Sunday, September 28, 2008

Existence of God

I recently went to a forum on Science vs. Religion, the argument being that since DNA is a code, and all known codes have intelligent design behind it, is this proof enough that there is an intelligent design behind the creation of therefore a God? (which is a really vague question I know). I think it's interesting to ponder because evolution only explains the occurance of species, bu not really the beginning of life. At what instance did this planet go from having nothing to having something, whether it be as simple as a single celled cyanobacteria? Oh, and I'm defining a code as a something that can represent a functioning and larger meaning that is greater than the code itself. Also, a code is a constant thing that the actual code has a definite direction and meaning (ie the patterns on a persons face cannot be considered a code, because every human acts differently.)

Emilly Z.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Darwin Today

Sometimes these things just come to me, what can I say. At any rate, to what extent, if any, is our current society/world/culture still, if at all, running under the general rules of survival of the fittest? If we are, how has the definition of 'fitness' changed? Is this necesarily a good or bad thing? What do you think?

Depending on what you believe this could be a sensitive subject so please keep all comments respectful.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Of Good and Evil

A while back I was randomly thinking on the current state of our world and on the human condition, and something occured to me. In our world right now there is more good done for the sake of good than there is evil done for the sake of evil. But on the other hand there is much more migitated evil, which is evil done for some real or percieved advantage, than there is migitated good, which is good under the same context. Is this right or wrong? Thoughts?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

News and Truth

Since the seminar blog is rather... lacking to say the least in comparison to the ToK blog. I thought I'd kick it off with an interesting video I had found. (Seriously though seniors who took ToK last year should add something, cause people like me have no idea what to do.)

For this I have an interesting video which is about 10 minutes, so set aside a bit of time before you watch it.


The major question it brings up, should news organizations be held legally responsible to tell the truth? or would this impede on their rights as independent organizations?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New TOK Blog

Welcome to the new TOK Seminar Blog...
As a member of TOK Seminar, this blog has been created to allow all of you to continue your discussions centered around the guest speakers, films and any other thoughts that come up along the way.