Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Words of Comfort: Forbidden Magical Fruit...


“You think as soon as I was conceived I was deserving of being tortured in a lake of fire for eternity because a women who was made out of a rib of a man who was made out of mud ate a forbidden magical fruit that a talking snake tricked her into eating?" Ken Scherer

Instead you believe that you are a talking primate[1]—a cousin of bananas[2], who is made from dust[3], and you’re the product of a large bang of hot rock that magically produced life from non-life (a scientific impossibility), and ended up spinning through space on a planet that was made by nothing for no reason.

Notes:

[1] “Humans are primates and it is important to consider our behavior within the evolutionary context of other primates.” Scientific American, Ask the Experts, May 8, 2006, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=are-humans-the-only-prima

2 Richard Dawkins “It is a plain truth that we are cousins of chimpanzees, somewhat more distant cousins of monkeys, more distant cousins still of aardvarks and manatees, yet more distant cousins of bananas and turnips.” The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

3. Physics Central: “How much of the human body is made up of stardust?” “We can conclude that 93% of the mass in our body is stardust.” http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/poster-stardust.cfm

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