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by Bornerdogge
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Exposure to Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Exposure to Vacuum

Nice :)

I'm always suprised when in movies like Titan A.E. or H2G2 they spend a few seconds in space without dying... This explains that.
by Bornerdogge
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

Can anyone tell me how to prove religion using this method? Here is a glass of water. Here is another glass of water. Both glasses of water are treated exactly the same, EXCEPT I ask a priest to wave his hands/utter some words/say a prayer as he deems appropriate. This glass of water is now holy wa...
by Bornerdogge
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

Well we're arguing about basic definitions here. To me 'science' is the workings of the universe, whether we study it, understand it, ignore it or whatever it's always there. I guess to most people science is the study of the workings of the universe, to me it *is* the workings of the universe (unl...
by Bornerdogge
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

I generally agree with you on all of what you have said, except the "science has always been there."... Science is not the universe, science is a human construct, a set of methods to help us understanding the universe! Well we're arguing about basic definitions here. To me 'science' is the workings...
by Bornerdogge
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

I generally agree with you on all of what you have said, except the "science has always been there."... Science is not the universe, science is a human construct, a set of methods to help us understanding the universe! I think what Thein said was not to be understood in the superficial manner. He me...
by Bornerdogge
Mon May 31, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: The operation of the LHC Accelerator complex
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: The operation of the LHC Accelerator complex

Very interesting! :thumbup:

But the guy speaks such an awful English!! :evil:
by Bornerdogge
Sun May 30, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: I come in Peace
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: I come in Peace

Thou shalt be welcom'd among us! ^^
by Bornerdogge
Sun May 30, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Defining Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 4332

Re: Defining Topics

I come here every day and I haven't a single clue of the reason why there's been an argument...

Either there isn't any good reason, or I must be stupid...
by Bornerdogge
Sun May 30, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

Trust and faith remain different...

I can trust a person I know very well... If someone says to me "there's a big voice in the sky telling you to kill yourself", I'll need faith to do it..
by Bornerdogge
Fri May 28, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

They are, of course, entitled to believe anything they wish to believe. They are NOT entitled to attempt to force others (children for instance) to agree with them. Sadly I can't recall many examples of people not trying to force others to agree with them... If more was done against such people (th...
by Bornerdogge
Thu May 27, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

Well it's difficult to compare... On the one hand you have these Arabic (for example) scientists, who did a lot of revolutionary work, and lived in a period and place deeply influenced by religion... But that's very different from today's "intelligent designers" who intend to "prove" creationism wit...
by Bornerdogge
Thu May 27, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

Sure they did some research (thanks for the link!), but almost nothing compared to what had been done before in the Antique, was being done in the Arabic world, and was to be done afterwards (Renaissance, Enlightenment etc.)
by Bornerdogge
Thu May 27, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Current Events Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 163313

Re: Current Events Discussion

That would certainly be useful... There are 7 bunches of ~1e11 now, and stable beams!
by Bornerdogge
Thu May 27, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

let's not forget that numerous medieval monasteries were centers of science at that time and we'd not be where we are now without them. Hm, from what I know they merely copied old books... Of course this is extremely important as we would have lost large amount of knowledge from the antique if they...
by Bornerdogge
Wed May 26, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Religious belief are you?
Replies: 74
Views: 22543

Re: What Religious belief are you?

I just remembered this famous quote by R.P Feynman: I had a conversation about flying saucers some years ago with laymen. You see, because I'm scientific they think I know all about flying saucers! So, I said, I don't think there are flying saucers. My antagonist said. Is it impossible that there ar...