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  1. I attened a very good lecture several years ago where an expert on this matter (who was also a university lecturer on mechnics), delivered a first-rate lecture destroying the theory of evolution. According to him at the univeristy where he worked some lecturers had also given up on the "theory" of evolution, (which it is) yet were still teaching it even though they no longer believed it. That's not an atitude but a fact. I have bought several books since then which confirmed this view among some scientists - but I didi not say all. But it reminds me of what either David Hume or Kant said: just because a ball bounces the same way a hundred times out of a hundred doesn't mean it will bounce that way the next time. I take this to mean that while something appears to confirm something it does not make it right. The sun rose this morning but will it rise tomorrow? Maybe but no-one can be sure. I am not an expert but I have read widely and know what I believe. It is not for me to convince you one way or the other. That's my last word on the subject.
  2. There is plenty of evidence suggested in the works of scientists and philosophers who do not have a vested interest in perpetuating what they do not believe to be fact. I suggest you do a little research of your own.
  3. It is the nature of humankind to want to investigate, research, wonder, theorise and discover but always from a position of limited understanding. Since Thales of Miletus walked the earth thousands of years ago astronomers have gazed at the heavens and wondered. Today, their modern counterparts look through incredibly accurate telescopes and do exactly the same thing. We stand amazed at what they tell us but should always receive their “discoveries” with caution. In the nineteenth century Charles Darwin, after many years of detailed research, sat in his study at Down House and came up with the theory of evolution. Today, and for many years prior to today, evolution has been disseminated as undisputed fact. However, many scientists today have given up on that theory simply because it does not add up. This well illustrates the problem inherent within human knowledge; humans, because they are human, are unable to penetrate beyond appearances and therefore are only capable of offering approximations which always remain open to correction. And we see this happening all the time when textbooks have to be rewritten when fresh evidence comes along to render obsolete what had long been considered as fact. It was Descartes who long ago warned about people (experts?) offering complicated arguments to state their case; such people, he said, often end up talking nonsense. That’s good advice in my view. It reminds me of Socrates who was probably the wisest man who ever lived. Yet when it came to knowledge about anything all he was able to say was: all that I know is that I know nothing. I hope someone finds concrete proof of the soul’s existence but if and when they do my advice is to heed those wise words of Descartes and Socrates. But God has the answer so don’t worry.
  4. Concerning the soul. There are some things human intelligence will never be able to unravel simply because we are human. Therefore, it makes little difference whether the universe came into being spontaneously or was created by God as no human-being was present to witness it or partake in its construction. Human-beings are not separate from the universe but an integral-part of the very phenomenon they are constantly trying to understand but with insufficient knowledge or creative ability to go beyond “wondering.” In other words they are not on the outside looking in but on the inside looking out and it will always be that way. Can a tree explain itself or a river its chemical composition? No. Therefore, whether or not human-beings have a soul will forever be a question of faith, speculation or intuition rather than of knowledge, fact and certainty. My own gut feeling tells me there is more to life than meets the eye so I know where my confidence lies. I have no proof either way of course but neither does anyone else nor will they ever. However, the search will go on I’m sure and it is a fascinating one.
  5. Five things I am grateful for today: 1) Trees strong and robust like a canapy of dependable friends. 2) A gentle breeze to cool me down in the heat of the day. 3) Skills to solve everyday household problems. 4) Imagination to dream big and walk tall. 5) Friends to share a meal with Maybe you have five things you are grateful for today.