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  1. what I'm reading

    "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence.
  2. Fact Versus Opinion, What's the difference?

    by , 02-15-2016 at 09:47 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I wonder whether one needs the same level of confidence for speculations, opinions, beliefs, prejudices, etc. as for facts. It has been my understanding for as long as I remember that it was fine to opine as one wanted to, regardless of actual fact, but when one wants to assert something as fact, then one must have evidence and logic.

    For example, several months ago I opined that there was a good chance that the 2016 presidential election might come out like the 1860 election in ...

    Updated 02-18-2016 at 05:26 PM by PeterL

  3. Religious Music

    1925 Paul Robeson- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
    1930 Blind Willie Johnson- John the Revelator
    1937 Thomas A. Dorsey- Peace in the Valley
    1940 Woody Guthrie- Jesus Christ
    1948 Hank Williams- I Saw the Light
    1948 Sister Rosetta ...

    Updated 10-20-2016 at 02:12 AM by mortalterror

  4. what I'm reading

    "The Way of All Flesh" by S. Butler.
  5. Settled Science

    by , 02-03-2016 at 09:05 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In the course of reciting the dogmas of AGW, someone used the phrase "settled science" in regard to the theory that global warming has been caused by human activity. I foolishly started wondering what science is settled. There are matters that nearly everyone agrees on that might be called "settled", but when you scratch the surface there are questions.

    There aren't many people who don't believe the theory of gravity. Newton's law of universal gravitation states ...