Evolution vs. Creation

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008. Full Story

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#73419 Jan 31, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Have you seen Gorillaz liver performances? They employ holographic technology in many of the stages that are capable of supporting the equipment for it. It's awesome.
This is the most well known performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =P8_5sg2H_FIXX
indeed, liked their animations anyway.
But the pricetag must be staggering.
i once looked for a projector that could simpy project t.v. on my sealing. At that time about $6,000 and that's just one, and you needed to darken the room.

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#73420 Jan 31, 2013
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#73421 Jan 31, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Just like the movie Simone with Al Pachino?
Aye.
It reminds me of cyberpunk stories.(if you are going to make an S.F. movi, with 3D then at least make it more interesting storyline.)
M. Scorcese said that they should only use 3D if it fit the storyline, thus was included.
3D movies still have the problem of convergence/focus.

What i find a new interesting technic is the one making 3D images.
Fascinating all those layers powder and glue.

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#73422 Jan 31, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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HG how did life start?
HG What was there before the Big Bang?
HG What is dark energy?
HG How can a singularity expand?
So langoliers do tell us.

Nice tune by the way, but i'm not all that fond of sanctifying torture implements.
And the original word for spirit in hebrew would just be nephesh-life. Animals, humans no difference.
KA the ANZU all conceptsof other then hebrew culture, but with thus spirits in the sky.

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#73423 Jan 31, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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indeed, liked their animations anyway.
But the pricetag must be staggering.
i once looked for a projector that could simpy project t.v. on my sealing. At that time about $6,000 and that's just one, and you needed to darken the room.
Yeah, they're still a bit pricey today even, but as technology advances things become cheaper. Just give it a few more years and you'll be able to afford one. When I was young I had to save up a fortune for a 286 desktop computer, it was about $3K back then, now I can buy a Pentium at no less than 3Ghz and 1 gig RAM ... plus massive hard drives, for $100 -$300 depending on how many accessories I add on. lol

The keyboard I want is still $500 though, laser tech is still expensive for some reason.
anonymous

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#73424 Jan 31, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wow, you really are stuck in the past. We can build a rocket to Mars, we send them there all the time. Last one had a revolutionary rover, the one just before that explored on of the deepest canyons on Mars.
We could send humans, just .... they'd die before getting there. Mostly because we couldn't send them with enough food, oxygen, and water ... well we can recycle water now so it's just food and oxygen.
Well, that's two people who are missing the point entirely!

Of course I'm referring to a spaceship that transports people. Of course, the one possibility that may outweigh the end of fossil fuels would be colonization of space and exploiting the energy and mineral resources out there. I just don't see it happening before a population collapse, but there's always hope. Then the next age would be the real space age.

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#73425 Jan 31, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Well, that's two people who are missing the point entirely!
Of course I'm referring to a spaceship that transports people. Of course, the one possibility that may outweigh the end of fossil fuels would be colonization of space and exploiting the energy and mineral resources out there. I just don't see it happening before a population collapse, but there's always hope. Then the next age would be the real space age.
What are you smoking? The population "collapsing" is not even a possibility in the near future ... maybe a couple thousand years, or a hundred years if we don't slow our reproduction rate .... but that won't be an actual "collapse," just a point in which people will have to actually consider their priorities better.

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#73426 Jan 31, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Well, that's two people who are missing the point entirely!
Of course I'm referring to a spaceship that transports people. Of course, the one possibility that may outweigh the end of fossil fuels would be colonization of space and exploiting the energy and mineral resources out there. I just don't see it happening before a population collapse, but there's always hope. Then the next age would be the real space age.
lol. We will become Cyber Sapiens before any of that could happen.

We will no longer be Homo sapiens, but Cyber sapiensa creature part digital and part biological that will have placed more distance between its DNA and the destinies they force upon us than any other animal a creature capable of steering our own evolution

http://www.kurzweilai.net/cyber-sapiens

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#73427 Jan 31, 2013
We are Creating an AWESOME PARTY at my pad..MY BIRTHDAY!!.. IT has Evolved from five poster goals to fifty.. OMG!!

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#73428 Jan 31, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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#73429 Jan 31, 2013
MAAT wrote:
<quoted text>So langoliers do tell us.

Nice tune by the way, but i'm not all that fond of sanctifying torture implements.
And the original word for spirit in hebrew would just be nephesh-life. Animals, humans no difference.
KA the ANZU all conceptsof other then hebrew culture, but with thus spirits in the sky.
Ok
Yes it is a good song.

"how did life start?
God created all life

What was there before the Big Bang?
Just God and the angels.

What is dark energy?
Anti-Gravity

How can a singularity expand?
It can't therefore God had to do it with magic.

Pretty boring won't you say?

“All things considered”

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#73430 Jan 31, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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talk about reverse engineering
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =YfjG7fo3y4kXX
The very first book I read on UFO was Project Blue Book...

This might be of interest...http://www.bluebook archive.org/

if you want to do an in depth study.

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#73431 Jan 31, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, they're still a bit pricey today even, but as technology advances things become cheaper. Just give it a few more years and you'll be able to afford one. When I was young I had to save up a fortune for a 286 desktop computer, it was about $3K back then, now I can buy a Pentium at no less than 3Ghz and 1 gig RAM ... plus massive hard drives, for $100 -$300 depending on how many accessories I add on. lol

The keyboard I want is still $500 though, laser tech is still expensive for some reason.
Hello computer.
Hello computer.

Just use the key board!

Oh How quaint!

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“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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#73433 Jan 31, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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You can deny the obvious all you want...but when you copy processes that are more advanced than your own, you are acknowledging in action, what you deny in words.
Science in their actions, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the processes taking place in the Universe are more intelligent processes than their own, by incorporating the very same processes to advance technology.
"the proof is in the puddin'"
End of story.
*sigh*

That's "The proof OF the pudding is in the eating".

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#73434 Jan 31, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yeah, they're still a bit pricey today even, but as technology advances things become cheaper. Just give it a few more years and you'll be able to afford one. When I was young I had to save up a fortune for a 286 desktop computer, it was about $3K back then, now I can buy a Pentium at no less than 3Ghz and 1 gig RAM ... plus massive hard drives, for $100 -$300 depending on how many accessories I add on. lol
The keyboard I want is still $500 though, laser tech is still expensive for some reason.
Crikey!! is it still a board...does it even have keys!
I imagine glasfibers, the slightest appraoch generates about a million typos.:-))
My motherboard crashed on my favourite computer.
But i had a keypad mat, foldable and washable and a starwars mouse. Like those cars with light under. They are forbidden now.
Well the light of the mouse turned out to be quite distracting.
But a laser mouse is an option...and one can dream.

I use a cheap laptop now and have a former computerised weapon specialist do a once over every year.
The next thing i'll look for however is ventilation!
Very important.
It's such a bore to hold the vacuumcleaner to the tiny airvent to stop the thing from overheating.

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#73435 Jan 31, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Ok
Yes it is a good song.
"how did life start?
God created all life
What was there before the Big Bang?
Just God and the angels.
What is dark energy?
Anti-Gravity
How can a singularity expand?
It can't therefore God had to do it with magic.
Pretty boring won't you say?
I say you put more effort in finding norman.

And wrong on so many levels, but hey that's our purpose on this planet: to get it all wrong.

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#73436 Jan 31, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Ah well that's what you get having a computer with speech-recognition.
Like your brain f.i.
Seriously, when i get tired i rather type to sound than to grammar.

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#73437 Jan 31, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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THE Truth with a capital "T" is written by the historians. If you stand back and look at our culture, both the plebeians and the patricians want the wealth of industry. They don't want to worry about efficiency and they are quite happy to have their children pay for their indulgences. Some are more indulgent than others, but the great ages are only defined by technologies that change the rules. The loss of fossil fuels will change the rules if other energy technologies are not there to replace them.
For no other reason than our accumulated knowledge will eclipse our ability to exploit that knowledge, our entire point of view will change. Imagine being able to build rockets to Mars, but not having the energy reserves to attempt such a flight without lives being sacrificed to do so. We already attempt conservation, but we have yet to put a human cost to the use of resources.
I think that will define the next great age.
A few days ago i saw some science-program about the spread of man and deforesting in Europe, Asia and North-America.
We should have nice lush forest allover the place.

But then we found moss and dried peat. on to coal.
And instead of searching for water Aramco went for oil.(it turns out Saudi Arabia has huge underground volumes of water.
Zamzams everywhere.
And they imported soil from Island when they had all this ancient volcanic stuff lying around just about everywhere.

I noticed one poster stating that cars were fitted with filters and guzzled less gasoline. So therefore there was no problem with CO2 and warming or pollution anymore.

I wonder why some people do not think of the production process.
And the human cost of that.
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#73438 Feb 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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lol. We will become Cyber Sapiens before any of that could happen.
We will no longer be Homo sapiens, but Cyber sapiensa creature part digital and part biological that will have placed more distance between its DNA and the destinies they force upon us than any other animal a creature capable of steering our own evolution
http://www.kurzweilai.net/cyber-sapiens
I don't think either you or KK are considering the delicate balance of nature, the dependence our culture has on cheap energy or the limited amount of land available for cultivation. There will be a domino effect when demand for food combines with the price to produce food and with the price for shipping food, along with the cost of all of the other niceties of life.

The whole point is that people don't think about how our demands are running up against a brick wall of availability of resources. Personally, I think a massive economic destabilization and subsequent famine will occur within the lifetimes of many people on this forum. There's little population slowdown, and no interest in changing our lifestyles to more efficient ones where we live close to our jobs, produce what we need at home and plan for times of shortfalls.

We're shipping raw materials from all over the world to the places with the cheapest labor and the most careless consumption of fossil fuels, then shipping finished products back to cash rich places like the U.S. for the cheapest prices. We have some of the best energy reserves in the world, but it's dirty bituminous coal that will only accelerate global warming and likely cause a further loss of good farming country.

Meanwhile, our global population is increasing at the rate of a billion or so every decade. Something has to give. It probably won't start in this country, but with likely war and famine, we certainly won't be able to keep it from getting here.

I know. Just more gloom and doom prophecy, but I do understand the survivalists.

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