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    09 Feb '13 05:401 edit
    written by a friend's dad.

    May be found at:

    http://www.humanists.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-NL.pdf

    Mr. Darwin & Us
    We in the Humanist Community like to
    celebrate Darwin Day on February 12th, his
    birthdate, because we sense Darwin would
    be a kindred spirit. He expressed
    several qualities that we value, and I wish to
    comment on some of them.
    First, he was a learner, and we hope to
    continue in his example. He was a scientific
    learner: a critical, discerning observer and
    recorder of reality, i.e., facts, details, and
    most importantly, patterns and their
    varying consequences. Witness his analysis
    of Darwin's finches (check out the Wikipedia
    article on this subject).
    Second, he could analyze and synthesize
    what he observed in a rational way. That is,
    he created good theory from reality. To me
    this is not just a mechanistic process using
    deductive and inductive logic, but it also has
    an enriching humanities aspect,
    sometimes involving analogical or even
    metaphorical reasoning - as compelling as a
    good story or poem, or an elegant proof of a
    mathematical concept. (Some balk at this.)
    A third virtue of Darwin was his strong
    respect for authority, but in his case it was the
    authority that we hear in
    the Missourian’s curmudgeonly
    challenge, "Show me." For Darwin, books of
    mystical tales, guarded by priests and other
    holy men, had no particular relevance in
    trying to learn and understand the world
    before us. He did not wish to be told what to
    believe because it says so in Genesis.
    A fourth point about Darwin’s science is that
    his observational style and
    resources were not simply a matter of mere
    null-hypothesis testing. The history of
    scientific method is much richer than that,
    allowing for the exploration of broad
    hypotheses.
    And certainly, the outgrowths of Darwin's
    work in the fields of genetics and elsewhere
    are intriguing, and we humanists find
    studying and discussing these ideas
    fascinating and good fun! Again, there is a
    feeling that we in the HC and Darwin may be
    kindred spirits.
    Jon Stephens
  2. Standard memberRJHinds
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    09 Feb '13 08:32
    Originally posted by JS357
    written by a friend's dad.

    May be found at:

    http://www.humanists.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-NL.pdf

    Mr. Darwin & Us
    We in the Humanist Community like to
    celebrate Darwin Day on February 12th, his
    birthdate, because we sense Darwin would
    be a kindred spirit. He expressed
    several qualities that we value, and I wish to
    comment on so ...[text shortened]... in, there is a
    feeling that we in the HC and Darwin may be
    kindred spirits.
    Jon Stephens
    The main problem Darwin had was his arrogance in thinking he could explain the creatures without considering the Creator God as part of the equation.
  3. England
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    09 Feb '13 18:56
    he did not explain why we gained knowledge,,, tho ive no problem with his theory on evolution. i totaly am against the world is only 10.000 years old, like saying the sun goes around us and we are the centre of the universe. Science is the discovery of gods planning.
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    09 Feb '13 21:01
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    The main problem Darwin had was his arrogance in thinking he could explain the creatures without considering the Creator God as part of the equation.
    The main problem you have is that Darwin succeeded in explaining "the creatures without considering the Creator God as part of the equation."
  5. Standard memberRJHinds
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    09 Feb '13 22:34
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    The main problem you have is that Darwin succeeded in explaining "the creatures without considering the Creator God as part of the equation."
    That is why his explanation is flawed. 😏
  6. Standard memberRBHILL
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    11 Feb '13 13:59
    Originally posted by JS357
    written by a friend's dad.

    May be found at:

    http://www.humanists.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-NL.pdf

    Mr. Darwin & Us
    We in the Humanist Community like to
    celebrate Darwin Day on February 12th, his
    birthdate, because we sense Darwin would
    be a kindred spirit. He expressed
    several qualities that we value, and I wish to
    comment on so ...[text shortened]... in, there is a
    feeling that we in the HC and Darwin may be
    kindred spirits.
    Jon Stephens
    I thought you guys celebrated his birthday on april 1st?
  7. Dublin Ireland
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    11 Feb '13 17:31
    Feb 12 is not Darwin day.


    It's Pancake Tuesday. YYYiippeeeeeeeeeeee.
  8. Joined
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    11 Feb '13 17:40
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Feb 12 is not Darwin day.


    It's Pancake Tuesday. YYYiippeeeeeeeeeeee.
    "Ending a period of "bad luck" for clover researchers, scientists report finding the gene that turns ordinary three-leaf clovers into the coveted four-leaf types."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100624141000.htm

    Don't give up your dreams, Johnny. You could be the ancestor of a "coveted" four-leaf type.
  9. Dublin Ireland
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    12 Feb '13 00:33
    Originally posted by JS357
    "Ending a period of "bad luck" for clover researchers, scientists report finding the gene that turns ordinary three-leaf clovers into the coveted four-leaf types."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100624141000.htm

    Don't give up your dreams, Johnny. You could be the ancestor of a "coveted" four-leaf type.
    I make my own luck.



    😉
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