Life without breakfast…
Is hardly life at all.
"One enantiomer is the highly addictive stimulant drug known as "crank," sold illegally in the street drug trade. The other has a much weaker effect and is even found as an ingredient in an over-the-counter vapor inhaler for treatment of nasal congestion! The differing effects of enantiomers in the body demonstrate that organisms are sensitive to even the most subtle variations in molecular architecture. Once again, we see that molecules have emergent properties that depend on the specific arrangement of their atoms."
The etymology of the word science shows that it is derived from the Latin word scientia 'know.' Science is then a way of knowing, studying the natural world (18). But we all know that science cannot prove anything 100%. It can only make really probable statements and is based on hypotheses, proving and falsifying them. Campbell states that there are two conditions for a hypothesis. It must be testable and likewise falsifiable (20). It goes on to say that “because science requires natural explanations for natural phenomena, it can neither support nor falsify hypotheses that angels, ghosts, or spirits, whether benevolent or evil, cause storms, rainbows, illnesses, and cures. Such supernatural explanations are simply outside the bounds of science, as are religious matters, which are issues of personal faith” (20).
What do you guys think about the last sentence in the quote? Do you think that science and religion conflict? Is there no way to test or falsify the notion that God might exist? Is religion based on “personal faith” and lacking in tangible evidence?
For me, science and religion go hand in hand. Through science, I can see the beauty of God’s creation and it leads me back to Him.
Who are you? Who are you when you are alone? Who are you when nobody is watching?
On the other hand, who are you when you are with people, with your friends?
This summer was a very interesting experience for me. I got to participate in a summer program known as big books–It’s basically canvassing (door to door literature evangelism), but it’s a little bit different from the magabooking form of canvassing. Magabooking is selling (or leaving on donations, because we don’t technically sell) individual soft-cover EGW books, kids books, prophecy DVDs for donations starting at $10 each. (They are called magabooks because they look sorta like magazines). In the magabook program, you get to work with leaders, people who drive you around to houses, make sure you’re safe, come help you out by delivering books and training you, and are constantly communicating with you through walkie-talkies. Big books is a little bit different for a few reasons. You are your own leader. You get your own map, plan where you are going to go, and you are literally out there by yourself working. Nobody is there to see if you are doing your job right. Nobody is there to tell you to wake up at a certain time, sleep at a certain time, etc.
But even still back then, I had the work of canvassing pushing me through the summer. Now that the summer is completely over, now that iShare is over, now that campmeeting and all the spiritually nourishing programs are pretty much over, what am I to do?
Who am I? Who are you? Are you able to stand alone? Are you able to stand when there’s nobody there to stand with you?
15 amazing things in nature you won’t believe actually exist
this makes me really happy
Wow, this is amazing
NEW PROJECT!!! YOUTH RUSH: DAY ONE (again)
June 9, 2013 Sunday 10:57 PM
YOUTH RUSH 2013 here we go. I am currently here at South Bay Junior Academy for Youth Rush at the same location where I was last year. We are technically supposed to be sleeping right now, but I don’t know how in the world I will be able to fall asleep because I have not gone to bed this early in ages…..I cannot remember when the last time was when I slept at 10 something. Maybe a few times during the school year. And of course during Youth Rush last year.
Things seem to be looking good so far. I just got here at 8:30 or so, so I haven’t been here too long yet. Most people got here between 2 and 5, but I got here late because today was one of my sister’s graduation! We went out to eat lunch, and technically I could have gotten here much earlier, but I had to start packing LOL. I went on a packing frenzy and packed my heart away.
Funny side story: Two summers ago, when our family went to Korea, I decided that I was going to pack “light” and only bring a few pair of clothes AKA pretty much 5 plain white t-shirts and 2 pairs of shorts. IDK why, but yeah XD I thought it was a good idea at the time, but my variety was limited and I ran out of clothes pretty frequently -.-
So in order to avoid that situation, I packed much much more than I did that trip. I think I packed a ton of clothes!
Anyway, here I am. Sitting on this bench at this table in the dark in the gym. lol. Well I guess good night!
00:14 minutes total
It’s my second time here at GYC. This time it’s in Seattle. So many faces from different places, so many different stories, experiences, etc. Still, among the excitement, it would be well to note that the purpose of a conference/campmeeting/retreat should not be only enjoyment and relaxation, but to also figure out what’s going to happen next. Enjoy your time, but figure out what God’s calling you to do next. Through various moments in life, you find out the what and so what (the information and what it means). Don’t forget to do the now what (the action step).