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Upper GI Endoscopy

I had an Upper GI Endoscopy (camera that goes down your esophagus / stomach) @ Deaconess Clinic today. The oddest part is the 'conscious sedation' with amnesia induced by the drug Midazolam that they give via an IV for the procedure. I remember saying to the nurse "Wow this stuff works quickly, the room is already spinning." The next thing I remembered was saying "Hi" to Heather when I was in recovery (probably about an hour later). I have no memory whatsoever of the procedure or the recovery otherwise, even though I was conscious and carrying on conversations. I also don't remember a few other things- like the drive home (Heather was driving, not me :) or discussing the results with the nurse. Heather told me later I said this and that, she said this and that- but I have zero recollection of it. That's a very weird experience indeed. On the plus side- I have no pain or other negative after effects from the procedure. If you ever have to ha

The Arrogance of Science and Academia

I just watched a documentary movie which got me quite fired up. The movie is called Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed by Ben Stein . The purpose of the movie was to bring to light the 'wall' that many in science/academia have put up regarding thier opinions on evolution. Many of these scientists are so dedicated to the theory of Darwinian evolution that have have excluded the possibility of any other option, including intelligent design. Evolution is a theory, period. It's not a fact, and it cannot be proven, as the film points out. Evolutionists also have no idea how life came to be, initially. According to the Theory of Evolution, there was initially only mud / primordial soup which contained the essential proteins and molecules required for life as we know it to exist. Then- poof- life existed. The problem with this is the odds of this happening- of the amino acids forming in the correct sequence to form a cell- in nature are so improbable that it's essentia