Friday, October 20, 2006

The Watchmaker

This little animation examines the complexity of the natural world: The Watchmaker

Probably won't persuade anyone dead set against God but what can you do?

I went to the Museum of Natural History Church of Darwin while in New York recently so the kids could see the dinosaurs there. I had forgotten how much of a shrine to evolution that place was. Darwin and evolution live there as the Pope lives at the Vatican. There are even Darwin t-shirts and memorabilia everywhere. Funny how two people can look at the same thing and see two different things. Evolution sounds so right on the surface but when you really think about it, listen to what is taught about it, examine and carefully consider the complexities of the world around us from the Universe as a whole to the smallest parts of the atom, evolution just falls flat on its face.

I guess that's why so many believe it. Most people don't really think about what they believe, whether it's evolution or God. They believe what they believe and don't let the details get in their way. Of course, some are just so set on what they believe that it colors everything they look at.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. --Sir Winston Churchill

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