4. No biology. (Since all of biology is based on evolution, beginning to end. You cannot get around it.)<br><br>Frances Collins was the head of the genome project. A motorcycle rider and Christian. I am somewhat OK with his melding his beliefs to his bench work as a scientist. He believes in evolution. But somewhere down at the nitty gritty is where I have to say he is missing the boat. He ends up with an old dude in the sky calling the shots to set it all up. To believe this I think cheapens the power of evolution no matter how far back you put the hand of god.<br><br>Are you going to put the hand of god always one step beyond our present day knowledge? We have been doing that back to Galileo all the way back to the dude who explained to the heathens the fire wasn't owned by the high priest but it came down as bolts of fire from the sky.<br><br>We're still parking a god just beyond our knowledge. On the map beasts were on the edge of the map. We really need to give up on the warm and comfy feeling this all knowing god gives us and get over it. We are alone. We are entirely what we make of it. If we decide our economy today is more important than a 23 foot ocean rise we can now decide. But there is no god that is letting us screw the pooch or fix the pooch. We decide. We evolve. Or not. We have to be smart about our decision. How we get to be smart is a shaky business.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
You know what I tell my class?<br><br>Want to see evolution right before your eyes?<br><br>No 100,000 years for mastodons to evolve into elephants...<br>no 50,000 years for eohippus to evolve into the horse....<br><br>look at the smallest form of life... a bacterium.<br>HOW many strains have become antibiotic resistant in the past 25-30 years? .... hundreds..... it's the Big- E right under your Eyes !! <br><br>BTW ....CDC just changed the recommended Rx for treating gonorrhoea... remove the floroquinolones... 12-14% of GC starins now resistant; <br>we have 1 set of drugs left... the 3rd generation cephalosporins... that's it folks.<br><br>all that Tobias-Bush abstinence just didn't work !! <br><br>David (OFI)
To You & Ianovani:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do; Devise reason later. Born from Oblivion, bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into Oblivion. There is nothing else.<br><br>Existence is random; has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it too long; no meaning save what we choose to impose.<br><br>This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not Fate that butchers them or Destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us.<br><br>~Rorschach's Journal~<br>Alan Moore, the Watchmen<p><hr></blockquote><p>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
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