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Topic: Martin Luther and Richard Dawkins
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 10:37:32 AM
Peter Higgs has recently presented his opinion on the views and approach of Dawkins.

( I'm only offering this since the content is interesting and might help to clarify the issue. )

Higgs vs Dawkins

Google "Higgs and Dawkins" for more articles.

Epi -- I didn't see your post; sorry to overlap.
Topic: Life in, out of, or days after the womb?
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 8:10:44 AM
The OP's question may be related to This Article
Topic: Poetry and Science: Post a Poem That Connects Them
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 5:40:54 AM
Grady, thank you very much for the tribute. This photograph is splendid.

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Topic: Poetry and Science: Post a Poem That Connects Them
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1:05:33 PM
Two sturdy oaks I mean, which side by side,
Withstand the winter's storm,
And spite of wind and tide,
Grow up the meadow's pride,
For both are strong

Above they barely touch, but undermined
Down to their deepest source,
Admiring you shall find
Their roots are intertwined
Insep'rably.


Thoreau

Two Sturdy Oaks



Thank you for such a fine thread gradyone, and for the opportunity for such expression.
Topic: A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:21:20 AM
Reference: Complete Works of RWE




There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character, one fact, makes much impression on him, and another none. This sculpture in the memory is not without preestablished harmony. The eye was placed where one ray should fall, that it might testify of that particular ray. We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. It may be safely trusted as proportionate and of good issues, so it be faithfully imparted, but God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope.

(Essays I: Essay II Self-Reliance)
Topic: Is the truth really out there?
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 6:46:43 PM
will wrote: Finally. Thank you 'Ruby Moon' for you sadly overlooked contribution. A good comment and interesting link.

Hi will - You're welcome, and I thank you for recognizing the significance of my comment (and link).

Topic: Is the truth really out there?
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:08:08 PM
In college General Biology (course) we define "life" and not "Life" in the biblical or religious sense.
This subtle or maybe not-so-subtle difference may account for conflicting and/or confusing view-points.


We trace the evolution of life.

This Wiki article is very helpful and summarizes the major concepts - Life
(It's a title so has the capital "L")
Topic: Name a city.place,country or state!
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 1:41:39 AM
Nightmute (Alaska)
Topic: Name a city.place,country or state!
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:35:12 AM
Narragansett (Rhode Island)
Topic: Mahalia Jackson (1911)
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 8:40:08 AM
God Almighty's own Breath in Mahalia's beautiful, powerful and Divine voice.
Grace is truly Amazing.

Thanks for the post, Ex.