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Re: The thousand post club

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 pm

:p: Congrats Art; I'm working toward that big 5! :lol2:
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Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:22 pm

I was looking for this puppy; and here it is!!! :mrgreen: :b: :rocketship: hooray!!! Better check my glasses!
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Re: The thousand post club

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orin stepanek wrote:
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I was looking for this puppy; and here it is!!! :mrgreen: :b: :rocketship: hooray!!! Better check my glasses!
A puppy? Have you got a picture of it?

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Re: The thousand post club

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:43 am

Ann wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 am
orin stepanek wrote:
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I was looking for this puppy; and here it is!!! hooray!!! Better check my glasses!
A puppy? Have you got a picture of it?

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:lol2: I take it this for humor; but I do have a doggy1
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We rescued her from Paws and Claws after Sassy passed! Her Name is Magic1
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

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orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:43 am

We rescued her from Paws and Claws after Sassy passed!

Her Name is Magic!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws wrote:
British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke formulated three adages that are known as Clarke's three laws, of which the third law is the best known and most widely cited. They were part of his ideas in his extensive writings about the future:
  • 1) When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

    2) The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

    3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:35 am

neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:04 am
3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.
A law which I think is quite wrong. Once a people is sufficiently advanced scientifically (as are we), no technology, no matter how advanced, will ever be interpreted as magic. It will simply be seen as technology that isn't understood.
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Re: The thousand post club

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:40 am

:clap: I tell you it"s Magic! :clap: :puppy:
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

Post by neufer » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:23 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:35 am
neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:04 am

3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.
A law which I think is quite wrong.

Once a people is sufficiently advanced scientifically (as are we [sic]), no technology, no matter how advanced, will ever be interpreted as magic. It will simply be seen as technology that isn't understood.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptions_of_religious_imagery_in_natural_phenomena wrote:
<<Perceptions of religious imagery in natural phenomena, sometimes called simulacra, are sightings of images with spiritual or religious themes or import to the perceiver. The phenomenon appears to approach a cultural universal and may often accompany nature worship, animism, and fetishism, along with more formal or organized belief systems.

Within Christian traditions, many instances reported involve images of Jesus or other Christian figures seen in food. Sightings of this type have been reported in such varied media as cloud photos, Marmite, chapatis, shadows, Cheetos, tortillas, trees, dental x-rays, cooking utensils, windows rocks and stones, painted and plastered walls, and dogs' hindquarters. Again, some of these items have been offered for sale on internet auction sites, and a number have been bought by the Golden Palace casino. When such images receive publicity, people frequently come considerable distances to see them, and to venerate them.

On April 30, 2002 the Hubble Space Science Institute released new photographs of the Cone Nebula, also known as the Space Mountain, to showcase a new extremely high resolution camera. Shortly afterwards some began to call it the "Jesus Nebula", believing they could see Jesus's face in it. The new camera was installed on Hubble by astronauts during a space shuttle mission in March 2002. The Cone Nebula, located in the constellation Monoceros, is a region that contains cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes that abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from nurseries of newborn stars.>>
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:26 pm

neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:35 am
neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:04 am

3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.
A law which I think is quite wrong.

Once a people is sufficiently advanced scientifically (as are we [sic]), no technology, no matter how advanced, will ever be interpreted as magic. It will simply be seen as technology that isn't understood.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptions_of_religious_imagery_in_natural_phenomena wrote:
<<Perceptions of religious imagery in natural phenomena, sometimes called simulacra, are sightings of images with spiritual or religious themes or import to the perceiver. The phenomenon appears to approach a cultural universal and may often accompany nature worship, animism, and fetishism, along with more formal or organized belief systems.

Within Christian traditions, many instances reported involve images of Jesus or other Christian figures seen in food. Sightings of this type have been reported in such varied media as cloud photos, Marmite, chapatis, shadows, Cheetos, tortillas, trees, dental x-rays, cooking utensils, windows rocks and stones, painted and plastered walls, and dogs' hindquarters. Again, some of these items have been offered for sale on internet auction sites, and a number have been bought by the Golden Palace casino. When such images receive publicity, people frequently come considerable distances to see them, and to venerate them.

On April 30, 2002 the Hubble Space Science Institute released new photographs of the Cone Nebula, also known as the Space Mountain, to showcase a new extremely high resolution camera. Shortly afterwards some began to call it the "Jesus Nebula", believing they could see Jesus's face in it. The new camera was installed on Hubble by astronauts during a space shuttle mission in March 2002. The Cone Nebula, located in the constellation Monoceros, is a region that contains cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes that abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from nurseries of newborn stars.>>
But those are religious nuts. I'm talking about scientifically advanced people. We are a scientifically advance culture that has a certain number of poorly informed people who lack critical thinking skills. They may see ghosts, but that doesn't mean everyone does. (Some of them probably think smart phones are magic!)
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

Post by neufer » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:22 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:26 pm

We are a scientifically advance culture that has
a certain number of poorly informed people who lack critical thinking skills.
A certain number that's large enough to dominate the Electoral College ... though.
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

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neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:26 pm

We are a scientifically advance culture that has
a certain number of poorly informed people who lack critical thinking skills.
A certain number that's large enough to dominate the Electoral College ... though.
Sadly true. But when I refer to a scientifically advanced or literate society, I increasingly mean parts of the world more advanced than the U.S. We're not exactly leading the way intellectually these days. Not scientifically, not socially.
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

Post by neufer » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:12 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:13 pm
neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:26 pm

We are a scientifically advance culture that has
a certain number of poorly informed people who lack critical thinking skills.
A certain number that's large enough to dominate the Electoral College ... though.
Sadly true. But when I refer to a scientifically advanced or literate society, I increasingly mean parts of the world more advanced than the U.S. We're not exactly leading the way intellectually these days. Not scientifically, not socially.
http://stuppid.com/jesus-christ-cloned/ wrote:
<<A billionaire-funded Christian organization is currently working to clone Jesus Christ after obtaining DNA from the Shroud of Turin and feel confident they will have a Jesus clone in 2016. No longer can we rely on hope and prayer, waiting around futilely for Jesus to return. We have the technology to bring him back right now: there is no reason, moral, legal or Biblical, not to take advantage of it.>>
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:31 pm

neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Sadly true. But when I refer to a scientifically advanced or literate society, I increasingly mean parts of the world more advanced than the U.S. We're not exactly leading the way intellectually these days. Not scientifically, not socially.
http://stuppid.com/jesus-christ-cloned/ wrote:
<<A billionaire-funded Christian organization is currently working to clone Jesus Christ after obtaining DNA from the Shroud of Turin and feel confident they will have a Jesus clone in 2016. No longer can we rely on hope and prayer, waiting around futilely for Jesus to return. We have the technology to bring him back right now: there is no reason, moral, legal or Biblical, not to take advantage of it.>>
Man, I wish they could actually do that. Since the Shroud of Turin has already been demonstrated to be a forgery produced much less than 2000 years ago, it would be hilarious to see their faces when they clone a pig or some flower or whatever the actual pigment source was!
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Re: The thousand post club

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:37 pm

Magic does exist! It is in the eyes of the beholder! This is Magic
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And we love her very much! She got her name by appearing at Paws and Claws overnight! No one knows how she got over that 10 ft fence; but lo and behold; in the morning; there she was1 :lol2:
Hey Art! I like the Jesus rendering of the Cone Nebula!
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orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Magic does exist! It is in the eyes of the beholder! This is MagicIMG_0416.JPG And we love her very much! She got her name by appearing at Paws and Claws overnight! No one knows how she got over that 10 ft fence; but lo and behold; in tne morning; there she was1 :lol2:
No doubt she was helped by a higher power (in her case, human, being humane).
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Re: The thousand post club

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:52 pm

BDanielMayfield wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:43 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Magic does exist! It is in the eyes of the beholder! This is MagicIMG_0416.JPG And we love her very much! She got her name by appearing at Paws and Claws overnight! No one knows how she got over that 10 ft fence; but lo and behold; in tne morning; there she was1 :lol2:
No doubt she was helped by a higher power (in her case, human, being humane).
A Big +1 :lol2: But that is how she got her name!
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

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neufer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:23 pm

Within Christian traditions, many instances reported involve images of Jesus or other Christian figures seen in food. Sightings of this type have been reported in such varied media as cloud photos, Marmite, chapatis, shadows, Cheetos, tortillas, trees, dental x-rays, cooking utensils, windows rocks and stones, painted and plastered walls, and dogs' hindquarters. Again, some of these items have been offered for sale on internet auction sites, and a number have been bought by the Golden Palace casino. When such images receive publicity, people frequently come considerable distances to see them, and to venerate them.

On April 30, 2002 the Hubble Space Science Institute released new photographs of the Cone Nebula, also known as the Space Mountain, to showcase a new extremely high resolution camera. Shortly afterwards some began to call it the "Jesus Nebula", believing they could see Jesus's face in it. The new camera was installed on Hubble by astronauts during a space shuttle mission in March 2002. The Cone Nebula, located in the constellation Monoceros, is a region that contains cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes that abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from nurseries of newborn stars.>>
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The Pillars of Creation. The Jesus pillar at right.
X-RAY: NASA/CXC/INAF/M.GUARCELLO ET AL.; OPTICAL: NASA/STSCI
The Cone Nebula would be the Jesus nebula? Come on! Can't you see that the rightmost pillar of the Pillars of Creation is the Jesus nebula? Look at his profile, looking left. There's the forehead, the eyebrow, the nose, the open mouth, even the beard. And his arms are outstretched. In this particular image he's got a red X-ray blob right on his cheek, but that is probably just a pimple. Admittedly his hair at the top of his head is a bit messy.

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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

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Ann wrote:
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The Pillars of Creation. The Jesus pillar at right.
X-RAY: NASA/CXC/INAF/M.GUARCELLO ET AL.; OPTICAL: NASA/STSCI
The Cone Nebula would be the Jesus nebula? Come on! Can't you see that the rightmost pillar of the Pillars of Creation is the Jesus nebula? Look at his profile, looking left. There's the forehead, the eyebrow, the nose, the open mouth, even the beard. And his arms are outstretched. In this particular image he's got a red X-ray blob right on his cheek, but that is probably just a pimple. Admittedly his hair at the top of his head is a bit messy.
Why does he have a baboon on his back?
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Re: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic.

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Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm
The Pillars of Creation. The Jesus pillar at right.
X-RAY: NASA/CXC/INAF/M.GUARCELLO ET AL.; OPTICAL: NASA/STSCI
The Cone Nebula would be the Jesus nebula? Come on! Can't you see that the rightmost pillar of the Pillars of Creation is the Jesus nebula? Look at his profile, looking left. There's the forehead, the eyebrow, the nose, the open mouth, even the beard. And his arms are outstretched. In this particular image he's got a red X-ray blob right on his cheek, but that is probably just a pimple. Admittedly his hair at the top of his head is a bit messy.
Why does he have a baboon on his back?
Who knows? By the way, I think it's a cat. :kitty:

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Post by orin stepanek » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:42 am

kinda reminds me of the blobs in a Lava Lamp! :shock:
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Re: The thousand post club

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orin stepanek wrote:
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kinda reminds me of the blobs in a Lava Lamp! :shock:
Say "Lava Lamp blobs" 3 times fast.
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neufer wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:56 am
orin stepanek wrote:
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kinda reminds me of the blobs in a Lava Lamp! :shock:
Say "Lava Lamp blobs" 3 times fast.
OK!

Tongue twister time; twisted my tongue three times! Say that three times real fast! :mrgreen:
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metonic_cycle wrote:
<<For astronomy and calendar studies, the Metonic cycle or Enneadecaeteris (from Ancient Greek: ἐννεακαιδεκαετηρίς (enneakaidekateris), "nineteen years") is a period of an almost exactly 19 years that is nearly a common multiple of the solar year and the synodic (lunar) month. The Greek astronomer Meton of Athens (fifth century BC) observed that a period of 19 years is almost exactly equal to 235 synodic months and, rounded to full days, counts 6,940 days. The difference between the two periods (of 19 solar years and 235 synodic months) is only a few hours, depending on the definition of the year. When Meton introduced the cycle around 432 BC, it was already known by Babylonian astronomers. A mechanical computation of the cycle is built into the Antikythera mechanism. The cycle was used in the Babylonian calendar, ancient Chinese calendar systems and the medieval computus (i.e., the calculation of the date of Easter). It regulates the 19-year cycle of intercalary months of the modern Hebrew calendar.>>

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