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Pondering Darwin


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

Pondering

Darwin’s great conception

Analysing

Subsequent exploration

Delineating

Later scientific innovation

Estimating

Faster computation

Reckoning

Engines of automation

Calculating

Female contraception

Crediting

Human contradiction

Perceiving

Earth’s overpopulation

Evaluating

Means of mass destruction

Protesting

Threat of World pollution

Metamorphosing

His old island’s devolution

Detecting

Disbelief in evolution

Facing

Faith in God’s creation

Growing

Rebirth of superstition

Observing

His theory’s diminution

Understanding

The planet’s revolution

Notwithstanding

Our global dissolution

Acknowledging

Darwin’s giant intuition

Recapitulating

A genius’s reputation

Asking

Life’s eternal question

Never reaching

Any satisfactory resolution

Conceding

There is no clear solution

Concluding

All is preconception

Ending

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Frank,

 

I LOVE this. Brilliant word play, which clearly reflects the subtleties and power of the man, his theories, and the bombshell which he started ticking, but has yet to fully explode.

 

I am very impressed. BTW, did you know Darwin and Lincoln were born on the same day and year? Astonishing that the astrologers have not done essays proving their own theories of evolution... icon_biggrin.png

 

Well, well done Frank!

 

PS

http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/j35/...bate.asp?page=1

 

 

For a nice overview of the debate;-)

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Frank E Gibbard

DC your review was more uplifting for me than that weighed in with by the stern Irish man over on PC. Thanks, and for the recommended reading.

I didn't know that factoid about coincidental dates of birth. Did you know the unassociated odd fact I read somewhere that Buzz Aldrin had a mother originally named Moon?! Frank

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Quite thought-provoking, Frank. I like how you seem to present both sides of an "argument" which may not be as much of an argument as it's sometimes made out to be. This part seems to reinforce that any theory is not a fact:

Life’s eternal question

Never reaching

Any satisfactory resolution

Conceding

There is no clear solution

Concluding

All is preconception ...

The last line works well, too.

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