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  1. Moontanman

    What is faith?

    Then again some of us pack our own chutes...
  2. Moontanman

    What is faith?

    That one went over my head, can you clarify?
  3. Moontanman

    What is faith?

    There would seem to be a bit of a misconception that religious faith or faith in a god is the same as my faith in my wife or my car starting or the sun appearing to rise in the morning. These things are not accepted on faith they are reasonable expectations based on past actions and events. Faith is not a path to truth, one can believe anything based on faith as described in the Holy Bible... Oh BTW, there are very few things more annoying than a street preacher but they do seem to result in a lot of people doubting religion...
  4. Moontanman

    What is faith?

    You guys are right, my response was almost exactly the opposite of what I meant to say. I missed it even rereading it. I must be getting senile. My intent was to ask for something the supernatural had taught us that superseded science. I remember the exchange but why I wrote what I did I cannot explain. I apologize for the quote mining accusation...
  5. Moontanman

    What is faith?

    Quote mine much? You guys left out the qualifier of faith I used... Not to mention I was answering someone who stated what we think of as woo will be science... You guys also left out the rest of the conversation I was replying to where it was said woo will become science.
  6. Moontanman

    How does the Trump era end?

    I think it will end in mushroom clouds but hey I'm an optimist...
  7. No, I am just as popular off line as on... no.. wait..
  8. Moontanman

    Genetic engineering

    How close are we to making animals to order, something like a hexapod salamander? Impossible? Or just no incentive to do so?
  9. Moontanman

    Genetic engineering

    You guys are making is very difficult to cosplay to john varley's gaea trilogy....
  10. Moontanman

    Genetic engineering

    Thank you... I guess i don't get to be a centaur...
  11. Moontanman

    Genetic engineering

    Possibly I was a bit to vague, can we do genetic changes in animals by manipulating their genes to cause them to have things like extra limbs that actually work rather than just stick out at random.
  12. The non Hebrew slave could also be beaten as long as he didn't die in a day or two.. The non Hebrew slave could also be passed down to the masters children...
  13. I just posted a story, here is the link....


    1. MigL


      So is the Hulk your 'residual self image' ?
      ( the mental projection of your digital self )

      Morpheus quote, from The Matrix

    2. nevim


      Who is the benign, rogue incognito based on?

      i liked your story!

  14. Moontanman

    What is your favorite tv series at the moment?

    The Orville...
  15. Moontanman

    Fluorine vs hydrogen

    Thanks, for the answers, just something I have long wondered about...
  16. Moontanman

    Fluorine vs hydrogen

    I'm gonna ask a stupid question, fluorine lacks one valence electron hydrogen lacks one electron yet hydrogen is not considered a halogen... yet helium has two electrons in it's outer shell and is a Nobel gas...why?
  17. Moontanman

    Interplanetary/Interstellar Travel

    I, of course, have a different take on interstellar travel based on the Winnebago! Large O'Neill cylinders or torus type space habitats will eventually travel to other stars by hoping from one small icy body to another, slowly spreading out like a new animal in a deserted habitat. Controlled fusion would be the key and we all know it's only 10 years away... Rendezvousing with icy bodies would mean the travelers would take thousands of years to get to another star but each icy body rendezvous would be a chance to top up on volatile elements and if the icy body was big enough use it to build more habitats. Using this method we could occupy the entire galaxy in a few million to tens of millions of years and never even visit a planet. Planets would not be needed anymore than a Winnebago needs cities...
  18. Moontanman

    Help with building a planet

    I used to have a site I could go to and plug in various variables and figure things like mass, radius, gravity, density but that site has closed and I can't seem to find another that allows me to plug in data and get back real world figures. Does anyone know of a site where I can do that?
  19. I'm gonna be a Grandpa! 

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    2. MigL


      Congratulations, Moontangrampa.
      ( If it's a boy, will his name be Rocky ? )

    3. Silvestru


      Congrats Moon! New fishing buddy coming up.

    4. Moontanman


      I do appreciate all the kind thoughts, I am so excited I can't sand it. I miss my children being little and now I get another chance to help raise a baby! It's just... wonderful! 

  20. Moontanman

    Could the Earth have two moons?

    If a planetary body about the size and mass of Ceres were to be captured by the Earth could it take up a stable orbit around the Earth? How difficult would the interactions be for the Earth Moon system to capture such a body? Also would such a capture take several years of interactions between the Earth, the Moon and the new body or would it be more of an immediate thing?
  21. Moontanman

    Sex and Your Religious Beliefs

    You have claimed that animals are instinctive beings, humans are animals, in fact humans are one of the animals that have sex for fun, dolphins would be another, bonobos, I'm sure there are others, what are you trying to say? Humans are not animals? Please clarify...
  22. Moontanman

    Plate Tectonics: A Modern Myth?

    Until he shows some mechanism for the expansion he is just spinning his wheels...
  23. Moontanman

    Could the Earth have two moons?

    I was hoping for a stable orbit inside Earth's moon, any chance of that? Maybe a resonance orbit?
  24. Moontanman

    What are you listening to right now?

    I think Rachel does it much better! I'd almost be willing to just watch Rachel wash and comb her hair..