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    07-18-2017, 08:52 PM
    Too bad. China is the next great power. They will supplant us. They will keep their racial identity, whereas the west wants nothing more than to...
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    07-11-2017, 11:54 AM
    Hello Friends I feel a tad hesitant to post this because it's effectively a sales pitch, and I'm not sure if these are not frowned upon here. (I...
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    07-10-2017, 11:14 PM
    Speculative thinking addressing the moral, political, cognitive and existential crises of mankind needs no particular setting. The social setting...
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    07-06-2017, 06:42 AM
    Where are you heading? “Stranger? It’s the Dawn.” Up at this hour. Staring closely at the rising sun; Your eyes- heavy with grief. Oh?...
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    07-06-2017, 06:26 AM
    Lolita has quite a lovely, lilting vocabulary featured in it. Would you rather give that a try? Many of Nabokov's works are really well written, and...
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    07-01-2017, 08:05 AM
    FREI replied to a thread Revival in Short Story Sharing
    I resolve to dive in. Not the water – that's way too cold for me, this time of year, early summer, just after the solstice and before the sea has...
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    06-29-2017, 10:21 PM
    After doing some cursory reading on Near death experiences, I find the following to be true: A small percentage of people (anywhere from 1% to...
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    06-29-2017, 04:10 AM
    I enjoyed these stories: life, love and death.
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    06-29-2017, 02:53 AM
    haven't got a clue about this. Why not start a thread to describe it and the work of its representatives?
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    06-29-2017, 12:22 AM
    I forgot to add that I think it is a trend in physics today to name your theories after appealing human abstractions. In songwritung they are called...
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    06-29-2017, 12:12 AM
    The near death experiences are not bad evidence, after a fashion, of course. I like it at least. You say they do not report an evil God. Do they...
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    06-28-2017, 11:09 AM
    You get stuck on notions, so I have to go against my speculative nature and play the rantionalist. Do you have some empirical evidence for a good...
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    06-28-2017, 10:44 AM
    Signs of growing bubble from Mises and Acting Man: "You do not need to be a financial market wizard to see that especially bond markets have...
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    06-27-2017, 08:32 PM
    To have an afterlife is no more unlikely than to have a conscious life. Under scenario #2, just as life happens to be part of it, afterlife might...
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    06-27-2017, 08:12 PM
    I already said I think all the religions together got only a little bit of the truth, sometimes ovelapping. What are you accusing me of? All these...
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    06-26-2017, 09:36 PM
    I can think of only one reasonable explanation of the biblical God's apparent wish to be worshipped constantly--without constant vigilance we easily...
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 09:11 PM
    I cannot find any necessity yet for God to be good. An excellent case could be made and has been made that God is evil. I want to believe God is good...
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    06-26-2017, 07:45 AM
    Dreamwoven replied to a thread Astronomy in Serious Discussions
    https://www.universetoday.com/136174/snake-rovers-might-best-way-explore-surface-tunnels-mars/ several interesting issues in this post.
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    06-26-2017, 12:01 AM
    Kidnapped and enslaved by the Devil is how I would interpret hell. Evil Gods must take some pleasure in pain. Or maybe their pleasure is in capturing...
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    06-25-2017, 07:27 PM
    Not being a Christian, I feel no pressure to posit free will, either. I don't know if we have it. We are at least free enough to believe we are...
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    06-25-2017, 03:17 AM
    You are really stretching, while I am staying logical. The word "choice," is a bad choice for whether something is manifesting consciousness,...
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    06-24-2017, 07:56 PM
    The idea does imply the old notion of randomness and that particles have no other reason to get together. In a mechanistic universe with infinite...
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  • desiresjab's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 01:10 AM
    I am not searching for religion. But one person I am acquainted with through music and who can suddenly turn anti-religious in the typical ranting...
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