Recently watched the following…(it caught my attention as a reader of ancient text). Like any book, many reviews circulate, read-to-see (for yourself); of course. Different books affect us differently. Impressive, to me, how this ancient library of 66 books pops ids (bursts bubbles formed from man’s (both ancient and modern) desires for instant/immediate gratification, etc)…aka contradicts popular id-eas (aka ideas which with (enough) time have proved untrue/irrelevant/harmful). “Amazing” how such an “old” book IS relevant to modern living/compassion literacy!!!
“Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life,” said Viktor Frankl
School lets out soon…so begins our Summer (schooling) at the Library 5 days a week…(give or take a few). We are at the library (learning regularly throughout the year (literally & otherwise)). However, when so-called “regular” aka “public” school finishes for the year…we’re there (at our local library) supporting various programs, etc.
Speaking of libraries…our “cells are living libraries.” Did You realize? “The information in a bacterial cell would fill a 1,000-page book.” (Have You read a 1,000 page book lately?!)…(Uh-huh!)
How do cells use information? Think of DNA as a collection of recipes, each one involving step-by-step processes, with each step carefully scripted in precise terms. But instead of the end result being a cake or a cookie, it might be a cabbage or a cow. In living cells, of course, the processes are fully automated, adding yet another layer of complexity and sophistication.
Genetic information is stored until it is needed, perhaps to replace worn out or diseased cells with healthy new ones or to pass on traits to offspring. […]Consider one of the smallest organisms, bacteria. German scientist Bernd-Olaf Küppers stated: “Carried over to the realm of human language, the molecular text describing the construction of a bacterial cell would be about the size of a thousand-page book.” For good reason, chemistry professor David Deamer wrote: “One is struck by the complexity of even the simplest form of life.” How does the genome of a human compare? “[It] would fill a library of several thousand volumes,” says Küppers. (excerpted: Your Cells Living Libraries Awake! August 2015–my highlights)
To describe the writing in DNA as “molecular-genetic language” is more than “mere metaphor,” says Küppers. “Like human language,” he points out, “the molecular-genetic language also possesses a syntactic dimension.” Put simply, DNA has a “grammar,” or set of rules, that strictly regulates how its instructions are composed and carried out. (excerpted: Your Cells Living Libraries Awake! August 2015–my highlights)
Intelligence is out there, eh?..(and grammar, too?)..of course, joanie.
People attribute information to intelligence, whether that information is in the form of symbols on clay or signals from space. They do not need to see the information being created to draw that conclusion. Yet, when the most sophisticated code known to man—the chemical code of life—was discovered, many shoved that logic aside, attributing DNA to mindless processes. Is that reasonable? Is it consistent? Is it scientific? A number of respected scientists say no.
Professor Yan-Der Hsuuw is the director of embryo research at Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. He too once believed in evolution—until his research led him to conclude otherwise. Regarding cell division and specialization, he said: “The right cells must be produced in the right order and at the right places. First they assemble into tissues that will in turn assemble themselves into organs and limbs. What engineer can even dream of writing instructions for such a process? Yet the instructions for embryo development are superbly written in DNA. When I consider the beauty of it all, I’m convinced that life was designed by God.” (excerpted: Your Cells Living Libraries Awake! August 2015–my highlights)
There are theories…then there are NOT theories:
What qualifies a theory as a scientific theory? According to the Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories, a scientific theory, such as Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, must
Be reproducible by controlled experiments
Make accurate predictions
In that light, where does evolution stand? Its operation cannot be observed. It cannot be reproduced. And it cannot make accurate predictions. Can evolution even be considered a scientific hypothesis? The same encyclopedia defines a hypothesis as “a more tentative observation of facts [than a theory],” yet lends itself “to deductions that can be experimentally tested.” (excerpted: Your Cells Living Libraries Awake! August 2015–my highlights)
As a person preferring poetry (and alliteration;)…(Is happy living, happy loving reading?)
“Your eyes even saw me as an embryo; all its parts were written in your book.” (Psalm (song) 139:16)
Of course, David was using poetic language (i.e. DNA). Nevertheless, in principle, he was right on the mark, which is typical of the Bible writers. None were even slightly influenced by the fanciful folklore or mythology of other ancient peoples. (excerpted: Your Cells Living Libraries Awake! August 2015)
Makes me ask: Evolutionists…are they slightly influenced by the fanciful?!
(DNA–a space oddity?/God’s (superlatively intelligent) “poetic” living language!)
Rewarming must be a passive activity… or you risk losing fingers, skin, tissue, toes…if it took 1 or 2 hours for frostbite to set in…must: takes that long: 1-2 hours to rewarm…(and another reason of many, i’m glad i don’t/never smoked cause smoking, caffeine, alcohol make you more susceptible to frostbite).
Same with compassion…agape education..waking people up… gradually…a delicate process… teaching/educating/reteaching/unlearning…a learning/warming the mind/heart to new things, I think needs to be passive: a gradual rewarming of brain permafrost…if for example, a person has lived for so many years (insert time frame) it just may take that equivalent of (insert time frame) to get them warmed up to changing their emotional climate from violent to loving, from smoking to breathing pure air, etc…from corruption/selfish choices to clean/selfless choices. i was passively listening to the weather channel about the dangers of frostbite and treatment while “engaging” in something else last night & a light bulb went off… in my hand!…i.e. made some brain/hand connection about frostbite and emotions/actions…and com..passion…and how some soooo lack it, etc. in their communications/dealings/choices….and perhaps, why?…(they’ve lost a compassion finger or two or toe or two.)
Some are just soooooooooooooooooo cold and i’m just soooooooooooo warm: extreme climates. Learning to interact well/healthy/understandingly and IF i’m “coping” with a difficult person/situation/icy climate…IF i stay warm (kind/nice/compassionate)…eventually: will the person MELT (warm up)??
Warming up…to compassion takes patience/time/intelligent/passive precision. Requires: Being patient and understanding and realizing that not everyone has had the same opportunities to acquire/learn/adopt compassion culture/education/literacy….from infancy onward.
Apathy, indifference, envy, violence…brrrrr:(…who wants to endure a climate like that?
i’m NOT gonna let You/Anyone’s cold/mean/unloving/non-compassionate/violent/selfish ways…give me frostbite of the heart/mind..IF i can help it…trying my best:
To love others as we love ourselves means that we view others as we wanttobe viewed and treatothers as we would like tobetreated. Jesus said: “All things, therefore, that youwant men to do toyou, you also must likewise do to them.” (Matthew 7:12) Notice that Jesus did not say to mull over what others have done to us in the past and then repay in kind. Instead, we are to think about how we would like tobetreated and then act accordingly. Notice, too, that Jesus did not restrict his words to friends and brothers. He used the word “men,” perhaps to indicate that we should act in this way toward all people, everyone we meet. ~excerpted: What it Means to Love Your Neighbor w 06
A light bulb in my hand…HOT power. (Compassion Heat in a violent/icy/apathetic world/climate.)
Dark, light, day, night, healthy, unhealthy, positive, negative… we all come under influences of one sort or another.
Some by choice, some by circumstance.
If all of us were functioning optimally, would most of us choose healthy, positive influences in our lives?? Perhaps.
We gotta eat! (I’m hungry as I write this.)
At any given moment in time… all of us have access to an abundant media feast at our fingertips. Many tables of mind food from which to choose.
Obviously, there are multi-level wellness benefits from healthy food for body/mind table vs. junk/contaminated food table. The buffet is spread… what will You choose??… Make it YUMMY & HEALTHY!:)
Personally, my health is very important to me… my physical, mental, emotional and most importantly to me: my spiritual health. Spiritual health is the, often over-looked, key to longevity of physical life. Am I a mind binge eater? When it comes to healthy, non-contaminated spiritual food: You betcha!! I admit to feeding my mind/spiritual need over my body/physical need… do I have a mind eating disorder?! -lol… not trying to be insensitive… physical eating disorders (BTW: I’m just skinny and I do eat!) is nothing to joke about. (May be my mind is super fat?) In my personal readings/research of spiritual matters/topics…which is like treasure hunting for gems…and not every rock is a precious stone. Fool’s gold (aka mineral/iron pyrite) is out there plenty for the taking.
Personally, like any table/buffet offering physical food: i’m selective to make a healthy choice and avoid what could damage my body. Same with my table of spiritual food. I prefer a positive table aka compassionate/angelic table over a negative/non-compassionate/demonic table.
I came across Time’s yearly list of “best” websites ranging from: health & fitness, games, education, sports, quirky. What I didn’t see on the list was the category of spirituality. You must have favorite websites, right? (We all do.)
Ever wonder what websites are the most translated?! I LOVE languages and wish I could speak a few words in each… imagine all the new compassion friends I could make globally and what I would learn of value from each of them! (A common language as well as compassion and forgiveness brings unity/peace!)Though, the pure language of agape love transcends every literal language… so, that’s the language I mostly concentrate on learning/speaking/living fluently!:)
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