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Author Topic:   Links for the Creation/Evolution Controversy (not a debate topic)
ringo
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Message 117 of 147 (816699)
08-09-2017 3:34 PM
Reply to: Message 112 by Phat
08-09-2017 9:41 AM


Re: God, Gods, and Fairies
Phat writes:

... I would agree that in order to be classified as an atheist one has to have a deeper philosophy....


Why can't it just be an absence of philosophy?

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ringo
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Message 138 of 147 (863636)
09-28-2019 12:30 PM
Reply to: Message 137 by dwise1
09-27-2019 7:39 PM


Re: Interesting Math Method
dwise1 writes:

Just thought the more math-minded here might find it interesting.


My dad would have been interested. He had all kinds of math tricks like that. (His parents were Germans who lived in Ukraine.)

“Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.”
-- Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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Message 143 of 147 (863709)
09-29-2019 2:18 PM
Reply to: Message 141 by dwise1
09-28-2019 5:59 PM


Re: Interesting Math Method
dwise1 writes:

Does that "frozen wasteland" where you're from happen to be in Manitoba, maybe around "The Peg" (Winnipeg)?


No, right next door in Saskatchewan.

dwise1 writes:

The story I was told was that the Russian government recruited German farmers to colonize and develop the Ukraine with the promise that they'd be left alone and not treated like Russian serfs (who weren't freed until 1861).


That's how my father told it too. On top of that , my ancestors were Mennonites (pacifists) and the Russians already had more military manpower than they needed. They got out before WWI so they missed most of the troubles.

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