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  1. I'd like to see a video too, even though that could be easily faked.
  2. My first though was, "a hacked game" then I considered, an "Easter egg" glitch planted by one of the programmers of the game. In the end it was a made up story and that was of course the Occam's Razor.
  3. I could name names, but I'll refrain for the time being.
  4. I like the torus shaped Universe also. Visualize it like a smoke ring. Prior the Big Bang there was infinite "nothing". At the BB expansion a shock wave or, leading edge, expanded away from a single point, in the "nothing". Since "everything" could be considered to have moved away from this single point, it would also have a trailing edge. If there was a finite amount of the "everything" that expanded in the infinite "nothing", (the Law of Conservation seems to imply this) the resulting torus shape, to maintain a finite volume, would thin as the leading edge diameter increased until the point at which the diameter would be so large that the remaining thickness would be less that the diameter of an atom and... the end of the Universe. Or, the above could be complete bunk, but it's cool bunk. :cool:
  5. There's a big difference between traveling in time and traveling to another isolated country. Unless you are sick at the time you go back, alone, it's not likely you would be bringing anything not already there. They had the same "bugs" we do. Europeans coming to America at a time when sanitation was poor and one sick guy on a crowed ship would spread his illness to more, it was easy to transmit contagions to people with no previous exposure.
  6. That simply presents another paradox. If the TT'er provides a proof in 2015, the future sees the proof as already being shown, so he would be offering the "next" proof in line and the paradox repeats until there is NO proof to offer. They have all been solved in his history.
  7. And the elephant in the room says, "Who decides what's better?"
  8. I didn't want to post the joke in case some might be offended so, I offer the link. It's a kinda dirty joke. You are forewarned. http://www.jokes4us.com/dirtyjokes/alienwifeswapjokes.html
  9. Yea, he was one of the bad guys. He stood trial and was hanged for it. Good ending for him.
  10. You seemed so sure of your logical presentations, I naturally felt that you would want to reexamine them and correct any possible errors. I find learning enjoyable (fun) so I didn't want to "take the fun out of it" for you. We all know "Sheldon" has a problem with sarcasm, could I have a problem with condescension? "Although your post is exquisitely verbose, your logical arguments are invalid. Your tautology is flawed. I'd show you why, but that would take all the fun out of it. Make it a learning experience." Is this somehow condescending? I don't see where I "placed" myself "above" you. Do you mean, "exquisitely verbose"? Well, it's just my opinion. Is it rude? Well, maybe some might see it as such. I have been called rude before. Ok, I'll concede to "rude". I don't think I complained. I just pointed it out. It happens in discussions like these. I just roll with it. Have I submitted posts that may be considered rude, condescending, mean, or in any other offensive manner? Yea, some definitely are, some are considered that way by the subject in or of the post. You should see some of the posts I wrote just to vent and deleted without ever posting. I tend to call things as I see them and be as truthful as my knowledge and understanding will allow.
  11. Although your post is exquisitely verbose, your logical arguments are invalid. Your tautology is flawed. I'd show you why, but that would take all the fun out of it. Make it a learning experience. :)
  12. Decisions, decisions. Should I go to college or trade school and develop a way to earn a living or; Rob a bank for some fast cash? Would either of these choices have an effect on my future? Maaayybe, YES. Of course what we do today guides, controls, influences our future.
  13. I read the study yesterday. Boy did that bring back memories. All the detail documenting and checking to insure a good experiment. They did a real good job. I might have suggested a few improvements and offered some other considerations toward the conclusion but it was very through and informational. I have for some time now entertained the possibility that instinct and by extension some "memory" is encoded into our DNA (Genetic memory) and "new" information could be added generationally and passed on to succeeding generations. Maybe that's why musical talent runs in some families but may skip an individual in the family because they didn't inherit that gene. As they say.."It's in your genes". Testing this idea would be, at present, improbable at best. It would require a complete DNA profile of several generations of family members, run at intervals and compared to previous profiles. I don't see that happening for a long time yet. The idea of Genetic memory has been around for sometime now. It is not widely accepted in modern Psychology, but with studies like the planaria memory study, along with advances in DNA study and computer speed, a link might be found.
  14. That's often the attitude of people, still young, that live in a big city or accept all the doom and gloom the main street media dish out daily. If that fits you, or anyone else reading this and feeling the same way, take some time... get out of the city. Far out... away from the suburbs... out into the country... God's country. Get to know a farmer... see how we live out in the boonies. You'll see the real problems are mostly confined to the cities. The Earth is doing fine and some day... if mankind... and womankind... disappear from the planet, any scars we left, such as Chicago, Detroit, Los Angels, and the rest, will heal very nicely. The Earth and the Universe have been here for billions of years before we got here. There is no reason to think they won't after we are gone. There is no reason to think we could harm them. On the scale of the planet, we are ants. Ants with big bombs maybe, but still ants. Our bombs won't hurt the Earth to any great extent. On the cosmic scale we are less that microbes. Sure, there are things that need fixing and I did some fixing in my time, but I didn't miss any fun because I though my carbon emissions might harm the planet. You're still young. Enjoy your life without worrying that you're gonna break something.
  15. Thanks for answering. I could ask you another hundred questions but I won't bother you to that extent. I do have 17 "guinea pigs", commonly referred to as, grandchildren. I have noticed, as with you, early memory recall and early learning seem to coincide, somewhat. Not cause and effect. Instruction has a lot to do with it also. I have a 4 year old grandson that has a problem with his brain or maybe his vocabulary, keeping up with his mouth. He goes into a lengthy discourse and without stopping, if he doesn't have the word available, he says "blitilip" and just keeps on going. He never stops and goes, "uhmmm" or hesitates. He just throws that in and goes on.He knew colors and shapes early. When he was a bit over 2 he kept saying "creths-ent" at different times, outside, watching a TV show, etc. One day he was sitting on my lap at the computer watching the screen. I was playing an old game called "Pacific Storm" and he kept saying "creths-ent". We couldn't figure out what he was saying so I said, "Show me". He pointed to the icon in the lower corner that kept track of date and time which showed a moon shape when it was night. A crescent moon. Everyone should try to teach children as much as "the child" will tolerate, as early as possible. Neurogenesis slows after 2 years and may even stop with little to no additional neurons being created. It's still an undecided area of study. Around 4 an increase in apoptosis begins, cleaning up unused and unneeded neurons. Sorry, kinda off track ,but I believe, in our memories, will be the only way we travel to the past so, the earlier the better.
  16. I find it amusing the most common fear of traveling to the past is "Disease". OMG, I might catch something. Here is a list of diseases you either already have been or can be vaccinated against. Anthrax Cervical Cancer (Human Papillomavirus) Diphtheria Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Influenza (Flu) Japanese encephalitis (JE) Lyme disease (Lyme disease vaccine no longer available in the United States.) Measles Meningococcal Monkeypox (There is NO monkeypox vaccine. The smallpox vaccine is used for this disease.) Mumps Pertussis Pneumococcal Polio Rabies Rotavirus Rubella Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Smallpox Tetanus Typhoid Tuberculosis (TB) Varicella (Chickenpox) Yellow Fever Here is a list of the prevalence of notifiable diseases in 1915 . You can compare the above list with the below list and determine your chances of survival. You can go to the link at the bottom and compare infection and mortality rates on each. Do try to avoid animal bites though. Rabies was fatal in 100% of the 11 reported cases. DIPHTHERIA, MALARIA, MEASLES, EPIDEMIC CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS, PELLAGRA, POLIOMYELITIS, RABIES IN MAN, RABIES IN ANIMALS, SCARLET FEVER, SMALLPOX, TUBERCULOSIS, AND TYPHOID FEVER-CASES REPORTED, INDICATED CASE RATES PER 1,000 POPULATION, AND INDICATED FATALY RATES PER 100 CASES. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4574083?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Get your shots first. Enjoy your trip.
  17. Thanks RainmanTime. I was aware of the Qabalistic Mysteries or Knowledge, but since I don't understand them myself, I couldn't refer to them. I'm glad you have. Great information.
  18. The location of the IP address will most likely have no effect on the Titor fan(atic)s. They will just say, "So what if he used an IP address in Fl. He said his parents lived in Fl. He only used the high schools IP one time. Maybe he had to because his was down for some reason and he needed to get some, highly valuable, very important, information to us that just couldn't wait. It doesn't prove anything. He was real. You just shut up. He's REAL!" Or something along those lines.
  19. Here's another article on the ring watch. https://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/swiss-watch-in-400-year-old-tomb/
  20. Not to worry. The're making plenty of room. https://nsa.gov1.info/utah-data-center/ Let's see. Generic US phone number.. 321-555-1234 belonging to an unknown person. Generic Foreign phone number (020) 1234 4321 belonging to a known terrorist. (London-ish I think. Milo.X. can offer a better example but this serves to illustrate my point) Phone numbers for calls from overseas into the US are collected as well as the number called. This goes into a data set. When the phone number of a confirmed or suspected terrorist is learned, this data set is searched for any occurrence of that number calling INTO the US. Fast computers...no big deal. If it comes up in the search, the number that was called, IN THE US, is looked at more closely. I would consider that "probable case". Any calls "from that" US number, either back overseas, or domestically, are also fair game to be looked at. Since data has been collected for all calls the data set contains a history of that information that can be looked at. Without that "history", if the US number has since been discarded, determining "accomplices" would be difficult if not impossible. Instead, the tracks of others can be followed. Ok, so what if the number in the US was a mis-dial? Maybe there is a protocol to determine that. Only one call, see who owns the US number. Is the number still active? Has it received any more calls from this or any other suspect non-US number? No, set it to the side...but keep an eye on it. Yes, get wiretap orders and go to town on it. The same holds for data collection overseas. Collect it...if and when it is needed...use it to find bad guys. ALL of the other calls will be in a storage device and NO ONE will ever bother to look at it...UNLESS you become a bad guy. NO ONE is LISTENING to EVERY frickin call that is being made. There are not enough people in the world to do that. It's ridiculous. Ok, back to your favorite conspiracy theory. Hope I didn't spoil it for you by telling you the ending.
  21. Just for the heck of it, I did a search on the "first piece of evidence", but on the archaeological validity of the Si Qing in Shangsi County find on it's own. Every result, at least as far as the 10 pages deep, I bothered to look at, was about the TT story. NO results were returned for the tomb discovery. Maybe, the "entire" story is made up. Does anyone have access to a Chinese archaeological data base?
  22. Ah...Now it's semantics. This is fun too. Because atheists could never understand what faith is like, right? No, because atheists do not have "what it requires" to understand scripture. (You may not understand what I refer to, or why I refer to it as I do, and I will not improve on that answer so, you don't need to ask.) "Expected from an atheist"? Really? Are we going there? Quote the whole sentence; "Your posts have been pugnacious but that is expected from an atheist when it comes to these discussions." and; Yes, absolutely. I have yet to see an atheist that doesn't argue when a religious context is explored. You are, right now, a perfect example of it. pugnacious adjective 1. inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative. Oh yeah, there's nothing better than a good double shot of antipathy in the morning. You know, for me and the other atheists. antipathetic adjective 1. opposed, averse, or contrary; The definition fits a lot of people, even me sometimes, but are you saying it "doesn't fit" an atheist when discussing God? Alrighty! I now belong to your definition of atheists: we are all antipathetic belicose ignorants who don't have a clue of how faith works, ... First, I have never seen a group of Christians vehemently attack and ridicule a group of atheists, but I have witnessed, first hand, a group of atheists do just that to a group of Christians. Have you? Second, you added "bellicose ignorants" and I didn't say you or any other atheist, "don't have a clue of how faith works," or even question an atheist's faith... just their ability to understand spiritual matters. "An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, means responding to arguments by attacking a person's character, rather than to the content of their arguments. When used inappropriately, it is a fallacy in which a claim or argument is dismissed on the basis of some irrelevant fact or supposition about the author or the person being criticized.[2] Ad hominem reasoning is not always fallacious, for example, when it relates to the credibility of statements of fact or when used in certain kinds of moral and practical reasoning." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem Basically I said; Your posts are pugnacious. I believe they are, but that's not a big deal. Others here can decide on their own. I stated, I expected it. If it has happened before, has a history of occurring, expecting it to happen again and stating so, is not ad hominem. I said atheists love to be antipathetic. Many people love to be antipathetic. Is stating, someone is opposed to, holds an adverse or contrary opinion of, or generally disagrees with something, now ad hominem? I never asked you to prove me why you believe in anything. I recognize faith as human right and you're entitled to it. Again, this isn't about that. I just never understood how you came to that first conclusion. I guess I never will. No, I suppose, if we exclude these, you didn't. I did not question why you believe as you do. I didn't make a personal definition of atheists. I commented on how I have seen them act. Yep. That is what I have been trying to say. This is what I'm talking about. I don't see any reason why a person that doesn't believe in your god, couldn't accept the fact that there are some right or good things in the Bible. I've said it myself a few posts back! This shouldn't be an issue to anyone. It's not the issue I brought up. I said, "the Bible can not be correct in anything that connects that God to any process we observe on the planet,...". As a result, "...then you can not hope to see those similarities. It won't matter how many times and how many ways I try to show you, you will simply refuse to accept there could be. That's just how it is." There is no issue. No atheist has ever hurt me... Spiritually or physically. I have no fear of them nor animosity toward them. They're responsible for their own decisions and I am for mine. I suppose I could add here, I find your posts condescending also. I could also wonder, are you actually in any position to be condescending? I still have enjoyed our discussion. Whether it is pugnacious, or antipathetic, or condescending, is of no consequence.
  23. I know this makes for a good conspiracy but, what if the facts are; The only information gathered under this data collection are: The initiating phone number, IP address The receiving phone number, IP address The time and date of the call, e-mail Which actually "are" the facts under this data collection process. No content is collected during this step. Only "if" a number is found to be associated with a known terrorist are any further steps taken to determine "who" in this country was contacted.
  24. That's all well and good but... what if it's two?:roflmao: jk.
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