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AZPaul3
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Message 466 of 479 (888565)
09-20-2021 9:52 PM
Reply to: Message 465 by Phat
06-22-2021 12:57 PM


Re: Video response
No time for Sunday sundae sunny sermons as of late.

Well, Phat, since you asked ...

... here is another supernatural myth brought down by reality.

Giant Space Rock Blast Wiped Out Ancient City With 1,000 Times Hiroshima's Ferocity

About 3600 yrs ago a big honking space rock killed an ancient city. Two, actually. Late bronze age cities. That's killing two bronze with one stone.

Tall el-Hammam was instantly incinerated. Then, to the west...

quote:
... winds from the blast hit the biblical city of Jericho. Jericho's walls came tumbling down and the city burned to the ground.

This is no big surprize. Anyone considering where the Jericho myth originated would have seen this as an obvious first choice but it's nice to have confirmation.

Point being, the bible loses again.

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Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Phat
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Message 467 of 479 (888567)
09-21-2021 6:27 AM
Reply to: Message 466 by AZPaul3
09-20-2021 9:52 PM


Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
unseen icy space rocks still originate from a source. Perhaps my question to you is this: Were you given a choice for the labeling of the destruction, would you label "it" as order or chaos?

By my definition, Order equates to a set probability. Chaos is entirely chance. Chance is not probable nor improbable. Chance is entirely random.

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Edited by Phat, : defining chance vs probability


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ringo
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Message 468 of 479 (888572)
09-21-2021 12:11 PM
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09-21-2021 6:27 AM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Phat writes:

By my definition, Order equates to a set probability. Chaos is entirely chance.


Maybe you should try using the real definition.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Phat
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Message 469 of 479 (888579)
09-21-2021 4:02 PM
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09-21-2021 12:11 PM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Maybe you should explain why the "real" definition is real. Maybe you should then elaborate.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 470 of 479 (888582)
09-21-2021 6:47 PM
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09-21-2021 4:02 PM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Your short absence and premature return hasn't helped.
Not that you ever actually left

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"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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Percy
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Message 471 of 479 (888592)
09-22-2021 12:53 PM
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09-21-2021 4:02 PM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Phat writes:

Maybe you should explain why the "real" definition is real. Maybe you should then elaborate.

Let's analyze this sentence. The first word is "maybe." What does maybe mean? Does maybe mean maybe, or is maybe maybe not the real definition of maybe but maybe something else?

Or maybe you're a very sick puppy. What was your blood sugar yesterday? Did your routine include exercise? How much sugar and carbohydrates were in your diet? If you've had your A1C checked recently, what was it?

You don't need to answer these questions. I'm just reminding you where your main focus should be. Happy birthday, but let's make sure there's another one.

--Percy


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PaulK
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Message 472 of 479 (888594)
09-22-2021 1:17 PM
Reply to: Message 466 by AZPaul3
09-20-2021 9:52 PM


Re: Tel El Hammam
Looks like that paper might be more religious apologetics than science, trying to prop up the Sodom and Gomorrah story.

Start with the series of 3 Twitter threads (so far) here

(Note that the paper is in Scientific Reports rather than Nature itself - which is far less selective and has apparently had problems with peer review before))

And try this

It seems that their osteology is - not good -

A clear red flag


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Message 473 of 479 (888602)
09-23-2021 2:46 AM
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09-22-2021 1:17 PM


Re: Tel El Hammam
Another relevant discussion. The archaeology is apparently normal for a Tel.

The C14 dating assumed that all the data was from a single event.

And in the latest thread the claims to have found shocked quartz are called into question


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Percy
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Message 474 of 479 (888604)
09-23-2021 8:06 AM
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09-23-2021 2:46 AM


Re: Tel El Hammam
Just to give you some feedback, this looked fishy to me from the start. I spent five minutes or so trying to find things wrong with it but only found that a couple authors had conservative religious connections. Thanks for providing these Twitter links.

--Percy


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Phat
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Message 475 of 479 (888605)
09-23-2021 8:27 AM
Reply to: Message 471 by Percy
09-22-2021 12:53 PM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Percy writes:

Let's analyze this sentence. The first word is "maybe." What does maybe mean?

It is only a response to ringos initial "maybe". Perhaps I should have followed up by verifying my definitions. I get irritated at that old man because he challenges nearly everything I say. Maybe (just maybe) he should realize that I am not stupid.
Or maybe you're a very sick puppy.
I woke up with moderate blood sugar (188) but realize that it is high overall and needs to be lower. My routine today will include exercise. But allow me to deal with ringo. He makes my blood pressure (not sugar) rise at times, and I feel this compelling urge to argue with him.

Percy writes:

You don't need to answer these questions. I'm just reminding you where your main focus should be. Happy birthday, but let's make sure there's another one.

Good advice, Boss.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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ringo
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Message 476 of 479 (888606)
09-23-2021 11:53 AM
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09-21-2021 4:02 PM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Phat writes:

Maybe you should explain why the "real" definition is real.


The reason we define words is so we can understand what other people are talking about. If somebody says "duck", we need to have some inkling of what they mean.

So "your" definition of something is meaningless unless everybody understands what that definition is. And in that case, it isn't "your" definition at all; it's "the" definition.


"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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ringo
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Message 477 of 479 (888607)
09-23-2021 11:56 AM
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09-23-2021 8:27 AM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Phat writes:

I get irritated at that old man because he challenges nearly everything I say.


I, on the other hand, get irritated at you because you DON'T challenge what you hear.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Percy
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Message 478 of 479 (888610)
09-23-2021 1:33 PM
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09-23-2021 8:27 AM


Re: Creator Of All Seen & Unseen
Phat writes:

I woke up with moderate blood sugar (188) but realize that it is high overall and needs to be lower.

Morning blood sugar is usually resting blood sugar, meaning you haven't eaten all night. If you didn't eat during the night then 188 is such an incredibly high blood sugar that either you are completely mismanaging your diabetes, or your doctor is not providing the proper medications/dosages, or your doctor is not instructing you properly in the management of your diabetes, or some combination. Meanwhile, you're slowing dying.

By the time people start trying to scare you into taking care of yourself by telling you you'll be dead in a couple years it's usually already too late. You're locked into a deadly behavior pattern that time has proven you're unable to break free of. Start saying goodbye to your other toes and then your feet and then your lower legs and then yourself.

Do you have a will?

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : Typo.


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Message 479 of 479 (888612)
09-23-2021 4:01 PM
Reply to: Message 474 by Percy
09-23-2021 8:06 AM


Re: Tel El Hammam
I came across the first few links on another site and thought it worth bringing them here. Apparently even Biblical Archaeologists tend to question this crew. They aren’t as bad as Ron Wyatt (about the lowest bar imaginable) - but it doesn’t look like they’re worth taking seriously.

I have to admit that I was a bit dubious about an impact wiping out a major settlement. I should have listened to that feeling more.


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