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  • Any Recommendations For Republican State Senate?

    05/11/2016 6:06:57 PM PDT · by onedoug · 11 replies
    Self | 11APR 2016 | onedoug
    Any ideas?
  • The Citadel Denies Prospective Student's Request to Wear Hijab

    05/10/2016 8:05:52 AM PDT · by onedoug · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 10 2016 | Jon Schuppe and Alexandra Bacallao
    The Citadel, one of the country's oldest military schools, has denied an incoming Muslim student's request to wear a hijab, saying it would interfere with its tradition of cadets' "relinquishing of self."
  • Arabella Steinbacher - Berg - Violin Concerto - Hengelbrock

    12/09/2015 2:55:32 PM PST · by onedoug · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Orchestral Artists
    I love this work. And the violinist is sort of transfixing too.
  • Mental illness made the Germanwings co-pilot a victim along with his passengers

    04/02/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by onedoug · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2 APR 2015 | Robert M. Sapolsky
    What are we to make of Andreas Lubitz piloting a Germanwings airplane into the side of a mountain? There is an unhelpful tautology, meant to be explanatory, that arises at times like this. How could someone have done something this evil? Because they were evil. Or: How could someone have done something this heartless? Because they were heartless..
  • The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-Evolved

    03/31/2015 8:58:02 PM PDT · by onedoug · 27 replies
    Carnegie Institution for Science ^ | 29 JUL 2014 | Robert Hazen, Lecturer
    Incredible (IMHO) exposition of the co-dependence of "evolutionary" minerology and biology.
  • Why Does Laptop Keep Going Out When I Watch Video?

    03/17/2015 9:08:00 PM PDT · by onedoug · 38 replies
    Personal ^ | 17 MAR 2015 | onedoug
    My computer shuts down completely upon watching certain video. For example, the earlier posted Tom Cotton speech. When I clicked onto it, I was able to watch essentially the introduction, then, BLANK. The thing just shuts off. FR, or stuff like my library account, or the weather forecasts, etc, are fine. But the minute I switch to a video format, or try to watch a CD...blank. It suddenly shuts down completely. Is it my system, or is there a fix that I'm unaware of? I know there are many knowledgeable herein. Thank you all in advance.
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson just gave an epic speech about Jesus and STDs

    02/27/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by onedoug · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 27 FEB 2015 | Colin Campbell
    "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson gave the most unusual speech at the conservative activist gathering CPAC on Friday.
  • Is the universe a bubble? Let's check: Making the multiverse hypothesis testable

    07/19/2014 9:37:03 AM PDT · by onedoug · 35 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 17 JUL 2014 | Johnson, et al
    Scientists are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the Big Bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate -- bubbles formed.
  • Mapping the road to quantum gravity

    04/26/2014 5:36:47 AM PDT · by onedoug · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 23 APR 2014 | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
    The road uniting quantum field theory and general relativity -- the two great theories of modern physics -- has been impassable for 80 years. Could a tool from condensed matter physics finally help map the way?
  • A Good Man Has Died

    03/19/2014 8:05:23 AM PDT · by onedoug · 13 replies
    onedoug ^ | 19 MAR 2014 | onedoug
    Bob was a Navy Corpsman who'd served a tour of Vietnam. He'd also worked in Saudi and once met Sadaam Hussein at one of his palaces. My daughter told me this news this am. Bob was her coworker. We'd all just had dinner at the Pita House in Greenville SC near Christmas. Bob was a happy man who's good humor passed onto all he met. Please pray for his soul. So Sad....
  • Rocks On Mars

    03/12/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT · by onedoug · 14 replies ^ | 6 MAR 2014 | From various Mars missions
    Interesting discussions and photos of varying rock types encountered on Mars to date.
  • How evolution shapes the geometries of life

    03/06/2014 9:54:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 17 FEB 2014 | University of Maryland Team
    Why does a mouse's heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant's, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and animals mature faster than large ones? Why has nature chosen such radically different forms as the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree and the fearful symmetry of a tiger? These questions have puzzled life scientists since ancient times. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Padua in Italy propose a thought-provoking answer based...
  • Miranda Lambert: Just Beautiful

    03/05/2014 12:46:46 AM PST · by onedoug · 21 replies
    Miranda Lambert ^ | 5 MAR 2014 | Miranda Lambert
    This is a musical genius just ready to flower.
  • Baseball "Practice" Shape

    03/02/2014 10:44:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 4 replies
    self | 2 MAR 2014 | onedoug
    Coaching HS baseball till family considerations made me leave it yet also made me realize that I was in the best shape a nearly 64 year old kid could be in. Though it's tough to stay in baseball “practice” shape, as opposed to “playing” shape, with no good places for long-toss or hitting, least whiles by one's self. And I just haven't been able to find anyone willing or able to play consistently maybe twice a week. Thus I was wondering if there might be some similar baseball fanatics near LA's Griffith Park area who might likewise take to the...
  • Closing the 'free will' loophole: Using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem

    02/26/2014 9:08:05 AM PST · by onedoug · 94 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | MIT Team
    Astronomers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality -- a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based not on the textbook laws of classical physics, but on the less-tangible probabilities of quantum mechanics. Such a quantum view would allow for seemingly counterintuitive phenomena such as entanglement, in which the measurement of one particle instantly affects another, even if those entangled particles are at opposite ends of the universe. Among other things, entanglement -- a quantum feature Albert Einstein skeptically referred to as "spooky action at a distance"...
  • Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

    01/28/2014 8:35:49 AM PST · by onedoug · 29 replies
    Science Daily/Penn State ^ | 27 JAN 2014 | Sara LaJeunesse/Penn State materials
    Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to new research. Scientists also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae.
  • Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

    01/26/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by onedoug · 26 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 3 SEP 2013 | Lisa Zyga
    Mathematics has been called the language of the universe. Scientists and engineers often speak of the elegance of mathematics when describing physical reality, citing examples such as π, E=mc2, and even something as simple as using abstract integers to count real-world objects. Yet while these examples demonstrate how useful math can be for us, does it mean that the physical world naturally follows the rules of mathematics as its "mother tongue," and that this mathematics has its own existence that is out there waiting to be discovered? This point of view on the nature of the relationship between mathematics and...
  • An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

    01/21/2014 7:34:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 34 replies ^ | 15 JAN 2014 | Benjamin Augereau
    It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated. As its name indicates, this hypothesis, which many science historians have attributed to the Greek mathematician Euclid, deals with prime numbers, those divisible only by themselves and by one (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc.). Under this assumption, there exists an infinite number of pairs of prime numbers whose difference is two, called twin primes (e.g., 3 and 5), but nobody has been able to confirm this so far.
  • Major League Baseball intends to ban collisions at plate by 2015

    12/13/2013 4:27:58 AM PST · by onedoug · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    During his 13-year career as an All-Star catcher, Mike Scioscia earned a reputation for being as tough as anyone when it came to blocking home plate. But in a sport filled with nostalgia, even Scioscia wouldn't mind seeing a few modifications. "I think everyone is in agreement that the mindless collisions at home plate where a catcher is being targeted by a runner, that needs to be addressed," the Los Angeles Angels manager said.
  • Evidence of 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Bacterial Ecosystems Found in Australia

    11/14/2013 9:57:54 AM PST · by onedoug · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12 NOV 2013 | Smummarizing Noffke, et al
    Reconstructing the rise of life during the period of Earth's history when it first evolved is challenging. Earth's oldest sedimentary rocks are not only rare, but also almost always altered by hydrothermal and tectonic activity. A new study from a team including Carnegie's Nora Noffke, a visiting investigator, and Robert Hazen revealed the well-preserved remnants of a complex ecosystem in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old sedimentary rock sequence in Australia.
  • Clay May Have Been Birthplace of Life On Earth, New Study Suggests

    11/06/2013 5:20:28 AM PST · by onedoug · 20 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5 NOV 2013 | Cornell University group
    Clay, a seemingly infertile blend of minerals, might have been the birthplace of life on Earth. Or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible, Cornell University biological engineers report in the Nov. 7 online issue of the journal Scientific Reports, published by Nature Publishing.
  • Day's End

    08/09/2013 3:34:52 PM PDT · by onedoug · 2 replies
    Vanity | 9 AUG 2013 | onedoug
    Sometimes a high school baseball coach gets thrown a few curves too, such as that initiated when one of our players came to the mound as I was pitching a scrimmage for the kids, to ask whether he could talk to me after practice.
  • Why Would A Black Man Wanna Fly A Confederate Flag?!?

    01/18/2013 12:41:21 PM PST · by onedoug · 21 replies
    Average ^ | 6 DEC 2011 | Satff
    Byron Thomas is 19, black, a freshman at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and a proud Southerner. He hung a Confederate flag in his dorm room window until the university asked him to take it down because several people had complained about it. (The university later stepped back from the request, saying all students have the right to free speech.)
  • Researchers Produce First Complete Computer Model of an Organism

    07/21/2012 9:27:35 AM PDT · by onedoug · 22 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 21 JULY 2012 | Max McClure, Stanford University
    In a breakthrough effort for computational biology, the world's first complete computer model of an organism has been completed, Stanford researchers reported last week in the journal Cell. A team led by Markus Covert, assistant professor of bioengineering, used data from more than 900 scientific papers to account for every molecular interaction that takes place in the life cycle of Mycoplasma genitalium, the world's smallest free-living bacterium. ....
  • Lichen Can Survive in Space: Space Station Research Sheds Light On Origin of Life

    06/24/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT · by onedoug · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 23 JUNE 2012 | reprinted from materials provided by European Space Agency
    ...When astronauts venture on a spacewalk, hours are spent preparing protective suits to survive the hostile conditions. No effort was made to protect the bacteria, seeds, lichen and algae attached to the outside of the Space Station, however. .... Lichen have proven to be tough cookies -- back on Earth, some species continue to grow normally.
  • Remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre found

    06/07/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT · by onedoug · 14 replies via AP ^ | 6 JUNE 2012 | |Jill Lawless, Associated Press
    Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an Elizabethan theater where some of William Shakespeare’s plays were first performed — a venue immortalized as “this wooden O’’ in the prologue to “Henry V.’’ Experts from the Museum of London said Wednesday they had uncovered part of the gravel yard and gallery walls of the 435-year-old Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch, just east of London’s business district. The remains — of a polygonal structure, typical of 16th-century theaters — were found behind a pub on a site marked for redevelopment.
  • Titanium Paternity Test Fingers Earth as Moon's Sole Parent

    03/31/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by onedoug · 26 replies
    Science ^ | 29 MAR 2012 | originally, Steve Koppes University of Chicago
    A new chemical analysis of lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s conflicts with the widely held theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object gave birth to the moon 4.5 billion years ago.
  • Riding A Wave And Chilling (Charlie Don´t Surf)

    10/30/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT · by onedoug · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 OCT 2011 | Mike Ives
    Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in....
  • FReeper stylecouncilor In Hospital With Pneumonia

    01/02/2011 2:18:01 PM PST · by onedoug · 42 replies
    FReeper stylecouncilor was admitted to the hospital this morning with a preliminary diagnosis of viral pneumonia. She´s in good spirits, but gets winded fairly easily. Your prayers would be very much appreciated.
  • The Claim: Menstrual Cycles Can Synchronize Over Time

    10/21/2010 6:14:39 PM PDT · by onedoug · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Published: February 5, 2008 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    Many people have heard the curious claim that women who live together menstruate together. The idea dates at least to 1971, when Dr. Martha K. McClintock, an experimental psychologist, published a study showing that the menstrual cycles of women living in a college dormitory tended to synchronize over time. Dr. McClintock and other scientists suggested it might have something to do with pheromones, chemicals that send messages by smell.
  • Constellation Continues As Congress Debates

    04/06/2010 4:44:51 PM PDT · by onedoug · 24 replies · 477+ views ^ | Mar 30, 2010 | Frank Morring, Jr. and Michael Bruno
    ...In testimony on Capitol Hill, top NASA managers are walking a thin and carefully lawyered line as they prepare a White House-ordered shift to commercial human flights to orbit and long-term exploration-technology development in Fiscal 2011, while trying to obey a congressional directive that none of the funds appropriated in Fiscal 2010 be used “to cancel, terminate or significantly modify” Constellation contracts without the express approval of lawmakers.
  • Azerbaijan: VP Cheney Was Reportedly Less Than Diplomatic in Baku

    09/08/2008 6:12:42 PM PDT · by onedoug · 33 replies · 592+ views ^ | MON 9 SEP 2008 | Eurasianet Staff
    It seems that US Vice President Dick Cheney caused a scene during his recent visit to Azerbaijan when his hosts declined to follow his script.Over the past few days, details have leaked out that indicate that Cheney’s September 3 visit to Baku was a spectacular diplomatic failure.
  • A Matter of Honor

    11/26/2007 11:47:26 PM PST · by onedoug · 6 replies · 107+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT.Com ^ | 6 OCT 2007 | Prof. Paul Eidelberg
    In The True Believer, Eric Hoffer, that extraordinary student of human nature, writes: “…no one can be honorable unless he honors mankind.” From this maxim it logically follows that no devout Muslim is honorable! Is it not the case that throughout Islamic history Muslims have despised non-Muslims or infidels, especially Jews, whom Islamic texts portray as “pigs and dogs”? No wonder Muslims are the world’s leading terrorists. No wonder they use human bombs to reduce Jews, and now Americans, to body parts! There is a cruel irony here. Honor is of supreme value in Arab-Islamic culture. And yet, no Arab...
  • Rest In Peace, MaryAnn

    08/04/2007 4:43:50 PM PDT · by onedoug · 30 replies · 1,170+ views
    Prayer Thread ^ | 4 AUG 2007 | onedoug
    A family member in has died, as she had wished, at home in Faribault, MN. MaryAnn fought a long, brave fight with cancer which finally took her today. I know it would mean so much to her husband, Lloyd, that others were praying for her. She loved baseball and the Twins. Lord, receive MaryAnn's soul this day, where she might see every game and know every team won, and that the true and eternal win of being with You is now hers. Thank you so much. God Bless You, All.

    03/27/2006 5:38:15 PM PST · by onedoug · 94 replies · 1,750+ views
    CBS 2 Los Angeles ^ | 27 MAR 2006 | CBS 2 Los Angeles
    The Creator of Dark Shadows, The Winds Of War and others has died.
  • Dennis Prager Divorcing

    12/30/2005 10:21:26 AM PST · by onedoug · 246 replies · 9,796+ views
    Dennis ^ | December 30, 2005
    Deenis Prager on now discussing his own impending divorce....
  • Prayers For A Friend

    04/07/2004 2:09:42 PM PDT · by onedoug · 42 replies · 167+ views
    Need To Pray ^ | 7 APR 2004 | onedoug
    Please pray for our family friend, Jeff, hospitalized with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating Strptoccocus bacteria) from a small cut to one of his fingers.Very touch and go. Better yesterday. Setback today.He's taking it well. But this is very dangerous.Clean and cover all open wounds, no matter how seemingly insignificant.Thanks, All.

    02/13/2004 3:51:06 PM PST · by onedoug · 32 replies · 181+ views
    onedoug ^ | 13 FEB 2004 | onedoug
    The mother of one of my wife’s co-workers has died after a brief illness.Her name was Julia.She was a warm and wonderful woman who always tried to make you feel at home, and was a wonderful cook.She was always “working the beads” (Rosary) for anyone undergoing tribulation, even when minor.I know her family would be very grateful to know that even unknown others were praying for her, as we’re all children of God.Her grandson is currently undergoing indoctrination at college, and so might gain some insight as to how humbly conservatives actually walk in the presence of God and through...

    02/13/2004 11:50:20 AM PST · by onedoug · 30 replies · 285+ views
    onedoug ^ | 13 FEB 2004 | onedoug
    Does anyone have ideas or suggestions about how to get a possibly bipolar disordered woman to take her medication?Her brother has evidently left her, and her family lives in Florida.She has been leaving many of her most valuable items on our porch for about a month now, including car keys and current credit cardsAsking her if she's taken her medicine elicits ambiguous answers, and it's readilly apparent that she's not..My wife and I are afraid someone is going to take advantage of her, as she communicates in and out like a child.
  • The Tourist Who Ran The Place

    01/25/2004 2:00:25 PM PST · by onedoug · 2 replies · 161+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 24 JAN 2004 | By Mai Tran and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
    HANOI — It took more than half a century of bloodshed and exile, but Nguyen Cao Ky, the ardent anticommunist and former ruler of South Vietnam, has finally come home to this communist capital. A former air force pilot who flew bombing raids over North Vietnam, Ky arrived Friday in Hanoi on government-owned Vietnam Airlines. At 73, he has made peace with his former enemies and says he wants to help his homeland prosper. He hints that he may even move back. "My heart is very clear," the former premier said. "What I am doing now, I am doing for...
  • Liberal Roots, Conservative Solutions

    11/16/2003 7:06:19 PM PST · by onedoug · 5 replies · 107+ views
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | 17 NOV 2003 0230 UTC | onedoug
    About 500 conservative Jews attended The Jewish Policy Center's Liberal Roots, Conservative Solutions forum yesterday, at Los Angeles' Westin Bonaventure Hotel.The panel were recent Institute For Peace appointee Daniel Pipes, pundit/columnist John Podhoretz and actor/comedian Larry Miller, with radio host Michael Medved as moderator.I was struck by how Judaism's enamored embrace of socialism in mid-ninteenth century Europe, sort of haunted the large, chilly room, since it can be argued that it was Europeon socialism which led Jews a good part of the way to the gas chambers to begin, end and continue with, anyway.It was a good roundabout of support...
  • This Was a Good Thing to Do

    07/28/2003 12:07:58 PM PDT · by onedoug · 4 replies · 180+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 28 JUL 2003 | Paul Gigot
    NAJAF, Iraq--Toppling a statue is easier than killing a dictator. Not the man himself, but the idea of his despotism, the legacy of his torture and the fear of his return. This kind of reconstruction takes time.Just ask the 20-some members of the new city council in this holy city of Shiite Islam. Their chairs are arrayed in a circle to hear from Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense, who invites questions. The first man to speak wants to know two things: There's a U.S. election next year, and if President Bush loses will the Americans go home? And...
  • Silicone Implants Reconsidered;Some Say FDA Is Moving Too Fast

    07/21/2003 1:43:33 PM PDT · by onedoug · 97 replies · 526+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 JUL 2003 | Marc Kaufman, Washington Post Staff Writer
    After more than a decade of sharply restricted sales because of health concerns, silicone gel breast implants are poised for an unusual return to the market. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing an application to approve the controversial devices, and close observers believe it will rule on the subject this year.The National Organization for Women and the consumer group Public Citizen fear that the FDA is moving too fast, and will call today for the agency to slow considerably its review process. They say that the long-term studies needed to determine whether there is a health risk from silicone...
  • Where 'I Do' Meets 'No, You Don't'

    05/30/2003 9:50:50 AM PDT · by onedoug · 10 replies · 150+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 MAY 2003 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
    Religion, not romance, drove Alon and Einat Bilu to get married in a quaint little town in the Italian countryside.Although they are Israeli Jews, the couple objected to the only sanctioned wedding rite open to them in their homeland, an Orthodox ceremony in which Einat would be presented to Alon as his rightfully purchased property. So instead of a rabbi, they put themselves in the hands of a travel agent.

    05/29/2003 10:21:03 AM PDT · by onedoug · 7 replies · 205+ views
    HUGHHEWITT.COM LA Times ^ | 29 MAY 2003 | Hugh Hewitt
    Although quick to tout himself as a learned and pioneering "journalist", Scheer evidently has no sources besides other media.Heck, even I could do that.

    04/15/2003 10:42:12 AM PDT · by onedoug · 11 replies · 163+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 15 APR 2003 | Dennis Prager
    President George W. Bush often speaks about the "goodness" of America and about the "evil" of various world tyrannies. Is this language meaningful -- or is it, as many critics both at home and abroad contend, empty and sanctimonious rhetoric?

    03/24/2003 10:31:54 PM PST · by onedoug · 16 replies · 910+ views
    Various ^ | 25 MAR 2003 0615GMT | onedoug
    To: onedoug The Gospels are profound, but a little more problematic for me in terms of Jesus as Messiah. How so? That would be a more interesting discussion... 21 posted on 03/24/2003 3:38 PM PST by Alex Murphy [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies | Report Abuse ] And so, since you evinced an interest in response, and I’d promised to keep it short, I thought to make this into its own thread in the hope we all might learn some more, as FreeRepublic has so often helped me to learn since I signed...
  • The Future is Muslim, European or American

    02/25/2003 7:32:10 PM PST · by onedoug · 31 replies · 282+ views ^ | 25 FEB 2003 | Dennis Prager
    The world's future is being decided at this time.Such moments are extremely rare in history. And when they have occurred, they have between two, not three, competing ideologies.But there are now three ideologies competing to shape the future of mankind. They are militant Islam, Western European secularism and socialism, and American Judeo-Christianity and capitalism. The first is being spread both peacefully and violently, the second is being spread peacefully, and the third is not being spread.
  • Albatross

    02/07/2003 1:41:41 PM PST · by onedoug · 8 replies · 137+ views
    The NewRepublic Online ^ | 7 FEB 2003 | Peter Beinart
    Al Sharpton is a world-class bullshitter. In a devastating 1996 review in these pages, Jim Sleeper noted that Sharpton's first autobiography, Go and Tell Pharaoh, included lies about his age (36 at the time, not 38), his residence (Englewood, New Jersey, not Brooklyn, New York), and even his motivation for writing the book (Sharpton attributed it to his 1991 stabbing; Sleeper showed that Sharpton hatched the idea months before that). When Newsday alleged in 1988 that Sharpton had been an FBI informant, the reverend insisted that he had tapped his own phone in an independent effort to gather information on...
  • I Think God Exists Because....

    12/09/2002 10:00:50 PM PST · by onedoug · 18 replies · 206+ views
    onedoug ^ | 9 DEC 2002 | onedoug
    ...First because existence organizes. Nothing tends inertially "toward" disorganization. Even chaos at the quantum level must sum to coherent states for anything to exist. Even illusion. As with Einstein's famous dictum: "The incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it's comprehensible."This organizational tendency of the "known" universe extends to the human mind, which - being in, and as much a part of the universe as anything else - derives "meaning" from "information" that it abstracts from its environment: "Let us make man in our image...." as if Genesis were a pact?Organization and its antithesis. Good and evil.That the laws of...