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Wal-Mart isn't in business to lose money and neither are they in business to provide high paying jobs nor is that their responsibility. Wal-Mart is in business to make money. If you don't like Wal-Mart don't shop there. I believe Katie was being dishonest in providing the Wal-Mart spin on the wage increase. http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/02/19/wal-mart-raises-wages-only-after-fight-in-court/
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 5:19 PM
the burden of proof is on the one making the claim. You are claiming an act of supernatural power of alien origin (not of this world/Earth) created life. Prove it. Also either prove that this power is not alive or how it created it's own life. Your claim is that life came about as an act of supernatural power. If this supernatural power is alive then its life must have been created by another supernatural power.
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 5:14 PM
quarks cannot be studied in isolation they must be studied in pairs. The reason is if one quark is pulled away from it's pair quark two new quarks will spring into existence. Regardless of how complex you think quarks to be the fact that they spring in existence is still impressive. This has to do with the theory of relativity but we now have matter where we did not before. There are other particles that spontaneously blink into and out of existence also on the quantum level in what is known as quantum foam. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2012/10/quantum-foam-virtual-particles-and-other-curiosities/ http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/matter/12.html My limited imagination does not prove anything. Is there anything more powerful that something that by definition is the most powerful? The question makes no sense why not ask if there anything bluer than blue?
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 5:14 PM
quarks cannot be studied in isolation they must be studied in pairs. The reason is if one quark is pulled away from it's pair quark two new quarks will spring into existence. Regardless of how complex you think quarks to be the fact that they spring in existence is still impressive. This has to do with the theory of relativity but we now have matter where we did not before. There are other particles that spontaneously blink into and out of existence also on the quantum level in what is known as quantum foam. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2012/10/quantum-foam-virtual-particles-and-other-curiosities/ http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/matter/12.html My limited imagination does not prove anything. Is there anything more powerful that something that by definition is the most powerful? The question makes no sense why not ask if there anything bluer than blue?
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 4:58 PM
http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/ I've never met anybody from Mongolia. That doesn't meant they don't exist.
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 3:26 PM
In response to the point made wondering why the universe appears the way it does is a complicated subject and is still a matter of debate within the physics/cosmology world. The best video I have found to explain the flatness of space and why it appears that way is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTUsOWtxKKA To cite Hawking and imply that he was befuddled on this subject is dishonest. It is true that if conditions that existed immediately after the big bang were different then the universe would be different are true but theories to explain why this happened have been around for decades. Adams either did not do any research on this subject and decided to write an article that implies that those who have are fools too stupid to know that their claims are contradictory or Adams did do the research and purposefully chose to exclude this information with the hope that his readers would be uneducated on the subject or otherwise easily convinced. Either way his articles were more interesting when he stuck to criminal justice.
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 2:42 PM
I did not make any claim that other forms of matter could pop into existence and I am not doing so now. Adams made the claim that nothing could simply pop into existence without personal and purposeful intent, this is false. I do not know what gives quantum foam the properties it has or why quarks behave the way they do. My ignorance, however, does not mean this knowledge is unknowable.
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 2:37 PM
My post does not attempt to disprove the existence of any god or negate the beliefs found in Judeo-Christianity. Adams made a claim: only a purposeful and personal force could create something from nothing. This claim is demonstrably false. You have faith in a higher power, good for you. If you ever expect anyone to take you seriously you cannot make claims that are known to conflict what can be observed. Flat-Earthers are presumably happy with their belief but they lose credibility when they make claims that are demonstrably false.
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Brian86 Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 12:55 PM
Particles do pop into and out of existence all the time without a personal or purposeful force. It's not anything like people that spring into and out of existence but very small particles in a space called quantum foam. We can even force quarks to spring into existence although this can be explained by the theory of relativity and I'm sure someone will argue that this was purposeful. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2012/10/quantum-foam-virtual-particles-and-other-curiosities/ http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/matter/12.html If someone chooses to believe in a higher power as a creator and to stop questioning why things are the way they are and is happy with that then good for them. But they should be careful about making claims, such as things cannot pop into existence, and building their faith on that when this claim is demonstrably false and was proven false decades ago.
I didn't care. I was informed, after the fact, that my platoon prayed for me after I was wounded. If that made them feel better then I support it.
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