Monday, January 31, 2005

Rusty Nails, 1/31/05...

Did I mention that I've launched a photo-blog by the name of Imago Articulus? ########## Joe Carter is looking for a career change and is considering writing; but he may have overlooked the complex (irreducibly?) field of plumbing... in today's Outtakes he clues us in to a parable* written by atheist scientist P. Z. Myers in which Myers uses a story of broken faucet "to illustrate the absurdity of intelligent design arguments." Must've been taken from the Roto-Rooterology department. * parables from the science department? What's next... apocryphal writings? ########## Dave, over at Welcome to the Planet, has a post titled, old dudes in the self-check out stands and emerging worship. Dave likes going through self-checkout registers and, in a perverse sort of way, he enjoys watching old dudes get frustrated when they attempt to perform a self-checkout. Where it gets messy, though, is when the old dudes attempt to prevent the new styles from emerging. How about that for a segue into the atlernative worship styles of the "emerging church"? While Dave's tastes in styles of worship may diverge from the more traditional, he'll make sure that doctrine does not suffer. ########## Speaking of worship styles, check S. M. Hutchens response to earlier commentaries he made on the aspect of attractive worship. ########## Speaking of self-checkout registers and attractive worship, check Mark Roberts series on Happiness, especially his post If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands. ########## Speaking of self-checkout registers and old dudes being frustrated with new technology, check Surprise: Parents more Web-savvy: New Nielsen study says teens bored quickly, frustrated easily online, per CNN.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off topic but priceless, just priceless:

http://www.startribune.com/stories/562/5211218.html

386sx said...

Joe Carter is looking for a career change and is considering writing; but he may have overlooked the complex (irreducibly?) field of plumbing... in today's Outtakes he clues us in to a parable written by atheist scientist P. Z. Myers in which Myers uses a story of broken faucet "to illustrate the absurdity of intelligent design arguments." Must've been taken from the Roto-Rooterology department.


So Mr. Carter points out that once we realize that broken stuff is the product of an intelligent designer, then we can see that it's time to call the plumber, wink, wink. As opposed to what? If it were not designed then it would be better to pray for a magic fix than to call the plumber? Man, you guys are just priceless, wink, wink.

Rusty said...

What I would consider priceless is to see an illustration posited by a neo-Darwinist that does not use designed objects - or - that uses designed objects subjected to purposeless processes. There's good reason why we use terms such as Blind Watchmaker, or label parts of a bacterial flagellum as stator, rotor, universal joint, and bushing, or refer to Corvette design changes implying evolutionary descent (i.e., Berra's Blunder) as analagous to what a paleontologist does, or to compare breeding with evolutionary processes, or... well, you get the idea.

386sx said...

Yeah and there's also good reasons why kids call the clouds "big puffy marshmallows." While we're on the subject of kids, why don't we let them do a word search in the online Bible for the word "sword." Oh what joy! What kind of a God would write a book like that. (By the way, who invented the sword; was it Michael the angel, or was it the angel who guards the gates of Eden, or was it God himself? Or was it people? What silliness.) Anyway, there is no way to show an example of something that is not designed to someone who thinks everything is designed and/or serves a purpose.