Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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Since: Oct 10

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#127693 Oct 4, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I'll be in my bunk.
She grabbed my left leg but then she tried to grab my right one and it wasn't there? What she did with that free hand...I'm sayin. I still have some of her hair on my night table.

Night Tide.

:-)

Since: Oct 10

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#127695 Oct 5, 2012
LlE Buster wrote:
<quoted text>Time is on your side
Yes it is.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127696 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I moved from Houston to Illinois. If you go over the 800 miles between here and there you will find no evidence of my move.
Why?
Because I took everything with me.
Just come out and say what we all know. You have no proof to counter the Exodus story except innuendos and hunches.
You have got to be joking. You are comparing the waste left by one person on a two day road trip to a 40 year picnic by anything up to 1000000 people.

OMG you must eat a lot and how many dead did have along way?

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127697 Oct 5, 2012
Gate Keeper 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You're desperate, streets and alley walks.
I have never seen a street or an alley walk.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127698 Oct 5, 2012
LlE Buster wrote:
<quoted text>Time is on your side, your mind can return to you..
Romans 1: 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
It's time for your meds.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#127699 Oct 5, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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I have never seen a street or an alley walk.
Hehehe.

Hey, Predictions for tomorrow's rugby? SA vs NZ and Australia versus the Pumas?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#127700 Oct 5, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Yes it is.
Good one.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127701 Oct 5, 2012
I keep getting a mental image of LlE Buster at an orgy, dressed in a hair shirt with a bibull in one hand and self flagellating.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127702 Oct 5, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Hehehe.
Hey, Predictions for tomorrow's rugby? SA vs NZ and Australia versus the Pumas?
ANZACs
stu

Brisbane, Australia

#127706 Oct 5, 2012
discocrisco wrote:
Maybe, the Christians got it right on the God thing. What they didn't know that is there is intelligent life right and God manifested himself in another way than us.
And there is millions of our civilizations among this universe and millions of ways God revealed himslf to them
But see it was none of business to know how he did it. It is beyond our feeble little minds. Us humans think we are terminally unique. Guess what. We are not. We are little specks in the infinite, large cosmos.
politics and religion is not us.
We are more insightful.
The spirit within the infinite may decide.
The notion of butterflies and cottoncandy clouds is half a nonsense.
The work we are called to do awaits.
Civilization is spirit
We are Babylon, Etruscan, Christian, Muslim, and secular.
All connected one with the past and into the future infinite.
Where else should we go?
The buddhists can come. To be a Jew can be a good thing. Why not? Lose your pain.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#127707 Oct 5, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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ANZACs
Whuddat?

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127708 Oct 5, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Whuddat?
Sorry, ANZAC stands Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (1914 - 1918) So when I wrote ANZACs I was implying both Australia and New Zealand to win.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127709 Oct 5, 2012
Gate Keeper 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Let's put this in perspective, 99% of gay men prefer oral anal sex, is that what you meant by waste left by one person. OMG you must eat a lot.
With your gay bashing you must be a closet gay.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#127710 Oct 5, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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Sorry, ANZAC stands Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (1914 - 1918) So when I wrote ANZACs I was implying both Australia and New Zealand to win.
I am picking the Boks, not just for loyalty. The talent we have in this new team is staggering. We destroyed the Wallabies 31-8 last week, with the scoreboard being very kind to the Aussies. On any other day, we would have put 50 beyond them.

The All Blacks made the long trek back from Argentina, playing in our Highveld...in front of 90,000 fans. I think that we are going to take them.

The Wallabies... Not looking good. Valtures circling around Deans' head, the Cooper saga taking its toll, the travel to Argentina, the massive loss to the Boks and the physical toll that game took... If I was betting money on that match, I'd put a penny on the Pumas for the upset

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#127711 Oct 5, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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I am picking the Boks, not just for loyalty. The talent we have in this new team is staggering. We destroyed the Wallabies 31-8 last week, with the scoreboard being very kind to the Aussies. On any other day, we would have put 50 beyond them.
The All Blacks made the long trek back from Argentina, playing in our Highveld...in front of 90,000 fans. I think that we are going to take them.
The Wallabies... Not looking good. Valtures circling around Deans' head, the Cooper saga taking its toll, the travel to Argentina, the massive loss to the Boks and the physical toll that game took... If I was betting money on that match, I'd put a penny on the Pumas for the upset
As you may gather I don't follow sport.

BTW The Bathurst 1000 is on this weekend if you are into motor sport if you can watch.

Since: Oct 10

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#127712 Oct 5, 2012
Gate Keeper 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Let's put this in perspective, 99% of gay men prefer oral anal sex,
What's that taste like?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#127713 Oct 5, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The bipolarity of EM is what makes it the primary shaper of matter over distance.
No, it is what makes it more irrelevant over distance.
A simple example.
Hang many magnetized welding rods in an enclosed area. The flux fields are much stronger than the gravity of each. The reach is the same. Eventually they will spin and line up in accordance with that polarity.
key word: eventually. The reason it takes so much time is that the EM force is small here. In fact, it is much, much smaller than gravity. How do you tell? Cut the cords holding them up and see if they fall.
For that matter, take a magnet and drop it. It will fall. And it will fall whether the north pole of that magnet is up or down, and whether you drop it at the equator or the north magnetic pole. While very powerful up close, the EM field decreases quickly with distance and will not be enough to hold the magnet up.
If they were all hung in a straight line they would all wind up pointing in the same direction, nsnsnsnsnsnsns. Otherwise they will assume a geometry according to the balance of field strength. That extended flux gives leverage on the centers of gravity causing them to spin seeking equilibrium of those forces. It is a much stronger force than gravity.
Again, the amount of force determine how long it takes for this equilibrium to be reached. In your example, it will take a fairly long time because the EM force here is relatively weak.
If they weren't magnetized, they would still seek this geometry based upon the length because of gravity being stronger along that length, but it is so weak it would take a very long time.
Only if you use a magnetic material like steel. Now try it with a non-magnetic material like carbon.
If a galaxy has a magnetic field, it will reach further than the gravity along the same axis.
Nope. And here's why. Take two magnetic and put them side by side with north and south poles together. Compare how much that pair attracts another magnet to how much each individual one does. The pair will attract much less because one will attract and the other repel. Now, if you do four instead of two, the total attraction will be much less again.
In most materials, there is an equal amount of positive charges and negative charges: the net result is the electric field tends to cancel out. The same holds for most materials for magnetic fields: those with magnetic domains tend to have them oriented randomly, which cancels their effects. The only time this is NOT the case is when the charges do not balance out or the magnetic regions are lined up.
You have to keep in mind that those EM fields have to merge to create a larger one for this directionality to really kick in. This attraction and repulsion is relative at first only to the magnetized mass.
And it will cancel if they are aligned oppositely, not add.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#127714 Oct 5, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
Black holes have to add a tremendous amount to the gravitational field they are located in. They are a recent "discovery", along with the theories of dark energy and dark mass.
Why those theories?
Because the model based upon gravity didn't work.
Actually, the basic theories do still work. But you need to know the types of matter and energy and their properties upon expansion to put into the model.
Amusing. All of those cosmological calculations based upon gravity, and the gravitational constant definition based upon the observations. And then those buggers show up.
Surely they can't be so evenly distributed throughout the universe to take up the slack in those calculations.
Well, we can actually map out the locations of the dark matter. Dark energy is more tricky, but has a lot of support.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#127715 Oct 5, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't there talk of a super force?
There is the conception of super force , that would be all energy combined released from infinite density aka: within the infinitesimal.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#127716 Oct 5, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
Dave...shocking as this may sound, archaeology relies on evidence based methodologies, not pure speculation by "armchair fantasizers."
Science has shown, again and again, that personal introspection does not produce facts. You're stuck in this mode and, for reasons of insecurity, dislike the people who actually use methodologies to produce knowledge.
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You are emotional and irrational tonight. More so than usual.
Slaves usually require security to prevent escape, particularly if they look like their masters. That adds a lot of overhead to a budget.
Conscripts and contractors don't. The law catches up with them if they default.
You don't have a very good understanding of how people live together in civilizations. Old and new. Too much stereotyping from reading too many books in lieu of actually thinking.
Ask draftees if they considered they were slaves. They worked right along with the contracted. The government "owned" both of them.
hahahaha, dude, there's no emotion except laughter in my above. It's honestly shocking how ignorant you are.

You are blinded by your own ignorance. You don't know anything outside of Dave's life and you presume it upon peoples from thousands of years ago in your fantasies. Sorry, baby, the world doesn't work like that.

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