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by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 175990

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Andrew I'm more than happy to be corrected and my imprecise language tightened up. However I'm not sure your information is up to date. When I used the word "severed" I was referring to the fact that NASA has withdrawn support for several important space projects that had been planned in t...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 233324

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Our side has been called kooks for years and our books banned when we brought up that America worked with former Nazis after the war. Now the NY Times can finally report about Project Paperclip and they can finally admit our collusion with the dregs of humanity. Thank you so much elite media. Fifty...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 175990

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Like a lot of folks I've watched the Philae Comet Lander with a great deal of interest. One point not much commented on in the media is that this mission is entirely a production of the European Space Agency without any contribution from the US space program. Get used to it folks. NASA severed its r...
by Ezra Lb.
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45881

Re: Whatcha listening to?

I love this kind of stuff. http://weatherfortheblind.org/ The dude has built a synth that takes signals from sensors that detect changes in the weather, temperature, wind, sun, and rain and generates tones that are streamed live over the interweb. Sunrise and sunset are particularly interesting. He'...
by Ezra Lb.
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 48796

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

In an ideal world there would be direct relationship between artistic success and commercial success. But it just doesn't work that way. As far as I can tell there is no relationship whatsoever. There have been great artists who were commercially successful and great artists who virtually starved. A...
by Ezra Lb.
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 175990

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

You do realize that's the equivalent of me saying the complete absence of faith invariably leads to oppressive totalitarian regimes and rampant sociopathic deviancy that would put Stalin and Jeffrey Dahmer to shame, right? No Ben, that's a false equivalency. Closer would be if Ezra said, "Beli...
by Ezra Lb.
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 468051

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Glad to hear it.
by Ezra Lb.
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 175990

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Science has nothing to say about God because Religion is philosophy, not science. You're whistling past the graveyard Frank. But what else can you say? Every truth claim made by religion and put to the test has been shown to be false. All you're left with is "philosophy". You think your p...
by Ezra Lb.
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 468051

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Anyone hear from Diane?
by Ezra Lb.
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 175990

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Frank posted over in the political thread Karen Armstrong has studied if violence is higher among religions. Her evidence is that states are more violent than religious terrorism. States, religious based or not are violent. The Secular turks killed a million Armenians. Allah does not have that high ...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 233324

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Horrific news coming from our next door neighbor. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/enough-mexican-ags-gaffe-case-missing-students-sparks-viral-fury-n244701 It bears pointing out that while we didn't create this situation our stupid drug laws and our stupid gun laws feed it and enable it. We seem to...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 50526

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

I'm confused by the "so neat it's incoherent". That seems counter-intuitive. Well that's not exactly what I said, and I would love to discuss it, but it would require mucho spoilers. There is a special annex in Hell for people who spoil movies for other people. I should add the movie gets...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45881

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Good for Robert Plant! http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/robert-plant-turned-down-dollar800-million-for-led-zeppelin-reunion/ar-AA7p4iQ It can't be about the money. Unless the members of the band are complete wastrels they have to be loaded. (I read an amazing stat once. Between 1972 and 1978 LZ r...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 175990

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Speaking of old men with white beards, here is a profile in The New York Times of an atheist whose stance on science vs. religion reminds me of Ezra's: "The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi." Yep, taught him everything he knows. :D To be associated in any way with Randi is an ...
by Ezra Lb.
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 50526

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

I saw Interstellar as well. I agree there's a lot that's good about it. Some powerful performances and some interesting ideas. What cripples the movie for me is the plot. It's not just too neat. It borders on incoherence. The more I think about it the less sense it makes. (I think it should be the o...

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