December 22nd, 2007
|06:41 pm - End of year (first lines) post|
I'm not bored; I'm procrastinating. *g*
1. Okay, I'm new to this whole picture-posting thing. If it doesn't come out quite right, I may delete it and try again.
2. *flops into chair*
Okay. I just went through a week's worth of emails and flist. Wow. At least the only huge thing I seem to have missed is the announcement of the July 21st release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
3. Okay, I sat down and filed my tax returns last night.
4. Snagged from scorptilicus:
Super Team Meme!
5. So, the 2nd Annual Numb3rs Awards have posted the winners....
...and once again, cliche and mediocrity rules in the world of fanfiction.
6. Disclaimer: This isn't going to be a post about taking sides on an issue.
I just got fed up with the non-arguments/non-discussion that takes place between people who believe in creation/intelligent design vs. those who believe that science and God can never meet. So I was trying to come up with a way in which a center could be reached between them, a center of understanding not so fully overshadowed by assumptions that it can't even move forward.
7. Two writing questions--one about a TV spec, one about using existing pop culture in fiction
I'd love all your thoughts on these ideas, either opinions, or actual information you might have (or where I might find such).
8. Happy Birthday, mistraltoes!
Many happy returns of the day!
9. I HAS INTERNETS! AT MY HOUSE!
10. TVonDVD just alerted me to an awesome and totally unaffordable package deal for the dedicated sci-fi lover.
11. I'm someone who places a high value on excellence. Not necessarily perfection, but I tend towards the dogma that if something is worth doing, it's worth doing well. Or at least, it's worth trying to do well--I've also come to realize that sometimes trying is all I can do, and that too is worthwhile.
12. This has nothing at all to do with various wanky things in my various fandoms (see SPN & DW). Not much to do with fandom dynamics at all, nor with keeping RL and fandom lives separate.
|Date:||December 23rd, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)|| |
"I just got fed up with the non-arguments/non-discussion that takes place between people who believe in creation/intelligent design vs. those who believe that science and God can never meet."
The above comment caught my attention, because the whole biblical creation story was a huge issue to me for a very long time. The Bible says the world was created in 6 days (and people who know more Hebrew than I said that the word used there meant plain/ordinary/24-hour day....if they'd wanted to say "indefinite long period of time" or whatever, there are other words for that. So, we're stuck with 6 days. Well, look around....6 days? That's nuts! If I couldn't trust the first page, well, that just cooked it for the rest. So I stomped off in a huff. Until.....a pretty prosaic approach, not at all as elegant as yours, but I found some worthwhile answers in 2 books - "Wrinkles in Time" by George Smoot (scientific evidence of the big bang) and "The Science of God" by Gerald Schroeder (a physicist who applies Einstein to Genesis and gets some pretty intriguing answers).
Merry Christmas to you.....and a very fun and productive 2008.