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Blinded by Science?

“We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.”

Albert Einstein

Science is the study of God’s work, and religion the study of God Himself.  I’ve found that studying science strengthens my faith and studying God’s word deepens my understanding of science. As Einstein found “there is an order in the arrangement.” It should be expected that we find cohesion between science and religion; between a man and his work, so to speak.  I don’t think anyone would be surprised to find an artist’s fingerprints embedded in a clay sculpture, so shouldn’t we likewise expect to find God’s fingerprints upon His sculpture, our natural world.

And what artist would not attend an exhibit of their work?  Why would anyone expect God to create and dash?  No, I think He is here standing back watching people view His work, listening to their impressions and interpretations, yet open to step up and answer questions when asked.

At least publicly, Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, appeared to have understood only the science of God and not the religion.  I hope privately he asked the Artist a few personal questions regarding faith and religion.

Let’s not be blinded by science without recognizing that the bright light of science is God; the Way, the Truth and the Light

Global climate poll

Quite a few times I’ve thought that I should do a poll, but I never know how many people actually take the time to contribute and well I hadn’t actually figured out the technical stuff to make it happen. Until now.

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If you answered that you never take the time to do online polls then you have just made yourself an example for how misleading polls and poll results can be. Sometimes polls are just fun because you can see what others are thinking.

My first poll is on the serious topic of Global Climate and can be found with the big button on the menu bar or by clicking here. It will probably take less than a minute unless you are severely challenged.

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Merry Christmas!

Don’t be frightened

eagore107This man is just trying to scare you. What he says is not real and you don’t have to be scared. Junior Asparaghus wouldn’t be frightened by him, so why should you.  Just remember what Junior says:

God is bigger than the boogie man.
He’s bigger than Godzilla,
or the monsters on TV.
Oh, God is bigger than the boogie man.
And He’s watching out for you and me.

Whackynation: Free Trade and a cleaner environment

The stereotypical conservative is an environmental bulldozer; Willing to plow over anything will bring them a higher profit. While I am sure there are some cases that feed that stereotype, I’ve never much agreed with it based on conservatives I personally know. Over the weekend I attended the Whatcom Republican’s monthly meeting. The room was filled with local conservatives, conservative candidates for office and conservative elected officials. I heard not one remark that even hinted at sacrificing our environment for a profit. In fact I heard quite the opposite. I heard applauding for local candidates such as Damon Gray who want to address environmental issues on the waterfront and the watershed before making decision about development.

I tend to think that greed leads people to choose money over the environment. Greed is a human trait and as such is not confined to either the Democratic or Republican Party.

Mathew Mannweller wrote Free Trade and a cleaner environment at the WhackyNation. It’s one of the posts that make that site more than a blog. It crosses the line from the typical react to the news post to the constructive thoughtful side of issues. In this case his article starts with

With all the talk about global warming at the G-8, Washington State’s attempt to initiate its own “mini-Kyoto”, and the passage of I-937 mandating renewable energy, I thought I would take a shot at explaining how the free market sometimes does a better job of protecting the environment than government mandates.

and comes to a close with

Liberals who oppose free trade on environmental grounds must face a difficult decision. They must decide if they truly want to help the environment, or, simply feel good about themselves.

and has a heck of a lot of good stuff in between.

Local global warming research

I think I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Why won’t local media report the research of our own Don J. Easterbrook? Is it anti-Bellingham? Is it anti-Whatcom? Is it anti-WWU? Perhaps it is if you consider the state of local politics, but it is also sound thinking by a local professor on a subject that Former Vice President Al Gore, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most Democrats and mainstream media say is one of the most important issues facing the world today. Global Warming!

I have a vague recollection of a blurb somewhere announcing that Professor Easterbrook was going to speak at the NW Business club a few weeks ago. I worked and didn’t go the May 9th presentation, but I really did expect to read something about it in the news. I still haven’t seen any follow up stories. Where is the big front page article? Is there no room for facts and sound science in political arena of global warming?

Perhaps someone who attended the NW Business Club meeting could write to the Herald? Perhaps someone who attended could write a story for the Herald? Perhaps someone who attended could email me their thoughts regarding his presentation and I’ll post it here.

Or you could just spread the word about his research that is generously available on his website Don J. Easterbrook.

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