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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2015, 02:43:02 PM »
You're a physics buff, I expect that you said something about relative density resulting in a frigid core...

Nope. 'twas the distance to the sun, with the addition of Uranus's atmosphere (and Pluto's lack thereof).
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« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2015, 02:53:14 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.
Q: Why are quantum physicists bad lovers? A: Because when they find the position, they can't find the momentum, and when they have the momentum, they can't find the position.

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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2015, 03:10:58 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.

Please don't.
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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2015, 03:13:28 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.

Please don't.

It's a planet, Jag. Nothing wrong with that.
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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2015, 03:30:48 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.

There's plenty on the web[1]

Interesting facts include but are not limited to;

Uranus was officially discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781

Uranus turns on its axis once every 17 hours, 14 minutes:

Uranus makes one trip around the Sun every 84 Earth years

Uranus has two sets of rings of very thin set of dark coloured rings

Only one spacecraft has flown by Uranus (VOYAGER 2)
 1. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus&Display=OverviewLong

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« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2015, 03:41:42 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.

Please don't.

It's a planet, Jag. Nothing wrong with that.

I should have added a laughing smiley.  :laugh:

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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2015, 03:49:50 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.

Please don't.

It's a planet, Jag. Nothing wrong with that.

I should have added a laughing smiley.  :laugh:

Better late than never?

Tell us about Uranus  >:(

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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #65 on: August 21, 2015, 04:37:06 PM »
Sometimes Uranus has some cling ons.
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2015, 04:37:36 PM »
Tell us more about Uranus.

There's plenty on the web[1]

Interesting facts include but are not limited to;

Uranus was officially discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781 I think you would know about Uranus before Herschel found out about it

Uranus turns on its axis once every 17 hours, 14 minutes: I knew I was lazy but damn...

Uranus makes one trip around the Sun every 84 Earth years Really? I would have thought it was 1 Earth year.

Uranus has two sets of rings of very thin set of dark coloured rings Too graphic.

Only one spacecraft has flown by Uranus (VOYAGER 2) That's kind of weird. NSA???
 1. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus&Display=OverviewLong

Uh well, yeah, science.
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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2015, 04:48:19 PM »

Only one spacecraft has flown by Uranus (VOYAGER 2) That's kind of weird. NSA???

Uh well, yeah, science.

Nope, it was NASA. Apparently there is no security needed on Uranus.

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« Reply #68 on: August 21, 2015, 07:52:38 PM »

Only one spacecraft has flown by Uranus (VOYAGER 2) That's kind of weird. NSA???

Uh well, yeah, science.

Nope, it was NASA. Apparently there is no security needed on Uranus.

Well, there is but a lot wadding going on, and thus no order.

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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2015, 07:55:55 AM »
Thanks to those users who posted the last 2 welcomes!

After my familiarising myself with the forum to the degree I have, can certainly see myself sticking around for a while.  Looks to me a good place for learning alot from others and improving upon my debating abilities!    :D

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« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2015, 08:29:56 AM »
Decided to recently join after discovering the God Is Imaginary website and reading enough of it to reach a point that I'm concluding that for now it makes the most sense to change my previous Agnostic view to that of leaning strongly towards Athiesm.   While I can't say I've been finding this the most easy recently,  I'd rather know the truth about theist religions than continuing to hold onto false hope that any of it is real.

Welcome Emma (I love that name).  I'm wondering about the part above that I put in bold.  Are you finding the atheistic position difficult because of family, or do you live in an area (town/country/region) which is very religious, like the "bible belt"?
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« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2015, 08:44:17 AM »
Heya Star Stuff  ;)

Thanks for your kind message.  Nope, not finding the position difficult because of either reason.  Not going to go into much detail here, but will just say recently arriving at it has majorly contributed to the triggering of reactive depression symptoms which I'm not having the easiest time getting to grips wiith at the moment.  Not been the first time I've had this kind of problem, but it is the first time this has had anything to do with it.

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« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2015, 08:58:43 AM »
Interesting.  For what it's worth (and I may be off-target here), I suggest that the temporal nature of our existence gives our lives more value and richness, not less.  As Emily Dickinson said:  "That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet."  Appreciate your existence/consciousness, for the odds of you experiencing it have been enormously slim.
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« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2015, 09:09:06 AM »
Glad to know that you can hold that positive view of it.   8)

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« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2015, 09:58:32 AM »
Ooh, Emma, I'm wondering how long it's been since you have really started your faith transition. I myself went through such a grieving process. It was horrible, very much like depression. I was just SO sad and SO betrayed feeling and truly in mourning. I'm so glad I went through it, because I love where I am now, but god dang it, it was so hard. I don't know your details, but hang in there! I hope you find new hope and peace and joy and meaning in reality. *love*
Of course I dont know where you're coming from, but I found this article very comforting and interesting a couple years ago. It fit my story pretty well, and you may see yourself in here also. It's a breakdown of the 4 steps of deconversion. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/essays/into-the-clear-air/

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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2015, 06:38:09 AM »
Heya frogkids35

Many thanks for the kind/encouraging words and the link to that article.  Much appreciated, and will be sure to read that.   ;) Glad to know that you were able to get through the grieving process you did and come out the other side of it in a happier place.   On reaching the point I'm at this has only happened to me in recent weeks.    I guess in time I'll get used to it. 


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Re: Hi there everyone
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2015, 07:29:36 AM »
Welcome Emma286,

The forum is atheist heavy, but we do have some theists of various sects of Christianity. Enjoy the forums!

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« Reply #77 on: August 24, 2015, 08:06:08 AM »
Heya Jetson

Many thanks!  ;)  Thanks for the info.   That's fine, I've no issue at all with the forums being atheist heavy, and am sure I will.  Am happy to talk to atheists and theists alike!

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« Reply #78 on: August 24, 2015, 09:00:31 AM »
I think you'll find that many (if not most) of us here were once theists/Christians. That is true for me; born & raised in a fairly fundy home.  I woke up from those false beliefs many years ago.
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« Reply #79 on: August 24, 2015, 09:14:20 AM »
I'm sure that kind of thing happens a fair bit!  Can well believe it and good for you Star Stuff!