Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the misty, cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Sunday morning, the 25th day of March, 2012, a beautiful cool, cloudy morning on Cape, Cotuit to be precise, ‘where the ocean meets the wood’, and it is a good day to be alive. Today is my birthday, and I am celebrating by watching my favorite week end news show, “UP, with Chris Hayes”, 7-9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, only on MSNBC, speaking volumes to religion and the public sphere, ‘God and Global Warming’, as it were, with Richard Dawkins of Oxford University adding his Darwinian voice to the very skilled and talented panel, a panel that very few of our pals on the ‘right’ are likely to SEA this fine morning in the US of A… As Mr. Dawkins pointed out, regarding the newest ‘war on science’ in this fair country, per the new Tennessee bill that wishes to ‘teach’ the ‘controversy’ regarding evolution (akin to teaching the ‘controversy’ between basic biological human reproductive scientific FACT and the ’stork theory’) and the FACT that 40 percent of Americans believe the earth is only 10,000 years old. That would be a neat trick, for Cape Cod and the Islands would not actually exist, according to that theory, for SCIENCE can easily PROVE that the Last Great Ice Age, which HAPPENED 11,500 years ago, CREATED this beautiful part of what is now known as the United States of America today… The panel and Dawkins brought up a good point, regarding the empirical scientific FACTS regarding climate change, and I paraphrase only slightly, “every time I look at the predictions of climatologists worth their SALT, they are always RIGHT…, scientists have earned OUR trust on global warming and it’s coming consequences, and WE should LISTEN!”. I’m pushing the envelope a bit, but hey, it’s only our temporary home for the moment, a home WE are all decimating with our activities, none so much as the multinational corporations, like KOCH INDUSTRIES, who are pillaging mother earth for all her resources, pocketing the profits (over the people I might add) and then, in a Machiavellian kind of way, manipulating puppet politicians to use religion, i.e. the book of Genesis, to dictate to ‘the American People’ (credit Mitch McConnell, R-KY) that ‘man has dominion over the birds of the air and the beasts in the fields’, therefore, has every right via, I presume, the will of god, to poison the air, water and land in the never ending pursuit of who the REAL religion bows down to…THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR! I wonder why they don’t take a look at the Book of Revelation? The 64,000 dollar question is, “who are you going to TRUST?”. Politicians who speak out of both sides of their mouth depending on who is writing the next campaign contribution in the form of the rather large check? Or, a group of men whose ‘religion’ is to look at empirical physical evidence, that leads to a logic conclusion? The choice is yours, for the moment that is, but, I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief, for if there are still people like Professor Steven Pinker, Harvard University, Jemila Bey, a blogger from the Washington Post and Professor Richard Dawkins from this author’s favorite fancy book learnin’ institution, Oxford University, in the United Kingdom, the TRUE evolution of man will continue towards a more secular, human society, where the whole world is beginning to WAKE UP to what is RIGHT and what is most clearly WRONG, for how can a shadow affect the sun? Have a nice day folks, steering clear of the wooden nickles thrown about by the likes of FOX “NEWS”, side effects, as always, include blurred vision, constipation, uncontrolled passing of gas, paranoia, manic behavior, delusions of grandeur, tunnel vision, vertigo and a general disdain for the empirical elements of what is inside US ALL–namely, Joy, Love, and Peace. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace, as always~M
March 25, 2012
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