Originally, the Millennium Writing blog was all about writing, creativity and the marketing of that creativity. Then the blog has took a strange turn toward the fight against Intelligent design and religious fundamentalists. The goal is to be a beacon of light among the human waves of ignorance regarding evolution, Intelligent Design and now politics. Why? Because the religious right seems intent on crushing individual liberty with their own special brand of ignorance. Now with the presidential election  upon us I feel almost compelled to comment on the candidates and observe their own take on creationism and religious fundamentalism.  And unfortunately, for me, my candidate, John McCain has failed my own litmus test.

As to my own background I have a degree in Biology from the SUNY at Stony Brook and for a time studied physical anthropology. At some point in my life I came to the realization that I didn’t want to teach and charted an entirely new course in life but the love of science and nature has stuck with me nevertheless throughout the years.

Now I spend my days being a computer technology marketing type when I am not combating the dark forces of Intelligent Design. On yeah, in my remaining hours I am also writing a speculative fiction trilogy on the finding of a living Homo floresiensis troop in Indonesia. It’s called Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot.  And yes, the Creationists have attacked my book so consider this blog my counter offensive.  You guessed it, I don’t sleep as much as I should.

Oh, as to my own spiritual and religious beliefs, ah well.., oh, who to hell cares? All I know is I am not about to foist them off upon you and please no more of the tired arguments that evolution is a religion upon itself. Evolutionary theory is a science that is observable and subject to a rigorous scientific methodology. Furthermore, despite all the protestations by the Creationists, it is not a belief system like Intelligent Design. I can and have gone out to the field and collected fossils that are consistent with the theory of Evolution and that are inconsistent with the belief of a 6,000 year old earth. I ask all of the Intelligent Design advocates to do the same for their theories and I will be glad to weigh their evidence and present them a forum for their arguments. I’m looking for physical proof of your theories, you know like the bones of an angel or perhaps the proverbial bunny-rabbit fossil in a Precambrian rock. Come on give me something solid and not just your tired arguments. I want bones or proof that god did it! And, no quotes from the bible won’t cut it! That’s why they call it faith.

 (Insert sound of crickets here!)

That’s not happening, am I right?

Enjoy the Presidential elections!

Erik John Bertel

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Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot is an exciting speculative adventure story about the discovery of a new prehistoric people by two scientists, Sarah and Richard. Their discovery is threatened by both religious zealots and marauding industrialists. Download the e-Book in PDF, Mobi and Microsoft Reader formats. Honest it is free at floresgirl.com. Just click the chick!

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    Sarah and Richard must fight their way off the island in this final installment of the podcast.
  • Your Hands are Stained with Blood.
    As death and chaos overtakes the island, Sarah and Richard try to escape Reggie.
  • An Unlikely Ally
    Reggie begins a reign of terror on the island that will leave nobody, including the Ebu, safe from his murderous schemes. Reggie's only challenge will be a visit from the biggest murderer in human history.
  • The Capture
    Sarah and Richard must make their escape after witnessing Reggie's brutal capture of the Ebu.
  • The Guardian Meets the Lab Rat
    Bill is presuaded by Reggie to meet with Karl.
  • The Guardian
    Karl's fever starts to takes a toll on his sanity as his efforts to contact the Ebu becomes a religious quest for him
  • New Friends
    Sarah's relationships with both Richard and Flo take a surprising turn.
  • Christian Soldier
    Reggies discovers the island of the Ebu and begins his assault but not before Karl makes his move.
  • The Cost of Weakness
    A senseless act of violence challenges Sarah and her tenuous relationships with the inhabitants of the island.
  • Weakness
    Sarah is stricken by a life threatening illness that triggers a strange personal odyssey for her.
  • The Princess Meets Flo
    While observing the troop, Sarah forms a friendship with one of the Ebu that she names Flo.
  • By the Sea
    Sarah makes a risky first contact with the Ebu.
  • 14. The Wait - Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot
    -In this episode: Sarah and Richard wait for the Ebu at a small pond.
  • Discovery
    Sarah and Richard begin their exploration of the island in search of the Ebu.
  • Resolve
    After losing everything to the pirates, Sarah and Richard face their own personal failure and decide whether or not they should return to the states.
  • Pirates of the Flores Sea
    As they begin to set out for Sarah's island, Sarah's and Richard's boat is boarded by dangerous high-sea pirates.
  • All Work and No Play
    Before leaving for Sarah's mysterious island Sarah and Richard head out for a night on the town in Flores.
  • The Boss
    Sarah and Richard put their expedition together and travel to Flores Island in search of the Ebu Gogo.
  • Higher Calling
    Unbeknownst to Reggie and Bill, Karl, the head lab assistant at GenTech, is busily sabotaging the pharmaceutical giant's controversial stem cell research.
  • Corporate Citizen
    Ruthless elements within a large pharmaceutical company make their own plans for the Ebu.

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