We’ve all heard of religious spokespeople blaming natural disasters here on Earth on the ghey secks or some folks not believing in their imaginary deity fervently enough. But I’m not sure what the official theological positions are with regards to disasters from outer space, like the recent meteor explosion over Russia that injured 1000 people.
What do we have to believe here? If god made everything in the universe, then he made the meteors as well, or at least didn’t bother to clean up after the creation, which makes him at best sloppy, and at worst incompetent. Which one is it, theologians?
Or maybe he is just bored of the same old earthquakes, tornadoes and plane crashes.
Or maybe no gods exist, and meteor strikes are a real problem for those who believe that a Hulk in the sky made the world and everything in it.
It’s SOL 51 already, after the flawless but nevertheless moving and dramatic landing of Curiosity on the red planet, and the rover has since gone through a full check of its hardware and components and a software update, and it has been slowly but steadily making its way towards a particular place of interest called Glenelg.
On that way to Glenelg, Curiosity has now found evidence that there once was indeed flowing water in that area on Mars, the rover has discovered an ancient stream bed which is estimated to have been roughly ankle-to hip high, as described here.
Here’s the latest update from NASA and JPL on the Curiosity mission, and the discovery of the stream bed:
I know, it’s a little bit like flatworm vs T Rex, but I figure we all need a good laugh every now and then. The other day, Bill Nye of “Science Guy” fame posted a video where he urged parents not to teach their children the follies of creationism, crap like the world being 6000 years old, or humans having coexisted with dinosaurs. Here’s what Nye had to say,pretty much just stating the obvious, and that the US needs people who know and do science if it doesn’t want to end up like that place in “Idiocracy“:
"If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favors them in order to profit from the blindness of men."-- Baron d'Holbach
What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. -- Christopher Hitchens
None of you seem to understand.
I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me.