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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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#161164 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
Recently flashed a few Linksys routers with DD-WRT.
I won't buy a new router unless it has a port of either Open-WRT or DD-WRT.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161165 Mar 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
Well, everyone, I am going to be out of country for the next week or so and probably out of communication with topix. I hope everyone enjoys discussing whether c is constant!
I think we've established that.

Now we have to get RR to play by the same rules he requires of others.

That will undoubtedly still be going on when you get back.

Have a good trip.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#161166 Mar 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
Well, everyone, I am going to be out of country for the next week or so and probably out of communication with topix. I hope everyone enjoys discussing whether c is constant!
Vaya con dios ;)

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161167 Mar 19, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
Started '97 with Redhat 6....Fedora....Mandrake....Man driva....Mint.
Then went over to Ubuntu 9.04. Currently I am running 11.04 on the Laptop and 10.10 on everything else.(I want to find the f_ckwit who thinks Unity is a good idea and bitch slap them into next week).
But for me and what I do Ubuntu 10.10/11.04 is perfect but the purists frown at me.
Having said that any Flavour of Linux urinates on the best of (as you say) windwows.
Well, you have some class. Not much brains, but some class.

I agree about Unity. I'm on 12.04 and will probably stay there. Ubuntu is the best package overall, I think. Just needs some tweaking. Get the gnome-session-fallback package and you can bury the Unity desktop. Use the alt and right click to manage the top panel and icons. I use Virtualbox with XP to do anything that requires Windows, such as Blackberry Desktop. Works well. I don't need virtualization turned on in the BIOS to use XP. Uses little space and resources. PlayonLinux is the wine package to get if you have some simpler windows programs to run. I can't live without Irfanview, and it does fine on that.

If you are using 11.04, you might as well go to 12.04, or wait for the new release which should be out next month. Just clone your disk first. One thing I love about Ubuntu is any issues you get, including from upgrades, and there is an answer a Google away.

PuppyLinux and RIPLinux on USB drives have saved my butt many times.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161168 Mar 19, 2013
Oh, one thing that makes life with Ubuntu easier. Turn off recommended updates in software sources. Keeps a lot of cruft out.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161169 Mar 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
Confidence without evidence is indistinguishable from arrogance.
Like belief in virtual particles, yet denying a higher intelligence.

Have a good trip.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161170 Mar 19, 2013
Well with all of your head injuries and permanent brain damage you will find the cashier at Walmart has higher intelligence than you.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Like belief in virtual particles, yet denying a higher intelligence.

Have a good trip.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#161171 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Good video.
Thank you.
Have you switched sides?
Good video??

Lmao!

I agree. It shows that Dick only argues one thing and you better not question his beliefs.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#161172 Mar 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
Unless otherwise stated, when someone is talking about the constancy of the speed of light, they mean *in a vacuum*.
I know. But outside of a vacuum, light's speed is not constant.

That's all I'm saying.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#161173 Mar 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
Well, everyone, I am going to be out of country for the next week or so and probably out of communication with topix. I hope everyone enjoys discussing whether c is constant!
Don't drink the water!

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161174 Mar 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Like belief in virtual particles, yet denying a higher intelligence.
Have a good trip.
Virtual particles have been demonstrated.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161175 Mar 19, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Well with all of your head injuries and permanent brain damage you will find the cashier at Walmart has higher intelligence than you.
<quoted text>
But you'll find nobody who believes Dave is as smart as Dave does.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#161176 Mar 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I'm currently running Mint 13 with Cinnamon on my desktop. Migrated when Ubuntu came out with Unity (I definitely agree someone needs to be slapped-repeatedly). My netbook runs Lubuntu 12.04. I have several distros (Fuduntu, Mageia, Fedora, Gentoo, etc) on virtual boxes just to play around with them and keep up. I went through Linux From Scratch, but didn't keep it as my main system. My router runs DD-WRT and I have a virtual box running Open-WRT. I've also played with Tomato on an old router. I have a partition with Win7 that I never use except under duress.
i use ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and like some parts of it (you need a footstool to slap me)

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161177 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I know. But outside of a vacuum, light's speed is not constant.
That's all I'm saying.
Wrong again.

Without qualifiers, that statement is patently false.

In any uniform medium, light's speed is constant.

You made the rules.

Now play by them or admit you were wrong.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161178 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Virtual particles have been demonstrated.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
Virtual particles are nothing but math constructs to handle the error in the original theory.

Sweet pea, if particles can float in and out of existence, then so can you as a relatively intelligent entity. A soul occupying time and space for a while?

Science proves the existence of life beyond death. Read the parable of the mustard seed. Branches are provided for the fowls of the air to roost in. That includes bird brains like you.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161179 Mar 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Virtual particles are nothing but math constructs to handle the error in the original theory.
Sweet pea, if particles can float in and out of existence, then so can you as a relatively intelligent entity. A soul occupying time and space for a while?
Science proves the existence of life beyond death. Read the parable of the mustard seed. Branches are provided for the fowls of the air to roost in. That includes bird brains like you.
Wrong, chowderhead.

http://physics.about.com/od/quantumphysics/f/...
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161180 Mar 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Actually all these things are related, hey each cause the other. Rock, Paper, Scissors.
What causes speed? Oh no! You are sweating!
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161181 Mar 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Because like you and every other thing that exists in motion.
It encounters resistance .
How does light meeting resistence make it dimmer?
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161182 Mar 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Much like tomorrow , some things we have come to know.
Explain it.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161183 Mar 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Been there did that, you will not understand this.
RR is pretty naive. Observing for 16 years brings insight into many things, whether in the world, politics, or observing movement and patterns of what goes on in the universe outer space.

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