Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful could evolve purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument goes something like this:
"I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic."
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white, and gets killed on the next zebra crossing.
So the case for the apparent intelligence of design being proof of God is a contradiction on the very basis of religious faith. In fact proof of a deity in any form crumbles the idea of faith and thereby demolishes the very point of religion. Therefore, there is no God.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Dawkins bashes religion so easily in his analogy to God's existence not being any more provable than a Tea Kettle orbiting the sun near mars or a Unicorn just a Solipsist can bash that line of thinking as easily by stating that other minds don't exist. Yet Dawkins too carries- on. He eats his breakfast and wears pants just like the rest of us.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Went to Google Voice today and found a newly introduced link to http://www.google.com/contacts.
This contact system is going to replace the Google Voice contact system soon. Google Voice Contacts has long used Google's OLD contact system because it had implementations for doing things like custom voice greetings for different callers and setting up rules to determine which groups of callers would ring which phone.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I told my wife about the news from my desk at work while she was looking after our own children at home. I wondered how she would react and how this might affect her attitude about our future with the kids. She was thinking the same things as me. Why should I even consider sending my kids to a public school? If events as horrific as this are possible then why should we consider such risks?
I've long been opposed to home-schooling. There is value in children being in a public school because we live in a social world and those aspects of life are (to me) almost as important as education itself. Not to mention that public teachers are more qualified to teach than myself. I retained a thing or two from my own studies but a teacher I am not. Can my arguments against home-schooling outweigh my instincts to keep my children away from harm? I'm not so sure one way or the other. One thing I do know is that I have time before these kinds of decisions have to be made.
What I'm left wondering is what can be done from our leadership to prevent this from happening again? How many incidents have to occur before something actually happens? I am not saying I know what the solutions are. I understand the arguments for and against gun-control and I think valid statements can be made from both sides, but I'm not so sure it's safe enough right now to send my own children to school. Is 20 dead kids enough? Something must be done!
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
In three weeks the second stage of these adventures will end and I hear the next will have me living again with some normalcy which includes the company of my family. Currently however... with unknown destinations and a sense of answers coming any day now I'm insecure and distraught at the possibilities. Please say I'll arrive somewhere we can bare. Please say we'll reside in the west.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
In a week I will find out if I finally get the chance to live up to all of my promises. I've ironically been burdened by an unlucky condition that I shouldn't have to be embarrassed about. It's ridiculous that the well-being and future of my family depends on trivial things. All I can do is hope for the best...