So I’ve always wondered why this biology textbook was ‘forbidden’ to be sold in North America and.. I think I found out why. This section of text down right embarrasses intelligent design and will shut up any creationist. I LOVE BIOLOGY (:
No, delusional optimists. You’re alive because in the teeth of such overwhelming odds, it just so happens that you were assembled by the most random chance of aligning chromosomes.
The set of possible people determinable by our gene pool so vastly outweighs the actual amount of people, that to attribute your life to a plan so incredibly undermines the actual “luck” that you should be instead grateful for, that you lose sight of the majestic and random glory that you’re alive. We must not attribute our being to a higher purpose, for it runs the risk of instead taking advantage of every second we were accidentally afforded.
The actual possibility that you were born is so tremendously weighed against you, that you should be spending every moment of your life for the pursuit of not only what you love and are passionate for, but in the name of spontaneity. Take chances. Talk to that girl or boy you’re afraid to. Take that trip you’re afraid to. Get lost in nature, and don’t care when you’ll find your way back. Do anything within reason that you might be otherwise afraid to, because there are billions of unborn ghosts that gladly would had they been born in your place.
Decide to get up out of bed not because you have a purpose, but because against the millions and millions of unborn brothers and sisters you defeated in the race for your mother’s egg, you have the privilege to wake up. Life is, for the starving small demographic awarded it in the most rewarding lottery, such a wonderful gift to be born a human being. There are no greater odds to defeat. By simply waking up and opening your eyes, you have reason to get out of bed. That is more than enough reason to leave your bed in the morning, and face whatever challenge that awaits you that day. It literally doesn’t matter what it is. I understand that there are situations and circumstances, but nothing could be so “rough” as remaining stagnant, unused genetic material.
Count every day you have the opportunity to open your eyes and face challenges, experience feelings, love, art, nature, and companionship as what it is - the most rare and unlikely gift anything could ever hope for.
The first time I heard this concept (from Sagan of course) was the first time I actually ever truly began appreciating life.
So after like what? 2-3 weeks I’ve finally come out of my hole from studying till my eyes bleed and I’ve come across the fricken reason rally! holy crap I wish I had gone so I’m determined that the next reason rally I have to go. Anyways I’ve come across a bunch of pictures that made me chuckle (: I’ll be posting a few
Dolphins deserve rights, scientists told
Dolphins and whales should be considered non-human “persons” with basic rights such as life, liberty and well-being, the world’s largest science conference heard in Vancouver.
“Science has shown us that cetaceans have most, if not all, the characteristics that humans have, including intelligence, self-awareness, autonomy and social complexity,” said Lori Marino, one of four scientists who presented the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting on the weekend. “Their basic needs are very much like humans — to be able to stay alive, to not be confined, to make choices and travel, and perhaps foremost to engage in social interaction.” (Photos: AFP/Getty Images)
I love this because people need to realize dolphins aren’t just another animal. They’re intelligent mammals that need rights. Watch the documentary, The Cove, and you’ll understand why dolphins deserve to be treated with respect and not just food or a “play thing” at sea world..
12. What happens when we die? Do you fear death?
What happens to an ant when they die? Do they have some type of ant heaven? Just because people are more complex and have metacognition doesn’t mean we’re not just a bunch of chemical processes. My bad if that offends people but it’s the truth. When we die everything breaks down and we go back into the Earth. But do I fear death? I mean it sucks I won’t get to see everyone I love again but once I’m dead.. I’m dead. It’ll be the same as 1852.. I didn’t really care I wasn’t living then and I won’t care when I’m not living in the future. All that matters is I’m so lucky to be living now so I’m gunna try my best to take advantage of that (:
Pretty much how I felt when realizing I was an atheist (: