Creation v Evolution or Fred Flintstone Meets George Jetson

CREATIONISM v EVOLUTION or FRED FLINTSTONE MEETS GEORGE JETSON

The problem with this ongoing debate is the failure of each opposing party to at least consider the others proposal. The evolutionist – generally the rational/scientific approach type – scoffs at the notion of a God that created all that we know, all that is, in a week of cosmic hyper-activity. The creationist – generally the bible reading type – refuses to study scientific evidence, such as fossil record and carbon dating, that explains a lot about the universe and is often fact-based.

It is difficult to dispute the myriad scientific evidence compiled by detailed study over centuries of examination that Earth is old and that the universe is older. How can a dead animal turn to stone in 8,700 years, give or take a few centuries? It is equally difficult, at least as viewed by believers, to dispute that an omnipotent God did not create the universe in a week, since the bible tells us so. And, omnipotent is able to do anything, after all.

So where do the twain meet?  Having the ambassador’s nature of trying to bring two opposing sides to a common place, I have a different view. On the one hand I ascribe The Great One far more credit than having waved a magic wand as in, Let there be light. And there was light. On the other hand, I find the belief in the randomness of creation a little too simple.

In spite of vast progress made over the last two or three centuries in scientific endeavors, we cannot even create an alga cell. Our greatest achievements and discoveries have occurred largely in the inanimate realms, i.e. physics, inorganic chemistry, and other non-living and easily understood topics. So, while we cannot create a simplest form of life, we are masters at manipulating 1s and 0s (computer brains) and taking old dead plant and animal residue and turning it into – dubiously – useful products (plastic). The pinnacle of our achievement to date is nicely illustrated by the smart phone, which combines both 1s and 0s encased within a plastic shell made from dead dinosaurs. 

And if the bible is the Word, why did mankind evolve (some might argue that we declined) from stone tablets to smart phones in just a few thousand years?

The principles of science and the observations of nature are frequently described as elegant. The beautiful balance between electrons and protons. The perfect structure of the photon. The connection of all matter in the universe by gravitation. Is it possible that the universe was created by a Higher Order? That instead of waving a magic wand the Higher Order created the perfection we call Nature? That the universe is unfolding as it should? Could science be nothing more than mans inchoate attempt to explain what The Great One built on the foundation of natural laws?

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GLOBAL WARMING AND A DECLASSIFICATION OF CLIMATOLOGY

I read with gleeful wonderment the absurdity of this obsession with global warming. The really funny part is that those who espouse it are constantly calling their findings “scientific”. The sad part of this ostentatious and never ending display is that the more they quote “science” the weaker their hypothesis becomes. Global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the dishonest and perpetuated by the gullible. The Gruber Voter.

I was raised with an appreciation of science and taught in the Jeffersonian model that included what was called the scientific approach. It has been decades since I skulked the hallowed halls of university but I have observed that the post-Gen X crowd (as a subset) is heavily lacking in an inquisitive mind and a minimal degree of critical thinking. Raised on the pablum of department of education rewrites and an accommodating media, who can blame them? They are the product of our soft stupid society and culture. They are we.

For those of you who were absent in 5th grade geography, Mother Earth, as the rest of living organisms, is in constant flux. For many thousands (millions to the evolutionists) of years the climate gyrated wildly from millennia to millennia and from century to century. Then, about 15,000 years ago (or 8,700+/- to the creationists) the moon finally reached a distance from Earth that created just the perfect gravitational pull to fix Earth at a 23* tilt on her axis. As it turns out, this was the perfect balance to stabilize her frenetic gyrations and bring a calm predictable global climate. Remember the ice age? Glaciers in the south?

Since that time continental climate has been basically static and the human population has rocketed. Of course there are climate fluctuations. When I was a kid we called them heat waves and cold spells. Yes, it is that simple. Some days are hotter than normal and others are colder than normal. Sometimes it’s rainy and other times it’s dry. That climatology is referred to as “science” is laughable today after the scam that was attempted by the global alarmists. The bedrock of science is integrity of data. No doubt they were dupes to a more clever crowd who seems to have the almighty dollar at heart.

I have a suggestion for the global warming/climate change crowd. Go find a geography book published before 1980. In it you will read the truth. Weather is not predictable. The ocean currents affect climate for months on end. Volcanoes can cause cooler than normal temperature for years after a disruption. El Nino comes and is followed years later by La Nina.

After the disgraceful revelations of mis-reported data that came in droves out of the East Anglia event…. it is sad to see a once light-hearted “science” reduced to a laughing stock by those who see the larger picture, who understand the mightiness of nature and Earth and have studied at the collegiate level physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, philosophy, including religion and a myriad other topics that relate to our day-to-day experience in our environment, not the least being seeing sunrises and sunsets many thousands of times.

The community of climatologists and meteorologists should be outraged at the demeaning claims of the so called “climate experts”. The population has for many years taken the value of climatology and weather predictions with a grain of salt. So what if the the weather guy said Saturday would be sunny and we got rain on our company picnic? It’s nature. Nature is unpredictable, though her laws are immutable.

The sad reality is that a vast majority of the 40 and under crowd have taken this propaganda hook line and sinker. They are like a catfish with a hook stuck deep in its belly but a smile on its face for swallowing that big old piece of bait.

Well, the good news is, whether you quit driving, quit using electricity or quit breathing Mother Earth won’t notice. You see, there are some things bigger than you. There are some things bigger than us. And, Earth is one of them. We are to Earth as an ant is to a football field. So, light up your grill, crank up your lawn mower. Wash your car. Burn up those leaves you’ve been stacking up. If there is one thing we can all agree to respect, it is Earth. Earth is big. Earth does its own thing.

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Hello world!

The Ringo Zone is a forum that addresses contemporary issues with the underlying approach of being the antithesis of political correctness. Its essential thread is one of absolute truth and the vision is one of offending the offendable. For those who are easily offended have little to offer the great masses. My advice, grow a set of nads and internalize the dictum: I don’t care if I offend you. I don’t care what you think or how you feel about me or how I think, feel or speak.

Today is June 21, 2015 the summer solstice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere and it also happens to be the genesis of TRZ. So, let’s kick it off with a message about “global warming”. Ha ha…

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The Indians Caused Global Warming!

The Indians Started Global Warming

I live on an estuary on the Gulf Coast of central Florida. About 15,000 years ago the polar caps basically covered much of the US down to the Mississippi Valley into the midwest.  Glaciers were a mile or more thick. The reason my location means something is that back then the Gulf Coast shoreline extended about 150 miles west of me out into the Gulf. If I dig 1.5’  I hit water. So, the coastline is close now.

During this great ice age, the paleo-man (aka Indians) crossed the frozen Bering’s Straights from Siberia. They walked across the ice, which was typical of the time, into what is now Alaska and after many many generations lived in all areas of both North and South America.

Now, one of the reasons the Indians flourished over the next several thousand years was because of the abundance of large (over 100 pounds) clueless mammals across both continents. Today North America has only 10% of the large mammals that roamed the lands before the Indians showed up. But that’s another story.

As the Indians flourished and spread throughout the land, they made fires to cook the meat and fat they took and to form weapons, tools, etc. All those millions of fires over all those thousands of years created anthropologic global warming. There’s no other explanation for it. This caused the glaciers (now polar caps) to melt so badly that the ocean rose so that the Gulf Coast shoreline receded 150 miles over the centuries that followed. In other words, the beach disappeared by 150 miles. Florida was twice as wide as it is today before the Indians melted the glaciers.

So, that is proof that man caused global warming. Because of the Indians immense carbon footprints, today we have far less land than we did before they melted the glaciers and ice caps with their camp fires but it is a much more forgiving Earth. But, once and for all we should all now accept the fact that man causes global warming. Thank the Old One we no longer burn camp fires. Anyone burning a fire is risking melting what little polar ice we have remaining. So, that’s proof of man-made global warming. There’s no other explanation. The debate is over….NOT!

We just learned that Earth’s temperature (Oh, that’s another thing. We are still cooling from spacial geologic formation and we have a terrific molten iron core that is really hot and a bunch of rock under terrific pressure generating tremendous heat – and we all know where heat goes – up through Earth’s core and mantle to heat up things like mine shafts, and radioactive isotopes  in hot meltdown decay, and frog burps) has stabilized over the past decade or two. Well, as an olive branch from all to all, let’s just say that all the global warming zealots put enough pressure on enough individuals all around Earth that we finally put a stop to anthropologic global warming. So, it’s over. Thank The Great One that global warming is finally over.

Great. Now can I go back to my bbq and can I mow my lawn???

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DC Politicians

DC Politicians

After the founding fathers – III – defeated the British army to form the new republic, many of them served, often reluctantly, as the stewards of the new nation. Others – shop owners, farmers, physicians and other citizens – served the public interest as congressmen who were elected typically for two years. Their service complete, they returned to their towns and farms to resume a productive life.

Two-hundred years later we are ruled by a cabal of professional politicians who suckle off the public teat often for decades on end as they grow that teat to gigantic size. DDD. Anyone who wants to make a living by thinking up ways to have others – the 310,000,000 of US who live our lives through the rules, regulations and dicta that they create – has a serious control issue. In absolute rule they would be tyrants.

I would not allow many of them into my home. When I hear that oily Harry Reid croak his sorry excuses for what they are doing I find myself wanting to wipe the bottom of my shoes in tall grass. That goggle-eyed half-wit Nancy Pelosi, the hapless John Boehner, the ineffective Mitch McConnell and the rest of their ilk sit on their fat asses in chairs we own, flying around in jets we bought, burning fuel we pay for and drinking liquor bought by…you guessed it, you and me. 

And what do we pay them for? We pay them to spend money they take from us to think up more laws for us to have to submit to. And who’s waiting in the wings? The shrill and dreadful ‘What difference does it make?’ Hillary Clinton who did receive that ‘3:00 in the morning’ call when our people were being slaughtered in Benghazi. A lot of good it did them.

We have enough stinking rules and laws and regulations. If it’s not in The Ten Commandments, The Bill of Rights or the Boy Scout Handbook, we don’t need it. DC is like a cancer to the patient, our country. There are three basic ways to deal with cancer: cut it out, poison it or cut off blood flow to the tumor. Unfortunately, the first two therapies are too draconian for most of US. But the third option is a possibility. Cut off the flood of money – taxes – and they will figure out who they work for.

Until we the people force an end to the federal income theft by implementing a fair tax that is funded by consumption and not by punishing individual productivity,  every right minded worker should withhold as much tax as possible by claiming maximum deductions throughout the year and pay the taxes due on April 15 and not a day before. As it is, the typical worker, whether a clock puncher or a manager, works until lunchtime to pay his or her federal income taxes. After lunch whatever you make is yours.

Term limits would address a good deal of the problem but we’ll never see the likes of DC politicians vote themselves out of their place in line at the public trough. The ballot box gave us Obama and Reid and the weakened debt-ridden America our children and grandchildren will have to deal with. The 2008 election revealed that over half the voter population (not taxpayers) does not think right or is too gullible to trust to do right in the ballot box for the presidential election. This was repeated in 2012. So, starve the tumor. Withhold your taxes until April 15 and let them eat coke in DC.

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