Sunday, April 13, 2008

Book tag...

First off, Nicole tagged me with this in a blog entitled "Tagging a Bibliophile? That's Crazy!" this was the very same blog in which she proceeded to tag me (another Bibliophile) for the same activity.
to complete this tag you must:
1. pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. turn to page 123
3. find the 5th sentence
4. post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. tag 5 people

"He understood that she was heading for the chapel -- of course she would be heading for the chapel! -- so he instructed some of his soldiers to find the matron mother" (R.A. Salvatore, Siege of Darkness)
This part of the book is very interesting. It comes at a time in the Forgotten Realms world of Faerun when the Gods of the land are having a fight in the Pantheon and have been cast out of it (to wander the realms in avatar -- human body -- form), this is called the Time of Troubles. Anyways, the he in the quote refers to Berg'inyon Baenre and the she refers to the first appearance of Lolth (the evil dark-elf deity and spider queen).

Other books I am currently reading:
Book of Mormon: Nicole already did, oh well...

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene: "Once experimentalists measure some 19 parameters, and theorists input these numbers into the quantum field theories of the matter particles and the strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces, the subsequent predictions of the theory regarding the microcosms agree spectacularly with experimental results."

Christ and the New Covenant, by Jeffrey R. Holland: "'For behold, he said: Thou art angry, O Lord, with this people, because they will not understand thy mercies which thou hast bestowed upon them because of thy Son.'" (quoting Alma 33:16)

The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas: "Forward, Planchet, forward!"

Oh yeah, I tag...Nicole, TJ, Jodi, and Heidi, no one else reads my blog that I know of and of these four, three have already done the tag! Sheesh!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

All True Science is God's Science

This is a reply I posted to Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) blog site. He had a recent post entitled "Building blocks of the Universe," and I felt like replying so this is what I wrote. The original of Adams' post can be read at
All True science is God's science!

While I thoroughly enjoy your blog (most of the time) and am a die hard Dilbert fan, I tend to disagree with you every once in a while (though that's common to all human interaction I believe). Anyways, on to my point: what I gathered from this post is that maybe there is one final component that makes up everything on a microscopic level, and the finding of that would give credence to rules of physics guiding everything, which you stated meant that "that such rules of physics would qualify as God." Now here is where I digress. I agree with your sentiment that there probably is some base particle that composes all things and I would agree that all true science follow laws of science. But one blaring fallacy in the "God v. Science" argument is that the argument exists at all. Why should it be one or the other? God, for me, is a perfect being who is ordered and logical, who follows laws perfectly and is our creator. Not our creator alone, but the creator of all things. So in creating all things, of course God is going to follow a logical order of operations. Of course God is going to follow the very laws that govern His creations. The proof of a particle that makes up all things, the proof that there are such exact and perfect laws to explain all things (though we may not yet comprehend all those laws), the proof that there is order in everything in the multiverse, for me, gives credence to a Creator-type being. Which is the foundation for my first line: All true science is indeed God's science.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Couch

What up yo? Ok, anyways, Amanda and I have had a futon since we were married but of late it seems to be thinning in the pad so that when we sit on it wrong it makes our butts fall asleep! Definitely not a desirable attribute in living room furniture. So we were just thinking about getting a new pad, but Wickes furniture by the Ontario Mills was closing so Amanda went by with her mom and found a couch that we just love. Anyways, it followed us home and now resides in our living room. Below are the first moments of enjoyment.