Sayings I would like to remember (and what better place to write them down than at FreeRepublic?):
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke
Liberal indoctrination cannot succeed when the subject thinks rather than feels.-Me
'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matt. 25:34-45
We're all sinning, folks: 'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth' Exodus 20:4; also see Deuteronomy 5:8.
The truth is to Democrats what kryptonite is to Superman. They can't exist in the same room. --anon
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." --John Stewart Mill
Greed is a word leftists use to describe what conservatives call ambition. --Mike Rosen: On greed vs. ambition (socialism, leftist utopia, etc.) Rocky Mountain News column, May 27th, 2005
Common design doesn't make the same predictions as common descent. For example you wouldn't predict that a designer would design everything in a phylogenetic hierarchy, and change their designs over time to keep fitting that hierarchy. That is really bizarre behavior for a designer.
But in general to make predictions based on a designer you need to know who the designer is and what their physical powers and motivation are. When you've got a handle on that you can start predicting how they'd design stuff. Make some successful predictions that are different from the predictions that common descent makes and you might have the beginnings of a scientific theory. We'll wait.
241 posted on 05/16/2005 10:44:26 AM EDT by Thatcherite
Microevolution is a term - when used by creationists - that is the evolutionary equivalent of saying that the mechanism you use to walk from your bedroom to the kitchen is insufficient to get you from New York to Los Angeles.
8 posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 1:18:41 PM by Ira_Louvin
Occasionally, I mention an article I have seen that discusses the DECREASE of CO2 over time. Here is the link to an article that references the same article:
If you don't want to read the whole article, here is the money quote: As the sun has matured over the past 4.5 billion years, it has become both brighter and hotter, increasing the amount of solar radiation received by Earth, along with surface temperatures. Earth has coped by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, thus reducing the warming effect. (Despite current concerns about rising carbon dioxide levels triggering detrimental climate change, the pressure of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has dropped some 2,000-fold over the past 3.5 billion years; modern, man-made increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide offset a fraction of this overall decrease.)
The "Mouse Utopia" experiment studied a colony of mice placed into an environment that can be described as a perfect socialist society. They had everything they needed, and were completely free of existential dangers. The population utterly failed within a few generations, and the pathologies that were observed closely resemble pathologies in our current society: abortion/other forms of legal murder; sexual perversions; inability of young people to grow up and become independent well into physical adulthood; etc. The experiment, which was repeated many times over decades, provides chilling insight into why socialism is not only wrong, but endangers human survival. Here is an address for copy/paste to a video on the topic: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HfNKFvHtA3g. I am intentionally not linking it.
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