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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

DexterIsADog Re:Sick Society (111 comments)

Bloomberg is a hypocrite, not a hero. He's all for disarming the general populace since he has the money to live in a secure home and hire armed guards for personal protection. The rest of us don't have that luxury and must fend for ourselves.

If you "fend for yourself" with a gun, you're more likely to be murdered by it than to save the life of you or someone you love. Never mind the chance your young child will blow off his head, or that of a friend.

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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

Sorry, I'm not buying it: "...others that look like YOU HUMANS..."

Your cover is blown! Return to the mothership and await further instructions.

1 hour ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

By your example, we have NO good example of how people should behave. All humans are critically flawed, and therefore we should not act in any way other than how we want. Selfishness is the end result of your argumentative point. There is no perfection in the human condition. Period.

Yes, except... no. The GP did NOT say that. He pointed out a lot of horrible stories of human actions mandated by this fictional god character.

There are plenty of moral people who treat other people humanely, give their time and money, and who believe in no gods.

It's possible to get some reasonable rules of morality from a religion, but most of their books, like the Bible, are polluted with execrable stories of no moral value.

Sorry to give you a thoughtful rejoinder to your thoughtless post. I'm afraid I've wasted your time, because there's no chance you'll actually think about it.

4 hours ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

Science can't explain everything. In this particular case, the falling iPhones would not be explainable.

Sorry, I think you were standing up for science, but your lost your nerve at the last minute.

How in the world can you say the falling iPhones would not be explainable? In that situation, people who use science would observe, make hypotheses, and attempt to test them. They might find an explanation other than "god did it". Why do you give up so easily?

4 hours ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

So we see evidence of a seeming Miraculous event in the universe. One that seems to defy logic. And you use it as a time to get angry at people who believe in God.

You fundamentally misunderstand the article. If true, it PROVIDES a logical explanation for the spontaneous creation of the universe. Logic remains undefied. No miracle required.

Those pesky, goddam words! They actually mean what they mean! Inconvenient, I know.

4 hours ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

I'm not sure how good a Catholic you are. Part of the bliss of heaven is knowing that many people are suffering in hell.

If you think that's not right, read the history of your own church.

4 hours ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

I've always seen it as just a different way of addressing the same problem. How can you really know what exists outside the universe? It could be God, it could be a programmer...

Um, I understand why all the geeks on /. keep saying God or a *programmer*, but in nearly every instance in this world, the *programmer* is nothing but a couple of hands with a moderate amount of skill. If you're positing that we live in a simulation, then the being that really matters is the End User. Or perhaps the Executive Sponsor. They're the prime mover in the creation of the simulation. Not the code monkey.

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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

For example if someone produced an indestructible toast with the face of Jesus, or Mohammed, or Buddha, I and many other atheists would be lining up outside whichever church, mosque or temple we were lead to.

Really? You are so completely lacking in imagination and devoid of intellectual rigor that you would give up your beliefs when exposed to a single anomaly?

How in the world could you decide that an indestructible piece of toast with the face of Jesus on it meant that some god wanted you to go to church? Maybe He meant that you should *destroy* all churches. How would you know?

All that aside, I'd *love* to see what happened if an utterly indestructible piece of toast appeared with a face on it, and a note, "Hey humans, here's a picture of Mohammed. Love, Allah." I would need BAGS of popcorn to enjoy that show!

4 hours ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

DexterIsADog Re:If you make this a proof of God... (605 comments)

A simulation can employ stochastic, random, indeterminate processes...

Doesn't stochastic mean random? Also, the way you used it, I think indeterminate does as well.

Did you think it would be more convincing if you used three different words to mean the same thing?

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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

DexterIsADog Re:oh, sorry (74 comments)

Well you convinced me! You can't be wrong - you dipped into your emergency supply of o's to put *8* of them in one word.

I'm thinking Claritin overdose. Am I right?

yesterday
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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

DexterIsADog Re:oh, sorry (74 comments)

Oh lord, I attracted one of the premiere trolls on Slashdot. I take that as a sign that I'm not too far off the track.

I don't have the time to read your response, but don't let that stop you from posting more nonsense.

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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

DexterIsADog Re:oh, sorry (74 comments)

That would have been funny if the law hadn't eliminated that insurance company scam.

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

I love that you called the black President "my boy"? Do you even realize you're doing it? Is it completely unconscious?

But anyway, Afghanistan was an inherited war. I'd explain the dynamics involving Pakistan, our nightmare "ally", but even if you understood, you wouldn't converse, you'd use another slur and ignore the point.

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

Yep, there you go. Keep repeating the lie, never back down. You'd make a fine tea bagger.

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

You have convinced yourself using a completely false narrative.

There's no talking to you.

You are a fool. Take the last word, which I will not read.

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

This is exactly it. Nothing will ever satisfy people like you. If you could live stream video, then you'd say, "but I'm not really looking at it, I'm looking at a monitor. That's not making it available to me. I need to touch it."

Then if you could touch it, you'd say, "but it's not really available to me. It would really be available if I could take it with me for... tests. Yeah, that's the ticket, I need to test it."

This is a dishonest tactic, plain and simple. And you think we don't see through that?

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

I have no idea about his ancestry but he's one shitty, vacillating Chief Executive. It's like reliving the Carter years.

Yeah, I hate how he declined to invade and rebuild Libya. And Syria. Doesn't he know his job is to start wars that make the right wing rich while providing subjects to help improve prosthetics?

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

You might actually want to look up that McCain claim as you are wrong on it.

Of course if you did that, you might appear as if you know what you are talking about. But then your racism argument falls apart until you invent something else.

Here is a hint, McCain's eligability was challenged at the same time Obama's was by a hillary supporter.

The first hint was that you posted no citation backing up your claim - are you just repeating the talking points? Here's a citation, about two people who filed lawsuits - one's an idiot who says he "just wanted to get into the mix". The other, Hollander, is a REPUBLICAN, and says he did it to forestall suits challenging McCain's legitimacy after he won the election.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/...

"Hillary supporter" - that's rich. Even if either lawsuit were filed by someone who supported Hillary Clinton, private citizens can do whatever dumb shit they want. And McCain's case is a matter of law, not of fact, and the law is ambiguous, as you would know if you had looked at it. A case could be made that McCain was ineligible. Not so with Obama.

So, no serious challenge to McCain by Democrats, years and years of racist shit by the loony right. I have to say, you certainly earned your handle with that one. Got anything better to show than I posted?

Oh, one more thing: "In 2008, the Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent declaring John McCain to be a "natural born citizen" and thus eligible to run for President. Ironically, this bill was co-sponsored by both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton."

Could you look any "dummer"?

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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

DexterIsADog Re:So what? (339 comments)

I love to see how people who still think "there's something fishy there" have painted themselves into this corner you just repeated, and are arguing over the equivalent of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. He requested his own birth certificate. He posted it online. It was available to examine.

If you mean that Donald Trump wasn't allowed to fondle the certificate with his grubby mitts, then sure, that's true. But arguing this point is so blatantly trolling that anyone but a rabid freak should be embarrassed to repeat it.

yesterday

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