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Engetsu-giri

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From the Hagakure Kikigaki: "It is a principle of the art of war that one should simply lay down his life and strike. If one's opponent also does the same, it is an even match. Defeating one's opponent is then a matter of faith and destiny." From the outstanding chambara series "Full Moon Cut" ^-^ "You will die... ...by the time my sword completes the circle."

トトロ大好き!!

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Totoro daisuki ! ! ^_^

Dawkins does not want any real debate

DLast night on the "Charlie Rose" show he interviewed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins of the Public Understanding of Science program at Oxford University. My blood pressure sure rose a few points watching this 'interview'. Dawkins referred to those who oppose evolution as "ignorant fools", further he asserted that "ALL" opposition to evolution is "political" in nature. He said that there is no debate as to whether evolution or creationism is true. In his next sentence he asserted there is "NOT a scientific controversy here" and that there are genuine controveries and problems to address but they occur strictly within the "established scientific" framework of evolution. I've rarely heard such a prominent scientist speak with such unbridled arrogance on this topic save for possibly physicist Steven Weinberg. Dawkins was totally dismissive of all faith, and any scientific ideas which seriously challenge