Thursday, February 12, 2009

Big Birthday Week

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!"

In case I get busy later in the day, I just wanted to say that this week marks the centennial of the births of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. What a coincidence, huh? Makes you wonder what kind of star alignment brought that on.

Two great liberators, both reluctant, both finally bowing to pressure, both changing the world.

I'm in a very large boat when I say that believing in evolution does not mean one need be an atheist. If we didn't understand evolution 300 years ago, why do we believe now that we understand everything that we will ever understand?

We at "The Gods Are Bored" endorse the evolution of species by natural selection. We praise and honor all Gods and Goddesses who are comfortable with our scientific knowledge -- and the people too!

Happy centennial, Mr. Darwin!

PS - If you want to read an interesting memoir, I highly recommend Trials of the Monkey, by Matthew Chapman. Mr. Chapman is one of Darwin's many descendants, and he writes about having such a giant in his personal lineage.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

interesting.
i'll hunt that book down

Lisa xx

THE Michael said...

Those who can't seem to understand the hard truth of evolution are perfect examples of why intelligent design is a joke.

yellowdog granny said...

I believe in everything and yet again...nothing..