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no fool

Fort Worth, TX

#22 Jan 21, 2013
God Bless America

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#23 Jan 21, 2013
no fool wrote:
God Bless America
So, you support the President then?

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#24 Jan 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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So, you support the President then?
Hi mate long time no see. How's it going?

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#25 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and believing in a god that is demonstrated to merely be a figment of the imagination is being a fool.
I guess believing that an epic explosion created created order and complexity is brilliant.

Because explosions creating order and complexity happens all the time.

;)

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#26 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and believing in a god that is demonstrated to merely be a figment of the imagination is being a fool.
How did the first modern human come about?

Through birth or transformation?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#27 Jan 22, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess believing that an epic explosion created created order and complexity is brilliant.
Because explosions creating order and complexity happens all the time.
;)
Since you clearly don't understand the *first* thing about what the scientific theory (the Big Bang) says, why do you show your ignorance publicly?

The Big Bang was NOT AN EXPLOSION. In an explosion, material moves through space away from a center. In the Big Bang, is was space itself that expands and carries the matter and energy along with it. The dynamics are very different.

When you know what a 'line element' is and can explain it in simple terms,*then* you get to start having an opinion about whether the Big Bang makes sense. At this point, you are simply showing you are listening to the fools trying to control you.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#28 Jan 22, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
<quoted text>
How did the first modern human come about?
Through birth or transformation?
There was no 'first' modern human. The line is fuzzy and we crossed over in the course of many generations.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#29 Jan 22, 2013
What does that have to do with atheism? Even if we don't have all the natural answers only an idiot would leap to supernatural ones that are based on imagination.
HEATH - 72 wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess believing that an epic explosion created created order and complexity is brilliant.
Because explosions creating order and complexity happens all the time.
;)
Lincoln

United States

#30 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
What does that have to do with atheism? Even if we don't have all the natural answers only an idiot would leap to supernatural ones that are based on imagination.
<quoted text>
Life presents people with difficult choices.
Only a few choose strict quantitative analysis

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#31 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
Since you clearly don't understand the *first* thing about what the scientific theory (the Big Bang) says, why do you show your ignorance publicly?
The Big Bang was NOT AN EXPLOSION. In an explosion, material moves through space away from a center. In the Big Bang, is was space itself that expands and carries the matter and energy along with it. The dynamics are very different.
When you know what a 'line element' is and can explain it in simple terms,*then* you get to start having an opinion about whether the Big Bang makes sense. At this point, you are simply showing you are listening to the fools trying to control you.
"About 15 billion years ago a tremendous EXPLOSION started the expansion of the universe. This EXPLOSION is known as the Big Bang. At the point of this event all of the matter and energy of space was contained at one point. What exisisted prior to this event is completely unknown and is a matter of pure speculation. This occurance was not a conventional explosion but rather an event filling all of space with all of the particles of the embryonic universe rushing away from each other. The Big Bang actually consisted of an EXPLOSION of space within itself unlike an EXPLOSION of a bomb were fragments are thrown outward. The galaxies were not all clumped together, but rather the Big Bang lay the foundations for the universe."

I highlighted EXPLOSION.

Here's the link.
http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/bigbang.htm

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#32 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no 'first' modern human. The line is fuzzy and we crossed over in the course of many generations.
"Modern Human"

Here's the link.
http://anthro.palomar.edu/homo2/mod_homo_5.ht...

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#33 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no 'first' modern human. The line is fuzzy and we crossed over in the course of many generations.
"Modern humans"

Here's the link.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/nean...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#34 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no 'first' modern human. The line is fuzzy and we crossed over in the course of many generations.
How does that eliminate one being first?

Did multiple numbers cross the line of demarcation in the same nanosecond?

I doubt it.

If there was "no first", then there aren't any humans.

You should think about enrolling in a school.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#36 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
What does that have to do with atheism? Even if we don't have all the natural answers only an idiot would leap to supernatural ones that are based on imagination.
<quoted text>
Imagination is responsible for more advances than intellect.

Do you get everything ass-backwards?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#37 Jan 22, 2013
Imagination with actual know how and something to work with. Mindless daydreaming with nothing in return but Bullsht isn't an advancement it's at best a fun time waster or in the case of religion cause for the deaths of billions.

Now actual intellect with a healthy dash of imagination that actually provides something of benefit is a wonderful thing.

Sorry dumbfuckbuck but saying you imagine the DI is correct doesn't mean it is.

Now take your blood pressure medicine fatass and tell us how you believe Chris Angel really has magical powers!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagination is responsible for more advances than intellect.
Do you get everything ass-backwards?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#38 Jan 22, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
<quoted text>
"About 15 billion years ago a tremendous EXPLOSION started the expansion of the universe. This EXPLOSION is known as the Big Bang. At the point of this event all of the matter and energy of space was contained at one point. What exisisted prior to this event is completely unknown and is a matter of pure speculation. This occurance was not a conventional explosion but rather an event filling all of space with all of the particles of the embryonic universe rushing away from each other. The Big Bang actually consisted of an EXPLOSION of space within itself unlike an EXPLOSION of a bomb were fragments are thrown outward. The galaxies were not all clumped together, but rather the Big Bang lay the foundations for the universe."
I highlighted EXPLOSION.
Here's the link.
http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/bigbang.htm
And you realize that they use such language because the only way to give idiots any concept is to use bad analogies? There is a HUGE difference between a conventional explosion, where matter expands outwards from a center and moves through space and what happened at the Big Bang. In particular, your concerns about order (which is technically called entropy) don't hold: the initial state of the Big Bang was a *low* entropy state, in other words, it was 'highly ordered'.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#39 Jan 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
How does that eliminate one being first?
Did multiple numbers cross the line of demarcation in the same nanosecond?
I doubt it.
If there was "no first", then there aren't any humans.
You should think about enrolling in a school.
The problem is that there wasn't a 'line of demarcation'. That implies an abrupt boundary, which is simply not the case. The transition happened over many generations and yes, it happened with the whole population at the time.

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#40 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>And you realize that they use such language because the only way to give idiots any concept is to use bad analogies? There is a HUGE difference between a conventional explosion, where matter expands outwards from a center and moves through space and what happened at the Big Bang. In particular, your concerns about order (which is technically called entropy) don't hold: the initial state of the Big Bang was a *low* entropy state, in other words, it was 'highly ordered'.
It said explosion. ;)

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#41 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is that there wasn't a 'line of demarcation'. That implies an abrupt boundary, which is simply not the case. The transition happened over many generations and yes, it happened with the whole population at the time.
Then you're not a modern human?

Hhmmmm

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#42 Jan 22, 2013
You're not a high school graduate are you?
HEATH - 72 wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you're not a modern human?
Hhmmmm

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