How to Invite ID Into Conversation



:sunglasses: but it’s all in fun. If we can’t laugh at the absurdity of our lives we will go :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: crazy.

(Ann Gauger) #77

It is this sort of stuff I will miss. Oof dah! as they say when downing a beer in Latvia (just made that up).

(Herculean Skeptic) #78

Norway, but this is the kind of stuff we will miss. :slight_smile:

Don’t let it end. Just stay. This could be a really great catalyst to getting things right this time. The Peaceful way.

(Ann Gauger) #79

Oh by the way, and may you all get one, you can get a specially crafted beer mug that says “allele” and then has space for an A, C, T, G of your choice. Coming to a lab meeting near you (if they allow it).

The idea came about because of one of my stupid typos. The only ptoblem is there are only 4 different kinds. Oh I suppose you could throw in U and the synthetics. So long. Have fun.

(Guy Coe) #80

I mean this in all honesty, my brother @swamidass and my sister @Agauger
“For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”- Romans 12:3-8,15-18 NASB
In service to both our Lord and to the church, please continue in mutually respectful dialogue. Ideas do matter, but ideals even more so.


Yea, I seconded that. And in the words of the prophet Billy Joel, “I would rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.”

"Only The Good Die Young"

Come out, Virginia, don’t let me wait
You Catholic girls start much too late
But sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one
They showed you a statue and told you to pray
They built you a temple and locked you away
But they never told you the price that you pay
For things that you might have done…
Only the good die young

You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
We ain’t too pretty, we ain’t too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud
But that never hurt no one
So, come on, Virginia, show me a sign
Send up a signal I’ll throw you the line
The stained-glass curtain you’re hiding behind
Never lets in the sun
Darling, only the good die young

You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
You got a brand new soul
And a cross of gold
But, Virginia, they didn’t give you quite enough information
You didn’t count on me
When you were counting on your rosary

They say there’s a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it’s better but I say it ain’t
I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
The sinners are much more fun…
You know that only the good die young

You say your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation
She never cared for me
But did she ever say a prayer for me?

Come out, come out, come out
Virginia, don’t let me wait,
You Catholic girls start much too late,
But sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one,
You know that only the good die young
Tell you baby
You know that only the good die young
Only the good die young
Only the good
Only the good die young

(Dale Cutler) #82

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(S. Joshua Swamidass) #84

So, to let everyone know, the talk @Agauger and I did is now available online: Gauger and Swamidass: A Conversation About God and Evolution. Comments will be here: Comments on Gauger and Swamidass at Village Forum. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

(Herculean Skeptic) #85

Thanks kindly, @Agauger, for helping me to finally understand what is meant by the pre-biotic brew and solving the biogenesis issue!!