Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Review

So I'm reading the book "Counting To God" by Doug Ell, MIT graduate who majored in math and physics.  He is also an attorney (which may be a discredit to his level of intelligence [humor]).  The cover of the book describes it as "A personal journey through science to belief."  
I'm about 50 pages in and find it very interesting.  Someone actually using the latest science to show that intelligent design (God) is much more probable than Scientism (life was just an accidental phenomenon).   
Some of the highlights I find interesting are:  
The quote that "science progresses one funeral at a time"; implying that new theories and ideas usually have to wait until the ruling science community die before other ideas can be objectively discussed.   
Another was the statement/comment that America is the only highly developed country where God can be questioned but Darwinism cannot. College professors who entertain the notion of intelligent design will not gain tenure at most prestigious schools.   
Lastly, of note, was the concept that it is not by accident that several of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century came from "outside the box".  One man responsible was from Switzerland and his title was "patent clerk third class".    His name was Albert Einstein. 
I'm still taking my time and enjoying the book, whose brief history lesson on great names in science continue to show how they were almost always "mostly" wrong.  I may be reading the book just as a reminder that even the most highly intelligent human beings on earth aren't always right; that there is no disgrace to hold my ground my belief in intelligent design.  Hopefully, this book may provide ammunition, other than outright faith, to show science may discover proof of God...
 
 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Wish I said that...

The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.

Anatole France

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Words have influence...

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Success is in the
eye of the beholder...

So, then, to every man his chance -- to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining golden opportunity -- to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, to become whatever his manhood and his vision can combine to make him -- this, seeker, is the promise of America.

Thomas Wolfe

Friday, March 21, 2014

Once again, our government helping
foreign companies in the name of security...

I found this article amusing at first, but after more thought, it just helped me realize how much our government is doing to hurt American business. Many Americans don’t care about their right of privacy, feeling they have nothing to hide, yet I thought we had certain rights under the U.S. Constitution…that were taken away through the Patriot Act.

Even though we may have the best high-tech companies in the world, if you can’t trust them with your information, they are the last choice. I find it sad that we must use an overseas email service instead of Gmail or Yahoo to guarantee our government is not monitoring our communications.

And although I don’t have anything to hide, it’s still none of their damn business…

DC

Friday, March 14, 2014

This one provokes thought...

Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable consequence. Man is neither entirely a puppet of the Gods, nor is he entirely the captain of his own destiny; he's a little of both. We gallop through life like circus performers balancing on two speeding side by side horses - one foot is on the horse called fate, the other on the horse called free will. And the question you have to ask every day is - which horse is which? Which horse do I need to stop worrying about because it's not under my control, and which do I need to steer with concentrated effort?

-- Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The future of business in America

This is how a “stock marketeer” takes down a business.

Free enterprise is no longer free…

How many jobs will this cost...all in pursuit of a dollar...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I kinda like this...

Former New York City Boss and billionaire, Mike Bloomberg, attempted to ban Big Gulps and other extra-large sodas from the Big Apple. Of course, Boss Mike also banned smoking, driving cars in many parts of the city, and anything else that he found personally offensive.

This is just part of the modern trend whereby those with a fat wallet deem themselves in a position to run the lives of their plebeian fellow citizens in every manner possible, much in the way that kings used to feel free to regiment every aspect of their subjects' lives. Those of us without ten figure investment accounts are obviously in need of guidance from our financial betters. 

Sheryl Sandberg is best known for writing a feminist manifesto called Lean In; her side job is as Facebook CFO, where her main claim to business fame has been to grossly mismanage Facebook's IPO. But no matter, the financial boss became a billionaire in the process, and major Obama fundraiser.

Rumor has it that between writing books, her Lean In Foundation, and her political activities, she manages to fit in a few minutes every day for Facebook business. Sandberg wants to make sure that little girls don't grow up in an oppressive America, a country that has clearly been so cruel to her. So she's started a Ban Bossy campaign to make sure that the princesses of America hear only encouraging things in their formative years. Sandberg has been joined in her campaign by the billionaire bosses of Google, who added a link to the Google home page in support of the Ban Bossy campaign.

Interesting that Google doesn't ban porn, or pirated material from their searches, but they're all for joining the political correctness movement to ban a word like bossy. Here at the Outrage, we're kinda hoping someone will ban bossy billionaires. We may not be rich, but we're pretty sure we can figure out how to talk to our daughters.

Stolen from The Outrage.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

Peace officers serving & protecting
OR
Intimidating and breaking the law?

You make the call!
If this don't piss you off, you're probably in law enforcement. I must have been asleep when I first saw the link to this video on the Deity's blog.  Next thing I know he's announced that the city attorney lost his job. He's not the only one who should be job hunting, in my opinion...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Not sure who said it...
but I happen to agree with it...

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spoken like a true _____

Pa, he always said a man had to look spry for himself, because nobody else would do it for him; your opportunities didn't come knocking around, you had to hunt them up and hog-tie them.
Louis L'Amour

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I'm starting to think like this guy...

 No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
 William Feather

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Can everyone agree on this?...


To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Relationship Tweaking

Well, if you’re wondering how to stop those annoying phone calls from your Mom or Sister, I have read an article that may just solve the problem. Yahoo News Title is How to Talk to a Sister or Mom About Her Weight Gain.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you use this technique with your wife, lest you are prepared to endure extreme amounts of pain and suffering: mental, emotional and many times in the south, physical.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Words on emotions...
personal perception varies...


Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. 
Henry Ward Beecher

Friday, December 27, 2013

Inspiration is useless
without action


I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. 
Helen Keller

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas
May God Bless You!


The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. 

Bernard Meltzer