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  • New Evidence For Anthropic Theory That Fundamental Physics Constants Underlie Life-Enabling Universe

    01/16/2015 10:58:49 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    From Quarks to Quasars ^ | January 16, 2015 | FQIQ
    Full Title:New Evidence For Anthropic Theory That Fundamental Physics Constants Underlie Life-Enabling Universe For nearly half a century, theoretical physicists have made a series of discoveries that certain constants in fundamental physics seem extraordinarily fine-tuned to allow for the emergence of a life-enabling universe. Constants that crisscross the Standard Model of Particle Physics guided the formation of hydrogen nuclei during the Big Bang, along with the carbon and oxygen atoms initially fused at the center of massive first-generation stars that exploded as supernovae; these processes in turn set the stage for solar systems and planets capable of supporting carbon-based life...
  • The Great Apostasy [Mormonism labels ALL Protestant, Catholic & Orthodox churches 'apostate']

    10/09/2013 11:14:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 129 replies
    Mormonism Research Ministry ^ | Aaron Shafovaloff
    Around the world the fame of Christ spreads. Men and women lift their hands to praise the name of Jesus, worshiping him as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Full of the Holy Spirit, they lift him up as their savior, redeemer, and advocate. His gospel is preached, his word is believed, and his death and resurrection are celebrated in the Lord's Supper. Millions are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, trusting in the person and work of Christ for forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and the transformation of their heart. Hundreds of...
  • The Principle of Contradiction: 8 things everyone should know

    10/05/2012 8:54:00 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 15 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 10-04-12 | TFP
    What is the principle of contradiction? In a nutshell, it’s this:  a thing cannot be and not be at the same time.  Saint Thomas Aquinas shows that not even God can deny the principle of contradiction, the absolute law of the order of being, because it is impossible for God to will the absolutely impossible (Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, chap. 84). Father Garrigou-Lagrange gives us eight principal reasons, based on Aristotle, for defending the necessity and real validity of the principle of contradiction. They are briefly: 1. To deny this necessity and this validity would be to deprive words of...
  • We are what we support: Actions, not labels, define our politics

    04/22/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 38 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | April 22, 2012 | J.D. Ellis
    J.D. Ellis, Vice Presidential Nominee,America's Party Conservative voters don't vote for liberal politicians. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are liberal politicians. As Mr. Hoefling has said many times, Republicans may be conservatives, or they may support Mitt Romney--but they may not do both. Principled patriotic American voters don't vote for candidates who are opposed to America's foundational principles. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hold a number of positions that are directly opposed to America's foundational principles. Republicans may be principled patriotic Americans, or they may support Mitt Romney--they may not do both. Pro-life voters don't vote for pro-abortion...
  • Terminus

    04/06/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT · by fporretto · 3 replies
    Liberty's Torch ^ | 04/06/2012 | Francis W. Porretto
    I have had enough. The progression that has driven the original, relatively constrained welfare system of the United States to its present, cradle-to-grave assurances of absolute support for whatever form of Taking or Faking one chooses to pursue has taken quite a lot of Americans, including this one, to a completely different destination. Here's a sample of the fuel that's propelled us: “I believe that in a society as wealthy as ours, we should have a commitment to our seniors and to the disabled,” Obama said. “That’s not a sign of weakness. That’s not socialism.” Obama called “the basic American...
  • Romney describes healthcare mandate as conservative principle (but will repeal Obamacare)

    12/29/2011 5:47:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/11 | Jonathan Easley
    Romney describes healthcare mandate as conservative principleBy Jonathan Easley - 12/28/11 08:55 AM ET GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the insurance mandate included in the Massachusetts healthcare law he signed is fundamentally a conservative principle. Speaking Wednesday on “Fox and Friends,” Romney defended the Bay State’s healthcare law, which includes a version of the individual mandate, as inline with the Republican world view. The individual mandate was the centerpiece and most controversial aspect of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which has widely been blasted by Republicans as governmental overreach. “I’m happy to stand by the things that I...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • Progress Toward the Dream of Space Drives and Stargates

    05/23/2011 5:02:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 5/23/11 | Paul Gilster
    Progress Toward the Dream of Space Drives and Stargates by Paul Gilster on May 23, 2011 by James F. WoodwardI first wrote about James Woodward’s work in my 2004 book Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration, and have often been asked since to comment further on his research. But it’s best to leave that to the man himself, and I’m pleased to turn today’s post over to him. A bit of biography: Jim Woodward earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at Middlebury College and New York University (respectively) in the 1960s. From his undergraduate days, his chief...
  • Teacher cleared of sex assault reveals his nightmare

    05/15/2011 11:51:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 83 replies ^ | 5-15-11 | Katie Silver
    A PE teacher falsely accused of molesting a 12-year-old schoolgirl has spoken of his pain at telling his children he was going to be arrested. Sean Lanigan was pulled out of a class in Fairfax, Virginia, and told he was going to be arrested for allegedly carrying out the offences. In reality his 'crimes' had been invented and the schoolgirl bore a grudge against him. Despite being cleared of all the offences, the teacher’s $125,000 legal fees still haven’t been repaid by the state and he is struggling to get his life back. The young girl claimed that the teacher...
  • Dump the Bipartisan Mush: Here’s How You Do It for Real

    12/23/2010 6:08:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 1+ views
    American ^ | 12/21/10 | Steven F. Hayward
    Dump the Bipartisan Mush: Here’s How You Do It for Real By Steven F. Hayward Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Here’s how serious people transcend ideological differences. And we don’t need no stinkin’ ‘no labels’ badges. All the talk lately of “bipartisan consensus” and the smug No Labels movement brought back to mind the surely apocryphal but truthy story of the Russian visiting a U.S. Senate aide shortly after the fall of Communism in the old USSR. “Please explain two-party system,” the Russian asked, having no experience with multi-party democracy. “It’s simple,” explained the Senate staff veteran. “We have two parties...
  • Two Conflicting Laws...Romans 7

    10/16/2010 7:46:20 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1+ views
    I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin....
  • The GOP governors who 'get it'

    08/03/2010 2:33:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    If you could boil down the public's lament with Washington, it might be: "What happened to the adults?" Not the adults of the Clark Clifford variety, the Washington fixtures who alternate between serving administrations and commenting on them sagely for PBS. But political leaders who make tough choices, take on problems directly and combine principle with pragmatism in a manner consistent with true statesmanship. President Obama promised to be this kind of leader. He has instead proved -- with a few exceptions -- to be the servant of a limited political faction. He has exacerbated the nation's fiscal crisis without...
  • The Taranto Principle Vindicated Again

    05/20/2010 4:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 769+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The exposure of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as a hoaxster boasting of a nonexistent record of service in the Vietnam War is a splendid example of what is known as the Taranto Principle. Someday the Taranto Principle will be taught in all the journalism schools, assuming one or two survive the present detumescence of journalism. Formulated by the inimitable Wall Street Journal editorialist James Taranto, the principle posits that when the liberal mainstream press indulges a liberal politician's deceits or fails to hold the politician accountable for his misbehavior, it encourages the politician to ascend to a...
  • Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?

    04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 214 replies · 2,411+ views
    Truth in advertising: I've been an off and on, Mitt Romney supporter. By and large, off. But I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Mitt deserves a second look.
  • Request for Advice Regarding a Website for a Statement of Conservative Principles

    03/09/2010 5:27:00 PM PST · by Duodecim · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Last month, when we were discussing the Mount Vernon Statement, I mentioned a similar but more detailed statement of conservative principles, the Twelve Points. I am writing to ask whether anyone around here has had experience in embedding online petitions in a website (or using other tools to allow people who visit a website to "sign" the main document on the site). I would like to get this working before I begin promoting the Twelve Points again, but I haven't been able to find any usable information. Is there anyone who has had experience with this and who knows how...
  • Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

    09/03/2008 10:37:16 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies · 269+ views
    Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle There is a principle in quantum mechanics holding that increasing the accuracy of measurement of one observable quantity increases the uncertainty with which another conjugate quantity may be known. In simpler terms, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you cannot make a measurement without affecting the results of the measurement. The mere fact you make the measurement influences the accuracy of the results. Some thinkers have elevated the uncertainty principle to the status of a philosophical principle, called the principle of indeterminacy. How does this principle apply to Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin?...
  • A Test of the Copernican Principle (the principle has never been confirmed)

    05/22/2008 5:05:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 226+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 5/22/08 | Lisa Zyga
    The Copernican principle states that the Earth is not the center of the universe, and that, as observers, we don’t occupy a special place. First stated by Copernicus in the 16th century, today the idea is wholly accepted by scientists, and is an assumed concept in many astronomical theories.However, as physicists Robert Caldwell of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Albert Stebbins of Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, point out, the Copernican principle has never been confirmed as a whole. In a recent paper published in Physical Review Letters called “A Test of the Copernican Principle,” the two researchers...
  • A new beginning

    02/10/2008 6:14:05 PM PST · by B Knotts · 2 replies · 74+ views
    Ipsissima Verba ^ | 02/10/2008 | B Knotts
    The GOP primary process is largely over, as months before many Republican voters have an opportunity to cast their votes, John McCain has essentially been crowned the nominee. This is not the beginning of an unraveling of the conservative movement; it is more the culmination of many years of philosophical neglect.We have heard many conservatives complain that the GOP has “forgetten its principles.” More specificallly, the complaint is that Republican officeholders have drifted from Constitutional principles in particular, or from conservative principles in general. If you were to ask such people for examples, it would be a fair assumption...
  • Huckabee's Consistency (Janet Folger: Americans Want A Leader Of Principle Alert)

    12/10/2007 10:17:24 PM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 488+ views ^ | 12/11/2007 | Janet Folger
    Timeless principles consistent with where Huckabee remains today and relevant to the recent headlines. Also nine years ago, Huckabee said the1998 Jonesboro shootings were driven by "the winds of spiritual change in a nation that has forgotten its God." "Government knows it does not have the answer, but it's arrogant and acts as though it does," Huckabee said. "Church does have the answer but will cowardly deny that it does and wonder when the world will be changed." He gets it. And the message of values grounded in the Word of God are timeless. The winds of spiritual change that...
  • Does Rudy's Rise Reflect Social Right's Decline? (Voter Ignorance Explains Rudy's Rise Alert)

    07/26/2007 9:03:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 65 replies · 939+ views
    Don ^ | 07/28/2007 | Don Feder
    Like the Olympics, it's a game that's played every four years. The media march out on the field in their ideologically matching blazers and try to convince the GOP to ditch social issues. Their pitch goes something like this: Republican voters are far more moderate than their party's platform. The day of the religious right has come and gone. With pro-life, pro-marriage stands, the party alienates legions of voters who agree with it on taxes, spending and defense. An article in the July 5 Wall Street Journal ("Giuliani Support Hints at Shift") argues, "Mr. Giuliani's lead in the polls -...