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.
<quoted text> I was just responding that I didn't go to either. I live in a small city of less than 3000 people with a DQ and churches. The closest McDonald's is 20 miles away in a larger city. The ride to that city cost more than the hamburger.
I'm not waxing nostalgic. You had more personal freedom back then, but everything was seedy and filthy. The litter and pollution was bad. Today is better overall socialwise, but you did have more paths to follow on your own back then. The population has also more than doubled. Lots of competition. Goodnight.
It sure did seem more carefree...maybe because we were young. Simpler times. You ate your breakfast and out the door you went. Back for lunch and then back out till supper. No parents to organize our activities. We occupied ourselves and made our own rules and learned how to interact with others. Walked into town by ourselves to go to the movies. I remember taking my 22 rifle into town to buy some ammo. Walked down the road with the gun over my shoulder on my way to pluck cans and bottles. Wonder what would happen today if you did that. Use to take my horn out in the field by my house and practice all day. No one complained, not even the cows.
<quoted text>I can see the word EXTRAPOLATION mean absolutely nothing to you. You're are a pathetic loser, deal with that!! I asked you 4 question on a pervious post about your knowledge of the Mars Rover. You have failed to even make an attempt at answering. This is after you declared "I know all about the Robot (singular) on Mars." Apparently you're involved in a conversation about a topic you know nothing about. Does this seem like a very intelligent thing to do? It would be like arguing with a neurosurgeon over the proper technique for removing a brain tumor. Admit it, you have no clue what the exploration of Mars is all about. For your information numbnuts, there are TWO Rovers on Mars. See I even answered one of your question I asked. Instead of demanding and then rejecting evidence give to you, do the smart thing and find this information on your own, Don't be a lazy ass all your life. Now either make a lame ass attempt to answer the questions I posed, or piss off!!! I'm no going to discuss a topic with a self made idiot!
<quoted text>I posted all of this information for him, a number of times. Its has become painfully obvious that he is incapable of learning. Personally, I don't think he understands the principle behind any of the sciences.
<quoted text> Just went back and looked at the photos in that video. The cars and the babies. No seat belts. No child carriers. Momma held the baby while driving, or Daddy did while driving. Burping your little rug rat on your shoulder while you steered those metal monsters through town. Lots of people had lots of empty beer cans in the car, too. Cigarettes went out the window. Was a different world.
<quoted text>Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb. Those resources range from Josephus to a compilation of fifth-century Jewish writings called the "Toledoth Jeshu." Dr. Paul Maier calls this "positive evidence from a hostile source, which is the strongest kind of historical evidence. In essence, this means that if a source admits a fact decidedly not in its favor, then that fact is genuine."
<quoted text> We didn't start the fire in hell. We just do our best to tell people don't go there. I'll be damn if there isn't people like you that run through the road block holding up the middle finger. When I get to heaven Iíll return you the favor.
Interesting... When you get there...
What will you say to Islam's martyrs from 9/11?Will you see their 72 Virgin stash and be jealous? Where are the toilets? Will you fish in the lake of fire?(Pre cooked)! Will ANY tele-evangelist be there? Will nuns and priests finally get laid... And By whom?
What does heaven mean to you?
I envision too many problems, especially previous relatives!
I would rather see unmanned vehicles working on the moon and controlled from Houston. With the ability to send back any rocks or samples we may desire.
Hell it was exciting to land men on the moon. No other country has done so. But it is damn risky and we can¬ít sustain human life very long there. Why not use advanced machines with a 30 to 40 year life span?
I would be in favor of a manned telescope like the Hubble in low Earth orbit.
<quoted text> I really don't think we are going to Mars. That may remain a goal but the budget is going to keep it from happening. NASA needs to scrap man space flight beyond Earth orbit or Congress will. With the baby boomers getting older there's not going to be enough money for it.
Mars is a long term goal, the SLS will make it possible for lifting to the ISS, and the eventual long range trips to planets. You see it is modular , once the 1st stage is ready , the second and third stages are easy, because they will only require more engines. The second and third stage engines are all the same. But we already have much this and they are already building more of them.
So you see going to mars wont cost much more, the only loss would be not getting a paycheck for lifting cargo.