In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#35198 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Lasers do not work when they are pointed at incoming missiles as promised by Reagan in his Star Wars dreams going back 25 and hundreds of billions of dollars ago.
And the earth is indeed round.
What you you suggest trying? A flyswatter?
The Earth is indeed round , but is that a concise exact and informative description? Round takes modifiers to describe it.

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#35199 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Round: covers three dimensional objects, no matter how hard you pound your conically shaped head on the floor.
You're full of horse pucky round is a general description that can describe anything that has at least 1 circular dimension.
A donut is round , a wheel is round , a plate is round.
Is round a complete description of anything? NO

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#35200 Aug 10, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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I would normally only consider round to be a 2-dimensional descriptive, but Websters does in fact list (definition #5) round as being an appropriate noun to describe a sphere or a ball.
It's a sloppy use of words, but it does fit.

Websters is full of crap too , lol serious, here is the first definition of atheist in Webster's.

1. archaic : ungodliness, wickedness

Since: Feb 11

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#35201 Aug 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> What you you suggest trying? A flyswatter?
I would suggest (and said several times now) that spending 200 billion dollars for something that doesn't work doesn't make the USA any safer.

Once the USA figures out how (if it can ever figure out) how to use a laser (or parasitical beam or any other Star Wars toy) how to shoot down one of its own test missiles (that have in the past been painted red and in past test the people pulling the trigger know exactly when and where the missile has been fired): a belligerent will spend the $50 to paint their missiles a different color, to coat the nose cone with rubber, or to employ another low tech solution to foil the silly 25 year nonsense we know as SDI.

Maybe efforts should be made in keeping people from getting angry with the USA to fire missiles at us.

Just a thought.

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#35202 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not in anyway sloppy, and round (as the quotes above) include definitions that place round as three dimensional shapes.
Putting aside where any one dictionary puts a definition does not make one definition more or less correct- perhaps, in the opinion of the dictionary, more common, but no less correct.
To a flat earther like you it makes sense.

Since: Feb 11

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#35203 Aug 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
Round takes modifiers to describe it.
Bullsh!t.

The round table cost $10.

Ah... as I recall. It might have cost around $10.

Since: Feb 11

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#35204 Aug 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> You're full of horse pucky round is a general description that can describe anything that has at least 1 circular dimension.
I cannot interfere with your stupidity: it oozes out like a sh!t from the flaming bag on a porch step.

The earth has at least one 'circular' dimension.

As does a pizza.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#35205 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I am sure the men lined up around the corner say the same about you, Sweetie.
You can be as sure of your guesswork as you feel you need to make you cream whan you masturbate. Remember it's not meant to be gritty

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#35206 Aug 10, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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Wanna bet your post here will lead to 1 of 3 possibilities:
1. Some reference link to the Discovery Institute or other religulous propaganda.
2. Ad hominem attack
3. Totally ignore due cognitive dissonance, i.e., turn a blind eye
I’m betting on number 3 because he’s tried number 2 on me several times and does not like the consequences and number 1 is just laughed at

Since: Feb 11

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#35207 Aug 10, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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You can be as sure of your guesswork as you feel you need to make you cream whan you masturbate.
I have to be the one to break it to you but persons with penises masturbate.

Not everyone with a mouth, however, applies it the way you do.

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#35208 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Bullsh!t.
The round table cost $10.
Ah... as I recall. It might have cost around $10.
As I said round is a general description that can describe anything with at least 1 circular dimension. But it is not a accurate description and to fully describe anything it takes modifiers. Using a single word to describe a planet, sphere , globe and ball are better descriptions than round. Round is 1 dimension period.

For instance the Earth is shaped like a round.

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#35209 Aug 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> As I said round is a general description that can describe
I am not interested in your definitions, I speak English better than do you and have already supplied the definition above.

Pearls before swine... I understand you have to continue talking.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#35210 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I have to be the one to break it to you but persons with penises masturbate.
Not everyone with a mouth, however, applies it the way you do.
So do people with clitorises, or is that something you were unaware of? I know your mum must have told you it was dirty and you would go to hell if you played with yourself but surely you must have the guilty secret… you must have tried it… just once?, Go on, you are kidding right… never… I am astounded, no wonder you are a frustrated and lonely old fart

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#35211 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Let's remember:****YOU**** were the one that contradicted me, BOOBY.
You should have known from past experience you must have been wrong before you cleared your throat.
I do remember that. I'm considering therapy.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#35212 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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A billard ball is not as round as the Earth.
The earth is round.
(most) Balls are round.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
A football: not round.
BB: round.
Did you, like ... escape from the mathematical world of Flatland or something?

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#35213 Aug 10, 2012
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“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#35214 Aug 10, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Yup, I was just responding to a post, clicked rely and the bloody thing had disappeared, such a pain.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#35215 Aug 10, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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No, I understand the process very well.
I also understand reality - the record is in conflict with Darwinian theory.
I could explain exactly why this is so, but it would be lost on you because you have a child's grasp of the subject.
I will also not explain what "efficient" means.
Look it up. "My kind" know what it means.
Darwin did not base his theory on the fossil record. He based it upon observation of living, distinct species in the "natural laboratory" that presented itself in the Galapagos Islands (as well as other stops of the HMS Beagle). You probably could NOT come up with a theory regarding evolution strictly by studying fossils, anymore than you could guess the picture on a 10,000,000 piece jigsaw puzzle by looking at a handful of pieces.

Fossils and their positions in the so-called "geologic column", allow you to develop an idea of the flora & fauna extant during the time and place the fossil was formed. Paleontologists dig 'em up and classify them, Geologists help by providing an approximate time frame. It's really not Rocket Science there, Mr Buck.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#35216 Aug 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I would suggest (and said several times now) that spending 200 billion dollars for something that doesn't work doesn't make the USA any safer.
Once the USA figures out how (if it can ever figure out) how to use a laser (or parasitical beam or any other Star Wars toy) how to shoot down one of its own test missiles (that have in the past been painted red and in past test the people pulling the trigger know exactly when and where the missile has been fired): a belligerent will spend the $50 to paint their missiles a different color, to coat the nose cone with rubber, or to employ another low tech solution to foil the silly 25 year nonsense we know as SDI.
Maybe efforts should be made in keeping people from getting angry with the USA to fire missiles at us.
Just a thought.
With rubber?!?!? LOL!!! We're not trying to make them quieter!! The Russkies spent a lot of money on Particle Beams ... I was actually starting to get jealous. Particle beam weapons don't suffer some of the same problems laser weapons have (the color or reflectivity of their target for instance)... but you got to build something like the Super-Conducting Super-Collider to get enough energy on target, and build enough of them to protect a giant country. We couldn't even afford to build one.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#35217 Aug 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you, like ... escape from the mathematical world of Flatland or something?
Lol

Flatland as so eloquently described by Carl Sagan.

Oh yeah, I've had a message from Arch Stanton. He wants to know who's been messing around with his grave.

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