Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

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#155397 Feb 20, 2013
Poor blacklagoon.

He is still under the illusion that we are supposed bow to his declarations of what is art, and what ain't. He could be just one of those damned critics. They go to school and are taught it should be this way, and then go out and tell everyone else what they are supposed to like.

Art is what registers with people, not with the scholars and pros. It's a communication thingy.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#155398 Feb 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
Show us some of your stuff, Ace.
Buckethead does opera, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QupS8MIA-MQXX
Classical, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
That bucket is much more attractive than some jazz horn player with a "I'm one cool and hip cat, Daddyo, because I play music that if you don't like it, it would be because you are uncool and don't understand it" look on his face. Then he gets up there and makes noise. Cool noise, to be sure. Just ask him.
Dave Brubeck was good.
Try this, Dave. maybe it'll put a little skip in that step.
https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Enjoy.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#155400 Feb 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
BTW, loony, Buckethead does concerts, issues albums, at least 40 so far, and is on youtube,
All we have of you is hot air played on a keyboard.
Serenade us. Maybe we will drop a dollar in the jar.
:-)
Easily impressed wit numbers eh.....Pavarotti, the worlds greatest voice has sold 94 recordings, performed all over the world, including the White House, has been in Movies, and was the most sought after Tenor for all of the worlds greatest opera's. He performed for Kings and Queens, and a list of his concert tours is staggering. He left behind a fortune, 475.5 million. In the U.S. alone he had over 15 millions in assets. Grow the f--k up will ya. The sophisticated world is passing you by. You know nothing of grace and culture. Magnets and strings are your only joy. I can only feel intense pity for you, you poor slob.

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#155401 Feb 20, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Try this, Dave. maybe it'll put a little skip in that step.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =msGEcAYCRXAXX
Enjoy.
Put everything down for the next 10 minutes and just lay back and listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#155402 Feb 20, 2013
bohart wrote:
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Yeah , nothing like sciences attempt to explain how life started, the first attempts were made by the ancient Greek philosophers who speculated that there must have been a spontaneous generation of life. This concept was embraced on into the 21st century, when it was renamed abiogenesis .
Abiogenesis's origins were invented by ancient Greek bronze age goat herders , ha,ha,ha.
Philosophers are more like theists than scientists.
You do nothing to remove the stupid from yourself, except pile it on thick and heavy.

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#155403 Feb 20, 2013


That is a bit synthesized, but similar to the previous in soulfulness. Set back for 10 minutes and listen.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#155404 Feb 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Oh, I forgot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =henw06jOo48XX
Full album
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colma_%28album%2...
A little wiki critique.
Wonderful, more endless gimmicks and overdubbing. I even tried to listen to this with an open mind. It is still harmonically void, and the absent's of any really fully developed melodies make listening a real chore. Its like looking at a pinging of a tree, nothing else, no background no detail just a tree. Strip away the electronic gimmickry and you have no substance whatsoever. Remove the mask and bucket and you have one of a million wanna be musicians. I've heard beginning kids on horns and keyboards play circles around this dope.

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#155405 Feb 20, 2013


That is Catfish Muse by R. Carlos Nakai.

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#155406 Feb 20, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Wonderful, more endless gimmicks and overdubbing. I even tried to listen to this with an open mind. It is still harmonically void, and the absent's of any really fully developed melodies make listening a real chore. Its like looking at a pinging of a tree, nothing else, no background no detail just a tree. Strip away the electronic gimmickry and you have no substance whatsoever. Remove the mask and bucket and you have one of a million wanna be musicians. I've heard beginning kids on horns and keyboards play circles around this dope.
Yawn

He still has more fans than you. Very loyal ones. With brains.

:-)

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#155407 Feb 20, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Go to a comedy club on armature night and spread the joy.
Comedy clubs have armature night?

Like what, to defend yourself a violent response to your performance?

Armature night?

Really?

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#155408 Feb 20, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Easily impressed wit numbers eh.....Pavarotti, the worlds greatest voice has sold 94 recordings, performed all over the world, including the White House, has been in Movies, and was the most sought after Tenor for all of the worlds greatest opera's. He performed for Kings and Queens, and a list of his concert tours is staggering. He left behind a fortune, 475.5 million. In the U.S. alone he had over 15 millions in assets. Grow the f--k up will ya. The sophisticated world is passing you by. You know nothing of grace and culture. Magnets and strings are your only joy. I can only feel intense pity for you, you poor slob.
Your "sophisticated world" is quite artificial.

No thank you, this is my one life, right? I will listen to what pleases me, not what an artificial creation and minion of that "sophisticated world" says should please me. Just because they said so.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#155409 Feb 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Your "sophisticated world" is quite artificial.
No thank you, this is my one life, right? I will listen to what pleases me, not what an artificial creation and minion of that "sophisticated world" says should please me. Just because they said so.
Row row row you boat..........gently down the stream..........Thats about as complex as you can comprehend.......LOL

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#155410 Feb 20, 2013
Blacklagoon, and others on here, would have made great theologians a few hundred years ago. The learned class, teaching the ignorant masses what was good or not. Leading the flock to enlightenment.

Singing those rocking Gregorian chants and other sophisticated music.

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#155411 Feb 20, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Row row row you boat..........gently down the stream..........Thats about as complex as you can comprehend.......LOL
Complex is not necessarily the best. Just complex. Makes work for musicians, though. Especially if they play instruments.

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#155412 Feb 20, 2013

“Think&Care”

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#155413 Feb 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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If there wasn't a polarity in the DNA, nothing would happen.
Oh, I'm sorry. it is all about polarity, right? Now, is that electrical polarity (separation of charges) or magnetic polarity or something else? Or do you even make a distinction?
Is that polarity caused by gravity, the nuclear forces, or virtual particles? Or EM? Chemistry is pretty much EM exchanges.
You need to learn the distinction between E&M fields and electricity. The latter is the motion of charges. The fields are a very different thing. Light, for example, has no moving charges. Chemistry is a matter of electromagnetic forces working at the quantum level. But almost no electrical current exists in DNA.
IS DNA living?
Being "alive" is a system where energy can be directed counter to environmental forces, moving part or the whole assemblage. You stepping into the shade, or a plant growing matter to bend its leaves toward the sun.
DNA doesn't direct energy, counter to environment or not. That is the job of proteins. So no, DNA is NOT alive, even by your strange definition.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155414 Feb 20, 2013
Thinking wrote:
That's where I put gideon's bibles.
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You are a free man to do as you will.

I have a question for you about your country. What does the UK do about garbage? I mean you are a small country. What do you guys do with all that trash? How much of a problem is garbage for your country?

Here in the US we have plenty of land and therefore we have landfills.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155415 Feb 20, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Comedy clubs have armature night?
Like what, to defend yourself a violent response to your performance?
Armature night?
Really?
Hell I donít care if he participates in the wet tee shirt night at the Blue Lagoon. Some men may like their men small minded and small breasted.

I just want the guy to find out before a audience just how good of a comedian he is. He may end up getting his own show in Vegas. He needs to sell everything and put his talents on the big screen.

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#155416 Feb 20, 2013


One last one. Love songs that capture living and passions.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#155417 Feb 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Put everything down for the next 10 minutes and just lay back and listen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6EB-Xj3HpZsXX
Not bad.

I like lots of music, and some(overall across a specific genre) I like less than others, but within each genre, I've found something I like just about as good as what I'd call my more favorite types of music. Be it country, rock, metal, black metal, electronic, jazz or whatever.

There's something good in all of it, once you find that one you like.

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