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RAZD
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Message 1 of 18 (796199)
12-24-2016 10:03 PM


Hugs all around

enjoy


we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand
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Message 2 of 18 (796200)
12-24-2016 10:13 PM
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12-24-2016 10:03 PM


Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to all!

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

In the name of diversity, college student demands to be kept in ignorance of the culture that made diversity a value--StultisTheFool

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.


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Message 3 of 18 (796202)
12-24-2016 11:24 PM


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Chanuka Sameach and Matunda ya Kwanza, y’all!


  
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Message 4 of 18 (796205)
12-25-2016 7:40 AM


Merry Christmas!

--Percy


    
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Message 5 of 18 (796207)
12-25-2016 9:43 AM


Ho Ho Hope For A Happy New Year
And a Happy New Year! This is the year we start making America great again...so lets start in our hearts.

Edited by Phat, : No reason given.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

  
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Message 6 of 18 (796210)
12-25-2016 10:52 AM


Sexy Solstice!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Sexy Solstice, 2017 is a prime!

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 7 of 18 (796214)
12-25-2016 12:46 PM
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12-25-2016 10:52 AM


Re: Sexy Solstice!
So then 2017 is going to be "prime time!"?
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Message 8 of 18 (796565)
12-31-2016 1:09 PM


2017 New Years Resolutions

Every year people discuss what personal changes they wish to make---symbolically starting on January 1st.

I for one started my major change 167 days ago when I embraced sobriety over my primary addiction. 2017 offers new challenges--many of them currently unknown.

Does anyone have anything to add to this list of resolutions?

Happy New Year,everyone!


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

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Message 9 of 18 (796569)
12-31-2016 1:30 PM
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12-31-2016 1:09 PM


Re: 2017 New Years Resolutions
I for one started my major change 167 days ago when I embraced sobriety over my primary addiction.

Kudos to you Phat. Keep it up. And while this forum generally gravitates to argumentative dialog, know that we all certainly always wish the best for everyone when it comes to their personal lives.

Does anyone have anything to add to this list of resolutions?

I have made it a mission to get back to my ideal weight. This past year was somewhat stressful and busy, and I haven't had as much time to be as diligent as I used to be when it comes to diet and exercise. I am making it a mission to return to my ideal weight by summer. I will need to lose about 25 lbs. Not an insurmountable goal, but definitely harder at my current age of 44.


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Message 10 of 18 (796595)
01-01-2017 12:38 AM


The End of 2016 Has Been Delayed!
There are those who very much look forward to seeing the end of 2016. Well, they'll have to wait a bit longer. One second longer to be exact. Because after 23:59:59, instead of immediately going to 0:00:00 of the next day, we'll have 23:59:60 as a leap second is added to correct Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

For those who might be interested, the matter of leap seconds formed the basis of the infamous creationist PRATT that the earth's rotation is slowing down at a fast rate. Yes, the earth's rotation is slowing down, but the creationist rate is 33,000 to 50,000 times too great. It turns out that the claim's originator, most likely Walter Brown, didn't understand what leap seconds are. {shameless_plug}I examine that claim and explain what leap seconds are and why we need them on my page, DWISE1'S CREATION / EVOLUTION PAGE: Earth's Rotation is Slowing.{/shameless_plug}

Though actually, it's already happened. Although it is 21:37 PST here on the West Coast, it is 05:37 UTC. So the leap second event already happened over 5 and a half hours ago. Sorry for not being more timely.


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Message 11 of 18 (796597)
01-01-2017 1:25 AM
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01-01-2017 12:38 AM


Re: The End of 2016 Has Been Delayed!
Though actually, it's already happened. Although it is 21:37 PST here on the West Coast, it is 05:37 UTC. So the leap second event already happened over 5 and a half hours ago. Sorry for not being more timely.

I was going to ask which time zone got the honors but then I kept reading. I guess my "atomic watch" will adjust without me noticing.

Happy New Year, EvC! (well, it could happen in a parallel universe, (I'm drinking my annual single malt toast to my dad)).


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 12 of 18 (796598)
01-01-2017 2:39 AM


I'm one who would like to see the end of 2016 though not terribly glad to see the start of 2017 either. But Happy New Year to all anyway.

And a special Happy New Year to Moddie who took offense at what I recently said on the Persecution thread, which of course as is often the case was not intented to be offensive at all, merely a musing on a possible explanation, that I also apply to myself. But at EvC so much of what I say is taken as offensive I can only shrug it off. Most of it is just propaganda points. I'm not hard to find if anyone wants to off me, as so many of the Leftist persuasion want to off Trump and his supporters for just such trumped-up offenses.

So Happy New Year Moddie. You started your New Year hours ago and maybe you're sleeping it off in English morning.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


    
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Message 13 of 18 (796600)
01-01-2017 7:34 AM


Happy New Year, everyone!

--Percy


    
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Message 14 of 18 (796603)
01-01-2017 8:19 AM



Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 15 of 18 (796604)
01-01-2017 10:07 AM
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01-01-2017 8:19 AM


happy new year

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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