Monicks: Unleashed

Thinking Critically

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Just because it sounds nice….

monicks-84962Just because it sounds nice and makes you feel warm and fuzzy, doesn’t mean it is true.

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Most of my usual readers know the answer to this question, but let’s break it down for you, dear reader, who were not taught science, and were googling this.

To ancient philosophers, the question about the first chicken or egg also evoked the questions of how life and the universe in general began. A long time ago, in the dark ages maybe, people used to refer to this as one of the unanswerable questions: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Simply put, and for most of us, the answer is: “Duh, the egg.”, since egg-laying species pre-date the existence of chickens. So a “first” chicken must have come from an egg which pre-dated that chicken. Actually, since an animal does not evolve into another species during its lifetime, and since organisms can fail to breed true, it is biologically necessary that the chicken egg came first… not from a chicken, though.

This is really not that hard to understand, but you do need to read a science book to be able to grasp how evolution works.

No, evolution isn’t just a theory, it is a scientific theory, which has a completely different meaning. A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of knowledge that has been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation.

Grab a copy of On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection, it’s not even hard to read; or even better, if you really wanna read it and learn something, email me and I will send you a digital copy. Deal? (◕‿~)✿

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Let’s stay in touch

Hello, dear subscriber!

As you surely know already, Google is pulling the plug on the old and reliable Google Reader on July 1st. First of all, backup your content. There are plenty of good alternatives like Feedly (the one I chose, basically because I’m lazy… and iOS integration),  Bloglovin, and The Old Reader, in case you want to check them out. If by any chance you’re reading this in Google Reader may I be so bold as to suggest that you follow monicks.net‘s updates in another RSS feed so we don’t lose each other in the process?

Just to make my humble site worthy of your kind visit, I have dressed monicks.net up, so now it is rocking a new theme, a super nice slider, and an awesome carousel plugin written, developed and implemented by my amazing fiancé Joshua McGee.

Also I would love to hear your opinions on the new looks of the site, and I’m open to all your suggestions. Let me know in the comments, or you can always tweet me, or email me.

So, let’s stay in touch? (◕‿◕)✿

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