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A Little of This and a Little of That

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EVIDENCE FOR GOD:
I haven’t forgotten this blog. I’ve been adding notes to a file in my Google Docs called Evidence for God. Carrie is a tough cookie, and she wants hard evidence. I’m doing my best to accommodate this request. I’m reading more. Organizing more. Making notes of references. I love a challenge, and this challenges me.

On top of what I’ve already learned, I want to read this book before completing my thoughts: The Cell’s Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator’s Artistry – I haven’t yet read it because it’s not due for release until tomorrow. Advanced readers (those who get a chance to read before the official publication date) have highly recommended it, the most notable comes from a Scientist I respect.

Note: As of August 1, 2008, I’ve decided not to write the “Evidence for God” post, and am instead recommending that readers pick up a copy of Dinesh D’Souza’s What’s So Great About Christianity?, as the book accomplishes exactly what I’d hoped to accomplish by an “evidence” post.

EVOLUTION:
I’ve received a lot of feedback in the form of comments, private emails, and myspace messages from some of you who take issue with my belief in Theistic Evolution. If you’d like to read more on this subject I’d highly recommend this website, as it gives a great overview of this concept: http://www.theistic-evolution.com/. People, there is strong evidence for evolution, and it’s not “anti-God” to believe it. Educate yourselves. 🙂

REPERCUSSIONS AND STUFF:
Because I’ve decided to write my thoughts without worrying about possible repercussions from the organized Christian community (read my last blog entry and all the comments on it), you are experiencing my learning process. My Pastor says the kinds of questions I’ve been asking are pretty normal, but usually not made public by those asking them.

I like sharing and allowing you, my constant readers, to participate in the process. Please don’t get your panties in a bundle when you read something you may not agree with. Capiche?

APPLE CUSTOMER SERVICE ROCKS:
On another note, I’d like to give major props to Apple. My iPhone has been messing up because I dropped it a few times and thereby created a dead spot on one corner. It was functional, I just had to turn the screen for some features to work.

Two days ago I was in Sacramento to pick up my mother from the airport. I arrived a few hours early so I decided to head to the Apple Store at Arden Fair Mall. When I showed them my iPhone and explained the problems I’ve been having…. THEY REPLACED IT! Free of charge. The fault is mine, yet I received a brand new iPhone because Apple customer service kicks butt! But that was only part of it…

Apple gives free tech support at what they call a “Genius Bar” at each Apple store. Because it’s free, an appointment is necessary, usually at least one day in advance. Since only a tech can authorize a replacement phone, the rep I spoke with informed me I’d have to make an appointment. I told her I lived nearly 2 hours north, so they got me in within 5 minutes.

Also… an iPhone is pretty much a miniature computer. You can arrange it in numerous ways, settings, etc. I figured I’d have to start over setting up my iPhone the way I like it, but that wasn’t the case. When I plugged it into my laptop to sync, everything was reset to the exact same settings from my previous phone, right down to the order in which my icons are arranged on the desktop and the photos in the phone’s library.

Apple has it down, I tell ya!

14 thoughts on “A Little of This and a Little of That

  1. You’ve probably heard of this title; it’s one that’s been on my Amazon wishlist for a while. The Language of God, written by Francis Collins. From Amazon:

    Sounds interesting!

  2. You’ve probably heard of this title; it’s one that’s been on my Amazon wishlist for a while. The Language of God, written by Francis Collins. From Amazon:

    Sounds interesting!

  3. ok. i totally did that wrong. i’m not trying again. here’s the quote from Amazon that I wanted to post!

    Collins, a pioneering medical geneticist who once headed the Human Genome Project, adapts his title from President Clinton’s remarks announcing completion of the first phase of the project in 2000: “Today we are learning the language in which God created life.” Collins explains that as a Christian believer, “the experience of sequencing the human genome, and uncovering this most remarkable of all texts, was both a stunning scientific achievement and an occasion of worship.”

  4. ok. i totally did that wrong. i’m not trying again. here’s the quote from Amazon that I wanted to post!

    Collins, a pioneering medical geneticist who once headed the Human Genome Project, adapts his title from President Clinton’s remarks announcing completion of the first phase of the project in 2000: “Today we are learning the language in which God created life.” Collins explains that as a Christian believer, “the experience of sequencing the human genome, and uncovering this most remarkable of all texts, was both a stunning scientific achievement and an occasion of worship.”

  5. If you click this link you can read my brother’s thoughts about time and creation-
    http://tomskledany.wordpress.com/

  6. If you click this link you can read my brother’s thoughts about time and creation-
    http://tomskledany.wordpress.com/

  7. I don’t have much to say today on trying to convince you of anything. Just want you to know that I love you dearly and God thinks your great, too!

  8. I don’t have much to say today on trying to convince you of anything. Just want you to know that I love you dearly and God thinks your great, too!

  9. Heh, a tough cookie, eh? Well so are you, especially since you’re working against the evidence.

    Just teasing. Don’t stress about posting asap. We’ve got patience.

    Yea for Apple!

  10. Heh, a tough cookie, eh? Well so are you, especially since you’re working against the evidence.

    Just teasing. Don’t stress about posting asap. We’ve got patience.

    Yea for Apple!

  11. I haven’t had many run-ins with customer service from any business. The run-ins I have had were pleasent enough.

    Here’s what I think about Apple CS….if you told them that you had dropped it several times, and they still replaced it, then yes, Apple CS rocks the casbah.

  12. I haven’t had many run-ins with customer service from any business. The run-ins I have had were pleasent enough.

    Here’s what I think about Apple CS….if you told them that you had dropped it several times, and they still replaced it, then yes, Apple CS rocks the casbah.

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