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  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/04/2009 11:08:40 AM PDT · 55 of 186
    gobucks to betty boop

    hmmm, or,..... “we see through a glass, darkly”..

    Really nice post BB...didn’t know about these words of Bacon, btw.

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 9:37:44 PM PDT · 11 of 186
    gobucks to NicknamedBob

    ” If observation, hypothesis, and verified predictions are not science, what is?”

    Now that up there looks a lot like a law too....Bacon’s Law I suspect. I dunno....laws could better explained in my view...

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 9:34:01 PM PDT · 10 of 186
    gobucks to Ahithophel

    Yes, yes...indeed, just where DID all that force come from? (hey, but, lets get it correct - it was 2:17am, not pm! From an orientation perspective, the center of expansion is the other way....)

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 8:42:23 PM PDT · 1 of 186
    We are part of ...."nature"? We are "produced" by "laws". Well, folks, that's all! I'm very glad I know that its the laws that did all this ....(ummm, anyone, just what caused these laws, anyway?)

    Emma - maybe we need to rethink her role in all this after all....

  • Group: Global warming could cost Ohio its buckeyes

    09/12/2008 6:46:15 PM PDT · 1 of 34
    The "Pew" group? Perfect.
  • Tressel says (Ohio State RB) Wells will play against USC

    09/10/2008 12:10:00 PM PDT · 4 of 60
    gobucks to GOP_Raider

    It’s going to be a long night for the funny hat dudes....

  • Mexican Judicial Activism: Montezuma’s Abortion Revenge

    09/01/2008 10:24:01 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    gobucks to Publius804

    The presumption is that it is a branch....; it’s clear that it is is the root and trunk with no branchs ... everything else is just greenhouse glass...

  • Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

    09/01/2008 10:19:10 AM PDT · 68 of 91
    gobucks to LucyT

    Beautiful ... awesome....thanks for the links.

  • Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

    09/01/2008 10:17:01 AM PDT · 67 of 91
    gobucks to steveo

    True, they didn’t. So what.

    The MSM ignores the impact of the interrelationship between the two sphere’s magnetic fields, and their cycles, on the earth’s climate. Why is that? Oh ... b/c Gore and IPCC have fully accounted for it....right?

  • Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

    09/01/2008 6:43:44 AM PDT · 1 of 91
  • What Is Life/Non-life in Nature?

    07/10/2008 12:23:50 PM PDT · 102 of 725
    gobucks to YHAOS; RightWhale

    Thank you both for your brief replies.

    What I suppose regarding nature is that indeed all people are subject to natural ‘laws’. It’s what should be added to this that I see doesn’t get attention.

    All I am suggesting is that at FreeRepublic, knowledge regarding the origin of Freedom is a.)scarce, and especially, b.) knowledge of how to lead others to freedom much scarcer still.

    I don’t believe nature, physics, math, philosophical materialism, darwinism, pick-your-poison, etc, etc, adds to one’s ability to set others free. I am convinced that knowing HOW to love someone will irresistibly capacitate that person, who is the object of that love, for freedom.

    I am quite convinced that the laws of ‘nature’ dictate that all are born as slaves, and most grow in ignorance at best of how to become free.

    Both of you I would guess have, at least, some kind of hazy idea how to ‘feel’ love for someone else; but do you know how to be the freedom for someone else?

    I ask myself this question: ‘whose freedom am I?’

    Notice that this ignores the issue of the state taking my freedoms, and ignores the issue of libertarians demanding to be ‘left alone’. I don’t believe for one second that leaving someone alone sets them free. I believe that loving someone, such that their life changes to the extent that that person can actually give love to someone else, that is genuine freedom.

    Where are the threads that describe the successful techniques for how to do this? How does knowing ‘nature’ and any of its derivatives equip someone in the art of loving someone?

    Because this is the norm among people that I consistently find: selfish people who are either thieves and take from others who exercise bona fide freedom, or selfish people who retreat into fenced worlds, where they can be left alone, and who neglect the freedom deficit of the average man.

    Which is worse? Easy ... the neglectful ones. At least the thieves have a chance at meeting someone who really knows how to love, and thus may set them free from their appetite to steal. The people of the fence, the Idaho compound, the walled monastary, the gated cul de sac, the egg heads with impossible exclusive jargon; it is they who are letting the enemies of our freerepublic very successfully take over by increments what previous generations of lovers founded for us.

    It’s a shame, and nature doesn’t dictate that it must be this way.

    Whose freedom are you?

  • What Is Life/Non-life in Nature?

    07/09/2008 11:31:26 AM PDT · 99 of 725
    gobucks to RightWhale; betty boop; YHAOS
    I would like for someone to explain to me how Mankind, with all his habits & habitats, is not a creature of ‘Pristine Nature’ fully as much as he is a creature of God.

    The man or woman who is capable of doing either does not exist, and never will exist. To explain either has an important implication - our minds are big enough to process the information required to contain the 'explanation', either way.

    Given that 'nature' is directly derived from the Greek word that also serves as the root for the word 'physics', this thread captures neatly the conundrum.

    The fact, now, is plain ... all persons posting to and reading this thread exist on one sphere-like thing we call Earth. And we are sharing this place, with no option to go somewhere else while we share in this experience we call 'life'.

    So, answering all the questions in this thread will never be possible ... so what questions should be asked that can be answered?

    What is love? What is non-love?

    I can answer this: God is love, and we have been loved by him. And we are purposed to love.

    And here's a really good question: what is the ratio of threads regarding science/rationalism/evolution to threads regarding 'How Freeper 'fill in the blank' learned the art of love'?

    I assure you, the problem is this ... whatever that ratio happens to be, that ratio should be inversed. And that will begin to happen when the art, the image of such love, is imagined in the mind of man. Once that step is taken, learning this art will grow.

    Hint: text of any kind is not an image ... it is, at best, a clumsy interface between two images.

    When Christ lived, he lived out a preset imagination that existed before his Life was lived here roughly 2000 years ago. His life was then captured in text.

    Here, thus, is the problem - we are to translate that text to imagination in us, NOW.

    And then that art becomes the image other men and women can 'see'.

    My trust in this understanding did NOT begin with the text ... it began with a ordinary man who lived the image; my trust grew irresistably.

    Afterwards, the trust grew to the Word, this man kept referring to.

    I don't see this man anymore ... but, his afterimage has stayed with me. And the image of text is now within me.

    The exclusive rationalist doesn't get this part ... because his imagination is delimited by default. He or she is deeply misfortunate, because he/she has not yet been ushered into into the presence of a man or woman who builds trust.

    . I pray that God change how infrequent these images come to life, here and now, and make this more commonplace.

    And what is non-Love? The refusal to ask, and answer, the question "What is Love?"

    Finally ... bear in mind the original meaning in English of the word "physic". It meant that item used by physicians to purge someone of what ailed them. Physicians originally were great at those things which helped others purge bad things within themselves.

    Castor oil, for example, was a common physic, and still is... and far too many Freepers are not drinking the dose of Castor oil designed for the mind that is available to them. But much, much worse, is that far too many physicians don't remember how to use Castor Oil anymore. I, for one, am working on this...clumsily .... but I am.

  • Louisiana Confounds the Science Thought Police - Neo-Darwinism is no longer a protected orthodoxy...

    07/08/2008 1:55:02 PM PDT · 54 of 183
    gobucks to neverdem

    Excellent link to the MetS article; completely coincides with the personal experience of Mrs. GB - high BMI, and PCOS that proved to be largely unresponsive to traditional infertility treatments.

    3 children later, we have found the “secret cure” to infertility: serious CHO restriction. Since puberty, she was fortunate to be fertile once per year at best. Within two weeks of severe CHO restriction, normal fertility ‘appeared’. Month after month.

    Now the issue is how many children are too many to have? Its a much better problem to have, trust me.

  • Planetary line-up excites the sun (Sunspot source found?)

    07/03/2008 2:10:35 PM PDT · 20 of 36
    gobucks to Sudetenland

    Now that was absolutely lateral...and I laughed.

  • Planetary line-up excites the sun (Sunspot source found?)

    07/03/2008 2:09:26 PM PDT · 19 of 36
    gobucks to Bulwinkle

    What an article; thanks for that...

  • Planetary line-up excites the sun (Sunspot source found?)

    07/03/2008 12:09:27 PM PDT · 1 of 36
    barycentre ... now that's a good word one doesn't see to often.
  • Pastor Caught in Reformed Website Scandal

    06/23/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT · 28 of 64
    gobucks to topcat54

    I laughed, a lot.

  • Turn Out the Red Light? (Amsterdam Closing Brothels)

    05/27/2008 10:48:08 AM PDT · 1 of 25
    "And what about the ladies? The Red Light District has about 450 windows where women offer their services. The majority of those will be closed down. Where will the inhabitants go, once they're forced out of work? Asscher says most of the prostitutes are part of international human-trafficking networks that draw on women from Eastern Europe, and they will most likely move on to Antwerp, Hamburg and other European cities. For those that remain, the city administration may start certifying pimps and require that prostitutes who work for them to be 21 years old.

    The Dutch Sex Workers Union fears that many women and girls will be forced to start walking the streets. On its Web site the union calls the city's plans to certify pimps "bizarre.""

    Can it actually be that sanity can be learned?

  • 2000000!

    05/20/2008 3:21:41 AM PDT · 1,424 of 2,165
    gobucks to Tax-chick

    Now that’s a great picture!

  • Name of Bush's Appeasement Senator?

    05/17/2008 11:24:51 AM PDT · 35 of 44
    gobucks to Tax-chick

    Wow. I’ve been trawling around in the much of the 60 year period of 1880 to 1940 off and on for a few years now; I can’t get over some of the stuff I encounter, like Alice e.g., and I have never, ever heard of.

    Another example is the ‘Great Sedition Trial’, in the 1940’s. The details of that trial neatly dovetail with todays NY Times refusal to dump the pulitizer awarded to it for that fellow’s reports of the paradise of the USSR. Utterly Orwellian.

    (Now, totally of subject, have you ever heard of this? I’m sure you have, but I wanted to let you know of it if you hadn’t. I learned of it the first time today. )

  • Judges hasten cultural decline

    05/17/2008 11:17:30 AM PDT · 4 of 74
    gobucks to Graybeard58
    No one event triggered this devolution...

    Ahem....Adam's 'one event' anyone?

  • Name of Bush's Appeasement Senator?

    05/17/2008 8:54:10 AM PDT · 31 of 44
    gobucks to Tax-chick

    I didn’t find verification of the link b/t him and Alice Lee, referred to above, but the ‘underwhelmed’ might be connnected indeed.

    Btw, the wikipedia write up about Alice is quite interesting; it never fails to amaze me to what extremes people will live....

  • CU seeks right-wing professor

    05/13/2008 10:33:05 AM PDT · 9 of 33
    gobucks to MtnClimber

    RWP was a former FR fellow, may he RIP. He was once here, and, a bit, a wee wee bit, missed. But I’m guessing he’ll never leave the land of corn where he lives for the land of buffalo. Never.

    And RWP, if you read this, again, my thanks for introducing me I. Kant’s First Imperative....; I would have never found out about his Dad, and those choices his Dad made, without your...ahem, encouragement.

  • Pastors May Defy IRS Gag Rule

    05/11/2008 6:06:26 PM PDT · 14 of 55
    gobucks to Dawnsblood

    perhaps you have heard of

  • How Atkins Affected My Golf Score

    05/10/2008 3:29:37 AM PDT · 16 of 17

    Update, perhaps final...

    I once heard this from a golf teacher, an old man, a Texan, who was a sniper during WWII in Germany. This old man helped me at a critical time, when I was about to give up golf due to incurable foolishness. Thanks to him, in part, I’m fractionally less foolish these days.

    He said this: “the secret to golf is you have to make love to every shot.”

  • Our fear is causing a loss of the rule of law (liberal hysteria barf alert)

    05/01/2008 6:14:44 AM PDT · 6 of 14
    gobucks to stan_sipple

    Is it just me, or does anyone else see the significance of which day was chosen as ‘Law Day’?

  • Choosing to eliminate unwanted daughters

    04/07/2008 7:58:45 AM PDT · 3 of 23
    gobucks to rhema

    bump; FGM, in the name of multiculturalism is as odious if not more so.

  • Gadahn death rumors continue to surface

    03/07/2008 10:21:51 AM PST · 35 of 59
    gobucks to expatguy

    PEACE, LOVE, DEATH METAL (unusual info about Adam Pearlman Gadahn)


    If he is dead, then another Frankenstein’s Monster story finally ends. How a Dad names a son is not a trivial issue, but too few comprehend the original tale, much less read it ...

  • Private eye defends integrity of "honey trapping"

    02/16/2008 3:21:14 AM PST · 18 of 21
    gobucks to Tax-chick

    I could never do this kind of job; it would be directly supporting a belief system that is the common one behind marriage today: marriage is merely a mutual services contract.

    That aside, I don’t think I would have the qualifications either....:)

  • Private eye defends integrity of "honey trapping"

    02/16/2008 3:19:01 AM PST · 17 of 21
    gobucks to outofstyle

    Honey trapping is quite evil ... I fully agree. But, it does provide a useful indicator.

    A bigger question is this: what generates the kind of loyalty, over time, where this kind of industry would never even be conceived?

    My point in posting this article is that such trends over there often end up over here ...; and so, what is different over there? For one, the secularism is far more entrenched.

    Loyalty and Secularism seem to be mutually exclusive.

  • Private eye defends integrity of "honey trapping"

    02/15/2008 5:15:52 PM PST · 2 of 21
    gobucks to MadIvan

    So you had a passing interest in the golddigger honey trap, so thus the ping to you....

  • Private eye defends integrity of "honey trapping"

    02/15/2008 5:14:48 PM PST · 1 of 21
    I've looked for books that scientifically discuss the nuts and bolts of 'loyalty' and loyalty tests....; they're uncommon.
  • Marry Him! The case for settling for Mr. Good Enough

    02/14/2008 7:46:38 AM PST · 82 of 389
    gobucks to madprof98

    “What they are doing to their children is evil.”


  • Marry Him! The case for settling for Mr. Good Enough

    02/14/2008 7:40:41 AM PST · 77 of 389
    gobucks to reaganaut1
    Those of us who choose not to settle in hopes of finding a soul mate later are almost like teenagers who believe they’re invulnerable to dying in a drunk-driving accident.

    We lose sight of our mortality. We forget that we, too, will age and become less alluring. And even if some men do find us engaging, and they’re ready to have a family, they’ll likely decide to marry someone younger with whom they can have their own biological children. Which is all the more reason to settle before settling is no longer an option.

    Paragraph after paragraph, this article was like the above; excellent post. But I must offer a few comments:

    Not one word was put to the issue of what 'marriage' is for. The assumption is that it is to banish lonliness, that settling is a smart strategy to avoid that fate. Yet, if women were taught that marriage has a far greater purpose than that, articles like these wouldn't have such a following.

    Marriage is religion's bugle. Inescapably, religion, pick your flavor, including secular humanism, drives the model of marriage government. Marriage is, quite loudly, that religion's most visible instrument of 'over here! over here!'. (And as the decades go by, one would suspect, Secular Humanism is in deep trouble, because looking at those marriages is like looking at a Jackson Pollack painting - who, really, wants to be an artist like that? But the REAL issue is that the religious alternatives are not up to snuff, yet.)

    Christianity is popular for a variety of reasons, but a big one is that Christian marriages, executed according to Christian principals, build boys into the kind of men women don't settle for .... these types are chased.

    So, the whole article is a religious pep talk to like-minded humanist women, who may happen to be young and unmarried. And 'settling' is encouraged, because years of chasing secular humanist men will always prove a point: such men are quite selfish, and will largely remain selfish during the marriage as a rule. But it's better than being 'alone' she says. To any of those women readers, consider this: you do the man you settle for, and your culture, a big disservice: you REWARD their selfishness, by settling for them. Then, when you have their sons, and they watch how Dad treats you, you are culpable in reproducing such selfishness - and you doom your daughters to the same culture.

    What she could have discussed, however briefly, is how her parents set her up such that she would be positioned to write such a depressing, and flat out wrong, article in mid-life. She could have discussed any of these women's parents roles in the matter. But true to the religion, not a word ... because in that religion, once you are of 'age', you are on your own. What sad bunk; what a sad fate for her son. He'll read her words some day, and aspire to .... what? A man worth settling for? What utter, distilled bunk.

    No, the deep, not pretty truth, is that this article, as with so much other nonsense out there, is the fault of Christian men of generations past who instead of taking their faith seriously, abused the positions that faith dictates, and abdicated on the duties that faith requires.

    And so God, who reportedly punishes, punishes now, across generations, the faithless Christians and their neighbors alike.

    So, until the jails, which are filled with fatherless criminals, become crowed with visiting faithful men who visit them, readers of this article should expect to see more 'advice' regarding how to rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.

    In short, the Christian men, not overly picky silly women, are to be blamed for articles like these.

  • Clemens fighting to save ...

    02/13/2008 5:01:31 PM PST · 58 of 60
    gobucks to Nonstatist
    "Clemens is trying to save himself from total humiliation; a life wasted in dishonorable pursuit. No small thing, that."

    When I posted this story yesterday, I was sort of hoping that Clemens would say something, anything, to the kids out there. What he didn't say came through loud and clear:

    "Everyone cheats, even the great ones like me.

    So, kids, be smarter than I was and don't get caught. And if you do, lie with me, your hero, Roger Clemens."

    Now, I reflect about Johnny Bench, and imagine that when he was playing, he was ok. I'll keep imagining that....and simply assume its true....

  • Clemens fighting to save ...

    02/13/2008 5:00:50 PM PST · 57 of 60
    gobucks to Nonstatist
    "Clemens is trying to save himself from total humiliation; a life wasted in dishonorable pursuit. No small thing, that."

    When I posted this story yesterday, I was sort of hoping that Clemens would say something, anything, to the kids out there. What he didn't say came through loud and clear:

    "Everyone cheats, even the great ones like me.

    So, kids, be smarter than I was and don't get caught. And if you do, lie with me, your hero, Roger Clemens."

    Now, I reflect about Johnny Bench, and imagine that when he was playing, he was ok. I'll keeping imagining that....and simply assume its true....

  • Clemens fighting to save ...

    02/12/2008 5:38:00 PM PST · 1 of 60
    He mentions many famous liars, even O.J., in this ariticle. Sadly, he omits one 'unusually good liar'; and this article fits him to a T.
  • Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals "Think"

    02/11/2008 7:34:56 PM PST · 158 of 167


  • "Super Readers" - A boy discovers PBS; Time to Kill the TV?

    02/05/2008 12:59:32 PM PST · 8 of 27
    gobucks to sodpoodle

    I’m chuckling a bit; we do have a little girl, who doesn’t find TV that arresting yet; she’s not two though, and a little brother is soon to arrive...

    I suspect the siblings will indeed make a difference in this....

  • "Super Readers" - A boy discovers PBS; Time to Kill the TV?

    02/05/2008 12:58:07 PM PST · 7 of 27
    gobucks to rightwingcrazy

    “We do allow them to watch DVDs, giving us control over content and quantity.”

    I’m thinking this might be our road too...

  • "Super Readers" - A boy discovers PBS; Time to Kill the TV?

    02/05/2008 12:36:39 PM PST · 2 of 27
    gobucks to gobucks

    I suppose I could pull the plug and go ahead an do this ... but I want to watch the Masters this April. Tickets to the event at Augusta are difficult to obtain.

    It is a real struggle.

  • "Super Readers" - A boy discovers PBS; Time to Kill the TV?

    02/05/2008 12:35:04 PM PST · 1 of 27
  • The Security of Having Nothing to Lose

    01/18/2008 12:11:18 PM PST · 7 of 7
    gobucks to Alex Murphy; walden

    You’re welcome

  • The Security of Having Nothing to Lose

    01/17/2008 5:13:36 PM PST · 2 of 7
    gobucks to .30Carbine

    ping; I suppose Janis Joplin should get more credit, but I’m guessing you’d approve of this poet.

  • The Security of Having Nothing to Lose

    01/17/2008 5:09:54 PM PST · 1 of 7

    01/17/2008 9:18:07 AM PST · 18 of 27
    gobucks to HAL9000

    Is there a location that has imaged all of the ‘classic’ FR threads from the late 90’s that you know of?

    I wish I had signed up much earlier than I did....

  • Ohio State Buckeyes v. LSU Tigers: Live Thread

    01/13/2008 6:44:05 PM PST · 553 of 553
    gobucks to cajunangel

    Mental mistakes; you have to give credit to the LSU QB ... he wasn’t making very mental mistakes. Thanks for the link.

  • Ohio State Buckeyes v. LSU Tigers: Live Thread

    01/09/2008 3:31:29 AM PST · 551 of 553
    gobucks to trumandogz

    Well, I waited a fair amount of time, and only read the last post to me, yours ... and I must admit that the loss we suffered Monday night hurt.

    But, be fair ... OSU was moving the ball at will most of the time. Our QB simply didn’t make smart moves under pressure, and our offensive line didn’t create the protection he needed, and so it was turnovers, not skill, that caused the loss.

    Simple ball management, no turnovers, and I’m convinced the outcome would have been our way.

    More fairness: the LSU QB was excellent, and I’ve been reading about Hester for years, and he was unreal. The better ‘team’ won. But, next year, OSU is like as not doing this again, and it won’t be against LSU. And victory will be ours....

    Sounds good anyway.....

  • Ohio State Buckeyes v. LSU Tigers: Live Thread

    01/07/2008 4:31:03 PM PST · 55 of 553
    gobucks to GOP_Raider

    I hope so ... I’m sure of one thing; the Buckeyes worked harder during the layoff than they did last year.

  • Ohio State Buckeyes v. LSU Tigers: Live Thread

    01/07/2008 11:53:15 AM PST · 30 of 553
    gobucks to Zuben Elgenubi; GOP_Raider

    I confess I haven’t been online much, and wasn’t aware of GOP R’s activity, but I couldn’t resist getting a head start - if he wants to start another one, I won’t be offended. The more, the merrier.