Yale computer science professor David Gelernter expresses doubts about Darwinism


How did life begin? How did life begin?

I had to learn about David Gelernter when I was doing my Masters in computer science. We studied his book “Mirror Worlds”. A few weeks ago, I blogged about his impressions of the difficulty in forming a simple protein by chance – something that naturalistic mechanisms would have to do in order to avoid intelligent agency as a cause in nature. He found it very unlikely. But there’s more!

Recently, my friend Terrell sent me a video featuring Peter Robinson (who hosts the splendid Uncommon Knowledge show out of Stanford University), and three interesting people. First, there was Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, who is one of my two favorite thinkers. I’ve blogged on his work about the origin of life and the Cambrian explosion here many times. Then, there was Dr. David Berlinski, a secular Jewish professor of mathematics, who has studied origins issues. And…

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Baofeng/BTECH UV-5X3 Radio

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note #5: over the next several days I will be posting a number of articles on handheld radios…specifically Baofeng…and which is the best to buy. Hold off buying any radio until you’ve read all the articles. You will be glad you waited.

So here we go with another radio review…maybe boring to some…tantalizing to others. And you may be disappointed when you are done reading this article. But…oh well….

This is the first substantial improvement in this line of Baofeng line radios. I started out years ago recommending the Baofeng UV-5R radio…I still highly recommend the Baofeng UV-5R radio.

So why am I writing this review? Ah, yeah…you might want this new version of the radio…if you have the need.

Clarification –

Technically the name of this radio is “BTECH UV-5X3” but don’t let that confuse you…it is a Pofung/Baofeng. And made by Fujian Nanan Baofeng Electronic Co in China…

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University of Louisville attacks professor of psychiatry for disagreeing with transgenderism


Thinking about transgenderism Thinking about transgenderism

A while back, I watched a panel of scholars discussing the science behind transgender doctrine. The panel was hosted by the Heritage Foundation, my favorite think tank. One of the participants was Dr. Allan M. Josephson, a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of Louisville. He disagreed with the official position of the secular left on transgenderism. And now he’s in big trouble.

Here’s the video, entitled “Gender Dysphoria in Children: Understanding the Science and Medicine“:

National Review posted an interview with Dr. Josephson.

Here is the intro:

Dr. Allan Josephson discusses academic freedom, child welfare, gender ideology, and the price he has paid for his principles.
Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville from a struggling department to a nationally acclaimed program. In the…

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Baofeng BF-F8HP Radio

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note: over the next several days I will be posting a number of articles on handheld radios…specifically Baofeng…and which is the best to buy. Hold off buying any radio until you’ve read all the articles. You will be glad you waited.

OK…more radio stuff…hope you are ready for it.

So what about this radio? It is the latest version of its incredible grandfather…the Baofeng UV-5R. With an additional feature or two…and more power. I am not going to make this review painful or long…so here goes…

The primary difference, the only one worth going into detail about is the increase in power.

The original Baofeng work off of high/low power setting (4w/1w). This version has three power settings high/medium/low (8W, 4W, 1W). However, if you rad my review of the Baofeng UV-5RMHP radio that appeared first in 2016 and resurrected yesterday, you see where the antenna makes a huge…

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Heads are rolling at Microsoft for what passes in Hungary, and the SEC just took a cut for its silence — Meanwhile in Budapest

Russians and Egyptians Win Big in Diversity Visa Lottery Drawing

Frauds, Crooks and Criminals

Oh joy! more Russians*** and more Egyptians to help speed up the goal of changing America by changing the people!

Trump finger.jpg Trump called the Diversity Visa Lottery “the worst of the worst!”

I guess most of you know by now that we have a legal immigration program called the Diversity Visa Lottery (aka Green Card Lottery)because America isn’t sufficiently diversified and each year 50,000 US citizen wannabes from around the world (except from countries that have sent 50,000 of their people recently) get a ticket to Anytown, USA.

The President has voiced his opposition to the giveaway, but so far Congress continues to support the program.

Herethe Miami Herald tells us who the lucky winners are this year:

Egyptian and Russian citizens won the most U.S. green cards in this year’s random visa lottery

More than 23 million people from around the world — the applicants and their family…

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We Foresee A Promising Commercial Opportunity Arising From Austin’s New Public Camping Ordnance


If you live near any major interstate highway overpass in Austin Texas, we strongly suggest you stock up on plastic buckets, TP, tarps, bungie straps, ropes, tobacco, tents, sleeping bags, grocery carts, wagons, blankets and clothing of all kinds – yes, even up to size 8XL!

The market demand for all of these items and more will soon be in huge demand by the Tent Dwelling Citizens in your neighborhood. Prepare now and be ready to cash in on the coming Street Trade Bonanza!

parade of tents

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From the Library


Grandpappy’s Recipes for Hard Times by Robert Wayne Atkins

One of the realities I knew as a kid, eating some pretty bizarre mountain dishes, that was really made to hit home to me during various survival exercises as an adult, is that as much as we might like to think we’ve prepared for everything, in real survival situations, whether we’re simply lost in the boonies, evading hostile forces, or in a post-grid scenario, is we may often find ourselves eating things considerably far outside of our comfort zone.

This may range from foraged wild edibles to small furbearers to rodents and insects (while I know technically squirrels are rodents, anybody from the rural South, of a certain age, can tell you they are also a delicacy. I’ve eaten rats and I’ve eaten mice, and neither is anything like eating squirrel, I can assure you!).

Additionally, one of the concepts inherent…

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Campfire Chat


Could you have some kind of service where we could pay you for advice? Specifically on fitness/combatives/existentialism/societal issues. I’ve messaged you over Facebook and I feel bad for taking up time that could be spent on helping those closer to you rather than some guy over the internet. It would be a great boon for us to bounce questions off of someone if we have no one else to go to.

My Patreon Page is now active: Mountain Guerrilla Blog
I’ll be honest, even though I already have two tiers listed, I’m not entirely sure how it’s going to work yet. My current plan is that I will continue to post the Campfire Chat and Library posts here each week. The feature article each week will be posted for Patreon subscribers. Once a month, I will pick one of the last month’s articles, and post it here as well.


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