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The markets are closed now. My RL portfolio is up 2.05%. Percentage-wise, it beat the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq.

In the Cashin' In Challenge, I am still beating all of the panelists and the S&P. But I am not in the top 20% so I don't get to say hooray for me. Maybe someday.

On a completely different subject, there is an excellent commentary by Orson Scott Card in the latest Rhinoceros Times about intelligent design. It is probably the best article I have ever read on the subject. He distingues between intelligent design and creation science, properly dismissing the latter as pseudo-science. He does an excellent job of comparing ID and Darwinism, providing more light than heat, which is rare in articles about this topic. He points out some flaws with ID, but also rightly criticizes the dogmatism and rigidity of Darwinists (while pointing out that Darwin himself would not have been so fanatical about his theory.) It is a must read.

Here is a link to an excerpt. ( I call it an excerpt because the article is much longer in the paper...either they want you to go and get the paper or they don't have this web thing down yet)


On yet another tangent, I am still keeping my New Years Resolution to read more books than I purchase.
I have read 3:

1. Against The Gods-The Remarkable Story Of Risk by Peter Bernstein
2. 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37) by Bernard Goldberg
3. Chronicles by Bob Dylan

The two I have purchased are the Goldberg book and a collection of essays by E.B. White.