"Yes. I have been working on the spirits study diligently over the past few years (not sure if thats good or bad) but with no success as yet.
Trying single-malt scotch now...and taking notes.
Wish me well."
"Well that was a healthy debate. As I sit here going over what I said that started this, I see that "feasible" has been interpreted as "is". My intention was to add to and/or clarify what was said prior. I will…"
"First - The comment prior to Sam.... I take that as quite offensive. I am a person without faith or belief in any god or god-like thing.
Second - Sam... I already have all of his books. He is one of my favorite authors."
"I will be the first to acknowledge that I do not know everything about anything, but I also know that we as a people know very very very little about anything at all. It is best, in my opinion again, too keep an open mind and not dismiss…"
I think Shane has a point. There are been many studies on Global Conscience and quantum theory has had some explanation to this possibility as well. Quantum physics (Supersymmetry) is composed of two basic units, fermions…"
"As I do not generally read anything but non-fiction, when I do get the urge to read sci-fi, I usually go straight to Ben Bova. I have read almost all of his books so far and really like his style of fact based fiction. Sci-fi drama…"
Not sure what to say really, but here it goes. I do not watch TV and spend most of my non-working time learning. There are many topics that interest me such as, cosmology, genetics, physical anthropology, medicine, anti-creationism, applied mathmatics, evolution, quantum theory, astronomy, microbiology, aerospace engineering, biographies and business. I do on occassion read some fiction but it has always been limited to Ben Bova as I do not quite understand other types of fiction. My favorite authors are Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Steven Gould, Brian Greene, Victor Stenger and others along this line. I am currently reading "Arguably" and have found that "12" has become one of my favorite publishers.
Many of those who know me say that I am very intelligent and if I believed in IQ that would be yes, but I do not. I consider myself to be quite stupid really (not ignorant) and am always looking for answers to questions, which inevitably leads to more questions that need answers.
Pet peeves - When people use their religion as the excuse for their hatred, bias, ignorance and failures. Be accountable folks! Your life is what YOU make it!
"The important thing is to never stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
"Of course science doesn't know everything, otherwise it would stop!" - Dara O'Briain
"No matter how positively you think you know it, if you can't show it, then you don't know it and you shouldn't say that you do, nor would you if you really cared about the truth. Knowledge is demonstrable, measurable, but faith is often a matter of pretending to know what you know you really don't know and that no-one even can know and which you merely believe often for no good reason at all." - AronRa (which I just noticed is a member here....yay!!)
"Why?" - Terri Harshman and I hope many others
My philosophy on life - Love everyone until they give you a reason not too, then love them less. There is no room for hatred within me as it is a wasted emotion and non-beneficial.
As a side note to those of faith. Please! Please read your own material before debating me. It is a very sad sign when I know more about your faith than you do!
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