Posts Tagged "knowledge"

Sir Nicholas Gimcrack

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Sir Nicholas Gimcrack

In 1757 Ben Franklin was in England where he rented rooms from Mrs. Margaret Stevenson. Mrs. Stevenson, a widow, had a young daughter, Mary, who was intelligent and inquisitive. She immediately took to Franklin who became a father figure for the young girl and they enjoyed many science experiments together. When Franklin returned to America, they continued corresponding. In one letter he wrote to Mary he was encouraging her to continue her studies, but not at the sacrifice of character. Knowledge has it merits, but without a destination it serves no purpose. He wrote, Dear Polly, There is,...

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Easter Island

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument | 2 comments

Easter Island

Most of us have seen the pictures of the Easter Island stone heads and wonder who and why a civilization would have created such statues. Easter Island is found off the coast of South America, specifically the Chilean coast. Easter Island is one of the most remote locations on earth. Yes, even more remote than the North or South Poles. One would have to travel nearly 2000 miles to find another human settlement, or neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar. If not for the island heads, Easter Island would be just another Pacific island among the thousands that dot the Pacific landscape....

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Faith VS Knowledge?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 1 comment

Faith VS Knowledge?

Which is more important, faith or knowledge? Watch this video before you read my post. http://youtu.be/U6UCzgeguN8 It is only one minute long which is less time than you would take to smoke a cigarette, use the bathroom, or brush your teeth; at least I hope it is less time than you would take to brush your teeth. The video is a cut taken from an interview of Richard Dawkins discussing faith and other topics. There were several things I was tempted to discuss, but felt the last comment, (and the very first), about faith and Christians was the most important. His final comment was that...

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