Dec 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm
Hitler’s beliefs were inconsistent, opportunistic and New Agey.
They were certainly opportunist.
Dawkins is basing his case on partial evidence from Hitler’s public speeches which were opportunistic.
As with the close association of the fascist regimes with Catholicism of Franco in Spain and Mus…[Read more]
Dec 10, 2016 at 8:41 am
You Yankees should stop railing against Trump. The constant moaning and wailing sound like Elia in the Old Testament. He won. Get over it. He is your new president and you should respect his office.
I’m not an American, but if it turns out that Trump is the “best US president” Putin could buy, the…[Read more]
Arkrid Sandwich #72
Dec 10, 2016 at 7:10 am
It’s what propagandists have done for years!
When they have no credibility with the experts, bulk-feed garbage to the gullible ignoramuses through available media, ask them their media fed opinions, and then quote their responses as a consensus view to impress the masses, pig-ignorant…[Read more]
Dec 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm
During the expansion of the housing bubble, mortgages themselves became a kind of derivative purchased by loans impossible to pay back on the “sure bet” that the real estate asset would quickly rise in value facilitating refinancing or ‘flipping the house” =selling at a profit, paying off the origina…
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet 2 days ago
Dec 9, 2016 at 2:41 am
Stephen Hawking “suggests” the primary purpose of his warning reported in the Guardian article:
You are conflating the purpose of the warning, with the purpose of the enterprises. That is why you make ridiculous statements about $trillions of taxpayers money to fund an evacuated population, whe…[Read more]
Dec 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Sorry guys, I’m back. I must have been refreshed by a good night’s sleep. Alan4 seems convinced that I know nothing of habitable space stations enlarged by cutting-edge plug-in modules, robotic rovers or even satellites.
I merely corrected the errors in your comments, and pointed out the lack of…[Read more]
Dec 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm
I’m currently doing an MA in Political Science, and although I have not technically quit the program, I as well as the vast majority of my colleagues will quite likely refrain from continuing on with a PhD, chiefly because such a path is just economically unsound.
I think students of any subject at a…[Read more]
Dec 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm
I keep reading about the TRUTH of evolution,
The fact that evolution is happening now throughout the world is the science of ecology, which has abundant evidence from genetics, palnt and animal breeding and from studies of micro-organisms. There are also fossilis of past life gradually changing and…[Read more]
Dec 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm
In addition, it seems that the same people who refute the Biblical records of this fictional character are willing to use the Bible in an effort to prove their points.
There are no contemporary eye-witness records of this fictional character – that is the point!
The canonical gospels were put together…[Read more]
Dec 8, 2016 at 8:39 am
I can’t see how Mars would be an option, no air no water no EM field no seasons.
Mars does have an atmosphere, and compression pumps are not high technology. Plants grow food and are quite good at removing CO2 and converting it to oxygen.
It also has water in the form of ice – which can easily b…[Read more]
Stephen of Wimbledon #12
Dec 8, 2016 at 8:17 am
… the evaluation didn’t include figures whose influence is based more on their position than their thinking … [i.e.] all active politicians [most] managers and entrepreneurs
That’s a very subjective rule. Not to mention that politicians, by definition, are leaders.
. . . . and yet the…[Read more]
Dec 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm
That would be the “damp squib” who had a seal team snuff out Bin Laden after Bush decided it wasn’t worth the trouble.
Not only that, but, he sent a small specialist team to do the job in the right country (Pakistan), rather than sending rampaging armies (at a cost $4 trillion +) to start long…[Read more]
Dec 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm
Alan4 #92: Robots can carry out production and construction projects on planets, moons, asteroids, or comets, while being directed and controlled from a nearby space station or large ship.
Current challenges – technical, logistical and economic – have left these ambitions mostly immobilized in the…
Alan4discussion commented on the post, How Trump Could Wage a War on Scientific Expertise 3 days, 18 hours ago
Dec 7, 2016 at 11:40 am
Do not use more than ten words in a sentence.
Minimize all multi syllable words, both in numbers of such words as well as their size..
All statements must be simple to understand, nothing complex.
Teresa May is using a similar strategy, for the benefit of the ‘kippers and brexiteer…[Read more]
phil rimmer #5
Dec 7, 2016 at 7:35 am
Richard has catalysed the most profound changes and I think the steadiness of his course tackling the most contentious of issues with great clarity and honesty may have caused a little turbulence at times but should have earned him a slot above the Dalai Lama and any number of Popes aggregated. -…
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet 4 days ago
Dec 7, 2016 at 4:28 am
He merely took some rhetorical license in a lecture
I realise that you use a lot of mere rhetoric, but scientists consciously make an effort to avoid it, so asserting that that is the basis for their future projections is almost always wrong!
when he said: “Although the chance of a disaster to p…[Read more]
Dec 7, 2016 at 1:40 am
I think you have been getting your information from Faux News or something similar!
The Burka was quite acceptable to Merkel – until Trump won the election,
Don’t you think that a massive influx or Islamic refugees from war-torn less civilised parts of Eurasia and Africa, and ISIS terrorism in E…[Read more]
Dec 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm
By way of clarification, I did not equate the qualified statement Mars is hostile to virtually all life to mean there is no life to be found on Mars pending further research.
There are several issues which need to be considered separately. –
Does Mars have life at the present time?
Are there…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, How Cassini Will Begin Its Date With Death on Saturn 4 days, 12 hours ago
Now that the Cassini probe is reaching the end of its life, – as its attitude control jets run out of fuel, they are seeking new data while it is still operational, by embarking on the risky moves of flying through the rings, where impacts could destroy the probe.
@OP link – Science will never be the same.
Despite great discoveries from this…[Read more]
Global Thought Leaders: Religion Reigns Supreme
There seems to be a rather narrow definition of “THOUGHT” here!
For most of these characters it is limited to definition 3c.
3c. something (as an opinion or belief) in the mind
@OP link – Christianity is in a position to shape intellectual and media discourses on a global scale. Global – e…
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