MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Problems With No Pre-Existing Conditions

March 30th, 2010 Viewed 1614 times

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Most people like to feel that they are pretty indestructible.  Myself?  I lamented turning 20 as the age at which my indestructibility left me.  There are many young people that choose not to have health insurance, and still many more (especially men) who carry insurance but do not have regular checkups.

When the U.S. Government, as part of Health Care Insurance Reform, stated that they wanted to force Insurance companies to insure people with Pre-Existing conditions, I thought it was a good and popular move.  After all, who likes to think about the people that want insurance and cannot get it?

That was before I actually started thinking through the problem.

Because He Said It, It Must Be True

March 29th, 2010 Viewed 1659 times, 1 so far today

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Yesterday we explored the concept of the Appeal To Authority fallacy: The idea that just because something could happen doesn’t mean that it will or did.  We stated that the logical conclusions drawn about Molecules to Man Evolution rests on this fallacy, because it requires millions of years for things to happen that haven’t been observed, but works itself backwards from the present:  It states that since we are here, this is how it must have happened, it just must have taken millions of years.  Hence they work out the probability of it happening, and then state that because we are here it did.

Just Because Something Could Happen…

March 28th, 2010 Viewed 1527 times

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The Infinite Monkey Theorem goes something like this:

…a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

This logic is part of what makes up the logical belief in Evolution: the idea being, that given enough time there can be enough mutations—some of which were beneficial—to explain how humans came from primitive life all the way back to the one celled organism.

There is a problem with this logic, however.  It is an appeal to probability.

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

March 27th, 2010 Viewed 1354 times

We’ve talked before about how between Photoshop, makeup and a good hairstyle an ordinary looking girl can be made to look like a model.  Samsung has taken this one step further, showing you how even “monsters” could look cool if they took pictures at the angles and the ways that people take them on popular sites.

Take a look after the jump:

I Am Better Than You Are

March 26th, 2010 Viewed 1498 times, 3 so far today

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It all depends on who is in power.  When the Republicans are in power, the Democrats are the whining babies.  They ridicule their President about “Mission Accomplished.”  They complain about him on foreign soil.  They insult his intelligence and constantly bring up that he might once of been an alcoholic.  They oppose every bill that he makes so that he’ll compromise.

And when the tables are turned, they’ll denounce the very same thing they just did.

Because the School Knows Best

March 24th, 2010 Viewed 1194 times

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Pregnancy should be the most exciting time in a young woman’s life.  It should be the time where you count the days (and sometimes hours) until the new life inside the womb makes an appearance on the world’s stage.

Unfortunately, for many new mothers, pregnancy is accompanied by worry, concern, and shame.

You Must Promote My Lifestyle

March 22nd, 2010 Viewed 1136 times

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Constance McMillen is a homosexual.  She is also a senior in a public high school in Mississippi, and as such she was looking forward to her senior prom.  She wanted to bring a date, and because of her lifestyle, she wanted to bring another young lady and she wanted to wear a tuxedo instead of wearing a prom gown.

She claimed that all she wanted was the rights that all of her heterosexual classmates had, and it touches on the very problem Christians have with the gay rights movement.

24 – Season 8

March 15th, 2010 Viewed 1300 times

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I don’t know how many of you follow the thriller, 24, but this season seems to be a little better than the last.  The last couple of episodes really have picked up the pace, and I’m excited to hear that Renee may eventually be getting back in the field.

And Most Public School Children Say “What?”

March 12th, 2010 Viewed 1263 times

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The funny thing about this comic—other than the punch line—is how a majority of the people would have at least known the subject matter when the comic was written, but that number is steadily decreasing.

Why?  Because Biblical literacy is getting lower by the day.  And forget about research into Bible times.

The Worse Part

March 11th, 2010 Viewed 1117 times, 1 so far today

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Lila’s best friend is getting married—and she’s the maid of honor.  She’s single, and has longed to find the perfect man, and has a revelation during the wedding ceremony that most couples want to forget as well—that marriage is for better or worse.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.