We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Be glad. Our son is currently on patrol in a ballistic missile submarine and hearing from him is cause for much hoorah and hulla-ballou.
Prior to deployment we plied him with ample advice with regard to e-mail opportunities, but once underway all systems revert to our sonar-man's control. There he goes, deep by O'dark thirty and opportunities, used or abused, are few and far between.
While he's on guard, somewhere under the waves of the Pacific, be thankful. Two words are as many e-mails as we'll get in the next 4 months.
Hey BD. I hope the youngin took a camera with her, to get some shots of jolly old England. PS How do you know that evolution is design? Which one are you? The Father, The Son, The Holy Ghost, or The Grand Inquisitor YBMB.
Jappy: Evolution-as-design is faith coupled with science, rather than ID, which is faith masquerading as science.
Science had developed to the point where humans could do fearsome things. One day God said to a scientist, "You believe you are a god, but you are not!" The scientist responded, "But I am! I can create man just as you." So God laughed. He reached down to earth and took a handful of dirt and began to fashion a man. The scientist, too, reached down and grabbed a handful and God said, "Get your own dirt."
I've got a 25 year-old son she should meet. He too is quite frugal with his word usage. Whenever I email him I must carefully craft my questions so as to preclude a possible "yes" or "no" answer. Yet face to face we have some wonderful conversations.