Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Scientific Method . . .


Do you remember Bill Nye, The Science Guy? Do you trust him? What do you suppose he says about evolution?

I was pointed to a short video that should be viewed by anyone who has doubts about the subject of evolution. The link is below:

Bill Nye (the Science Guy) on evolution


Quite by accident I recently had the opportunity to read the first book in the "Left Behind" series of religious novels written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. As a compelling story it leaves much to be desired, but I persevered and finally finished it.

Not being a true believer, I have considerable trouble accepting "The Rapture" which is the concept of an eternal Messiah dying and then coming back to Earth centuries later to claim his loyal followers and gather them up in the sky to whisk them off to Heaven.

But the idea of The Rapture, of a multitude of human beings being suddenly taken away from society intrigues me. It seems that a better (and scientific, not religious) novel could be written than this insipid and downright silly "Left Behind" book.

I sure wish somebody would write it.



lucubration [loo-cue-BRAY-shun]
- laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night.
- the result of such activity, as a learned speech or dissertation.
- any literary effort, especially of a pretentious or solemn nature.



   Raquel Welch

Born Sept 5, 1940
Age: 71 years old.

Jo Raquel Tejada, better known as Raquel Welch, is an American actress, author and sex symbol. Welch came to attention as a "new-star" on the 20th Century-Fox lot in the mid-1960s. She posed iconically in an animal skin bikini for the British-release One Million Years B.C. (1966), for which she may be best known. She later starred in Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969) and Myra Breckinridge (1970).

Born Sept. 5, 1847
Died April 3, 1882

 Jesse Woodson James was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. Jesse and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War.

 Born Sept 5, 1929
Age: 82 years old

George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts -- it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and the two albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third, short-lived sitcom in the nineties titled Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian.


If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
--George Lucas

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