Saturday, July 28, 2012

Intelligent Design And Creationism


According to Wikipedia, Intelligent design (ID) is a form of creationism promulgated by the Discovery Institute. The Institute defines it as the proposition that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection."

Intelligent Design is a full two-hour video of a Nova program explaining much about ID. It's available free of charge at the link below. It is best viewed in Full Screen.

Intelligent Design link

Most members of the human race seem to believe that being human automatically makes one superior to all other known types of biological life. They believe this, not because it is necessarily true, but simply because they were conditioned to believe it while they were impressionable children.

Although I have nothing to support my own interpretation of biological life on Earth, I believe that some kind of intelligent design is possible within the complexity of the vast universe or even somehow externally from it. But this does not lead me to believe the mythical nonsense preached by today's foolish array of contemporary religious institutions. Nor does the theory that humans, within some grand scheme of things, count for more than does the lowest single-celled creature dwelling at the bottom of the sea.

Why do I believe what I do? I don't know... I just do.

Why do you believe what you believe?


For those who might like to vote on the Chick-Fil-A question regarding same-sex marriage, below is the link to that location.

Chick-Fil-A link



the state or fact of being relative.
Physics - a theory, formulated essentially by Albert Einstein, that all motion must be defined relative  to a frame of reference and that space and time are relative,  rather than absolute concepts: it consists of two principal parts. The theory dealing with uniform motion (special theory of relativity or  special relativity)  is based on the two postulates that physical laws have the same mathematical form when expressed in any inertial system, and the velocity of light is independent of the motion of its source and will have the same value when measured by observers moving with constant velocity with respect to each other. Derivable from these postulates are the conclusions that there can be no motion at a speed greater than that of light in a vacuum, mass increases as velocity increases, mass and energy are equivalent, and time is dependent on the relative  motion of an observer measuring the time. The theory dealing with gravity (general theory of relativity or  general relativity)  is based on the postulate that the local effects of a gravitational field and of acceleration of an inertial system are identical.
dependence of a mental state or process upon the nature of the human mind: relativity of values; relativity of knowledge.



Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Born July 28, 1929
Died May 19, 1994

Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Sally Struthers
 Born July 28, 1948
Age: 63 years old.

Sally Ann Struthers is an American actress and spokeswoman, best known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards

Joe E. Brown

Born July 28, 1892
Died July 6, 1973

Joseph Evans Brown was an American actor and comedian, remembered for his amiable screen persona, comic timing, and enormous smile. In 1902 at the age of nine, he joined a troupe of circus tumblers known as the Five Marvelous Ashtons who toured the country on both the circus and vaudeville circuits. Later he became a professional baseball player. After three seasons he returned to the circus, then went into Vaudeville and finally starred on Broadway. He gradually added comedy into his act and transformed himself into a comedian. He moved to Broadway in the 1920s first appearing in the musical comedy Jim Jam Jems.


The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
--Cyrano de Bergerac


  1. "Most members of the human race seem to believe . . ."


    Most? How do you know this? By whose count? Even if you -- or an agency to whom you here refer -- has completed a verifiable and reliable survey, accompanied by a statistical analysis, one would have to trust that the people questioned offered honest answers. Yes?

    "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

    Attributed to Buddha (who may or may not have said this; depends on whom or what you believe).

    1. That most human beings believe themselves superior to all other forms of biological life on Earth is not, to me, a proven fact. It is a mere assumption on my part. Thank you for calling my attention to it.

      As to the Buddha attribution, I once read somewhere: "Common sense is the faculty that proves the world is flat."

      I greatly appreciate your insightful comment.