Success in its purest form cannot be forced to attain real prosperity, it holds deeper layers than are commonly visible from the surface, and even the best of successes have perils and negative effects. In all of its definitions and whims, success can never be forced, or the value of the achievement is lost. When forced, success can actually go in the reverse direction of the original intent, and human error proves itself a huge flaw in forced success. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem, the society is overall collectivist, made to extinguish any and all individualism by banning the word “I”. Instead, only “we” may be used to discuss self.
A subject of debate for years, centuries even, has been that of Creation versus Evolution. Which one outweighs the other? Which is most heavily supported by scientific evidence? Many have mulled over the idea of One omnipotent God miraculously creating the world we live in today, modeling it according to His perfect plan. Others stand firm in the belief of a phenomena of space and matter where earth was brought into existence by a spectacular “big bang,” causing entire planets, ecosystems, and life forms to materialize from nothing.
Tolstoy argues, rational knowledge cannot provide a clear answer to what is the meaning of life, because it explains that life is just a random of collections of cells forming and than passing. The randomness and purposelessness is what frightens Tolstoy, because he questions what is the point of living if he was not even specially formed for a special function. His argument is rooted in the idea that rational knowledge diminishes the sacredness of life by eliminating purpose. From his observations, he concludes life is sacred when viewed through the lens of religious faith; religious faith argues our purpose:a) is given by an omni-benevolent being, b) makes life meaningful, and c) contributes to something more than ourselves (Tolstoy 674). Tolstoy is not necessarily religious, but he
With the notion of interplanetary travel comes the argument of for or against. Scientific priority should be refocused from interplanetary travel as long as parts of the Earth remain unexplored, the dangers outweigh the rewards, and the nations no longer lead research. The vast Earth with it’s deep caves, pointed mountains, and oceans. The oceans are seemingly infinite when one looks out over it; the real infinity is what’s beneath the surface. Up to this date the approximated percentage of the ocean area that is discovered is only 5% (NOAA 1).
Planets, lives are the natural results of big bang. According to Charles Darwin, the advocate of evolution, evolution processes, including the beginning of the universe, occurred accidentally, meaning that everything we see and we have today is an enormous accident. All the naturally occurring incidents are merely the results of accidents, with nearly no special meaning. Naturalists as a result further interpret that lives of human beings serve the same purpose as their origins—human beings are to no avail. The idea of naturalism can be illustrated by one simple example.
An illustration showed that the moon would slowly be drifting away from the Earth. The inverse square law states that if the moon was half the distance away then the gravitational effect on our tides would be quadrupled or if the moon was 1/3 the distance then the gravitational effect would be 9 times stronger causing us to drown at least twice a day. If the Earth existed more than a billion of years then the Moon should have been inside or touching the Earth. If Humans were a result of evolving there should be at least remains of fossils of our ancestors who were in a different form. For over 2 centuries of digging beneath the Earth no previous ancestor remains have been found.
God 's existence has been a continuous debate certainly for centuries. The issue of God 's existence is debatable because of the different kind of controversies that can be raised from an "Atheist as being the non-believer of God" and a "Theist who is the believer of God". An atheist can raise different objections on the order of the universe by claiming that the science is a reason behind the perfection of the universe. In Aquinas 's fifth argument, he claims that the order of the universe cannot be explained by chance, but only by design and purpose. To explain this order of the universe he concludes that, there is an intelligent being whom we call "God".
Irreducible complexity This is a common point of disagreement between pro-evolutionists and anti-evolutionists. The irreducible complexity argument from anti-evolutionists states that complex structures like the human eye cannot arise from a process of natural selection and evolution alone. This is because if you take parts away from the eye it fails to function, leading one to conclude the eye must have been made in one act of creation by a supernatural intelligence, the same way a watch would have had to be made from start to finish by an intelligent watchmaker with the intention of an end-goal which would be the final watch itself. Half a watch, or three-quarters of a watch would serve no practical purpose. Pro-evolutionists counter this
If a person lived on the sun in the center of our solar systems, and then traveled to a neutron star and lived there for one year, when the person went back to the sun he left, hundreds of years would have passed. The reason time stops at the black hole’s event horizon is because there is a complete tear in the fabric of space-time. The tear is caused be the extreme gravitational pull. This is called singularity. Singularity is defined as a point where anything takes an infinite value.
Bill Bryson, author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” (ASHONE), writes to address the public about the cosmos and space in their entirety. For an adolescent to grasp the concepts of cosmology is a virtually impossible feat. Although it is a difficult phenomenon for the ‘Average Joe’ to grasp the analytical ideas, Bryson gets the job done. Whilst the vast expanse of universe overwhelms the masses, the author manages to present the information in a masterfully lackadaisical manner. Lax as Bryson may be in his narration, all of his scientific facts relate to rudimentary examples that even the quaint can find common ground in.
My first reason going against what was said on my part Is stated by Olaf Stapleton in which he states, "The microseism was pregnant with a germ of a proper time and proper space, and all kinds of cosmical beings. The matter of ten million galaxies lay dormant to a point. I disagree with Olaf because in the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. And what Olaf is saying is that matter created matter. But, how did the matter get there?
186,282 miles per second. That’s how fast light travels in the universe. Our Sun is 93 million miles away from the Earth, and it’s light reaches us in around 8 minutes. That may seem like a huge distance, but that is absolutely nothing compared to other objects in space. Neptune, known for its glorious blue color, is 2.7 billion miles away.