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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:20 PM

i have my doubts about gravity because newton was a slave-trading heretic

and computers? are you kidding? turing was teh gay!

game theory? oh come ON! have you seen "a beautiful mind"??

i'm going to be researching a lot more about the people who come up with all these wacky ideas, some of which we've been brainwashed with in school and college. if the people behind these ideas and figures and such are not morally right, religiously right, sexually right, clean as an arrow and pure of soul, i'm not really going to believe any of their so-called "physics" or "math" or "facts" or whatever else they're peddling!



ben franklin was a notorious philanderer! what did he get his mitts on?







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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. We've all known since 2006 that gravity isn't real! n/t

 

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:50 PM

18. LOL!

Well played

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:15 PM

29. May 5, 1961

 

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:50 PM

53. Well... actually...

 

I'm not saying gravity isn't real, just that physics raises some very interesting question about whether MATTER is real, and thus we have to wonder just what the fuck gravity actually is. If it is.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:06 PM

128. There is no gravity...

The Earth just sucks.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:28 PM

2. About that size-of-the-universe stuff--

Sagan was a pothead, you know.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:07 PM

23. Steve Jobs took acid (talked about it in public) and was a Buddhist.

One of the most meaningful to us at The Fix was what he said in a commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, a year after his cancer diagnosis: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.…Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."

But equally suggestive, at least to us, is a quote from Steve Jobs to New York Times reporter John Markoff, who interviewed him for his 2005 book What the Doormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer. Speaking about his youthful experiments with psychedelics, Jobs said, "Doing LSD was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life." He was hardly alone among computer scientists in his appreciation of hallucinogenics and their capacity to liberate human thought from the prison of the mind. Jobs even let drop that Microsoft's Bill Gates would "be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once." Apple's mantra was"Think different." Jobs did. And he credited his use of LSD as a major reason for his success.

http://www.thefix.com/content/steve-jobs-think-different-and-lsd-9143

Long before Steve Jobs became the CEO of Apple and one of the most recognizable figures on the planet, he took a unconventional route to find himself -- a spiritual journey that influenced every step of an unconventional career.

Jobs, who died Wednesday at the age of 56 of pancreatic cancer, was the biological child of two unmarried academics who only consented to signing the papers if the adoptive parents sent him to college.

His adoptive parents sent a young Jobs off to Reed College, an expensive liberal arts school in Oregon, but he dropped out and went to India in 1973 in search of enlightenment.

Jobs and his college friend Daniel Kottke, who later worked for him at Apple, visited Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram. He returned home to California a Buddhist, complete with a shaved head and traditional Indian clothing and a philosophy that may have shaped much of his corporate values.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/steve-jobs-buddhism-guided-life-mantra-focus-simplicity/story?id=14682458

I think I am right when I say that the surveillance will hamper our nation's most creative.

The internet has set off an explosion of creativity. That is what frightens our "leaders" and the repressive bureaucrats at the NSA about it.

Stopping progress. That is what the surveillance is about.

Return to the Middle Ages where you have to check in and check out when you walk through the gates in and out of your village.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:32 PM

38. I knew Macs didn't really exist

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:36 PM

39. Those ipads ipods and iphones

just a figment of the leftist liberal imagination

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:29 PM

3. If people now-a-days only knew.

 

History filters out the negative from the good guys and the good from the bad guys.
Too many here measure the cultures of the rest of the world and its history, from their own myopic world view. Anything past the fingers is too fuzzy to take notice of.

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Response to RC (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:36 PM

4. It helps to have an agenda

Filtering out facts to support a crooked worldview is the stuff history and its associated documentation are made of.

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:40 PM

5. And just forget about Einstein.

The man married his cousin. "Relativity" yeah, you know what THAT's about.

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Response to napoleon_in_rags (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:46 PM

6. i don't trust a man who can't comb his hair.

then again, i don't trust a man with too well-combed hair, either.

or combed-over hair.

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:56 PM

7. Well, that rules out Godel too.

They say he was obsessive about that sort of thing. Another loon to dismiss.

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Response to napoleon_in_rags (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:59 PM

8. well i hear he was an incomplete and inconsistent man, but i can't prove it.

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:00 PM

9. LOL! +1000. nt

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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:27 PM

162. And I'm not too sure about that Heisenberg guy, either!!

(Uncertainty....! what a maroon!)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #162)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:47 PM

165. hey, isn't he that meth chemist guy?

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:04 PM

10. Ada Lovelace, the worlds very first computer-programmer, was a woman. Does that count?

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:06 PM

11. well i can easily dodge this question as i've already dismissed computers entirely ;)

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:20 PM

27. Of course it matters - how dare she be a woman!

 

Who does that woman think she is?

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:46 PM

51. She came up with the concept of computer "bugs"

Tell me it hasn't been downhill since then.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #51)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 04:09 AM

84. Grace Hopper found the first actual "bug".

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:22 PM

73. i just saw the story of her life

to be honest the second part where she got out of porn is fuzzy
I had no idea she did programming

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #73)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 04:19 AM

85. Mr. Neville Shunt:

Art Critic: (John Cleese) Some people have made the mistake of seeing Shunt's work as a load of rubbish about railway timetables, but clever people like me, who talk loudly in restaurants, see this as a deliberate ambiguity, a plea for understanding in a mechanized world. The points are frozen, the beast is dead. What is the difference? What indeed is the point? The point is frozen, the beast is late out of Paddington. The point is taken. If La Fontaine's elk would spurn Tom Jones the engine must be our head, the dining car our esophagus, the guard's van our left lung, the cattle truck our shins, the first-class compartment the piece of skin at the nape of the neck and the level crossing an electric elk called Simon. The clarity is devastating. But where is the ambiguity? It's over there in a box. Shunt is saying the 8:15 from Gillingham when in reality he means the 8:13 from Gillingham. The train is the same only the time is altered. Ecce homo, ergo elk. La Fontaine knew his sister and knew her bloody well. The point is taken, the beast is moulting, the fluff gets up your nose. The illusion is complete; it is reality, the reality is illusion and the ambiguity is the only truth. But is the truth, as Hitchcock observes, in the box? No there isn't room, the ambiguity has put on weight. The point is taken, the elk is dead, the beast stops at Swindon, Chabrol stops at nothing, I'm having treatment and La Fontaine can get knotted.

http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/episode24.htm

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:26 PM

13. lol!

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:25 PM

33. LOL!

 

I'm waiting for the guy in this thread that wants to debate physics.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:35 PM

111. Thumbs up!!!!



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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:27 PM

14. and the Royal Society is a buncha Rosicrucians! and Copernicus cited Hermes Trismegistus!

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the 1st Amendment was written by the Fifth Monarchists! the steam engine was devised by a phrenologist wizard! the Spanish word for "fact" is the same as for "magic spell"! the u-joint was invented by an astrologer!

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:40 PM

15. The OP is obviously a reaction to something that s/he thinks everybody knows about ...

... but is too lazy to provide the reference.

Next!

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:42 PM

16. questioning my motives! how dare you!

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:47 PM

17. No. I'm questioning your method.

And now I'm questioning your thinking. Method and motives are very distinct.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:52 PM

20. well it's reasonable to dismiss everything i post, anyway. i'm an atheist, after all!

(the horror!)

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:52 PM

19. Tesla: Hysterical Attention Whore

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 04:53 PM

21. shocking!

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:21 PM

28. heh heh heh

 

That was punny

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:58 PM

56. As are Plato

 

Aristotle and Einstein.

This dude is a major troll.

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:00 PM

22. Wonderful! Thanks.

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:07 PM

24. Too bad that DUzys are so much work. Lots of good stuff on this thread n/t

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:11 PM

25. K&R

Very funny!

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 05:16 PM

26. Is Someone Questioning a Law of Physics?

Or are they questioning the veracity of a claim made by a flawed, hypocritical, proven liar?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:19 PM

31. Einstein wasn't a flawed, hypocritical, proven liar?

 

Oh, dear me. Let me recommend some books to you, starting with those that are biographies of Albert Einstein, since you brought up Physics.

Oh, and Thomas Edison, if you REALLY want to get your flaws on. And your hypocrisy. And your lies.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:28 PM

35. worse, einstein had an *agenda*! there was even some talk about him and the presidency of israel!

oh, sure, he denied it, but are you going to believe that flawed, hypocritical, proven liar?

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:30 PM

37. I'm still waiting for the questioning of the Laws of Physics claim

 

That should be fascinating.

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Response to unblock (Reply #35)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:37 PM

40. Yes

 

That guy had nothing to say because he liked the wrong person. He didn't do jack shit, nor did Thomas Edison. Or George Washington Carver, for that matter.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:37 PM

42. So No One Is Questioning a Law of Physics?

Then I don't understand this post.

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:41 PM

45. I'm ready when you are

 

Hit me with a question.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #45)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:45 PM

49. About What? Physics? Testable and Falsifiable Hypotheses?

The OP seems to have a problem with these concepts. Do you?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #49)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:26 PM

59. i never had a problem with that, but the credibility of its proponents has be called into question.

so i have to think, should i buy all that stuff given how questionable some of these characters are who advanced "science" and "math" and "computers" and so on???







and just in case you missed it from the o.p.:


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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:56 PM

77. Cat plays with mouse; mouse befuddled

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:50 AM

86. So Then You Don't Understand The Concept Of Testable Hypotheses

Got it!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #86)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:58 AM

90. *i* understand the concept. but i'm told to focus on the proponents rather than the data

my father is a scientist and taught me all that at an early age.

but now i'm starting to doubt his character as well. i mean for him to be involved in all that "science", i just don't know... and education, too! you just can't trust professors, you know. anyone with a beard is hiding something, or so I've heard....

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Response to unblock (Reply #90)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:11 AM

94. Who Is Telling You To Ignore Scientific Evidence?

And why are you listening to them? Are you that much of a pushover?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #94)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:29 AM

99. why, it's all around us!

everywhere it seems, we're told that the character of the people pushing ideas and agendas is much more important than the actual documents people say that stole or whatever.

but now you've got me thinking, maybe the people telling me *that* have an agenda themselves!

i'm *so* confused!

wait, is that *your* agenda?

help!

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Response to unblock (Reply #99)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:43 AM

101. Is A Law of Phsyics the Same Thing as Any Old "idea and agenda"?

Really?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #101)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 01:04 PM

109. It is to truthers

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:19 AM

96. .

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:28 PM

83. You have to understand. GG's words are as irrefutable as gravity.

Duh.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #83)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:51 AM

87. Is That What This Is About? Comparing A Law of Physics To Glenn Greenwalds Reporting?

That's pretty funny!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:22 PM

32. Seriously, I don't see anyone questioning the Law of Physics

 

But if you would care to do so, I'm more than ready to see what you have in store.

*cracks knuckles*

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Response to Aerows (Reply #32)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

43. Then What Is This Post About Newton?

Is someone questioning gravity?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #43)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:43 PM

46. Thread derail = successful

 

But kind of funny, too.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:44 PM

47. Is This Post About Newton and the Law of Gravity? Is the OP Unclear on the Concept of Testable

Hypotheses and falsification? Are you unclear on the topic?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:48 PM

66. It is quite an impressive piece of ironic writing

I quite enjoyed it, but in this case I think it is safe enough to say it refers to Mr Greenwald. The progressive's first defense would be to dehumanize him just for being gay, alas they still need too many of us liberals to get away with that at the moment. So they fall back to attacking the messenger (He has faults, we can discount the message he brings us! We can just ignore what he says since he suffers from the same infirmity that inflicts every single person on the planet).

If you cannot refute the message no matter it's veracity, you try to discredit the messenger. Just look at all the worthy attempts on this board so far attempting to do so.

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #66)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:36 PM

74. Whoa

 

"The progressive's first defense would be to dehumanize him just for being gay"

Back up the fucking truck...

EDIT: I read it again to make sure I got that right.

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #66)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:47 PM

75. I'm a progressive, and a lesbian

 

for heaven's sake. I think you meant "third way" Democrats. At least that is what I hope you meant by this.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #75)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:54 PM

76. I read that post as his imagining being a liberal is left of progressive

or more committed to civil liberties. ( I certainly don't see it that way because I understand the historical origins of liberalism.)

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #66)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:53 AM

88. So His Reporting Is Akin To A Law of Physics? His Claims Are Testable and Falsifiable?

Really?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:14 PM

68. PLONK.

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Response to sibelian (Reply #68)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:14 PM

70. no, no, no. PLANK!

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 10:01 AM

103. No..... PLANCK

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #103)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:41 PM

105. arrgh! curse that crazy german spelling!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:26 PM

82. I'm pretty sure all science is now wrong thanks to OP.

We must throw out everything that science has discovered because OP says the people behind it are bad people.

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:49 PM

107. This isn't a Clapper thread. n/t

 

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:17 PM

30. I doubt that Democracy stuff

 

because Plato was gay, and so was that Aristotle guy. They contributed nothing to society, while sitting there, detailing everything in their little .. note-stones.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:27 PM

34. I once made a scale-model country out of colored clay.

I called it "Play-Doh's Republic". (rimshot)

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Response to riqster (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:28 PM

36. LMAO! n/t

 

Okay, I laughed my ass off with that one!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #36)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:49 PM

52. My work here is done. Tip your servers!

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Response to riqster (Reply #52)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:53 PM

55. I'm usually sharper than this

 

but get physics involved, and my math brain kicks in and won't quit.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:40 PM

44. You're Comparing Ideas about Democracy with a Law of Physics? Are They The Same Type of Thing?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:44 PM

48. Derail thread = successful

 

entertaining, but thread derailment.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #48)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:45 PM

50. This OP is not About Questioning Gravity? Then What is it About?

"i have my doubts about gravity because newton was a slave-trading heretic"

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #50)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:03 PM

78. Scientists proved the theory of gravity was flawed

"Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence, 'God' if you will, is pushing them down," said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University.

Burdett added: "Gravity—which is taught to our children as a law—is founded on great gaps in understanding. The laws predict the mutual force between all bodies of mass, but they cannot explain that force. Isaac Newton himself said, 'I suspect that my theories may all depend upon a force for which philosophers have searched all of nature in vain.' Of course, he is alluding to a higher power."

<snip>

Proponents of Intelligent Falling assert that the different theories used by secular physicists to explain gravity are not internally consistent. Even critics of Intelligent Falling admit that Einstein's ideas about gravity are mathematically irreconcilable with quantum mechanics. This fact, Intelligent Falling proponents say, proves that gravity is a theory in crisis.



http://www.theonion.com/articles/evangelical-scientists-refute-gravity-with-new-int,1778/

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #78)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:55 AM

89. Indeed!

Perhaps Glenn Greenwald has called it into question?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #89)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:00 AM

91. Who?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #91)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:14 AM

95. You Know, The Messiah, Glenn Greenwald

He who's reporting is apparently akin to laws of physics.

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #95)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:25 AM

98. As a scientist, I am not familiar with his work

I think what is becoming increasingly clear, however, that science--facts, really-- aren't so clear as they once were. Sure, there is emprical data, but how can we be sure these are really facts unless we consider the personal characterists of these so-called scientists?

In fact, it is now obvious that we should discount completely "facts" unless we are satisfied with the moral character of the fact presenter.

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #98)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:45 AM

102. What Facts? Scientific Facts And Laws of Physics? Or Unfalsifiable Claims Made by Individuals?

Do you think these two things are equitable? And can unfalsifiable claims made by individuals truly be called "facts"?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #102)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:39 PM

112. no no no. It's all about personalities silly

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #112)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:46 PM

113. So Someone is Claiming Laws of Physics are Evaluated on Personality?

Where is this happening?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #113)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:50 PM

114. I've certainly come to that view

How else can we be sure of the motive of the scientist?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #114)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:55 PM

115. Where is this Evaluation of Physical Laws Based on Personality Happening?

Or are you trying to make some deeper point and are either failing spectaculary, or realizing how inappropriate the analogy was to begin with, and you're just not intellectually honest enough to admit it?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #115)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:12 PM

116. Well, I've been reading a lot lately

and I've become convinced by the overwhelming weight of the argument -- I mean, I've seen this point being made over 104,000 times, and how can that not be convincing I ask you?

But you should realize this is nothing new. We've known that personality is critical to determining the truth of empirical facts for a long time and anyway it is no big deal. It is also legal you should know.

If you don't like that why didn't you complain about it in 2006??!??

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #116)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:28 PM

117. What "Empirical Facts"? Where is This Questioning Laws of Physics?

If you're reading it a lot lately, should be easy to provide an example.

Please provide an example of all this questioning of empirical scientific fact based on personality. Thanks!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #117)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:03 PM

118. Why didn't you complain about this in 2006?

Are you Rand-y or something?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #118)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 08:56 AM

121. So, No Examples of Someone Questioning A Law of Phyiscs? Got it, thanks!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #121)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 08:59 AM

122. If you don't agree with me you must want Sarah Palin to be President

Also, your constant use of capitals in your titles smacks of Libertarianism

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #122)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:42 AM

123. Still No Examples of People Questioning Laws of Physics I See, Just Non-Sequitors

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #123)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:51 AM

124. How Many Boxes Do You Have In Your Garage?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #124)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:37 PM

131. So That's a "No" Then, You Can't Support This Idiotic OP, Got It!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #131)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:40 PM

132. Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Pole Dancer?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #132)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:42 PM

133. Are You Asking Me Out?

I'm flattered. What are you wearing?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #133)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:45 PM

135. Are You Going to Get A Book Deal Out of This?

If so we can safely dismiss whatever evidence you have

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #135)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:00 PM

136. What Sort of Pick Up Line Is That? Now I'm Losing Interest, You Better Step It Up Pal!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #136)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:03 PM

137. Did You Once Agree with Someone I Disagreed With?

Then all you say is invalid

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #137)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:05 PM

138. I Guess That Means You Can Fly! Who Knew Physics Was A Popularity Contest!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #138)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:07 PM

139. Do You Still Think This Thread is About Physics?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #139)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:09 PM

141. No, But No One Has The Courage To Actually Admit What It's About Because You All Know How Flawed

the premise is.

Once you admit it's about Greenwalds untestable, unfalsifiable claims, then you have to admit, comparing them to laws of physics is probably the stupidest thing you can do.

But carry on with your little charade!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #141)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:10 PM

142. Who?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #142)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:11 PM

143. Still Don't Have The Courage To Actually Engage on the Topic I See

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #143)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:12 PM

144. What?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #144)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:13 PM

145. Exactly

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #145)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:13 PM

146. Where?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #146)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:14 PM

147. Wherever You Want, Punkin'

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #147)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:15 PM

149. Who?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #149)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:17 PM

151. You're Wearing A Sailor Boy Outfit Aren't You?

That's hot.

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #151)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:18 PM

152. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023491461

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #152)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:20 PM

154. Thong?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #154)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:21 PM

155. .


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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #155)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:21 PM

156. Pasties?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #156)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:22 PM

157. .


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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #157)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:23 PM

158. Merkin?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #158)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:24 PM

159. .


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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #159)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:24 PM

160. Codpiece??

Just a hint, you tease!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #160)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:26 PM

161. .


Don't Be Angry Lyrics

Don't be angry with me darling
If I fail to understand
All your little whims
And wishes all the time

Just remember that I'm dumb
I guess like any foolish man
And my head stays sorta foggy
'Cause you're mine

Well I recall the first time
That I flirted with you dear
When I jokingly said
Come and be my bride

Now that time has turned the pages
It's the sweetest joke on earth
That I have you here
Forever by my side

Maybe someday you're gonna hurt me
I've been hurt in love before
Only God can know
And time alone will tell

But in the mean time I'll keep loving you
With all my heart and soul
And pray God to let it last
If it's his will

So don't be angry with me darling
If I fail to understand
All your little whims
And wishes all the time

Just remember that I'm dumb
I guess like any foolish man
And my head stays sorta foggy
'Cause you're mine

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #161)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:32 PM

164. Now You're Singing To Me! I'm So Flattered! You Know You Want To Ask Me Out, Don't Be Shy!

You never know my little dumpling!

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #50)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

129. This OP is not About Questioning Gravity? Then What is it About?

It's about 130 posts right now.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #129)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:37 PM

130. And?

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Response to Skraxx (Reply #130)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:14 PM

148. Counting....nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #148)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:15 PM

150. I Had My Doubts About Your Ability To Do So

Good for you!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:37 PM

41. Newton was an untrustworthy jerk because he liked sour green apples.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #41)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:51 PM

54. And as we all know, God didn't make little green apples. nt

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Response to riqster (Reply #54)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 07:05 PM

58. No! I don't trust his motives.

He was on somebody's payroll and it sure wasn't England's.

I think his foreign "friend" threw the apple on his head on purpose.

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Response to riqster (Reply #54)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:08 PM

79. Granny Smith apples, combined with Vidalia onions

 

can rock chicken in a pan harder than diamonds. They are green, mean tart caramelized machines.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 06:59 PM

57. Hello? Why do you think they call it 'theory' of gravity?

If gravity was real they wouldn't call it a theory duh people are so dumm

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #57)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:29 PM

61. what i want to know is, who signed thermodynamics into law, anyway?

i think it's high time we repealed it! i can solve the energy crisis and global warming in one fell swoop!

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Response to unblock (Reply #61)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:08 PM

80. You expect Obama to do this with a Republican House?

Don't you know they block everything? What a racist!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:28 PM

60. Newton, Turing, and Einstein provided evidence for their theories

When there's evidence, the messenger doesn't matter.

When there's not, it does.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #60)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:33 PM

62. no, no, no. can't trust evidence if the person pushing it has an agenda.

that's been made abundantly clear to me.

besides, i think the timing of some of newton's "evidence" was awfully conveeeenient.

and einstein's evidence? he didn't provide any evidence that wasn't already around years ago, but then they suddenly have a media frenzy when he comes out and talks about it. highly suspicious!

and turing! evidence? just a bunch of indecipherable 1's and 0's!

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Response to unblock (Reply #62)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:35 PM

63. Well, to take this out of the analogy...

I find it hilarious and ludicrous that people think Greenwald and Snowden have provided "evidence" of their claims, when every document they have released has contradicted them. You read those same documents and think they say the opposite of what I think they say.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #63)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:16 PM

71. greenwald? snowden? what *are* you going on about?



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Response to unblock (Reply #62)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 10:04 AM

104. Evidence of physical laws can be reproduced by anyone

You are correct that Einstein did not provide evidence, but relied on the reproducible experimental results of others.

I still don't see the analogy.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #104)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:47 PM

106. you're right! outside of the lab, we have to base everything on people's reputations and character.

there simply are no facts or documents or evidence outside of a carefully controlled environment.

so evidence is useless and the focus on character is all important in understanding what's going on in the world, or in washington, or in a courtroom.

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Response to unblock (Reply #106)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 01:03 PM

108. Uh, no you don't

You apparently do not know how it is easy to confirm a vast number of physical principles by doing things like "looking at the sky".

Newton's Law of Gravitation is easily reproduced. You can calculate Planck's constant on the basis of a viscosity experiment in you kitchen sink.

These theories also have predictive value. I do not need to trust anyone's reputation or character to know how long it will take for a dropped object to reach the ground.

Furthermore, experimental results are reproduced by independent labs.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #108)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:05 PM

110. lol! sorry if the snark overload in this thread is leading you astray.

o.t., why is your avatar la vache qui rit?

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:36 PM

64. And anybody who doesn't agree with you is a goddamned racist!

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Response to Th1onein (Reply #64)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:12 PM

67. you're goddamned right about that! or a homophobe! or a straight-ally-uh-ist.

what would someone who hates straight allies be called, anyway?

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 08:40 PM

65. Yeah, I'm not so sure it existed before science proved it.

Nothing exists without scientific proof. Willow bark was just a placebo effect until Baer aspirin proved and documented it just as they were set to make money from it.

Then there's that whole "theory" thing. "Everyone knows" that theory is just what happens around the water cooler and it has no other definitions outside of the water cooler.

Florence Nightingale couldn't be trusted because she had money and Jonas Salk was just a "rich Jew" who gave away his vaccine because he could afford to and "no one does anything without getting money for it." Altruism doesn't exist because it's not scientifically proven.

I also believe everything that's "Peer Reviewed" like that whole "vaccines cause autism" thing that British medical journal published and backed for 10 years before, uh, they didn't back it any more.

Oh, yeah, "Jefferson owned slaves!" so he's not reliable when it comes to slavery no matter what ideals he aspired to; he sucked!

Wait. Oh yeah, "how can something we can't see cause illness," and "If God had meant man to fly..." and so on and so forth.

Two dimensional, unquestioning, thinking gives my brain cells angina; wait, do my brain cells exist because we can't see them? There's a good opening for a snarky reply.

The world is flat; my church tells me so. The moon walk was staged in Hollywood.

I'm so confused.

Or not.




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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #65)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:14 PM

69. no, no, no.

the moon walk was staged by michael jackson, everyone knows *that*!

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Response to unblock (Reply #69)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 09:18 PM

72. Damn! My "generational bias" is showing!"

Wait! Maybe it's my propensity to follow "conspiracy theories" that are heavy on conspiracy and light on theory...or...wait, wut?! Or, as one person told me a long time ago, when it's proved to be fact it's no longer a conspiracy therefore it can't be a conspiracy theory.

Think about it.







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Response to unblock (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:23 PM

81. Ones personal inclinations has zero bearing on science.

Genetic science has some basis with Nazi experiments.

The Polio vaccine was given away freely.

Both extremes showing the character of people behind scientific discoveries.

Political and social commentary, however, has a lot to do with ones character. A compulsive liar, for example, shouldn't be trusted if you're reasonable.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:04 AM

92. Ben Franklin was the Father of Our Country... literally.

..

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Response to ananda (Reply #92)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:30 AM

100. haha!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:04 AM

93. I'm glad you cleared this up because right here on DU a Random poster told us that

because the FFs were slave holders (many were not btw) we should abandon the Constitution.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:21 AM

97. Kicked, Rec'd, and Bookmarked.

This is gold, Jerry! Gold!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:06 PM

119. Good post.

Great illustrative analogy of the propaganda/psyops conducted to try keep us from talking about issues.

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:35 PM

120. all I can say is WTF

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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:52 AM

125. I think gravity should be part of the secret laws of physics

over-seen by secret physicists,

but until that happens I will just say that I have seen any evidence that the theory of gravity is true.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #125)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:02 PM

127. good idea. in the meanwhile ponder this: drop an object at noon and it falls *away* from the sun!

the sun is by far the most massive thing in our solar system and yet, drop an object at noon and it falls, not toward this most massive object, but directly away from it! ha! now tell me about your gravity hypothesis!

12 hours later, a dropped object falls toward the sun at midnight, when the sun is a full earth-length further away. why is gravity time-dependent?

lol

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Response to unblock (Reply #127)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:08 PM

140. A map might help

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #140)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:19 PM

153. a map? what's that supposed to mean? i'm so lost. <<-- aha! aha!!!!

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Response to unblock (Reply #153)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:27 PM

163. A map can answer physics questions OR

get one around the Metro Moscow area

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #163)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:49 PM

166. ah, a topological pun, well done!

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

126. Gravity is an illusion! lol n/t

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:43 PM

134. IKR?!?!

 

SOME of the posting around here is...shall we say...mighty peculiar.

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