Every discovery made is a fascinating broadening of our understanding of this place. I'm intrigued and want to know more, as is my fellow mankind. The "fruit" chosen was from the Tree of Knowledge, after all. The curse we were warned against was loss of naivete, but also carried insatiability. It all fits, at least to me.
Picture yourself as an Egyptian-adopted guy being shown a timelapse of how the Universe and Earth came to be (ala the Genesis project animation in Star Trek) and then explain that to your recently-freed-from-slavery people. You don't expect a little fuzzy allegory?
Regardless, evolution as a driving force for change is completely natural. God uses it all the time. Let's just loosey-goosey some of this, as it's from the hip for me, so I won't bore anyone with Gospel quotes (and I'm not that well-versed), but I hope there's enough sense in the trends.
God let's things "go" in his arena, and then intervenes.
1. Mankind runs amok... until Noah selected out of the mess.
2. Mankind runs amok... until Abraham selected out of the mess.
3. Sodom and Gamorrah runs amok... until Lot selected out of the mess.
4. Mankind runs amok... until Jacob selected out of the mess.
5. Plenty more amoks... plenty of prophets selected out of the messes.
6. More amok... Mary selected out of the mess.
The list goes on and on. If we extend the pattern BACKWARD, what would be wrong with:?
0. Man evolves... until Adam chosen/created.
-1. The planet evolves... until humans develop and progress.
-2. The universe blossoms... until Earth selected/created.
-3. The void exists... until "let there be light" starts the process of Universe generation.
And don't let "6 days" trip things up, either. Think about the sped up Genesis thing that Moses sees and his rational explanation. Plus, if God exists outside of the Universe, adding light, energy, matter, and TIME to a void to start this show, why do people insist on George Burns or Morgan Freeman playing the part? Anthropomorphize all you like, but God is WAAAAY beyond that. Time is quite possibly an outside construct to that entity. Would explain why he reveals the "future". Don't get hung up on time. We haven't got any clues yet about the system OUTSIDE our system.
So, regardless, with each new scientific discovery, I find out more about how God baked this cake. He didn't necessarily tweezer each subatomic particle in place to do so, but he sure set the rules around it to make it happen. Bring on the discoveries! Stop being threatened by them!
Uh sh..wha? DAMMIT!
Well I may as well throw away the friggin' DVD collection now. Thanks a bundle, feep. Ya jerk.
Should we be worried that some super-villainous worm is out there somewhere? Or are they so fragile it doesn't matter?
Now, Catherine fooked that all up, but that's for another rant at another time.
This is by far the best way to clean mirrors too, reducing the frequency of using any cleaner at all. Polishing usually does the trick.
At the very least, it'll give some of you a little exercise.
Try reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" to get a sense of how much of our food products come from subsidized corn (sugar? CITRIC ACID???!).