In an ironic twist that undermines what most advocates of ID are saying, North Dakota has taken the radical step of banning possible debate on the subject of Intelligent Design.

How? Well, it's relatively simple. North Dakota, like the rest of the United States, participates in high school forensics activities, such as speech and debate. There are several different events held across the nation, one of these being Public Forum Debate. The resolution for the month of January, 2006 happens to be Resolved: In the United States, public high school science curriculum should include the study of the Theory of Intelligent Design.

North Dakota, however, is not debating this resolution. Apparently, since evolution isn't taught in some schools, those school administrators felt that debating this topic would be bad for their students. As such, the entire state has banned the resolution.

What I find ironic in all of this, however, is that such an action goes against what people who advocate …

Global Warming Finally Hits

It's the end of human existence as we know it, and the new age has brought its own environmental problems. Doubt about the occurence of global warming are ending, despite what Bush would say.

Global warming has already displaced its first victims, several hundred islanders in the Pacific. Recent unusually strong storms have caused the islanders to move inland to avoid constant flooding.

Sea levels in the world are expected to rise by 3 meters by the time 2100 roles around. While that might not seem like a lot, that's enough to flood many major coastal cities, such as New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Hong Kong among others.

Other more nearby predictions include the complete disappearance of Mount Kilamonjaro's snow at its peak, and the submergance of tropical islands, which have already happened.

At this point, action needs to be taken. Even if the Kyoto Protocol seems broken, Bush hasn't offered an alternative. He needs to either start laying out his new plan or shut u…