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by uwot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 278
Views: 6436

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

Your book of myths can provide no rational justification. You'd need to show what reasons and evidence you have for your position. To assert "there is no," or "can provide no" is an absolute word, and is a claim to knowledge. Mr Can, that isn't how evidence works. If some clot claims that Usain Bol...
by uwot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 278
Views: 6436

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

Can Immanuel Can answer Lacewing without Immanuel's usual slithering away somewhere else? He's not really slithering away; he simply has no interest in addressing issues that don't fit within his narrative. He has a story, and he's sticking to it. It is based on a few simple premises: god exists, h...
by uwot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gustav's farewell
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Gustav's farewell

But what's it got to do with Gustav? The topic of unchecked European invasion falls under the umbrella of Gustav’s bailiwick. Dunno if you've ever been to Paris, but like most cities in western Europe, there are areas you can wander and see very few 'Europeans'. There are much larger areas where yo...
by uwot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 58
Views: 1391

Re: A portrait of reality

Arising_uk wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:06 pm
That's better.

You going to do well with this I think uwot. Nice job.
Ta very much. I'm still not happy with the ending. It would be nice to do well out of it, but frankly explaining gravity, relativity, QM, dark energy and wotnot, is a piece of piss compared to typesetting.
by uwot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 278
Views: 6436

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

In fact, there is a 48% chance that any Atheist leader of any regime will murder at least 200,000 of his subjects. Look it up, if you doubt me. Mr Can, even by your impressive standards, this is spectacular bollocks. There is zero chance of finding these sort of figures from any credible source. Th...
by uwot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: a surprising situation?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: a surprising situation?

I'm trying to develop a reasonable criteria for determining meaningless or insignificant coincidence vs. possible or even probable connection or causation, when that connection or causation may not be verifiable by empirical means. Yes, I'm thinking of religious attribution, but not that subject al...
by uwot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: British Open
Replies: 34
Views: 204

Re: British Open

Walker wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:21 pm
When Spieth wins the only remaining major tournament that he has not won, he will be a golfing god.
To be honest, I thought a bit more was required of gods than being good at knocking balls into holes.
by uwot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 58
Views: 1391

Re: A portrait of reality

I've just tarted up the resolution, so it should be a bit easier to read: http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk (Well, a little bit.)
by uwot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: The end.

Skip wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:30 pm
I liked "star stuff" better. Just as meaningless, but sounded good when Carl Sagan rolled it off his tongue.
Well yeah, but then he was Carl Sagan. In fairness though, he was describing where atoms came from. I'm more yer 'What are they made of?' sort of bloke.
by uwot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 2
Views: 82

The end.

This is the conclusion of my book: "But if the universe is made of Big Bang stuff, then so are you. And from the moment you were born, every atom of your being has been churning out Big Bang stuff that will be part of the universe forever. Who knows what that might mean?" For some people, this will ...
by uwot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 58
Views: 1391

Re: A portrait of reality

Ok. So I was going to take break from this, but the ending really was a stinker. So, I've had a go at tarting it up, and hopefully, there is a sense of closure. Thanks again for the help.
Cheers
Will
http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk
by uwot
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public, Immutable, Decentralized, Open, Ledger
Replies: 91
Views: 558

Re: Public, Immutable, Decentralized, Open, Ledger

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:29 pm
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Can't remember how long ago 'The artist formerly known as Prince' became Prince again, but if it didn't work for a world class musician, I don't fancy your chances, Poor Bill.
by uwot
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How would you cheer up Harbal?
Replies: 63
Views: 660

Re:

Keep in mind what I posted...tease out the very obvious meaning... then hand me my petard. The thing with guns, spears, knifes and fists, is that, on a one to one level, you have to be prepared for the consequences of using them. On a grander scale, you have to be certain that the people you give t...
by uwot
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How would you cheer up Harbal?
Replies: 63
Views: 660

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:08 pm
If you think authority comes from any place other than a gun (or bomb, or spear, or knife, or fist) then you are toxically, lethally, naive.
That rather depends on the arena. What authority does your gun give you here?
by uwot
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How would you cheer up Harbal?
Replies: 63
Views: 660

Re: How would you cheer up Harbal?

I know. It's not a pretty sight, but I can't shift it now. (BEARS?!!! Where the f@£k did they come from? I'm going to look at one of your videos.)


Wait a minute! This isn't your usual stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEUqO7zT2xs Where's the sanddancers?