“the world of Science exists inside the understanding that there is always more to learn about a situation, which is why they tend not to speak in absolute terms, but are prone to state findings as a 'most likely scenario... given whatever information is available at that present time'. as i used to tell my students back in my lecturing days, this is the reason why so much time (and money) continues to be spent re-searching even those topics for which we seem to believe we know so very much. lucky for us, scientists maintain said understanding, or we'd still be stuck with the notion that the flat Earth is the center of Solar System or that diseases are caused by some combination of witchcraft and divine-punishment.”
Larry Brickey on Dec 10, 2013 at 18:38:23
“You mean they aren't ? Yes, being facetious.
Holypat, why the anti religion statement when none of this applies? Just had to put out the word?”
Dec 10, 2013 at 08:49:24
“when someone comes up with a fad diet where you hunt down the food and kill it yourself (in between the long periods when there is no food available) maybe then i'll be impressed. until that day... 'moderation & movement' is my mantra.”
“Rush and the rest of the "religious right" just don't know how to recognize a real Christian. if Pope Francis had shown up and said, "let the poor starve to death", they'd be waving flags and declaring him as their new hero. instead, he appears to have actually read the New Testament with both eyes open, and the message he's trying to share is in direct conflict with the spitefulness that governs so much of their lives. i am not a religious person (i lack the basic faith to count as such), but i've actually read the Book, and this Pope is the first major Christian figure in my lifetime who talks the talk (and walks the walk) with the humility and selflessness that Jesus personified. that prickling feeling driving Rush and the rest of his ilk to madness is their collective conscience reminding them of how incredibly fake their so-called faith really is.”
upset99 on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:01:56
“There is another Christian Leader Bartholmew who heads the Greek Orthodox Church in Constantinople that is very similar.
I am sure you have seen the Ghandi statement how he doesn't like too many Christians because they are not like their Christ?
Rush personifies the Prosperity Gospel where Jesus wants you to have that 10,000 sq ft house and that new Mercedes! Of course, what they dont tell you is that 10% of your Employees are on Welfare...or that you ad to lay off a chunk of your labor force to achieve this.
I understand how religion turns off so many people.
Sadly, we have to deal with these people...the Pharisees in Politics and in the voters who have fused their religion to the politics! Fusion of religion to politics diminishes compromise and leads to stagnant government at best and authoritarian rule. How can one compromise if your political views are also your religious views. To compromise would mean that you are not a true believer and that you are working against God. This is why the establishment clause was included in the constitution. The founders understood the inherent danger and the repercussions of the so called "divine-right to rule" philosophies.”
Weirdo on Dec 8, 2013 at 09:41:36
“They don't know Jesus and they don't want to, especially the part about the camel and the eye of a needle.”
“"to be beautiful and natural is the birthright of every woman"... except my maid. this was an interesting "look back", but it just serves to underscore the absurd facade that governed the "good old days". imagine if she woke up with zero makeup on, hair unkempt, and had to get dressed and get her son dressed... without the maid's help.”
“have to agree. it's cringe-inducing whenever people make statements to that effect. it's ultimately pointless and only meant to score some sort of brownie point. you are correct: you can absolutely love and support someone else without making some pointless claim to want to be that person.”
blurredlines on Dec 8, 2013 at 08:55:11
“perhaps for pop stars, but not for everyone
when i lived in SF for years i used to say i wish i was Bi, then i could have twice as many chances of hooking up
but no, men and their parts are gross and thinking of making out with one makes me cringe
i'm just thankful all my female partners got over how gross we men are”
“three million in a nation of over 300 million is a joke. i wouldn't be surprised if most of them were (relatively recent) immigrants, as most of the people i know who actively follow the sport on the international level are immigrants. outside of that, you get the middle/high-school crowd, but the average American enthusiast doesn't bother with the sport. 45-mins at a time without beer commercials and (often) without anyone scoring??? that is against the American sensibilities. most basketball fans would throw a tantrum if they had to watch an old-school game (where they scored far fewer points), so imagine how they'd react to soccer games that frequently remain tied at nil for most of the playing time.”
“the curved base was a trick the food industry employed to reduce the volume of the food without appearing to change the size of the container. i believe peanut butter was one of the first foods they downsized in this manner. they'd sell you a can of air for the same price if they thought you weren't looking.”
“is 'basic reasoning' so much a thing of the past that people are seriously complaining about metal filings getting into the tuna? do you really need this guy to create another You Tube video just to tell you to WIPE the top of the can first before you press it open if you intend to eat the contents? i weep for the future of humanity.”
“what happens if the apocalypse strike while i'm out camping, and there's no concrete in sight? will this trick work on an outcrop or a very old tree stump? seriously though, i thought i was bad-az for being able to open a can with a knife (without bloodshed), but this is next-level ingenuity.”
mmhhh on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:05:35
“Any surface with in off thickness to cause friction and waste of the material of the can edge will suffice, wet wood could do the trick, sand on top of a softer surface will do it too, even in an extreme situation (where hunger is going to kill you soon) you can pee on a cloth, place the cloth in a flat surface and do the same abrasive motion on the can, the chemical contents of the pee will cause the surface to become more abrasive towards the metal and eventually you will lose the sufficient material as to pop up the can.”
ebull on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:45:23
“uh....maybe a flat rock, ayisha? Same effect, no? I fear for you in the apocalypse....”
“while i agree with what you're saying (it is 100% true), there's another factor to the equation that you're overlooking. at the end of the day, it's the people who show up for the opportunity to push each other around and fight over stuff they don't need who are doing the most damage.”
“did you notice that each subsequent bubble formed from that burst of energy appears to jump higher than the one before it (especially when you factor in the size of said bubble). it was interesting seeing that in super-slow motion.”
“different career direction??? i'm sure they're trying to entice her over to Fox as we speak... as long as she promises not to offend the sensibilities of their audience by doing anything as radical as wearing pants or becoming a brunette.”
“if you're going to hold Fox up as the standard by which other outlets should regulate their journalistic integrity, then CBS should just get the guys from South Park to do the news for them... which might still be too factual for the Fox-standard.”
“CBS is taking the 'Fox-lite' approach these days. fund a con(servative) publishing company, then bring in the guy who wrote one of the books they published as an "eyewitness" expert on the number one con talking point. that someone caught the connection is only a temporary inconvenience. seriously... just look at the comment below yours (from Senseid), and you understand why things like "facts" don't really matter to con(servative)s.”