SCIENCE VS RELIGION

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby diane bartels » Tue May 15, 2012 4:49 pm

Frank, how do you know you are not? You really have pretty high opinion of yourself, don't you?

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 15, 2012 5:03 pm

My self esteem is very healthy, yes. Best to take me with a grain of salt--or pepper.

I bet chicago is getting nice.

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby diane bartels » Tue May 15, 2012 5:05 pm

Chicago is lovely this time of year and I love it.

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 15, 2012 5:07 pm

Will you be at the Taste of Chicago?

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby diane bartels » Tue May 15, 2012 6:28 pm

Nope, did it in previous years but it got too big hot and crowded. Way too many people at it.

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed May 16, 2012 9:39 am

Ben W. wrote:
Ezra Lb. wrote:Good Ben! The more we mention Prof Lackey's book the better the chance that it will sell more than 10 copies.


Are you bitter? You sound bitter.


Do I really? Perhaps you need me to be bitter to satisfy your own image of who atheists are? :wink:

Actually I was merely being ironical. I have no doubt Prof Lackey's book will literally leap off the shelves of your local bookstore (assuming anyone still has a local bookstore) into the arms of a "fit audience though few" in Milton's formulation.

I should also add that the book is not really concerned with the issue of Hitler's personal beliefs but rather the kind of state that Nazi Germany was in its essential nature.


"Taste of Chicago" Is that religion or science? :D
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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby Moderator » Wed May 16, 2012 9:43 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:"Taste of Chicago" Is that religion or science? :D


It rather depends on how good the sauce for the salmon puffs is.
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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby David Silver » Wed May 16, 2012 9:53 am

Now you've done it! Doesn't that depend on what your definition of "is" is?
We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing.

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby Moderator » Wed May 16, 2012 10:15 am

David Silver wrote:Now you've done it! Doesn't that depend on what your definition of "is" is?


It is, is it not?

(Does?)
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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 16, 2012 10:26 am

Diane, try to go this year. Getting out with people is how you heal.

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby Lori Koonce » Wed May 16, 2012 11:45 am

Barber wrote:
David Silver wrote:Now you've done it! Doesn't that depend on what your definition of "is" is?


It is, is it not?

(Does?)



Both would be correct in terms of grammar, but the one you chose makes the most of the humour factor.

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby diane bartels » Wed May 16, 2012 12:44 pm

Thanks Frank, for your concern, but I get out with peeps all the time. Just no longer like the huge crowds at places. People are not as respectful as they used to be and young folks today piss me off with their lack of manners. Better I stay in less crowded, obnoxious venues. Now if I happen to hear that a musician I like is playing, I will go.

The food is both science and religion, but I'd rather sample it sitting down in the restaurants in air conditioned comfort.

DB

PS Ben never forget again. I am the bitter one, ok? Me. :twisted:

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sat May 19, 2012 8:31 am

Any of you west coasters going to make an attempt to check out the annular solar eclipse on Sunday?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47416237/ns ... nce-space/

I saw an annular eclipse in Atlanta in 1984 that was 98% of totality and that was fantastic. I'm looking forward to the total eclipse that will be running down the east coast of the US in 2017. Nature's free spectacle.
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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby cynic » Wed May 23, 2012 1:01 pm

here you are!

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Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Welcome back Science VS Religion. Richard is our wittle Gawd.


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