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03-05-2019 5:44 PM


“Archaeologists Find Mysterious 'Elixir of Immortality' in Ancient Chinese Tomb”

Something tells me it didn’t work.
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Thread Copied from Proposed New Topics Forum
Thread copied here from the Am I the only one who finds this headline hilarious. thread in the Proposed New Topics forum.
    
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Bubble Bubble Toil And Trouble
wonder what the expected lifespan was back then? It will be interesting to see the lab analysis in detail. The article states that it was tentatively a mixture of potassium nitrate and alunite.

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
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Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
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I too want to be buried with my elixir of immortality and also with the guy who sold it to me.
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Re: Bubble Bubble Toil And Trouble
Chinese “elixirs of immortality” tended to be poisonous.
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03-06-2019 2:16 PM
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Re: Bubble Bubble Toil And Trouble
Chinese “elixirs of immortality” tended to be poisonous.

If you survive the "cure", you're home free.

And our geese will blot out the sun.

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03-06-2019 5:24 PM


Tincture of Time
Back in the day, if you survived the doctors remedy you were indeed lucky.
The best remedy back then was the tincture of time. So I heard.

"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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