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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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“I see quantum effects”

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#161312 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.
THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!
I don't think it was that. I just looked it up online to refresh my memory.
It lost me at the part where the shaman couldn't see ships because nobody had ever seen ships before. He saw the ripples, but no ships.
That is patently absurd. If that were the case, we would never be able to see anything we'd never seen before, which means we'd never see anything since we never saw anything before we were born.
Some of the quantum paradoxes were interesting, but they stepped way out of line with reality in too many parts.

“I see quantum effects”

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#161313 Mar 20, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hfX8NIKH-qMXX&feature=end screen
Ewwww.

Although, I think the girl let just about as much go.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#161314 Mar 20, 2013
Don't drink that muddy water!

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#161315 Mar 20, 2013
That's a routine incident in Dave's jacuzzi... Minus the cute chicks. Same concept but with a George Burns look alike soiling the water.
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sOJMV6i3bjMXX
Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#161316 Mar 20, 2013
Once I was drinking by a densely packed hippo pool in the Serengeti. This, we were assured, is totally safe until the sun sets.

All was quiet until one of the hippos dumped on another, then carnage broke out for a couple of minutes. You end up betting on when it is next going to go Pete Tong. It's an adorable way to pass an afternoon.
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hfX8NIKH-qMXX&feature=end screen

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#161317 Mar 20, 2013
Ha ha ha the assault weapons ban is out, but arresting little boys with pop tart guns are in.
Freaking lunatic teachers!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/w...

Thank god he didn't have a banana , he could have done serious damage with that!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161318 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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No... did not know that.
What do they do... besides never get rebooted?
"In New York City’s subway system, for instance, the travelers who gain entrance by swiping their MetroCards over 5 million times each weekday do so with the assistance of IBM’s theoretically defunct software.

"Oh, and another thing: OS/2, Waldhauer, says, doesn’t crash. It’ll run for a decade without requiring rebooting.

Waldhauer says the checkout systems at Safeway supermarkets still run OS/2. So do certain ATMs, although big banks have largely moved on to Windows. A company called Serenity Systems International sells an operating system called eComStation that’s a licensed, updated version of OS/2, giving users the option of buying a piece of software that’s extant and supported.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/04/02/25-years-...
"

http://techland.time.com/2012/04/02/25-years-...

Much longer article on OS/2 by Time.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161319 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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The speed light travels is *observed* to be absolute.
Is that better?
There is no way you can "observe" such travel accurately.

Even with the most carefully calibrated electronic detectors you have the issue of time lag within the devices, and you would need one really long straight vacuum tunnel, which would not curve around the earth because it is straight, in order to get a good handle on it.

Temperature, resistance, capacitance, induction, and the gravity field play real important parts in the measuring of such speed.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#161320 Mar 20, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
It is funny all this talk about OSs and not one good word about windwows.
We can talk windows.

Sliders? Double hung? Single hung? Awning? Casement? Picture? Low e? Lowe 2? Low e3? Single pane? Double pane? Triple pane? Laminated? Argon? Xenon? Neon? Krypton?

Pick your poison.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#161321 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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I'm gonna have to say...
When the energy that was once a traveling photon is “bound up” in an “excited” atom... or electron... or whatever. The “whatever” wants to “get rid” of the excess energy... and send it on its way... as a new photon >>> absorption/emission.
Think of it, and I apologize for this, sort of like pushing air into a balloon.
What does the balloon “want” to do with the air?
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You don't need to be told that I'm no physicist. My lexicon doesn't include much of the “lingo” required to convey these abstract ideas properly and completely. However... I've been told that I have a “knack” for interpreting *some* of them at a level that's acceptable to both, the expert, and the layman.
Whether that's true or not, I'm not sure... but, it feels good to to be told so... especially by an expert... and I've pestered several.
Poly's awesome... definitely far and beyond anything Hukt is ever gonna amount to when it comes to knowing this stuff. I'll go out on a limb and say that Poly has the opposite problem. He normally deals with experts, and those that will become experts, on a collegiate/university level... and probably performs research of his own (you'll have to ask him to be sure).
What I'm trying to say is, depending on what kind of answer you're looking for, I may not be the one to ask.
As long as you understand that, I'm happy to *try* and provide one.
It helps to have a person like Poly around to point out and correct mistakes and erroneous info. Aerobatty, Ooogah, and several others are also worthy of mention in that regard. Bit Twiddler's another, a European version of Poly, whom it would be a crime to not mention... haven't seen him in a while.
Then there's Dave...
Aheemmm!
(Just fuggin with ya, Dave.)
As far as what we're now discussing, I'm pretty sure I'm correct... as it's something I work with almost on a daily basis >>> Optical density (AKA: Absorbance) as it pertains to optical fiber and the item of equipment that was mentioned a day or two ago >>> an OTDR.
I'll shut up...
...now.
Dude....

That's was a lot of typing to say "I don't know".

LOL

Poly? When is light not moving?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#161322 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Thank you, RR.
Apologies for calling you agnostic... even though, technically..........
=)
Thanks for the link too!
That's great.

But I'm not gonna hug you.

:)

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#161323 Mar 20, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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I have heard of redneck but never tried it. It looks like fun.
Ha !

You have no idea....

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161324 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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We can talk windows.
Sliders? Double hung? Single hung? Awning? Casement? Picture? Low e? Lowe 2? Low e3? Single pane? Double pane? Triple pane? Laminated? Argon? Xenon? Neon? Krypton?
Pick your poison.
Stuck ones.

Cranking up Windows after a while when you really need it in a hurry, and you get stuck in endless updates in which you have to reboot.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161326 Mar 20, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/20/business/sotheb...

Check those deals you got at yard sales.

I love yard sales. Something so human about them.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#161327 Mar 20, 2013
edd wrote:
Atheism is the lack of faith, it takes no faith duh, its not a choice its a natural state of mind. dose it take an christian faith not to believe in Zeus or Thor? atheist don't have a hierarchy of gods they don't believe in there all as stupid and unbelievable as the next.
to me faith in god is knowing its wrong but feeling so compelled to carry on believing because you don't know any other way. that is faith in "God"
Im %99 Atheist and %! Agnostic
Here are a few reasons courtesy of Exodus ;)

If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do. If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.(21:7–8)

If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.(21:20–21)

If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.(22:16–17)

Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.(22:20)

If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.(22:25)

You must give me the firstborn of your sons.(22:29)

Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.(31:15)

Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.(35:3)

Hmm... it seems 99% of Xtians are already cast upon the lake of fire

Christian: one who believes that the New Testament is a divinely
inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbors.
~Ambrose Bierce

"The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticised
and seeing it practised."
~DR. Elton Trueblood

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#161328 Mar 20, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Ha ha ha the assault weapons ban is out, but arresting little boys with pop tart guns are in.
Freaking lunatic teachers!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/w...
Thank god he didn't have a banana , he could have done serious damage with that!
O...M...G...

That's when you know shit's gettin outta control.

Imagine what that kid could've done with a Fruit Roll-Up..........

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#161329 Mar 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Stuck ones.
Cranking up Windows after a while when you really need it in a hurry, and you get stuck in endless updates in which you have to reboot.
Old wood windows are usually stuck shut because they've been painted shut.

It's easy enough to fix.

Just use a utility knife, cut through the paint at the sash & job meet.

Then you should be able to pry the window open.

Remove the inner sash stops, remove the sash, sand all old paint off & reinstall sash & stops.

Easy.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161330 Mar 20, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Many islamic countries are republic, but yet they are far from republicans, idiot!
We are not discussing Islamic countries we are discussing the “Republic” of Ireland and the Irish “Republican” Army whose sole aim is it to have NI become part of the Republic of Ireland.

However –

Republic – noun –
1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/republ...

I am fairly certain the that the Irish people, the IRA and juts about every online dictionary know more about themselves than you claim to know on a basis of nothing but pure childish ignorance

Oh yes and Europe also knows a bit more than you

http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/member-co...

As well as about 350 million other sites

http://www.google.co.uk/search...
including

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/ireland...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Irel...

Are you really this dumb or is it a play for sympathy? You moron…

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161331 Mar 20, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Spnking children is evil.
So are you, so you point is what?

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161332 Mar 20, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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Islamic countries are often republic, but aren't republican as in political party, idiot!
Again for the hard of understanding

Republic

Noun

1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.

Just because some Islamic countries are republics and you have a downer (racism) on Islamic countries does not mean that the IRA is not called the IRA

I see it’s not a play for sympathy, you really are thick

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