On this day in 1925, the ‘Scopes Monkey Trial‘ began.
So, while you are definitely not a monkey’s Uncle, I can teach that a monkey’s ancestor, may in fact, be my and your ancestor as well.
On this day in 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus was born. Yea, heliocentric cosmology!
Today it is also worth noting that the first day of creation began at nightfall preceding Sunday October 23, 4004 B.C. The anniversary of which would be nightfall yesterday. Or something like that.
* [(4004 + 2008) -1 =
5,999 6,011 Remember, there’s no year zero.] later: WTF’s wrong with my math skills? Sheesh.
This came in from the American Humanist Association folks:
Tonight, humanism and secular thought will be in the spotlight on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, one of America’s most popular television shows. Stephen Colbert will interview Lori Lipman Brown, director of the Secular Coalition for America, an alliance that includes the American Humanist Association. From her office at AHA headquarters in Washington DC, Lori has worked tirelessly to defend the rights of nontheists and the separation of church and state. Now her message, and ours, will reach millions of mainstream Americans, particularly young people.
So tune in tonight. In most markets the show will air at 11:30pm / 10:30c, but check your local listings.
We know Lori and Paul from when they grew up and lived in Las Vegas some time ago. Good people and a good message.
I was ordained at Hsu Yun temple in Honolulu in 1998.