Search found 271 matches

by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Hiya Steve, On the analogy thing we'll slip into a pointless debate drowning in semantics. You're arguing an analogy without first providing the definitions or premises. I don't want to go there. Care to define love? I don't. I can't define it, but I know what it is when I see it. We probably kinda ...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Hello Mark, Before venturing too deeply into this thread, I spent some time scanning many old posts from days past here in the forums, about religion and atheism, and I learned that an extremely important question has never been asked! Mark, you're an atheist, correct? Okay...but what KIND of atheis...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

The opposite of Love isn't hate, it's indifference. The opposite of religious is not atheism, it's indifference. "Don't know, don't care." I'm not clear how this holds up. There's an assumption in it. If your analogy here is that the first statement (which is borrowed from a recent note b...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 351207

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Hey, are there any "New Tricks" fans here? For the uninitiated, that's a British television police procedural that's been running since 2003. Outstanding show. Something you'd NEVER see on American television, where ageism runs rampant. A mystery show in the "cold case" genre, bu...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 302467

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Mark Tiedemann wrote:Wow.


Yes, my friend, wow...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 302467

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Speakin of my baby: Is there a sexier woman? I don't know what it is, I have a feeling others here might understand, but I don't find Björk sexy in the least. Something about her, cold, affected, vaguely dirty in an unappealing way, no, I wouldn't wanna touch dat. I think *I* would make a sexier wo...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Proselytization is wired into almost all religions. Why only religion? "Proselytization" is part of the human condition, and it's practiced for all sorts of "beliefs". It is that scientifically proven human proclivity to not only grasp any personally entrenched belief as an unde...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

I got the perfect rebut to atheists: if violence is a norm for religion then why has violence gone down in the world? Religion hasn't gone away. The holy books still exist, so the wonton unwashed who bow and scrape for the sacred have their violent chap book but do not pull the cord. Gotcha Ezra. F...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018611

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

David Welcome back...nice to have you return to the scene of the crime. Sorry it took me a few days to check back in here myself. Glad ta see ya. Hey Steve, That was a bit of a hit-n-run visit last week, but it was sure good to see you. Remember that cold I was getting over? Uh, er, how are YOU fee...
by David Silver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018611

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

David Hey, you and I need to get togrther for coffee some time soon! Thefe is a Philz on Larkin and Golden Gate. Coffee is a bit pricey but worth it IMO. Drop me an email. Hiya Lori, Well, it won't be "pricey" for you, ya little moocher. I always pay! ;) Hey, that sounds good to me, as lo...
by David Silver
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018611

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Silver, Tiedemann is another writer, say hi. Hey, Frank, I've known about and followed and much enjoyed Mark's writings and photos and ruminations on art and culture for several years now. Mark doesn't know me from a hole in the wall, no loss on his part, but I've been very pleased to know Mark as ...
by David Silver
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Mark Tiedemann wrote:
FrankChurch wrote:Space flight should be privately funded.


Why would you trust corporations to do it right?


Right now I'm not sure if I trust ANYBODY to do it "right", but there's at least a stronger possibility that corporations would find a way to do it profitably.
by David Silver
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018611

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Hey Lori, you wrote: "After almost 40 years of being a freak of one kind or another, you learn a few things." I've spent enough time with you to say without reservation that you are NOT any sort of "freak"! You're a good and kind and creative and thoughtful and adaptive and inter...
by David Silver
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018611

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Hi all, Just popping in, after a long absence, to say hi.... ...so, uh, "Hi!" Oh, and it's my 57th birthday. Celebrate at your leisure, and if you must send gifts, remember that cash is always in fashion. Whatever. Anyway, I'm back. Life had taken some ridiculous twists and turns the past ...
by David Silver
Wed May 30, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879570

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

As if knocking down a couple of skyscrapers in Manhattan would change anything in Saudi Arabia. I don't think it had anything to do with change "in Saudi Arabia" (or the middle east in general), but about effecting change in the USA. Bin Laden finally (after a couple of prior blundered at...

Go to advanced search