Evolution.

You all know what the theory of evolution is. Adaptation for survival.  “Survival of the fittest.”

But if we trace evolution allllll they way back to the beginning, we have this problem: how did we start? Like… how did the very first cell form?

Some say that we came from nothing. Plausible, yes. Others say that we came from outer space. I think this one is more possible. Why? Let’s go back to the 17th century.

Жили были Louis Pasteur. He’s the person who discovered/invented the process that we now call pasteurization, where you can kill germs by boiling liquids.

In a semi-famous experiment, Pasteur poured chicken broth into flasks with curved necks and boiled some of them with stoppers on (the curved necks were to prevent bacteria from flying directly into the broth). After boiling, he opened them; some without moving the broth, some by tipping the flask so the broth went up the neck and letting it drop back down.

He checked the samples a few weeks later and found that the latter flasks’ broth had all gone bad, but the former flasks’ were all perfectly fine. What he undermined in this experiment was the idea of spontaneous generation–you can’t get something out of nothing. This is what some evolutionists claim happened.

Science tells us that this could not have happened. Therefore we must conclude that we came from outer space. Maybe from another planet, where life exists.

Time will tell.

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Reputation.

It seems like that’s what everybody strives to make better.

I’ve changed my views. Not everything is done for money. Most of it is because of reputation as well. Parents of different families fight over their children’s abilities to play music or strive academically to increase their reputation. People strive for college, so they can be seen as the “rich, successful person” who’s all rich and famous. Then they start to donate it so they can be seen as the philanthropist.

People can have genuine intentions, too. Not everything is done just for reputation; don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to generalize people, either.

Here’s a question that popped into mind just now: Does the want for a better reputation cause competition, or does competition cause the want?

Scratch that. It’s a stupid question.  Because….. I don’t know. I’m really tired.

Good night.

Argue.

Carefully read the following passage by me. Then write an essay in which you support, refute or qualify my claim that science and religion are similar. Use appropriate evidence to develop your argument.

I was in Chem class the other day when I heard a cry of distress. Someone needed a pen to use. I hastily pulled out my ziploc filled with “AMPLIFY” pens and tossed one to her. The teacher happened to notice my big bag, and asked them what they were for. “Church,” I replied. She laughed, walking away, saying, “Yeah, like that’ll do me any good.”

I turned and asked my friend (if we can really be called friends) what she meant. I had my ideas, but I wasn’t sure–I had to clarify one way or another. My friend half-smiled and said, “Uh… that church and science are different?”

I disagreed with her, saying that they were similar in that they were both based on unconfirmed truths. The theory of plate tectonics, of evolution, of the atom… they could all be disproved with a snap of the fingers. And so could The Bible.

A question for you.

You guys can comment your thoughts and stuff if you really want to. I’d like to hear some thoughts.

Musings

I’ve decided, on my own, that the purpose of life is to set an example for the next generation of youth. Then there will be one generation that will be revolutionists– that’d be us, for those who think the world will end in 2012. If you notice, the elementary schoolers take after the high schoolers and stuff in terms of trends and other things like that. But if it really came down to it, some of our elementary schoolers would be making sexual jokes every other second and others would be smoking pot behind a church.

What I want to say is this: lead by example. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you should drink, smoke or do drugs. Do what you want your kids to do. I’m trying my best to do this, with the occasional joke here and there. I’m working on it.

I think I thought of this today when I heard a ton of people swearing–a majority of them are Christian. “Christian.” Like… if you love God, then you must be as much like him as you can, right?

Speaking of the apocalypse, I don’t know how I feel about the 2012 thing. I know everybody is skeptical, but that just makes it all the more possible.

Requested topics

Okay, I lied. I’m going to write about each topic suggested. Mostly because I want to. 😀

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Hunger. Hm. What do I think about it? Well, for one, I think that it was a completely random suggestion to encompass the suggestor’s feeling at that exact moment, but I’ll go with it.

From the medical standpoint, hunger decreases comfort. It ruins our concentration, thus impeding our abilities to learn. This is why you must eat breakfast in the morning! The meal will help you learn.

But what does hunger mean? Without looking it up in the dictionary, I’ll say that, off the top of my head, it’s the lack of sustenance. This could be the lack of food or even something as deep as justice. Yes, you can hunger for justice.

Hunger.

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The phrase, “violence comes from freedom”

I spent the entire week thinking about this and I couldn’t think of anything. I agree with it, partially, because I believe that it is in human nature to sin. Actually, there have been studies that even little children lie about things. I don’t know what else to say.

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Gays:

I used to really hate gays. That was back when I was more ignorant than I am now. Now, I’ve just become more accepting of the world around me, seeing good where I once saw bad.

Heck, I’ve even come to envy some of them for their courage to come out of the closet and not worry about their image in that way.

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Girls:

Girls are complicated, man. But they are precious. Some go to such lengths to impress us guys that that they lose sight of right and wrong.

Girls. You are not pieces of meat. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are beautiful. Every. Last. One of you.