I Love A Good Magic Trick


Sometimes you just gotta say something.

In A Deeper Look at If Evolution Is True, llamapacker puts the intellectually mere mortals among us on notice of the upcoming complexity of creation.

This is part of a very complicated discussion about creation.

I confess (well…) to deep anticipatory angst in advance at what I expected would be a severe intellectual thrashing.

I saw a link to something. I didn’t bother. I was still enthralled at the upcoming intellectually complex creation argument.

The evolutionary debate is complex on its own, but it is often further complicated by the use of a logical fallacy known as equivocation.

I am once again disappointed at yet another vacuous “argument” for creation. Thankfully, it was mercifully brief.

Science cannot be debated, countered, displaced, disproved, mitigated, obfuscated, or negated by magic.

The “argument”, wether purportedly complex or genuinely so, is nothing but a diversion. For honest believers, it permits compliance and provides cover from reality. For the self-serving, it provides a power base and income steam (it’s great for comedians, too). For others it’s a compulsion to which they must respond.

Well, I always thought magic was fun.

Adam – Deep Sea Diver Extraordinaire


Genesis 2:20

{2:20} And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Adam had to have been an extraordinary diver to find and name this bestie.

Thanks Adam.

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Photograph by David Wrobel, SeaPics

Fangtooth Fish

The nightmarish fangtooth is among the deepest-living fish ever discovered. The fish’s normal habitat ranges as high as about 6,500 feet (2,000 meters), but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near 16,500 feet (5,000 meters).

Source: National Geographic

Religion Absent Inquiry Is Scarcely More Than Brainwashing


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Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.

The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (2005)