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Posts by Phinneous

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  • Rename Faneuil Hall? Leader uggests Change Due to Slavery Ties

    08/16/2017 4:03:53 PM PDT · 37 of 40
    Phinneous to Mears

    Thanks for the clahhhhrification Meeaahhhs.

  • Rename Faneuil Hall? Leader uggests Change Due to Slavery Ties

    08/16/2017 3:43:02 PM PDT · 35 of 40
    Phinneous to nickcarraway

    Well it’s already known as Quincy MAAAAAAAHHHKET

  • Dr. Paul Church now expelled from four Boston area hospitals – over comments

    08/09/2017 6:43:04 AM PDT · 18 of 67
    Phinneous to traderrob6

    Their actions disgust me. I believe in the truthful core of their souls they also wish they were attracted to the opposite sex. Regardless of what the more boisterous ones would have us believe.

  • Trump has ‘excessive expectations’ for GOP Congress, complains McConnell

    08/09/2017 4:22:59 AM PDT · 4 of 50
    Phinneous to SoFloFreeper

    Yeah... Good thing Trump endorsed McTurtle’s choice for senator in Alabama. That’ll get things u stalled. /s

  • Pilgrims See Cross in Sky at End of International Cross Procession in Ukraine

    08/06/2017 5:02:15 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    Phinneous to rusureitflies?

    Need to “stretch” one leg. Otherwise it’s a plus sign.

  • Exclusive: Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team

    08/02/2017 12:33:44 PM PDT · 45 of 47
    Phinneous to Defiant


  • Exclusive: Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team

    08/01/2017 5:56:03 PM PDT · 27 of 47
    Phinneous to Defiant

    She’s chick, Braugh.

  • Cuba to Citizens: Have More Sex

    07/31/2017 3:33:54 PM PDT · 12 of 26
    Phinneous to Rummyfan

    No thank you baby. Fifteen is my limit on shnitzengruben. I am not from Havana!

  • Deductive Reasoning vs. Inductive Reasoning

    07/27/2017 7:34:08 PM PDT · 22 of 29
    Phinneous to ETL

    Guess the author (if you can read the whole thing)


    Apparently, our discussion which took place a long time ago, and which, as I was pleased to learn, has not been forgotten by you, has nevertheless not cleared up this matter in your mind. I will attempt to do so now, in writing, which imposes both brevity and other limitations. I trust, however, that the following remarks will serve our purpose.

    Basically the problem has its roots in a misconception of the scientific method or, simply, of what science is. We must distinguish between empirical or experimental science dealing with, and confined to, describing and classifying observable phenomena, and speculative science, dealing with unknown phenomena, sometimes phenomena that cannot be duplicated in the laboratory. Scientific speculation is actually a terminological incongruity; for science, strictly speaking, means knowledge, while no speculation can be called knowledge in the strict sense of the word. At best, science can only speak in terms of theories inferred from certain known facts and applied in the realm of the unknown. Here science has two general methods of inference;
    (a) The method of interpolation (as distinguished from extrapolation), whereby, knowing the reaction under two extremes, we attempt to infer what the reaction might be at any point between the two.
    (b) The method of extrapolation, whereby inferences are made beyond a known range, on the basis of certain variables within the known range. For example, suppose we know the variables of a certain element within a temperature range of 0 to 100, and on the basis of this we estimate what the reaction might be at 101, 200, or 2000.

    Of the two methods, the second (extrapolation) is clearly the more uncertain. Moreover, the uncertainty increases with the distance away from the known range and with the decrease of this range. Thus, if the known range is between 0 and 100, our inference at 101 has a greater probability than at 1001.

    Let us note at once, that all speculation regarding the origin and age of the world comes within the second and weaker method, that of extrapolation. The weakness becomes more apparent if we bear in mind that a generalization inferred from a known consequent to an unknown antecedent is more speculative than an inference from an antecedent to consequent.

    That an inference from consequent to antecedent is more speculative than an inference from antecedent to consequent can be demonstrated very simply:

    Four divided by two equals two. Here the antecedent is represented by the divided and divisor, and the consequent - by the quotient. Knowing the antecedent in this case, gives us one possible result - the quotient (the number 2).

    However, if we know only the end result, namely, the number 2, and we ask ourselves, how can we arrive at the number 2, The answer permits several possibilities, arrived at by means of different methods: (a) 1 plus 1 equals 2; (b) 4-2 equals 2; (c) 1 x 2 equals 2; (d) 4 2 equals 2. Note that if other numbers are to come into play, the number of possibilities giving us the same result is infinite (since 5 - 3 also equals 2; 6 3 equals 2 etc. ad infinitum).

    Add to this another difficulty, which is prevalent in all methods of induction. Conclusions based on certain known data, when they are ampliative in nature, i.e. when they are extended to unknown areas, can have any validity at all on the assumption of everything else being equal, that is to say on an identity of prevailing conditions, and their action and counter-action upon each other. If we cannot be sure that the variations or changes would bear at least a close relationship to the existing variables in degree; if we cannot be sure that the changes would bear any resemblance in kind; if, furthermore, we cannot be sure that there were not other factors involved - such conclusions of inferences are absolutely valueless!

    For further illustration, I will refer to one of the points which I believe I mentioned during our conversation. In a chemical reaction, whether fissional or fusional, the introduction of a new catalyzer into the process, however minute the quantity of this new catalyzer may be, may change the whole tempo and form of the chemical process, or start an entirely new process.

    We are not yet through with the difficulties inherent in all so-called scientific theories concerning the origin of the world. Let us remember that the whole structure of science is based on observances of reactions and processes in the behavior of atoms in their present state, as they now exist in nature. Scientists deal with conglomerations of billions of atoms as these are already bound together, and as these relate to other existing conglomerations of atoms. Scientists know very little of the atoms in their pristine state; of how one single atom may react on another single atom in a state of separateness; much less of how parts of a single atom may react on other parts of the same or other atoms. One thing science considers certain - to the extent that any science can be certain, namely that the reactions of single atoms upon each other is totally different from the reactions of one conglomeration of atoms to another.

    We may now summarize the weaknesses, nay, hopelessness, of all so-called scientific theories regarding the origin and age of our universe:

    (a) These theories have been advanced on the basis of observable data during a relatively short period of time, of only a number of decades, and at any rate not more than a couple of centuries.

    (b) On the basis of such a relatively small range of known (though by no means perfectly) data, scientists venture to build theories by the weak method of extrapolation, and from the consequent to the antecedent, extending to many thousands (according to them, to millions and billions) of years!

    (c) In advancing such theories, they blithely disregard factors universally admitted by all scientists, namely, that in the initial period of the birth of the universe, conditions of temperature, atmospheric pressure, radioactivity, and a host of other cataclystic factors, were totally different from those existing in the present state of the universe.

    (d) The consensus of scientific opinion is that there must have been many radioactive elements in the initial stage which now no longer exist, or exist only in minimal quantities; some of them - elements that cataclystic potency of which is known even in minimal doses.

    (e) The formation of the world, if we are to accept these theories, began with a process of colligation (of binding together) of single atoms or the components of the atom and their conglomeration and consolidation, involving totally unknown processes and variables.

    In short, of all the weak scientific theories, those which deal with the origin of the cosmos and with its dating are (admittedly by the scientists themselves) the weakest of the weak.

    It is small wonder (and this, incidentally, is one of the obvious refutations of these theories) that the various scientific theories concerning the age of the universe not only contradict each other, but some of them are quite incompatible and mutually exclusive, since the maximum date of one theory is less than the minimum date of another.

    If anyone accepts such a theory uncritically, it can only lead him into fallacious and inconsequential reasoning. Consider, for example, the so-called evolutionary theory of the origin of the world, which is based on the assumption that the universe evolved out of existing atomic and subatomic particles which, by an evolutionary process, combined to form the physical universe and our planet, on which organic life somehow developed also by an evolutionary process, until homo-sapiens emerged. It is hard to understand why one should readily accept the creation of atomic and subatomic particles in a state which is admittedly unknowable and inconceivable, yet should be reluctant to accept the creation of planets, or organisms, or a human being, as we know these to exist.

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  • He was brought to Virginia as a toddler, deported at 19 (TR)

    07/26/2017 7:58:35 AM PDT · 25 of 68
    Phinneous to Oshkalaboomboom

    Hat tip to Steely Dan:

    “Hey 19....
    No you can’t jump the border.
    No you can’t work at all.
    ICE take him away to the Rio Grande....”

  • Just How Dead Is Microsoft Paint?

    07/24/2017 6:40:02 PM PDT · 20 of 24
    Phinneous to JimRed


  • McCain returning to Senate in time for health vote

    07/24/2017 6:35:48 PM PDT · 15 of 64
    Phinneous to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    The absolute best John McCain parodies are the old “White comedian Paul Shanklin” bits on Rush.

    The McCain Mutiny:
    (in his lispy snarl) “Left 360!“

    Bank of Amigo bits on amnesty (” It’s not amnesty! “)

  • Just How Dead Is Microsoft Paint?

    07/24/2017 11:55:14 AM PDT · 3 of 24
    Phinneous to nickcarraway

    I used to erase the tail numbers off of private jet charter availabilities with Paint.... good commissions....good times.....good program.

  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/23/17)[Prayer]

    07/23/2017 4:50:47 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    Phinneous to Ezekiel

    Ya know... It’s almost as of there is some secret behind G-d’s mother tongue. ;)

  • Which Jesus Do You Follow?

    07/18/2017 7:34:10 AM PDT · 2 of 44
    Phinneous to amessenger4god

    How could one be chosen by G-d if he is god?

    That’s like a rigged vote.

  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/16/2017 9:56:40 AM PDT · 30 of 41
    Phinneous to JesusIsLord

    I want to assure and comfort you that there are seven over-arching commandments in the true books of the Bible (the Jewish canon of the “Old” Testament, and that they grant you, yes you, your true connection to G-d Almighty.

    Enjoy connecting. It gladdens the soul.

    PS, if you’re Jewish PM me.

  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/15/2017 10:43:06 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    Phinneous to avenir

    Can I ask you a question? With millions of Mormons in the world, why don’t you believe Joseph Smith?

  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/15/2017 9:14:42 PM PDT · 24 of 41
    Phinneous to avenir

    Ever find it odd that the Torah testifies to every Jew receiving G-d’s word at Mt Sinai, and that such an event will never happen again, and that the covenant is eternal, yet when you make a claim, it’s from one man’s vision (long after the death of another man) and insist that that has the force to abrogate the mass-revelation in Exodus?

    I mean, ya could pretty make up anything at that point.

  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 2:20:08 PM PDT · 13 of 41
    Phinneous to georgiegirl; JesusIsLord; Zionist Conspirator

    I’m cool with thread hi-jacking. I do the same thing. ;)

    Georgie, regarding your prooftexts, please give a full listen so that you can refute the Jews better (And this is a free link cuz I’m Jewish ;) ) Note: Please ask your pastor if you can listen to it first. It may be heretical. I don’t want you to get into trouble.


    We believe we know what Isaiah meant, and we know it in Hebrew.

    Mr. JesusIsLord, sir, Please take a look at this. Every horror of the Talmud you have ever heard about, without exception, is a distortion of the pure intent. Without exception. By the way, this decades-old site was created to counter the centuries-old problem of anti-Jew nudniks.

    Enjoy, scholars!

    Good Shabbos Jew and Gentile!

  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 2:09:35 PM PDT · 12 of 41
    Phinneous to SubMareener

    I’ll show you some cool things after Shabbos. (Google Zohar prophecy industrial revolution)