Kinder Morgan's behavior has been deceptive, disingenuous and disrespectful on every occasion where they have promised their form letter language, stating "open and transparent". Saying that doesn't make it true: in fact it's an Orwellian propaganda tactic. If their investors could see what we have experienced its a wonder they ever got any business at all. Northfield shouldn't waste time: there are resources that will be far more informative. ...(full comment)
The pastor's evidence:
1 I don't know how this happened, therefore God.
2 I don't know how this happened, therefore God.
3 I don't know how this happened, therefore God.
Perhaps you need to learn what the word 'evidence' means.
Now to wait for the IDists to comment here and point out that the Pastor is not defending their claims but rather creationism. ID and creationism are completely different, don't you know? ...(full comment)
1) Intelligent design isn't *necessarily* creationism if, for example ET made us... so right off the bat you have proven that you don't *really* know what you are talking about...
2) The naturalist might also say that it appears as if we are *necessary* to the physical process... so we are *needed* into existence for this purpose... so again, you don't even know what all of the choices are, yet you feel like you are qualified to speculate....
"Many scientists have shifted toward the Intelligent Design explanation through modern discoveries within creation, than have shifted away."
That's being dishonest. It's just not true. There is no serious biologist in the entire world who believes in magical creationism. Scientists are not science deniers. ...(full comment)
"Isn’t it interesting that the debate over intelligent design (creationism) and the theory of evolution (naturalism) continues 150 years after Darwin?"
There is no debate. Biologists have accepted evolution as fact for more than a century. Today the evidence from DNA sequencing is many thousands of times more powerful than Darwin could have imagined possible. Evolution has become the strongest fact of science. The denial of evolution requires denial of the bedrock of two centuries of biology and geology.
Magical intelligent design creationism is a childish religious fantasy, it is not scientific, and it's just plain wrong. It's ridiculous to throw out scientific facts like evolution and replace it with supernatural magic. This is the 21st century, not the Dark Ages. ...(full comment)
Even after overwhelming public attendance, outcry and testimony the DPU has denied intervenor status to landowers, municipalities, and our elected representatives. This is outrageous.
This announcement is a bit early (posted June 18th). The event is taking place on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th. See the Shelburne Falls Memorial Hall website for more details. ...(full comment)
This newspaper can be so proud of its reporting. What a refreshing difference to downstate newspapers that offer very little in the way of real information. Glad to know there are newspapers that take journalism and reporting seriously. Thank you for your coverage. You are revered for this locally and really represent the concerns of the community. ...(full comment)
I have to agree that we need to do better at co-existing with nature. And beavers in particular, since their dams store water, filter toxins, increase invertebrate communities, enhance fish population density and diversity, and feed everything that relies on it.
I know it's the right thing to do, but I'd be happy if we started to understand coexistence as important for our own self interest.
Worth A Dam
www.martinezbeavers.org ...(full comment)