Quran is the most corrupted book. Full with contradicting surahs. Islam is full of bogus claimed. A rocks language comes from frequency, all things have frequency which would come from a design a creator…. So do you need faith if you know God truly esist? I mean if you met God and physically seen and spoke with God? For it is in the Skeptics nature to be in denial and to deny others. Everything again has design, has code, has instruction, is from knowledge.
There is intelligent design from the most smallest particles to the entire Cosmos, every sentient being is from something. The shallow mind body and soul of skeptic is that of a lost person in a forest starred in half-crazed tearing through the woods lost. Peace to everybody God save you all and God bless. I just have to add one more thing God is great come God is so great X offended t x Cosmos X forever plus so much more than you could ever imagine.
Why do we have to limit so much about God? Why are we so limited in our thinking? I believe that sentience is overrated and you are so arrogant to believe that you are better than a rock to this world than your speech about God. We dont need a ruler but the means to rule ourselves. That way is a hard way rather that expect that a God or God fix everything or hope for an afterlife.
That means than nothing we do matters and we just need to believe and stay in line like cattle. So no more creation, no more improvement, no future just mindless obedience. You cant say you are scientific more than you can say than you are a hipocrite. Dont believe that I am insulting you I just think that you pretty much gave up of this world because you are lazy with the prospect of salvation. And that to the generations to come is disappointing because ultimately we need to transcend this world not because you care for salvation it is rather for disregarding reality which is to me the only thing we can improve.
Rocks must be space junk minus carbon. Our life span for example exceed our bodies capabilities, vital organs were not designed to live as long as the entire body. We live to the 70s and to s today lingering until death finally arrives and releaves suffering. Humanity has created their own perfect designer in the Bible with nothing but mythic stories and fables from lunatics.
I love those mythic stories and fables, they made my life safe. However, you did not substantiate that claims, unless you defined things differently. No, I think we agree on the same definitons. God will only intervene as we humans allow Him. Marshall makes excellent points for intelligent design. Bacteria seems to be the catalist that gets everything started. The Bible is an excellent roadmap, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were present at mans creation.
The Holy Spirit has a roll in everything today. The Bible is written on a 6 to 7 grade level and therefore its easy to understand. It is no scientific book that offers proof. It offers an answer to communicate with God. Both are are right I guess. To sustain my position, recently a rift in the Atlantic Ocean is a recorded fact.
Some people have erroneously made a statement that God caused the rift. They apparently never studied geology. The Dead Sea is a result of Asia separating from Africa, rift. A natural occurence. There is not a shred of evidence thus far. Despite claims god made male and female, we even see fish change gender due to environmental inputs and humans born as both. We ought to be well past all this.
Sorry, my phone causes some silly typos! I meant shamanic drugs, but hopefully you could figure that out. Jack, you really think fish change genders? I suppose even rocks talk, that is the electrons, protons and photons that interact are in motion and therefore subject to laws of sound in very hard for us to hear frequency. Gilbert Lay:Crystals vibrate at a frequency that can be used to run a very accurate watch.
There is a natural frequency to everything. We do not have the tester that will test everything but if we had one it would prove that even rocks have a frequency. GME Of course our bodies run out before we do but you fail to understand we out grow our bodies and hence we leave it behind. Now you need to find out why rather than using unproven myths as means of proving something is untrue and try and find the truth. How does a myth become a myth? Are all myths untrue? Are myths an exaggeration of the truth? What is the truth? Actually you must start with being true to yourself first otherwise it really would be a pointless quest.
Ultimately, water is just two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Things change. We call that evolution in the biological world. It can be Darwinian by natural selection, the passing on of beneficial traits or other methods such as horizontal gene transfer and selective breeding. Populations of light moths, over a few generations, turn dark if left on darker tree bark due to environmental changes. They pass on dark colouring.
Man breeds dogs. Want a guard dog? Breed based on aggression, size etc. Bacteria have been shown to swap DNA by several methods, resulting in antibiotic resistance spreading globally very quickly. Why no dinosaurs in the bible?
Why are fossil records different depending on what layer loosely, with layers of sedimentary rock representing periods in time they are found in? Do you even believe rocks were layer down by that process, among others? Absurdity of Atheism If abiogenesis spontaneous creation without specific design can be admitted under such conditions of regularity, then purposeful generation and definitely balanced creation can be the result of error ad perplexity, since these two are opposed to abiogenesis.
Such a statement is highly absurd that order and rectitude should come about without a Creator, and disorder and impropriety of design and fate should suppose a Creator. He is an ignoramus who says this, because anything produced without design will never be exact and proportioned, while disorder and contrariness cannot co-exist with orderly design. Allah swt is far above what the heretics say.
Who said anything was random and disordered? Chemistry, the driver of biology, certainly isnt either. Neither is physics. They are both predictable but just complex, with so many influences, so goat herding nomads and the like invented gods — lots of them, all claiming their brand is best and in fact the only right one. The alternatives to creation and evolution, for example, are laughably silly. A biblical flat earth around which the sun orbits?
Mud statues? Using ribs from man to make woman? Talking snakes? Magic apples? Talking burning bushes? Purposeful creation is very fast compared to natural processes on the same scale. The Great Wall of China was built for about a millenia — and look at what the end result is. Abiogenesis lasted for millions of years, and its end result is a mix of simple organic elements capable of reproducing with errors and engulfing elements needed for reproducing. Compare those two, and you get a pretty good idea how the former is impossible to do with the latter.
Do children with 12 fingers not get born? Do children without a head not get born? Do people with one leg shorter then the other not get born? Are we not all different from one another in some small or great way? What exact proportions do you see in life? You used a good prognosis of the computer and the programmer. Now how do we know the difference between sweet and bitter good and bad? Today man has developed more power computers which can process things far faster than us yet we still have ultimate control over them.
If they get a virus they tend to crash. We also try to stop the virus but sometimes we just have to replace the hard drive and start again. No suppose we have been designed in a similar way for example we can be corrupted we can contract a virus and ultimately when we stop working out creator can retrieve our memory and brings us back to life with a new body faster memory faster processors and more intelligence. A computer? Does it know it has a maker Can it choose to decide and follow the makers inputs.?
How can you say something is not true because it is not scientifically proven? How many times have the scientists books been rewritten because of new discoveries and new scientific development. How many people thought the world was flat and assumed the end of the flat world was the sea which stretched out forever. Man decide I can cross that sea or I can attempt to fly like that bird.
Man has not yet grown his own wings and flown with then yet. Can science prove this can be done? Why do birds have wings? Will man evolve into being able to fly? We can choose to accept we have a creator who has ultimate control or not. Religious has there are others in the form of angels however we depict what they look like. What if Instructions have been left for us to live and develop. What if how we choose to process these instructions has been left entirely up to us as individuals.
Once the code is cracked do you think the designer will sit back or will he be alerted of this? We know why computers have updates. To prevent viruses and fix bugs as well as improve usage efficiency which in prevents over heating and over use. Suppose this is what our creator wants if we were to have one I have not even touched on things like sleep , time domains , male and female, Science has proven that science alone does not hold all the answers.
Basically what i am saying is why does talking and moving and seeing and everything else in between feel so natural if there is a very complex design behind it? The biological processes of cellular reproduction are completely independent from mental processes. Learning more about biology will let you make more persuasive arguments about it.
H2O particles created a strand of DNA while combining with different elements. Why do u think we survive on water today and how we absorb water molecules. A human can go a week and a half without drinking water. Proving that u will die without water and the fact that DNA thrives on water as the moleculic structure is absorbed. Where did they come from and how are they constant? Great website! Very stimulating information. Perry ponder this; What scienfic evidence do you have for the perfect Axis tilt?
Cosmic collision? Einstein Law r being Disproved as we speak, bouyancy weight. Engineer disputes the Law, look it up. Not metion CERN by miliasecond speed of light, etc. Is it magic too that two of our planets spin in opposite directions? How does that affect laws of space and time? It has zero to do with any magic sky kingdom for dead people.
Sure, some religious people made scientific advances, but this has been despite religion NOT because of it. Excommunicated astronomers and the like. Burnt women knowledgeable about herbal remedies. How does heaven even work anyway? Equally valid or not gods as far as I can see. What about the millions of South American natives killed by Christians, who were happily worshipping their particular jaguar gods etc?
Them or you? What about people throughout a million or so years of probable human and human ancestor religious worship? Animism for example the worship of eg mountains. Im just fine. You have stated that matter cannot have existed for forever. Will you also acknowledge the fact that matter cannot be created or destroyed? If so this does seem to purport the universe to be God designed, as there must have been a first un-caused cause. However, why is it no more valid to suggest that matter has always been in existence than it is to suppose a God has always been in existence?
This hypothesis would be entirely consistent with the First Law of Thermodynamics. The singularity, as it has been stated many times, was all matter condensed into something smaller than an eighth of an atom, and not as you assume to be the beginning of all matter. Therefore there really is no need to jump to the conclusion that God started the Big Bang, because your assumption that the big bang was the point in which all matter began is false.
Now on to your information theory. Simply because there is a lack of an understanding of the information given does not mean that God is inferred. No knowledge of one thing does not prove the other. So here is my issue with your argument. You are stating that because information is not material, it can only be created by the mind. Firstly you are assuming that labeling DNA as information is completely correct.
In fact the use of this word comes from our own biases as human beings. It is not as though, that DNA passes on thoughts and feelings. This information perfectly reflects the person physically. Essentially it could be looked as like a photograph of a person, but with such immense detail that it covers all aspects of the person perfectly.
Photographs do contain information, but in a different way than what is being written on this page. However even if you do look at it this way your argument still does not stand to reason. Most importantly however, it does not mean that it is proof of creation. Simply because we cannot explain the mind, or how DNA originally came to be does not make the lack of knowledge evidence of a creator. Essentially what you are arguing is this: Person 1: I do not believe in the Easter bunny. Person 2: How do you explain the decorated eggs hidden around the house? We were both asleep last night.
Person 2: Well if you cannot provide me with the answer then the Easter bunny must exist. It could be very well that there is an alternative explanation, which would make more sense than a large rabbit hiding eggs around the house. The majority of the population knows that the Easter bunny is in fact a fictitious character. Is the Big Bang the beginning of time? Because somewhere you have to have a finite starting point otherwise the energy of the universe is completely spent once you get to now.
You can posit alternative explanations all you want, but what I am asking for is evidence. I assume that when you say eventually you have to find a finite starting point, you are saying this because you believe that an infinite regression of causes is impossible.
So you posit a creator in order to solve this. First let me ask you who created the creator? He is the first un-caused cause. So then I ask, if God can be thought to be un-caused then why can we not think of the big bang to be un-caused? That does not mean that I retract the idea I was trying to convey. You are arguing fallaciously from ignorance. You state that because we do not have any evidence to the contrary, this lack of evidence proves the existence of your claim. Let me formalize a similar argument to yours.
If God does not exist then we should have evidence that He does not exist. We do not have evidence that He does not exist. Therefore God exists. If God does not exist then we should have evidence to support that He does not exist 2. God exists. Let God not existing be represented by the annotation N. Let evidence to support that God does not exist be represented by the annotation E.
We cannot think of the big bang as un-caused because of entropy. If the universe were infinitely old, it would be burned out by now. If the universe is not infinitely old then it has a cause. Which brings us back to the necessity of an uncaused cause. The uncaused cause has to be metaphysical. There are thousands of codes we do know the origin of and all of them are designed.
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There are no codes that we have observed that were not designed. Yes there is always room for doubt. But I am arguing based on what we do know, not what we might find out someday. Based on the scientific method — which uses inference and induction — we have every reason to believe DNA is designed. There is some room to doubt it is designed but there is vastly more room to doubt that it is not designed.
If you reject my inference to design then on the same grounds you would have to reject the assertion that the laws of physics are the same everywhere in the universe. When teaching my children about the evidence for origins, my goal is not to prove or disprove anything. My goal is to show them that the evidence we have is inconclusive ambiguous so what ever they choose to believe, based on the available evidence will require them to believe in something unseen.
Both positions require making assumptions that go beyond the scope of the available evidence. Science will never prove or disprove the existance of God, that is one of its limitations, but to use that lack of proof to deny that there is any compelling evidence that points in the direction of a creator or to deny that scientists also have faith in somehing when evidence is lacking ie. What people choose to have faith in after examining the evidence will have much more to do with what they want the evidence to show than what it actually shows and what they choose will ultimately be less of a reflection on their inteligence, and more of a reflection on the kind of life they want to live.
We could be nothing but bacteria on an atom, these bacterias kill one another, could we not be the results of an experiment by somebody very very big, could we ourselves have killed off many many planets galaxies and universes when we split the atom!!! When we look through a microscope we see living organisms, on those organisms there are more organisms and on and on its infinite. What has religion got to do with it, i believe that religion was invented by man after cosmic beings visited the earth and tried to impose some kind of order, when we crucified one of them they gave up and left after coming to the conclusion that we were too violent.
The inference to the best explanation is this is the product of intelligence, yes it might not be the right explanation but it is for all we know right now the best explanation, are you willing to concede that much, if not, why not, what epidemic paradigm do you hold to that stops you freely making such a basic logical inference?
Now the Bunny and the eggs. I have always thought the very same question but rarely asked who created the creator. Suppose the creator has no knowledge of how he came into existence but was left instructions of what to do. Would it be acceptable to if this were true? According to traditional beliefs, God was never created; he has always existed. Without limit. My reasoning are for sceptics not necessarily non believers. The point is there are many scenarios which would give good reason for justification.
We can either accept his word or not. The fact is his words are true because he says they are. Now who believes that you and I do as many others. The point is for those who do not accept this there can be endless reasons to make assumptions on whether God was created or not.
This is where faith plays an important role. Does this mean he must tell you the brakes are not working in order for you not to drive it? Just as our Islamic friends state we do not have or can comprehend the higher state of our Creator so how can you explain something that your mind can not cope with. Can a new born baby walk or carry out the complexity of mathematical sums. If we do not accept we or limited mentally, physically as well constraint within the human body for a time then we will continue not to accept that this is how things will be until we return.
Patience and time are great tests. It would be irresponsible of him not to mention it. But that has nothing to do with your overall point. Spencer, the Biblical God is eternal. My position is He created our universe. So, the Biblical God created time, matter and space. His Word also says that He created the laws that govern our universe, which is a reference to the laws of physics.
My response is the Biblical God.
That concept has always troubled me, that God existed for an eternity before anything else did, or existed before time itself. Like an infinite stack of turtles. But the Bible warned us to expect that. Here is an example of two forms of wording, the second of which is about twice as successful as the first: 1. Easy Personal Protection Training 2. Fast Personal Protection Training Suppose we were to write a programme to change characters at random in the first phrase with the following constraints: 1. Any letter can change.
The probability of a letter changing is p. If the change does not produce the desired result, ie phrase 2. The programme runs fast enough to attempt one mutation every microsecond. T depends on the value of p selected. A shorter time results if we consider a sequence of 30 amino acids and consider changing just one of them in a defined way.
The quantity z is 4 and all else remains the same. These designs are complex. We still can not determine what direction light will go when it hits a prism based on identical condition each time the light hits the dispersion can not be pre determined. If science could calculations prove all outcomes then many of our scientists would be successful wealthy professional gamblers. Well done. Agreed that specified complex information is always the result of intelligence without exception. Within the context of English every reply here is specified complex.
Likewise within the context of life every protein and enzyme is specified complex. In order to disprove this well established well documented fact, the naturalist has to PROVE that nature is capable of reproducing specified complex information absent of intelligence with an example we know the origins of. After a million tries with 0 success it turns into worldview bias rather than truth seeking. The Evolution 2. His Easter bunny is correct. Belief, not proof. To which you are entirely welcome. It is an amalgamation of amino acids, which have evolved over billions of years.
You are wrong and need to consult a basic biology book. What about the creation of the metals in stars? All stars of a given mass evolve and create metals in the same way and with increasing complexity giving rise to all the elements on the periodic table. There is no known code for this yet it happens uniformly in an inevitable cascade. Similarly there is a similar inevitability from interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere where the cascade path of least resistance leads inevitably toward life.
That it took microbial organisms at least 2. I can see how those that want to believe in a creator, have a limited education or do not understand the principles of evolutionary biology may be taken in by your argument but in reality it is a simple straw man argument and proves nothing.
I am entirely enthusiastic about the possibility of someone solving this problem. But to date, nobody has solve the design problem in biology. If someone can solve the Evolution 2. Yes matter can not be destroyed but who said the big Bang was the the start of creation. I ask you also how did matter start. Was it just here? Can water be destroyed or is it converted? If wood is burned it turns to ash. What matter can be destroyed? This is a question not a statement. Now, essential motion is incompatible with eternity, and matter and essential stability are two mutually exclusive categories that cannot be fused in a single locus.
Whatever is stable and immutable in its essence cannot accept movement and change within that essence. They did not suddenly accidentally show up. They did not evolve into position. The point is that Easter eggs were not the result of a cosmic accident… but deliberately placed by an intelligent force. You can call that entity anything you want. You have taken advantage of the fact that people dismiss the Easter Bunny as ridiculous which directs attention away from the fact that you still have not explained how the eggs got there…..
Perry posits that it was not accidental…. The DNA has evolved over billions of years. It simply looks like an eagle to us, because we want it to. How do you, who believe that matter is accompanied by its antithesis, justify the eternity of matter? Just let me tell you that you Intelligent Design is just a disguise of the same old imagination named creationism.
Stop pretending, it is NOT a fact, and you know it. Stop faking, most of the people knows the truth and want to be enlightened by real facts, still few, but only science has given them. First let me complement you on your argument. Let me explain:. Evolution is the random creation of useful biological structures which are sorted by natural selection.
If the DNA can preserve itself, it is passed to the next generation. Therefore, the origin of biological information is the same as cause of evolution. Lie on your back and look up. Do you see any shapes in the clouds? Can you name them? Unless you believe that God is talking to you through the clouds at which point I will walk away from this discussion , then you have just witnessed randomly generated information.
For years before modern navigation, sailors used the stars to find their way around the world. Again, those of you who think that God engineered messages into the stars for you should stop reading now. If you take it as given that the stars are random, then they are an example of non-designed information. This would suggest that you do not need an intelligent typist. You only need a reader that is primed to interpret information and able to do something with it. A cloud is a cloud, an electron is an electron, sunlight is photons, a snowflake is a snowflake.
None of these things symbolically represents anything other than itself. Three Guanines are not Glycine, they are instructions to make Glycine. Clouds are not built from instructions. They are built from chaos. It is impossible to predict what cloud will appear next. It is possible to predict what a creature will look like, given sufficient knowledge of its DNA.
You misunderstand. I am not using clouds to model creatures, I am using them to model DNA. You say:. The point is that clouds are a randomly generated form of information. The cloud is in fact created from chaos and water droplets as you say and humans can interpret them as shapes that do not have to do with the medium. The same is true of the stars which move in predictable and navigationally informative patterns. In other words, coded information does not have to come from a mind. None of these things can be properly labeled as communication systems.
No offense meant. The idea of Information Entropy and any appeal to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is inherently flawed. These things fuel all the processes of both our cellular and sexual reproduction. We constantly expose ourselves to new information when we eat steak. Looking at the universe as a whole, entropy goes up, information is lost, etc. V - Who kill's Cock Robin? V - Why do you scratch me Pussy, You naughty little thing? Unless you stop Miss Pussy, Another tune you'll sing!
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For all doctors are not mice. Some are dogs, you see! V - Come, lads and lassies, stir about, while still the weather's gay. V - Oh, what have you got for dinner, Mrs. There's beef in the larder and ducks in the pond. V - Tell me, little housewives, playing in the sun, How many minutes till the cookin's done? V - Come, dear mother, hear me say. What I can of ABC. V - My dolly lies here in her cradle, She sleeping so calm and so sweet.
C - Lullaby, lullaby, sleep, little dolly of mine. V - How does my lady's garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row. V - Sleep on. O Baby dearest, Thou darling of my heart, Thy mother watcheth near thee, All her love and joy thou art! New Year with rosy wings; Touch thou the world and bid the sacred springs. V - Upon the first day of the year, it seems to me, my children dear, That if you cou,d you really shoud, Be very good C - Until this very day next year, this very day next year.
V - Nineteen birds and one bird more, Just make twenty and that's a score. V - When the north wind keenly blows, Very red is Baby;s nose. Very cold are Baby's toes. V - Dance a baby, diddy, What can Mammy do wid 'e? Sit in a lap, Give it some pap, And dance a baby diddy. V - On come, come away from labor now reposing. Let busy care awhile forbear, Oh, come, come away.
V - Oh, hust thee , my baby, thy sire was a knight, They mother a lady, both lovely and bright. V - O sing God's praise in winter, too, He is so good and kind. V - In the sad month of October, baby toddles up and down, Red cheeks shining 'mid the dead leaves, Such a glow if red and brown. V - Hush! The waves are rolling in, White with foam; Father toils amid the din. V - One misty, moisty morning, When cloudy was the weather, O there I met an old man, Clothed all in leather.
V - Over the meadow, In the sand, in the sun, Lived an old mother toad, And her little toadie one. V - Old Santa Claus sat all alone, his pipe upon is knee. C - Santa Claus who fears no danger, Overall all the world a ranger, Ev'rywhere a welcome stranger. V - There was an old woman toseed up in a basket Seventy times as high as the moon;. V - Once I saw a sweet brier rose, All so freely blooming, Bathed with dew and blushing fair, Gently waved by balmy air. V - Cheeks of rose, tiny toes, Has out little baby; Eyes of blue, fingers too, Cunning all as may be.
V - Our flag is there, We'll greet it with three loud huzzas. Our flag is there, Behold the glorious stripes and stars! V - Our land, O Lord, with song of praise, Shall in they strength rejoice. V - Over the stars there is rest! Suffer in patience confiding, Life with its trial and chiding. V - O'er all the way green palms and blossoms gay, Are strewn this day is festal preparation. V - Here we stand, hand in hand, Ready for our exercise, Heads upright, with delight. V - My daddy is dead, but I can't tell you how; He left me six horses to follow the plough. V - May is here, the world rejoices, Earth puts on her smiles to greet her; Gove and field lift up their voices Leaf and flow'r come forth to meet her C - Happy May, blithesome May.
Winter's reign has pass'd away.
V - Softly sighs the voice of evening, Stealing thro' 'yon shady willow grove. V - There once liv'd a pretty young kitten call'd Puff, The prettiest kitten e'er seen. V - Dear little Robin, perch's up in a tree. Chirping and hopping so happy and free. V - I ride my pony everywhere, You'd know him by his shaggy hair. V - Upon our little lake the tiny sail boar skims along, with its sails so full of air.
V - The Sandman comes, He has such pretty snow white sand, and well he's known throughout the land. V - Sew now, O my mother dear, on the red Sarafan, Useless would thy labor be, so use not up they strength. V - Scenes that are brightest will charm us a while, Hearts that are lightest, and eyes that smile. V - See the happy kitten, playing with the knittin'. How she rolls the ball about. C - See saw See saw, now we're up or down. Now we're off to London town.
V - Lazy sheep, pray tell me why, In the pleasant fields you lie. V - There's a time for everything they say, A time for work and a time for play. V - In flakes of a feathery white, 'Tis falling so gently and slow. V - Sing a song at twilight, when the lights are low. And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go. The distinction is clear. For example, you have frequently seen the steps which lead up from the hall to this room. You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now, I know that there are seventeen steps, because I have both seen and observed. By-the-way, since you are interested in these little problems, and since you are good enough to chronicle one or two of my trifling experiences, you may be interested in this.
Your recent services to one of the royal houses of Europe have shown that you are one who may safely be trusted with matters which are of an importance which can hardly be exaggerated. This account of you we have from all quarters received. Be in your chamber then at that hour, and do not take it amiss if your visitor wear a mask.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. But the note itself. What do you deduce from it? It is peculiarly strong and stiff. Hold it up to the light. It is in a German-speaking country—in Bohemia, not far from Carlsbad.
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And the man who wrote the note is a German. It is the German who is so uncourteous to his verbs. It only remains, therefore, to discover what is wanted by this German who writes upon Bohemian paper and prefers wearing a mask to showing his face. And here he comes, if I am not mistaken, to resolve all our doubts. Holmes whistled. A hundred and fifty guineas apiece.
Stay where you are. I am lost without my Boswell. And this promises to be interesting. It would be a pity to miss it. I may want your help, and so may he. Here he comes. Sit down in that armchair, Doctor, and give us your best attention. A slow and heavy step, which had been heard upon the stairs and in the passage, paused immediately outside the door. Then there was a loud and authoritative tap. A man entered who could hardly have been less than six feet six inches in height, with the chest and limbs of a Hercules. His dress was rich with a richness which would, in England, be looked upon as akin to bad taste.
Heavy bands of astrakhan were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat, while the deep blue cloak which was thrown over his shoulders was lined with flame-coloured silk and secured at the neck with a brooch which consisted of a single flaming beryl. Boots which extended halfway up his calves, and which were trimmed at the tops with rich brown fur, completed the impression of barbaric opulence which was suggested by his whole appearance.
He carried a broad-brimmed hat in his hand, while he wore across the upper part of his face, extending down past the cheekbones, a black vizard mask, which he had apparently adjusted that very moment, for his hand was still raised to it as he entered. From the lower part of the face he appeared to be a man of strong character, with a thick, hanging lip, and a long, straight chin suggestive of resolution pushed to the length of obstinacy. Watson, who is occasionally good enough to help me in my cases. Whom have I the honour to address?
I understand that this gentleman, your friend, is a man of honour and discretion, whom I may trust with a matter of the most extreme importance. If not, I should much prefer to communicate with you alone. I rose to go, but Holmes caught me by the wrist and pushed me back into my chair. The Count shrugged his broad shoulders. At present it is not too much to say that it is of such weight it may have an influence upon European history. To speak plainly, the matter implicates the great House of Ormstein, hereditary kings of Bohemia. Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
Holmes slowly reopened his eyes and looked impatiently at his gigantic client. The man sprang from his chair and paced up and down the room in uncontrollable agitation. Then, with a gesture of desperation, he tore the mask from his face and hurled it upon the ground. Why should I attempt to conceal it? Yet the matter was so delicate that I could not confide it to an agent without putting myself in his power. I have come incognito from Prague for the purpose of consulting you. The name is no doubt familiar to you. For many years he had adopted a system of docketing all paragraphs concerning men and things, so that it was difficult to name a subject or a person on which he could not at once furnish information.
In this case I found her biography sandwiched in between that of a Hebrew rabbi and that of a staff-commander who had written a monograph upon the deep-sea fishes. Born in New Jersey in the year La Scala, hum! Prima donna Imperial Opera of Warsaw—yes! Retired from operatic stage—ha! Living in London—quite so! Your Majesty, as I understand, became entangled with this young person, wrote her some compromising letters, and is now desirous of getting those letters back.
If this young person should produce her letters for blackmailing or other purposes, how is she to prove their authenticity? Twice burglars in my pay ransacked her house. Once we diverted her luggage when she travelled. Twice she has been waylaid. There has been no result. You may know the strict principles of her family. She is herself the very soul of delicacy. A shadow of a doubt as to my conduct would bring the matter to an end. And she will do it. I know that she will do it. You do not know her, but she has a soul of steel. She has the face of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men.
Rather than I should marry another woman, there are no lengths to which she would not go—none. That will be next Monday.
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Your Majesty will, of course, stay in London for the present? You will find me at the Langham under the name of the Count Von Kramm. Holmes took a note of it. I sat down beside the fire, however, with the intention of awaiting him, however long he might be. I was already deeply interested in his inquiry, for, though it was surrounded by none of the grim and strange features which were associated with the two crimes which I have already recorded, still, the nature of the case and the exalted station of his client gave it a character of its own.
Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries. So accustomed was I to his invariable success that the very possibility of his failing had ceased to enter into my head. It was close upon four before the door opened, and a drunken-looking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room.
With a nod he vanished into the bedroom, whence he emerged in five minutes tweed-suited and respectable, as of old. Putting his hands into his pockets, he stretched out his legs in front of the fire and laughed heartily for some minutes. I am sure you could never guess how I employed my morning, or what I ended by doing. I suppose that you have been watching the habits, and perhaps the house, of Miss Irene Adler. I will tell you, however. There is a wonderful sympathy and freemasonry among horsey men. Be one of them, and you will know all that there is to know.
I soon found Briony Lodge. It is a bijou villa, with a garden at the back, but built out in front right up to the road, two stories. Chubb lock to the door. Large sitting-room on the right side, well furnished, with long windows almost to the floor, and those preposterous English window fasteners which a child could open. Behind there was nothing remarkable, save that the passage window could be reached from the top of the coach-house. I walked round it and examined it closely from every point of view, but without noting anything else of interest.
I lent the ostlers a hand in rubbing down their horses, and received in exchange twopence, a glass of half and half, two fills of shag tobacco, and as much information as I could desire about Miss Adler, to say nothing of half a dozen other people in the neighbourhood in whom I was not in the least interested, but whose biographies I was compelled to listen to. She is the daintiest thing under a bonnet on this planet. So say the Serpentine-mews, to a man. She lives quietly, sings at concerts, drives out at five every day, and returns at seven sharp for dinner. Seldom goes out at other times, except when she sings.
Has only one male visitor, but a good deal of him. He is dark, handsome, and dashing, never calls less than once a day, and often twice. He is a Mr. Godfrey Norton, of the Inner Temple. See the advantages of a cabman as a confidant. They had driven him home a dozen times from Serpentine-mews, and knew all about him.
When I had listened to all they had to tell, I began to walk up and down near Briony Lodge once more, and to think over my plan of campaign. He was a lawyer. That sounded ominous. What was the relation between them, and what the object of his repeated visits? Was she his client, his friend, or his mistress? If the former, she had probably transferred the photograph to his keeping. If the latter, it was less likely. It was a delicate point, and it widened the field of my inquiry.