Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Evolution Question

Here's something that may be a good topic for a book against evolution. While I was sitting at the pool in Mexico, I found myself fascinated by the palm trees. Granted, I'd like to see palm trees every day of my life, as that probably indicates to me that I'm in a place that is pleasant, but that can't be the case all the time.

The palm trees stood out to me, because they were very tall. In fact, when we walked out on our 4th floor balcony, the tops of the trees were there. It made me think about how weeds compete with our other plants for attention from the sun. Plants grow taller and taller, trying to get as much exposure as possible to turn that desired sunlight into glucose via photosynthesis. However, algae which are very small in comparison derive their energy in the same way.

Why are things on earth as big as they are? We've all seen the "Honey, I shrunk the kids" movies, know that spiders have 8 eyes, and flies see things hundreds of times over. It has me wondering what the need for things as large as humans or other large species is. There are plenty of examples of creatures in the animal kingdom where the size of the brain is definitely not relative to the size of the species.

Does this not point as some proof positive that we are definitely created by a creator having purpose? Why are their feet and meters and seconds and degrees?

It may be true that humans are getting taller, but this is mainly due to childhood nutritional quality improving over the past 150 years, and not attributable to evolution. In any case, things can be explained in a multitude of ways, however the why questions are usually the toughest. My go to answer is that we were fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of a creator that knows what is best for us.

P.S. Back from vacation. Yea US!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

How long is a week?

Is every question relative these days? This week I have 2 midterms, and the forethought that Saturday is the beginning of a week-long vacation I have for my family and friends in Cabo San Lucas.

This is compounded by the fact that at work there is a considerable lull in activity compared to 2 weeks ago when I worked 40 hours in 2.5 days in Virginia. Now it seems like there is barely anything to do. So I sit here at my computer each day waiting to do a few things, but it can't really compare to that level of activity.

You can also look ahead to the middle of next week, when we'll be having fun in the sun with each other and a tropical drink, reading books, playing in the water, and enjoying the free time we've been afforded since awarding ourselves with it. At that point it will probably seem like a week is an instant, knowing that when we get back to the majority of our life back home, the relative time will be slower.

I know time is measurable, but the measuring tape can vary.

In reality, I love all of the time I am given, as each moment is a blessing from God. Our lives are fleeting, and we should never wish any of the moments of them away.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Health Insurance

This is going to be a weird post. My health insurance provided to me by my employer changed to a much worse option today, starting next year. I think the 'consumer-driven' healthcare insurance is a bad deal, because now I'm forced to actually look and compare each aspect of the different plans, and each year re-evaluate my situation.

Thank goodness my wife works as well, so we can compare 2 PLANS! jeesh. I need a week just to read over everything, as it is all pretty complicated.

Just a rant. Go Lions!