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November 17th 2005, 01:37 PM
I think Irving is an ass, but that this law is an even bigger ass. The antidote to ignorance is not shutting it up by force, it's throwing some light on it.
November 17th 2005, 09:44 AM
Very low I'd assume, assuming you mean 200 individual parts coming together in randomly to form a pre-conceived configuration.
And this is relevant to evolution how exactly?
Do you think you...
November 15th 2005, 10:00 AM
Luckily you have no bias. :smile:
Anyway, of course there's never been shown any conflict with the evidence. Such conflict cannot exist by definition.
How could Newton reject a theory that...
November 14th 2005, 12:02 PM
In May of 1659, Christmas, seen as a largely pagan ritual by the Puritans, was banned in Boston -
For preventing disorders, arising in several places within this jurisdiction by reason of some...
November 12th 2005, 10:39 PM
I think the box weighing problem is answerable, although it'll take a little thought.
Because that volcano is Olympus Mons and is located on Mars.
It walked in a circle all day. The...
November 12th 2005, 10:36 AM
It's nearly inconceivable that a supposed scholar could behave in such a petulent way. Rather than simply admitting that his speculations were off the mark, he continues to pile evasion upon...
November 12th 2005, 10:17 AM
Actually, it would have been fine with them. Do you really want me to post still more cases where the ACLU has defended a students religious rights in school?
The answer is right there in your own...
November 10th 2005, 04:16 PM
Testing does not have to mean designing an experiment and watching how X changes when you tweak Y. Geologists can study mountain formation without ever once making a mountain themselves. That said,...
November 10th 2005, 03:21 PM
Absolutely....but the ideas must be testable. If your idea can't be tested, it's useless to science.
ID is not testable.
If you disagree, then please do show us the tests.
Whats the rodent that could chuck as much wood as it could, if that is, it could chuck wood in the first place?
Methinks you are on the correct path to the solution, Grasshopper. :smile:
Sounded good to me too.
You need not. As the Fonz would say, 'Correct-amundo!'
Remember, the unknown coin may be lighter or heavier than a penny. In your solution, you will be discarding the box containing the unknown coin with your first weighing if it is lighter than a penny....
November 9th 2005, 03:58 PM
It's not a competing scientific theory.
A couple more ....
(1) You have a room with no windows and empty except for 3 bare lightbulbs. Outside the room there are 3 light switches, one attached to each of the bulbs. Given that you are...
Um-hmm. The key is to use the info you get from your earlier questions to formulate and direct your later questions.
Of course! :thumb:
November 9th 2005, 01:50 PM
There's also a non-slang version, as in the poop deck of a ship.
Only 3 questions and one person per answer per question. So if you ask all 3 the same question at once, thats 3 questions, not one. You can ask the same person all 3 questions if you want to do it...
November 9th 2005, 10:45 AM
ARRRRRRRRRRR....I rue the day I read this thread. :smile:
I was thinking that if something ate its poop, as rabbits sometimes do for example, then it could re-poop that.
Thanks for trying Teal. :smile:
And thanks to themuzicman for his input as well.
As you mention, this will allow you to maybe identify one of the persons, but then you still have to determine the identities of the other two.
If you're lucky this technique might work. For...
I think you got it!
My head is hurting just looking at your solution, but I believe it is correct. Of course there is not just one solution, but many, depending on your choice of questions. But...
November 9th 2005, 09:44 AM
Playboy has articles?? :smile:
Anyway, strange topic for a philosophy class. It's my understanding that this was likely an accidental death. According to her biographer Donald Spoto, her doctor...
Nope, must be answerable by a simple 'yes' or 'no'. No 'maybe' allowed, although I'm not so sure that would help in any case. :smile:
You're in a room with 3 other T-Web posters, all of whom know each other but whom you don't know - RandomRandy, TruthfulTroy, and LiarLarry. All you know about them is that TruthfulTroy always tells...
What is the total solo album sales for Jackson siblings not named Michael or Janet.
Next Answer: Mississippi.
November 4th 2005, 02:33 PM
That's very sad.
Best wishes go out to his friends and family. Hopefully one day soon we will find a cure for this terrible disease.
November 3rd 2005, 10:48 AM
I like the bit about the Discovery Institute lawyers pestering his aide about procedures for filing submissions (see page 110) and still not getting it right.
"We're not running a law school...
November 2nd 2005, 11:15 PM
Interestingly, William Dembski has, within just the last hour or so, participated in a debate in Boston. The topic: "Should public schools teach Intelligent Design along with Evolution?”. Dembski...
November 2nd 2005, 06:43 PM
Keeping an open mind doesn't mean accepting everything at face value. For ID to be accepted, it's proponants would have to have first an actual theory, and then they'd have to test that theory. 'I...
November 1st 2005, 04:35 PM
It's the circle of life. :smile:
Anyway, for those interested, you can read some of Judge Alito's decisions regarding religious issues here.
November 1st 2005, 01:44 PM
Franklin wrote this himself somewhat mockingly when he was a young man of 22. His final epitaph was the simple "Benjamin and Deborah Franklin: 1790".
You might want to check out The Evolutionary Origin of Complex Features, where they show how just such features can be 'evolved' using this program.
October 27th 2005, 02:09 PM
Of course. If this wasn't true, I'd like to meet the bozo who would pay ten million for my empty Coke bottle.
Absolutely. The price has fallen, but not by so much that increased usage will...
October 27th 2005, 10:01 AM
Precisely as predicted, if a little faster than expected.
Next will come the naming of a solidly conservative, intellectually deep and actually qualified candidate. Maybe one of the Ediths for the...
Just this very year two Aussie scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work showing ulcers are caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori rather than a stressful lifestyle as...
October 26th 2005, 03:19 PM
They didn't play this game with the Roberts nomination. There he put forth a candidate who pretty much everyone agreed had the experience and capabilities to do the job. In this case Bush picked...
October 26th 2005, 01:27 PM
I don't think we need to be terribly concerned with the Miers nomination. I suspect that within a week or two she will quietly withdraw her name and Bush will nominate some other conservative with...
October 25th 2005, 09:28 AM
No, there is not. :huh:
October 24th 2005, 02:57 PM
Do you know, or do you only think you know....so far all we have your claim that you know. LakeGeorgeMan has given us the same evidence. Why is your claim any better than his?
October 24th 2005, 02:46 PM
Why should I be the one to explain? You're the one claiming that you know. How can we be sure it was God and not something else that placed it there? Because you say so?
October 24th 2005, 02:31 PM
Let's try it this way....how do you know that the knowledge in your consiousness was placed there by God, and didn't get there by some other means?
October 20th 2005, 08:21 PM
That settles that question.....it's a red squirrel. :lol:
Seriously though, doesn't it just depend on your definition of "around"?
1. On all sides of.
2. In such a position as to encircle or...
October 20th 2005, 08:13 PM
It certainly appears at this point that the forces of pro intelligent design (soon to change to 'sudden appearance'?) "theory" are getting a serious kiester kicking. However, we must keep in mind...
October 20th 2005, 11:07 AM
The transcripts on cross should make for very interesting reading.
Apparently, Behe had suggested that it wasn't really all that important that he didn't publish anything about his notions on...
October 19th 2005, 03:58 PM
I'll try to be more clear what I mean.
When I use the word "objective", I do not mean that the characteristics themselves are independent of the theory. They must be dependent on the theory if...
October 19th 2005, 03:01 PM
The transcripts generally take a few days before they get posted. The latest ones posted are from tesimony given last Thursday.
You can read them in HTML format here. Or if you prefer the PDF...
October 19th 2005, 01:20 PM
The point being (and I do have one :smile:) that a nested hierarchy (actually a doublet nested hierarchy) is a necessary consequence of common descent. You can always artificially manufacture a...
October 19th 2005, 09:25 AM
Actually it would not be all that difficult to fabricate a nested hiearchy using non-biological objects. Take books for example. You could categorize them into two broad categories, fiction and...
October 18th 2005, 03:26 PM
The first ruling involving abortion and the new Chief Justice's court has been handed down. The ruling is as follows-
ORDER LIST (546 U.S.)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005
ORDER IN PENDING CASE ...