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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“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137705 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>How do you say guy ninja?
Uhm...

hahaha?

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137706 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>It's not really a hobby. Fetish would be the better word.
Wow, that's so disturbing.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137707 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Recently a senior NASA scientist involved in Mars exploration was fired because he came out and said he didn’t believe in macro evolution. He as a case pending in court.
Speaking of NASA; NASA has stumbled across some computer generated evidence that the Bible is true. A man named Harold Hill, a NASA consultant and president of the Curtis engine company, describes how NASA computers were looking back in time when they issued an alert that something was wrong. There seemed to be a day missing from the calculations. The scientists puzzled over this a long time until someone in their midst reflected that in the Bible, there's a story about the day the sun stood still for the Hebrew leader Joshua. This solves the puzzle, almost.

According to the computer, not an entire day was lost, but 23 hours and 20 minutes. Now there's a new problem. What about the other 40 minutes? That's when the same employee remembers that there is another story in the Bible about a day when the sun moved backwards 10 degrees which, according to the employee, is an arc of 40 minutes...so the entire question of the missing day is solved!

This is true! I swear to god!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137708 Nov 14, 2012
Oops! Wait a minute! It seems that the NASA story was all a lie. I was just sure that a christian would not lie.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/j/joshua...

The Truth:

Except for the reference to the astronauts, this version of 'the Missing Day' story has been around for nearly 30 years. Harold Hill was a real person and he was the president of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore, Maryland.

He had converted to Christianity as an adult and became a popular speaker among Christian groups, because he was a successful businessman, claimed to be a consultant to NASA, and did presentations on science and the Bible. One of his most popular presentations was the story of the Missing Day.

Harold Hill apparently told the story without much notice until October 1969, when a columnist for a small American newspaper was told about one of his speeches and was given some notes about the Missing Day. She was so intrigued, that she wrote it up and it was published.

The columnist's name was Mary Kathryn Bryan and her column appeared in the Spencer Evening World in Spencer, Indiana.
According to the newspaper, the results of that particular column were 'simply unbelievable'. They started receiving requests from all over the world for reprints of the article, and finally stopped counting when the number of inquiries passed 1,500. The total number of cards, letters and telephone calls is now in the thousands.

From that article, the Missing Day story found its way into untold numbers of magazines, newspapers, gospel tracts, books and now emails. Harold Hill himself included it in a Christian book which he wrote. The story has several problems, however.

One problem is that apart from Harold Hill, there is no known source for the NASA story. For many years, whenever anyone wrote to him about it, he sent a form letter which said he had misplaced the source of the information, but would send everybody a copy when he found it. The source never materialized. In his subsequent book, Hill dismissed all skepticism about the story and said that no substantiation was needed. His attitude was that if people believed it and it drew them to spiritual things, it was justified.

Another problem is that NASA has denied that Harold Hill was ever one of its consultants. James S. Lacy, from the Office of Public Relations for NASA, wrote in a letter to a journalist that the only trace they could find of a Harold Hill having any connection with NASA was a person who was involved in contracting for the operations and maintenance of some diesel engine operations.

Further, according to a letter I have from the NASA Public Affairs office in Washington,'There is no truth to the recurring story that NASA uncovered a lost day in the movement of the Earth.'

It is interesting to note that an attempt to explain Joshua's long day from a scientific standpoint was published many years before Harold Hill's NASA story. In the 1930s, Dr Harry Rimmer wrote a book called 'The Harmony of Science and Scripture', in which he drew from an 1890 book by Yale professor C.A. Totten.

Using popular biblical chronologies of the time, Totten concluded that the world was created 4,000 years before the birth of Christ, on Sunday, September 22, 4000BC. However, he said that the calendar calculations showed that September 22 was actually a Monday, and not a Sunday, and that the error was probably because of Joshua's missing day.

Totten also makes reference to the Hezekiah story in 2 Kings and argues that this accounts for another missing 20 minutes or so. Totten's calculations sound suspiciously familiar to the NASA story. The bottom line seems to be that there is a lot still missing about 'the Missing Day'.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137709 Nov 14, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
Wow! "sexy ninja girl" gives you 15 million results.
Surprise of the century.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137710 Nov 14, 2012
About the lying SOB, Harold Hill

"His attitude was that if people believed it and it drew them to spiritual things, it was justified."

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#137711 Nov 14, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of NASA; NASA has stumbled across some computer generated evidence that the Bible is true. A man named Harold Hill, a NASA consultant and president of the Curtis engine company, describes how NASA computers were looking back in time when they issued an alert that something was wrong. There seemed to be a day missing from the calculations. The scientists puzzled over this a long time until someone in their midst reflected that in the Bible, there's a story about the day the sun stood still for the Hebrew leader Joshua. This solves the puzzle, almost.
According to the computer, not an entire day was lost, but 23 hours and 20 minutes. Now there's a new problem. What about the other 40 minutes? That's when the same employee remembers that there is another story in the Bible about a day when the sun moved backwards 10 degrees which, according to the employee, is an arc of 40 minutes...so the entire question of the missing day is solved!
This is true! I swear to god!
Or not:
http://www.snopes.com/religion/lostday.asp

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#137712 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
baaaaaahahahahahaha!!!
onegai!
When I learn to speak Japanese I'm going to come train with you and we'll rule from the shadows.

I'm going to change my name to Shinobu Suzuki.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137713 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Uhm...
hahaha?
I totally did that on purpose.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137714 Nov 14, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
LOL! That SOB Harold Hill is always yanking my chain!

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137715 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Well, as a scientist, your performance is to some extent predicated on your ability to separate scientific fact from personal religious belief. It's ok if he wants to have personal beliefs - he can believe in voodoo for all I care - but if those beliefs start to compromise his ability to think objectively, that's a problem.
I can agree with you on that thought based on the word you used,“If.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137716 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Not so much actually. There's something about piss that just doesn't agree with me. I don't know, I might be strange here, and I know it's your drink of choice, but I just can't imagine piss is all that tasty.
Do you drink it for health reasons? Some people - incorrectly - think it helps you lose weight. Others think it has some kind of medicinal properties. There're a few cultures where the people take magic mushrooms, get high, and then drink their urine because the metabolites of magic mushrooms also make you high. Reindeer will actually drink the piss of humans who've ingested drunks like magic mushrooms for these reasons - aggressively.
So why do you drink it, Boblablahaha?
15Nov12.....

...ListenUp, ya delinquent cyberBully eeejit...

.....and so you have answered BobLoblah's question by saying dat you do Not drink piss.

..so vot!!!!.....but you obviously have schidtBreath.

Ps:.....Piss rubbed on joints is goot fer arthritis. Check vit your 'MaggotKing' who resides not dat far from you in Jolly 'ol Eeeenglind.

You 'sidingDumbPhew' remain a schidt-for-brains.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137717 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Lol.. no, I did not. T'was a joke.
15Nov12.....

.....LIAR....

Ps:....yes you dit, and you know hit tooooooo. Both you and 'sidingDumbPhew' did it while getting laid out behind da barn somewheres.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137718 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
My ovaries hurt when I think about him <sigh>. I often wake up dreaming I'm on that magical pilgrimage to his little water stained stucko house, with its smoke-yellow windows and slight smog hanging over the kitchen. But I'll never get there. Never be among the chosen few.
15Nov12.....

.....BobLoblah is.

Ps:....and den sum tooooooooo.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137719 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
"Two major goals of laboratory evolution experiments are to integrate from genotype to phenotype to fitness, and to understand the genetic basis of adaptation in natural populations. Here we demonstrate that both goals are possible by re-examining the outcome of a previous laboratory evolution experiment in which the bacteriophage G4 was adapted to high temperatures. We quantified the evolutionary changes in the thermal reaction norms—the curves that describe the effect of temperature on the growth rate of the phages—and decomposed the changes into modes of biological interest. Our analysis indicated that changes in optimal temperature accounted for almost half of the evolutionary changes in thermal reaction norm shape, and made the largest contribution toward adaptation at high temperatures. Genome sequencing allowed us to associate reaction norm shape changes with particular nucleotide mutations, and several of the identified mutations were found to be polymorphic in natural populations."
http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi...
"We outline similarities between this well-studied system and several recent examples of adaptive evolution associated with heritable mutator phenotype in a similarly small proportion of survivors of selection in nature and in the lab."
http://www.genetics.org/content/148/4/1559.fu...
"Evolution in the Lab: Biocide Resistance in E. coli"
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1662/0002-76... (2003)065%5B0056:EITLBR%5D2.0. CO%3B2
"Laboratory selection for desiccation resistance, which has been imposed on five replicate populations of Drosophila melanogaster for >200 generations, has resulted in enhanced survivability during periods of extreme water stress. The ability of these populations to persistently resist the fatal effects of desiccation is correlated with evolved physiological traits, namely preferential storage of carbohydrates (associated with reduced lipid reserves) and a dramatic increase in blood volume, which has led to a significant increase in extracellular sodium and chloride content, as well as body mass. When compared to other populations of this drosophilid species, these adaptive traits are unique."
http://icb.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/3/49...
Not in the lab:
"Coevolution of Host and Virus: The Pathogenesis of Virulent and Attenuated Strains of Myxoma Virus in Resistant and Susceptible European Rabbits"
https://rowan.biology.ualberta.ca/courses/imi...
"Comparative genomics of the lactic acid bacteria"
http://www.pnas.org/content/103/42/15611.full
"Hox genes in brachiopods and priapulids and protostome evolution"
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v399/n67...
I could do this all day. There are literally hundreds of thousands of papers published about evolution every year.
Stick your head back in the sand or open your eyes.
You are way out of my league sweetheart. I’m like standing here on earth and you are soaring at 50,000.’

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137720 Nov 14, 2012
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm thinking the hands grabbing the edges of the bed and the arching back has something to do with the stream of piss.
I'll have to research this in much greater detail. I'll let you know.
17Nov12.....

.....seeing as how BobLoblah brought up da subject of 'sidingDumbView' drinking piss...

Ps:.....why don't you see what a Sulphuric Acid enema upp'er arse can do for her as well.

...dis otta be interestin'.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137721 Nov 14, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
Wow! "sexy ninja girl" gives you 15 million results.
Have fun!

Tide...you...know they're not ninjas, right? A kunoichi would never be photographed. Too faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast==== ======>

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137722 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are way out of my league sweetheart. I’m like standing here on earth and you are soaring at 50,000.’
Then you'll just have to trust me.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137723 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
I can agree with you on that thought based on the word you used,“If.”
Preaching to your co workers about the majesty of jesus and the lies of the evolutionist cabal is a pretty good indicator of his inability to think objectively.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#137724 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are way out of my league sweetheart. I’m like standing here on earth and you are soaring at 50,000.’
Thanks dude.

But I'd really prefer that you didn't call me sweetheart.

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