Well, sorry I haven't been around the past few days. I haven't really felt any inspiration for a good, original post. I mean, there have been some interesting things going on, but nothing so intriguing as to offer inspiration for me to write a good post. A Rosh Yeshiva wrote me with a profound misunderstanding of my interview with R' Avi Shafran, but since I think that misunderstanding isn't based on anything I actually said, I don't think it's worth addressing here. Yaakov Menken has tangled himself in some hardcore woo-woo (see post and his comments for how he supports Avital's creationist rhetoric because he thinks Avital meant Intelligent Design -- which itself is woo -- even when Avital himself attacked the very idea that "human beings’ origins are to be found with monkeys"...*sigh*), but for those of us who keep up with what the guy writes, that shouldn't be a shocker. Susan Jacoby has a dour analysis of the election results' negative implications for secular America, but considering that even Bush's un-apologetically neoconservative government surprisingly increased funding for scientific endeavors, it's hard to know if she's right. Maybe I'll end up writing a post about Peter Hitchens's recent pro-Christianity posts, but Peter Hitchens is regularly taken on by bigger names than me anyways. In a blog post, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz bashed atheists, but his piece is so obviously hypocritical that I see no need to write a whole post on it.
What can I say, I'm looking to write stuff which is more original than polemical critiques of the regular silliness. If you have any ideas, let me know.