Monday, August 06, 2007
Striking several blows against the notion that building rockets is something that only really smart people can master, Tom Henderson goes around shaking pieces of a watch in a glass jar to "demonstrate" how "impossible" evolution is. Henderson, an engineer who retired from NASA's Johnson Space Center after 37 years, also argues that societal decay, theological erosion and moral bankruptcy will ensue if the evolutionary model is embraced. An apparent case of the Salem Hypothesis gone wild!
The basis for all Christian doctrines is found in the first 11 chapters of Genesis. If it is not true, then what is our basis for morality?Some might point to the evidence of all the societies that are not Biblically based that, nonetheless, also manage to have rules against murder, stealing and smacking around one's parents. Maybe those people all put the 10 Commandments in a glass jar and shook real hard in order to get their own morality.
For some people, evolution is a barrier to the good news of Jesus. They feel if evolution is true, Christianity can’t be —and they are right. But if evolution is a myth, then they can take that step to faith.Or, they could think that any religion that requires you to be stupid might not be the way to go.
Check out his webpage. http://www.hal-pc.org/~tom/
Who gives a shit what this dude thinks? Why is this column "news"?
I wonder if Henderson has actually ever read the first 11 chapters of Genesis? For example:
2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
Either God lied or He changed His mind. Neither case is consistent with the Judaeo-Christian concept of God on whose perfection the whole moral authority of the Bible depends.
I'd rather read about that than this moron!
Thanks the gods for the news delivered by Stewart and Colbert.
"I admit that I rarely ever watch/read the news, but is it normal to write a column about the opinions of Person X, for no apparent reason?"
Yes. Welcome to the world of blogging.
I wouldn't say there is no reason. The man is not only expressing his opinion, but he is being a complete ignoramus. The watchmaker analogy has been around for quite a while, but so has Dawkins book The Blind Watchmaker. It would be nice if he steered his efforts away from challenging Timex's mantra and cracked open a book.
Other than the bible.