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    Thread: Religious exemption valid?
Post: RE: Religious exemption valid?

I hear you, porous one. They say there is nothing so dangerous as a cornered, wounded animal. Many of those of the "political persuasion" you speak of probably see themselves in such terms. What are t...
AFTT47 Politics 13 150 September 5, 2021 at 11:24 pm
    Thread: Religious exemption valid?
Post: RE: Religious exemption valid?

(September 5, 2021 at 10:27 am)Ten Wrote: This is one of those areas where I don't think religious thinking should be respected. It's not based on the reality the rest of us are dealing with and the...
AFTT47 Politics 13 150 September 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    Thread: Mindfulness or Mindlessness?
Post: RE: Mindfulness or Mindlessness?

(August 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm)Spongebob Wrote: Mind is an emergent property of the brain's neuron activity. So it would seem. But by what mechanism? This is where the great mystery lays. If the mind ...
AFTT47 Philosophy 161 2678 August 31, 2021 at 12:56 am
    Thread: Asteroid Mining?
Post: RE: Asteroid Mining?

VL, controlled fusion power is possible with our current technology. PACER
AFTT47 Physical Sciences 8 168 August 7, 2021 at 6:14 pm
    Thread: Your favorite species.
Post: RE: Your favorite species.

(August 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm)Angrboda Wrote: 1. Manatees.  Gentle, vulnerable, and cute. 2. Meerkats.  Personality in spades. 3.  Those guardians that walk backward through time in Dan Simmons' Hype...
AFTT47 Off Topic 43 554 August 6, 2021 at 1:08 am
    Thread: Bad idea CDC
Post: RE: Bad idea CDC

(May 15, 2021 at 10:58 am)Irreligious Atheist Wrote: I won't be getting the vax anytime soon, even though I am eligible at this point. Bret Weinstein and his lovely wife Heather Heying just defended...
AFTT47 News & Current Affairs 30 529 May 15, 2021 at 3:21 pm
    Thread: Orchestra conductors.
Post: RE: Orchestra conductors.

I remember from Looney Tunes cartoons that some guy named, "Leopold" was really good at conducting.
AFTT47 Off Topic 32 337 May 15, 2021 at 12:25 am
    Thread: China soft lands a probe on Mars.
Post: RE: China soft lands a probe on Mars.

Good. Neither the governments of China, The USA or the former Soviet Union have any real vision when it comes to space exploration. But they have plenty of vision when it comes to being upstaged by t...
AFTT47 Physical Sciences 3 138 May 15, 2021 at 12:19 am
    Thread: Bad idea CDC
Post: RE: Bad idea CDC

I disagree that this is a bad idea. One area where there can be enforcement of mask policy is the workplace. My employer (an electronics manufacturer) has religiously followed CDC guidelines for the...
AFTT47 News & Current Affairs 30 529 May 15, 2021 at 12:11 am
    Thread: Shut up and feed me.
Post: RE: Shut up and feed me.

I find it amusing that philosophers think the question, "Why am I here?" is such a profound one. I have cats too and they know exactly why I'm here: To serve them. Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
AFTT47 Lifestyle & Personal Matters 7 146 May 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm
    Thread: Help Making Indoor Cat into Outdoor cat.
Post: RE: Help Making Indoor Cat into Outdoor cat.

It is very bad to feed tuna to a cat. The amount they will eat will result in the uptake of toxic levels of mercury. I researched this for my own cats. I knew it wasn't a good idea but it turned out t...
AFTT47 Off Topic 22 603 April 30, 2021 at 8:58 am
    Thread: RIP thread
Post: RE: RIP thread

(March 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: (March 15, 2021 at 6:07 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Darrow was one of those finger-snap actors. You’d see him in something and repeatedly snap your f...
AFTT47 News & Current Affairs 819 23142 March 26, 2021 at 12:38 am
    Thread: Founding fathers view of government
Post: RE: Founding fathers view of government

I don't know about Rand Paul's specific quote but individuals of all persuasions have fabricated founding father quotes to further their agendas. I would take any such claims with a grain of salt with...
AFTT47 Politics 38 715 March 19, 2021 at 8:47 pm
    Thread: The Watchmaker: my fav argument
Post: RE: The Watchmaker: my fav argument

The biggest difference between living beings and the watch is the nature of the atoms on which they are primarily based. Atoms of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen can self-assemble into complex...
AFTT47 Atheism 672 24734 February 28, 2021 at 12:18 am
    Thread: Your favorite sitcoms no particular order.
Post: RE: Your favorite sitcoms no particular order.

Gilligan's Island I Dream of Jeannie Get Smart The Big Bang Theory (mostly seasons 1-5)
AFTT47 Humor 38 601 February 27, 2021 at 11:51 pm
    Thread: Jets and the word "miracle".
Post: RE: Jets and the word "miracle".

To be fair to Brian, there is no acceptable use of the word, "miracle" which applies here. Modern, twin-engine planes are fully capable of flying on one engine just fine. Boeing 777s routinely cross ...
AFTT47 News & Current Affairs 28 497 February 21, 2021 at 11:11 pm
    Thread: Life After Death Is Impossible, Says Scientist
Post: RE: Life After Death Is Impossible, Says Scientist

(February 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm)Brian37 Wrote: (February 21, 2021 at 6:45 pm)John 6IX Breezy Wrote: I would argue that consciousness doesn't need to survive death to be brought back. In much the sam...
AFTT47 Life Sciences 121 2287 February 21, 2021 at 10:53 pm
    Thread: Life After Death Is Impossible, Says Scientist
Post: RE: Life After Death Is Impossible, Says Scientist

(February 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm)Apollo Wrote: (February 20, 2021 at 11:18 pm)AFTT47 Wrote: I think the good Dr. Sean Carroll is not being very scientific. I might agree that we have enough evidence...
AFTT47 Life Sciences 121 2287 February 21, 2021 at 1:07 am
    Thread: Life After Death Is Impossible, Says Scientist
Post: RE: Life After Death Is Impossible, Says Scientist

I think the good Dr. Sean Carroll is not being very scientific. I might agree that we have enough evidence to confidently say that consciousness is manifested by the brain. The problem is that we are ...
AFTT47 Life Sciences 121 2287 February 20, 2021 at 11:18 pm
    Thread: Faith is Feelings
Post: RE: Faith is Feelings

(February 19, 2021 at 9:36 pm)Eleven Wrote: Well, emotions are irrational. Just ask a Vulcan. Therefore, it stands to reason that faith is irrational. At least non-rational. There is a difference be...
AFTT47 Christianity 44 1564 February 20, 2021 at 2:24 am