Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In and out of favour: Darwinism

I've always considered the arguments for and against Darwinism to be strange. It is expected that if you accept the theory of evolution, then it is not possible for you to believe in God. And if you reject Darwinism, then you must be against science.

I love how this article illustrates that this issue is not black and white.


God is the most creative driving force; life in His hands is an elegantly complex construct with endless variation. The theory of natural selection, to my mind, shed some light as to how God does what He does; but it does not answer everything. Therefore, there is room for discussion and expansion when one tries to understand how life is shaped and what allows it to continue to exist.

And yes, even in science (more like, especially), mileage may vary.

Drugging your way to slenderness

Huh. At the end of the article, I was musing if the drug is available in my country and how much will it cost me. Ah, to lose weight without the pain of exercise or dieting. But on the other hand, without exercising, the drug can only help you lose only 5 - 10 lbs.


Oh well, better than no loss at all, isn't it?

Cave crawling inspiration

Germs are fascinating creatures; nearly invisible and yet the impact on the biosphere is immense.


It is not surprising that germs-driven chemical reactions are responsible for cave formations. After all, without germs, there won't be life as we know it.