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#1 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

I'm a little late to the party, but I thought I would throw my two cents in.

1) Book: If you currently feel that science and religion are at odds, try reading Stephan Jay Gould. I find his book Rock of Ages makes a case for personal separation very palatable. It is a very dense read however - beyond many of the journal articles I read when I completed my masters. Just warning you ahead of time.

2) Book: Monkey Girl discusses the Dover trial that some people have mentioned. I feel it does a great job of explaining both the science, societal, and legal aspects of the trial (other books focus on one aspect over another).

3) Video: Kenneth Miller was the lead witness for the defense in the above trial and writes one of the primary high school biology textbooks. He has a number of lectures online where he discusses evidence supporting biological evolution and the reasons why the USA has such strong social issues with evolution.

4) I would not recommend Dawkins. I have heard him speak at a biology teachers convention, and he can be very abrasive. Honestly, I was surprised at how willing he was to simply remove students from a classroom instead of trying to educate students.

#2 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

I like using my meat thermometer for larger roasts. I know how long it should take to cook, but I want to pull my meat at the right time. Steaks or chicken? Never.

#3 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

I think we are all getting these cards in different orders. Today was coal for me: Consumption was first, followed by interfaith on day 2.

#4 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

Still not up. Looks like I'm going single player for awhile

#5 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

I'm used to earlycasts now, so I want my bombcast now.

#6 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

@drakoji: As much as I appreciate not just moving from left to right, having a mission objective of "Gather 2 pelts" is a real drag.

I think the crafting system starts out as deceivingly simple at the beginning of the game. There is no recipe for trombone guns or a freezing laser knife. There needs to be a way to hint at the crazy upfront to entice people to continue playing.

All games should open like Saints Row III.

#7 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

Seems like a slow start in terms of level design and loot drops.

#8 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

I bought this solely based on the trailer that was posted. Hopefully I will play it later this evening.

#9 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

Sweet! I've been wanting this for awhile. Thanks for the heads up.

#10 Posted by ajkent (35 posts) -

I know this isn't too late, but last weeks earlycast has spoiled all of us.

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