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“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#105 Jan 25, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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I miss Richard Feynman.
I always remember watching an episode of Horizon on BBC and the whole show was an interview with the great man.
Wonderful television.
Oddly enough, my first exposure to him was from listening to "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" on a program called "Reading Aloud" on public radio. It was wonderful to know the man through his humor before understanding some of its accompanying genius.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#106 Jan 25, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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By the way, your pennies analogy was pure genius.
Did you invent that yourself? Or is it something you read somewhere.
I plan to re-use it in the future, and I'd love to give credit where it's due.
:D
That was mine, or at least independent discovery. Please use it freely (same goes with anything I say on this forum).

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#107 Jan 25, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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That was mine, or at least independent discovery. Please use it freely (same goes with anything I say on this forum).
Thanks! I will--it is a beautiful demonstration on the gradualism that is the core of the evolution process.

It brings it down to earth in a way than anyone can understand-- well, anyone who's brains are not mush.

:)

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#108 Jan 27, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Not a single Christian forum thread or poster there interests you. I love the control we have over you as you live in the atheist forums :)

Freedom of speech has to do with the government not impeding your speech it does not grant you a forum to do it and if you purposely go somewhere that you know your opinion is not wanted and force it anyways you can't complain when you get called out and treated harshly. Why? Because you brought it on yourself half wit.

Again you walmart door greeters need to look stuff up before making a jackass out of yourself so much.

You're welcome.
Me not smart like u.

;)

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#109 Jan 27, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>"...whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."

Matthew 5:22

Watch out - you're going to burn.
Psalm 14:1

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#110 Jan 27, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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Psalm 14:1
Bob Geldof is a famous atheist.

He's saved millions of lives through what he did.

Yet you believe that work is vile and abominable and not good at all.

You're a warped and twisted individual.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#111 Jan 27, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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Oddly enough, my first exposure to him was from listening to "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" on a program called "Reading Aloud" on public radio. It was wonderful to know the man through his humor before understanding some of its accompanying genius.
I have that book.

It's on my list of things to read.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#112 Jan 27, 2013
Isaiah 13:16
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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Psalm 14:1

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#113 Jan 28, 2013

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#114 Jan 28, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Isaiah 13:16
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Isa 13:11-16

11 "I will punish the world for its evil,
And the wicked for their iniquity;
I will halt the arrogance of the proud,
And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold,
A man more than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens,
And the earth will move out of her place,
In the wrath of the LORD of hosts
And in the day of His fierce anger.
14 It shall be as the hunted gazelle,
And as a sheep that no man takes up;
Every man will turn to his own people,
And everyone will flee to his own land.
15 Everyone who is found will be thrust through,
And everyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
16 Their children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives ravished.
NKJV

Amen!

www.roysecitycoc.org

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#115 Jan 28, 2013
Sir Arthur Keith was a British anthropologist, an atheistic evolutionist and an anti-Nazi, but he drew this chilling conclusion about Hitler:

“The German Führer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution.”

www.roysecitycoc.org

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#116 Jan 28, 2013
No free will in atheism?

Dr William B. Provine, Professor of Biological Sciences, Cornell University

“Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.”

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Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#117 Jan 28, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
Sir Arthur Keith was a British anthropologist, an atheistic evolutionist and an anti-Nazi, but he drew this chilling conclusion about Hitler:
“The German Führer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution.”
"The German Fuehrer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution. He has failed, not because the theory of evolution is false, but because he has made three fatal blunders in its application."
-Sir Arthur Keith, Essays on Human Evolution,(London: Watts & Co., 1946), 210 (cf. Evolution and Ethics,(New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1947), 229.)

In other words, Keith knows that evolution is not a philosophy and is upbraiding Hitler for mistakenly trying to MAKE it one.

You would have to ask yourself, then, why the Nazis burned Darwin's "On the Origin of Species."

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#118 Jan 28, 2013
“If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behaviour to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing…”

Jeffrey Dahmer, in an interview with Stone Phillips, Dateline NBC, Nov. 29, 1994.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#119 Jan 28, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
http://www.apologeticspress.or g/APContent.aspx?category=12 &article=2786
Good read.
Not even good as fiction. It gets it facts wrong and its argument is so full of holes I could use it as a strainer.

For example, one of the claims is that there has not been a violation of the second law of thermodynamics. This is false. You see, the second law is an *approximation* which is based on statistical mechanics. But for systems involving small numbers of atoms, it is quite possible to violate the version that says 'entropy always increases'. A reference:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2572-se...

Or, here is the abstract of the actual scientific paper:

http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v89/i5/e05060...

As for the first law, great care needs to be had in its usage, especially in questions of cosmology. For example a photon will red-shift due to the expansion of the universe, but that implies that it loses energy without that energy 'going anywhere'. There is a resolution in this case obtained by considering the gravitational energy of the universe in addition to the energy of the photon. But that again only shows that great care must be had.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#120 Jan 28, 2013
Kill everyone including every child and infant and oh be sure to rape the women first. And this causes you to cheer amen.

Not even Jeffery Dahmer was that sick.
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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Isa 13:11-16
15 Everyone who is found will be thrust through,
And everyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
16 Their children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives ravished.

Amen!
rg
anonymous

Bandera, TX

#121 Jan 28, 2013
Just let people have their own beliefs. What someone else believes does not affect you, and a lot of problems would be solved if everyone just realized that. I respect other's beliefs. I think as long as it makes you happy and secure, go right ahead.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#122 Jan 28, 2013
anonymous wrote:
Just let people have their own beliefs. What someone else believes does not affect you, and a lot of problems would be solved if everyone just realized that. I respect other's beliefs. I think as long as it makes you happy and secure, go right ahead.
We tried that, it failed because the delusion offers places for more dangerous mental instabilities to hide. Time for you to be corrected for your delusions.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#123 Jan 28, 2013
If people kept their beliefs private this would be fine. Unfortunately when so called let's meet in the middle people like you come around they never say, let the atheists have and voice their belief. As I said if people kept their crazy god beliefs out if politics and schools and the public in general you point would stand.

Ah but that goes against 99% of Christians they want to force and cram their beliefs down other's throats. Now they have some people standing up to them and oh snap! Secular society has changed where your lot can't burn those who disagree with them at the stake anymore!:(

Sorry about that.
anonymous wrote:
Just let people have their own beliefs. What someone else believes does not affect you, and a lot of problems would be solved if everyone just realized that. I respect other's beliefs. I think as long as it makes you happy and secure, go right ahead.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#124 Jan 29, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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16 Their children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives ravished.
NKJV
Amen!
www.roysecitycoc.org
Way to go god!
What a ball less pack of shit.

Steal their stuff: God is a theif.
Kill their children: god is a murdering bastard.
Rape their wives: god is a douche bag.

Hey god, why won't you rape him, kill him, he is the one who pissed you off? It's because the Christard god sees woman and children as possessions, and not quite human.

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