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Monday, January 21, 2002

Beautiful morning, even though the weather predictions were for rain! It is sunny and mild, so I had a nice bike ride, even went a bit farther and worked up a good sweat!

I am having trouble with this PC again! It is not booting up correctly, gets hung/frozen and I have to restart a couple times to get it going. I installed CorelDRAW that came with the computer the other day, and I THINK that is the source of the problem. I contacted Compaq support, and was given the instructions on how to remove the program because it doesn't have an uninstall, nor is it listed in the add/remove programs under MS additional software. Bummer. I am about tired of all this wrangling with the PC, and am still thinking of getting a new one. Or a laptop. Can't decide which one I'd rather have at this point.

Here's another excerpt from a catastrophic cosmic disaster in Earth's past:

Comets, Meteors & Myth: New Evidence for Toppled Civilizations and Biblical Tales

"...and the seven judges of hell ... raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame. A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup." -- An account of the Deluge from the Epic of Gilgamesh, circa 2200 B.C.

Biblical stories, apocalyptic visions, ancient art and scientific data all seem to intersect at around 2350 B.C., when one or more catastrophic events wiped out several advanced societies in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Increasingly, some scientists suspect comets and their associated meteor storms were the cause. History and culture provide clues: Icons and myths surrounding the alleged cataclysms persist in cults and religions today and even fuel terrorism.


Why do religious nuts always attribute medical treatment/success to a 'miracle' when it's obviously due to human ability? For example in this excerpt:


Limbaugh's hearing returned a month after undergoing cochlear implant surgery.

"It's too early to tell how much I can hear... music, television," Limbaugh revealed on over 600 stations. "My miracle was immediate, in terms of conversations..."

Oh puuhllease! If it wasn't for human medical science, Limbaugh would STILL be deaf. Let's give credit where credit is due, huh? Not to some fictional 'god' or 'miracle.'

And I'm away for today!

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