Search found 4612 matches

by geo
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:59 pm
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: Changing People's Minds
Replies: 14
Views: 8532
United States of America

Re: Changing People's Minds

how do we understand the warming we see is due to GHG's and no longer some other reason, like cyclical versions in the tilt of the earth's axis? There are two "signature" effects that are fairly easy to check out. One is the greater warming during nights than in the daytime. The GHG's act...
by geo
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: Religious "Nones" now largest group in America
Replies: 14
Views: 3149
United States of America

Re: Religious "Nones" now largest group in America

There's some—maybe a lot of—evidence suggesting humans have natural tendencies to believe in gods and an afterlife. We are wired to believe in a "higher power" and it's this intuition that leads many of us to religion. That would not be proof of any god or gods, just the monkey brain fuck...
by geo
Sun Jan 28, 2024 2:57 pm
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: Religious "Nones" now largest group in America
Replies: 14
Views: 3149
United States of America

Re: Religious "Nones" now largest group in America

We're all born "nones". The problems start when the propaganda starts. "My fictional friend is the BEST fictional friend." Unproven. There's some—maybe a lot of—evidence suggesting humans have natural tendencies to believe in gods and an afterlife. We are wired to believe in a &...
by geo
Fri Dec 29, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: Review of "Come on MAN, Speak English to ME about GOD"
Replies: 9
Views: 3640
United States of America

Re: Review of "Come on MAN, Speak English to ME about GOD"

Recommendation: I don't recommend reading this book. Ha ha, I got an inkling of that before getting to the end of Murmur's review! The problem is the typical reader for "Come on MAN, Speak English to ME about GOD” won't care about Murmur's particular comments because Murmur is a godless heathe...
by geo
Tue Dec 12, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & History
Topic: Ukraine invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 22190
United States of America

Re: Ukraine invasion

This discussion is making it very clear to me (and you) that I know little to nothing about the situation. (I edited this post) This seems a very intellectually honest statement. I do think Putin is an evil dictator and his invasion against Ukraine was a brutish act, causing profound misery for unt...
by geo
Sun Sep 03, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: The Day of the Triffids - by John Wyndham
Topic: The Day of the Triffids - Ch. 1 - 3
Replies: 28
Views: 11600
United States of America

Re: The Day of the Triffids - Ch. 1 - 3

“And now, folks, get a load of what our cameraman found in Ecuador. Vegetables on vacation! You've only seen this kind of thing after a party, but down in sunny Ecuador they see it any time-and no hangover to follow! Monster plants on the march! Say, now, that's given me a big idea! Maybe if we can...
by geo
Sun Aug 27, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: The Day of the Triffids - by John Wyndham
Topic: RESOURCES for The Day of the Triffids
Replies: 8
Views: 3874
United States of America

Re: RESOURCES for The Day of the Triffids

This book is a great read. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. As such, I was looking around to see if any movies were made of it. There are a couple of movie versions, but apparently they stray far from Wyndham's text, and aren't considered very good. But here's a 1981 BBC TV series in case anyone's intere...
by geo
Sat Aug 26, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: HINT: We need a good religion debate!
Replies: 66
Views: 40906
United States of America

Re: HINT: We need a good religion debate!

If anyone wants to get the ball rolling, with a new discussion on religion, start a new thread and make a first post. I miss those days when folks would come on BT and make outlandish claims about the earth being six thousands years old, or about evolution not being real, or that Catholics aren't &...
by geo
Sun Aug 20, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: The Day of the Triffids - by John Wyndham
Topic: The Day of the Triffids - Ch. 1 - 3
Replies: 28
Views: 11600
United States of America

Re: The Day of the Triffids - Ch. 1 - 3

Triffids aside, Wyndham's novel is about survival in a post-apocalyptic future. In that sense, The Day of the Triffids is similar to The Road by Cormac McCarthy or the movie, A Quiet Place (starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt), or pretty much any zombie movie. The real struggle in these kinds of...
by geo
Sun Aug 20, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: The Day of the Triffids - by John Wyndham
Topic: The Day of the Triffids - Ch. 1 - 3
Replies: 28
Views: 11600
United States of America

Re: The Day of the Triffids - Ch. 1 - 3

Speculation on the sudden occurrence of the triffids was quite similar to the debates about the origin of Covid 19. It is one of the mysteries of the story. Where did triffids come from? But the appearance of the blinding comets strikes me as much greater mystery, especially since the blindness ren...

Go to advanced search