Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Boy with three arms

Today on the news they showed a boy with three arms. He has one arm on left side and two on the right. Neither of the arms on the right are fully functional and if either of them is touched it hurts. We don't know how this happened except that the boy's DNA was somehow altered.

When DNA is altered it is damaged and bad things happen. This is because entropy (disorganization) of DNA tends to increase. In fact, every single one of us will eventually die because entropy tends to increase.

Evolutionist' believe that evolution is the result of natural selection and random mutation of DNA and this leads to more and more complex lifeforms. You might notice that evolutionist' are long winded on discussions about natural selection because we can observe that. What we have never observed is a mutation that leads to an improvement of the human species or any other species. What we do see is the extinction of species. We see species going extinct in modern times and a record of extinct species in the fossil record. This is the result of entropy.

Natural selection can't reverse the affect of entropy on DNA -- it can only slow it down.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

10 Penny Experiment

1. Organize 10 pennies by stacking them in one column on a table. This is your system.

2. Next add energy to your system. Do this by pounding on the table for about a minute. When you are done the column of pennies should now be strewn about on the table in a disorganized fashion.

3. Next keep pounding on the table until the pennies reorganize themselves in one column like before -- or until you give up.

My guess is that you will give up first. In fact, you could keep pounding on that table forever the pennies will never again reorganize themselves in a column again. How do I know this -- it's a law of science that entropy (disorganization) of a closed system tends to increase.

Now our system wasn't closed because we added energy. However, adding energy to a system isn't enough to overcome entropy in a significant way. The best you can hope for is that one penny might creep up onto another -- but then it would just creep off again. You can easily overcome entropy by adding energy and intelligence (or information) to a system. That's what we did in step 1.

Now imagine that instead of getting 10 pennies to organize, your goal was to get 3 billion base pairs that makeup human nuclear DNA to organize spontaneously through random mutation. That's a laugh. But that is just what evolutionist believe.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A milkshake can kill you

Every year I like to try something new, and since I just had my 48th birthday I was starting to think of some options. Little did I know that my new experience would be chosen for me. Tuesday morning I found myself in the hospital with an IV stuck in my arm. I never had one of those before.

So how did that happen? Well on Sunday I started having diarrhea (this is probably where some of you stop reading). It stopped by the time I went to bed. But the next day I had diarrhea again. I also had a sore throat so I decided to just have a milkshake for lunch. The diarrhea got worse.

Between midnight and 2AM I think I visitied the toilet 10 or 15 times. I didn't know I had that much water in me. I bit the skin on one of my knuckles together. The skin didn't seperate as usual and just stuck there. That told me what I already knew -- I was dehydrated. Just before going back to bed I looked in the mirror and thought "I look pretty good even though I am dehydrated".

A few hours later I woke up with muscle cramps. I got up to go to the bathroom but passed out on the toilet. I came to a minute later and Roxy was slapping me in the face. I was wondering why she was doing that. She looked worried and wanted to take me to the hospital. I drank some water and felt better and decided to just go to bed.

I should have listened to my wife even though she had just finished slapping me in the face. A few hours later I ended up at the hospital anyway with an IV stuck in my arm. As I was leaving the hospital the doctor was giving me instructions. She said don't take any dairy products or sugary foods because they make diarrhea worse.

So what lessons did I learn?

1) If you have diarrhea, don't drink a milkshake

2) If your wife slaps you in the face -- listen to her

3) People really do die of diarrhea.

I also learned how to spell diarrhea.

P.S. Go to google and search on "Iraq water supply diarrhea". You will be shocked. Or just click here.