Kresta in the Afternoon – October 9, 2009 – Hour 2

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    Topic One – Kresta Comments – Barak, the Bible, and the Nobel Prize

    U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for offering the world hope and striving for nuclear disarmament in a surprise award that drew both warm praise and sharp criticism. The bestowal of one of the world's top accolades on a president less than nine months in office, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, was greeted with gasps of astonishment from journalists at the announcement in Oslo. Al has a perspective as well.

    Topic Two – Has Evolution Been Turned on its Ear?

    A new fossil find out of Ethiopia threatens to “turn evolution on its head” and disproves the “missing link” in the evolution of humans. Another in China claims to be another link in the evolutionary chain of the inner ear. But the real question is where did the information come from to build these creatures? Fossils are nice, but ultimately they do nothing to tell us how we got here.  Need someone to help answer those questions? Dr. Stephen Meyer, author, scientist and Discovery Institute fellow, is available. Dr. Meyer is the author of Signature in a Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.

    Topic Three – A Catholic View of Literary Classics – Part 3 of 10: Wuthering Heights

    We continue our 10-week series examining Classic Literature from a Catholic perspective. Acclaimed literary biographer Joseph Pearce is the editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions and will be our guide. We will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer choice, enabling educators, students, and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. Today, we examine Shakespeare’s Wuthering Heights.

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