Thursday, June 26, 2008

1. Resorting to five things is the best thing to keep a blog alive. :D

2. I have my second of three psychology exams today, yes, I shall be studying some more, but I needed a brain break. My first exam went quite well, so I'm hoping this one shall do the same. In this portion we covered a lot of material (somewhere around 100 pages) on the brain, the various lobes and components, the eye, the ear, touch, and other sensations/perceptions. Very interesting stuff, and I'm sure it's already aiding me on my up-and-coming biology courses. Gotta love subjects that multi-task all on their own. Now if only these subjects of study weren't entwined around evolution; yes, my text is called "An Adaptive Mind", and they would like to think it was the process of soup ---> superior race. I found the subject of EEA (environment of evolutionary adaptedness) to be especially bizarre, as the example given was "...if our hunting and gathering forebear was chased repeatedly by a saber-tooth tiger (pretty scary being chased by a rack of bones) he would eventually, after many repetitions, learn to run faster and climb higher." I wanted to respond that he wouldn't have learned to run faster, because he wouldn't have any legs to run on, nor would he have had any living children to learn the required survival lesson, because he would have killed them before he learned to love them. Yes, they consider a father's love to be an adaptive trait, gotta kill all of your children before the next generation will learn to love their see my point. But alas, there is no space given to even interject a question on the topic, as the subject is a script given as a matter of fact that quickly rolls into the next topic, combining truly adaptive behavior with that which is natural; ie. it is natural to run when something pursues you, it is learned behavior to turn around and shoot what is chasing you. After all, we were created with a mind to reason with, and a sympathetic system to respond with, but we weren't created with guns.

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
(Rom 1:18-25)

3. Okay, off of my soap box..where was I, oh yes, number 4.

5. Jord and Dor are coming for a visit, yahoo! :D

Back to the books,


Saturday, June 14, 2008

So after an 8 hour course, today, I obtained my CPR level C, yay! :D One more down, one less to go. Yes, I agree, that is a repetitive statement, but I honestly haven't calculated how many I have left. :)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

So I ordered new glasses. I found a great deal, which I may have to tell all you glasses-wearers about some time, as I love sharing great deals. But not now. I'm listening to a great lecture with Belinda by George Grant, called Dumb and Dumber: The Desperate Need for Covenantal and Christian Education which can be found here. It's worth the time. :)


Geneva is such a great little helper. :)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

In case anyone missed reading Manda's blog, I have a new little nephew! He was born at 12:42 am on May the 26th, he was 7lbs 5 oz , and 20 inches long.
His parents named him Walter Levi, and boy is he cute. Manda has photos posted of him on her blog, so all you have to do is visit it. :)