Wednesday, July 16, 2008

THE BEAGLE DOES LEAK

There's a little shock item you might be interested in when you click the header. It seems to me rather Machiavellian in the worst sense of that term. It purports to tell you what you're worth to your country. Not sure if I believe that article. . An apology for my failure to continue the saga of the Beagle and her youthful "scientist" herewith. The death of someone you almost met, but had admiration for, can be most unsettling. Here's to you, Mark. . There are many things I find disquieting about the "theory" of evolution. And many things I find satisfying. Well, some things, anyway. It seems strange that we willingly accept that various "species" of mankind existed side by side, interbred, did (or did not) discriminate against each other (how would you really know?) Killed each other in the equivalent of modern wars, got along peacefully and learned from each other, ate the same foods, did not eat the same foods, drew cave paintings, did not draw them and on and on and on. . Dichotomy's abound. Since it seems to me that if other beings can draw conclusions based on opinions, so can I. So can you. In fact we can have a plethora of opinions, if we want to. How about writing a post on whether or not (including why) you believe as you do? Is the theory of relativity true or are the facts bent to conform to someone's wishes? Please do not bring religion into the discussion (I'm composing a post about that, too.), but stay in young Mister Darwin's theory. . Dang it, trouble with Blogger. Posting this now (I hope).

10 comments:

Buck said...

I read the header link, even though my BS detector went off the scale when I read... in the very first paragraph... "...under George Bush's administration."

The truth of the matter is our gub'mint is run by professional bureaucrats. The same bureaucratic idiots stay in power, aside from the VERY top tiers (like secretaries of Defense, State, Agriculture, yadda, yadda), regardless of who occupies the Oval Office. "Truthout," indeed. Just another "netroots" whine, IMHO. And your mileage most certainly may vary.

Catmoves said...

WTG Buck. That web site purports to just "report" news events, but many of them are slanted and easy to see through.
I just got a kick out of being devalued officially.

just me said...

Sounds like more bs, I mean about the value of human life. Old Darwin was on to something, methinks....

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Ar yu ok?
Nose hugs.

Catmoves said...

Just Me, I agree about the BS, but I loved it for putting a value on something that cannot be valued. As a species, we are really weird. Not only do we have to name everything imaginable (and unimaginable) but the more asinine we are about it, the more people shake their heads in agreement.
Darwin, as you will eventually read if you continue reading this stuff, is not one of my favorite people. Note: I did not use the word "scientist" for a reason. More to come if Blogger doesn't act up on me.

Catmoves said...

Aw, b.t.bear (esq.) thank you for your concern. Yeppers, I'm ok now. Main problem is with either the 'puter, Windows or Blogger. (You get your choice of which.)Sigh. Hope to have it fixed soon.

Shrinky said...

That header just sadly confirmed all I already suspected, and no, it's not only America that can put it's weary hand up.

One random example; Government funding allocation into lifesaving drugs here in the UK is dealt out by the largest number to benefit. So if you do fall foul of any dreaded fatal disease, do pray it is one of the "popular" ones, otherwise you'll be totally fucked.

As for Darwin, he sure as hell beats the Creationist crackpots. Shrug. It all happened so long back, anyways, since we're here now, what does it all really matter?

(Sorry, I'm feeling a little jaded today. x)

Buck said...

I opened comments to ask the same question (are you OK?), Cat. I hope ya get the 'puter fixed, soon.

Catmoves said...

Shrinky, I can always depend on you to blow away some of the smoke.
You might be interested in this site:
http://office-humour.co.uk/item/8834/
It seems the US and Brit aren't the only places where idiocies rule.

Catmoves said...

Buck, I'm on my way to your blog. It seems to be ok and picked up a buncha speed too. Hooray.