“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#645098 Jul 26, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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We must defend Pluto's honor!
Oh but of course! Especially since it's honorably named after Mickey Mouses dog!

:)
Greens - tuf

Sydney, Australia

#645099 Jul 26, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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Human beings do not exist to receive energy but to turn minerals into conscious thought. Humanity arose in this biosphere to add to the Universe, not take from it. Human beings see reality backwards. You are a machine and you are being used.
Now, can we talk about the terror of the situation?
Of course we can.
Go for it.

P.s , you cannot add anything to this Universe. You can have different forms but these forms will have no substance what's so ever.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645102 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Pay attention?! To who? Science that told me Pluto was a planet? Science that tells me coffee is good for me, then bad for me, then good for me?
"Science" is not a person

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645103 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That's amusing.
Since the RCC has one of the world's oldest scientific laboratories.....
Riiight.

You obviously know nothing of Galilei. I do not expect you to. Nor do I expect you to know who Copernicus was.

The Roman Catholic Church is two things. It is the greatest cover-up organisation for pedophelia, and it is the greatest single obstacle to science in the past thousand years.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645104 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Hey there macafee, I'm not a creationsist. At least, not in the literal sense.
I know what it is, a change in the classification. I got it. I know that. But as a kid, I was taught it was DEFINATELY a planet.
The first time I heard there was "now" only 8 planets in our solar system, I was like O_o
Sigh. During Apartheid, the Black folk wanted Apartheid to end. They wanted a new Constitution, one that is based on a document called the Freedom Charter. Long story short, it was probably the most advanced and inclusive Bill of Rights anywhere on earth, even today.

Our Apartheid regine banned it. Called anyone in possesion of a copy a terrorist and could hold them for years without a trial.

The Freedom Charter was classified as "banned material".

Then came the 90's. Mandela came out of prison, him and FW shook hands, Apartheid ended, black majority regime took over and we won the Rugby World Cup. Freedom Charter was now our Bill of Rights.

It was reclassified as a legal document.

The charter is still the same. Not a word was changed.

I cannot see the difficulty in understanding this

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645105 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Really? Huh....
How did you know what Pluto was doing?
Did the same people that told you it was a planet also tell you what it's doing?
Think, man.
RR, I have seen some dumb discussions while on Topix. But recently... You have taken the cake. Really. I have always thought you a class above Yellodog, Dr Shrink and those type loons. But the indefensible points of view you have held these last weeks have shown a pathetic understanding of the world around you, a blatant lack of compassion for the suffering masses and stupidity beyond belief.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#645106 Jul 26, 2013
True Truth wrote:
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If you walk into any lab filled with people doing research, that lab is not alive. It's not producing anything. People are alive and doing the work in a systematic manner.
The same can be said for a library, a grocery shop or even a strip club. The running of all such things is in fundamentally universal methodical agreement. The Chinese dude gets a boner when a woman gives him a lap dance. The African dude gets a boner the same way. We pick stuff off the shelf and pay for it the same way. We borrow and return books the same way.
It is all people doing these activities. And this is the folly of many atheists. They give undue personification to things that are inanimate. Even religion is physically just a building, and some books. And then when things screw up, they want to go around blaming religion, or blaming socialism, or capitalism or nazism, things that don't really have a face or voice, instead of just accepting responsibility that their fellow humans were just gullible and stupid in their actions.
You maybe in for a shock.

http://cci.mit.edu/about/index.html

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#645107 Jul 26, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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You maybe in for a shock.
http://cci.mit.edu/about/index.html
That is just harnessing and optimizing teamwork, and using machines to aid. Ultimately there is no life given to science. It is people and their invented machines doing the work.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645108 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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All these guys thought they had it right...
1676 Olaus Roemer
1726 James Bradley
1849 Armand Fizeau
1862 Leon Foucault
1879 Albert Michelson
1907 Rosa, Dorsay
1926 Albert Michelson
1947 Essen, Gorden-Smith
1958 K. D. Froome
1973 Evanson et al
...
1983 Adopted Value 299,792.458
So we just all now "know" we've got it right this time, yes?
Because, of course, all those other guys "knew" that had it right, too.
No, we do not, and no, neither did they think they had 'it'.

Newton brougt out his theory of gravity. Many years later, Einstein was able to improve on it with his theory of Relativity.

A theory is an explanation of facts. Each generation, as technology improve, we obtain more bits of data, which are more accurate. This allows us to improve, ammend or change set theory. Newton's Law of Gravity is still being used, even by NASA for near earth applications, because it is simpler and easier to apply.

It's like cars. We can make smaller engines give more horsepower. Modern mass production cars are faster than sports cars twenty years ago. That does not mean the classic cars like the Jaguar E-Type, the Ferrari F40 and the Aston Martin DB5 are crap.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645109 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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But, but, but..... In 1650, they thought they had a "real world application and by more accurate means of measuring it"......
Your arguments are pathetic.

You have long crossed the barrier between ignorance and arrogance

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645110 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Well, WTF? You told me that I need to learn how to read science better...
When I tell an atheist that, they call it Christian apologetics.
It's a two way street, shuggatits.
No, it is not. Because science is not dogma. It is subject to scrutiny and investigation. Religion is not. It is dogma from the start and does not allow for critical thinking

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645111 Jul 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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For better accuracy.
Science is constantly re-interpreted with each new generation.
Pathetic, RR

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#645112 Jul 26, 2013
True Truth wrote:
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I didn challenge it. I told you science does not learn, as you have claimed. Science is a field, or a category of many fields of study.
Pfft.

I'll acknowledge that I may have generalized "science", much as one might generalize "education" or "religion" or "knowledge".

I'll change the syntax if you'd like, but the point remains - the field of scientific knowledge is self-correcting and continually improving.

That of "Biblical knowledge" does not - or are you still slaughtering pigeons to cure disease?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#645113 Jul 26, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
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Pathetic, RR
Bloody Norah. It's past 11AM where you are. What the heck am I doing up at 5-ish in the morning???

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645114 Jul 26, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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I capitalized Bible and God because it is correct English. English is my second language and I do make efforts to type it correctly. I wish more of you English First Pew Warmers would do the same. I have no respect for you "simple minded" who refuse to acknowledge real biblical problems. And I have no respect for your murdering Biblegod.
Please explain what is POE.
Second language? What's your first language? I am also an English seccie langie

Methinks they misused the word "poe", or interpreted in a way other than the norm.

Google "Poe's Law" - Poe said that you cannot distinguish between a religious fundementalist and a person pretending to be a fundemantalist.

I.e. If I pretended to be a Ph.D level Anthropologist, people like HFY would easily tear my argiments to pieces and conclude I am a fake. If I tried to say I am a Quantum Physics expert, Polymath and Aura Mytha would tear me to pieces. It is because they would see my knowledge is not up to standard.
That is how we know Dave Nelson is a cook. He proclaims himself some kind of genius, but really does not know any equations, their applications, etc.

However, to be a religious fundemantalist, one needs no skills, insight or education. Thus if I go on a Christian rant, tell people they are going to hell, and advocate 6,000 year old earth, you would not be able to tell if I am seriois or just kidding.

So what is a poe? It is usually an internet troll, who creates a new profile and comes on here, insulting everybody, telling us how we will burn in hell, etc

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645115 Jul 26, 2013
Double Fine is skipping the last ten oages or so. If it contained anything else than the odd idiot popping in and proclaiming evolution a lie, or RR telling us how bats are birds and snakes are not snakes, then all is well.

If anyone sent Double Fine something, please resend

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645116 Jul 26, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Bloody Norah. It's past 11AM where you are. What the heck am I doing up at 5-ish in the morning???
Yep, past 11 at the time you wrote this.

Double Fie has two more hours of work, then he is off for the weekend!

Getting hair cut. Working on that Tina Turner wig

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#645117 Jul 26, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
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Second language? What's your first language? I am also an English seccie langie
Methinks they misused the word "poe", or interpreted in a way other than the norm.
Google "Poe's Law" - Poe said that you cannot distinguish between a religious fundementalist and a person pretending to be a fundemantalist.
I.e. If I pretended to be a Ph.D level Anthropologist, people like HFY would easily tear my argiments to pieces and conclude I am a fake. If I tried to say I am a Quantum Physics expert, Polymath and Aura Mytha would tear me to pieces. It is because they would see my knowledge is not up to standard.
That is how we know Dave Nelson is a cook. He proclaims himself some kind of genius, but really does not know any equations, their applications, etc.
However, to be a religious fundemantalist, one needs no skills, insight or education. Thus if I go on a Christian rant, tell people they are going to hell, and advocate 6,000 year old earth, you would not be able to tell if I am seriois or just kidding.
So what is a poe? It is usually an internet troll, who creates a new profile and comes on here, insulting everybody, telling us how we will burn in hell, etc
English is my second also. I grew up in Irish Gaelic, which may be even rarer than Afrikaans.

Laffin.

And Dave is, at best, a hack. He read an article or saw a TV show about magnets once.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#645118 Jul 26, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
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Yep, past 11 at the time you wrote this.
Double Fie has two more hours of work, then he is off for the weekend!
Getting hair cut. Working on that Tina Turner wig
I cut my own dratted hair. Four times a year, take the buzzer to it.

Only sensible course in this climate.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#645120 Jul 26, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>English is my second also. I grew up in Irish Gaelic, which may be even rarer than Afrikaans.
Laffin.
And Dave is, at best, a hack. He read an article or saw a TV show about magnets once.
Gaelic is rare. Afrikaans have maybe 2-3 million first language speakers. The amount of people that understand it, maybe double or triple that. Of course, you know "bantu" education during Apartheid years, well, they forced everybody to take Afrikaans as either second or third language. This has filtered through to other generations - I am sure that True Truth most likely does not even see an Afrikaans person during his working day, yet I would bet my new set of wheels that he is able to keep a decent conversation in it - say hi, goodbye, ask directions or for a product from a grocer.

Also, it is a good language to swear in

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