Friday, May 22, 2009

Evolution Proved.

Here she is...

This 1ft 9 inch tall specimen is the missing link. If you don't believe her, just ask her owners. This obvious proto-human finally fills the age-old evolutionary gap that has plagued scientist who knew the answer and were looking for the evidence. Now we can confidently go from this:

to this:

Why we didn't guess that lemurs obviously fill the gap is beyond me. It seems so obvious now that we have been told so.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


Apparently cats like these are prowling the streets of NY suburbs. They are reportedly the size of mid-sized dogs. This cat would figuratively scare the crap out of me. Click picture for full story.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rare Octopus fossil confims evolution ... I guess.

Full story Here:

Pay attention here:

What most surprised Fuchs and his colleagues Giacomo Bracchi and Robert Weis was how similar the specimens are to modern octopus. "These things are 95 million years old, yet one of the fossils is almost indistinguishable from living species," Fuchs said.

But then...

"The more primitive relatives of octopuses had fleshy fins along their bodies. The new fossils are so well preserved that they show, like living octopus, that they didn't have these structures," Fuchs said.

This insight pushes back the origins of the modern octopus by tens of millions of years, he said.

You know, in physics if we have a theory... like say... The theory that all particles and waves require a medium through which to propagate, but then I discover that particles and waves can travel through vacuum -- Its understandable that I might conclude that hidden in the vacuum is a medium which I might call 'the ether'. But I haven't then advanced my understanding of physics. I've simply propped up my theory by continuing to assume that it is true. I can then spend my time trying to find the ether. That would be a valid search. But if I continued to find that there was no measurable ether, it would not be ridiculous to postulate that there was no ether. That an 'ether' was not the way to connect the dots from where I do have understanding to where I don't. Every article which says something like "this new finding radically changes what we know about the evolution of ______" increases my skepticism. Perhaps its just the way to grab attention in an article, but consider this. While Einstein's theory of Gravity improved what we know about gravity, it didn't invalidate Newtonian gravity. Einstein's theories explains gravity more broadly and better. It didn't conclude that massive bodies repel each other. My question is how many times do you have to re-think a theory before you look for a new one?

Also notice that while I only criticize this article, I offer no theory to replace it. There's nothing obvious to draw from this except that:
some 95 Million yr old octopi look just like 1 yr old octopi,
and that this finding is most surprising to evolutionists.

I believe that the result here is surprising because the model predicts that old stuff will be very different from new stuff due of constant adaptation of species over time.

Conversely, the finding that Einstein gravity dilates (or stretches out) time was surprising because it was not predicted by Newtonian gravity, not because it contradicted a Newtonian prediction. Newton had nothing to say about gravity's affect on time.

Monday, March 02, 2009

"Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted"

"Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted"
by Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854

1. Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
'Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, 'tis He! 'tis He!
'Tis the long-expected Prophet,
David's Son, yet David's Lord;
Proofs I see sufficient of it:
'Tis the true and faithful Word.

2. Tell me, ye who hear Him groaning,
Was there ever grief like His?
Friends through fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting His distress;
Many hands were raised to wound Him,
None would interpose to save;
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him
Was the stroke that Justice gave.

3. Ye who think of sin but lightly
Nor suppose the evil great
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the Sacrifice appointed,
See who bears the awful load;
Son of Man and Son of God.

4. Here we have a firm foundation;
Here the refuge of the lost;
Christ's the Rock of our salvation,
His the name of which we boast.
Lamb of God, for sinners wounded,
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.

Friday, November 07, 2008

By the numbers.

So the battery in my scale at home needed to be replaced. Upon replacing it I have found out that I weigh
197 lbs
So, I'm pretty pumped. This is close to my birth weight. Aparently my BMI is now 25.3 which means I'm so close to being classified 'normal' instead of 'overwieght' that some websites just give it to me.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Three things that make an Obama Victory Okay.

Number One: The World will Love America once again. No longer will we have to plead with people all over the world to come and live and work in America. People will begin to literally and figuratively swarm our borders and want to live and work in America once again! Also countries that once did not care for us like Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and world organizations like the UN and the Taliban, will finally like us.

Number Two: Peace on earth. This is also a big one. Once we stop confronting evil forces in the world, naturally the world will follow our example resulting in peace.

Number Three: No more sacrifice. For instance, once upon a time, in primitive cultures, people had to live without today's basic necessities like cell phones, ipods, cable TV, TV's themselves(!), a month's supply of different clothes, laptops, the internet, fast food, and motorized transportation, if it would insure that they had more long term necessities like life, liberty, health and the like. They actually had to go without the gadgets that make life worth living in order to live at all. No longer! Mother Government will take care of one and all!

However, as Obama himself noted many times, any and all of these outcomes are subject to 'change'.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Well, no use in persuading me anymore...

I voted already. Here's the thing. Its certainly not 'change' for the candidate with the most money to win. Its not good 'change' to win while breaking promises that give you an advantage. That is what is implied in the title of the last post; 'The Change We Get'. Obama may actually win the presidency. Either way, we'll get what we paid for. But bear this in mind. I have given a lot of thought to this race and this election and its results. Whoever wins will be in my prayers. I will pray for them to make wise decisions. I would pray that they pursue real virtues like wisdom, honor, integrity, justice, mercy, and courage and base their decisions on these. That they would not tolerate folly, dishonor, deceit, injustice, cruelty, or cowardice. Its a tall order, but its also the highest office in the land... what else would you expect?