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Author Topic:   March 2012 - Post of the Month
dwise1
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Message 16 of 24 (656353)
03-17-2012 9:22 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by Trixie
03-17-2012 6:37 PM


Re: Thirded (again)!!!
No, not exhausted. I do far too often fall far too short. For which I do apologize in realization of how much I continue to fail everybody.

For example, in the post in question, I forgot to mention the problem of when our imagination is completely and utterly incapable of dealing with the necessary ideas.

How well are are our imaginations in dealing with multiple dimensions? I would assume that most of us are able to handle two dimensions, while many, to be honest, in handling three dimensions find themselves severely tasked. So how well are they then able to handle imagining four dimensions? Practically none of them are able to deal with that! Let alone all the multiple more dimensions beyond that! Which mathematics enables us to navigate with ease.

Our imaginations are severely limited. Mathematics enables us to far exceed our imaginations.


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Message 17 of 24 (656405)
03-18-2012 11:55 AM
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03-17-2012 9:22 PM


Re: Thirded (again)!!!
For which I do apologize in realization of how much I continue to fail everybody.

I'm glad you are able to be honest about your post that do fail most of the time. Don't know what all these PotM's are for, I'm guessing you don't either.

How well are are our imaginations in dealing with multiple dimensions?

You're better than that...

- Oni


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Message 18 of 24 (656505)
03-19-2012 12:42 PM


Rahvin on Social Darwinism and the Nazis
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New Hampshire - Evolution-as-Theory Bill defeated
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A brilliant and concise exegesis on Nazis, Social Darwinism and the Theory of Evolution, at the same time showing why you can't lay Social Darwinism and Nazism at the feet of the ToE.


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

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 19 of 24 (656509)
03-19-2012 1:00 PM
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03-19-2012 12:42 PM


Re: Rahvin on Social Darwinism and the Nazis
But there is no space left on Rahvin's mantelpiece...

Tradition and heritage are all dead people's baggage. Stop carrying it!

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Message 20 of 24 (656510)
03-19-2012 1:06 PM
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03-19-2012 1:00 PM


Re: Rahvin on Social Darwinism and the Nazis
Then tell him to stop writing such good stuff.

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

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 21 of 24 (656512)
03-19-2012 1:13 PM
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03-19-2012 1:06 PM


Re: Rahvin on Social Darwinism and the Nazis
Thanks!

“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.”
- Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers


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Message 22 of 24 (656530)
03-19-2012 4:48 PM
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03-19-2012 12:42 PM


Re: Rahvin on Social Darwinism and the Nazis
An excellent post by Rahvin, seconded, thirded or fourthed or whatever I am.
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Message 23 of 24 (656669)
03-20-2012 8:43 PM


Modulous on the Nature of Science
Modulous
Big Bang and Cosmology - Accretion Theory and an alternative
Message 189

His defense of modern scientific knowledge brought tears to my eyes.

Well Done!


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 24 of 24 (656767)
03-21-2012 11:04 PM
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03-20-2012 8:43 PM


Re: Modulous on the Nature of Science
I'm glad to have stirred you. Thanks for the nomination
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