mikeshelton (mikeshelton) wrote,

Myth of beginning - Myth of ending

Here's an interesting blurb from a blog of a friend of mine. I'm a math moron, but I still found this interesting.

For Darwin's theory to have a chance of being right, the universe would have to be a trillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion quadrillion times older than it is.

Here's something I found on Slashdot that also pricked my interest.
"Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes might have a natural - and not a human-induced - cause. Mars, it appears, has also been experiencing milder temperatures in recent years. In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide 'ice caps' near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun."

It doesn't bug me that so many believe in our culture's current myth of beginning (protein-to-man evolution) and myth of ending (global warming). What bugs me is that the proponents of these who have access to the raw data and the real numbers refuse to admit that their theories are still largely faith-based philosophies. I think I have a theory about that too: Protein-to-man evolution must withstand any scrutiny, because if it is revealed to be flawed enough, perhaps the unthinkable becomes more feasable - that a higher Being may have created and fashioned us. If this is the case, this higher Being may hold us accountable for our actions. If this is the case, we may have to re-arrange our lives so that it's not all about us any more. We would have to treat others right, and stop catering to our own selfish whims. This won't do. It's the same way on the other end: Global warming is the biggest problem that we face and it must be stopped. If we're not causing our own demise, what is our ending story? It can't be that "standing before God to give account" stuff, or especially the "God coming back" stuff. Nope - if that were the case, our "biggest problem" would change, again causing us to have to re-arrange or priorities and lives. I'm just a guy looking up stuff on the internet, but I have a sneaky suspicion that some of the lack of tolerance in our culture regarding other beginning-ending beliefs has more to do with dirty hearts and cloudy consciences than the scientific method.

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