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  • God sets down laws via nature.

    07/04/2020 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies ^ | 4th July 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The creator of the world has laid down His laws for us in how the world works best. We have an immune system which works best when exposed to the germs that threaten us. We have minds that need to see the world to understand it. The price of the gift of Life is dying to make way for those that follow.

    06/25/2020 6:04:22 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 74 replies
    JAG 5000
    Is There Actually Any Such Thing As An Atheist? No! This particular Opening Post is addressed primarily to Christians. Of course Atheists are welcome to comment. I am well aware that a significant number of people claim to be atheists. There are many people posting on Forums in Social Media on the Internet claiming to be atheists. But that does not mean they actually ARE atheists. My view is that ALL men, in their secret hearts and minds, KNOW there is a God. Humans can, and do, deceive themselves into believing that which is not really true. So? So we...
  • VIDEO: Angry Crow Tries to Dig Up Turtle Eggs

    06/13/2020 7:53:57 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO I have seen this scene many times in my backyard. A turtle digs up dirt made soft by a recent rain, lays its eggs, followed by the inevitable crow digging up some of the eggs to eat. However, yesterday an interesting twist. The turtle probably only seemed to lay eggs, perhaps knowing of their fate due to the crow standing nearby. This was followed by the crow furiously trying but failing to dig up the eggs. Watching this crow you can tell it was incredibly frustrated by its failure to find any turtle eggs in the ground.
  • New findings suggest laws of nature 'downright weird,' not as constant as previously thought

    04/29/2020 2:39:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 69 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 4/27/20 | Lachlan Gilbert
    New findings suggest laws of nature 'downright weird,' not as constant as previously thought by Lachlan Gilbert, University of New South Wales Scientists examining the light from one of the furthermost quasars in the universe were astonished to find fluctuations in the electromagnetic force. Credit: Shutterstock Not only does a universal constant seem annoyingly inconstant at the outer fringes of the cosmos, it occurs in only one direction, which is downright weird. Those looking forward to a day when science's Grand Unifying Theory of Everything could be worn on a t-shirt may have to wait a little longer as astrophysicists...
  • On Earth Day, pope says nature will not forgive our trespasses

    04/22/2020 4:50:54 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 63 replies
    Thomsen-Reuters ^ | 4/22/2020 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, April 22 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be met with a global response. Francis praised the environmental movement, saying it was necessary for young people to "take to the streets to teach us what is obvious, that is, that there will be no future for us if we destroy the environment that sustains us". The pope, who wrote a major encyclical in 2015 on the defence of nature and the...
  • Tiny Dancer: Scientists spy on booty-shaking bees to help conservation

    02/15/2020 11:37:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | February 13, 2020 | Paul J. Richards
    We've long known honey bees shake their behinds to communicate the location of high-value flower patches to one another, a form of signaling that scientists refer to as "waggle dances." A group of US biologists have now decoded the meaning of over 1,500 of these jigs, providing conservation groups trying to boost the imperiled species' population with new insights into their dietary preferences. "The thing I think is the most interesting about bees is their communication," Morgan Carr-Markell, a PhD student at the University of Minnesota and the lead author of a new study published in the journal PLOS One,...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, January 10, 2020 [prayer]

    01/10/2020 2:37:28 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Jan 10, 2020 | FR Intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation.
  • The Secrets of Jewish Genius: It’s not about having higher I.Q.s.

    12/28/2019 7:56:45 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 162 replies
    NYT ^ | 12 27 2019 | Bret Stephens
    SNIP Sarah Bernhardt and Franz Kafka; Albert Einstein and Rosalind Franklin; Benjamin Disraeli and (sigh) Karl Marx — how is it that a people who never amounted even to one-third of 1 percent of the world’s population contributed so seminally to so many of its most pathbreaking ideas and innovations? The common answer is that Jews are, or tend to be, smart. When it comes to Ashkenazi Jews, it’s true. “Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average I.Q. of any ethnic group for which there are reliable data,” noted one 2005 paper. “During the 20th century, they made up about 3...
  • Global Warming “science” discovered to be founded on gross calculation error 1000s of reports false

    11/20/2018 5:24:46 AM PST · by deandg99 · 20 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/20/2018 | Mike Adams
    When the NY Times, Washington Post, CNN and other fact-challenged news outlets reported a few months ago that the oceans were warming at a catastrophic rate due to climate change, they all missed a glaring math error in the original science paper. The paper, co-authored by Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, was published in the science journal Nature. It erroneously claimed that ocean temperatures were skyrocketing at a rate that was 60 percent higher than the IPCC’s known rate of ocean temperature trends. But the paper suffered from a glaring mathematical error that has since been exposed....
  • 'We Really Muffed The Error Margins': Global Warming Report Rendered Worthless After Scientists...

    11/14/2018 2:52:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 14, 2018 3:05 PM | Matt Vespa
    FULL TITLE: 'We Really Muffed The Error Margins': Global Warming Report Rendered Worthless After Scientists Point Out Flaw In Ocean-Warming Survey A major climate change report has been corrected, as two scientists found a glaring error in an ocean-warming report. The original report was alarming; oceans are warming at a rate 60 percent higher than what was first reported by a United Nations panel. The world is ending, folks. It’s The Day After Tomorrow, except that it’s not. The oceans aren’t warning at that rate. In fact, the range is so great that experts can no longer stand by their...

    10/02/2019 4:12:15 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    A major scientific paper, which claimed to have found rapid warming in the oceans as a result of manmade global warming, has been withdrawn after an amateur climate scientist found major errors in its statistical methodology. The paper, from a team led by Laure Resplandy of Princeton University, had received widespread uncritical publicity in the mainstream media when it was published because of its apparently alarming implications for the planet. However, within days of its publication in October 2018, independent scientist Nic Lewis found several serious flaws.
  • Oops! Nature magazine yanks global-warming study for 'systematic errors'(DOH!)

    09/30/2019 7:43:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/29/2019 | staff
    "We realized that our reported uncertainties were underestimated owing to our treatment of certain systematic errors as random errors," the magazine said of the Princeton-authored piece. Scientist Nic Lewis, who pointed out the errors shortly after the study was published, said it was "just the latest example of climate scientists letting themselves down by using incorrect statistics." "The climate field needs to get professional statisticians involved up front if it is going to avoid this kind of embarrassment in future," he said.
  • Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC: ‘Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground,’ ‘Stop War on Nature’

    08/30/2019 6:29:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2019 | Penny Starr
    Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede and face of the youth climate change movement, arrived in New York City on Wednesday after setting sail two weeks on a solar-powered racing yacht from England. A substantial crowd greeted her after she was escorted into New York harbor by 17 sailboats — one for each of the U.N.’s “sustainable development” goals.
  • Woman dies while trying to reach ‘Into the Wild’ bus in Alaska

    07/27/2019 5:59:37 AM PDT · by libstripper · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2019 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A Belarusian woman who was trying to hike to an abandoned bus at the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska made famous in the book and movie “Into the Wild” died after being swept away in a river, state troopers said on Friday. Veramika Maikamava, 24, was pulled underwater when she tried to cross the Teklanika River with her husband Piotr Markielau, also 24, in their journey to the site where hiker Christopher McCandless perished in 1992, the troopers said.
  • Heart-stopping moment mama bear lunges at a tourist who gets too close while 'trying to pet [tr]

    07/16/2019 6:04:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2019 | Maxine Shen
    A man was caught on camera getting dangerously close to a mama bear and her cubs while apparently attempting to pet them at a Tennessee national park. Paige Marple was at Cades Cove in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park on July 13 at about 3pm when she captured the moment when a man got far too close to a black bear and nearly got attacked as a result. In the video, which Marple shared on Facebook, a man wearing a grey shirt can be seen holding out his hand while walking towards a trio of cubs that are following...
  • Trail Runner Attacked and Gored by Bison in Utah State Park

    06/08/2019 8:26:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Runner's World ^ | June 06, 2019 | Emily Shiffer
    Kyler Bourgeous, 30, spent the first Saturday of June like many before—out on the trails, running the peaks and slopes, and enjoying the day with his parents, who came to visit and see the wildflowers in bloom this time of year. He took his parents to the Frary Peak trail on Antelope Island State Park in Utah, a trail he runs at least once a week. An avid trail runner, Bourgeous laces up 3 to 5 times a week, totaling about 50 miles. Usually, Bourgeous will get in his own workout before hooking up with his parents, going for a...
  • Leaping Lizards

    05/30/2019 3:16:21 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email & Wisegeek ^ | 5/30/2019 | unknown
    If you have raised kids (or been one), and gone through the pet syndrome, including toilet flush burials for dead goldfish, the story below will have you laughing out LOUD! Overview: I had to take my son’s lizard to the vet Here’s what happened: Just after dinner one night, my son came up to tell me there was “something wrong” with one of the two lizards he holds prisoner in his room. “He’s just lying there looking sick,” he told me. “I’m serious, Dad . Can you help?” I put my best lizard-healer expression on my face and followed him...
  • Spring Migration Birdy Thread (In honor of Swampsniper)

    05/20/2019 6:40:41 PM PDT · by Chipper · 65 replies
    Various | 5/20/2019 | Freepers
    I hope everyone has been able to enjoy Spring migration, when it finally decided to become somewhat Spring-like. Lifer Golden-Winged Warbler American Redstart - male Bay-breasted Warbler Trumpeter Swan Blackburnian Warbler - male Eastern Screech-Owl - red-morph A week later Eastern Screech-Owl - grey morph in same cavity. Someone else photographed both in the hole together shortly after.
  • Monday Memo

    05/20/2019 2:48:24 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email from a dear friend | 5/20/2019 | unknown
    On the first day, God created the dog and said: "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?" And God said that it was good. On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span." The monkey...
  • VIDEO: Turtle Lays Eggs that Crow Tries to Dig Up

    05/10/2019 5:00:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO I wasn't sure at first what this turtle was doing. Had I known she was laying eggs I wouldn't have opened the patio door which made her run. Notice the crow hovering around the turtle. Later the crow tried to dig up the eggs. This video has convinced me that I need a telephoto camera for recording my nature videos. The camera would also need web connectivity, specifically with YouTube as well as to be water resistant for use in thunderstorms. Please let me know your camera suggestions in the comments.