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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Since: Feb 08

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#161262 Mar 19, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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Can you prove particles are mostly empty space? I suppose not. Believing what you hear, you aren't hardcore, you must be getting it secondhand if you are not an expert.
The theory works.

Application is the proof.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161263 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Light travels though unoccupied space at 1c (empty space; a vacuum).
Light *only* travels through unoccupied space, and *always* at 1c.
Don't stop reading, RR.
When a photon encounters a particle of matter, it gets absorbed by the particle.
Shortly thereafter, a new photon gets emitted from the particle.
There's a brief duration of time between absorption and emission. It's a very, very brief duration... but, it is quantifiable.
The new photon travels at a speed of 1c until it encounters another particle of matter, where and when it gets absorbed and a new-new photon is re-emitted.
The processes is repeated, over and over, as light traverses what we're referring to as “occupied space”... which really consists of mostly empty space.
Have you ever heard that an atom consists of mostly empty space? It's true.
Molecules consists of atoms. Thus, molecules are mostly empty space.
The stuff that occupies space consists of molecules. Thus, the stuff consists of mostly empty space.
Light's speed is constant, at 1c, when it's traveling. Otherwise, it's waiting to be emitted.
The overall effect is that light's “apparent speed” varies. The variability depends upon the duration of time between absorption/emission of photons when they encounter matter... and the distance they travel between encounters.
Thus, it's perfectly acceptable to posit that light's speed is constant.
It encounters a field in that empty space passing through the molecules. That is what does the absorbing and re emitting. And not in the same direction.

Fields exist in outer space, too. Disrupt part and you encounter resistance. It isn't as tight as within a molecule, but it is there.

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#161264 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Light travels though unoccupied space at 1c (empty space; a vacuum).
Light *only* travels through unoccupied space, and *always* at 1c.
Don't stop reading, RR.
When a photon encounters a particle of matter, it gets absorbed by the particle.
Shortly thereafter, a new photon gets emitted from the particle.
There's a brief duration of time between absorption and emission. It's a very, very brief duration... but, it is quantifiable.
The new photon travels at a speed of 1c until it encounters another particle of matter, where and when it gets absorbed and a new-new photon is re-emitted.
The processes is repeated, over and over, as light traverses what we're referring to as “occupied space”... which really consists of mostly empty space.
Have you ever heard that an atom consists of mostly empty space? It's true.
Molecules consists of atoms. Thus, molecules are mostly empty space.
The stuff that occupies space consists of molecules. Thus, the stuff consists of mostly empty space.
Light's speed is constant, at 1c, when it's traveling. Otherwise, it's waiting to be emitted.
The overall effect is that light's “apparent speed” varies. The variability depends upon the duration of time between absorption/emission of photons when they encounter matter... and the distance they travel between encounters.
Thus, it's perfectly acceptable to posit that light's speed is constant.
Interesting and "RedneckReadable"...

"Light's speed is constant, at 1c, when it's traveling."

Question:

When is light not traveling?

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#161265 Mar 19, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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YOU are. Why aren't you discussing computers like the rest of them are, little pup? Don't even know the name of the computer you use?
No, it's "sociopath", you idiot. Not sociapath...

Am I discussing computers???

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Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161266 Mar 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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It encounters a field in that empty space passing through the molecules. That is what does the absorbing and re emitting. And not in the same direction.
Fields exist in outer space, too. Disrupt part and you encounter resistance. It isn't as tight as within a molecule, but it is there.
Okay...

errr...

Okay.

I'm not trying to get overly specific with RR.

I'm simply pointing out that my statement was not incorrect... and still isn't.

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#161267 Mar 19, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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Did you know that Riverside Redneck said that he enjoyed that his children would jump when he tells them to jump without even saying how high? Sounds like a dictator.
Yup.

RR says "jump"

RR's kids jump.

They don't even ask how high....

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#161268 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!
c is not constant.

Sometimes it takes on the ssss sound and sometimes the k sound. Sometimes it's used a number and sometimes a musical note. I hear it's also used as a static variable in mathematical equations.

So, not only is c not constant, it's quite versatile.

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#161269 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Okay...
errr...
Okay.
I'm not trying to get overly specific with RR.
I'm simply pointing out that my statement was not incorrect... and still isn't.
It appears you are correct.

"The speed of light depends on the medium through which the light travels. In empty space, the speed is 186,000 miles per second. It is almost the same in air. In water, it slows down to approximately 140,000 miles per second. In glass, the speed of light is 124,000 miles per second. In other words, the speed of light decreases as the density of the substance through which the light passes increases."

"The velocity of light, which is the same as the velocity of other electromagnetic waves, is considered to be constant, at 186,000 miles per second. If expressed in meters, it is 300,000,000 meters per second."

http://www.tpub.com/neets/book10/39h.htm

I apologize and concede.

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#161270 Mar 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I hate to tell you how many dozens and dozens of times I installed using those diskettes, and the Fixpacks. You can't be in any rush.
Virtualbox handles it pretty well. I managed to get it in and the fixpacks. You will find a Virtualbox image with guest additions torrent download for Warp 4 with fp6 that should fire up if you have virtualization turned on in the BIOS. Warp 4 is difficult to install on Virtualbox from scratch.
Something to play with.:-)
Years ago I had an old 486dl 66 with a 200 MB drive and 12 MB RAM. Real tight. I managed to strip Warp3 down to the bare essentials and installed Office 4.3, Netscape, Procomm4, and a fax program. Was a necessity at the time.
Funny, I haven't got one single floppy disk laying around anywhere, anymore. Had a couple of big boxes full.
You should see the old Compaq c552 laptop I have. The lid has come loose from the base, it is missing keys from the cat hanging off it, and several dings from falling over the years, plus flat getting used a lot. I have it mounted to some siding to hold up the screen with, you guessed it, duct tape. I use it as a jukebox and backup, with Vista and Ubuntu on it. I love that laptop.
OS/2 Warp was like Linux, in that it shipped with suite of applications. That was nice of 'em.

PM me with a mailing address, and I'll send ya all my diskettes. I'll even coin the postage.

Run Puppy Linux on the laptop. It barks... literally. Might help dissuade the cat from removing the remaining keys from it.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161271 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Okay...
errr...
Okay.
I'm not trying to get overly specific with RR.
I'm simply pointing out that my statement was not incorrect... and still isn't.
The speed of light is not an absolute. It is based on lab experiments.

Be advised that if the BB happened as said, there was an expansion of the pre-existing material, and then a condensation and creation of matter as we know it. Since we are here, and other thingies are elsewhere, that means the space in between has been transversed by that original material, and then the condensates that form us now. So there are charged fields, pieces of matter, and maybe some beer bottles left along the path, so this "vacuum" of space is not real pure. Plus good old gravity crossing between even distant objects.

The perfect vacuums that c is derived from was done within the EM and gravity signatures of this planet.

Or something like that.

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#161272 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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OS/2 Warp was like Linux, in that it shipped with suite of applications. That was nice of 'em.
PM me with a mailing address, and I'll send ya all my diskettes. I'll even coin the postage.
Run Puppy Linux on the laptop. It barks... literally. Might help dissuade the cat from removing the remaining keys from it.
Puppy Linux is awesome. I use it as my recovery boot so I can fix files I screw up.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#161273 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I know. But outside of a vacuum, light's speed is not constant.
That's all I'm saying.
That's like saying, not every car goes full throttle on the highway.
No duh, but the constant denoted by the "c" notation is the speed limit. It's posted and not optional to exceed by anyone's will to do so.
Jimmy

Yeovil, UK

#161274 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It appears you are correct.
I apologize and concede.
Get used to doing this when talking to atheists.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#161275 Mar 19, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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What causes speed? Oh no! You are sweating!
What causes speed? I'm pretty sure it was ,Graham Yost , who wrote it and Jan de Bont directing as Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock starring in it that caused it.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161276 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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OS/2 Warp was like Linux, in that it shipped with suite of applications. That was nice of 'em.
PM me with a mailing address, and I'll send ya all my diskettes. I'll even coin the postage.
Run Puppy Linux on the laptop. It barks... literally. Might help dissuade the cat from removing the remaining keys from it.
Thanks, but I have the disk images, and don't have a floppy drive. I have no real use for it.

Did you know they still have OS/2 systems that have been running for over a decade without ever being rebooted?

I think it was derived from AIX.

eCommstation is the successor.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161277 Mar 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Puppy Linux is awesome. I use it as my recovery boot so I can fix files I screw up.
If you get wild hairs like I do and dual boot and experiment more than you should, this is a life saver CD. Comes in handy when restoring disk images, too. This and Gparted.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

Hey, want to try something neat? Boot up with Puppy and go the console. Type in:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M

You may have to substitute hda for sda.

Have fun.:-)

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#161278 Mar 19, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Get used to doing this when talking to atheists.
HA HA HA HA !!!!!

You should quit your day job....

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Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#161279 Mar 19, 2013
River Tam wrote:
c is not constant.
Sometimes it takes on the ssss sound and sometimes the k sound. Sometimes it's used a number and sometimes a musical note. I hear it's also used as a static variable in mathematical equations.
So, not only is c not constant, it's quite versatile.
Sometimes p can be silent.

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#161280 Mar 19, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Sometimes p can be silent.
I wish the same could be said about women....

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161281 Mar 19, 2013
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Not mentioning any names, but we have a young poster on here that is semi-retired from doing that. Giving away free porn for ad clicks.

The regulars know who it is.

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