Moving sucks ass. Honestly, nothing good about it at all. Even knowing that you dont have to move again for a while doesnt help. Lets say you are moving from your 500sq ft basement apartment to a house with your new wife-a place with four bathrooms and a huge yard-there is still a moment where you think...you know, maybe I should stay in my old place. You start contemplating hiring homeless guys to haul your shit around for you. You begin to question whether or not you need all this shit (that is always a good thing). The only way to move right is to set all your shit on fire and move to another town.
The Two Minutes Hate will be extended since I will be raging on one of my favorite topics!
6+ Minutes Hate (Evolution Edition)
I almost dont know where to start with this one. This is what has been going on in Kansas for the last couple of days. How can a state that is forward thinking about their alcohol sales also believe in the idea of ID. "The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection."
As a shovel bum this is a subject close to my heart (and also my wallet, if you know what I am sayin'). I know so many scientists...real scientists that even wear lab coats and have chemicals bubbling in their labs....that believe in god or some sort of higher power. For the most part, they believe that there is a god and that he set all these events into motion-the big bang-evolution etc. That god, at the same time, gave humans brains and trusted us enough to figure it all out for ourselves. He supposedly gave us the choice to believe in him or not so why be so fucking uptight about how we were created? While I myself dont believe in god, I respect my friends who do. For them, it really is a personal relationship with god and they leave me be about it. Dig.
Having studied all kinds of creation myths, I can tell you, the story in the bible is just another creation myth. It is very similar to native myths here in the new world. It was a way for people to explain the world before they had science. Does the fact that it is a creation myth take anything away from the religion or the people who worship god? No, not at all. But to believe in a literal interpretation of the bible in relation to the creation of the universe? That is just stupid. STUPID!
First, to do this, you have to ignore all fucking kinds of science. Fossil evidence, transitional forms, homologies, anatomy and comparative anatomy, developmental biology, cellular and molecular evidence, stratigraphy, chronology and dating, geography, artifical selection, ecology etc. Second, you have to over look all the other bits of the bible that you choose not to believe in-Slavery being a huge one of those. Third, how can you justify discounting evolution because it doesnt talk about it in the bible but have no problem overlooking Cains wife appearing out of thin air? I am not fucking joking... Genesis Chapter 4 verse 16 Cain left and went to the land of Nod which is east of eden. Chapter 4 verse 17, And Cain knew his wife. I swear to the god I dont believe in, that is how it goes. Adam and Eve begat Cain and Abel. Cain slew Abel because god was being a dick (if you ask me) and then Cain left to Nod. Suddenly, shit loads of people begat everyone else with not a mention from god. And dont give me this bullshit about how, well god must have just created them and didnt mention it. Really? that is what you fucking think happend. And you would be wiling to denounce a science because god forgot to mention it? Maybe he forgot to mention evolution or that you are a fucking douche bag too eh?
The most common argument against evolution is that it is just a theory. Yes, it is a theory. First, here is a definition of theory: "a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena". Now, lets look at some other theories. There is Einstein's Theory Of Relativity, Newton's Theory Of Gravity, and The Wave Theory Of Light. My point in all of this is not to suggest that we shouldnt continue to study the theory of evolution. Not at all. I am a fucking scientist (soft science that is...) and I say bring it on. What really fucking sets me off are those that suggest that we shouldnt teach it in schools. You believe that there is more evidence for ID? You want to teach the bible's version of creation since we have some kind of concrete (fuck, I would even take Play-Doh-y) evidence for the whole garden of eden thing right? If we are going to get into the sticky situation of including religion in science you better fucking include every religions' creation myth.
I know that no one who reads this will either a) change their mind or b) care since they are probably my pals (shout out to JK, JK the elder, JT, JR and A.H). So, why do you get so angry hmm? Who knows. Wait...I do.
Because people are too scared of what is coming in the next life to try and do good in this life. Because people are not willing to judge not lest ye be judged. Because people cant let me fry in hell if I want to. Because they are willing to look at people of science and tell them they have no faith. There has to fucking be room for science and religion. Has to be. Otherwise, you keep faith and I will keep medical technologies that can save my life. You take communion and I will take my new hybrid car for a spin. You go to church and I will go to the next launching of the space shuttle. (aside: can you fucking believe that we can fly to space, float around, come back down? I mean really think about that. It will blow your fucking mind!!)
If you choose to reject all science because it conflicts with your religion (and I know that you can believe in a higher power and still be intelligent about it all) then that is fine. But for christs sake, let the children learn. Fuck, wouldnt jesus have wanted them to decide for themselves??