Wednesday, April 23, 2008

March 24,1954 Einstein answered a letter this way,"I do not believe in a personal God
and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."
-Albert Einstein- The Human Side- page 43

Einstein and many other scientists have used the word "God"to mean the laws of nature and "the structure of the world."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity. In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man... I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature." -Albert Einstein

Monday, April 21, 2008

Kant wrote on evolution ;"This analogy of forms, which with all their differences seem to have been produced according to a common original type, strengthens our suspicions of an actual relationship between them in their production from a common parent, through the gradual approximation of one animal-genus to another —- from those in which the principle of purposes seems to be best authenticated, i.e. from man, down to the polype,and again from this down to mosses and lichens, and finally to thelowest stage of nature noticeable by us, viz. to crude matter."

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

WHERE could I find a father that...
learned as a youth to care deeply about his family.
supported his mother, respected a new dad and
helped raise his little brother.

A father not afraid to launch out, work hard and
move when necessary to provide for his family.

A father who teaches lessons even while playing
baseball- like saying "Sorry" when he hit the ball
in the weeds.

A father who raised one of the most productive and
lush gardens and allowed me to help.

A father who set an example in service to others and
and faith in God.

A father willing to help and share when things were
tough for others.

A father not afraid to dream and to work to see them
come true.

A father who would continue to share all he had in many
different ways for his family.

A father who loves and cares even while his life is slowing


Warren Otis Thompson 6/20/04

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Great Curmudgeon Quotes:


Sunday, April 06, 2008

A creation requires a creator. Fair enough. But if you admit that, you must also admit that a creation requires much more than simply the presence of a creator. The real question is not who or what created the universe, but HOW. Only science is asking that question; religion simply doesn't want to know. And is the universe really a creation? Isn't 'formation' a far more reasonable description? It is also, of course, one which does not require the involvement of any supernatural creator. ~Nick Gisburne

Thursday, April 03, 2008

The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.
-Carl Sagan

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