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  1. Why? There's nothing wrong with letting the evidence rather than preconcieved notions convince you. Thats what skepticism is all about. Ghost claims always have natural, and rather mundane explanations.
  2. Okay, fine. What do you think the reason for the color blotches in the picture are?
  3. Let me see: You bring a picture here taken at Gettysburgh at night with wierd lights in it, asking for an explanation. you've done it 3 times before, and wouldn't listen to anyone who said it wasn't ghosts. Do the math. "Its ghosts! its ghosts!" is on the tip of your tongue, you are just deliberately dancing around it.
  4. Any idea why they have such a high ammonia content, BTW? (I don't read about cephalopods much)
  5. Amazing. I never thought I would see this. I'm kind of sad in a way, I mean, it was a mystery, possibly one of the last great mysteries, and its pretty much solved. Too bad it damaged it's tentacle trying to get away, too. I saw a special on humbolt squids a whila ago, and they were catching them with these 2 ft. long barbed rods. Their tentacles got badly caught on them (it was brutal), so its good they didn't use that method at least.
  6. Case in point: no one here believes in ghosts, herme3. Take you photos somewhere else please.
  7. That comic is funny, but eerily accurate.
  8. Actually, its our system thats crazy. The base 10 metric system makes a lot more sense, it is just hard to get used to. (which reminds me, I've got to study).
  9. I know. Its hard to make the conversions sometimes, I guess it like learning a new language. @*#%ing American hubris.......
  10. First of all, vacuous claims such as this aren't apt to get you much respect around here. Read, and think about what Swansont said: As an aside, Pumices, what particular aspect of evolutionary theory do you have a problem with?
  11. William Hammer and William Hickerson discovered Cryolophosaurus. IDK if this helps.
  12. And you should have learned that not everyone in the entire world uses the same date format as us. They also use this wierd measurement system called the "metric system". Its true. Look it up.
  13. Yes, I did read your post, and look at your picture. However, the fact that it is someone else's picture and you did explicity say "ghosts" changes nothing. We all know you intend to do the same thing you did those 3 times in the past. To respond to your post, I don't think its anything wierd, its just the same thing that happens when people try to take photos and botch them up a little. This happens to me all the time because I am not all that great of a photog, and sometimes the lights have little "trails" after them due to my hand movement (my hands constantly shake uncontrollably, so i can never be a surgeon ). Its nothing that we haven't explained to you before.
  14. It also depends on exactly what subgroup of creationists we are talking here. Virtually all, however, think that evolution is wrong or insufficient, and that a supernatural diety definitely had something to do with creating life and the universe.
  15. It is certainly the scientific theory that has endured the most controversy and reactionary movements over the years. But I can't see it as being "dangerous", any more than cell theory would be dangerous.
  16. I'm sorry to go back to this, but this bugged me. First of all, a science does not have to be immediately useful to warrant inquiry. I can't think of many applications for the science of astronomy, does this make it any less an interesting and worthy science? Evidently not, since every university has an Astonomy class. Second, evolutionary principles can and are put to good use. As well as being a cornerstone of modern biology (as Swansont noted), here is a short list of some of its applications: Hope this helps. Sorry if I derailed this otherwise good discussion.
  17. Thank you, Mokele. Keep in mind, everyone, why shinbits was banned.
  18. What is this, the 3rd time or 4th time you brought ambiguous pictures here, claiming they were ghosts? We remember the 3 other threads about this, Herme, we aren't goldfish*. All of your claims have been dealt with, it is you who can't accept the truth of the matter. *goldfish have incredibly short memories, for anyone who is thinking "what the hell is Hellbender talking about?"
  19. I collect old Genessee beer mugs, animal skulls and biology-related textbooks. I collect the mugs because I enjoy drinking beer, and I happen to like Genessee. Their vintage mugs are hard to come by, and are always pretty cool. I collect animal skulls, but only if I find the animal dead, and bury it for its bones. I refuse to add to my collection by buying them (even though there are stores with lots of good skulls online). I guess it makes it more of an interesting challenge that way. Plus when I get something really good (like a bat or a snapping turtle), I have the bragging rights that I found it. I started collecting biology textbooks a little while ago. There is book drop in the science building here, and they had (I took them all) a lot of old biology-related textbooks. I can't stand to see books like this go to waste, especially when the subject matter is so interesting to me.
  20. I don't get it either. All this time he harassed us for critiquing creationism, but those were his actual views. What the hell, was he just trying to find a reason to pick fights? He may have had a lot to contribute (and he did, but he just couldn't stop with the attitude), but he was a jerk who made everyone he posted to feel stupid and uncomfortable. I'm glad he's gone.
  21. More that you may have missed: 1. Integrity 2. Objectivity 3. Creativity 4. The Scientific Method 5. Logic 6. Peer review
  22. On this note, I am announcing that I am going to be too busy to be on anymore for a while. My classes seem to be getting tougher, probably because I am not getting any (expletive deleted) sleep due to an incessantly snoring roommate. I simply need all the time I can get to catch up on sleep and study before my grades go way down because I can't concentrate. I'll catch you guys later when I am rested up and have some free time.
  23. I was talking about this movie to one of my more nerdy friends. He was practically raving about how ingenious it was, and I was just like "I didn't get it". He explained it to me, like why the alien was her father, etc. I was like, "ok, but it still sucked". IDK, the book may have been good, but I just didn't get much out of the movie. For all the hype, I have to admit I was severely disappointed.
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