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1poorguy replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2 hours ago

Re: How to build a worm

Evolution needs to produce function at each step of the way.

No it doesn't. It just needs NOT to produce something detrimental (which natural selection would 'punish').

It needs to produce a viable organism at each step. [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Muslim Extreme Misogyny

Why? Because it's a liberal board that tends to give a pass at such brutality in the Middle East. Why? Because acknowledging it gives a pass to the conservatives. Who are quite right in this matter. Absent conservatives, you liberals would go [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:37 PM

Re: RELE posts

I agree. We lib hang here The cons have RECF. Why can't they stay there?

Why are there street preachers and missionaries? Because they can't be happy until YOU believe too.

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:39 PM

Re: Video: Gyrocopter Flying the Beach in Costa

Wouldn't he start spinning? Without a force to counteract the rotation of the rotor I would expect the craft to spin in the opposite direction. Unlike a normal helicopter there is no tail rotor on this thing.

I also would think that would be [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 2:32 PM

more shameful history

I had heard of this place, but didn't know much about it. I had no idea that we (with the British) stole this land from the inhabitants, and shipped them all off to some god-forsaken hell-hole to live in abject poverty. Plus we killed all their [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 2:19 PM

war with China?

The Philippines are our allies. They have the best claim to those islands. I don't see how we can let this airstrip stand.

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:11 PM

Re: Video: Gyrocopter Flying the Beach in Costa

Helicopters don't "drift to the ground". If they lose power they crash. I understand if there's enough energy in the rotors when the power quits that you sometimes can land safely (if a bit hard) if you're very quick.

I suspect you [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:05 PM

Re: Tricky Dicky Hillary - OMG

Republicans are doomed, it's Prez Hillary 2016.

If there's decent voter turn-out, yes. The PoS has no chance. But the potential problem I see is that Hillary is not inspiring, not energizing. Is she going to get large crowds chanting [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:54 PM

Re: some good, some bad

Yeah, Ducey is a nightmare. Cut taxes on churches, cut spending on schools.

Don't blame me...I voted for DuVal.

If a recall comes up I will sign the petition in a heartbeat.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:49 PM

Re: Extinction - White Rhino - OT

To some extent we will be self-regulating. When we get crowded we tend to fight and kill each other.

Obviously using up all the resources means population declines (the rabbit/fox scenario...not enough rabbits and the foxes [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:43 PM

Re: The Fiscal Mess in Kansas

I'm hopeful Kansas will become an example how NOT to run a state. Brownback cut taxes on the wealthy and business. Very promptly the Kansas budget went into deep deficit. The state is now broke. In the last election the people of Kansas put him back [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:33 PM

two recalls (blower vacuums)

1. Homelite Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Homelite-Recalls-Electri...

2. OWT [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:55 PM

Re: What if all the ice melted?

Cool graph, but it may not account for this new Harvard study (from January).

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/01/sea-level-corr...

Or maybe [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:13 PM

Re: Tricky Dicky Hillary - OMG

But, why would they change parties?

???

Judging by followers, the labels are correct. The followers of Satan try to show the problem with laws allowing religious "displays" (and such). The followers of God (by [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:08 PM

Re: What if all the ice melted?

In 2013 the IPCC was projecting 1/2 to 1 m of sea level rise by 2010. However, there is at least one study that indicates the rise during the first part of the 20th century was overestimated, meaning the rate over the past few decades is higher than [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:50 PM

Re: existential question

That was a cool discussion. Thanks for the link.

It did highlight the definitional problem. A few of the participants clearly had different notions of "nothing".

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1poorguy replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 6:39 PM

Re: About the Twilight in the Desert

Is it really a 'win'? They're getting less for their product, and at a higher volume. So their margins should be much lower. All to delay (but not stop) a competing product for a few years?

It's not obvious to me how they really gain from [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:31 PM

Re: Muslim Extreme Misogyny

BTW, hope you're feeling better. Did the MDs say to avoid Non Sequitur for a while? ;-)

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:24 PM

Re: Stephen Hawking sings the Galaxy Song

It was a good program (as NOVA usually is). One mathematician said that math is the only reality there is, and equated us to a video game (i.e. if we were characters in a video game we would perceive our world with whatever is included in the game, [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:55 PM

Re: Abrahamic religion is a virus

Also see Who Wrote the Bible by Richard Friedman.

Pretty sure I've seen that one too. But I'll double check it later.

It was either that program or the recent NOVA (or both) which pointed out that at least one [more]

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