An Elaboration on Evolution

My previous post elicited a thoughtful response from a Facebook friend. He started off by referring to a Wikipedia article I linked to in the post.

One of the comments on your link to “the evidence” for evolution says:
“One of the strongest evidences for common descent comes from the study of gene sequences.”

The genetic evidence is pretty compelling, but this wouldn’t mean much if it were the only strong evidence for common descent. Continue reading

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Sober Atheist

I am in the minority

People are puzzled by the fact that I don’t drink to get drunk. Sometimes, my peers see this decision as a faux pas. I’m a single 23-year-old male living in a college town; people seem to assume that I want to get hammered from time to time, and they sometimes take offense when I don’t want to get drunk with them. I don’t have religious convictions telling me not to drink too much. I don’t have a wife nagging at me to stay sober. I’m not a father trying to be a good role model. None of the stereotypical reasons for staying sober apply to me. What in the world could possibly motivate me to limit my drinking? Continue reading