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#465 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> Life on this planet , or life in the universe. I think its quite clear that modern science, understands the origin and evolution of life on this planet. And again, no human living or dead, knows how life in the Universe began. it has been suggested now there could be more than 1 universe.A couple yrs back, they managed to take pics of a live neuron in a human brain. The pics look very similar to the pics we have seen of far off galaxies taken by Hubble.. Either way, its not something we are deserving of knowing.Not until we learn how to manage our environments here on Earth.
Abiogenesis. Look it up.
An embarrassment to evolutionists.

The famous astronomer and mathematician Sir Fred Hoyle once did a mathematical analysis and concluded:

“The likelihood of the spontaneous formation of life from inanimate matter is one to a number with 40,000 naughts after it…It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution.”
Duke for Mayor

Richfield, OH

#466 Feb 4, 2014
I think I'll sleep out on the deck, 72 degrees. Global warming for me and Che.

woof

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#467 Feb 4, 2014
We could just be a tiny particle of a larger form of life, who knows. The largest sun discovered so far, makes our sun look like a grain of sand on some south Pacific beach.Never mind our planet.

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
&#8213; Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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#468 Feb 4, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
72 degrees here, got the windows open, clear skies. Global warming for me and Che.
woof
Lucky you,-9 here, more snow on the way
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#469 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> Life on this planet , or life in the universe. I think its quite clear that modern science, understands the origin and evolution of life on this planet. And again, no human living or dead, knows how life in the Universe began. it has been suggested now there could be more than 1 universe.A couple yrs back, they managed to take pics of a live neuron in a human brain. The pics look very similar to the pics we have seen of far off galaxies taken by Hubble.. Either way, its not something we are deserving of knowing.Not until we learn how to manage our environments here on Earth.
I am managing the environment. I am harvesting those dead dinosaurs and swamp plants. Thanks to all that cover creating pressure I don't have to press them like olives to get oil.

Thanks to that wonderful original Engineer, God.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#470 Feb 4, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
I think I'll sleep out on the deck, 72 degrees. Global warming for me and Che.
woof
Invite the skunks over for a party
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#471 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text>My friend, science does not have all the answers, and it is not perfect. But telling me a magical man in the sky, created everything, no longer is acceptable, nor logical.All religion is man made, and is all derived from ancient Astronomy.
actually science is perfect, we aren't. "The man in the sky" is about as ridiculous as the people who hold on to theories that are over 100 years old for whatever reason.
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#472 Feb 4, 2014
That being said and all philosophical garbage set aside, we need to end our addiction to fossil fuels. I think the corporate world is keeping us from doing this on purpose to make profit. Just look at the lax regulations put on big corporations. "Trade secrets" and loopholes in environmental laws. Places like China where they aren't regulated at all. While we are taxed and overcharged in the name of conservation. Look at what a bipartisan issue fracking is! http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/7/...

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#473 Feb 4, 2014
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> or perhaps we don't really know as much as we think and its never been limited to what "we know". Perhaps we shouldn't be up our own ass with a message that's limited to what we've only grasped thus far, which isn't everything and never will be... none the less I get the gist of the rest of your comment. I just don't get how secularism advances it better than any other belief, or how such broad assumptions can applied to those who disagree with the secularist view, people who believe in conservation of the earth, people who believe in "mythology", or people who want to keep extracting fossil fuels. It doesn't always go hand in hand like you imply.. maybe somebody implied it to you the same way and you believe it.
agreed, but even with what we do know, as far as how the cycle of life works on this planet. We obviously know our carbon pollution is effecting the biosphere, both in the way it is extracted and in the way we use it.We know that trace elements of plastic is found in every stream ,lake and ocean.We know that fertilizers and pesticides are not part of the natural food cycle. While it could be said , we are just going through a natural process of change, like the ice ages and polar flips of the past, and that as much damage as we do to the environment ,it will heal itself. the difference is, is that when we strip mine, or divert whole lakes and networks of streams for hydro electricity,spill crude oil in coral reefs, remove whole mountains for coal and other minerals, its gone for good, We have destroyed environments that have taken 100s sometimes millions of yrs to evolve.The Serengeti of Africa is not just disappearing because of local human interference, but because they are diverting glacier water from Northern mountains, for agriculture 100s of miles away.We are the manipulators of life on this planet, we are responsible for our actions. The world could end tomorrow from an asteroid, and know one would ever know we where here. Until that happens we should be using the best of our science, technology ,human ingenuity, and intelligence, for the benefit of all mankind, and our planet. we only have 3 places on Earth that have old growth Forrest, Vancouver Island, Parts of the Amazon, and New Zealand. Everywhere else, we have changed and manipulated for our own use.
Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.
The Matrix

“animis opibusque parati”

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#474 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
We could just be a tiny particle of a larger form of life, who knows. The largest sun discovered so far, makes our sun look like a grain of sand on some south Pacific beach.Never mind our planet.
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
&#8213; Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
"Perhaps not coincidentally, Sagan was secretly an enthusiastic smoker of marijuana. He argued (in an essay published under a pseudonym,“Mr. X”) that the drug enhanced his intellectual, aesthetic, and emotional powers."

http://www.encyclopedia.com/utility/printdocu...
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#475 Feb 4, 2014

“animis opibusque parati”

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#476 Feb 4, 2014
d pantz wrote:
That being said and all philosophical garbage set aside, we need to end our addiction to fossil fuels. I think the corporate world is keeping us from doing this on purpose to make profit. Just look at the lax regulations put on big corporations. "Trade secrets" and loopholes in environmental laws. Places like China where they aren't regulated at all. While we are taxed and overcharged in the name of conservation. Look at what a bipartisan issue fracking is! http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/7/...
The world, as we know it, cannot survive with petroleum products.

This list has been floating around for awhile, but it gives you an inkling of civilization's dependence upon petroleum products:

http://www.ranken-energy.com/Products%20from%...

“animis opibusque parati”

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#477 Feb 4, 2014
edit: survive WITHOUT...obviously.

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#478 Feb 4, 2014
d pantz wrote:
That being said and all philosophical garbage set aside, we need to end our addiction to fossil fuels. I think the corporate world is keeping us from doing this on purpose to make profit. Just look at the lax regulations put on big corporations. "Trade secrets" and loopholes in environmental laws. Places like China where they aren't regulated at all. While we are taxed and overcharged in the name of conservation. Look at what a bipartisan issue fracking is! http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/7/...
Agreed,its all about the power and the money,regardless of human suffering .

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#479 Feb 4, 2014
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
"Perhaps not coincidentally, Sagan was secretly an enthusiastic smoker of marijuana. He argued (in an essay published under a pseudonym,“Mr. X”) that the drug enhanced his intellectual, aesthetic, and emotional powers."
http://www.encyclopedia.com/utility/printdocu...
One of the greatest minds of the last century. Definitely an inspiration.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#480 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> Agreed,its all about the power and the money,regardless of human suffering .
Ajit, is that you?

http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.com/2012/10/say...

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#481 Feb 4, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you write a book?
woof
Funny you should mention that, I'm thinking. "1001 most thought provoking answers on Topix. Who are the people behind the Names" lol, "The Answers to the Questions you never Asked" and my favorite, " Spell Check, to use, or not to use" take care my friends, I;ve had my rant for the day., and thanks for all the fish

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#482 Feb 4, 2014
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
Ajit, is that you?
http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.com/2012/10/say...
lol, its true though, hemp can replace almost 80% of crude oil by-products.

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#483 Feb 4, 2014
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#484 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> lol, its true though, hemp can replace almost 80% of crude oil by-products.
You must be down to your last toke.

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"It's the material basis of our society essentially," said Michael Wilson, a research scientist at the University of California Berkeley. "This is the Petrochemical Age."

Louisiana State University environmental sciences professor Ed Overton, who works with the government on oil spill chemistry, said: "There's nothing that we do on a daily basis that isn't touched by petrochemicals."

When in the movie "The Graduate" young Benjamin is given advice about the future, it comes in one word: plastics. About 93% of American plastics start with natural gas or oil.

"Just about anything that's not iron or steel or metal of some sort has some petrochemical component. And that's just because of what we've been able to do with it," said West Virginia University chemistry professor Dady Dadyburjor.

****

Oneear, you can declare yourself petrochemical-free as of today.
Begin by tossing your PC.

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