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Theodoric
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Message 226 of 359 (683620)
12-12-2012 9:58 AM
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12-12-2012 9:01 AM


Re: Ravi Shankar
I never knew till today that he was Norah Jones' father.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 227 of 359 (683622)
12-12-2012 10:10 AM


I wonder if they play sitars in Hindi heaven rather than harps.

If so Ravi will be seriously doing some face melting solos! RIP. I enjoyed his ragas.


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

  
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Message 228 of 359 (683623)
12-12-2012 10:11 AM


Patrick Moore
At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and if I'm not there I carry on as usual.

Alas, no longer carrying on as usual.


"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

  
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Message 229 of 359 (689555)
02-01-2013 12:15 AM


Patty Andrews, the last surviving sister, dead at 94. Unless I'm mistaken, she's the one with the short solo in the middle of this:


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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Minnemooseus
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Message 230 of 359 (692852)
03-07-2013 10:57 PM


Duane Gish, 92
http://freethoughtblogs.com/...allop-finally-comes-to-a-halt

which links to

http://ncse.com/news/2013/03/duane-t-gish-dies-0014753

which includes

quote:
The young-earth creationist Duane T. Gish died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 92, according to Answers in Genesis's obituary.

Much more there.

Moose


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Message 231 of 359 (692863)
03-08-2013 8:06 AM
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03-07-2013 10:57 PM


Re: Duane Gish, 92
Thanks Minnemooseus

As someone who saw him 'debate', I thought I'd write something good about him.

I could think of: well, he lived to a ripe old age.

Nothing else came up. So, I'd rather not write anything else.


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Message 232 of 359 (692865)
03-08-2013 8:32 AM
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02-01-2013 12:15 AM


8 to the bar, baby!

My Mom would have been about her age. She married my father just before sending him off to the Pacific theater in 1942.

She adored the Andrews Sisters: she couldn't sing much, but she was a better dancer than the Sisters It's great to have the old films that remind us our parents/grandparents were once young and funky.

Can't you just hear the rock coming, though?


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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CoolBeans
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Message 233 of 359 (692985)
03-09-2013 12:41 AM


Srsly?
Hugo Chavez

http://edition.cnn.com/...ericas/venezuela-chavez/index.html


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Message 234 of 359 (693013)
03-09-2013 2:34 PM
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03-09-2013 12:41 AM


Re: Srsly?
Hugo Chavez

I have mixed feelings about him. I mostly disliked him but he did have his moments where he said a few things that I agreed with (especially when he was critical of US foreign policy and of the Bush admin). I also like socialism at it's core so I supported that aspect of his politics.

But overall he was like most politicians, a bag of shit.

- Oni

Edited by onifre, : No reason given.


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Message 235 of 359 (693014)
03-09-2013 3:12 PM
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03-07-2013 10:57 PM


Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
AIG's brief bio is a bit kinder to Dr. Gish and not overly embellished with things that ought to anger proponents of evolution. I have no doubt that every word of it is true.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/d_gish.asp

quote:
Dr. Duane Gish is a man who, in addition to his accomplishments as a speaker and writer, is known by many as the foremost creationist debater in the world today. He has logged literally hundreds of thousands of miles in order to bring the truth of creation to adults and children alike. Dr. Gish's travels have taken him to virtually every state in the continental U.S. and into 25 foreign countries, including the Soviet Union.

....

Dr. Gish is not only a distinguished scientist, but also a gracious Christian gentleman.


Edited by NoNukes, : spell balance correctly


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Message 236 of 359 (693030)
03-09-2013 8:07 PM
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03-09-2013 3:12 PM


Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
Man 92 years old. Wouldnt say that it didnt took me by surprise, though.i
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Message 237 of 359 (693034)
03-09-2013 10:18 PM
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03-09-2013 8:07 PM


Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
CoolBeans writes:

Man 92 years old. Wouldnt say that it didnt took me by surprise, though.i

Well said.

He was an evil man consumed by his passion to do violence to the truth.

Had he not been so hapless, I'd have had to stand over his grave till I was sure he was dead.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 238 of 359 (693035)
03-09-2013 10:20 PM
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03-09-2013 10:18 PM


Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
He was dishonest but he atleast had a great delivery.
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Message 239 of 359 (693036)
03-09-2013 10:26 PM
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Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
CoolBeans writes:

He was dishonest but he atleast had a great delivery.

Goebbels liked dogs.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 240 of 359 (693037)
03-09-2013 11:18 PM
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Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
He was dishonest but he atleast had a great delivery.

So does any competent con man.
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