CMP (Canadian Mind Products)’s purpose is to stand up for the rights of plants and animals. Animals also includes cetacea, humans, gay people, atheists, war victims and invertebrates. CMP attempts to inculcate planetary consciousness — concern for the planet as a whole. A subgoal is to teach people to use computers effectively, particularly with the Java computer language.
In primitive times, man had a very sloppy way of naming and classifying animals. They thought bats were birds. They thought whales were fish. They thought humans had no animal relatives. They referred to groups of similar animals as kinds e.g. lion, tiger, leopard and cheetah were all the same cat kind. You could not tell from the names which animals were similar to each other.
Scientists refined the system based on which individuals could interbreed. Each breeding group they called a species. Linnaeus, in 1735, invented a hierarchical Latin naming system. Scientists refined the classification system based on evolution, then refined it again based on the similarity of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) genomes.
The creationists say Noah preserved only one breeding pair of each kind. They have no explanation of where all the species of that kind evolved from in a mere 4,320 years after the ark landed.
Nya, Nya, You Can’t Prove God Does Not Exist
Josh Wheaton, Christian evangelist Josh Wheaton, Christian evangelist
This is a childish attempt to shirk responsibility for the burden of proof. Those who claim the Loch Ness monster is real must produce some evidence. It is not up to everyone else to prove her non-existence.
Josh, no one can prove invisible pink unicorns do not exist either, but you don’t assume they exist without evidence. Why do you treat deities differently? However, I can easily prove the creator of the universe had nothing to do with composing the bible. The bible is a forgery, a counterfeit. That completely pulls the rug out from under Christianity. You cannot trust the bible. It is just an ordinary book written by men. It is not an inerrant tome composed by the creator of the universe.
Also Josh, consider that things that do exist like whales, people have no problem coming up with evidence for their existence. It is only things that do not exist, like invisible pink unicorns and deities that present a problem.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
Capitalism Generates Insane Behaviour
A blind application of capitalistic ideology causes companies to do some very strange things, like try to kill off their customers.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Scotts-Miracle Grow pleaded guilty on 2012-07-13 to wilfully poisoning the wild bird seed it sold over a period of two years. They deliberately added illegal pesticides to the mix to prevent insects from eating the seeds during storage. I guess it never occurred to Scotts that a few insects in the mix would do the birds no harm at all. Some species of birds would consider them an extra treat. The irony is Scott charged twice what other seed companies charged. The fine amounts to about $1 a $10 bag of seed.
- Meat packing companies such as Maple Leaf, Con Agra and XL warehouse the cattle in cramped feedlots which covers the cattle in feces, contaminates their feed and increases the fat content of the meat. They then slaughter the cattle and give them a quick whisk of a hose to remove the feces. This process often contaminates the meat with various bacteria such as E. coli. If they are caught selling highly contaminated meat, the recall can destroy a company’s reputation and cost millions for the recall and lost sales.
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