#283 Oct 15, 2013
Obama Operatives’ Anti-Tea Party Protest Draws Dismal Numbers
'Prayer pressure’: The Senate chaplain’s crusade to bring Congress to its knees
( Shhhh- don't nobody tell psycho susieQ how this Christian's salary for his prayers etc. comes from tax payers)
Are Food Stamp Riots Coming?
Stores Ransacked and Torn Apart during Food Stamp Outage
#284 Oct 22, 2013
Texas: Publishers refuse to include creationism in science textbooks
Michael Stone October 19, 2013
"In a victory for science education and the children of Texas, publishers are refusing to include creationism in science textbooks despite fierce pressure from conservative Christians. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/texa...
The Texas Freedom Network, a nonpartisan watchdog, released a statement Thursday, Oct. 17, http://tfninsider.org/2013/10/17/important-ne... declaring “All 14 publishers are refusing to water down or compromise instruction on evolution and climate change in their proposed new high school biology textbooks.”
The following is from a press release issued by the Texas Freedom Network announcing the news:
" Materials submitted to the Texas Education Agency and examined by the Texas Freedom Network and university scientists show that publishers are resisting pressure to undermine instruction on evolution in their proposed new high school biology textbooks for public schools.
“This is a very welcome development for everyone who opposes teaching phony science about evolution in our kid’s public schools,” Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller said.“Texas parents can applaud these publishers for standing up to pressure from politicians and activists who want to put their personal beliefs ahead of giving Texas students a 21st-century science education.”"
Conservative Christians on the Texas State Board of Education have been attempting to insert religious superstition into science textbooks for years by attempting to smuggle into the Texas science curriculum materials supportive of Biblical Creationism, also known as Intelligent Design.
Science advocates argue Creationism, or Intelligent Design, is not a legitimate scientific alternative to the theory of evolution. Indeed, critics would claim Biblical creationism is a religious superstition that does real harm to America http://www.examiner.com/article/creationism-h... a symptom of a willful ignorance and an anti-intellectualism that thwarts scientific progress at home and humiliates America abroad.
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist, cosmologist, best-selling author and Science and Public Policy Advocate argues teaching children creationism as a legitimate scientific alternative to the theory of evolution is a form of child abuse. http://www.examiner.com/article/physicist-law... Many rational people agree with Krauss.
"Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back. And it’s fine if you as an adult want to run around pretending or claiming that you don’t believe in evolution, but if we educate a generation of people who don’t believe in science, that’s a recipe for disaster.... The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong." - Bill Nye http://www.examiner.com/article/creationism-h...
#285 Oct 27, 2013
7 Countries That Still Kill “Witches”
by Piper Hoffman
October 26, 2013
"You know how the long-ago witch hunts were stupid and hateful? What a relief those days are over.
Except they’re not. In many countries, people are still killed on suspicion of witchcraft. United Nations experts http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/23/us-... cautioned in 2009 that murders of women and children accused of sorcery were on the rise. Following are just a few of many examples from around the world.
1. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s religious police department has an official Anti-Witchcraft Unit that it dispatches to catch sorcerers and break their spells. In 2007, the Saudis executed an accused sorcerer. A woman awaiting the death penalty for alleged witchcraft died in prison.
Like the New England witch hunters of yore, those in Saudi Arabia use magic as a convenient excuse to silence inconvenient people. Accusations of sorcery have been leveled against foreign women working as domestics for Saudi families who charge their employers with sexual assault, according to Saudi Arabia expert Christoph Wilcke.
This east African country killed approximately 600 elderly women on charges of witchcraft just two years ago. The Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life found a strong and pervasive belief in magic among Tanzanians. It sometimes leads to reverence rather than murder. One woman who claims to be a witch charges between $20 and $120 for services including medical cures and exorcisms — in a country where the average income is under two dollars a day.
Gambia’s dictator Yahya Jammeh rounds up, tortures and kills his citizens under the pretext of hunting for witches. Amnesty International estimates that at least six people died after Jammeh’s minions forced them to drink a mixture of unknown substances. Dozens more hallucinated and suffered severe and lingering pain. Those who survived suffered shame from the accusation in a country where people believe in and condemn witches.
Last year a mob burned an accused witch alive after a shaman said she killed a boy. Their faith in the shaman suggests that Nepalis believe that sorcery can be used for good, but the punishment for black magic is death. This year another mob beat a 45-year-old woman to death based on accusations that she cast a spell on a neighbor’s daughter. The Nepali government is not on board with killing witches: police arrested three women suspected of participating in the murder. In the past it sentenced men to 20 years in prison for killing a woman suspected of practicing black magic." ...
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#286 Oct 28, 2013
Persuading light to mix it up with matter
David L. Chandler October 24, 2013
"MIT team documents a never-before-seen coupling of photons with electrons on the surface of an exotic crystal.
Researchers at MIT have succeeded in producing and measuring a coupling of photons and electrons on the surface of an unusual type of material called a topological insulator. This type of coupling had been predicted by theorists, but never observed.
The researchers suggest that this finding could lead to the creation of materials whose electronic properties could be “tuned” in real time simply by shining precise laser beams at them. The work “opens up a new avenue for optical manipulation of quantum states of matter,” says Nuh Gedik, the Lawrence C.(1944) and Sarah W. Biedenharn Associate Professor of Physics and senior author of a paper published this week in Science.
Gedik, postdoc Yihua Wang (now at Stanford University), and two other MIT researchers carried out the experiments using a technique Gedik’s lab has been developing for several years. Their method involves shooting femtosecond (millionths of a billionth of a second) pulses of mid-infrared light at a sample of material and observing the results with an electron spectrometer, a specialized high-speed camera the team developed.
They demonstrated the existence of a quantum-mechanical mixture of electrons and photons, known as a Floquet-Bloch state, in a crystalline solid. As first theorized by Swiss physicist Felix Bloch, electrons move in a crystal in a regular, repeating pattern dictated by the periodic structure of the crystal lattice. Photons are electromagnetic waves that have a distinct, regular frequency; their interaction with matter leads to Floquet states, named after the French mathematician Gaston Floquet.“Entangling” electrons with photons in a coherent manner generates the Floquet-Bloch state, which is periodic both in time and space.
Victor Galitski, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland who was not involved in this research, says,“The importance of this work is difficult to overestimate.” He says it “opens new avenues not only for optical control of topological states, but also more generally for engineering of new kinds of electronic states in solid-state systems.”
The researchers mixed the photons from an intense laser pulse with the exotic surface electrons on a topological insulator. Their high-speed camera captured snapshots of the exotic state, from its generation to its rapid disappearance, a process lasting only a few hundred femtoseconds. They also found there were different kinds of mixed states when the polarization of the photons changed.
Their findings suggest that it’s possible to alter the electronic properties of a material — for example, changing it from a conductor to a semiconductor — just by changing the laser beam’s polarization. Normally, to produce such dramatic changes in a material’s properties,“you have to do something violent to it,” Gedik says.“But in this case, it may be possible to do this just by shining light on it. That actually modifies how electrons move in this system. And when we do this, the light does not even get absorbed.”
In other situations, light can modify a material’s behavior — but only when it’s absorbed, transferring its energy to the material. In this experiment, Gedik says, the light’s energy is below the absorption threshold. This is exciting, he says, because it opens up the possibility of switching a material’s behavior back and forth without inducing other effects, such as heating — which would happen if the light were absorbed."...
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#287 Oct 28, 2013
this goes with the 'Turth' ewe posted about in #280
Ewe certainly Think backwords about a lot of sh't
#288 Oct 28, 2013
What is the matter, your herd leader A-A-A-A-Alex Jones too stupid to tell you what to think about MIT's research so you resort to pointing out my "backwords" spelling?
That is pretty rich coming from "ewe"! Ha ha ha ha ...
#289 Oct 28, 2013
this sinister witch could be prez if enough of ewe support her!
Alex Jones was the first to really expose these sinister guys doing REAL witchcraft as they do annually in the woods of northern of California-
surely our nations capital isn't a place of black magic is it?!
^why do the moozlims call us 'The Great Satan'?
the excellent witch scene from Monty Python's 'Holy Grail'
#290 Oct 29, 2013
"...the first to really expose..." Bohemian Grove? Jones was so far behind in "exposing" the place, he made yew think he's first.
But since those that exposed it before him are "leftists", that must make Jones first.
Masters of the Universe Go to Camp: Inside the Bohemian Grove
by Philip Weiss
Spy Magazine, November 1989
Inside Bohemian Grove
November 1, 1991
#291 Oct 29, 2013
Alex Jones was the 1st to sneak a video shoot of their bizarre witchcraft ritual
Actually THE first exposure of them was from their own pics even from in the late 1800's showing their occult witchy behavior
#293 Nov 15, 2013
God is dead
#294 Nov 19, 2013
What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 12 (October-November 2013)
#296 Nov 19, 2013
#297 Nov 19, 2013
God is death
#298 Nov 19, 2013
Life would be meaningless without death...
#299 Nov 19, 2013
#300 Nov 20, 2013
God is, you never die, you just change energy forms.
#301 Nov 20, 2013
So you have never felt devastating lost of a loved one?
#302 Jan 22, 2014
Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory
Aug 17, 2005
"KANSAS CITY, KS—As the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools continues, a new controversy over the science curriculum arose Monday in this embattled Midwestern state. Scientists from the Evangelical Center For Faith-Based Reasoning are now asserting that the long-held "theory of gravity" is flawed, and they have responded to it with a new theory of Intelligent Falling.
"Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence,'God' if you will, is pushing them down," said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University.
Burdett added: "Gravity—which is taught to our children as a law—is founded on great gaps in understanding. The laws predict the mutual force between all bodies of mass, but they cannot explain that force. Isaac Newton himself said,'I suspect that my theories may all depend upon a force for which philosophers have searched all of nature in vain.' Of course, he is alluding to a higher power."
Founded in 1987, the ECFR is the world's leading institution of evangelical physics, a branch of physics based on literal interpretation of the Bible.
According to the ECFR paper published simultaneously this week in the International Journal Of Science and the adolescent magazine God's Word For Teens!, there are many phenomena that cannot be explained by secular gravity alone, including such mysteries as how angels fly, how Jesus ascended into Heaven, and how Satan fell when cast out of Paradise.
The ECFR, in conjunction with the Christian Coalition and other Christian conservative action groups, is calling for public-school curriculums to give equal time to the Intelligent Falling theory. They insist they are not asking that the theory of gravity be banned from schools, but only that students be offered both sides of the issue "so they can make an informed decision."
"We just want the best possible education for Kansas' kids," Burdett said.
Proponents of Intelligent Falling assert that the different theories used by secular physicists to explain gravity are not internally consistent. Even critics of Intelligent Falling admit that Einstein's ideas about gravity are mathematically irreconcilable with quantum mechanics. This fact, Intelligent Falling proponents say, proves that gravity is a theory in crisis.
"Let's take a look at the evidence," said ECFR senior fellow Gregory Lunsden."In Matthew 15:14, Jesus says,'And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.' He says nothing about some gravity making them fall—just that they will fall. Then, in Job 5:7, we read,'But mankind is born to trouble, as surely as sparks fly upwards.' If gravity is pulling everything down, why do the sparks fly upwards with great surety? This clearly indicates that a conscious intelligence governs all falling."
Critics of Intelligent Falling point out that gravity is a provable law based on empirical observations of natural phenomena. Evangelical physicists, however, insist that there is no conflict between Newton's mathematics and Holy Scripture.
"Closed-minded gravitists cannot find a way to make Einstein's general relativity match up with the subatomic quantum world," said Dr. Ellen Carson, a leading Intelligent Falling expert known for her work with the Kansan Youth Ministry. "They've been trying to do it for the better part of a century now, and despite all their empirical observation and carefully compiled data, they still don't know how." " ...
read the rest: http://www.theonion.com/articles/evangelical-...
#303 Jan 22, 2014
So you are saying that you believe that since you never die your life has no meaning?
#304 Jan 24, 2014
Idaho ‘pro-life’ Republican opposes law to stop ‘faith-healing’ child deaths
January 17, 2014 By Bandit
"After several recent deaths, a lawmaker in Idaho wants to follow Oregon’s lead and require parents to seek medical help for kids suffering from potentially fatal conditions — even if their religion frowns on it.
Democratic Rep. John Gannon of Boise says Idaho’s existing faith-healing exemptions for injury-to-a-child crimes should be updated, however, State Rep. Christy Perry (R) believes that the law would violate religious freedom of families who believe faith healing trumps modern medicine.
Perry said,“This is about religious beliefs, the belief God is in charge of whether they live, and God is in charge of whether they die.”
She continued,“This is about where they go for eternity.”
The Associated Press reports http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/01/16/2976... on the church the Republican lawmaker is defending,“Since 2009, numerous children of members of the Followers of Christ in Marsing, Idaho, have died of treatable causes, according to their autopsy reports. Many children are buried at a cemetery overlooking the Snake River that is favored by the church.
The church, with locations in Idaho, California and Oregon, relies on faith healing, not medicine, to help sick members.”
On Perry’s website, http://www.christyperry.com/2012/04/16/sancti... she identifies herself as ‘pro-life’.
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