I want all the readers of this blog to understand why I have chosen to share all of these thoughts with the public. My object is clear. My father was taken from me at the age of 19 in a very unorthodox manner. While sitting at a stoplight at a busy intersection, a school bus went out of control and took his life, along with another man's. This event has propelled me into a spiritual journey that probably doesn't resemble that of most 24 year old men. My father was a VERY wise man and a spiritual man, always thinking of how he could help the less fortunate and cognizant of the amazing miracle that is life. From a very young age I was introduced to as much information as he could expose me to. He was not biased or judgmental in any of his teachings nor did he encourage that behavior. He grew up in a strict Nazarene family. Upon growing older, he had many unanswered questions. Straying from the dogma of his childhood religion, he began exploring the universe from as many angles as he could. Knowledge became his religion and drove him. He was incessantly pursuing ways to better himself and to relate to less fortunate individuals. I'm the luckiest boy in the world to have had him as a father, which is why I never want his life to have been in vain. I believe in his philosophy and I am dedicated to sharpening the essence of it so that I can one day clearly present it to the world. For now, this blog is a collection of previously written reflections, essays and sentiments of mine regarding education, philosophy, religion and the pursuit of self improvement. Please read with an open mind and feel free to post ANY comments... Thank you.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Creationism vs. Evolutionism
One of the world’s hardest epistemological questions to answer is, “Where did we come from?” It is a question that many great minds have tried to answer in the past: Socrates, Descartes, St. Augustine, etc. It is hard to rule out scientific knowledge as well, because so many other aspects of our lives depend on knowledge that is only attainable through science, that it becomes difficult to rule out the possibility of evolution. Why can’t there be a middle line? Many people argue over the “Creation” theory and the “Evolution” theory. There are clearly defined “Creationists” and “Evolutionists”, either the world was created by God and He created us, or we evolved from apes. Why is it that there is no middle line between the two extremes? If the middle line could relate to both theorists, it might solve a lot of problems.
I think it is possible that God created us, and then allowed us as a species to evolve. If our species is examined closely, it appears that we have evolved in at least a physical manner. Archaeologists have found many remains of a species that is no doubt closely related to ours. There is strong evidence that suggests the possibility that we are direct descendants of this specie. It is nearly impossible to trace back to the beginning of civilization. There were limited ways to communicate. It is likely that we had to grunt at each other at one point in time. There had to have been some first form of language. No records of early civilizations exist because communication was so primitive. Now there are endless ways to communicate with each other. From internet, to cell phones, (which every person has), to just plain talking, information flies fast. There will definitely be documentation of this step of the human species for Wouldn’t it seem then that the brain has evolved then, at least a little, if we are capable of so much more than we used to be able to do? All of these questions are hard to answer, but maybe someday.
It seems apparent in life that most things that are of value have endured many hardships, why would the human species be any different? Extreme heat and the pounding of a hammer forge a sword. A championship team endures extreme hardships and suffering, no matter what team it is. A good education is not easy; many students falter and some never try. It takes great hardship to achieve anything meaningful in life, even a family. Why would our race be any different?

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