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Science / Big data and climate change
« Last post by shnozzola on August 18, 2016, 06:42:14 PM »
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How confident does he feel about those kinds of predictions? "That's a great question. There's ways that you can build confidence in these things," he says. These simulations are able to basically re-create the Earth's climate as we see it today. "What you see are patterns in the models that reflect what you see in the real world. We know we must be getting something fundamentally correct in order for that to happen."

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/30/457794505/big-data-predicts-centuries-of-harm-if-climate-warming-goes-unchecked

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There's also a moral duty to future generations that will live amid the climate devastation being created now.

"Here's a provocative thought: Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them," Rieder says.

http://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change   
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why did we stop inventing gods?
« Last post by jdawg70 on August 18, 2016, 05:03:38 PM »
Why stop inventing gods now? Because if we lived in a god-free world, and someone proposed a god tomorrow, no one would fall for it. We're moving on.

Yes. But more towards creating Divine Councils without calling them divine.

Like the U.N. council, the E. U. council, the G 20 council etc..

But we aren't treating them as divine.  Or having any kind of association with divinity.  You might as well say we creating Divine Councils like milk or pancakes or galaxies or short stories.  Just randomly assigning shit as associated with the arrangement of letters d-i-v-i-n-e or some other nonsense.

Really, DL, you seem very vested in wanting to believe that other people just have to look at something as god-like.  Why is that?

The UN council isn't considered infallible.  The EU council isn't claimed to be gestated at the beginning of creation.  The G20 council isn't claimed to provide eternal salvation.  There seems to be no connection whatsoever with these organizations and your claims of people wanting to replace divine entities traditionally worshiped.  Like, none at all.

You really, really have a habit of just associating words with concepts arbitrarily to fit some kind of agenda you seem to have.  Why is that, DL?
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He's not coming back to this discussion.  That's one of his trademarks.  We prove him wrong he stops posting then pops up when he feels like it. 

He has no Holy Spirit I have no reason to consider anything he says as knowledge about a Christian God.

Seth Andrews had a guest on the other day (David McAfee, author of The Book of Gods) who mentioned how common this is with theists. He called it the grenade approach.  They throw out a couple of arguments in favor of their God and then run away without hearing the rebuttal.  It's very common online; much tougher to do face-to-face but still doable if you just quickly change the subject, which we see in a lot of debates.  They know they can't punch toe to toe with the facts, so they just do a quick sucker punch and run.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Killing in the name of Charlotte's Web?
« Last post by junebug72 on August 18, 2016, 05:14:39 AM »
He's not coming back to this discussion.  That's one of his trademarks.  We prove him wrong he stops posting then pops up when he feels like it. 

He has no Holy Spirit I have no reason to consider anything he says as knowledge about a Christian God.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why did we stop inventing gods?
« Last post by eh! on August 18, 2016, 03:33:57 AM »
The best guise to invade another country is hats the same colour as the vegetation.

you can sneak right up n shoot em.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why did we stop inventing gods?
« Last post by Eddie Schultz on August 17, 2016, 11:15:13 PM »
But, that is the opposite of biblical teaching. So, they would not be Christians.

If you actually read the bile cover to cover, the old and the new, and questioned it, you'd still be an atheist. If you ever were one??
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Science / Re: China Launches Quantum Study
« Last post by Mr. Blackwell on August 17, 2016, 11:12:23 PM »
That's just fucking cool.

I wonder if we will ever know what they discover?
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Science / Re: Ehang 184
« Last post by Azdgari on August 17, 2016, 10:39:30 PM »
Imagine Chinese ground traffic, only transported into the air via these things.
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Chatter / Trains in the U.S.
« Last post by shnozzola on August 17, 2016, 07:33:19 PM »
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Science / China Launches Quantum Study
« Last post by shnozzola on August 17, 2016, 07:22:27 PM »


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China has launched the world's first quantum science satellite designed to test the possibilities of quantum communications and verify the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics.
The Quantum Science Satellite lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre at 01:40 Beijing time on Tuesday (17:40 UTC Monday), with a Long March 2D rocket sending the 620kg probe into a sun-synchronous orbit 600 km above the Earth.
Once operational, the satellite will attempt an unprecedented experiment to see if the spooky property of quantum entanglement can operate at long distance by sending entangled photons from the satellite to two ground stations separated by around 1,200 kilometres.

http://gbtimes.com/china/china-launches-worlds-first-quantum-science-satellite-jiuquan
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