Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This is just a test to see if they have fixed their software at Blogger so it doesn't run everything together. Monday, October 20, 2014 Software problems Well my experiment with hard returns didn't work, the blogger.com software still runs everything together. Therefore I am forced to stop posting here until such time as I can figure out how to fix that. Such a format is way too obnoxious to readers. Posted by Hal Lillywhite at 11:31 AM No comments: (OK, let's try again. The blogger.com software seems to be dropping all hard returns and running everything together when I past from another document. Maybe if I put in those returns manually it will work, I hope.) Theory without empirical evidence is mere speculation. Empirical evidence without theory is simply a collection of facts. Theory supported by empirical evidence is science. How is this for an opportunity? You want to move to a new country but there is a ten to twenty year wait to get a visa. Or you can reach that country by taking an dangerous and unpleasant trip, across rivers and deserts, guided by unsavory characters who will probably demand extra money at the end of the trip, and who think part of their fee is the right to rape any women they are guiding. What is at the end of your journey? Why a country that many claim is not as good as where you are now. Yet millions make that trip. They wait years for visas, or make that dangerous trip, to enter the United States. If our country is so terrible, why do so many want to move here? I have friends who risked everything to reach the United States. Yet many of our so-called elites denigrate our country. They claim that we should copy Europe or other systems. Those elitists want a statist system, similar to what my friends fled. Even some who flee to this country want to make us into a copy of the tyrannies they left. Why? Almost certainly because they accept the nice theories and ignore the evidence. They never ask what makes this country so attractive that people risk their lives to get here. To the credit of my immigrant friends, I've never known even one who would not change his mind when I pointed out his inconsistency. Our native statists, on the other hand, seem immune to such reasoning. They reject the limited government our founders gave us, the standard of freedom that was widely accepted only a few decades ago. Why the difference? The immigrants have seen statism in action. The natives, on the other hand, have only a theoretical view.