I rest my case.
Uh, what case?
Do you mean the movie, or the erosion process?
First, it is not a theory. A theory has to meet certain criteria, to be accepted as a theory. This doesn't.
That's why it keeps losing in court cases where people want it taught in science curricula as an alternate theory.
A scientific theory is not the same thing as a TV detective's theory about a crime, or your brother-in-laws theory who gets the most speeding tickets. Nor, should it ever be the kind of explanation someone creates to make the facts fit what they already believe, or think they should believe.
In science, a theory is a special kind of statement, which must be both falsifiable and predictive.
That means you can prove it isn't so, and it will imply that other, testable things, are true, if it is.
Intelligent design isn't falsifiable, you either believe in it, or you don't, but there is no way to prove it wrong. Science is more about proving things wrong, than it is about proving things right. If that bothers you, then you should probably not take up science.
It continues to amaze me how many seemingly educated people, including career educators, and school administrators just don't seem to understand what a scientific theory really is. if they did, they would stop referring to intelligent design as a theory, and give up arguing that it does, or doesn't, deserve equal time with other scientific theories.
Because. Once more. Intelligent design is NOT a theory.
It has been my experience that the hand wielding the knife seldom, deliberately, cuts itself. If the administration is fat now, and I am not without sympathy for that position. Who do you believe will be tasked with identifying what, precisely, to cut?
Here is the deal though. All those "reckless spending" budgets were written and passed into law by the Legislature. All the Guv and his, or her, cronies can do is recommend, and veto the thing.
The entire budget argument has been framed in favor one particular point of view:
"New Mexicans are overtaxed and state government has overspent"
The economy tanked because the financial sector was unregulated. State revenues, especially from investments tanked with it. Taxes everywhere in the US are the lowest they have been in my lifetime.
We have a deficit because revenues dropped suddenly, and the Legislature stuck its collective head in the sand for over a year.
I am certainly not "overtaxed" today. Overworked and underpaid, yeah. Though not so bad as some around here. Some of them, I know, because they have said so, would rather pull me down, than work together to pull every one of us up. But, that's human nature, and really, most people, even public employees, aren't like that.
Then again, many small, locally owned, businesses ARE overtaxed. At least in comparison with the large multi-state, and multi-national "persons" they have to compete against. But let's not plug those loopholes. No. Raising any taxes now would be wrong. Just like giving additional tax-breaks to wealthy people was right when things seemed to be going well. After all, I might be rich some day.
Hell let's not even try to accurately account for the tax breaks we given out already, when we cook up the next years budget. Or look at what they are actually accomplishing. Except of course for the film "industry". That was Bill's baby, and must be bent accordingly. Probably so, but what about the rest of the hogs at the trough? You think Kroger Foods, Walmart, Exxon-Mobil, Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Phelps Dodge really have your best interests at heart?
What's wrong is that the few of us that actually vote keep electing liars, cheats and thieves who we applaud when things seem to be going well, and want to lynch when the bubbles burst, and we are left holding the bag.
The good times are gone folks. The equity went to Asia, with the jobs. Guess who is holding the bag.
Ha! Presumptuous dairy-wanker of your own descriptive. Non? We know exactly the perimeter, (if not the measure), of our craft. These sad queries are so much flugalbogan.
God bless a Mossberg 500 in the hands of a serious and sober minded adult, in the right place, at the right time.
The fact that you deliberately listen to TJ Trout at any time, let alone at 7:30 in the morning, pretty much destroys any credibility you might have had with me.
The following link may be of interest to you.
Its head first into the ol' septic tank, and he sez he didn't notice the smell.
But check out those Tricentennial manhole covers.
Take the money. Buy controlling interest in Areva. Set up a perpetual trust- transfer ownership of the land and mineral rights to it. Run Areva into the ground. Bail out and go fishing.
The stuff gramma uses is called potting soil, and drinking the Folgers brand out of a styrofoam cup is absolutely guaranteed put hair on your palms, nose, ear lobes, and other less appropriate regions of your anatomy . Some researchers, who wish to remain anonymous, even suggest that regular ingestion of a tepid potting soil mixture to be the primary causal factor in chronic alcohalism. Now, Emma Watson in angelic pajamas would be quite cats' eh? But Kenyan? Please. For me its a simple dark roast Sumatran, preferably with raw mesquite honey. The Bulgarian mug will do.
I see a man with selective integrity, vast [criminal] experience, (from which he fails to gain any true wisdom), fervent beliefs, ( which I frankly do not share, and consider aberrant), staunch determination, (to do what I most fervently do not want done), possessed of a shrewd analytical capability [gone rogue], and cool comportment under fire [Are you kidding me?]
He is precisely the kind of intransigent bulldog I want on a very, very short leash, because the interests he is protecting are not mine, or my nation's.