According to this article, if men don’t change their ways, especially those in the west, sperms count will go to zero by 2045. Now I don’t know about you, but this is not alarming news. Species come and go & if we can speed our departure, why not?
I understand the pandemic has contributed to some of you gaining weight and with restrictions on movement, no opportunity to burn all the calories you have been taking in. Those who are able to exercise (those new year resolutions) kudos. I hope you manage to keep the pounds down.
I am here to share good news. It should be obvious but I have discovered that things that are generally obvious to me are not so obvious.
In a previous post that I did on weight loss, I mentioned healthy eating, portion size and sustainable plans. This Times article based off some studies in Ecuador and Tanzania show that the difference is in types of food and quantity.
My free advice to anyone struggling with weight is to check their portions, and adopt low calorie dense healthy foods (where possible). And remember to sleep well and drink plenty of water. Sometimes you think you are hungry when you are dehydrated.
To healthy living and better quality of life.
In the ages past, there have been very articulate men and women who spoke for non belief. I don’t know whether such persons were known to the general public or was it just a small section, the elite, that knew them?
France had its Voltaire, Diderot. The English had Percy B Shelley. In the US of A they had Ingersoll, Ernestine Rose, Thomas Paine and I would add Joseph Lewis in East Africa we had Okot p’Bitek. I don’t think I have read any works from Latin America, Asia and China on non belief.
Who would our descendants name as the most articulate advocates of non belief? Who would we say used his wealth & influence like Voltaire to make the world a better place? You know an Ingersoll type?
Whether it is necessary that each generation produces a Darwin, a Newton or Eugenia is altogether open to debate. Maybe the example of these fellows, among others, is sufficient. Who knows. Or maybe Mark Twain was right when he said nature once it finds a product that works produces it en mass with slight variation.
Or maybe I am not making sense.
Is a question many atheists have been asked in one form or another. Many have given varied answers to the question and my contribution, though not new, is to say evidence that would be accepted by any reasonable person/observer.
But who is a reasonable observer/person?
Abstract philosophy and exercise is only suited for that person who is well fed and housed. The practical man or woman has use for philosophy to the extent to which it is relevant to their lives and until professional philosophers address issues of practical men and women, their works will remain in university bookshelves read only by other professional philosophers.
Nan has had some interesting posts lately on extraterrestrial life and the possibility of our meeting them. Or their visiting us. And this has got me thinking, good money is being spent on space exploration and there is a race going on at the moment on who will take man to Mars first? There are a myriad of world crises that that money would help solve. Before you become Jesus & tell me the poor you will always have with you, hear me out.
I am aware that some of the research for space travel & living has yielded useful solutions for the here and now. But I think this has been by accident. So these kind of results would still be arrived at had money been poured towards their solving.
But back to extraterrestrials, is it out of cosmic loneliness that we seek them while at the same time working towards our annihilation? Or is it borne out of the desire to show, once and for all, the creationists that we are not alone?
What are your thoughts?
And a little digression, occasionally when I am reading a book or watching a movie, I find my eyes pissing when either a character or the narrator moves Me. And most times this happens when the writer manages, with pen and paper, to express humanity at its finest. You know, like a great show of love, joy, comradeship or something of that kind.
But what is happening in the camp of the so-called Protestants, led by a German peasant by the name Martin Luther, stormed out of the universal church? The camp? When the fellow, holding the arm of his nun wife called Maria, shouted, ‘I will not repent, I will not recant. Here I stand !’ the chorus from the so-called camp was deafening. All manner of ‘leader’ repeated the defiant war-song, now not addressed to the Vatican, but against Luther himself, and against each other. And it has continued to the present day. There is not one but numerous camps. It may be there is not one person in the world today who knows exactly how many they are, whatever their differences or similarities.Artist the Ruler by Okot p’Bitek
This observation by p’Bitek leaves me amused all the time I think of it. Everyday there is a schism in a christian church somewhere. They often claim a difference in doctrine or disagreement on management but mostly it is about the cookie jar, not that one, but the other one and a million
reasons excuses in between. What is always important is to justify the need to start a new church.
So my friends, what are you protesting?
I hope even Nan will stand this one.
Because that could be only reason you are an atheist. So dear friends, atheists especially, pick up that dusty old bible of yours wherever you have been keeping it, jump to the new testament and Jesus will minister to you on every verse. Can I hear a loud Amen.
And then if you are lucky, you might just marry an international healing evangelist willing to compete with the local shaman in a village of your choice. Amen.
But this works well if you try it while undergoing a traumatic episode in your life. You can start with the 30 no-pay- trial period before you purchase the full version. What are you waiting for?
Or maybe you have the stomach for this. I didn’t.