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  • Rome, authority and Argumentum Ad Infinitum

    03/14/2015 8:58:42 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 4 replies
    Daniel's Place ^ | 12/26/2014 | PuritianReformed
    <p>Before there was Catholic Answers, there was John Henry Newman, the apostate from Anglicanism. On the issue of the infallibility of the Roman Church, there is surely some continuity between the two. Protestants, in response to Roman claims on the infallibility of the Church, rightly ask how one can be infallibly certain of that. Newman's response is to say that this same argument can be used against the infallibility of the Apostles and the Scripture, the former probably as a polemic against Anglicanism and the latter against Protestantism as a whole. Since the same argument can be used against other views, either one has to abandon all usage of the words "infallibility, necessity, truth and certainty," or the argument is to be discounted altogether.</p>
  • Mr Wood's Alternative Christmas Message (Physicist says Santa doesn't exist! YouTube vid: 6min)

    12/26/2014 8:46:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/14
    What a grouch!
  • Another significant paper finds low climate sensitivity to CO2, suggesting no global warming crisis

    10/14/2014 11:42:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Anthony Watts
    Hot on the heels of the Lewis and Curry paper, we have this new paper, which looks to be well researched, empirically based, and a potential blockbuster for dimming the alarmism that has been so prevalent over climate sensitivity. With a climate sensitivity of just 0.43°C, it takes the air out of the alarmism balloon. The Hockey Schtick writes: A new paper published in the Open Journal of Atmospheric and Climate Change by renowned professor of physics and expert on spectroscopy Dr. Hermann Harde finds that climate sensitivity to a doubling of CO2 levels is only about [0.6C], about 7...
  • VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

    08/25/2014 9:48:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/25/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays. Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency last spring, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well. The scandal led to the resignation of former VA Secretary...
  • Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

    08/22/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 49 replies
    The University of Washington ^ | 8/21/2014 | Hannah Hickey
    Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth’s surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate science community. More than a dozen theories have now been proposed for the so-called global warming hiatus, ranging from air pollution to volcanoes to sunspots. New research from the University of Washington shows that the heat absent from the surface is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a naturally occurring cycle. The study...
  • Where is the proof in pseudoscience?

    02/01/2014 2:56:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Conversation ^ | January 31, 2014 | Peter Ellerton
    The word “pseudoscience” is used to describe something that is portrayed as scientific but fails to meet scientific criteria. This misrepresentation occurs because actual science has creditability (which is to say it works), and pseudoscience attempts to ride on the back of this credibility without subjecting itself to the hard intellectual scrutiny that real science demands. A good example of pseudoscience is homoeopathy, which presents the façade of a science-based medical practice but fails to adhere to scientific methodology. Other things typically branded pseudoscience include astrology, young-Earth creationism, iridology, neuro-linguistic programming and water divining, to name but a few.
  • Low Obamacare Enrollment More Proof of a ‘Disaster’ (When ObamaCare Meets 'berg, Epic Fail haPPens)

    11/12/2013 9:10:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Eric Pianin, Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    Before Healthcare.gov’s troubled launch on Oct. 1, the White House estimated nearly 500,000 people would enroll in the Obamacare health exchanges within the first month and an estimated 7 million were expected to gain private coverage by the end of March, when the open-enrollment period is scheduled to end. Now – even before the administration can deliver on its promise to release an official head count of how many people have enrolled for insurance coverage in the first full month of operations – insurance industry analysts on Monday released figures showing the government has signed up a mere fraction of...
  • Algerian Terrorists Demand Release of Blind Sheik in Exchange for American Hostages

    01/18/2013 12:09:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Bryan Preston
    And it drew an immediate condemnation from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who warned there would be “no place to hide” for anyone who threatens Americans. Well, that’s because they don’t have to hide. One of the scum who is believed to have masterminded the 9-11-12 attack in Libya that killed four Americans isn’t even hiding his love of decadent Western fruity frappes. Another just got released. So yeah, there’s no place to hide. Except, at this point, the entire planet. To date, the Obama government has not retaliated against anyone anywhere for the Benghazi attack. By the way, for...
  • Obama’s Burden Of Proof – Dick Morris: TV Lunch Alert!

    09/03/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/3/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how the Republican Convention makes it even harder for Obama’s negative attacks to stick. Tune in!
  • Climate change: the risk of waiting for proof (barf alert)

    12/14/2011 5:36:29 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    quad community press ^ | 12-14-11 | Cindy Ojczyk
    Should we act on climate change now or wait? While an international majority of scientists believes climate change is real, a minority of scientists and majority of politicians want you to wait. After all, behavior change should not be mandated or government regulated - especially without proof. UBS Wealth Management, a financial services company working with high/ultra high net worth clients, published a comprehensive report to its investors in January of 2007 titled "Climate Change: Beyond Whether." Its findings suggest we can follow one of three paths: 1) Take a wait-and-see approach 2) Act now and risk investment if nothing...
  • Birthers Sue Democratic National Committee (a new approach)

    10/29/2011 11:28:34 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 10 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Oct. 28, 2011 | Jamie Ross
    A Tennessee group filed a federal class action against the Democratic National Committee, demanding an injunction restraining it from claiming that President Barack Obama is qualified to hold his office. The lawsuit was filed by its lead plaintiff, the Liberty Legal Foundation, of Knoxville, Tenn.
  • This is bullet-proof human skin – made from spider silk and goat milk. Yes, really.

    08/15/2011 9:47:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 8/15/11 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    This is bullet-proof human skin - made from spider silk and goat milk. Yes, really. Jalila Essaidi is testing the limits of human endurance, and it starts by having to milk spider-goats. Spider goats are otherwise innocent-looking goats that have been genetically engineered to produce milk packed with the protein made in spider's silk. (There is no definitive proof that this also gives them a propensity to skitter up walls or hide out in your sock drawer, but I think it does.) Once the goats are milked, Essaidi spins the protein into fiber that is ten times stronger than steel,...
  • Want Proof of How Democrats Would Shut You Up, Tea Partiers?

    08/06/2011 10:42:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/6/11 | Warner Todd Huston
    On MSNBC, John Kerry told us that Tea Party ideas are not “real” ideas, not “factual,” and thinks that the media should stop reporting on anything that smacks of ideas or news coming from Tea Partiers. If this isn’t proof of how Democrats and leftists would use the power of government to quash free political speech, what is? Not long ago, several Democrats tried to once again raise the ugly head of the defunct Fairness Doctrine that was killed during the Reagan administration in order to limit the free political speech of conservatives.
  • The first zombie proof house...(cool)

    06/01/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies
    all-that-is-interesting.com ^ | april 26 of ???? | Posted by Blaine
    The house, with its movable walls, has only one entrance, which is located on the second floor after crossing a drawbridge. Seems like the perfect opportunity to use a flamethrower and defend the life of your family, while stylishly nesting in a piece of architectural elitism.
  • Taliban demand proof of killing

    05/03/2011 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 44 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Tuesday, 3 May 2011
    The Taliban have cast suspicion on the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death, saying they would not believe the al Qaida leader was dead until they had seen proof or received confirmation from sources close to him. Though US officials have said they confirmed bin Laden's identity both with face-mapping software and DNA tests, the lack of photos of the body and its burial at sea have raised doubts in Afghanistan and Pakistan that the man who evaded American detection for so long has actually been killed. People gather outside the compound where al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was...
  • Obama's long form, Registrar's signature does not match another, also seems to be bad forgery!

    04/28/2011 3:03:48 PM PDT · by ObamaNotQualified.com · 9 replies · 1+ views
    http://ObamaNotQualified.com ^ | 4/27/2011 | www.ObamaNotQualified.com
    I found another signature for the registrar, it's from another person's BC, and it's from near the same time period, and upon comparison of the registrar's signatures (see image above), even the layperson can see the 2 signatures have several substantial differences, look at the shape and style of the first character of both as they are drastically different, and size of the loops in the "L"s, the closed loops in the "e"s and how the lower signature (real) the signer's style has an upward lift at the end of the "L". Also the the real pen lift at the...
  • Arizona bill seeks citizenship proof from all candidates [Obama not singled out, author says]

    04/18/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2011 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX | The state of Arizona has moved onto contentious political territory once again with the legislative passage of a bill requiring President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state’s ballot. Opponents say Arizona’s bill, approved late last week, gives the state another black eye after lawmakers approved a controversial immigration enforcement law last year. Gov. Jan Brewer, who has until the end of business Thursday to act on the proposal, declined to say whether she would sign the measure, which would make Arizona the first state to enact...
  • Proof is in the eye of the beholder (REAL Mormon / LDS)

    03/31/2011 5:32:42 PM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 25 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | Michael R. Ash
    Proof is in the eye of the beholder   Source: For Mormon Times21 March 2011 5:00am  Critics frequently claim that one reason they reject the Book of Mormon is because it is unsupported by archaeological evidence. Some have gone as far to claim that they would believe in the church if archaeology could “prove” that the Book of Mormon is true. The next several installments will deal with evidence, proof, faith and Book of Mormon archaeology.I should note two important points regarding the nature of evidence and the necessity of faith. First, I’m unconvinced that any critic would “convert” because of...
  • New Hampshire to candidates: Prove where you were born

    03/08/2011 6:42:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 116 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 3-8-11 | Juana Summers
    Presidential hopefuls looking to compete in New Hampshire might soon have to provide their birth certificate to get on the ballot. The Granite State’s legislature is the latest to pile on to the flurry of birther-related bills since the opening of 2011 state legislative sessions in January. Republican State Rep. David Bates, who chairs the New Hampshire House's election law committee, told the Associated Press his panel will hear a bill Wednesday that would require candidates to provide a birth certificate and affidavit swearing they are at least 35 years old and have lived in the United States for 14...
  • 'Israel showed us no proof of Scuds to Hezbollah'

    02/21/2011 9:24:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/21/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Ex-French defense chief says, despite close defense ties, Israel refused requests to back up claims that Hezbollah stored Scuds in Syria. Despite close defense ties, the defense establishment refused numerous requests from France for evidence to back up Israeli claims that Syria last year transferred long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon, visiting former French defense minister Hervé Morin told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Last April, Israeli defense officials said that Syria had transferred long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon. A month later, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told his Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi, that Hezbollah was storing the...
  • California Police Chief Put on Leave (California, PA Police Chief Can't Prove She is US Citizen)

    09/15/2010 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 44 replies
    The Valley Independent ^ | Sept. 10, 2010 | Chris Buckley
    CALIFORNIA — Acting Police Chief Tracy Vitale has been placed on administrative leave amid questions over her citizenship. (snip) Vitale's attorney, Chuck LoPresti, said the acting chief was adopted in Germany by her American parents, and brought to the U.S. at age 3. She has always felt that her parents completed all of the paperwork needed to insure her citizenship. When she applied for any police job, she has answered "yes" to the question of whether she is a citizen because she has always believed that's the case. But in this case, someone has asked the borough to question Vitale....
  • Tide turns against million-dollar maths proof

    08/14/2010 7:57:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 67 replies · 3+ views
    NewScientist ^ | 8/13/10 | Jacob Aron
    Initially hailed as a solution to the biggest question in computer science, the latest attempt to prove P ≠ NP – otherwise known as the "P vs NP" problem – seems to be running into trouble. Two prominent computer scientists have pointed out potentially "fatal flaws" in the draft proof by Vinay Deolalikar of Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California. Since the 100-page proof exploded onto the internet a week ago, mathematicians and computer scientists have been racing to make sense of it. The problem concerns the speed at which a computer can accomplish a task such as factorising a...
  • Rush Limbaugh: There Is ‘No Proof’ Tomorrow Is President Obama’s Birthday (RAT fundraiser parties?)

    08/03/2010 3:33:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies · 125+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 8/03/10 | Frances Martel
    Rush Limbaugh: There Is ‘No Proof’ Tomorrow Is President Obama’s Birthdayby Frances Martel | 2:16 pm, August 3rd, 2010 Happy Birthday, President Obama! Tomorrow, our 44th president turns 49, and Rush Limbaugh would really love to wish him many happy returns, sincerely. Actually, that’s not true: This morning, Limbaugh refused to send good wishes to the President, because he doesn’t believe tomorrow is his birthday, since “we haven’t seen any proof of that.” Limbaugh’s relationship with the birther movement is quite sophisticated– he’s never quite outright called himself a birther or legitimized their claims, but once in a while will...
  • Proof at Last - Richard Cloward was a "DSAer"

    07/26/2010 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Kewiki.org ^ | 7/26/10 | Trevor Louden
    The late sociologist Richard Cloward, was together with his wife, Frances Fox Piven, the originator of the famous Cloward Piven Strategy. Allegedly adopted by ACORN; and other groups on the left, the strategy involved deliberately loading as many people as possible onto state welfare rolls, to the point of the system was bankrupted. Then the Federal Government would be forced to step in to take over local welfare provision. According to Democratic Socialists of America's Democratic Left of Fall 2001, page 17; In 1966, Richard helped found the National Welfare Rights Organization, the protest movement of poor women. Its goal...
  • No Proof in New Black Panther Case: Official (No Evidence Supports Charges by Right-Wingers)

    07/25/2010 10:53:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 161 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 7/25/10 | David S Morgan
    No Proof in New Black Panther Case: OfficialSays No Evidence Supports Charges by Right-Wingers That Obama Admin. Refuses to Prosecute Blacks for Breaking Vote Laws By David S Morgan WASHINGTON, July 25, 2010 (CBS) A Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights denounced allegations by some pundits that the Justice Department is refusing to pursue a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because of race, and suggested that the charges being made by right-wing figures are politically motivated. Conservative broadcasters and websites have claimed that the Obama administration is dropping prosecution of New...
  • Thousands of Ga. voters told to prove citizenship

    07/14/2010 2:08:19 PM PDT · by Principled · 60 replies
    Access North Georgia ^ | 7/14/2010 | Ass Press
    ATLANTA - The Georgia secretary of state's office mailed out letters to more than 4,200 voters - including 81 in Hall County - telling them they must prove their citizenship for their ballots to count. A three-judge federal panel ruled last month that Georgia can to continue asking....
  • Gore's Accuser: I Have Proof Of Sex Assault (Algore's DNA on pants)

    07/03/2010 12:21:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 2+ views
    WCBS TV ^ | 7/02/10 | Don Dahler
    Gore's Accuser: I Have Proof Of Sex AssaultFormer Vice President Denies Allegations; Victim Describes Him As 'Crazed Sex Poodle' Reporting Don Dahler Jul 2, 2010 3:10 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - Molly Hagerty, a massage therapist, says the man who almost was elected President in 2000 made unwanted sexual advances in a Portland hotel room in 2006 - and she has proof. She graces the cover of the National Enquirer where she is photographed holding up a pair of pants which she claims posess Al Gore's DNA. Hagerty initally filed a complaint, but later told police she didn't want...
  • Texas bill would require birthplace proof for presidential candidates (About Time Alert)

    04/29/2010 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 130 replies · 2,313+ views
    FORTH WORTH, Texas — A state lawmaker wants to make sure that any candidate on the presidential ticket from now on can show proof they were born in the United States — or not be allowed on the Texas ballot.
  • Politicians in mad rush for bullet-proof cars

    04/23/2010 8:55:02 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 461+ views
    http://www.punchng.com ^ | Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | By Everest Onyewuchi
    The spate of kidnappings, assassinations, political murders and general insecurity in the country may have forced politicians, top government officials, wealthy businessmen and other affluent Nigerians into a rush for bullet-proof cars. Latest information released to our correspondent by a top American auto armouring company also revealed that the closeness of the 2011 general election has caused politicians to massively place orders for heavily fortified anti-ballistic vehicles. Following reports that politicians and wealthy Nigerians had expanded the internal security around their residences, particularly in the face of high profile kidnappings, our correspondent made an online enquiry from the Country Representative...
  • 'Proof' humans cause global warming

    10/26/2009 1:08:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 2,412+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | 10/20/09 | From correspondents in Washington
    SEDIMENT cores from a small Arctic lake in Canada stretching back 200,000 years show unprecedented gains in global warming since 1950, indicating human activity is the likely cause. "The past few decades have been unique in the past 200,000 years in terms of the changes we see in the biology and chemistry recorded in the cores,'' University of Colorado glaciologist Yarrow Axford said. "We see clear evidence for warming in one of the most remote places on Earth at a time when the Arctic should be cooling because of natural processes." Mr Axford is the chief author of the study...
  • The mystery of Obama's birth

    08/26/2009 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Vincent Jappi · 18 replies · 2,026+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 20, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    Winston Churchill described Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." The birth of Barack Obama could be similarly characterized. The more we learn, the less we know. Those who want to accept, at face value, the president's assertion that he was born in Honolulu Aug. 4, 1961, to Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham say asking questions about the president's constitutional eligibility is crazy because "you don't have any evidence to challenge it." Try going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a driver's license without any documents and tell the clerk he or...
  • Media Blackout (COVERUP)on Obama birth eligibility dates back to November

    08/04/2009 9:51:26 AM PDT · by bareford101 · 98 replies · 4,549+ views
    Canada Free Press & Northeast Intelligence ^ | August 4, 2009 | Douglas Hagmann & Judi McLeod
    The Northeast Intelligence Network and Canada Free Press are in possession of extremely sensitive investigative documents, including a stunning written admission by a nationally known talk show host stating that he was threatened with his career – or worse - should he talk about the issue of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth records to a national audience. This document was obtained on December 10, 2008, and provides explicit detail of a “gag order” imposed on this host before and immediately following the national election last November. After receiving and authenticating the document, US based veteran private investigator Douglas J. Hagmann opened...
  • Proof Of Citizenship Requirement Passes Panel

    04/03/2009 10:17:27 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 30 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Macarville Report Online ^ | April 3, 2009 | Mike
    A bill requiring proof of citizenship for those seeking office has been approved by a (Oklahoma) Senate committee and now goes to the Senate floor for a vote.
  • Alan Keyes: Stop Obama or U.S. will cease to exist

    02/22/2009 5:59:36 AM PST · by dascallie · 144 replies · 6,868+ views
    Alan Keyes: Stop Obama or U.S. will cease to exist Claims 'communist usurper' plunges country into chaos February 21, 2009 By Drew Zahn © 2009 WorldNetDaily Alan Keyes, a 2008 presidential candidate who is also a plaintiff in one of the many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, charged at a pro-life rally that unless Obama's social and economic policies are stopped, the United States as we know it is over. Keyes' comments were part of an interview with a reporter from KHAS-TV at a fundraiser for the AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center in Hastings, Neb....
  • 11 Prophecies fulfilled this generation.

    02/21/2009 6:09:00 AM PST · by kindred · 144 replies · 3,075+ views
    Mega site of Bible Studies ^ | current | unknown
    FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST. O FOOLS, AND SLOW OF HEART TO BELIEVE ALL THAT THE PROPHETS HAVE SPOKEN-Lk 24:25. However, believing there is a God and acknowledging the Bible is the Word of God does not save a person. A person needs to admit they are a sinner, repent, and receive Jesus Christ as their only hope of being saved. This is done by faith (or trust). Let's prove the Bible is true and we are nearing...
  • What if the President was a FRAUD?

    12/13/2008 3:36:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 132 replies · 3,911+ views
    email: ConservativeActionAlerts | 12/13/2008 | Gary Kreep
    What if... you woke up one morning and found out that the President of the United States was a USURPER... a FRAUD... a PHONY? What if... the leader of the free world was constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States, but was simply allowed to take and hold office anyway? It's happening RIGHT NOW! The sad truth of the matter is that President-elect Barack Obama has REFUSED to provide proof that he is constitutionally qualified to hold the office! Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States, states, "No person except a natural born Citizen,...
  • Is There Any Proof For God?

    04/11/2008 12:16:58 PM PDT · by CottShop · 89 replies · 165+ views
    SacredScoop ^ | 04/11/08 | CottShop
    I suppose a lot of people wonder why a loving God would keep Himself so hidden and unseen when so many people it seems are looking for Him. Some people I suppose wonder why God doesn’t just make Himself known to everyone and ‘just let them decide’ after His physical revelation is made clear? First off I want to point out that for God to make Himself physically known to us, God would have had to have been physically with everyone right from the beginning of creation, to the present, as people are born every single second, in great numbers,...
  • Noah’s Ark nestled on Mount Ararat

    02/17/2008 5:05:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 281 replies · 1,470+ views
    The Peninsula ^ | January 19, 2008 | Satish Kanady
    Dogubayazit (Turkey’s Iran-Armenian Border) • For the first time in the seven decade-long history of the search for the legendary Noah’s Ark, a Turkish-Hong Kong exploration team on Tuesday came out with “material evidence”, to prove that the Ark was nestled on Mount Ararat, Turkey’s highest mountain peak bordering Iran and Armenia. A panel of experts, comprising Turkish authorities, veteran mountaineers, archaeologists, geologists and members of Hong Kong-based Noah’s Ark Ministries International, also displayed an almost one-metre-long peice of petrified wood before the media and specially invited international experts. The experts claimed it to be a part of a long...
  • Tiny Tablet Provides Proof For Old Testament

    07/10/2007 5:48:08 PM PDT · by blam · 145 replies · 4,640+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007 | Nigel Reynolds
    Tiny tablet provides proof for Old Testament By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent Last Updated: 7:33pm BST 10/07/2007 The sound of unbridled joy seldom breaks the quiet of the British Museum's great Arched Room, which holds its collection of 130,000 Assyrian cuneiform tablets, dating back 5,000 years. But Michael Jursa, a visiting professor from Vienna, let out such a cry last Thursday. He had made what has been called the most important find in Biblical archaeology for 100 years, a discovery that supports the view that the historical books of the Old Testament are based on fact. Searching for Babylonian financial...
  • Spirit finds proof of wet past on Mars (Gusev Crater, unusually rich deposit of silica)

    05/21/2007 5:48:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 609+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/07 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. - The Mars rover Spirit has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was wetter than previously thought, scientists reported Monday. The robot analyzed a patch of soil in Gusev Crater and found it was unusually rich in silica. Scientists said the presence of water was necessary to produce such a large silica deposit. "This is a remarkable discovery," principal investigator Steve Squyres of Cornell University said in a statement. "It makes you wonder what else is still out there." Spirit previously found clues of ancient water in the crater through the presence of sulfur-rich soil, water-altered...
  • Report has 'smoking gun' on climate (IPCC's 'Mother of All Reports', look for an "iconic statement")

    01/22/2007 8:48:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies · 2,168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/07 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - Human-caused global warming is here, visible in the air, water and melting ice, and is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn next week. "The smoking gun is definitely lying on the table as we speak," said top U.S. climate scientist Jerry Mahlman, who reviewed all 1,600 pages of the first segment of a giant four-part report. "The evidence ... is compelling." Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate scientist and study co-author, went even further: "This isn't a smoking gun; climate is a batallion of intergalactic smoking missiles." The first phase...
  • Ice mass snaps free from Canada's arctic (a big 'un too,, 11,000 football fields in size)

    12/28/2006 6:59:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 2,733+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/28/06 | Rob Gillies - ap
    TORONTO - A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, scientists said. The mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 497 miles south of the North Pole, but no one was present to see it in Canada's remote north. Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour and left a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake. Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, traveled to the newly formed ice island...
  • Collapse of giant Arctic ice shelf 'incredible'

    12/28/2006 6:09:36 AM PST · by Clive · 90 replies · 5,139+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 2006-12-28 | Margaret Munr
    An ancient ice shelf has cracked off northern Ellesmere Island, creating an enormous, 66-square-kilometre ice island and leaving a trail of icy blocks in its wake. ''It really is incredible,'' says Warwick Vincent of Laval University, one of the few people to have laid eyes on the scene. ''It's like a cruise missile has come down and hit the ice shelf.'' The breakup was so powerful, earthquake monitors 250 kilometres away picked up the tremors as the 3,000 to 4,500 year-old shelf tore away from its fjord on Ellesmere. It broke up 16 months ago, but no one was present...
  • Sudoku math puzzle / proof (vanity)

    08/29/2006 9:17:38 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 104 replies · 1,193+ views
    None ^ | Aug 29, 2006 | self
    Folks, I'm stumped... I need help with the following: Given - Two completed suduko puzzles A (correct answer) and R (unknown result). Question: What is the fewest number of checks that can be made to prove that A = R for the following assumptions: Assumption1 Assume that in R, no sub area has any duplicate numbers (ie, 1-9 inclusive) Assumption2 Assume that in R, no row has any duplicate numbers (can also be proven using columns instead of rows. Also - prove true or false When A = R, the diagonals will always include at least 1 duplicate number Write...
  • A Stunning Demonstration of Why Good Science Needs Good Math

    08/22/2006 11:19:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 1,082+ views
    Everyone is scientific circles is abuzz with the big news: there's proof that dark matter exists! The paper from the scientists who made the discovered is here; and a Sean Carroll (no relation) has a very good explanation on his blog, Cosmic Variance. This discovery happens to work as a great example of just why good science needs good math. As I always say, one of the ways to recognize a crackpot theory in physics is by the lack of math. For an example, you can look at the electric universe folks. They have a theory, and they make predictions:...
  • Castro 'no longer bed-ridden' (According to Hugo Chavez)

    08/06/2006 2:53:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 1,692+ views
    Australia Herald Sun ^ | 8/6/06 | Australia Herald Sun
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez today said Cuban leader Fidel Castro was now able to leave his bed and hold conversations following stomach surgery that required him to temporarily hand over power to his brother. "This morning I learned that he's doing well, that he's already standing up out of bed, he's talking - more than he should, because he talks a lot," said Mr Chavez during a conversation with Bolivian President Evo Morales broadcast on television. "He has sent us regards." Venezuelan government sources yesterday said Mr Chavez does not have a trip to Cuba on his agenda despite media...
  • 8M Medicaid Beneficiaries Will Be Exempt From New Medicaid Proof-of-Citizenship Rules...

    07/07/2006 1:06:23 PM PDT · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 8 replies · 672+ views
    The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation ^ | July 7, 2006 | Unattributed
    CMS Announces 8M Beneficiaries Will Be Exempt From New Medicaid Proof-of-Citizenship Rules, Proposes Alternatives for Documentation [Jul 07, 2006]      CMS on Thursday announced that it will exempt people enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income or Medicare programs and other groups from regulations that took effect July 1 requiring Medicaid beneficiaries and applicants to provide proof of citizenship in order to receive benefits, the Washington Post reports (Levine, Washington Post, 7/7). Under the law, individuals seeking care through Medicaid must show proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate, passport or other form of identification. The law's intent is...
  • Boffins invent landmine-proof robo-shoe

    04/29/2006 10:25:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 666+ views
    vnunet ^ | 4/28/06 | Simon Burns
    The six-legged shoes protect the wearer by lifting up a leg if it is over a mine so that the device is not triggered Device promises to save thousands of lives every year Scientists have developed a robotic shoe that will allow people to walk through minefields unharmed. Landmine clearance agencies are showing interest in the device, the inventors say. Landmines kill or wound tens of thousands every year, the majority of them non-combatants, according to mine research organisations. "We presented and exhibited a fully functional prototype at the Asian Defence Technology 2006 Exhibition in February with good responses,"...
  • Man Allegedly Shot by Rapper Proof Dies

    04/18/2006 8:39:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 261+ views
    MyWay.com news/AP ^ | 04/18/06 | MyWay.com news/AP
    DETROIT (AP) - A man who police say was shot by rapper Proof, just before Proof himself was killed, died of his wounds early Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Keith Bender had been in critical condition since being shot in the head a week ago at the CCC, a nightclub on Eight Mile Road, the boundary between Detroit and the northern suburbs. Bender, 35, died early Tuesday, said Wende Berry, a spokeswoman for St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Police have said witnesses told them that Proof, a hip-hop artist and friend of Eminem, shot Bender during a dispute at...
  • Proof, of Rap Group D12, Shot to Death

    04/11/2006 1:42:37 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 1,697+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 4 11 06 | TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT - Proof, a member of rap group D12 and a close friend of Eminem, was shot to death early Tuesday at a nightclub along Eight Mile, the road made famous by the 2002 film that starred Eminem and in which Proof had a bit part. The death of Proof _ real name Deshaun Holton _ was confirmed by Dennis Dennehy, the publicist for D12's label, Interscope Records, as well as by Detroit police spokesman James Tate. "Memorial service arrangements are still being made, and his friends and family would appreciate privacy during this difficult time," Dennehy said in a...