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unshakeable faith … (religiorant)   Leave a comment

believers often claim to have unshakeable faith, well, what part of “unshakeable” allows them to get at anything that somehow conflicts with their faith?

for example, many christians will tout creationism and nothing else; but if they truly believe in their god making the universe, then to get upset at theories like evolution and the big bang somehow displacing their god, then their actions are merely indications that their faith is lacking..

but the thing is, it’s *god*, if god was actually real, then nothing is supposedly greater, yet something that is supposedly “just a theory” is able to knock their god off its pedestal? …

ahem, it seems to be that, just like evolution, “god” is just a theory too, because if you truly had faith in your god, nothing could possibly break this faith of yours, *ever*.

or is this god of yours, just your ego and its lack of imagination? because it seems to me that if your god can be displaced somehow, then that is because this god of yours is one that you made up, therefore, this god of yours, is only as clever as you think you are, which is also why your ego gets bruised when some mortal thing can displace a thing that was previously supposed to be the domain of god.

if you believe in both god and accept evolution as well, then good for you I say, because if there is a god, then evolution is how we got here… if there is no god, then evolution is how we got here as well!!

ie. we shouldn’t be able to tell the difference anyway

It also occurs to me that if the christian god really did make the universe 6000 years ago, then i don’t *want* to believe in a being that has deliberately set up the universe such that we waste our time exploring and trying to understand all of these things that clearly show the universe to be older than 6000 years

mostly written on, 2010-06-11 16:28… mostly….

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Posted 11 June, 2010 by manabrau in atheism, evolution, god, Religion Sux Arse, Science

do you go around denying evolution? .. (religiorant)   Leave a comment

Do you go around denying evolution?

Do you actively go around denying evolution in favour of your faith’s explanation for the creation of life? If that is you, well then, guess what?

You aren’t exactly a believer in the faith you are so adamantly defending, are you?

You only *think* you have faith, it’s as simple as that…

But, don’t despair, what you *do* have is a healthy need to inflict your humble opinion upon everyone else, so you are not really that different to all of us normal people.

In some countries, praising your religion out loud, can often be met with ridicule and mocking, especially when you are trying to put forward your god against science. In other words, “god did it”, doesn’t slide very far in some countries at all.

Where I live, people standing on side walks praising their religion loudly, are often carted away by the police, simply for being a nuisance.

Darwin didn’t deny god!

When you deny evolution, you are not exactly denying *what* others believe in, are you? You are actually denying what they believe in, *because* they believe in it, as -somehow- whatever it is that they believe in, -somehow- contradicts your faith, regardless of what it is.

evolution does not actually, actively deny that there is a creator, does it? Show me a text book about evolution where it says “and this denies the existence of god, thus making every religious person an utter fool for having ‘faith'” ?? well? can you?

This extract from “Origin of The Species” does *not* deny the existence of god, does it? So you’ll have to do better than this, I’m afraid…

“each species has been independently created — is erroneous”
–Darwin “Origin of The Species”

If that’s all it takes to make you think there is an organised movement to displace your god, then again, I remind you, you have no faith in your faith.

I mean, god made all those fossils in the ground appear to be millions of years old when they were only 4400 years old didn’t he? He made the light from millions of light years away begin in-transit for everything further away than 10,000 light years didn’t he? Pretty damn clever is this god dude, so what’s stopping him from making it look like evolution was how life was made as well? Yes, that’s right, god made the original humans out of thin air and put genetic markers into our DNA to make it look like we shared a common ancestor with a monkey!

Oh That god! he’s *such* a trickster, hey?

Temper tantrum much?

If the very thought that there are other people out there who believe in something different to what you believe in worries you so much that you need to act out against your doubts, well guess what?

Your faith is merely a delusion, a mantra, an ever repeating lie you tell yourself over and over and over such that if you say it enough, it becomes true…. and that’s all your faith is..

If you did have enough faith in your faith you wouldn’t even entertain one thought about someone else’s “faith” or views, you would not question the validity of someone else’s beliefs at all…

What you have is a fear that the reality you created in your brain is wrong, that you have made a fantasy into a reality for your whole “faithful” life, and you are, in fact, afraid that you wasted a lot of time on something that is not real, and no-one likes to be made to look the fool and waste their time, no-one likes to be lied to, no-one wants to be the butt of the joke, *do* they?

Idolatry

By actively denying evolution in favour of your faith’s creation story, you have in fact, holding the literal words of your faith above any meaning of those words. In other words, by actively denying evolution in favour of your faith, you are committing idolatry.

Don’t believe me?

Are you giving more meaning to the individual words than what the words are telling you? Do you take some parts of your scripture literally and others metaphorically, how do you decide what you read literally or symbolically? Is your science book more than a thousand years old?

We’ve made *some* scientific advances in the last few years, you know?

Who Cares!?!

What does it matter if god made the universe or not anyway? Has it not occurred to the faithful that studying the sciences of evolution, might actually lead to advances in medical treatments of many illnesses and diseases?

Will you deny yourself a cure to a fatal disease if the research that went into that cure had anything to do with the sciences behind evolution? Well?

Faithless much?

Oh, and if your excuse for denying evolution so loudly is because you don’t want others of your faith to be led astray, then not only are you unsure about your own faith, but your faith is so weak that you need to perpetuate your myth outside of your own mind by having other people believe the same fantasy as you to make your “faith” seem more real.

Seriously?

Seriously, what happens every time some aspect of what was previously considered to be “godly”, is revealed to be just plain old science?

Evolution could be categorically proven 100% with a fossil record from each of the last four billion years, with no “gaps” and no missing “transitory species” or we could produce basic one cell life forms from basic chemicals in controlled conditions every time by zapping them with just the right amount of lightning, but the evolution denying person, they would just go and move the goal posts anyway, wouldn’t they?

But what the evolution-denying faith-based individual doesn’t realise, is that, with god, you would never ever be able to see the goal posts to be able to move them in the first place, because if you truly believed in your god, no amount of evidence of any kind would wash away your faith.

Posted 27 October, 2008 by manabrau in evolution, Religion Sux Arse, Science

science is SO not a religion. (religiorant)   Leave a comment


FACTS:
* Evolution is not a religion
* Science is not a religion
* Atheism is not a religion

Anyone trying to make these sound like they are some sort of doctrine that is followed to guide us through life is seriously fucked in the head.

Science is about facts – or rather about facts as best as we know them – therefore the sciences are bound to change – Science adapts – Science figures stuff out the best it can and then adapts some more as our technology improves – on the other hand, doctrines like the bible don’t change – if they did change, people could lose their faith because the bible isn’t supposed to change!

Who gives a rats arse about whether there are gaps in the “evolutionary chain”!! That’s part of the wonder of science! If we had it all figured out, sheesh, what would we do then? Oh I’m sorry we can’t account for four billion years of developing life on earth can we? Oh I’m sorry the “gap theory” of evolution only partially explains the what and the why of how we came to be by giving *actual* evidence.. yes it’s not complete – yes there are gaps in the evidence.. but..

Lets examine what the alternate theory says, shall we?

It says god did it… with NO evidence what so ever!!

BAHAHAHAHHA!

how dumb is that?… nothing at all in the bible is verifiable, *nothing*

sure there are some off hand references throughout history to the events that took place, but seriously, is that enough to regard it as fact? You can have faith in the bible – good for you – but to pass off a book from before the dark ages as some sort of fact is just plain stupid. oh and don’t forget that the adamant following of the bible was what caused the dark ages in the first place, by the way…

nothing at all in the bible should be regarded as fact – it’s been translated so many times to take it literally is foolish – sorry to say it, but it’s also irresponsible to all of humanity to perpetuate myths as fact, let alone perpetuate the bible as some sort of a scientific way of thinking!

Sure, great, you can get some good stuff out of what Jesus said and some of those commandments are sensible but that is not enough for me..

The bible is the ultimate gap theory – except it’s far worse than that, as it’s not just a gap theory, it’s more like an empty chasm vacuum theory filled with stories and parables – it’s the complete lack of utter evidence theory – it’s the “la la la la la god did it la la la la la” theory – it’s the stick your fingers in your ears and be ignorant approach to science. Which is the exact opposite of what Science is about.

Science is so NOT a religion

Posted 25 March, 2008 by manabrau in atheism, evolution, rant, Religion Sux Arse, Science

A.D.D. or is it just evolution?   Leave a comment

RELIGIORANT

i read many news stories and blogs and what-not over the two years since this was originally written that have talked about A.D.D. and similar illnesses, and it would seem that many kids these days have it…

mostly written 10th june 2007, mostly… wait.. was it written 6th of the October 2007?!? DAMN U AMERICA AND YOUR STUPID DATE FORMAT!

think about this … imagine if the fact that kids these days are so “hyper” is because genetics are kicking in to keep pace with the world around us? maybe with all the technology around exposed to kids everyday the brain is kicking on trying to understand it all … we all know kids are better with figuring out the VCR and the DVD player and such .. but think of all the technology there is today .. perhaps kids brains being exposed to so many different forms of technology at a young age is kicking their brains into overdrive… maybe the brain is finally kicking into gear and this is the first step in the next evolutionary step for our brains, and being “hyper”, is actually *normal* given the amount of technology we are exposed to everyday …

the funny thing, is that it makes sense.. i read an article where it speculates that seeing how we do so many time saving tasks these days, we are actually able to get more things done in a day than we would have done ten years ago, so much so, that we are now “living” in excess of 30 hours a day, or whatever the exact figure was.

humans haven’t really done anything spectacular in the past ten thousand years – not really – basically our brains are as smart as they are today, as they were ten thousands years ago.. there isn’t much evolution would do in merely ten thousand years, right?

except today our brains are exposed to all this technology – computers – microwave ovens – iPods etc etc… today we pretty much live in gadget city .. maybe all these hyper kids are just bringing their brains into line with the required level of brain activity that is required to process all of this sensory input these new technologies are exposing us to everyday?

So it would stand to reason that if ADD and similar “problems” were caused by the mind adapting to technology, then isn’t this suppressing of the over-clocking of the brain with drugs is **tantamount** to inhibiting the entire progress of the human race?

are we playing god by not allowing our brains to go and develop naturally?

5-10% of our brains hey?

supposedly we use 5-10% of our brains, and I’m sure there’s a whole lot of our brains that we wouldn’t want direct control over anyway
(say 50%), but imagine if we doubled the use of our brains to 20%?

Maybe ADD is the brain hitting that first next percentile upwards?

Perhaps u use 10% of your brain, and your kid’s brain starts off at 10%, but later on, the little munchkin’s brain starts kicking into 10.1% every so often and that’s what we are seeing as being ADD?

I’m sure there are actual legit reasons for many kids to be on these A.D.D. type medications but, I’m thinking it’s not really *necessary* as often as it is!

by prescribing these drugs, are these doctors in fact retarding the development of the entire human race? what happens in a 100 years from now when every child in the western world is “hyper” from all the technology and things they have to learn?

perhaps 1000 years ago all a kid had to do was learn the trade of his father .. then perhaps 500 years ago it was acceptable to break away from the family traditions and do something different to what “Father” wanted and do that thing that they wanted to do… but it hasn’t been until the last 50 years or so, that we have had to *learn* such a plethora of new devices to make our lives more convenient and without these devices these tasks would be left to specialists … eg. the phone. today we pick up the phone and give someone a message in seconds … hundreds of years ago that would have been left to couriers and the like… but today we handle that task simply ourselves…

so if all these kids weren’t given all these drugs … would we be expanding to the rest of the galaxy a hell of a lot sooner? are we suppressing the brain power of the young geniuses among us?

at least it would get us to whatever kind of hell it is we are going to and get it over and done with so that at least when the monkeys evolve into “civilised” beings in another five million years there is something left to build their monkey society.


Posted 6 October, 2007 by manabrau in evolution, M.S.