Usually RAZD's posts are a bit longish, but sometimes a little gem emerges from among them, with very funny paragraphs like this one:
Amusingly, now that it has been invented you have to put oil and coolant in your car to prevent the buildup of heat energy from friction from causing damage to the car. How much simpler it would be if they had not invented it eh?
I'm still grinning.
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin.
Thank you Woodsy and RAZD. Always nice to know that some of my rants hit the right chord with some admired participants.
Would have acknowledged earlier, but have been busy with other matters, and almost missed your compliments.
The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes. Salman Rushdie
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. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen
"It" has been said before, but here is a nice presentation of "it" again:
The main contradiction for Creationists in defining "kind" is to define this term simultaneously (a) broad enough that the observed instances of speciation can't be considered the creation of a new "kind" and (b) narrow enough that humans and the other apes are separate 'kinds'.
At least one person tagged it with a "5". I added my "5". Having posted 11 messages, Fiver currently has a "5" member rating.
Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.
"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith
"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien
"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose