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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

m_number4 Our 'attention' is like a muscle (312 comments)

If our attention doesn't get regular exercise it withers and becomes weak. You actually have to practice and exercise the attention for it to become strong, it doesn't happen on it's own and it won't happen if you continue to do the opposite of what is require to be attentive, that is, always in a state of distraction. Practicing being attentive does take effort, unlike many of the other activities that present themselves in life as we know it today. I personally find that reading a book that was written at least 100 years ago helps train the attention, any artistic type hobby like painting or sculpting or etc etc. It really is a case of use it or lose it.

about two weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

okay so you are playing word games. Is it worth out time. Really? You said there was a vacuum, that IS something, and you said that. If you have nothing then where did the universe and all the miraculous material come from? instead of lying to youself and playing word games try to actually think it through first.

about a month ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

A vacuum needs a container otherwise there wouldn't be anything to hold the vacuum. Where did the container come from? One of the things that athiests get hung up on is their vision of God as an old man with a beard sitting on a throne looking down and directing us. That imagine misleads people who have no deep knowledge of God, the image describes Gods essential attributes but it's obviously not a perfect way to see Him as all analogy fails at some point. God is of pure Spirit, Spirit is not physical and doesn't come under any of the same laws of physical matter so you can't judge and understand Him by the same laws of the physical universe although His image can be seen within the physical universe as somewhat analogous to His true Being and Character. If you are a true person of science you'll keep the door open for God because within his famework science can explain and help us get a better understanding of Him and help us live better lives (and worse depending), you have to see begin to see everything within the context of a God centered world.

about a month ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

The evidence is all around us, it's just that our minds and hearts have been corrupted which prevents us from actually seeing the miracle of what we are seeing. No matter what scientific (man centered) argument you or anyone can conjour up it all boils down to one fact that both you and I should be able to agree on: all the matter you see in the physical universe came from somewhere. Now you can believe that is magically appeared from nothing, or you can have faith in God who is our real Father and creator of all things. It doesn't take much to see that a grand designer must have been involved in the creation of all this miraculous work. The other option is that something came from nothing and started designing everything you see including humans, which are a monumental miracle (it's just you don't see it). So even from a probability stand point the creator argument is going to win out. but what is really required is faith.

about a month ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

For me personally it hasn't always been 'for God' as you put it. All I ask is that you try to have a little objectivity when discussing these topics, you can see the state of open and objective conversation by looking at the my rating for this topic (troll). Belief in God is still very high in the US, many scientists do actually believe in God because they ultimately realise that there is no other realistic possibility. For instance have you ever, or can you concieve of inanimate material creating completely new material from nothing. The idea of that is just so comical that the idea of an Omnipresent God becomes far more reasonable. Its actually an evolutionary process in thinking for someone to go from a materialistic world to a God centered world.

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

Nothing obliges the universe to be efficient.

As soon as we move away from the single God/always existed model we end up with a group and chaos. The universe is an orderly universe. Faith is needed. Faith in an Indivisible, All Knowing and Eternal God. Do you honestly believe that you can fully understand the Mind of God? why He created the universe. Why He allows innocent children to die, in at times terrible circumstances. The alternative is (and there is no getting around this) that everything just magically appeared out of nothing all by itself. Hmmm, does that really make any sense to you at all?

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

It would be infinitely more efficient with a single God. Seventeen would put us back to square one, who created the first of the seventeen? A single God, has always, and will always exist. There is no other solution or explanation.

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

So how does the material for a quantum fluctuation come about? The first pieces of physical material must have come from somewhere, or should we just say it magically appeared?

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

God has ALWAYS existed and always will exist - in spirit. He existed before the physical universe, and Willed the physical universe into existence. Not totally unlike you can will yourself to write a novel or write a computer program etc.

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Re:Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

Why are you fixed on some dead inanimate object, formula or idea as the creater of this miraculous universe? Surely it's easier to believe that an infinitely powerful, infinitely knowing being was the creator. At least in that case you could imagine a reason for His Creations. It's not as easy to imagine why some 'quantium fluctuation' decided to fluctuate and build this miraculous universe, along with all its levels of self creating worlds and organisms.

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

m_number4 Logically only God could have created.. (429 comments)

something from nothing, or at least the physical from the non-physical. Lets all just admit that there is a single Holy God, who created the physical universe as we know it. He has always, and will always exist in spirit (non physical). For reasons unknowable to us He decided to create the physical universe - logically there is no other possibility.

about a month and a half ago
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Canadian Supreme Court Delivers Huge Win For Internet Privacy

m_number4 Rare privacy win, for Canadian citizen's (112 comments)

If nothing else it will make weed out the strong cases from the fishing expeditions. All citizens deserve privacy in the absence of any evidence of wrong doing. To know that we now have that gives one hope that the system is working to a degree.

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Ray Kurzweil About the Future of Mankind and Technology

m_number4 At what point will the human be comfortable... (244 comments)

At what future point will the human be comfortable allowing the machine to run the world. How long until we get there? - I'm talking about decisions and tasks that take place in factories and run all the way up to a head of state.

about 2 years ago
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Seattle Police Want More Drones, Even While Two Sit Unused

m_number4 The elites using our money to keep us in check.. (144 comments)

This is just another example of the elites (politicians and certain wealthy individuals) using our tax dollars to ensure we don't take back our country. This is in the same category as the stop and frisk law in New York. Both designed to keep us a little agitated, nervous and good little sheep. And this is happening right under our noses with most folks consenting to these types of actions by these morally corrupt elites.

more than 2 years ago
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UK Government To Demand Data On Every Call, Email, and Tweet

m_number4 Governments working in unison (199 comments)

I've noticed that various western governents (australia, UK, Canada,) seem to working almost in unison with these orwellian type laws. There have been 3 or 4 major laws or decisions raised by each countries government in succession over the last year or two, I'd read about it in the Canadian papers then not a week later find out both Australia and the UK are trying to pull the same nonsense.

about 2 years ago
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Climategate and the Need For Greater Scientific Openness

m_number4 Its always about $$$ and the false idea that... (701 comments)

Its always about $$$ and the false idea that money will solve the problem. Lets just tax everyone to death and we can solve global climate change. This turns me sceptical to the point that I want nothing else to do with climate change. You have the Al Gores of the world setting themselves up to cash in on the climate change movement together with many of the large corporations, all frothing at the bit to cash in on climate change. While this remains the focus of climate change I'm not having anything to do with it. I'd really appreciate it if some of these top scientist can focus on demonstrating to the general public in a way that is understandable by the general public how they have proven that the climate change is the result of MANS interference with nature and not some cyclical climatic movement that has been going on for millions of years. Is this so hard for them to do, to clearly just give us the proof in a way we can understand and accept.

more than 4 years ago
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Lessons of a $618,616 Death

m_number4 The entire medical establishment needs an acidbath (651 comments)

The whole medical establishment has positioned itself to take full advantage of the sick and its cosy ties with the never ending government funding $$$ machine. They have their claws into everything and they scratch each others back i.e the doctors and big drug companies. It's going to take a lot of work but the whole system needs dismantling, the large medical corporations need to be put in their place and made non profit, the specialists and doctors need to be taught how to care for their patients instead their bank accounts. The whole establishment needs an acid bath and a new beginning. We need to start at the medical schools to ensure the future doctors are in it for the right reasons.

more than 4 years ago
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Bono Hopes Content Tracking Will Help Media Moguls

m_number4 F U Bozo (569 comments)

The music industry is just like any other private industry who has to solve their own problems. Dont expect governments around the world to help you solve your money problems - suck it up.

more than 4 years ago

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