A Proof That God Exists
Gillette

Packwood, IA

#571 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheism is serious business on threads, right :-)
Militant atheist: All religion does is cause violence! Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: Theism is wrong Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I am right and everyone else is wrong Blah! Blah! Blah!
Peace
Yeah, you're just FULL of "peace," aren't you, "Christian"?

Go re-read Paul's Fruits of the Spirit, then get back to us.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#572 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheism is serious business on threads, right :-)
Militant atheist: All religion does is cause violence! Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: Theism is wrong Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I am right and everyone else is wrong Blah! Blah! Blah!
Peace
Rather ironic post from you considering you invoked Godwin's the other day.
Lincoln

United States

#573 Apr 11, 2013
"Beer is proof that God loves us and
wants us to be happy"
Ben Franklin
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#574 Apr 11, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Rather ironic post from you considering you invoked Godwin's the other day.
Yeah I think that's kind of sad

50/50% He or she doesn't have a clue what Godwin's Law is ;)

after all... Hitler's not the best Christian example is he?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#575 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
"Beer is proof that God loves us and
wants us to be happy"
Ben Franklin
RAMEN!!!

Since: Dec 10

Fogelsville, PA

#576 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
"Beer is proof that God loves us and
wants us to be happy"
Ben Franklin
Here's one he wrote for you.....

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
&#8213; Benjamin Franklin
Lincoln

United States

#577 Apr 11, 2013
The serpent was right wrote:
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Here's one he wrote for you.....
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
&#8213; Benjamin Franklin
Thanks
Ben Franklin was an interesting man, philosopher and diplomat.

Since: Dec 10

Fogelsville, PA

#578 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Thanks
Ben Franklin was an interesting man, philosopher and diplomat.
And a bit of a perv.
When asked about all of the different types of women he was seen with, he supposedly replied "All cats are grey in the dark"
Lincoln

United States

#579 Apr 11, 2013
The serpent was right wrote:
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And a bit of a perv.
When asked about all of the different types of women he was seen with, he supposedly replied "All cats are grey in the dark"
18th century was one of amusement?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#580 Apr 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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What does it mean to exist??
Depends on what the meaning of "is" is...

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#581 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
"Beer is proof that God loves us and
wants us to be happy"
Ben Franklin
I'll drink to that.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#582 Apr 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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This is simply an incorrect understanding of what the Big Bang theory says. First of all, the 'singularity' is not a thing. Instead, we say there is a singularity because the curvature of spacetime becomes infinite as we go back in time. Because of this, we cannot extend time to before the singularity (the Big Bang) in the basic theory.
Now, when quantum mechanics is included, this does become possible in some cases, but then there is a universe before the Big Bang also. Essentially, quantum effects 'smooth out' the curvature so it doesn't become infinite. But then, this allows a previous, contracting universe or a multi-verse. Either of these possibilities destroy your argument also.
"Infinite" is merely conceptual, and nothing has ever existed or ever will exist that is infinite.

"Infinite" does not exist and has never existed, therefore your post is absolute nonsense in its entirety.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#583 Apr 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Whenever matter exists, it is in motion. In fact, there is a minimal amount of motion that even exists at absolute zero.
Once again, you fail.
True. You finally got one thing right.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#584 Apr 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No, once again, there is a difference between having *no cause* at all and causing itself. We agree that the universe did not cause itself. The issue is whether it had a cause at all.
If the universe began to exist, it requires a cause.

The universe exists.

No past infinite is possible, so the universe began to exist.

The universe, therefore, requires a cause.

What is the cause? Nobody knows.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#585 Apr 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No, once again, there is a difference between having *no cause* at all and causing itself. We agree that the universe did not cause itself. The issue is whether it had a cause at all.
Physicist Stephen Hawking claimed the universe caused itself.

He was wrong, but he made the claim in his book, "The Grand Design".

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#586 Apr 11, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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This makes you a coward and weasel.
You are a one-hole flute player.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#587 Apr 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I've yet to see them deal effectively with the fact that some particles have more than one decay mode: the *exact same particle* can decay in two different ways. There is no difference 'just before' the decay that determines which type of decay it will undergo.
That is a weird one.

I've also seen it written that atomic decay (radioactive half-life) is indeterminate, that is the decay signature of each particle occurs at truly random intervals. Yet, statistically there is a set figure, the half-life.

Which makes radioactive decay a really cool example of the weirdness that is quantum physics.

I've even seen descriptions of a truly random number generator which simply counted the interval between decay particles from a mildly radioactive isotope. The interval is the new random number, naturally.

Very elegant.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#588 Apr 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Found it Bob - Cosmic Zoom. Far less informative than the 1977 video but it made an impression.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =VgfwCrKe_FkXX
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That's a good one-- but it doesn't display the units.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#589 Apr 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Well seems like you've had quite a bit of computer experience
I learned Fortran too that was a real number cruncher
for COBOL (Completely outdated by other languages) 100 lines of code in RPG about 30 in Fortran 12 all to do the same task
IBM basically produced screen scrapers to produce a Windows or Apple appearance but the machinery behind all of it is RPG ILE
Black and green screen all the way
RPG includes embedded SQL and Java
Not to mention IBM's stunning Big Blue program that defeated the Russian grandmasters and chest and the one they recently used on Jeopardy artificial intelligence has come along way baby
Oddly artificial intelligence defines all of our theist posters. ;)
RPG was the one iconic language I was never exposed to very much.

:)

Have you ever seen actual magnetic core memory? I have--it's pretty cool, wires strung at right-angles, with a little iron ring (magnetic) captured at each junction. Passing moderate current through the two intersecting wires causes the iron ring to rotate, changing which way is north. To read the bit, very weak electrical current determines which way north is.

It's not that fast-- but it was being driven by tubes, so that wasn't a problem.

But it was physically large-- and tedious to assemble, and addressing individual bits require direct wiring to two connections-- two wires per bit is a lot of wires....

... but it never lost data with power outages... it was "static".

:)

I also saw an old drum memory cylinder-- effing huge, but only held a few meg... and access was slow too--the read-head was driven by a worm screw.

Still faster than tape, though.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#590 Apr 11, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Here it is. It installs Shockwave though:
http://www.physics.org/explorelink.asp...
Kept me amused for one lunchtime at least.
Thank you! Bookmarked.

:)

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