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A 27-year-old PA student who wants to visit all seven continents, write a book, work at a pediatric clinic in Africa, and basically meet as many of the world's challenges as possible.

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(already accomplished)

Become a PA

Visit all 7 continents

Take a SwimTrek trip

Bike through Western Europe

Raft the Grand Canyon

Improve my Spanish proficiency

Go on safari in Africa

Trace my roots at Ellis Island

Vacation in Hawaii

Work on a hospital ship in a Third World country

Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Visit all 50 states (29 to go: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY)

See the ruins at Pompeii

Swim in Capri's Blue Grotto

Tour Mt. Vesuvius

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

Tour the Colosseum

Visit the D-Day beaches

See the Mona Lisa

Visit the palace at Versailles

See the Acropolis and Parthenon

See the Egyptian pyramids

Hike the Inca Trail

Walk El Camino Santiago

Take an Alaskan cruise

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise

Hike Table Mountain in South Africa

Climb through the Amazon canopy

Walk at least part of the Great Wall of China

Get laser hair removal

Learn to surf, ski, and snowboard

Learn to drive a stick-shift

Learn to play the piano

Go on a tropical cruise

Ride horseback on the beach

Ride in a hot air balloon

Get tickets to the Olympics

Go to adult Space Camp

Witness a shuttle launch from up close

Build a full-sized snowman

Sew a quilt out of my old race T-shirts

Update and continue my Life Scrapbook

Become the oldest person to ever do the River Run

Live to be a happy, healthy 100 years old - at least!

(unlikely dreams)

maandag 13 september 2004

To all the Creationists who challenge, "If we supposedly evolved from apes, why are there still apes today? Huh? Huh?"

You think you've got the ultimate trump card there, don't you? So you smile and fold your arms smugly across your chest, waiting for the evolutionist to stammer out an answer you won't believe or, better yet, to totally ignore the question and think up another retort. Then you can think to yourself, "He doesn't know. See, he's avoiding the question because he knows I'm right." And then you can go home and have a good night's sleep, right after kneeling beside your bed and praying for the poor misguided souls who still believe in the evolution theory that, ha ha, is supported by silly old scientific proof. Tsk tsk. That is so last century; don't they realize that faith is everything? It provides an excuse for absolutely everything you don't know. So you never have to look ignorant, because you can just play the God card. A simple, effective solution. Isn't that cool?

Except for one thing. Your trump card is not a trump card.

Get this: the argument is NOT that 'we evolved from apes'. Even though most of the population will use those words, they're incorrect. We are related, yes. But the ape is not a more primitive form of man.

The real truth is, apes and humans share a common ancestor. That is NOT the same thing as 'evolving from apes'. About five million years ago, there was a split from one common ancestor resulting in two branches; a very early form of today's apes and a very early form of today's humans. Those two branches then evolved independently, and became the familiar beings that exist today.

So we haven't evolved from apes at all; we're just pretty closely related. Apes have evolved right alongside us - independently - for the past five million years. Therefore, the apes of today aren't at all the same apes that we supposedly evolved from.

Read it and weep. There is your trump card... shot down!!!

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