Thank God for Evolution!

A case for the creator!

I was brought up on the belief that evolution was a thought created by the devil. My parents are traditional Southern Baptists in the strongest sense of the word; as am I. So what do I believe you ask? Well, since I have based my entire college education on significant scientific facts, and biology is the foundation for my major, not AG ED, I DO believe in evolution.

The facts that surround the ‘THEORY’ of evolution are as numerous as they are indisputable.  Emphasis was placed on the word theory to point out the fact that gravity is also a theory. Hum how can this be when know gravity exists right?

Wrong, the theory of gravity proposes this force exists. When a theory is tested enough, the scientific community considers it a law. It is then generally accepted. Evolution is generally accepted by all those except the religious types that have not educated themselves on the processes surrounding it’s etiology.

It is a fact that the theory of evolution is MORE proven, and has MORE supportive information than the theory of GRAVITY!!!

Why is this? Countless people spent portions of their lives researching, trying to DISPROVE evolution. In return they solidified and reinforced the facts behind evolution.  There are endless studies, observations, and research that support evolution.

The only thing that the religious people can dispute evolution with is that God created the world in seven days; and that the world is only a few thousand years old. (Yes some theologian calculated the exact age of earth by interpreting the bible.)

WELL HELLO, how do you know what GODS time is?

Charles Darwin was ridiculed for his radical ideas, so was Galileo Galilei! The church is not always right. People make mistakes. Interpretations of the bible can be disputed and translated wrong. I for one, do not know Hebrew, thus I can not read the bible it is true form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Darwin was a brilliant man who spent many years observing nature and her entities. He formulated hypothesis and collected samples from around the world to support it.

1)      The strong survive. Suppose you have two deer; one deer has a genetic defect that hinders its ability produce long strides, while the other deer is the epitome of health. If a predator comes along, say its general gun season, which deer is going to be able to out run the dogs and get away? The healthy one who does not have leg problems. Thus this individual will reproduce, it will pass on its ‘good genes’ to its offspring. The genetic defect will be slowly weeded out of the gene pool.

Take some time to study genetics you would be astonished!

This is Evolution NOT blasphemy

 

 

2)      If you have ever taken a wildlife class than you would have learned about carrying capacity K. It is the maximum number of individuals that can survive in a given areas based on its resources.  Hence, there is a max number of individuals that can survive. That sounds a whole lot like this…”as more individuals are produced than can possibly survive, there must be a struggle for existence.” – C. Darwin

3)      Adaptations. Coping with changes and evolving new skills, characteristics, defenses, beak uses, and tolerances. While on the Galapagos Islands Darwin witnesses the different adaptations of bird beaks relative to their functions

Plants are living proof for evolution. They can multiply and combine genomes at an exponential rate; hybridize and create new species.  They are constantly evolving mechanisms to outcompete or to kill or ward off intruders. They develop tolerances or lack of. We can witness evolution first had by studying tree evolution and genetics.

Evolution’s ideas and beliefs become much more in-depth than what I can fit into a blog. If you’re interested then read Darwin’s book.

For the religious people out there…

I was taught that there are somethings in this world that we will not understand. Only the father can enlighten us when we return to him. One example is that “God is three in one”. God is all three but Jesus is God’s son and God is not Jesus nor the holy spirit.  So why can’t evolution and the concept of God’s time, be one of those things, that while on earth, we will never fully understand?

When I am embraced by the sun or I spend hours alone in the wilderness, I have a sense of awe; thus my major is Natural Resource Conservation. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the almighty GOD is responsible for this world. I also believe he created evolution. He is the driving force, he propelled the dust particles, and he created life, setting all things into existence.

The theory of Evolution cannot explain the very beginning of time just proposals.

Subsequently, I believe, since we can never imagine how God’s time works,  that God set this world into motion. He commanded light, formed the seas, and out of the sea he created life. He created animals and lastly man was formed.

This also sounds a lot like the evolutionary history of our world. I propose that God’s time could have been moving over millions of our years, days to him.

 

 

Old Baptists Saying

Man: “God, how long is a million years to you?”

God: “A minute”

Man: “God, how much is a million dollars to you?”

God: “A penny”

Man: “God can I have a penny?”

God: “In a minute!”

 

This is my main point. I strongly believe in God, I am not raining on any ones parade. I support many religions, since I feel that we are all worshiping the same God but by different means and different names (for the most part). I believe in God AND evolution! I believe in a case for the creator.

 

Author: Ashley Tyer

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Managing Your Online Presence

Dear eager to please and desperate to fit in,

I know it is tough for you; I have been there myself. I went through the middle school ambiguities and the high school drama. I made friends and enemies and had to deal with bullies. I wanted to be popular and cool; just like you.

Diary of a Whippy Kid is an excellent example of how always trying to fit in can backfire; sometimes just being yourself is the key.

Beware of what you post on the internet. As a college student looking for potential employment, I have to be concessions of the things I post or say. Although, I might find something innocent and fun, an employer could be astonished. This could result in my unemployment.

There are a few things you can ask yourself before posting information on the web:

  1.  Who will see this?

In other-wards is it marked private or can any old creep look at pictures of me in a swimsuit.

2. Would I show this to my mother/ pastor/ grandmother?

Yes it must pass all three.

3. Is this illegal?

Underage drinking, drug use, confessing that you were drinking and driving on a friend’s post, etc.

Not a good site to like

4. Swearing?

This is inappropriate no matter who sees it. I feel that people who cuss do not have a broad enough vocabulary to think of a better word.

5. Are you cyber bulling?

The famous phrase, “do unto others”. This makes you look negative and insecure; just don’t do it.

6. Why I am I posting this picture, comment, or video?

This is the most important question to ask yourself, WHY? Is it for attention? Are you trying to be cool? If you post a hot enough picture will that guy at school be looking on your profile? This goes back to fitting in. do you want to post a picture of you drinking at a party, so people will think you’re bad.

The next time you consider posting something that might be inappropriate please review the latter questions and think hard about the repercussions.

I was looking for steps for a line dance on You Tube. I type in “country girl shake it line dance” I was shocked with the results. Instead of dance moves I saw videos of so called country girls shaking it. The worst part was that the majority of the country girls that were shaking were too young to have anything to shake. I saw numerous videos of 12-14 year old girls shaking there booties on the internet. I scrolled down to view the comments; I was sickened: “You can shake it for me any time,” “love to take you to the bar,” “I’ll make you shake.”

Definitely don’t look up “drunk chicks line dances”

More than anything I wanted to call those girls’ parents. I wanted to tell those girls that EVERYONE can see that video; sex offenders, their grandparents, principals, and teachers. I lost respect for those girls, and I don’t even know them.

If I saw my child like that on the internet, they would be booted back to the Stone Age. No TV, No cell phone, and NO internet. EVER again!

Having an online presence can be beneficial if it’s managed properly. Being responsible, educated, and polite, should continue on to online life. Social networking can be utilized for job opportunities and great connections. Conversely, it can also be used for kidnapping, sexual assault, bulling, and much more. Being aware of your surroundings and not talking to strangers is more relevant than ever.

Although you may be young, you are smart. You are the future of the online world. What you post will not disappear because you delete it; it will remain long after. So plan ahead, be resourceful. Don’t abuse the internet; yet, don’t neglect its power.

Author:  Ashley S Tyer