Since we have to sit here and wait for The Bathroom Guy to arrive, may as well do another long post… won’t you be happy when the automatic ljcut comes in? :P
This fascinating article should have actually gone with yesterday’s "Atheist Holiday". We were going to summarize it, but it’s just SO good… we’ve picked out the best parts for you. The article is about evolution, and how schools are required to teach it, pretty well to the exclusion of any other theory. Why do intelligent people believe in evolution? Here’s what they themselves say:
Yet none puts it more plainly than Dr. George Wald, Nobel Prize winner and professor emeritus of biology at Harvard University. "I do not want to believe in God," Wald admitted to Scientific American magazine. "Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation arising to evolution."
"I want atheism to be true," New York University philosophy professor Thomas Nagel elaborated, "and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is not God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that."
it’s plain to see that the freedom to teach alternative concepts in the classroom has gone full circle, and the tail is now wagging the dog. The once-revolutionary theory of evolution has become the powdered wig of the 21st century. Most people agree that wearing it doesn’t make very much sense, but nobody wants to be the first to take it off.
Now to be nice and not make this any longer, how about going back to "repeating" choruses–how many do you know that are one word? ~"Alleluia"~ Have you ever counted how many times that word is repeated in the chorus? EIGHT times!! (yeah, we should get a life!)
Walk to Rivendell: We continue on our 3rd day from Weathertop.