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The Origin of the Species?

I had made breakfast, a nice coffee, muffins for the children, sat down to read some things here and immediately went off breakfast *shrug* Bugger it, I'll still drink my coffee. I need that, I have another day's work at the college which should be interesting, I'll be the computer teacher today... I've been reading a review this morning of a book about Charles Darwin called The Kiwi's Egg and I think I'd like to read it but it's $60 so I'll think about that. Fascinating that apparently 60% of Americans still don't believe in evolution. I know I have some very, very clever friends on my flist, who are a lot more academic than me, I know I have some strong Christians, and some just as affirmed atheists, and probably a few other things too ;) and even some real live Americans so I'm not sure what you all feel about evolution. For me, it became a personal choice, to reconcile some things I'd been brought up with, with my original major subject at university, Anthropology. I formed my own personal theory that didn't clash with either *g* and kept me quiet!

And I just finished Perfume, but it was as disgusting as I feared it would be. I'll get back to you later on that one.

And you know what? I think that's it from me for now. I feel a little ...off colour. Toodle-oo.

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vivh
Mar. 25th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
I hope your day at college goes well, and I hope you're feeling better soon...
natesmountain
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
I had a good day, thank you! In another life, I'd be a computer teacher. They have brand new Macs. OMG! So easy!
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 26th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
I'm sorry your breakfast was ruined. I wish I had stuck with one of the other three posts I had written :(

I find it possible to believe in both God and evolution. But I suppose I don't know too much about either, so maybe that's why!
natesmountain
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
-I wish I had stuck with one of the other three posts I had written :(
Never you mind, dearest Cari. I'm a big girl, I should be able to handle anything ;) - and you should be able to write anything.

-I find it possible to believe in both God and evolution. But I suppose I don't know too much about either, so maybe that's why!
Well, I don't know a lot about a lot, but I came up with a theory that in a nutshell combined evolution occurring naturally with God allowing it to happen that way, really... satisfied the obvious evidence in Anthropology as well as the long process of growing up Catholic *g*

sashajwolf
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
That's basically how I think of evolution, too.
natesmountain
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
-That's basically how I think of evolution, too.
That's great!
I came to the conclusion that no one really knows the full answers to evolution, not completely at this stage as in proven without any doubt to be this or that, and maybe that means no one has the right to tell anyone that they're right or wrong about their own theories. So maybe we are entitled to come to our own conclusions, that fit in with our beliefs and knowledge and maybe even world view, if that doesn't sound too... primitive *g*
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's really how I think of it too. I don't see any reason why it has to be one or the other, when it can be both!
natesmountain
Mar. 26th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and who can argue with you, because no one really knows for sure *g*
eliper
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
I loved Perfume. It was very confronting and disturbing, but I thought it was an amazing book.
natesmountain
Mar. 26th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
-I loved Perfume. It was very confronting and disturbing, but I thought it was an amazing book.
Thanks for sharing.
Well, I had trouble with it, I was compelled to read it because it was such good writing, but I found the content and the characters fairly repulsive personally *g*

And yeah, it was definitely disturbing. I thought some bits were really dragged out and some bits rushed but at the same time, I was totally impressed. Descriptively, it was genius.
I was just uncomfortable reading it!
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