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Sorry (again), I don't think I understand this line either. Are you saying Ray is contemptible? It certainly seems a little bullyish to bash the opinions of a 16 yr old.
Oh, and I think Queen's should have a possessive apostrophe.
Perhaps you shouldn't really use "until time immemorial" as time immemorial refers to 'before recorded history' but until is a preposition indicating a future state.
Apologies for the pedantry.
I hope you didn't say anything to her that will subsequently inhibit her from saying what she is thinking or feeling in the future. And I also hope that she doesn't read this blog and see herself described as 'bad fruit' by a relatively celebrated man in his sixties. It might make her feel that there is something wrong in saying what she thinks rather than parroting what she expects people want to hear.
She sounds like a thoughtful and rational human being. I hope that her parents are very proud of her.
There has been a problem in Europe with horse meat turning up in processed foods that are supposed to contain no horse meat. It is not just the Swedes letting it all hang out like the crazy bunch of atheists they are.
The rules God supposedly gave to Jews included not eating any mammal that does not have a cloven hoof and chew the cud. This rules out pigs and rabbits. They can't eat birds that aren't traditionally a food animal. This is quite vague and presumably prohibits turkeys for example. Cheese from non kosher rennet is out as is shellfish and fruit from a tree less than three years old. No catfish and no new grain of course.
The western world does not base it's practices on these absurd and often arbitrary proclamations and to suggest otherwise is blatantly ridiculous. There are clergymen I respect despite their attachment to the improbable, but your total lack of respect for your readership leaves me cold.
Species evolve if there is an environmental force encouraging them to do so. When conditions change then populations may change to adapt to the new conditions. Chimpanzees are perfectly adapted to their environment, but if their circumstances change then they will change to cope, or die out. Some species are so well adapted, such as crocodiles, that they have not changed significantly in thousands of years. Climatic and geographical changes take such a long time (usually) that populations of organisms are often able to adapt and survive. Sometimes they are not and then extinction occurs.
As to Darwin being too old to be relevant, this is rather baffling. Lots of good ideas were had a long time ago and many of them have stood the test of time because they have demonstrated their validity again and again. Kepler and Newton were able to deduce things from observation that still hold true today, for example. Although Darwin knew nothing of genetics, his ideas have been supported by more recent discoveries. This is a remarkable tribute to his brilliance.