BAD DAY ALERT!
If you’re still reading, I assume that you want to hear me gripe.
My sewing machine won’t sew. I don’t know why, but it skips stiches and occasionally shreds the thread. I have changed the needle four times, rethreaded about 50 times, messed with the tension, cleaned it, polished the needle plate, and done everything else I can possibly think of. And I have a dress that must be made before a wedding on June 30 which is still in pieces. And I don’t even like the stupid dress!!!
I worked for at least an hour trying to set up a new e-mail for my daughter, and when you try to use it, it says the server rejected it. And I don’t know why. And as I went from one web page to another trying to find out what to do about it, the computer got slower and s l o w e r and s l o w e r until I finally had to reboot.
I got new contacts a couple weeks ago, because my old ones had warped. Now my contacts look/feel great, but I can no longer read wearing my glasses in the morning. The dr. has no explanation for this, but somehow my eyes have changed, and my glasses make everything fuzzy. And I don’t know why.
My back is killing me. I don’t know why. There is this weird catch between my shoulder blades that sends a sharp shooting pain up into my head whenever I forget and move wrong. I move wrong a lot. And it makes me grouchy.
And I hate not knowing why!
I am reading a dumb book. Yes, this could be helped, but I kept hoping it would get better. It hasn’t. I am planning to keep it for the full three weeks, though. That way, fewer people will waste their time reading this book that the library wasted their money on. Here’s a quote.
Scientific inquiry is much like this. We use a theory and available factual information to make the best possible first guess. Then we continue to use the theory along with accumulating information to refine our search until we find what we are looking for.
Reminds me of people who use the Bible to back up their own personal beliefs. Beginning with a particular theory, they carefully search for bits and pieces that support that idea, while avoiding, downplaying, or flat ignoring anything that goes against it. Wouldn’t it be much better to truly seek? By seeking, I mean trying to begin with as few presuppositions as is humanly possible, then accumulating as many facts as you can before taking a position.
Since science is the study of the physical and natural world and phenomena, especially by using systematic observation and experiment, it seems odd to me that he endorses beginning with a theory. Theories, by definition, are unproven. Why not start with facts?
Anyway, the book is a real disappointment. As seems to be the norm with evolutionists, he spends most of his time (at least so far) talking about natural selection. Interesting though that is, it has very little to do with the origin of things. I expected to hear at least a little about that.
A quote I liked:
First, we must abandon the notion that some special quality was breathed into us by a higher power. This does not require abandoning religious faith–many people manage to combine a vibrant religious faith with a fully naturalistic conception of the world–but it does require abandoning certain kinds of religious faith.
Right. In fact, you can’t abandon religious faith if you believe that all things spontaneously evolved from primordial goo. In the absence of observable, experimental, factual evidence, that belief becomes a religious faith of its own!
One thing that I have found highly amusing about this book is that he repeatedly refers to the natural world as “the length and breadth of creation.” Well, there ya go!