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    In our modern mass marketing culture it is bi...

    In our modern mass marketing culture it is bi business and culture that shapes what we wear. One feeds the oter.

    T shirts have become acceptable daily dress. When I was a kid men wore causal...
  2. The epitome of idiocy this is.

    The epitome of idiocy this is.
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    So Gnostic, if I beat your brains out to take...

    So Gnostic, if I beat your brains out to take your job that is just evolution?

    You seem to lack a moral compass. You ae all lver the place with no consistent position, often contradictory.
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    How about a big reconciles gun in space, or a...

    How about a big reconciles gun in space, or a magnetic rail gun?

    I think in Heinlein's Moon Is A Harsh Mistress rail guns were used to send people and material to Earth from the moon.

    There...
  5. Thread: Population

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    I agree that one of the benefits of free market...

    I agree that one of the benefits of free market capitalism is that it runs by itself generally without govt direct action.

    However business can not grow unless population grows. From the BBC...
  6. Thread: Population

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    Population

    Fro, a BBC report tonight global population is expected to peak in around 40 years and then drastically decline, except sub Saharan Africa.

    Major causes are industrialization reducing the need to...
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    Running low on things to say?

    He must have been a Gnostic.

    Regards
    DL[/QUOTE]

    Running low on things to say?
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    In Seattle there is a uni-kilt store. The first...

    In Seattle there is a uni-kilt store. The first time I heard of it I had a good laugh.

    I do not think you would want to go into a pub in Scotland and start calling men who wear kilts wimps or...
  9. In small groups yes. Even at the city level over...

    In small groups yes. Even at the city level over here there is little cooperation. Those in power wield it to the maximum until the other party takes over.

    People can be neighborly and helpful in...
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    What is perfection? Sounds like a self serving...

    What is perfection? Sounds like a self serving myth. Nature is perfect, all things are as perfect as can be, therefore I am perfect.

    God and Jesus are perfect, I am made in god's image.

    Are you...
  11. The epitome of all epitomes.

    The epitome of all epitomes.
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    Amen brother Gnostic..Amen!!! Tell man, tell...

    Amen brother Gnostic..Amen!!! Tell man, tell it..the truth brother.

    By the way what do yiu mean by perfection? Asa secular science person evolution made us what we are, natural as rocks and water....
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    In stock car racing the brake discs can glow red...

    In stock car racing the brake discs can glow red hot. The kinetic energy has to show up somewhere when you decelerate, car or spaceship.

    Its those pesky inconvenient laws of conservation.

    If...
  15. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/us/lake-mead-drough...

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/us/lake-mead-drought-water-shortage-climate/index.html

    Lake Meade is drying up.
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    Who writes the book? It can be structured. I...

    Who writes the book?

    It can be structured. I was out at Boring in Seattle in the 90s. We made avioincs that went on the 777 and a 757 version.

    I have been through military and aerospace...
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    Nice summary.

    Nice summary.
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    If I were off by myself looking at a rocket...

    If I were off by myself looking at a rocket engine and spaceship the first thing I’d do is bound the problem, look for obvious show stoppers. 1st order paper napkin analysis.

    At the top of the...
  19. Well, back in the 70s tere was an idea that Jesus...

    Well, back in the 70s tere was an idea that Jesus spent his early yeras in India and showed up in Plaestine when he was 30.n
    One can derive most anything from the sparse gospels and get up on pulpit...
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    I think you hit it. Religion provides structure...

    I think you hit it. Religion provides structure in a chaotic world that mekes no sense.

    Maybe that is why the Brits hang onto the royals.
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    Not believing in the supernatural, the answer has...

    Not believing in the supernatural, the answer has to be in brain chemistry. The Sherlock Holmes method, when you eliminate the improbable, whatever is left has to be the answer.

    When a new pope is...
  22. Expectting Rational And Logical Behavior

    We keep execting humans to act rationally and logically when we appear to be wired for emotional behaviour.

    What we call formal logic is an abstract cnstruct.

    When someone acts counter to logic...
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    I suspect it may be genetic. With wolves and...

    I suspect it may be genetic. With wolves and chimps there are alphas and followers. Comfort in knowing one's position and obligations.

    Watch Hitler's speeches online and pay attention to the faces...
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    I love trees and r trees love me. The sun...

    I love trees and r trees love me.

    The sun gives me warmth, it loves me and I love the sun.

    I love Jesus and Jesus loves me.

    The general psychology -- I worship and love my beliefs, my...
  25. Yes. She is quite open and plain as to what her...

    You are talking about that Kshama Idiot Savant or whatever her name is?[/QUOTE]

    Yes. She is quite open and plain as to what her goals are.

    She is systolic of the state of politics in the area....
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