Another moronic congressman crawls out from under his rock

October 7, 2012 at 10:29 am | Posted in Atheism, creationism, evolution, god, insanity, intelligent design, political, Religion, Republicans, science, stupidity | Leave a comment
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Georgia Rep. Paul Broun showing the world how enlightened he is:

Evolution Revised

June 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Posted in corporate bullys, evolution, humor, political | Leave a comment
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Can you look at this picture and tell me we’re not related?

February 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Posted in animals, creationism, evolution, god, intelligent design, Religion | 5 Comments
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Image courtesy of National Geographic year's best photographs

Rick Perry & Michele Bachmann on evolution

September 4, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Posted in creationism, evolution, intelligent design, PhotoShop Fun | 3 Comments
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Peanut butter, a turtle, a caveman, and chimps with typewriters..What do they have in common?

August 29, 2011 at 8:50 am | Posted in creationism, evolution, intelligent design, stupidity | 1 Comment
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Answer:  They have all been used in arguments to disprove evolution.  Here is the latest from Robert Ringer, at World Net Daily (discovered thanks to Ed Brayton) who bills himself as the voice of sanity.  You decide.

As Guy Murchie pointed out in his book “The Seven Mysteries of Life,” an intellectual, long-standing argument for a random universe wherein a seeming miracle such as evolution could take place on its own is that, given enough time, anything – including the evolution of human beings from inanimate matter – is possible.

This argument, said Murchie, is based on the premise that if you could sit enough billions of chimpanzees in front of computers for enough billions of years, random chance would allow them to write all the great works of literature.

Which is a fascinating thought until you consider the mathematics involved. There are approximately 50 possible letters, numbers and punctuation marks on a computer keyboard, and there are 65 character spaces per line in the average book. A chimp would therefore have one in 50 chances of getting the first space on the first line correct.

Since the same is true of the second space on that line, the chimp would have one chance in 50 x 50, or 502, of getting both spaces right (meaning just the first two letters of the first word of just one of the great works of literature). For all 65 spaces on the first line, the figure would jump to 5065, which is equal to 10110.

How big is 10110? According to physicist George Gamow, said Murchie, it is a thousand times greater than the total number of vibrations made by all of the atoms in the universe since the Big Bang!

Conclusion: It doesn’t matter how many chimpanzees or how much time you allow, not even one line of one great work could come into existence through pure chance. Given that you are infinitely more complex than a single line in a book, what are the odds that you, with all of your billions of precise, specialized cells, accidentally evolved from “primordial soup” over a period of a few billion years?

Thus, evolution in a random universe – i.e., a universe without a Supreme Power Source – would appear to be a mathematical impossibility. As with such phenomena as wind and gravity, it would seem that the only way evolution could have come into existence is through the work of a Higher Power that is beyond human understanding. Not an old man in the sky, as atheists like to mockingly portray this Power, but an invisible, conscious source of power that man can never hope to comprehend.

Wedgwood’s theory of evolution

May 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Posted in creationism, evolution, I'm just saying, intelligent design, What if? | 6 Comments
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H.M.S. Beagle under full sail, view from astern.

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I’ve been reading The Origin, published in 1980, by Irving Stone.  This is an ostensibly well researched account of Charles Darwin’s voyage on The H.M.S. Beagle and some background about Darwin’s family and the events that led him to being invited to sail around the world.

I’m only about one hundred and fifty pages in, it’s not exactly a page turner; he hasn’t even gotten on the damn boat yet.  Stone’s thorough research includes a little too much information for my tastes.  For example, he describes the facial features, down to the thickness of lips, the length of nose, the color of eyes and how they are set into the head, complexion, hair color, texture, style, etc. of every person with whom Darwin has any sort of interaction.  It’s been somewhat of a snooze fest so far, and I’m finding I dislike Darwin’s family as they are a bit on the stuffy side.

Darwin’s family is quite wealthy.  His father a well known physician as was his grandfather who was also a famous author.  His mother was from the very wealthy Wedgwood family, founders of Wedgwood china.

Charles Darwin had planned to become a member of the clergy and was waiting for a parish to be assigned to him when, at the age of twenty-two, he was invited on what was to be a two year voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle.  His father denied him permission to go, but after some debate agreed to allow it if he could find someone, deemed by Darwin senior, who was a reasonable person that thought the trip would be a good idea.

Charles appealed to his uncle, Josiah Wedgwood, to intervene on his behalf.  Uncle Josiah thought the trip would be a wonderful opportunity for Charles and it was on his advice that Dr. Darwin allowed his son to take that fateful voyage…you know, the one that caused, and is still causing debate about all that evolution nonsense.

So, if it hadn’t been for Josiah Wedgwood there would be no Darwinian theory of evolution.  I’m not saying someone else would not have made similar discoveries that led to similar conclusions leading us down the same path.  What I am saying is how one small seemingly insignificant thing can have a major impact on the course of things to come.

I’m just saying…

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?

November 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Posted in civil liberties, corporate bullys, evolution, government, political, What if? | 6 Comments
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Privacy: an obsolete word describing the ability we once had to decide which parts of our lives to share and what to keep to ourselves.  We no longer have this choice.

The internet has just about everything anyone wants to know about anyone if one knows where to look.  Surveillance cameras record us everywhere, to keep us safe?  More and more communities have speed cameras, red light cameras, security cameras, and I shudder to think where else we might be watched.

Satellites capture images for Google maps and other services, not to mention government satellites that, I’m told, can clearly show the image of a license plate number.  Does this mean if I go outside sans clothing, somewhere someone is getting a show and I’m not even getting the requisite $2.99 per minute?

People with cell phone cameras often surreptitiously photograph or record video of unsuspecting people who may turn up on a website and may never know they’re out there.

We are encouraged to buy with credit or debit cards.  Hardly anyone uses cash anymore.  If we become a cashless society everything we do can be tracked and recorded.  No, I’m not paranoid, I am simply noticing a trend.

People willingly and often naively share private information on social networking platforms with little or no thought about how this information may come back to bite them in the ass.  Much of this networking is done via cell phone…excuse me…mobile device.  Most communication has been reduced  to print in the form of text messages, tweets, emails, etc.  Every thought becomes a virtual paper trail without concern for possible future consequences.

I imagine a time, in the not too distant future, where instead of being required, by our corporate government, to have a social security number, we will all be required to be micro-chipped (for our own safety and convenience).  The chips will contain our national ID number, which will replace the social security number.  The ID will serve not only as our identification, but our bank account number, phone number, and all of our personal, medical, and financial information will be contained on the chip.  When making a purchase or receiving wages you will simply pass through a scanner and your account will be debited or credited accordingly.  Taxes will be automatically debited based on your electronic profile.  However, most work and shopping will be done online, so your personal computer will be equipped with a micro-chip scanner.  Hospital emergency rooms will instantly have your medical history and guarantee of payment with the wave of a scanner.

If we don’t completely screw up the planet and make it uninhabitable we will eventually evolve without voices since we will have stopped using them in favor of electronic text communication.  For the rare times we are physically in the presence of others we will be able to determine any number of things about one another via the digital readout implanted in our foreheads.

For some odd reason third world countries are starting to look pretty good to me.

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