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April 21, 2018 in Off Topic Chit-Chat
Science Explains How Moses Could Have Actually Parted The Red Sea
The word Red was mistranslated, it's Reed Sea (sea of reeds)
In 1882 Major General Alexander B. Tulloch of the British army actually witnessed the natural phenomenon called wind setdown on Lake Menzaleh.
Lol, wind can even blow a waterfall BACKWARDS
Dynamics of Wind Setdown at Suez and the Eastern Nile Delta
kangaroos can put a hurtin' on ya ...
42 minutes ago, JakeHolman said:
US grounds Boeing 737 Max planes, citing links between 2 fatal crashes
Looks like an auto pilot software bug, bad sensors or both. Computers are not flawless...garbage in garbage out.
March 14th - Happy Pi Day
Georges Lemaître: The cosmic mystery that remains at the heart of our universe after the big bang
So much for the incompatibility myth of religion and science.
Let there be light and there was light!
man will never conquer nature ...
the chinese and russians are already to doing it too ... must be done ...
I thought they were an anti slip prevention. Learn something every day.
Seiichi Miyake's tenji or tactile sidewalk blocks.
Russian pilots have a pet not everyone could bear
On 3/19/2019 at 10:56 PM, JakeHolman said:
Think of the depression that will set in if insurance don't cover the $34,000 cost.
'A Tale of a Tub'. Jonathan Swift's scathing parody of religion, much less well known than works like his scathing parody of science ('Gulliver's Travels') or his scathing parody of government ('A Modest Proposal').
You might not find this information particularly edifying, after all Swift was skewering the church and state of the long-distant 1700s and in a country very different from the USA.
But I specifically post this item to draw your attention to section 1.2., 'Cultural Setting'.
I ask you: how familiar does this ring, towards our own timeperiod?
During the Restoration the print revolution began to change every aspect of British society. It became possible for anyone to spend a small amount of money and have his or her opinions published as a broadsheet, and to gain access to the latest discoveries in science, literature, and political theory, as books became less expensive and digests and "indexes" of the sciences grew more numerous.
The difficulty lay in discerning truth from falsehood, credible claims from impossibles one. Swift writes 'A Tale of a Tub' in the guise of a narrator who is excited and gullible about what the new world has to offer, and feels that he is quite the equal or superior of any author who ever lived because he, unlike them, possesses 'technology' and newer opinions.
Swift seemingly asks the question of what a person with no discernment but with a thirst for knowledge would be like, and the answer is the narrator of 'A Tale of a Tub'. Swift was annoyed by people so eager to possess the newest knowledge that they failed to pose sceptical questions.
NASA Sees Climate Cooling Trend Thanks to Low Sun Activity
It will take 20 - 50 years to see any dramatic results from the sun alone but just have one large volcano to blow it's top, all bets are off.
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