Search found 2002 matches

by Forum Monk
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: This is something else allright!
Replies: 15
Views: 2828

Re: This is something else allright!

We heard an owl killing a rabbit one night. It wasn't pretty to listen to. I once heard a rabbit put out a blood-curdling scream as it died. It literally chilled me as I never realized rabbits could be so pitiful sounding. Another time, I too experienced an owl killing something in the middle of ni...
by Forum Monk
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos
Replies: 160
Views: 24108

Re: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos

...EXACTLY! And that's why NASA's abysmal performance in taking on their responsibilities here is so frustrating, annoying, angering.... etc. Perhaps, but where to look. There are well over 50,000 square degrees of sky to survey and for early warning the targets are extremely faint. It requires tim...
by Forum Monk
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos
Replies: 160
Views: 24108

Re: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos

NASA conducted two missions which could be precursors to intercepting potential impactors, although they had other scientific objectives. The first was NEAR-Shoemaker which successfully orbited then touched down on Eros (asteroid) in 2001. The second was Deep Impact in 2005, in which NASA crashed a ...
by Forum Monk
Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos
Replies: 160
Views: 24108

Re: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos

Specifying the odds of particular hypothetical impacts has very little meaning. Impact odds can only be assessed when an object is detected and its trajectory calculated. Otherwise one is left with trying to predict the likelihood of an impact based on historical evidence. Given that criteria, it se...
by Forum Monk
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Especially for Minimalist
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Especially for Minimalist

You won't have long to wait - the story came out last week so "next" Friday actually means "this" Friday. Paulos has some controversy swirling around him as his appointment to head of the Ethiopian church was seen as a political move. The former head is in exile, driven out by ethnic fighting. He (P...
by Forum Monk
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Especially for Minimalist
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Especially for Minimalist

Min - you should get some mileage out of this one. Its not "grown up" enough to post in the main forum so I put it here. http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Altro/?id=3.0.3437754525 Put this link into Babelfish if you don't read Italian. Basically what is says however, is at a religious conference held in ...
by Forum Monk
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: New Server
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: New Server

The board has been really slow the last year or so. Personally, I have been posting very infrequently though I still read people's comments if it seems interesting to me. I have too many other pressing issues going on at the moment and so other priorities have dominated my time. I am glad to see thi...
by Forum Monk
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: New Server
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: New Server

Cool. It looks like Archaeologica made a major overhaul for the better.
Good job.
:wink:
by Forum Monk
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

So that leaves us with Polycarp. You say he was a follower of John the Apostle? Well, I guess it must be true then because the 4th century spin-meister Eusebius tells us that ...despite the fact that Polycarp never even mentions John. Hmmm, somehow I don't think so. Perhaps he was a follower of Hag...
by Forum Monk
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

Hey ...wait up slippery boy! “While the core theologies of each have some common elements (as I have said all along)”. No you haven’t said all along! In fact, you've been saying the opposite all along ... that their core theologies are totally different! This is your first admission of such a polnt...
by Forum Monk
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

Regarding the historical Jesus, there is plenty of attested evidence he existed, though scholars can debate ad infinitum about whether all of the accounts given about his life are completely accurate. But what they fail to realise is that a a real, historical Jesus who died on the cross for our sins...
by Forum Monk
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

Personally I think FM is doing the equivalent of covering his ears and shouting "La La La" in regards to this argument so the more people bashing him over the head with it the better. Until he realizes that his 'interpretations' of the text are really centuries of Christian apologia designed specif...
by Forum Monk
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

Has anyone here read "The Jesus Mysteries" by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy? I am only a little way into it and it bears directly on this discussion. I am not aware of how accurate the information is but there are many footnotes of references for me to check out later. These 2 scholars seem to maki...
by Forum Monk
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

It does when the meaning is plain and undistorted as in when Jesus says plainly that man will be judged by his works or when he says that the law wil not change one jot or tittle Very rarely was Jesus so plain and this was not one of them as I have already shown. Considering that Pythagorus existed...
by Forum Monk
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 240339

My evidence consisted of direct quotes in context which you tried desperately to change the meaning of and explain away. Let me remind you seeker, a single quote of of a single sentence, hardly contitutes evidence in context. There was no context, only your interpretation. In fact your desperation ...