24 August 2008

Kick off your work boots...

...put on your thought slippers, and prepare for a science course so mind-blowing, it’s written almost entirely in italics.

#4. The Theory: Evolution

The Crazy Part: The part where the family tree of every living creature on Earth collides at a single point on a single day in the past, making you related to Hitler as well as every insect you’ve ever killed.

What It Says:
We’re all familiar with the basics of evolution: that a munificent monkey-goddess birthed us all from Her banana-scented womb. But there are some lesser-discussed implications of natural selection that are just plain weird.

Furthermore, large chunks of the human genome are thought to be ancient retroviruses that managed to transcribe themselves into our DNA and have spent the remainder of their days happily clambering up and down our nucleotides like the McDuck children on a mansion banister.

Basically your cells are millions of individual organisms, all huddled together in a you-shaped beehive.

Now see how long you can go before wanting to shower.
(via sda)

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RELATED: While we're on religion...
A court in Saudi Arabia is reported to be preparing to hear a plea for divorce from an eight-year-old girl who has been married off to a man in his 50s.

The Saudi newspaper al-Watan said the girl had been married off to the man by her father without her knowledge.
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LAST WORD:
Later, he would get to the touchier part, about how the minute changes in organisms that drive biological change arise spontaneously, without direction. And how a struggle for existence among naturally varying individuals has helped to generate every species, living and extinct, on the planet.

For now, it was enough that they were listening.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It takes more faith to believe the very confusing theory of evolution than it does to believe The Man who walked on the earth, died, and rose agian...and confirmed for us the book of Genesis.

Bluetech

Neo Conservative said...

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sorry, blue... we're on opposite sides of the fence on this one.

you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but for me, it's pretty simple...

"live an honourable life... wish for a good death."

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Anonymous said...

Any explanation for how God came to be would suffice for explaining how the universe came to be.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... Any explanation for how God came to be..."

oh, there's no shortage of "explanations"... there just isn't any proof.

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Anonymous said...

neo...
great motto.
For the sake of respectable discussion:
Does your observation of life/world fit with the theory that implies the world started out accidently, and is heading for perfection?

bluetech

Anonymous said...

As for the science vs. faith thing...I'm a strong proponent of science proving Creation and all the "-ologies" actually proving Scripture.

Neo Conservative said...

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"bluetech asks... the theory that implies the world started out accidently, and is heading for perfection?"

blue... you've got me.

i'm sure not seeing a lot of evidence of any trend towards perfection... i'm just taking it day by day.

maybe there is a god... and one day he's gonna surprise me.

gotta say though... i'm not bettin' on the bible (i mean, wassup with the old testament?) being the roadmap to anything.

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