The human genome has about 3 billion base pairs. It takes about 750 megabytes to encode them in a computer. In contrast, a small hard disk for a desktop computer is about 120 gigabytes or 120,000 megabytes or 160 times bigger than required to contain the a human genome. In contrast, the specifications for an Airbus take about 1 terabyte or 1,000,000 megabytes or 1333 times more than the human genome. Yet humans exhibit far more complex behaviours than Airbuses. This means nature is still way ahead of us in the efficiency of its blueprints.
~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
|Legalising Marijuana||The case for legalising marijuana. 2014-02-19|
|US Health Care||Public vs Private Health Care in the USA 2014-01-31|
|Abortion||Breaking the logjam in the polarised Abortion debate. 2014-03-07|
|Homelessness||Ending homelessness. 2014-02-27|
|Fair Trade Chocolate||Give cocoa growers a fair price for their cocoa. 2014-02-19|
|Fair Trade Coffee||Give coffee growers a fair price for their coffee. 2014-02-19|
|Racism||What can be done about racism in Canada. 2014-01-01|
|Euthanasia Rights||Arguments for legalised physician-assisted suicide. An account of David Lewis’s suicide. 2014-03-07|
|Suicide||Talking to suicidally depressed people. 2014-01-01|
|Boat People||Three solutions to the problem of illegitimate refugees arriving on rusted out boats. 2014-01-31|
|Child Pornography||An argument for more compassionate and consistent handling of penalties for pedophilia and child pornography. 2014-02-27|
|Taboos||A discussion of taboos, how they got started and whether they still apply. 2014-01-01|
|Crime and Punishment||Vengeance-based systems of criminal justice are not able to stop rising crime. What else could be tried? 2014-01-01|
|Timothy McVeigh||Inside the mind of the Oklahoma bomber. 2014-03-05|
|Gay Civil Rights||The battle between equal civil rights for gays and right wing Christianity. 2014-01-31|
|Feedback||Read feedback from readers of the human rights section. If you don’t want your message and my reply publicly posted, please let me know. 2014-01-01|
God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.
~ Texas bumper sticker
The author of the bumper sticker does not understand the difference between the old testament saying something and a god saying it. There is no evidence that a god had anything at all to do with the composing of the bible. Even Christians admit it was composed by humans about whom we know almost nothing. Further, we have no evidence that any god exists. Claiming proof because the infallible bible asserts gods exist is circular reasoning. The bible has no authority until you can first demonstrate it was composed by a god and that it is infallible. It clearly is not. It is cram full of error and inconsistency.
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