Some cool wiki quotes images:
Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA 11 of 12
Image by mikebaird
Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA. Father is Ben Monmonier, son is Julian Boqha Monmonier. I like this wholesome family-oriented series of 12 images of a father and his son bonding during a surf lesson. They had a great time, and the little grom Julian took the new surf name Boqha to commemorate this step in his life. Boqha has great form and is a natural. Watch for future commercial endorsements for this athlete. The father gave me permission to photograph their entire surf lesson today 21 Dec 2007 Friday 21dec2007 – Photo by Mike Baird, Canon 40D with 300mm f/2.8 IS lens handheld surfmorrobay.com bairdphotos.com flickr.bairdphotos.com photomorrobay.com morro-bay.com
BTY,the term "grom" is used in a very affectionate way to refer to a young capable surfer with talent us older guys will never match. :>)
22 June 2009 Creative Commons use note by INSPIKS Inspirational Pictures.
Creative Commons: This image is the main/only image on the Wikipedia "Grom" "Grommet" definition page. Wiki says in part ""Grommet" ("grom") is a term used to describe a young participant in extreme sports. The term originally was used in the sport of surfing for anyone under the age of 16. However in recent years, the term has been expanded to include other extreme sports, most notably skateboarding and snowboarding… first became popular in the 1970s as part of Australian slang. It was based on the word "Gremmie", which was used in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, which was derived from the word "Gremlin"… The word was originally a derogatory term for an inexperienced surfer, but has become an accepted term for all young participants. For example, the British Surfing Association offers a Grommet Surf Club for young surfers."
This image also illustrates the related Wiktionary "grom" page.
19 Feb 2010 another cool Creative Commons use.
Øyvind Evenstuen has sent you a message on Flickr.
Subject: One of your pictures is in use by a norwegian newspaper
Date: 26th August, 2010
Hi, I just wanted to tell you that this picture: www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2127311117/
is being used cropped in a newspaper here in norway. I have never gotten around to read all the stuff about creative commons, but I didnt think it allowed commercial use of images.
This is one of the countrys three largest papers. Link to article:
Letter: Bills put religion in Louisiana schools
Point well taken re:Machiavelli paraphrase. Even if it might seen innocuous, it's never a good idea to put words in someone's mouth…..living or dead. I'm sure the famous quotes site you speak of cribbed it from Wikipedia. Have a nice one. 4) Comment …
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The randomness of intelligent design.
Image by Armando Maynez
How random is nature?
Apparently Albert Einstein was very interested in this question, and it was the issue of randomness implicit in quantum mechanics that kept him from ever accepting quantum mechanics, he is quoted as saying, “God does not play dice.”
We now are certain that any new physics that is discovered in the years to come will have to be consistent with quantum mechanics, so the randomness seems to be here to stay.
But, if we are certain about randomness at sub-atomic levels, how does it fit into the recently controversial intelligent design?
Was randomness part of the design plans?
– "I will just let this part be random"…
At first I was rampantly strong against ID because I believe that there is enough scientific evidence to prove the evolution of man.
There is even a parody church called:
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
That hilarious religion in the end just wants to state that if catholic church’s genesis is allowed to be presented as an alternative to evolution; then any other unproven theory with sufficient structure can be as valid.
But with more thought to the controversy, I think that even though evolution does have scientific evidence, it still hasn’t been proven completely, there are some missing links (subtle if you may); and so as much as we can be "almost" sure that it is a fact. Adhering strictly to the scientific method, then the "theory" of intelligent design will have some room in people’s hearts for a few years (until those irrefutable facts are found).