Sunday, June 30, 2013

Young Earth Creatioism . . . Etc.




Delancey Place has a short excerpt from the book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink. The brief piece explains in simple, easy to understand terms, the functions and interactions of the two sides of the human brain.

The title of the excerpt is left brain versus right brain

It is informative and quite interesting.

Daniel C. Dennett, in 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life' wrote: "To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant -- inexcusably ignorant, in a world where three out of four people have learned to read and write."

Young Earth Creationists, the ones who actually believe that the Earth is only about 6,000 years old are people who appear to me to lack even the basics of a proper education. Fortunately, there is an intelligent man who writes a blog, and who has been selfless enough to condense that proper education into a single blog entry. Unfortunately, those who would profit the most from reading it will probably not do so. Those are the uneducated people who, besides being incredibly ignorant, are also unbelievably stupid.

If you are one of the ignorant (uneducated) ones, but are not stupid, you can become educated by reading 'Young Earth Creationism -- Why It Will Never Do,' posted on his blog by Martin S, Pribble.


While walking along without a care in the world yesterday morning, I suddenly heard the musical tinkling of water falling onto rocks -- it was only a tiny trickling, but loud enough to catch the attention of alert passersby.

Fountain Adorning The Desert Scrub



More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.



On this day, June 30 in 1936, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, was published.

Gone with the Wind caused a sensation in Atlanta and went on to sell millions of copies in the United States and throughout the world. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the Old South and its slaveholding elite, its epic tale of war, passion and loss captivated readers far and wide.

By the time Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, a movie project was already in the works. The film was produced by Hollywood giant David O. Selznick. Mitchell attended its star-studded premiere in December 1939 in Atlanta. Tragically, she died just 10 years later, after she was struck by a speeding car while crossing Atlanta's Peachtree Street.


abiogenesis  [ay-bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis]
the now discredited theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation.



(born June 30, 1971)
Monica Potter (born Monica Gregg Brokaw) is an American film and television actress. She has appeared in several feature films, including Con Air (playing the wife of Nicolas Cage's character) and starring opposite Robin Williams in Patch Adams. In 1998, she played the love interest of doomed distance runner Steve Prefontaine in the movie Without Limits.

In 2001, she had two major roles, co-starring with Freddie Prinze Jr. in Head Over Heels, and in the thriller Along Came a Spider with Morgan Freeman.  Potter currently plays the role of Kristina Braverman in NBC's comedy-drama Parenthood.

(born June 30, 1956)
Paris Barclay is an American television director and producer. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is currently among the busiest single-camera television directors, having directed over 130 episodes of television to date, for series such as NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, CSI, Lost, The Shield, House, Law & Order, Monk, Numb3rs, City of Angels, Cold Case, and more recently Sons of Anarchy, The Mentalist, Weeds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, In Treatment, Glee, and Smash.

(born June 30, 1966)
Mike Tyson is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old.

Mike Tyson dropped out of high school as a junior and never graduated. In 1989, along with Don King, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio by university President Arthur E. Thomas. (Explain that one to me)

Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson's rape trial took place in the Indianapolis courthouse from January 26 to February 10, 1992. On March 26, he was sentenced to six years in prison followed by four years on probation. He was released in March 1995 after serving three years. During his incarceration, Tyson converted to Islam

(June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010)
Lena Horne was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.


"You ever noticed how people who believe in Creationism look really un-evolved?"
--Bill Hicks


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