Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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michael reynolds

Oh, man, I meant to call this piece to your attention. Glad you found it anyway.

Chris Hallquist

Most of the cardinal's article merits little attention. However, when he mentions evidence in biology, he definitely seems to be endorsing discredited ID arguemnts.


Which just proves what I've always believed. One group slides into fundamentalism, and uses it's vote to elect the President of the most powerful country on the planet, and everyone else wants to be "friends", so now they say they believe what the fundies do.

As my mother used to say, god's good and the divil's not half-bad.


In regards to "Catholic Church Backing Away from Evolution"..

The RC church has done all it could to put anchor, and put the brakes on evolution, by it's horrid fear of the masses discovering the truth.. fearing that Christianity won't be included in a future of truth...

The truth being that Christianity is essentially a 2000-year old gay's wine and cheese party, paid for by the blood and toil of the innocent, desperate to be shown the way to immortality when they already have it... The problem being, How do they maintain it..? Religion doesn't have the first clue.. and the scam goes on and on, in this evolved Slavery system, for a thousand years children being born into hell.. their bloodlines shaped and molded, forever numbed into the living death.. born to suck on the master's boots, and lick at his messes...

Cecile A. Schoonover

Being a Catholic, I'm deeply troubled by the church with it's stand on Evolution vs Creative Design. This is what happens when too much of man's rules and regulation is such a BIG part of a religion.
Why can't we just take the Bible (Genesis) as it says, we have in the past...


"Evolution in the sense of common ancestry might be true, but evolution in the neo-Darwinian sense - an unguided, unplanned process of random variation and natural selection - is not."

I would like to point out a flaw in his argument.

Evolution may be an unguided, unplanned process of random variation and natural selection.
Just because this is not consistent with the beliefs of the catholic church does not mean it is not 'the truth' It may very well be the truth, and the church has it wrong.

how can men in such high places make such obvious errors.

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