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About Deviant Artist Jonathan KaneMale/United States Group :icondomain-of-darwin: Domain-of-Darwin
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Jonathan Kane
United States
Current Residence: Mars
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Wario, Cranky Kong, Chrono Trigger's Magus
Personal Quote: "One cannot treat a fever by throwing away the thermometer." --Arthur R. Jensen
For the past seven years, my featured deviation has been Dinosaurs are Still Here, partly because I felt like this story was a particularly good representation of my personality.  It's something that really happened to me in fall of 2000, and it's one of the main reasons for my attachment to dromaeosaurids (Deinonychus in particular) as well as how I feel about creationists.  It's also my first submission here that won any sort of award—it was chosen for something called "The Unknown Artists Project".

However, I also think my writing ability has improved since 2005.  I've been thinking for a while of updating my featured deviation, but couldn't figure out what I should change it to.  Even though "Cretaceous Roulette" is probably a better piece of writing overall, it's in three parts.  If I can only feature one part it would need to be the first one, since that's where anyone reading it should start, but having only part one featured might cause even more of the problem I've had with people reading the first part and then never reading any more of it.

Around two months ago, my poem The Maxberg Archaeopteryx won a Daily Deviation.  I guess maybe I should have posted something here about getting a Daily Deviation, since I'm not sure most of my watchers noticed.  I didn't put nearly as much time into this poem as I did into Cretaceous Roulette, but a poem that can be read in a few minutes is probably a better introduction to my gallery than a 28,000 word short story.  So even though it seems kind of strange for my featured deviation to not be the submission I consider best or spent longest on, I may as well take a hint from the DA admins.

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ader-x Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Agahnim, it seems you faked your death and decided to escape and time-travel between Mesozoic Era and today, safe from that Hyrulean brat. In order to complete that process, avoid a certain future Epona, accept my Llama, and everything will be alright!

Oh and a warning, if your royal wizardness is scared of strong women then make sure to never ever visit my castle in the DA kingdom :D
DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am so glad I took a look at your gallery and I understand exactly how you felt going through school. Although I was never punched or harassed for my beliefs I always felt alone since there was an artificial conflict between God and evolution and because of my belief in God I was worried that my greatest love (the study of dinosaurs) was going to condemn me because I allowed myself to be swayed out of ignorance. I salute you for having the courage to rise to your feet and hold true to what you knew was true. I hope that we can be friends and that you will perhaps read my paper if you have time.
Agahnim Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thanks. What do you mean by "read your paper", though? Is there a specific submission in your gallery you'd like me to look at?
DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually it's a journal of mine intitled "God and evolution". It's also in the group we are both part of about theistic evolution.
Agahnim Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
So you're going with a "day = age" reading of Genesis 1? That's pretty similar to what I believed for most of the time that I was a Christian theistic evolutionist. I'm no longer certain that's the best way to resolve the conflict between paleontology and the Bible, but I also think that the details of how one goes about resolving it aren't extremely important.

Even though I think I have a pretty good understanding of Christian theology, now that I'm not a Christian anymore I don't care all that much about how consistent other people's theology is. The only thing that really matters to me nowadays is that people be willing to alter their interpretation of the Bible on the basis of physical evidence, and more specifically to find a way to interpret Genesis that's consistent with what we know about natural history. I can see you've done that, so as long as you're comfortable with this reading of Genesis from a theological perspective, it shouldn't be my place to critique that aspect of it.
FatCaiman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was never watching you on here? Strange. But I've remedied that now. =P I'll read your story soon. :D
Agahnim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks for adding me back.

By the way, are you intending to register at some point at the Hell Creek forum? You told Ferahgo a while ago that you were interested in joining that forum, but as far as I can tell you haven’t yet. There’s currently a poll open about whether or not to create an RPG there, so if you’re intending to join and you have an opinion about that, you might want to join before the poll closes.
FatCaiman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I will. Thank you for the reminder. However, I probably won't have time to actually register and look around until after final exams, which for me end on the 15th. Sorry for the delay, I've also forgotten about it which explains why I didn't register earlier, when I had time...
khirainshambles Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I appreciate the watch-back.
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, I requested some of your deviations to my group, but I'm afraid I may have deleted the requests. Did you get them?
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