Morning thoughts

Often, random thoughts occur to me in the shower.

This morning, I was thinking – “do any Roman Catholics actually believe in transubstantiation?”

If they do, it’s a pretty simple test scientifically – test the wafer before and after it enters the body.

You have to take a DNA sample from the ingester to eliminate contamination, but should be an easy test to see if the starch transforms into human DNA, specifically that of Christ. Ditto for the wine.

If it doesn’t stand up to a simple test, what possible rebuttal is there?

If most Roman Catholics don’t actually believe it (and probably many don’t even know what the word “transubstantiation” means), then what does that mean about their beliefs as a whole? Isn’t communion a cornerstone?

Of course, the overall problem with that is I’m applying logic to religion. 😉

Edison vs. Tesla

“If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”
Thomas A. Edison, Encyclopaedia Britannica

“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.”
Thomas A. Edison, Harper’s Monthly, 1932

“If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search… I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.”
Nikola Tesla, New York Times, October 19, 1931