The last five posts have been a response to the ideas of a guy on Robert's last few posts who has some pretty wacky ideas.
I have to be honest and say that some of our bloggers got the call up to the Confederation because of their long service record and not their intelligent thoughts. Sorry guys, if that applies to you, but that's the truth.
Anyway, let's wrap it up with Wacky Darek.
I watched the video, on Robert's site, where Wacky Darek comes across all scientific and seeks to prove that Evolution is wrong. He does quite a convincing job except that you have to understand (remember) that this guy is interpreting the bible literally. He doesn't use his scientific mumbo jumbo to prove his god's existence or that his god wrote the bible. No, he's saying that he knows about rocks and (most?) rock dating is wrong. He also says that dragons are real and that dinosaurs were around much later that all the 'other scientists' seem to think.
I've heard this type of 'scientific explanation' called pseudo science - another name for bullshit.
I'd love to see this guy debate Evolution with someone like Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins, but I don't think that's probably going to happen.
As a closing thought I just ask you to remember this:
You can't use the bible as a basis of a scientific process unless you firstly prove that the bible was written by god and you prove that this god exists.
I haven't seen anybody do that yet.
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Another dry day starts in Nuova Lazio.
It's shaping up to be a hot summer. I painted the outside furniture yesterday - another job done.
The violin practice is going well. I've put a lot of work into my tone and my vibrato and I'm pretty pleased with the results. There is a planned practice (run through) for the Testore Trio next week. I guess that will be the moment of truth. I need to get the boys out playing early in the new year. A band is like a rugby team - until you get out and play a few games, it's just speculation.
I'm off to a Samoan wedding today. It'll be an unusual day because there is a church bit at 11am and the reception starts at 4pm.
There could be a few reasons for this:
- The church service will take hours.
- They've left a lot of time for photos.
- Something I don't know about is happening after the church service - maybe a game of touch rugby?
- There's a cultursal reason for doing it this way.
- They intend to show a couple of Darek's videos (joking).
We'll just go with the flow - there are worse things than spending some time in sunny Wellington.
I'll leave you there this morning. Remember that the next post will be on Richard's Bass Bag 2 (the blog that's putting the number '2' back into bass playing). I'm expecting this post this morning.
* the original bass bagging site