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    • Evolution, schmevolution

      13 years ago


      This whole "Evolution vs. ID" debate is really getting old and pissing me off.

      So, let me simplify it a bit and argue as to why we do not need to teach Evolution in the class rooms, neither do we need to teach creationism or Intelligent Design, for the already established fact that schools teaching religious ideas in the classroom if a fundamentally dangerous and risky thing to do.

      You might argue that evolution is not a religious establishment or idea; something that many scientists trumpet daily. I even read just the other day that evolution is the pillar of all organic science, and to remove it from the classroom will fundamentally stunt the knowledge of our precious youth.

      This statement denying that evolution is not a religious idea, or more neutrally a fundamental worldview is false.

      All worldviews, and in relation all religions and ethics serve the purpose of explaining or denying that we may or may not owe something to someone or something higher than us, from a concept, place, or God.

      All worldviews either acknowledge a higher power, or prove that one doesn't exist, because logically, if a higher power exists AND is either responsible for us or cares about us, we should work to be on it's better side.

      This can involve praying, fasting, belief, doing good works, taking care of Mother Nature, doing drugs, all sorts of stuff.

      Conversely, other more nebulous worldviews will either acknowledge a higher power and reject or ignore it, choose to just ignore the whole religious thing (Agnostics) and not search period, or prove or deny the absence of a higher power completely from this world as we know it.

      Evolution is used to prove that even if there is a higher power or God, it had no part in our creation, and therefore has no rightful stake in our lives, and we owe nothing to any god if there really is one.

      While I have been told that Evolution is secular, I can't even count how many times my personal beliefs have been attacked using Evolution.

      Doesn't seem very “areligous†to me, now does it?

      Rather, I see Evolution is a state sanctioned "non-religious worldview" that in reality is an unofficial form of religion (although many vigorously deny this), being taught while other trains of valid thought are being blocked out as violating the separation of church and state.

      Remove Evolution from the classroom and avoid this stupid mess; those who want to learn about it will find the information we seek, and schools can focus more time and extremely limited resources on more educational parts of science, like chemistry or anatomy.

      Maybe then our students might actually pass the standardized tests that are foisted on our student population every 6 weeks to see if their "Making progress in the five core principles of unguided academic learning and application of synthesized concepts"

      In short

      Evolution = Worldview

      Worldviews include religions

      If a worldview is going to be taught in the classroom, the other worldviews should not be blocked out

      However, I personally think it’s just easier and more logical to leave that mess for College.

      Standardized tests = B.S.

      Feel free to comment!


    • Whats Become of HOMESTAR RUNNER?

      13 years ago


      I haven't seen that site updated since the fifth of December of 2005.

      Where has Homestar and Strongbad gone to?

      As far as internet entertainment goes, I haven't really seen anything appear for a while; RvB hasn't made a new episode for a bit, all my favorite animators seem to be taking breaks; the only thing I've seen interesting lately are Family Guy clips.

      Missing Strong Bad,

    • In a Black mood

      13 years ago


      Why am I in a bad mood?

      a. Menopause?
      b. Sick of work?
      c. Finally realized I am INSANE in the school schedule I chose?
      d. Don't want to go back to school?
      e. No reason at all?

      Who Knows.

      I'm going to go to sleep

    • Crack in a can?

      13 years ago


      Thats what Coca-Cola was at one time. I seem to be in a food rant mood lately; maybe it was something I ate?

      I got my schedule for school worked out finally; Inorganic Chemistry, Chem Lab, Chem Recitation, Physics Lecture and Lab, Math 153, and Rescue Diver.

      Macs Suck! (At least that is the impression I have gotten from a certain persons prediciment)

      Finally, I found a new band I like called Nightwish.

      Check them out!

      New Pictures to come soon

    • New Years!

      13 years ago


      It's now 2006, and as for new years resolutions, I resolve to.......

      Screw that crap. I'm sure enough significant changes will occur in 2006 without me trying to force them to happen anyhow.

      However, here's a list of stuff I resolved NOT to do:

      Say "Git r Done", "Wazzzup", "Bling" "Off the Heezy", "Alligater", "Nuc-ulear", "Warsh", "Pineapple", "Synergy", or "Dysentary"

      Shoot anyone

      Eat a Shark

      Call anyone "Cracker Ass Cracker"


      Eat any food products that have more than 12 wierd names in the ingredients list like Mono-sucrose-di-6-2-tetraperflourate, or Red lake 40.

      Also anything that is colored Puce.

      Do you, my educated readers, actually know where the common food coloring "Red 40 Lake" comes from???

      It's made from ground up insects similar to aphids, called Cochineal

      With that fact in mind that you eat ground up bugs almost every day, from M&M's to Yogurt,
      Happy New Year!


    • Merry Consumerism Day!

      13 years ago


      Or, if you prefer, Merry Christmas

      Hope you all have a good christmas sunday, and a drunk ass New Year.

      Tommorow, you will hear the horrible tale of the House Sitting man, and the evil annoying dog who may die a horrible death if it won't let the innocent house watcher to sleep! Bastard!

      Seriously, Merry Christmas


    • Depression, Sackcloth, and Ashes

      13 years ago


      I am in mourning currently, as the team that was set to joing the 1972 dophins as the second unbeaten football team in history was offed by the desparate Chargers.

      On a brighter side, I got in my Scuba photographs finally; which can be viewed in my images section.

      You can check out the awesome henderson wetsuit I wear when I dive, although I will be getting a Pinnacle Wetsuit for christmas that does not look at sharp, but it much much warmer.

      Also, my best Friend Isak got me a BB pistol for christmas, which I have been using for ill gotten gains and such; I also finally recieved the christmas gift for Fence2008 which I hope she will enjoy.

      I still don't feel the need to embark on a jeremiad, but one will show up soon, I promise.


    • Dan's feelings towards Holiday Cheer

      13 years ago


      Taken from CAD


      Enough Said.

    • Wack

      13 years ago


      E-Drama is just plain wack

      I was going to post about what happened, but the more I think about it the more I don't really care.

      Heres a short version

      A Moderator by the name of MaxWalrus got tired of this website, but decided to have some fun before he left. With the help of some accomplices, he started deleting several moderator's accounts, as well as some of the more famous users on here, such as JesKid, Lukie, and others.

      Here's an unverified list of people who were either accomplices in the incident, or people who knew about it beforehand but did not stop it.

      Halo53 - AAK 1st leader

      DiMono has a journal that more accurately describes what happened.

      I've also just heard of some sort of BAR thingie or other that exists here. I'm curious as to know exactly what it is, but once again apathy is strongly affecting me. Besides, the Colts are playing, working their way to 14-0


    • Exclamation Points! and Chemistry!

      13 years ago


      Here's something irritating to me that I felt like briefly ranting about: Exclamation Points(!).

      Don't constantly use them, they make it feel like your yelling; squealing perhaps. You all know the conversations in which they sound something like the following:

      Ohmygawd! And so like jenny was all like, wow!, and I was all like, Omygawd it's so pretty!, and then she was all like,
      DON'T be messin wit me, grrl!.

      Ugh. about as bad as typing in ALL CAPS, just more subtly straining.

      Oh, and FYI to all you out there, if you try to make friends with yourself on the site, it will only mock you. I thought it would be amusing if I could do it, but instead I was electronically ridiculed. Ah well.

      Guess who seems to be in a opprobrious mood?

      I think it is due to my Chemistry Final, which I have not studied for adequately, and I still have 15 more credits of it to go, not to mention all the Biology classes and Engineering and Math classes, then Med school, then either starting my own company or taking over another one, or just giving up on school and working on a live aboard Dive Boat someplace nice.

      Pray for me; I'll need it


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