Thursday, May 26, 2005

Coffee Table

Lets crank the Coffee Table table again....what's on your mind? Discuss.


Blogger Jim said...

Evolution vs. "Intelligent Design"?

Are they mutually exclusive?
Is ID science?
Is Evolution "just a theory?"
Should ID be taught in school on an equal level with Evolution?
Does Evolution = atheism?
Why is there air?

8:37 AM, May 28, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind
don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

*Dr. Seuss

The donkey reads alot

12:58 AM, May 29, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Yep, Dr. Seuss was a far wiser man than many may realize. An a Real American, as evidenced by the statement.

12:37 AM, May 30, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Evolution VS. Intellligent design

I can tell you what I think. First, I believe in a creator. I choose to call it God. Religious theory says we were created in Gods image. Should that be the case I see the qualities of spirituality, intelligence and emotion as the driving combination of forces that set us apart from other "things". Intelligence is the key in terms of this discussion.God, under these circumstances must be intelligent. Our intelligence evolves.Why not Gods?
The idea of the earth, then the fishes in the seas, land animal and finally man fits in evolution and in biblical theory. Wheres the argument? Is it possible that we are learning things that God learned eons ago? That would mean science is learning more of Gods mysteries. Since he gave us intelligence I would guess it was created to be used. Could it be we are Gods education? As were the far to large dinosaurs etc? Could the laws of nature be the true laws of God? God would know the laws of nature that would lead us to survival or destruction both individually and as a species. Yep, I think we are Gods science project. I believe in evolution with intelligent design.I know not what others would say to your individual questions. This would be my thoughts. I find the ones that want to make God a mystery and a bunch of hobgoblin magic that is controling every detail of your life most out of the loop of the spirit of God. Be I right or wrong I refer to my mentor in spirit, Thomas Paine, who said, "it is necessary to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe."

1:14 AM, May 30, 2005  
Blogger Jim said...


Nicely said!

9:52 AM, May 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Ron on the evolution thing. I don't see any reason not to believe God/Goddess created everything with science. Why does he/she have to be some kind of cosmic magician just speaking the world into being? Theoretically, that's possible, but there's a lot of evidence for evolution and the big bang theory. This whole controversy is just more black and white thinking and what difference does it make in the long run. The important thing is to follow the two greatest commandments-to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself.
Re: the idea of gang bangers, etc. going to Iraq-I think the military is against that idea because they'd be harder to control and the troops must maintain discipline to function. We'd have even more guys looting, deserting, robbing the museums, murdering civilians, raping civilians and U.S. servicewomen, etc.
Re: Mexico fixing its economy-I agree, but it would be nice if OUR corporations would stop outsourcing jobs down there that pay so little that the Mexicans can make more working for below minimum wage in the U.S. There ought to be Mexican owned corporations, factories, etc. and maybe we ought to buy more oil from MX. Beyond that there's a huge gap between the rich and the poor, but that's the way it's going in the U.S. under PNAC and BU$H-right?

12:40 PM, May 31, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the show today. We all seem to know people fighting cancer. I also know the pain of losing friends and loved ones.

The Cherokee say :
“When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.”

In symphathy
The Donkey

11:08 PM, June 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: People fighting cancer and health care in America-all the more reason for a good health care plan for everyone.Catstrophic illness costs are sky high as is everything else, especially prescription drug prices.
My mother was diagnosed w/colon cancer last summer. Her husband is a veteran and they had a small business. Their health care premiums kept going up and up until they gave up and lost their private insurance. She decided to wait for exams she should've had until she became eligible for Medicare, but it was too late. She's had surgery, but the cancer has metastisized to her liver. She needs frequent chemotherapy and the 5 shots to build up her white blood cell count cost $600 a piece. She is afraid of ending up completely bankrupt, but, hey, Bush is making it very difficult to declare bankrupcy. She's considering alternative treatments, now.
How many people with catstrrophic illnesses will decide that they can't afford treatment and will just elect to let their illnesses kill them? This is America not some 3rd World nation and it is shameful. Everyone needs medical care, and preventative care is a must, so illnesses won't reach this point before they are detected.

5:44 PM, June 02, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design.

Interesting read.

9:14 PM, June 04, 2005  

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