The Eye of God
“Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God. Much of what once seemed mysterious — the existence of humanity, the life-bearing perfection of Earth, the workings of the universe — can now be explained by biology, astronomy, physics and other domains of science.
Although cosmic mysteries remain, Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, says there’s good reason to think science will ultimately arrive at a complete understanding of the universe that leaves no grounds for God whatsoever.
Carroll argues that God’s sphere of influence has shrunk drastically in modern times, as physics and cosmology have expanded in their ability to explain the origin and evolution of the universe. “As we learn more about the universe, there’s less and less need to look outside it for help,” he told Life’s Little Mysteries.
He thinks the sphere of supernatural influence will eventually shrink to nil. But could science really eventually explain everything?”
My take on it is that when you separate the premises as presented of this theory from the rest of the story and question them thouroughly the theory still lacks scientific credibility. Thus it becomes a preconceived hypothesis liKe any other theory of the existence of God from the mind of an atheist.
Bill of Rights and Guns
From this I’d say that the liberals don’t understand the very ones they declare that they represent. It seems as if the people believe in just the opposite that the liberal ideology preaches. Self interest takes priority over the interests of others every time and this is not what liberalism is all about.
Gun sales in Colorado have soared:
Despite new condemnation of America’s lax gun laws, which allowed the shooter to amass a veritable arsenal of weapons and ammunition, gun sales shot up in Colorado in the days after the massacre, with background checks up 41 percent. “Firearms instructors say they’re also seeing increased interest in the training required for a concealed-carry permit,” says Sarah Burnett at The Denver Post. “A lot of it is people saying, ‘I didn’t think I needed a gun, but now I do,” Jake Meyers, a gun store employee, tells Burnett. “When it happens in your backyard, people start reassessing… ‘Hey, I go to the movies.'”
Grandpa and some friends of his was just sitting in front of the barber shop discussing one of their favorite topics, politics. Grandpa was unusually quiet this day and mostly listened to the arguments of the other men. One of the men noticed this quietness and asked grandpa why he was being so quiet. Grandpa just smiled at the question, and in time quietly gave this response.
“Haven’t got much to say today but there is one thing that amuses me as I listen to others argue. Its the feeling that you get that everyone is cock sure that they are right and if you disagree with them then it is you that is the ignorant fool. Another area of discussion with this same effect is a discussion on religion.
There are times that I feel that some persons are afraid of revealing that they possess some ignorance. This is not to declare they will not admit to lacking in knowledge in a general sense. It is when you pin them down to specific topics that they reveal their arrogance and their unwillingness to admit ignorance. And I’ll admit that upon reflexion of some previous acts I find myself guilty of this arrogant attitude also.
I look upon this form of arrogance as a most basic character flaw and it is a flaw that I am constantly at battle with within myself. It is easy to believe that you are the source of all truth which is what the foundational basis of this flaw is and it is very hard to imagine that you be the source of falsehoods. This just indicates just how important the possession of truth is to each of us. Another possibility be that we consider the possession of ignorance as sign that we be fools and no one likes to see themselves as being a fool.
The problem with the above assumptions are the fact that if truth is all that important to us we would find no shame in having our ignorance revealed. And if truth was all that important to us then the knowledge of our ignorance would not be a sign that we be fools but a sign of the wisdom within us. For the only way that our ignorance can be revealed is by the fact we learned something that revealed the actual truth to us. And that should make us feel humbled not foolish. And once humbled would we not then have the attitude of humility rather than the feeling of humiliation?
So, what could be more important to us as human beings than the possession of truth? What is the problem with humility that we prefer the attitude of arrogance over it? What is it about humility that leads people to walk away from it rather than embrace it even though it is considered a virtue not a vice? What attitude do we seek to possess that is taught that must be considered to be of greater virtue than humility? Maybe a better question would be what is the attitude we are taught to possess and then examine that attitude a little closer as to its effects.
This, admittingly, requires self examination to its fullest and the acknowledgment of the possession of arrogance along with the desire to rid ourselves of this arrogant attitude. This is where the problem lies. There are not many people who will admit to the arrogance within themselves thus the desire to rid themselves of it cannot exist. People are fully willing to declare it of others but not of themselves. Why not?”
With these words said grandpa went silent once more leaving his friends with only questions to be answered
Peace Order Vacated
Great news!!!!! Brett Kimberlin lost his case against a conservative blogger in court. The peace order was soundly vacated without need of defense. Here is the story in Arron’s own words:
“Well, with concern for the weather I missed the fireworks last night, but there were plenty of them today at my hearing against Brett Kimberlin. And like the last time I went to circuit court, the judge found that Kimberlin’s presentation was so poor that I didn’t even have to put on a defense. I will even share with you the court’s official findings in just a minute. But first to set the stage a little bit…”
The Rest of the story
When we think of innovations the first thing that comes to mind are our great inventors but ordinary folks do a lot of innovating and very few people give them credit. Here are a few examples of innovative ideas that my niece sent to me in an email. Just simple ideas but ones to make our lives much easier. I’ll bet you’ll find at least one a very useful idea.
“A clever use of a dust pan to get water into a container that is too big for the sink“.
“Placing a rubber band over a paint can to prevent paint from getting everywhere but back in the paint can where it belongs while painting“.
“Putting a wooden spoon over a boiling pot of water to prevent boil over“.
“How to put shoes in the dryer”
Have a good day everyone and nice weekend 🙂
I found a very interesting site about password protection. It teaches you how to create an easily remembered password yet hard to crack by some hacker. It allows you to create a password then tells you just how long it would take to crack it and it is surprising just how a small password can be made into a very good one. So, if you want to see how good your passwords are, check out the following site.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Don’t have much to say today so I thought i might give you something to think about when considering the issue of abortion. We can say all we want to about what abortion is about and whether or not it is moral or immoral but one thing neither side of the issue can deny is this. Every single abortion prevents what happened in the video link from happening later in life. Every single abortion has an effect on someone else other than the pregnant woman as shown in the video in the following link. Are the benefits gained by an abortion greater than the consequences? I say no more. What say you?
Shaw, over at Progressive Eruptions, gave some advice for her commenters but it is also some great advice for all of us bloggers whether we be the owner of a blog or just a commenter on someone’s blog. Writing an essay as well as commenting on a blog is one thing but we should all be aware of the fact that it should be a logical argument and abide by the rules of logic.
We must realize that while an appeal to emotion may, at times, be a good argument it can never be considered as a logical argument. A good emotional appeal is used to get a person to react emotionally. A good logical argument is meant to be used to give a person something to think on before reacting. When we fully understand this we can know what type of argument we need to use and when to use a particular form of argument.
So, my friends, we need to think before we react, especially when discussing certain emotionally charged issues, and always beware of fallacies in our own arguments as well as others. If we do there is no doubt in my mind that our experience in the blogosphere will be far more pleasant for everyone.