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Archive for the ‘Life’ Category…Check it out today

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Someday I should write an essay on an introduction to pro-life apologetics, or, how to defend the pro-life view using science, logic, and observation.

If I ever get into politics, abortion will become my number one issue. Millions of innocent lives are at stake. My passion against abortion really took off when I saw a lecture by pro-life apologist Scott Klusendorf. In his 2 hour lecture, he outlines several cogent scientific and logical reasons to believe that life begins at conception, and his presentation totally blew his opponents argumennts out of the water.

Then I did some reading on my own, and was stunned to read the story of Gianna Jesson, an abortion survivor who goes around the country now speaking for the pro life cause. Abortion survivor? I didn’t know there was such a thing, but my discovery that there are motivates me all the more, and makes me wonder all the more how politicians can talk about a woman’s “right” to an abortion with a straight face.

I watched some videos of Gianna Jesson on youtube and was moved by what I saw. Hopefully someday someone will make a documentary of her story for the world to see on the screen, but until then, I was really pleased to find this TV ad that will be airing in a few states as the presidential campaigns head for the home stretch.

Be sure to check out the 527 website sponsoring the ad,


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September 16, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Why did you not read this article? You’ll never have the chance to read it again. An interesting experiment…

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NOTE: Read through this all the way quickly. 

I suspect only familiar wordpress users will understand fully how this is going to work, but let’s give it a shot.

The WordPress Blog server has, as we know, millions of blogs, posting thousands of article each day and hour under hundreds of tags. Tags provide a way for people to find articles they think will interest them. When an article is tagged under, say, “politics” a link to that article will appear on a list under that tag name on So, suppose I write an article and tag it under “politics”. Immediately, a link to my new post will appear on the list of wordpress blog articles that have been tagged under politics. Users interested in politics will be perusing that list, see my article pop up when they refresh the page, and hopefully, click on the article. 

The neat thing is that an article can be tagged several times on different themes, and thus, appear on several wordpress tag lists at once, thus increasing the liklihood of it getting clicked. 

SO HERE IS THE EXPERIMENT: If I write this article, what kind of hits will I get if I increase the number of tags? Suppose I tag this article under a whole array of things, and for the purpose of experiementation, a whole array of unrelated tags? I am going to tag this article under the most famous wordpress taglines, as follows: 

  • Life
  • Music
  • News
  • Politics
  • Barack Obama
  • Culture
  • Christianity
  • Family
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Random
  • Entertainment
  • Religion
We’ll try just that for now, and see what happens. Hypothesis is, if I tag this post under so many popular tags, then the traffic will increase substantially. 
So, with that in mind, if you care to, express in the comments section how you found this article. 

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August 26, 2008 at 11:05 am