20 July 2005 

Remind me...

of the fact that working for pagans and rich kids really sucks.

I can't believe I have another 4 weeks of this, 2 without Colleen.


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16 July 2005 

Genetic Values

Today I read the first chapter of Holmes Rolston III's Genes, Genesis and God. The first chapter, "Genetic Values", makes a proposition about genes and natural history that I find to be quite intriguing.

The production and defense of natural kinds are what is ultimately involved in the alleged "selfishnes" of these genes. ... "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds" (Genesis 1.24). There is nothing ungodly about a world in which every living thing defends its intrinsic value, those brought forth from its own perspective, at the same time that it shares, or distributes, these to offspring, to others, in the ongoing evolutionary narrative. There might be something godly about a human kind that, made in the image of God, could oversee this panorama of natural history, find (again) that it is "very good," and rejoice in it. (Emphasis added.)


Rolston also makes a case for increasing complexity and value (in instrumental, not psychological, terms) in evolutionary history and claims that biology, the only science unique to Earth as far as we know, is better understood in terms of story and not law. This is opposed to Dawkins, et al, and their metaphors about "blind" and "selfish" genes (a.k.a. Neo-Darwinian materialist poppycock.) (yeah, Dawkins gets me riled up.)

Anyhow, I'm excited about reading the rest of this thing.


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15 July 2005 

Kierkegaard T-Shirt


Kierkegaard T-Shirt
Originally uploaded by papertransaction.
Today I finally made a Kierkegaard T-Shirt.

My lips look ridiculously serious, but I suppose that's what wearing the Dane does to you.


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03 July 2005 

TechnoCacaphone


TechnoCacaphone
Originally uploaded by papertransaction.
This beast distracts us with the glimmer and shimmer of the techno-miraculous.

Simulacra and simulation, instant communication. Ladies and Gentlemen: the TV nation.


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