Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#842 Jul 18, 2014
Still better English than Yorkshire, though....

It's not so much the length of the lens as the width. You get so much more data in with a bucket like this one we bought:

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categorie...

The photo quality is incredible, despite sometimes adding a converter to take it up to 600mm, but I was glad we brought a clamp and a gimbal to attach to the Landcruiser. You get better results and the camera feels really heavy after a while. Filled 280GB in 10 days, though. Oops.

It was nice to fly back from Southern Africa over safe countries like Chad and Libya rather than somewhere crazy like Russia.

Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice. Lewis, finish your quali laps!:)

Have a great time away.
ChristineM wrote:
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Glad you enjoyed it.
Went to Ghana a few years ago and had elephants trooping through the village,… kind of big ain’t they… but so delicate in the way they move. We didn’t go on safari but did see a few animals in the 8 miles between the village and Accra. My biggest joy was a couple of years later, swimming with whale sharks off Chennai, India.
Yes, you need a long lens one to take good picks in a land so vast. But I think it’s kind of cheating, you sneak up without even moving. I have a Nikon something with a 24x optical zoom, that’s as good as it gets for me
The race was – good and the result was better, kind of back to being a Hamilton fan now, despite the fact that he jumped the sinking ship…LOL
There is not much English spoken where we are, there is a couple of Americans and a English girl. Other than that it’s French with a smattering of Dutch. We do have fun sipping morning petit café au lait (closest I can get to macchiato) and watching the Americans trying to communicate at Sarlat market. They get louder and louder then eventually storm off muttering about why can’t the French speak earn English. Funny thing is the olive merchant is actually Texan. I only learned last visit when I was asking for ‘deux cent grammes d’olives à l'ail’ and he burst out laughing at my accent and said in broad Texan –“Wow English speakers talking French, I’m shocked”
Patrick

United States

#843 Jul 18, 2014
Events are being held in Scotland to celebrate this year's Nelson Mandela International Day.

Glasgow, which in 1981 became the first city in the world to honour Mandela with the freedom of the city, will be the focus for some of the most high-profile events to celebrate the life of the former South African president and the values for which he stood.

In particular, his granddaughter Tukwini Mandela will be a guest of honour at a ribbon-tying ceremony in the Glasgow street that bears her grandfather's name, Nelson Mandela Place.

Guests at the ceremony will tie ribbons in the colours of the South African flag to the railings of St George's Tron Church as they mark the first Mandela Day since the former leader's death in December.

Tukwini Mandela told STV's Scotland Tonight that Friday was a bittersweet day because it would have been her grandfather's 96th birthday.

She said: "I'm here in Glasgow just to thank the people of Glasgow for all of their support.

"I know that Glasgow was one of the first cities that awarded my grandfather the keys to the city. It galvanised a lot of the European cities to pay attention to what was going on in South Africa.

"So my family and I thought it would be great to come here and thank the people of Glasgow."

Elsewhere in Glasgow, a treasured book will go on display as part of the city's celebrations.

The book known as the Robben Island Bible has been flown in from South Africa and will take pride of place in the Mitchell Library for the next three months. It has been loaned to the city by Sonny Venkatrathnam, who was a Robben Island prisoner at the same time as Mandela.

The book is a copy of the The Complete Works of Shakespeare, which Mr Venkatrathnam kept in his cell. He disguised its cover with cards marking the Hindu festival of Diwali and told guards it was his bible to prevent it being seized.

He eventually passed it to 33 of his fellow political prisoners, asking them to sign a passage which meant something to them. The book bears Mr Mandela's own signature, dated December 16 1977.

The Mitchell Library will also be the scene of a mass book gifting, in which members of the public are invited to donate their books to school libraries in South Africa.

Action for Southern Africa (Actsa) Scotland, the organisers of Nelson Mandela International Day in Scotland, said they have sent some 450,000 books to school libraries over the past two decades and have been working to collect a further 50,000 children's books and hit their target of half a million by Friday.

Throughout the afternoon in George Square, there will be a video screening of Nelson Mandela's visit to the city in 1993.

Evening events at the Arches venue and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery will also mark the 2014 Mandela Day.

Edinburgh will join the celebrations with a special Mandela Day concert at the Festival Theatre on the opening day of the city's Jazz and Blues Festival.

And Napier University's Morningside campus will host an evening of song and dance for The Jabulani Project's annual Mandela Day celebration.

Speaking ahead of the ribbon-tying ceremony, Brian Filling, Actsa Scotland chair and honorary consul for South Africa said: "Glasgow was the first city in the world to honour Mandela with the freedom of the city. It is fitting - just seven months after millions around the world mourned his death - that we reflect on and celebrate his life and legacy in the Glasgow street that bears his name.

"We are delighted that Tukwini Mandela can be with us in Glasgow on Mandela Day, her grandfather's day."

He added: "Mandela Day is about celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela and the values for which he stood and struggled all of his life. He fought the institutional racism of apartheid for which he was imprisoned for 27 years. The unity and equality of people of all races will be the thread that ties together everything we will do during Mandela Day Scotland 2014."
Patrick

United States

#844 Jul 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a knuckle-sandwich with your name on it, Tinkling.
You seem a troll?

a knuckle-sandwich ?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#845 Jul 19, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Still better English than Yorkshire, though....
It's not so much the length of the lens as the width. You get so much more data in with a bucket like this one we bought:
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categorie...
The photo quality is incredible, despite sometimes adding a converter to take it up to 600mm, but I was glad we brought a clamp and a gimbal to attach to the Landcruiser. You get better results and the camera feels really heavy after a while. Filled 280GB in 10 days, though. Oops.
It was nice to fly back from Southern Africa over safe countries like Chad and Libya rather than somewhere crazy like Russia.
Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice. Lewis, finish your quali laps!:)
Have a great time away.
<quoted text>
Wow, you have a big one…

Cheers

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#846 Jul 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem a troll?
a knuckle-sandwich ?
You seem a fart-blossom.
Patrick

United States

#847 Jul 19, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem a fart-blossom.
DALLAS (AP)— As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

The outreach offers stand in sharp contrast to other places around the country, where some protested having immigrants from Central America come to their towns while the nation's leaders attempt to find solutions to the issue.

In Dallas County, Judge Clay Jenkins has offered three county buildings that could hold as many as 2,000 migrants at one time.

"These are just like your and my children, except that they're scared and they're dirty and they're tired and they're terrified," Jenkins said. "We can take some pressure off those border troops and let them get out of the childcare business and back into the border security business."

More than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended since October, the Border Patrol says. Three-fourths of them are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and say they are fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty. By the time they have reached South Texas, they have survived a treacherous journey through drug-war-torn Mexico.

President Obama has asked Congress to authorize $3.7 billion in emergency spending to increase enforcement at the border, build more facilities to temporarily house the unaccompanied minors, and beef up legal aid. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has said the government will entitle due process but will not guarantee a "welcome to this country with open arms."

In the meantime, from California to Massachusetts, communities are offering to build or rehab facilities to take in child migrants until they connect with relatives, plea asylum cases or enter into foster care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring one of those three outcomes before it deports any minor.

Demonstrators in Murrieta, California, made national headlines for their strong opposition to the child migrants. But while protesters frustrated efforts to process immigrant families there, other California communities have been encouraging agencies to build shelters and start programs to assist unaccompanied children caught crossing the border.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been working with federal officials and local nonprofits to try to provide shelter and legal representation for the children, noting that many are likely planning to reunite with their parents. In San Francisco, county officials are also looking at ways to help provide medical, mental health, educational and legal services once the children are released from federal custody.

Thousands of miles from where the children are entering the country, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday that HHS officials will review Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee to see if either is suitable for holding as many as 1,000 children.

And Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner wrote in a letter to Obama that her city would "welcome the opportunity to provide shelter" as part of a loose network of U.S. cities that have traditionally taken in and resettled refugees.

"We're not telling the political leaders how they long-term resolve the crisis," said Rich Eychaner, the founder and director of an eponymous nonprofit aiming to find foster homes in Iowa for 1,000 migrant children. "We're simply saying there are a lot of resources, there are a lot of big hearts, there are a lot of big homes in Iowa, and we have space, and we have the capacity to do this."

I

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#848 Jul 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
DALLAS (AP)— As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.
The outreach offers stand in sharp contrast to other places around the country, where some protested having immigrants from Central America come to their towns while the nation's leaders attempt to find solutions to the issue.
In Dallas County, Judge Clay Jenkins has offered three county buildings that could hold as many as 2,000 migrants at one time.
"These are just like your and my children, except that they're scared and they're dirty and they're tired and they're terrified," Jenkins said. "We can take some pressure off those border troops and let them get out of the childcare business and back into the border security business."
More than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended since October, the Border Patrol says. Three-fourths of them are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and say they are fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty. By the time they have reached South Texas, they have survived a treacherous journey through drug-war-torn Mexico.
President Obama has asked Congress to authorize $3.7 billion in emergency spending to increase enforcement at the border, build more facilities to temporarily house the unaccompanied minors, and beef up legal aid. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has said the government will entitle due process but will not guarantee a "welcome to this country with open arms."
In the meantime, from California to Massachusetts, communities are offering to build or rehab facilities to take in child migrants until they connect with relatives, plea asylum cases or enter into foster care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring one of those three outcomes before it deports any minor.
Demonstrators in Murrieta, California, made national headlines for their strong opposition to the child migrants. But while protesters frustrated efforts to process immigrant families there, other California communities have been encouraging agencies to build shelters and start programs to assist unaccompanied children caught crossing the border.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been working with federal officials and local nonprofits to try to provide shelter and legal representation for the children, noting that many are likely planning to reunite with their parents. In San Francisco, county officials are also looking at ways to help provide medical, mental health, educational and legal services once the children are released from federal custody.
Thousands of miles from where the children are entering the country, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday that HHS officials will review Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee to see if either is suitable for holding as many as 1,000 children.
And Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner wrote in a letter to Obama that her city would "welcome the opportunity to provide shelter" as part of a loose network of U.S. cities that have traditionally taken in and resettled refugees.
"We're not telling the political leaders how they long-term resolve the crisis," said Rich Eychaner, the founder and director of an eponymous nonprofit aiming to find foster homes in Iowa for 1,000 migrant children. "We're simply saying there are a lot of resources, there are a lot of big hearts, there are a lot of big homes in Iowa, and we have space, and we have the capacity to do this."
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I hope they put the ones with the M-13 gang tatoos in your house.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#849 Jul 22, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope they put the ones with the M-13 gang tatoos in your house.
Nobody listens to inbred creationist ex-cons. And you aim to keep it that way. Good effort.
Patrick

United States

#850 Jul 22, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration has barred all US airlines from flying in or out of Tel Aviv for 24 hours, after a rocket reportedly landed near Ben Gurion airport.

The move came as political leaders and diplomats held urgent talks in the region with UN chief Ban Ki-moon saying his “hope and belief” was that an end to fighting could be “very near”.

Delta and United said earlier on Tuesday they were indefinitely suspending all flights between the US and Israel. US Airways cancelled a day's worth of flights and said it would continue to monitor the situation.

Delta had diverted a flight carrying 273 passengers bound for Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport to Paris, following “reports of a rocket or associated debris near the airport in Tel Aviv”.

The move, which came amid increasing international efforts to find a way of ending the bloodshed, is likely to alarm the Israeli government and business community, who have so far seen relatively little economic repercussions from the conflict. The decision of US carriers to suspend flights will further discourage tourists to the Holy Land, the one area of the economy that has been hit.

As diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis continued in the West Bank, Ban, in a video link to the UN security council in New York from Ramallah, suggested a deal could be imminent but that he could not disclose details “at this highly sensitive moment”.

“Suffice to say, it is my hope and belief that these talks will lead to results and an end to the fighting in the very near future.” He also warned of “many obstacles and complexities.”

Earlier in Tel Aviv, Ban delivered a blunt message to Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, saying the bloodshed in Gaza must end as the Israeli military continued its bombardment of the Gaza strip.

Urging Israel to exercise maximum restraint, the secretary general said in Tel Aviv that he understood the state’s security concerns,“but your military response is causing many civilian casualties. I hope we will be able to see the end of this violence as soon as possible.”

Expressing Israeli indignation at international criticism of the high Palestinian death toll, Israel’s ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, suggested Israel should be awarded the Nobel peace prize for “fighting with unimaginable restraint”.

The death toll in Gaza topped 600 on the 15th day of fighting, with more than 3,700 people injured. One airstrike on a house near Khan Younis killed 25 members of one family, including 18 children and five women, three of whom were pregnant, as they broke the Ramadan fast on Sunday evening. A Hamas member was also killed.
Richardfs

Ryde, Australia

#852 Jul 22, 2014
"Science Disproves Evolution"

Yer right and pigs fly backwards with yellow rain coats.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#855 Jul 23, 2014
"I thank you." - Julian Clary.
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you have a big one…
Cheers
Patrick

United States

#857 Jul 24, 2014
Denying health care to the poor seems a moral issue confronting Atheists, Agnostics, Jews and Christians

Some Republican candidates are jumping on the opportunity to comment on Tuesday's rulings by two federal appeals courts that affect the nation's health care law.

The rulings came within hours of each other. A divided court panel in Washington ruled that the subsidies that help millions of low and middle-income people pay their premiums can only be paid in states that have set up their own insurance exchanges.

But in Virginia, another appeals panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion.

Republican Congressman Tom Cotton said in a statement about the first ruling: "Today's ruling is just the latest example of why we must start over on health care reform."

Cotton has made his opposition to the federal health care law a cornerstone of his campaign against Senator Mark Pryor, who supports the law.

State Representative Bruce Westerman, who is running for Cotton's congressional seat, said in a statement that both rulings "highlight the fact that Obamacare was a poorly-written takeover of people's health care and an ill-conceived law." Westerman faces Democrat James Lee Witt in 4th District Congressional race.

The White House says policyholders will keep getting financial aid as the administration sorts out the legal implications.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#858 Jul 24, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Denying health care to the poor seems a moral issue confronting Atheists, Agnostics, Jews and Christians
Some Republican candidates are jumping on the opportunity to comment on Tuesday's rulings by two federal appeals courts that affect the nation's health care law.
The rulings came within hours of each other. A divided court panel in Washington ruled that the subsidies that help millions of low and middle-income people pay their premiums can only be paid in states that have set up their own insurance exchanges.
But in Virginia, another appeals panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion.
Republican Congressman Tom Cotton said in a statement about the first ruling: "Today's ruling is just the latest example of why we must start over on health care reform."
Cotton has made his opposition to the federal health care law a cornerstone of his campaign against Senator Mark Pryor, who supports the law.
State Representative Bruce Westerman, who is running for Cotton's congressional seat, said in a statement that both rulings "highlight the fact that Obamacare was a poorly-written takeover of people's health care and an ill-conceived law." Westerman faces Democrat James Lee Witt in 4th District Congressional race.
The White House says policyholders will keep getting financial aid as the administration sorts out the legal implications.
You have tp spam because your religion is weak and knows that there's no such thing as god.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#859 Jul 24, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
"Science Disproves Evolution"
Yer right and pigs fly backwards with yellow rain coats.
You are down voted by an illiterate prison inmate call buck crick who works for the creationist cult party.

Since: Dec 08

Tarpon Springs, FL

#860 Jul 30, 2014
Genetic Information 2

Even if matter and life (perhaps a bacterium) somehow arose, the probability that mutations and natural selection produced this vast amount of information is essentially zero (b). It would be similar to producing 4,000 books with the following procedure (c):

a. Start with a meaningful phrase.
b. Retype it, but make some errors and insert a few letters.
c. See if the new phrase is meaningful.
d. If it is, replace the original phrase with it.
e. Return to step “b.”

b.“Biochemical systems are exceedingly complex, so much so that the chance of their being formed through random shufflings of simple organic molecules is exceedingly minute, to a point indeed where it is insensibly different from zero.” Hoyle and Wickramasinghe, p. 3

“No matter how large the environment one considers, life cannot have had a random beginning. Troops of monkeys thundering away at random on typewriters could not produce the works of Shakespeare, for the practical reason that the whole observable universe is not large enough to contain the necessary monkey hordes, the necessary typewriters, and certainly the waste paper baskets required for the deposition of wrong attempts. The same is true for living material.” Ibid., p. 148.

Not mentioned by Hoyle and Wickramasinghe is the simple fact that even a few correct words typed by the hordes of monkeys would decay long before a complete sentence of Shakespeare was completed. Correspondingly, a few correct sequences of amino acids would decay long before a complete protein was completed, not to mention all the thousands of proteins that must be in their proper place in order to have a living cell (minus, of course, its DNA).

“From the beginning of this book we have emphasized the enormous information content of even the simplest living systems. The information cannot in our view be generated by what are often called ‘natural’ processes, as for instance through meteorological and chemical processes occurring at the surface of a lifeless planet. As well as a suitable physical and chemical environment, a large initial store of information was also needed. We have argued that the requisite information came from an ‘intelligence’, the beckoning spectre.” Ibid., p. 150.

“Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make the random concept absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favourable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate.”
Ibid., p. 141.

Hoyle and Wickramasinghe go on to say that our own intelligences must reflect some sort of vastly superior intelligence,“even to the extreme idealized limit of God.” They believe life was created by some intelligence somewhere in outer space and later was transported to Earth.[emphasis in original] Ibid., p. 144.

“All point mutations that have been studied on the molecular level turn out to reduce the genetic information and not to increase it.” Lee Spetner, Not by Chance (Brooklyn, New York: The Judaica Press, Inc., 1996), p. 138.

c. Murray Eden, as reported in “Heresy in the Halls of Biology: Mathematicians Question Darwinism,” Scientific Research, November 1967, p. 64.

“It is our contention that if ‘random’ is given a serious and crucial interpretation from a probabilistic point of view, the randomness postulate is highly implausible and that an adequate scientific theory of evolution must await the discovery and elucidation of new natural laws—physical, physico-chemical, and biological.” Murray Eden,“Inadequacies of Neo-Darwinian Evolution as a Scientific Theory,” Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution, editors Paul S. Moorhead and Martin M. Kaplan, June 1967, p. 109.

[http://www.creationscience.co m/onlinebook/ReferencesandNote s32.html#wp1056004]

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#861 Jul 30, 2014
Pahu wrote:
Genetic Information 2
Even if matter and life (perhaps a bacterium) somehow arose, the probability that mutations and natural selection produced this vast amount of information is essentially zero (b). It would be similar to producing 4,000 books with the following procedure (c):
a. Start with a meaningful phrase.
b. Retype it, but make some errors and insert a few letters.
c. See if the new phrase is meaningful.
d. If it is, replace the original phrase with it.
e. Return to step “b.”
b.“Biochemical systems are exceedingly complex, so much so that the chance of their being formed through random shufflings of simple organic molecules is exceedingly minute, to a point indeed where it is insensibly different from zero.” Hoyle and Wickramasinghe, p. 3
“No matter how large the environment one considers, life cannot have had a random beginning. Troops of monkeys thundering away at random on typewriters could not produce the works of Shakespeare, for the practical reason that the whole observable universe is not large enough to contain the necessary monkey hordes, the necessary typewriters, and certainly the waste paper baskets required for the deposition of wrong attempts. The same is true for living material.” Ibid., p. 148.
Not mentioned by Hoyle and Wickramasinghe is the simple fact that even a few correct words typed by the hordes of monkeys would decay long before a complete sentence of Shakespeare was completed. Correspondingly, a few correct sequences of amino acids would decay long before a complete protein was completed, not to mention all the thousands of proteins that must be in their proper place in order to have a living cell (minus, of course, its DNA).
“From the beginning of this book we have emphasized the enormous information content of even the simplest living systems. The information cannot in our view be generated by what are often called ‘natural’ processes, as for instance through meteorological and chemical processes occurring at the surface of a lifeless planet. As well as a suitable physical and chemical environment, a large initial store of information was also needed. We have argued that the requisite information came from an ‘intelligence’, the beckoning spectre.” Ibid., p. 150.
“Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make the random concept absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favourable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate.”
Ibid., p. 141.
Hoyle and Wickramasinghe go on to say that our own intelligences must reflect some sort of vastly superior intelligence,“even to the extreme idealized limit of God.” They believe life was created by some intelligence somewhere in outer space and later was transported to Earth.[emphasis in original] Ibid., p. 144.
“All point mutations that have been studied on the molecular level turn out to reduce the genetic information and not to increase it.” Lee Spetner, Not by Chance (Brooklyn, New York: The Judaica Press, Inc., 1996), p. 138.
c. Murray Eden, as reported in “Heresy in the Halls of Biology: Mathematicians Question Darwinism,” Scientific Research, November 1967, p. 64.
“It is our contention that if ‘random’ is given a serious and crucial interpretation from a probabilistic point of view, the randomness postulate is highly implausible and that an adequate scientific theory of evolution must await the discovery and elucidation of new natural laws—physical, physico-chemical, and biological.” Murray Eden,“Inadequacies of Neo-Darwinian Evolution as a Scientific Theory,” Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution, editors Paul S. Moorhead and Martin M. Kaplan, June 1967, p. 109.
[http://www.creationscience.co m/onlinebook/ReferencesandNote s32.html#wp1056004]
More BS ignorance based on BS ignorance and copied and pasted from a BS ignorant site by the biggest ignorant moron BSer on this forum

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#863 Jul 30, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
More BS ignorance based on BS ignorance and copied and pasted from a BS ignorant site by the biggest ignorant moron BSer on this forum
He's the biggest?

I'm 6'7; 320.

6'8 with shoes on.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#864 Jul 30, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
He's the biggest?
I'm 6'7; 320.
6'8 with shoes on.
Ahh ... of course you are an ignorant moron BSer but not the biggest by many long strides, at lease you have the decency to put up some sort of argument (often specious) and are not just here to spam BS

And that 320? To many fried chickens and grease burgers, while you are in nick why don’t you try spending a little time in the gym and get rid of some of that flab?
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#865 Jul 30, 2014
Pahu wrote:
Genetic Information 2
Even if matter and life (perhaps a bacterium) somehow arose, the probability that mutations and natural selection produced this vast amount of information is essentially zero (b).
SHow your probability calculations, if you have any and aren't just BSing for Jesus, as usual.
Pahu wrote:
Genetic Information 2
Even if matter and life (perhaps a bacterium) somehow arose, the probability that mutations and natural selection produced this vast amount of information is essentially zero (b). It would be similar to producing 4,000 books with the following procedure (c):
a. Start with a meaningful phrase.
b. Retype it, but make some errors and insert a few letters.
c. See if the new phrase is meaningful.
d. If it is, replace the original phrase with it.
e. Return to step “b.”
Seems like a pretty good analogy to mutations PLUS natural selection.

What's the problem?

Oh, and add a couple of BILLION years of time and UNTOLD TRILLIONS OF TRILLIONS of molecules going through this process at any given time on earth.

Seems like a good recipe for life coming together eventually.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#866 Jul 30, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahh ... of course you are an ignorant moron BSer but not the biggest by many long strides, at lease you have the decency to put up some sort of argument (often specious) and are not just here to spam BS
And that 320? To many fried chickens and grease burgers, while you are in nick why don’t you try spending a little time in the gym and get rid of some of that flab?
Haaaahaaa...

No flab, Chrissy. My body fat % is lower than yours.

315 was my NCAA playing weight. While benching 500 pounds, and running a 4.48 forty, faster than any current offensive lineman in the NFL.

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