Frenetic Friday


So have you ever seen the WWUTT videos? These ninty second or so videos take a variety of subjects and apply the word of God to them. Mrs. Keachfan likes them because they take deep subjects and explain them clearly. Take a look at the latest one and then go check out their youtube channel.

Speaking of culture wars.

Prager U has come out with a great new video about intersectionality.

Intersectionality is the new buzz word amongst “woke” Christians and SJWs. I didn’t know what it was and I appreciate Prager U’s contribution to my education.

What would your evolutionist friends say if you said that nine out of ten species, including humans, came into existence only 100,000 to 200,000 years ago? Well according to this article from Phys.org a new genetic test proves just that. David Thaler one of the two authors of the study said: “This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could.” This means that ninty percent of the current species is basically the same age. But not only that but another unexpected finding from the study—species have very clear genetic boundaries, and there’s nothing much in between.

“If individuals are stars, then species are galaxies,” said Thaler. “They are compact clusters in the vastness of empty sequence space.”

The absence of “in-between” species is something that also perplexed Darwin, he said.

Speaking of Robots.

So do you want to know when you are going to die? According to this article Google’s A.I. can predict your death up to 95% accuracy. As reported by IFL Science, the new ability to use AI to predict death is outlined in a study recently published in npj Digital Medicine. The study involves new Artificial Intelligence (AI) that Google’s Medical Brain team have been working on. It has been trained to predict how likely it is that patients entering a hospital will make it out alive.

Now the obvious issue is what happens when the A. I. predictions are used to determine whether or not the patient should even be treated if there is only 5 percent chance of recovery?

Here is an example of the A. I. In action:

In one instance reported in the study, a patient with late-stage breast cancer was admitted to hospital. Her lungs were filled with fluid, she was seen by several doctors and then underwent a scan. According to the hospital’s assessment, she had a 9.3 percent chance of dying during her stay, based on her vital signs such as respiratory rate, blood pressure, and pulse. Google’s AI also ran its own assessment on the same patient, assessing 175,639 data points on her record, the researchers wrote in their study. These included data points that aren’t normally considered during patient evaluations. The AI was able to access previously out of reach data, such as PDFs of notes made by doctors and nurses that indicated evidence of malignant pleural effusions (fluid build-up around the lungs) and potential risk of pressure ulcers. Looking at this data, the AI put the patient’s risk of death during her stay at 19.9 percent. She died 10 days after admission.

Again what isn’t discussed in this is whether using this data the late-stage breast cancer patient would have been denied treatment.

I think that the ultimate question is should any decision rest in intelligence that isn’t human.

And that is it for Frenetic Friday.

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Frenetic Friday


It’s been a long time between posts and frankly I have too much to manage in one Frenetic Friday. So I am going to hit some highlights.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

First Phil Johnson has returned to blogging. When I first started reading various blogs on the internet The Pyromaniacs was the first one on my list.

So by now no doubt you’re aware that the Boy Scouts of America has by allowing girls into the group has changed their name to just Scouts BSA. Of course the Girl Scouts are upset, seeing this as just another way to take members from them. But a new twist has come about it seems at the 24th World Scout Jamboree condoms must be provided.

Now Snopes that bastion of truth telling has said that:

This decision was made by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, not Boy Scouts of America; condoms have been available at these events since the early 1990s and an official policy mandating condoms was implemented in 2002; the 2019 World Scout Jamboree won’t be the first such event with women and girls in attendance.

What isn’t clear from Snopes is whether the Scouts BSA isn’t part of the organization of the World Scouts. Fortunately a quick look at the about section of the Scouts BSA answers that question in the affirmative.

Albert Mohler recently published this article at his website. Wrath of God poured out – The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention.

If you are not up to speed with what has been happening with the SBC then Tom Ascol has kindly provided a way to get partially up to speed.

And now its time for

Robots, what can’t they do? Well the list is getting shorter in a recent New York Post article robots are being used to grow human parts.

But it’s not all altruistic. The Pentagon has recently spent a billion dollars to acquire more War Robots.

And that is Frenetic Friday.

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Frenetic Friday, because all your rabbit trails lead to here.

Yes it is that time once again where we examine the fails of feminism. Or as I like to say Feminism ruins everything.

Case in point I would point to this article by Mallory Millett: How Marxist Feminism ruined lives. In this article you come across quotes like this:

The goal of Women’s Liberation is to wear each female down to losing all empathy for boys, men or babies. The tenderest aspects of her soul are roughened into a rock pile of cynicism, where she will think nothing of murdering her baby in the warm protective nest of her little-girl womb. She will be taught that she, in order to free herself, must become an outlaw. This is only reasonable because all Western law, since Magna Carta and even before, is a concoction of the evil white man whose true purpose is to press her into slavery.

Heady stuff indeed.

But then there is Complementarianism.

Yes it is another page in the culture war diary.

So recently Lifesite News posted this article: Christian parents lose custody of daughter after refusing to support her ‘transition’ to male.

And there’s another article that goes into further detail regarding how this came about. Judge who removed trans teen from parents highlight what’s at stake

Again an informative read. But lastly let’s follow the money: Who are the rich, white men institutionalizing transgender ideology

And now Science.

So sure enough they’ve gone and done it. They have created an animal- human hybrid. Actually they have done it twice. Scientist s have created a sheep embryo that is 0.01 percent human by cell count. These chimeras were not allowed to grow beyond 28 days and were created for the possibility of growing organs for transplant. <source>

Then there is the Swedish scientists who are trying to make digital copies of the dead. These scientists are trying to make robots that are copies of the people who have died. In effect trying to offer the dying a type of immortality. <source>

Amazon has patented a wrist band that provides haptic feedback if a worker’s hand is in the wrong place. The wristband can be tracked by a computer and if the worker is in the wrong area the feedback will instruct the worker to move his hand or himself until he is in the right area. <source>

And in the latest development towards Skynet Boston Dynamics has created a robot dog that can open doors.

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What is this dark shambling shape that moves slowly into the light? It is FRENETIC FRIDAY!

Yes I am back and we have a few items of interest tonight. The very first is the testimony given by Rachael Denhollander as she gives the gospel to the man who abused her.

The courage of this young woman is an example to all of us, and to be able to share the gospel to this man shames everyone of us who won’t share it to our neighbor.

Culture Wars

Speaking of Culture Wars let me direct you to a website you should be reading.

Adam Ford he of the famous Babylon Bee and Adam4D.com has created a “drudge style” new aggregator called Christian Daily Reporter where he drops links of interest. Check it out.

Also check out Darrell B. Harrison’s blog Just Thinking … for Myself he covers a wide range of racial and social justice issues. In fact read his blog before you read mine you will get more out of it.

Summer Jaeger did an excellent speech on why feminism won’t save anyone. And it has finally become available so enjoy.

Like the new graphics? Let me know in the comments. But on to the robot news.

Meet Fabio:

This little bundle of plastic and circuits was just let go at Scotland’s Marrigotta in Edinburgh. He was designed to give customers high fives and to direct them to where to find the various food items in the store. Unfortunately his directions were so basic ie: “Where can I find the beer?” Fabio: “In the alcohol section” that he began to irritate and confuse the customers. And then when the human workers in the store began to out perform the little robot the management had to let him go. There were many reasons why the little robot didn’t work out but one of the main reasons was that the customers preferred human interaction to that of a robot.

And with that I will bid you good night.

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I suppose it would help if I switched over to English instead of Esperanto for my keyboard app.  Welcome to Keachfan’s blog.  Still tidying up around here the theme needs a few personal tweaks to make it my own but let’s get to the serious stuff.

So the Las Vegas shooting.  You know better people than I have commented on this and frankly I suggest that you check out what Albert Kohler had to say about it.  An act of pure evil searching for meaning in the Las Vegas shooting.

Needless to say, yet I will say it prayers for the victims.  May the hope and comfort of the Gospel be presented to them.

And in other news the Archbishop of Canterbury can’t answer a question that previous Archbishops could.  Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Communion was asked in an interview whether having gay sex was sinful.  His reply is printed below.

‘Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.’

He agreed that this could be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

But he added: ‘I am also aware – a view deeply held by tradition since long before Christianity, within the Jewish tradition – that marriage is understood invariably as being between a man and a woman. Or, in various times, a man and several women, if you go back to the Old Testament. I know that the Church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other Churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the Church is – deeply against gay sex.’

‘Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.’

He agreed that this could be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

But he added: ‘I am also aware – a view deeply held by tradition since long before Christianity, within the Jewish tradition – that marriage is understood invariably as being between a man and a woman. Or, in various times, a man and several women, if you go back to the Old Testament. I know that the Church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other Churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the Church is – deeply against gay sex.’

Of course this is the same Archbishop who said that :

I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith,

So don’t talk about Christianity unless asked.   Makes me wonder what Latimer and Ridley would say to this as we are closing in on the anniversary  of their martyrdom.

And speaking of political correctness how about being denied a research application because it was politically incorrect?  James Caspian, a psychotherapist specializing on working with transgender people was denied his request to study transgenders who want to do “gender reassignment reversals” after finding out that their surgery didn’t in fact make them happy.   the United Kingdom’s Bath Spa University turned this down because it was “potentially politically incorrect.”  Caspian has worked extensively with gender variant people and has been a trustee of a UK charity “dedicated to education about and support of transgendered, transsexual and cross-dressing individuals.”  Caspian sought this research after speaking with a surgeon who specialized in transgender surgery who told him about “transwomen” coming back and asking to have their male genitalia recreated.  As Caspian investigated this he found more transgender people who regretted having gone through the surgery and wanted to go back to their original gender.   But still the university denied it siting possible criticism toward the university.  (see here for more)

And last but not least the kitchen of the future:

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And what a week it’s been folks.  Well we have a little bit of everything here even some Robotic Over Lords!

So this appears in my feed in the first part of the week

Now let’s state the obvious only one combination is going to keep you in your seat on a plane.  And frankly if the others are actually offered I’m not flying KLM I’ve been in turbulence.  But this is the best response I have seen.

HT: Doug Wilson

And then we have a new update from the culture of death featuring James Franco.

Pay special attention to Franco’s face as Princeton philosophy professor Elizabeth Harman gives her argument for aborting some babies.  No matter how she tries to justify it her argument just doesn’t hold water and Franco’s face reflects it. 

And in the culture wars a former soldier who is transgender warns about the danger of gender dysphoria in the military.   One of the most interesting quote of that article is this:

When a service member becomes nondeployable because of gender transition related surgery, they’re going to not only not be on duty in some cases, but they will also be on light duty for most or all of that time.

They’ll have a medical profile against either performing their duties at all, or one that limits them. Commanders are forced to respect these limitations. But the health and fighting capabilities of a military unit are determined by how many of its members are deployable. It’s that serious.

As a former platoon sergeant I know this to be true.

Think about that.  

And now our Robotic Over Lord’s.

First something truly terrifying.

Who thought giving the robot a sword was a good idea?

And now let us send the kids out of the room.

So there are these things called sexbots.  That apparently are being programmed to be used in rape fantasies.  And yes it is amazing just how depraved men are.  

 But riding in on the robotic white horse comes Professor John Banzhaf, a well-known activist professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School.  He is concerned about the sexbots being used in such a manner and he wants Congress to rule and regulate the sexbots industry.  (Click on the link if you want to read the article)

Now is it me or does he want Congress to regulate a type of sexbot prostitution?  

But on another note the thought of people having sex with robots reminds me of a quote from  That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis:

 There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place.”

And this ends another Frenetic Friday.

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So much Frenetic Friday and so little to write. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. ( Welcome to time travel Frenetic Friday as this post was to be published last Friday so here for your enjoyment is Frenetic Friday)

And now Sinjorinoj kaj Sinjoroj, Damen und Herren, Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to another Frenetic Friday.  Please keep your hands inside the car as the management is not responsible for loss of limbs.  

Speaking of our Robotic Over Lords it has been awhile since we checked in on their plans for world domination.  So let’s see what’s​ new. 

Sarah Connor?  

Wait let’s look at something more positive. Meet SAM the brick laying robot.

And now for a trip to the asylum via Milk if you’re lactose intolerant this might not be the article for you.  

I know what you’re thinking where are the cookies?  Well your mistaken, this isn’t a cold (or warm if you are one of those) beverage you enjoy with a handful of cookies.  No this is a symbol of oppression.  This is the man keeping you down.  At least that is what Samantha Diaz the staff writer for the daily49er says.  

Elliot Hamilton at the Daily Wire examines this article and points out the logical irrationality exhibited by Ms.Diaz (assuming of course that Samantha Diaz self identifies as a Ms.) and how drinking milk is just drinking milk and not subscribing to a racist agenda.

And as I see Friday swiftly becoming Saturday I will sign off on this Frenetic Friday.

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You look around seems a nice place for some much needed shore leave when Bones grabs your arm and points to a white rabbit in a waistcoat saying “Oh, dear, oh dear it’s Frenetic Friday!”

And down the rabbit hole we go. First up is politics.
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So in case you haven’t heard the sixth court of appeals in reviewing the ban on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee said they do not violate the federal Constitution.

Here’s a summary:

1. The Supreme Court’s summary ruling in Baker v. Nelson (1972) binds federal courts of appeals to hold that state laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman are constitutional. The Court’s ruling last year in Windsor v. United States doesn’t overrule Baker, nor does it clash with it. Neither of the two preconditions for ignoring Supreme Court precedent applies. Nor do the Court’s recent denials of certiorari in other marriage cases have any bearing. (Slip op. at 13-17.)

2. Under the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, state marriage laws are clearly constitutional. (17-18.)

3. State marriage laws easily survive rational-basis review. It is rational to define marriage as a male-female union because (a) governmental recognition of marriage operates to regulate the intended and unintended effects of male-female intercourse (19-21), and (b) it’s reasonable for the people of a state to assess how the benefits and burdens of redefining marriage are playing out in other states before they decide whether to take that step (21-22). “Any other approach would create line-drawing problems of its own.” (See 22-23.)

4. State marriage laws do not reflect animus. (24-28.)

5. There is no “fundamental right” to SSM. (28-31.)

6. Under Sixth Circuit precedent, rational-basis review applies to sexual-orientation classifications. Windsor says nothing to the contrary. (31-35.)

7. Under an “evolving meaning” approach to the Constitution, the relevant measure is society’s values, not judges’ values. “Freed of federal-court intervention, thirty-one States would continue to define marriage the old-fashioned way.” (35-38.)

Source:National Review Online

Of course this will force the hand of the Supreme Court as basically it divides the country by saying that same sex marriage is both legal and illegal in the country. Plus the proponents of same sex marriage will not be satisfied until it is legal in all fifty states.

Albert Mohler covers this brilliantly in his briefing podcast as well as discusses Ligioner and Lifeway’s theology poll that I linked to last week. Read the transcript here.

Now moving to Northern Ireland it appears that a Christian Bakery is in trouble because it refuses to make a cake featuring the Sesame Street characters Bert and Earnie that is being used to promote same sex marriage.

Ashers Baking Co, based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, was told by a Government equalities agency that it was guilty of “unlawful religious, political and sexual orientation discrimination” for its stance on the Sesame Street-themed dessert.

Just to lay it out for you the religious portion comes from the fact that the owners are Christian and are holding to their biblically based views which violates the rights of customer who doesn’t hold those views. Political because the bakers are against the current political policy, and sexual orientation, well I think you can figure that out.

Now the ironic thing about all of this is that Sesame Street has always maintained that Bert and Earnie are not a gay couple. (Open Sesame) But the gay activists have co-opted the characters for their own agenda.

However, in the meantime Asher’s Baking Co must pit it’s small bank account against the wealth of the government of Great Britain. Read more here.

Changing to the new and outré but staying in Great Britain the very first breakfast café has opened. With over hundred varieties of breakfast cereal and different kinds of milk the customer can make his very own breakfast bowl consisting of different combination of cereal. The café will be decorated in the breakfast cereal theme consisting of different boxes and other cereal memorabilia. Who is responsible for all this? Twin brothers Alan and Gary Keery who love breakfast and turned this love into a business. (Source)

And now for a bit of a rib tickler here is an article from Teaching Good Things about a homeschool victim who survived!

Moving to technology if you’ve seen any of the Iron Man movies you know that when Tony Stark puts on his helmet he doesn’t actually see through those eye slits instead he “sees” via a heads up display. Well life imitates art with this new motorcycle helmet.

Sticking with tech news I think my co-author Robin pointed me to this bit of news. China has decided to remove all Windows based operating systems from their computers. They have decided to create a state sponsored Linux version and plan on being windows free by 2020. So far fifteen OS programmers are working on the operating system. China has also banned all computers that have Window 8 on them because of spying concerns. (source: Maximumpc.com)

And now in Robotic Over Lord news:

US Needs a New Robotics Agency or the Machine Overlords Will Win … Or Something

Yes from Nextgov.com comes a story where assistant law professor Ryan Calo says that ” The U.S. government’s ‘hopelessly piecemeal’ approach to robotics could allow other countries to leapfrog us in innovation”.

Federal Robotics Commission would be small by agency standards. “Ideally, it would be staffed by robotics experts,” Calo told Nextgov Monday. “That would be folks who are expert in software, in hardware, in human-robot interaction.”

Calo said he would put engineers and others with backgrounds in mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science right alongside experts in law and policy.

He isn’t looking to regulate robotics, he said.

“The agency would advise on issues at all levels — state and federal, domestic and foreign, civil and criminal — that touch upon the unique aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence and the novel human experiences these technologies generate,” he said. (source: Nextgov.com)

I don’t know about you but personally I’ve never seen a federal agency that didn’t end up regulating what they were assigned to advise. Which actually may be a good thing because with a government agency regulating our Robotic Over Lords the robotic apocalypse will never occur.

That’s it for Frenetic Friday now everyone out of the rabbit hole.