Posts by GourmetDan

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  • Neanderthal: New Images of an Ancient Enemy

    03/30/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · 133 of 148
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "That is an anti-survival behavior. Whatever genetic traits lead to it are, I believe, being eliminated."

    All hail the almighty god of evolution. Able to eliminate genetic traits that lead to 'anti-survival behavior' as well as produce them in the first place. All conveniently available on-demand as required for the next 'just so' story. There truly is nothing that evolution can't do.

    Well, except that it doesn't seem to be able to stop adherents from constantly begging the question and engaging in the most ridiculous logical fallacies offered as apologetics.

  • Mystery solved? Turin Shroud linked to Resurrection of Christ

    03/30/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT · 38 of 77
    GourmetDan to Swordmaker
    "...because The IMAGE ON THE SHROUD is what the apostles saw and mistook for the risen Jesus!"

    And because they were so spooked, they didn't notice Judas hiding behind it giving voiceover...

  • Coral links ice to ancient 'mega flood'

    03/30/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT · 9 of 29
    GourmetDan to Red Badger
    "It is vital that we look into Earth’s geological past to understand rare but high impact events, such as the collapse of giant ice sheets that occurred 14,600 years ago," said Dr Alex Thomas of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, an author of the paper. "Our work gives a window onto an extreme event in which deglaciation coincided with a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea levels – an ancient ‘mega flood’. Sea level rose more than ten times more quickly than it is rising now! This is an excellent test bed for climate models: if they can reproduce this extraordinary event, it will improve confidence that they can also predict future change accurately."

    The real reason for this 'research'? To get you to believe in a computer-model that 'predicts' global-warming. Obviates the need to support their contentions with real evidence. Computer-models are the old physics 'thought experiements' applied to new 'scientific' imaginations. GIGO

  • Papua New Guineans Among World's First Farmers

    03/30/2012 12:53:36 PM PDT · 11 of 16
    GourmetDan to SatinDoll

    Well, it was a nice story anyway...

  • Papua New Guineans Among World's First Farmers

    03/30/2012 12:03:30 PM PDT · 8 of 16
    GourmetDan to SatinDoll
    "Most of the domesticated plants that occurr in the equatorial areas of the world cannot be grown in northern or southern latitudes, so farmers would have been unlikey to migrate unless forced to do so by a catastrohpe, such as rapidly rising sea levels."

    Must have been Democrats. Why else move to a whole 'nother latitude instead of just to higher ground?

  • Boehner: Despite deep differences, Obama and I 'get along just fine'

    03/28/2012 12:42:49 PM PDT · 52 of 77
    GourmetDan to Paul Ross
    "Reagan, who we all truly love, was too trusting."

    Too trusting? They almost killed him just 'getting his attention'. Once he understood how the game was really played, he became much more cooperative.

  • Boehner: Despite deep differences, Obama and I 'get along just fine'

    03/28/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT · 41 of 77
    GourmetDan to MaxMax

    The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

  • Justices poised to strike down entire healthcare law

    03/28/2012 11:15:52 AM PDT · 153 of 323
    GourmetDan to AuH2ORepublican
    "There are 47 Republicans in the Senate, and even with a few RINOs there, it is unfathomable that we would fail to get 41 of them to filibuster last-minute nominations by a defeated, lame-duck Democrat president."

    Surely you jest.

    The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

  • Obama Lawyer Laughed at In Supreme Court

    03/26/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT · 48 of 96
    GourmetDan to Hostage

    I think you are correct.

  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 7:44:36 AM PDT · 78 of 174
    GourmetDan to mojitojoe

    He will try to do something even if he loses.

    Between the election and the inauguration.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/25/2012 11:29:08 AM PDT · 638 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "There isn't a speck of logical deduction contained within your "example". Anyone can say anything happened as a result of some arbitrary belief, but that does not come even remotely close to being a logical proof. You actually have to have supporting evidence."

    It's called the fallacy of affirming the consequent and that's exactly how belief in evolution works.

    "Given this statement, and your other post in which you described science as being philosophical mumbo-jumbo and philosophy as having a logical evidentiary basis, I am left with only two logical possibilities here. Either you really do have an extraordinarily muddled understanding of both philosophy and science, or you are what is popularly known as a troll. I am leaning towards the latter interpretation."

    Misrepresenting the statements of others in order to draw an unflattering characterization isn't a substantive argument.

  • Witness Says Zimmerman was Attacked by Martin

    03/24/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT · 40 of 78
    GourmetDan to caww
    I know, how they are trying to frame this in order to create drama, press and political hype is beyond disgusting."

    I think they're trying to start a race-war.

    There's no other reason to report this way.

  • Analysis: Why U.S. high court may uphold healthcare law

    03/23/2012 8:06:53 AM PDT · 37 of 57
    GourmetDan to Bruinator
    "A judge that bases decisions on adherance to the Constitution is not by any means and “activist” judge."

    It's all about controlling the language. Those who control the language control the debate. Remember 'pro' choice, 'gay' lifestyle, reducing 'earned' income credits for people who paid no taxes is a tax 'increase'.

    Such people used to be known as liars. Now they are 'spin doctors'.

    Oy!

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/21/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT · 631 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom; jda
    "OTOH, the theory of evolution is based in scientific observation, and revised as new information is learned. As far as I can tell, it is apolitical. Scientists use it just as one would expect scientists to use any scientific theory."

    If modern physics and cosmology are as 'apolitical' as this site indicates, the current definition of "apolitical" doesn't lend much support for objectivity in 'evolution'.

    "Natural Philosophy" is the name by which "physics" was known in the time of Isaac Newton, and well into the 19th century. We return to it mainly in order to emphasize that the more profound and circumspect approach to nature during those years is needed once again. We seek renewed respect for philosophy, especially for logic; and also for the everyday application of reason and of respect for evidence known as common sense -- which should be considered a foundation for, rather than a contrast to, genuine science."

    "Modern physics regularly disdains both logic and common sense, and prefers interpretations of evidence favoring the bizarre and irrational. The resulting theories reflect the real world much less than they do the special biases of the interpreters--as suggested by the critical movement of constructivism, based largely on the thought of Thomas Kuhn. Other and more logical interpretations of all the same evidence and applications (even of nuclear energy) alleged to confirm special relativity, etc., are quite possible."

    "Reigning paradigms in physics and cosmology have for many decades been protected from open challenge by extreme intolerance, excluding debate about the most crucial problems from major journals and meetings."

    I am shocked, shocked at the level of intolerance among 'scientists'. Anybody see any creationists at this site?

    Natural Philosophy Alliance

    Anybody studied anything by Karl Popper lately?

  • Vanity: Genesis As Science, Chapter 1

    03/21/2012 10:55:35 AM PDT · 122 of 147
    GourmetDan to metmom
    "If the entire mass of a supergiant star that goes supernova is so great that when it collapses on itself it forms a black hole so that even light cannot escape its gravitational pull, what do scientists do with singularly, which contained the mass of the ENTIRE universe, not just one star?"

    Black holes are theoretical mathematical objects. Essentially they are division by zero and nothing more.

    These guys have a better grasp on how the universe actually works. Observable, testable, scalable... plasma.

    The Electric Universe

  • Why Obama Will Lose in November

    03/20/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT · 29 of 53
    GourmetDan to Jeff Head
    "Obama is afraid of Newt because he knows Newt would hand his head on a platter every time that had a debate or discussion on virtually any topic."

    If Newt does get the nomination, watch the media introduce a new debate format that will neutralize this advantage. Don't know what it might be, I just know that's what will happen.

  • Why Obama Will Lose in November

    03/20/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT · 28 of 53
    GourmetDan to Jeff Head
    "Obama is afraid of Newt because he knows Newt would hand his head on a platter every time that had a debate or discussion on virtually any topic."

    If Newt does get the nomination, watch the media introduce a new debate format that will neutralize this advantage. Don't know what it might be, I just know that's what will happen.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/20/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT · 621 of 669
    GourmetDan to wagglebee

    Well sure. Seems to be a given that any ‘theory’ that is based on the ‘death of the unfit’ is going to end up causing the death of ‘the unfit’.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/20/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT · 619 of 669
    GourmetDan to wagglebee

    Claiming that science is not a ‘religion’ is a red-herring that gets thrown out to divert attention from the fact that ‘science’ is based on philosophical naturalism.

    The fact that this renders it useless for opining on unobserved, assumed time-frames and unobserved, assumed events must be avoided at all costs.

  • Police charge father after he offers to help girls during snow storm

    03/19/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT · 65 of 104
    GourmetDan to Colonel Kangaroo
    "The officers asked if anyone had called me who told me that they had been investigating me, to which I replied no. They immediately both accused me of lying to them about someone calling me and proceeded to ask me again in several different ways the same question."

    Never Talk to the Police