[Vision2020] Tracking Santa (was "Creation vs. science [was NSA's accrediting agency]")

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat Dec 22 14:50:17 PST 2007

Speaking of Santa Claus . . .

You realize, of course, that the North American Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD) will be tracking Santa again this year, as they have for the past
50+ years.

Beginning at 1:00 am (Pacific Standard Time) on Christmas Eve, you can track
Santa live as he makes his historical journey around the world! 

This is exciting, as Santa travels fast and NORAD Santa Cams take photos of
Santa and his reindeer!

You can follow NORAD's Santa Tracker from their site at:


I understand that there are specially designed Santa cams mounted on
Canadian F-16's, at the ready, for when Santa enters US/Canadian air space.

Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a
beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the
world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal
drug money?"

- Tom Armstrong

-----Original Message-----

From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Chasuk
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2007 2:18 PM
To: Joe Campbell
Cc: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Creation vs. science (was NSA's accrediting

Imagine a world in which belief in Santa Claus was commonly held by
the majority of adults.  A minority, anti-Santaists, dispute this
belief.  They reasonably point out that reindeer have never been
observed to fly, that visiting every household in the world (at least
those which contain qualifying children) within 24 hours would be
impossible, and that elves indisputably do not live in a place called
"Santa's Workshop" at the North Pole.

The Santaists modify their beliefs to make them compatible with the
anti-Santaist objections, invoking Faster Than Light sleighs and
perhaps metaphorical "hours" that actually last a month each.  Santa's
Workshop is only visible to believers, and even then requires

I am certain that you see where this analogy is going without
extrapolation, but suffice to say that this encapsulates Chas's
reservations to any attempts at evolution-creationism reconciliation.

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