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Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

I don't. I gleefully participate in Xmas. The fun part, that is. We decorate a tree, exchange gifts, and have a great time. All while completely rejecting any belief in a god.  (Jul 30, 2013 | post #109253)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Interesting. I'm not sure I follow it because it sounds like quantum entanglement or non-locality to me (I don't understand the distinction between those either). But, interesting.  (Jul 23, 2013 | post #108727)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

OK. I'm definitely not swimming in my lane here, but are you suggesting that the value of c is affected by, what? Quantum Entanglement? Or some as-of-yet immeasurable property of gravity?  (Jul 23, 2013 | post #108724)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Damn, I fell into your "real science doesn't bow to consensus" trap.  (Jul 23, 2013 | post #108723)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Who is Paul R. Mays? I always thought the speed of light in a vacuum was an unquestionable constant. Is it not?  (Jul 23, 2013 | post #108712)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Say no more. ¯\_(ツ)_ /¯  (Jul 22, 2013 | post #108654)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

I do, every Thursday. But on Wednesdays I thank Odin, for that's Odin's day. http://tapiture.co m/image/frost-gian ts-odin  (Jul 22, 2013 | post #108649)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

First off, as Quantummist spoke to, "nothing " isn't as clearly defined as it sounds. A singularity may have no volume (nothing), but it's infinitely hot and infinitely dense. Sadly, I don't understand the math (or the physics really) in the details of it. But... It's a matter of assumptions (at least for me). One position makes a huge assumption (an infinitely powerful, intelligent entity has always existed) vs. a position that strives to make as few assumptions as possible and chooses instead to explain things based on observed (and observable) evidenceWhy should it be "easy"?  (Jul 22, 2013 | post #108633)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

How convenient.  (Jul 22, 2013 | post #108631)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

You never read the book of Fernando? The parable of the Dancing Queen?  (Jul 22, 2013 | post #108630)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Where did your god come from?  (Jul 19, 2013 | post #108476)

Somerset, KY

Zimmerman Verdit Not Guilty

Not according to the anonymous juror who's talking to CNN now. She thought he used bad judgment (her words) and she wanted to find him guilty of using bad judgment but didn't know how. Had the prosecution tried Zimmerman for manslaughter from the beginning, instead of going for murder2, I think you would have seen a different outcome. They threw manslaughter in at the last minute as a Hail Mary but never properly presented the case in that light to the juryI'm not saying Martin didn't play a part. And that's why this is manslaughter. Zimmerman knew he had a loaded gun with a chambered round at the ready. Zimmerman also (obviously) suspected that Martin was a criminal. Zimmerman also had to know his own physical limitations (he doesn't know how to subdue someone without using a weapon). Zimmerman chose to pursue. Why? Your argument is like a person realizing after they've caused a car wreck (that killed someone) that in retrospect, maybe they shouldn't have been driving after staying awake for 72 hours. Wouldn't that be a case of vehicular manslaughterIt's ironic to me that you would make these statements, considering your chosen username. All of those "facts" are based on Zimmerman's testimonyHave you actually watched the videos? If not, you should. Then come back to me and tell me you were watching a killer. As a matter of fact, the couple of videos I saw didn't even show Martin fighting. It was Martin recording, or refereeing the fightsAgain, all of it was from Zimmerman's testimony. Well, except for the additional exposition you've thrown in to make Zimmerman seem even more "innocentNot guilty" and "innocent " are not synonyms. All I'm saying is the jury found him not guilty based on the evidence and case that the prosecution presented. That is not the same thing as the jury saying he's innocent. It's not the jury's fault. The prosecution failed to make a good case.  (Jul 17, 2013 | post #132)

Somerset, KY

Zimmerman Verdit Not Guilty

There were only two people who knew exactly what happened, and only one who was able to tell his side of the story. Zimmerman tried to conceal his money from the court. He got caught in a lie. If he was willing to lie to get a reduced bail, why do you think he wouldn't lie (or at least leave out some details)to avoid going to prison? I keep coming back to the "stand your ground" aspect of it though. Would Zimmerman have followed Martin if he didn't have a loaded gun on him and feel justified in pursuing him? I don't think so. I could be wrong, but I really doubt it.  (Jul 17, 2013 | post #130)

Somerset, KY

Zimmerman Verdit Not Guilty

Everyone's to blame...except for the vigilante who shot him? I'm not an anti-gun guy(well, on a personal level I am. But I don't vote to push my preference on others). I am quickly becoming an anti-"stand your ground"-law guy though.  (Jul 17, 2013 | post #124)