Posts Tagged ‘EVOLUTION’

Darwin, God and Evolution

January 15, 2010

I was at SJC 1967-1971, read Darwin’s Origin of the Species and Descent of Man and still have my copy. When Darwin went to press with it, he honestly expected that only a few thousand scholars/teachers around the world would buy it. He was totally shocked when every butcher, baker and candlestick maker bought it. I suspect they bought it because in the mind of average John Q. Public it cast doubt upon establish religion and established religion caused guilt and repression in the average person. According to many PBS documentaries (Nova and others) the theory has been proven by subsequent observations. Its funny that several passages in the Bible explain that God is totally incomprehensible (“as far as the heavens are above the earth, so far is my mind from your minds, my ways from your ways). Then we spend a lot of time talking about what God likes and hates and would and would not do, and how God does it. Why couldn’t God use evolution to evolve various specials of living beings which change and adapt. And whatever God really does, he couldnt even begin to explain it to the simi-literate putty heads who roamed the earth with their sheep 5000 years ago.

Ubuntu Evolution email Import/Export

November 25, 2009

I don’t really see an export function for Evolution. I do see an import function.

Microsoft is so rotten, I tried to export from Outlook, and it says I need some install disk with an add on,… so I went to my gmail, did an outlook compatible export, and the import was useless. BUT when I did a gmail VCARD export, that reads in just fine to Evolution.

Now, IF I found a machine with the proper Outlook Microsoft add-in, then I could synchronize my Blackberry to Outlook, and export to Ubuntu’s Evolution e-mail client.

Ubuntu Evolution Email Set-up

November 18, 2009

I basically have only three email accounts that I can choose to set up for my Evolution Email app in my new Ubuntu machine.

Two accounts are GMAIL and they are free accounts but graciously support POP and SMPT

The THIRD account is the paid account that comes with Verizon DSL.

They now require a port change from port 25 to port 587
which seems to be documented at the following link, but seems too complex for me to bother with.

I AM able to change to port 587 in Outlook under Windows and utilize my Verizon email account.

In order to set up the two Gmail accounts, I had to experiment quit a bit to guess at the proper settings.

Whenever you launch EVOLUTION email client in Ubuntu, you may click on Edit-> Preferences and see the various email accounts that you are attached to.


For a Gmail account, in the RECEIVING EMAIL, you want to specify
Username: (whatever your email user name like superman or wonderwoman if you prefer i.e. whatever name you chose to go in your address like but leave out the part for this field and just enter the NAME)

Use secure connection: SSL encryption
Authentication type: PASSWORD

and you may experiment with checking the REMEMBER ME box to see which you might prefer.

The SENDING EMAIL is configured as follows for Gmail:

Server type: SMPT
Beneath this option check the box for SERVER AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED.


Use Secure Connection: SSL encryption

Type: Login

And you may experiment with checking and unchecking the REMEMBER PASSWORD box to see what suits your need.

Username: (here you put your user name as above – e.g. superman, wonderwoman)