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xongsmith
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Message 872 of 942 (878506)
06-30-2020 7:06 PM


Carl Reiner, 98
Carl Reiner - Wikipedia

"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

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Message 873 of 942 (878665)
07-02-2020 8:51 PM


Hugh Downs, 99
kinda border line great

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Message 874 of 942 (878674)
07-03-2020 1:38 AM


Matthew Wong, 35, our century's Van Gogh

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Message 875 of 942 (878875)
07-06-2020 1:36 PM


Charlie Daniels 83
‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ singer Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83.

A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke.

He had suffered what was described as a mild stroke in January 2010 and had a heart pacemaker implanted in 2013 but continued to perform.

Daniels, a singer, guitarist and fiddler, started out as a session musician, even playing on Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" sessions. Beginning in the early 1970s, his five-piece band toured endlessly, sometimes doing 250 shows a year.


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Message 876 of 942 (878905)
07-07-2020 1:50 AM
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Re: Charlie Daniels 83
RIP great performer and creationist. saw him a couple years ago. his fiddle tactics are incomparable

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Minnemooseus
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Message 877 of 942 (878909)
07-07-2020 2:19 AM


Ennio Morricone - November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020
Ennio Morricone - Wikipedia

quote:
Morricone composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His score to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

A musical giant.

Moose


  
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Message 878 of 942 (879300)
07-14-2020 12:03 PM


Grant Imahara
Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

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Message 879 of 942 (879550)
07-18-2020 12:11 AM


John Lewis
Last of the great civil rights icons.

from 2016 but still relevant: Representative John Lewis Is Not To Be Trifled With


It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds
soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world
And so there was only one thing I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry
Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good
If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On
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Message 880 of 942 (879554)
07-18-2020 12:31 AM
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Re: John Lewis
If you want to have some understanding of what it was like back then read March

The US was seriously messed up. And there are still people who‘d like to drag it back to that.


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Message 881 of 942 (879953)
07-26-2020 1:34 PM


Olivia De Havilland, 104
seems to have just been in the news, but now really in the news.

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Message 882 of 942 (879966)
07-26-2020 11:12 PM


RIP Regis
Regis Philbin one of the greatest figures in media history has passed away.

Regis was a devoted Catholic and brought a lot of joy to people with his hosting duties.

RIP, Regis.


  
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Message 883 of 942 (880961)
08-15-2020 8:53 AM


Glenn Morton
Known to many of us as a fervent anti-creationist.

Glenn Morton, 1950-2020

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I’m sad to announce that Glenn Morton, the geophysicist and former creation scientist who eventually became a critic of creationism, and who coined the term “Morton’s Demon”, died on August 5 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.


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Message 884 of 942 (880990)
08-16-2020 2:14 AM
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08-15-2020 8:53 AM


Re: Glenn Morton
I first heard of Glenn R. Morton from Robert Schadewald's report on his presentation at the 1986 International Conference on Creationism (ICC). Here is what I wrote about him on my site (Creation/Evolution Links):
quote:
It was Glenn R. Morton's story that first made me aware of the deliterious effects of "creation science" on its followers' faith and how it can literally destroy their faith. Glenn R. Morton used to be a young-earth creationist and had originally learned geology through creationist sources. Then when he started working as a petroleum geologist he had to deal daily with rock-hard geological facts that directly contradicted what creation science had taught him and that he had been taught could not exist if Scripture were to have any meaning. This drove him to the brink of becoming an atheist and he would have gone over that brink if he hadn't arrived at an approach to attempt a scientifically accurate harmonization.

Morton had created a fairly extensive web site which contained many articles about geological evidence and how it relates to what "creation science" claims (ie, the evidence disproves those claims) as well as testimonials from people whose faith was either lost or nearly lost because of creation science and some reports from "intelligent design" conferences. That site was an excellent resource, but then he took it down when he became upset that some atheists were using it to attack Christianity.

Fortunately, a number of his pages were archived by other sites and reposted, though finding a specific one can be something of a scavanger hunt. For example:


  • providing a short bio followed by several links to some of his articles which OEM archived on their site.

    That includes Morton's two personal testimonials detailing his deconversion from young-earth creationism:


  • Young-Earth Arguments: A Second Look. Courtesy of the WayBackMachine web archive, it's a good article from 1998 which counters a number of claims despite being short: "Are Radioactive Dates Wrong?", "Varves", "Pollen in the varves", "Carbon 14 and Varves", "Buried River Channel", "THE SHRINKING SUN", "Supernova 1987A proves the speed of light has been constant for 170,000 years", "10 years of Root Growth from 7,000 feet down".

    Second, it has a list of about 50 links to his other articles, almost all of them dealing with the Flood and the actual geological evidence. Unfortunately, not all of them work.

  • The WayBackMachine web archive's copy of Morton's site from 2010 August 11. Although it looks promising, not all the links work (eg, his reporting of the "intelligent design" Nature of Nature conference in Waco, TX). Fortunately, the index page for testimonials, Personal Stories of the Creation/Evolution Struggle does work and makes for eye-opening reading.

  • Talk Origins Archive, for which Morton had written several articles. Follow the link above and do a search on his name.

Edited by dwise1, : corrected typo


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Minnemooseus
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Message 885 of 942 (880992)
08-16-2020 3:35 AM


Ed Brayton
The previous article to the Glenn Morton death announcement:

Ed Brayton Passed Away

which leads to Ed's final blog posting:

Saying Goodbye for the Last Time

Ed's blog was on the short list of those I read regularly.

Moose


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Message 886 of 942 (880998)
08-16-2020 10:07 AM
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08-16-2020 3:35 AM


Re: Ed Brayton
I had to read this and was surprised at what I found. A living and vibrant community that was as loving towards each other as any church. Here are some of the comments about his passing. No more fitting of a Eulogy could ever be expressed:

  • “Be good to each other.” Some of Ed’s last words to us. The irony here is that this is really the crux of the Bible: “Love your neighbor.” And yet so many Christians dicker endlessly about who counts as their neighbor. Meanwhile, the humanist community lives this essential Christian value better than most alleged Christians. I never met Ed, but Ed was my neighbor. Ed’s humor, skepticism, and humanity live on in all of us who were part of this community.

  • I started reading Ed back in his Science Blogs days, and have always been impressed with his sheer productivity. At his peak here he was writing 12 posts a day. He was truly indefatigable in his prime, and sometimes it was hard to keep up. Because of his deep commitment to the advancement of equality for all humankind, this brilliant man's untimely death diminishes us all. It is up to us to pick up the sword and continue the fight.

  • I may not have been a regular commentator, but I did enjoy reading your blog. It is very sad to hear this. I hope that your passing away is painless and peaceful. Goodbye

    And I just want to say this: I know that we squabble and fuss over Belief, Unbelief, and the importance of it all for humans, but I must say that I am learning more each time I read some of the comments from the other side from my beliefs. You guys are better "Christians" than the so-called real Christians.

    And my God, if GOD exists surely sees this and loves you every bit as much as any one of us. jar might be right. The goats just might be mostly "Christians".

    Any comments? Direct them here:
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    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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    “We must realize that the Reformation world view leads in the direction of government freedom. But the humanist world view with inevitable certainty leads in the direction of statism. This is so because humanists, having no god, must put something at the center, and it is inevitably society, government, or the state.”- Francis A. Schaeffer

    “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, Killosophy


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