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Christianity / Re: questions and answers anyone?
« Last post by Baruch on July 22, 2017, 05:24:07 PM »
Drich says that the people who do not want to live forever will die. What a stupid thing to say. Belief in the Drich god has nothing to do with whether or not someone wants to live forever. So what happens to the billion plus people that never knew about Drich god; I guess they chose to die too. ... and why do you keep saying they all go to hell when the Bible tells us that hell isn't forever (Rev 20:14 death and hell were cast into the lake of fire -Gehena)?

Should we all be afraid of all the Egyptian and Greek and Ethiopean gods we never heard of?

Rev 20:14 is poetic.  Death and Hell are demons, not places.  Gehenna is a valley near Jerusalem, where the trash and corpses of Gentiles were burned.
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Christianity / Re: questions and answers anyone?
« Last post by fencerider on July 22, 2017, 05:22:08 PM »
Drich says that the people who do not want to live forever will die. What a stupid thing to say. Belief in the Drich god has nothing to do with whether or not someone wants to live forever. So what happens to the billion plus people that never knew about Drich god; I guess they chose to die too. ... and why do you keep saying they all go to hell when the Bible tells us that hell isn't forever (Rev 20:14 death and hell were cast into the lake of fire -Gehena)?

Should we all be afraid of all the Egyptian and Greek and Ethiopean gods we never heard of?
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Biology, Psychology & Medicine / Re: Just got my 23andMe DNA analysis report
« Last post by Baruch on July 22, 2017, 05:21:15 PM »
No I mean about 50K years ago (more or less being only a few tens of thousands of years).  The modern humans got into Europe 40K years ago and we have neandertal genes in us.  Guess how THAT happened?  And when...

Not much Neanderthal ancestry in Africa.  But it existed in what is now the ME.  So ... when modern African people got to the ME around 70,000 years ago (after the big volcano (Lake Toba) ... they started mating with them.  And again and again, as African folks made it all the way to Spain and to China.  Aborigines in Australia are 40,000 years ago, they were already half-breeds, same as the first modern Europeans (who came from the ME, but before my Y-Adam came 5,000 years ago).  The Africans and ME folks moving into Europe now, are just repeating past events.

Braided cross-breeding or not ... none of the cave men were worth a damn.
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Christianity / Re: questions and answers anyone?
« Last post by Colanth on July 22, 2017, 05:20:36 PM »
In parts of the Church, it was believed that Pilate converted to Christianity, and was martyred.  So in those parts, he is a saint.
So Pilate, who caused Jesus' death (no one did anything without the consent of the governor) was a saint but, until pretty recently, Jews were reviled for killing Jesus.  Christianity - the religion that's only as good as its last rewrite.
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General Discussion / Re: Dare to give it a try?
« Last post by Cavebear on July 22, 2017, 05:19:42 PM »
I must, or I'd never generate a turd...all's well that come out well in the end.

It depends on the pizza.  I'm good with the standards.  But I knew someone who wanted pineapple and avocado  of theirs.  We kicked him out of the carpool.
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Biology, Psychology & Medicine / Re: Just got my 23andMe DNA analysis report
« Last post by Baruch on July 22, 2017, 05:17:54 PM »
I don't really care what mine says..  Human mutt 99.99%, non-mutt .01%. I just assume my parents lied and I was actually raised by wolves before my first official memory, the wolves killed in a tragic skiing accident and I was adopted by some quasi religious group till mom and dad found me abandoned by the side of the road with a phoney birth certificate. Then again they might be my actual blood relative parents and nobody lied about anything. Either way not much I can do about it nor would I want to.

So you are Obama's missing brother? ;-)
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General Discussion / Re: The reality that we'll die some day
« Last post by Cavebear on July 22, 2017, 05:17:04 PM »
There's a $250,000 cap on malpractice suits, I think.

No amount of money is safe from a jury.
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Science General Discussion / Re: Life on earth
« Last post by Baruch on July 22, 2017, 05:14:39 PM »
I hate the way the word 'theory' is used.  Most of the time it is used in a phrase like--'It's just a theory that..................'.  They use it as though a theory is just a good guess or the best guess.  They really mean hypothesis and not theory.  Usually, they don't want to hear it.  So, when a person says that evolution is just a theory and look at you like--'see, I just shot that down!'; they have no clue that yes, evolution is a theory, which means that it is factual and not just a hypothesis.  Stupid just cannot be fixed!

There is a widespread distrust of experts, including lawyers and doctors.  This extends to climate change denial (not the specific causes, just the actual changes) and other wing-nuttery like Flat Earth and No Moon Landing.  Ever see the movie Agora?  The lower IQ folks will eventually find us and exterminate us, and burn all the damn books.
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Physics & Cosmology / Re: Fusion reactor developments?
« Last post by Baruch on July 22, 2017, 05:11:05 PM »
I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Humanity will invent the Holodeck, and disappear in one of those inevitable Holodeck glitches.
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Christianity / Re: creation/evolution
« Last post by Baruch on July 22, 2017, 05:09:36 PM »
Of course not.  The bible is true and real.  there are no atheists, just people who believe in God but refuse to admit it.  (I don't know when you gave up religion, if you ever had any, but I've been seeing this stuff [not from family - thank someone's god that my father was also an atheist and didn't shove any of that religion stuff down my throat] since I realized, at the age of 6, that I couldn't make myself believe in this "God" creature.)

I was fortunate also.  My father was secular, he simply ignored religion.  My mother was very marginal Methodist.  So I had no pressure from family.  I only came to religion as an adult, when I had a chance to know what I was getting into.
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