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  1. Slick

    God's Language

    I believe Summarian predated Hebrew and is one of the oldest known and identified languages...but I don't really care about dead languages either. Edit: Damnit, now I care a little more about this than I wanted too. A Google search says that Old Tamil is the oldest known language.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Ronny Boy's "Paper Plane" video reminded me of this Walk Off The Earth Video for some reason. Anyway, this was the theme song from Weeds and now it's in my head, so maybe it should be in yours too.
  3. Slick

    Can science and religion co-exist?

    Well, evidence at least.
  4. Slick

    Can science and religion co-exist?

    You just used the bible as evidence of itself. What if I said: One cannot make assumptions about the wizarding world if they know nothing about it. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone says that the Mirror of Erised shows the "deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts." not an actual image. Citing a passage from the book itself doesn't add any credence to the existence or function of the world or the mirror does it? I could go on to say that, like Santa, belief in wizards (and witches of course) is by faith; which, is really just the same as saying please ignore the plot holes and lack of evidence.
  5. Slick

    Can science and religion co-exist?

    Great, but is there any rational reason to believe the writings aren't just ancient babblings? Anything from native legends, to bible stories, to the word salad spewed by Deepak Chopra can coexist with science, provided that it doesn't pretend to be more than just myth. However, if we strive to believe in as many truths as possible and discard falsehoods then religions will be examined. Just remember that today, science tells us that the essence of nature is self-actualization. You and I are seekers of the infinite. We can no longer afford to live with selfishness. Only a being of the dreamtime may generate this spark of synchronicity. You may be ruled by bondage without realizing it. Do not let it eradicate the richness of your journey. Where there is bondage, conscious living cannot thrive. The preceding italicized text was created by a Deepak Chopra BS generator and is not necessarily the view of the station or network. However, it can also coexist with science as long as we don't also want to take it seriously.
  6. Slick

    Can science and religion co-exist?

    Why is there any reason to believe a god was involved at all? It's not like the so called inspired writings contain any revolutionary new ideas or information that suggest supernatural influence. So, considering all the holes and nonsense doesn't it seem more likely that it was just written by ignorant, ancient men trying to create meaning? Upstart mythologies were a dime a dozen back then.
  7. Slick

    Can science and religion co-exist?

    Would that be the most miraculous and salvational realization? Let us dare to dream.
  8. Slick

    Can science and religion co-exist?

    How does one reliably determine what was the message of the god and what was just the writing of men? Well don't worry my friend, for $49.95 I will send the truth your way!
  9. I think Joe Rogan's assessment of US voting patterns is correct. Nobody can ever do the job perfectly so voters go for the opposite of what they just had. Smart, dumb, smart, dumb.  Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump.  The US just got out of a long term relationship with a boring, pragmatic, smart leader so now it's dating an effn' whore. A fake hair, fake tan, embarrassingly dumb, arrogant, loud mouthed, sexual assaulting, pos whore.

    1. Slick

      Slick

      But hey...the christians seem to like him. I think that suggests their god is available for hire, cheaply...by the hour.

    2. Hal 9000

      Hal 9000

      I see you're trying to troll or at least misrepresent, but the sentiment is more like divorced parents.  You live with mom, get to stay up all night, eat junk food and not work, you realize that have nothing going for you so you move in with dad, he makes you get a job, earn some money take some responsibility for your life.  You get tired of adulting and move back with mom, she cooks your food makes your bed etc....and the pattern continues. 

  10. Is Harry Potter a hero or an over curious bumbling, average Joe at the right places at the right times?
  11. Slick

    Home Smart Hubs

    meh... I use several smart devices and they are fantastic. Smart speakers are fine for news, music and weather but you'll want a smart display for recipes and such. I've had a Nest thermostat for a while now and it is fantastic in conjunction with Google Home. I can set it to turn on ahead of my morning alarm (which now includes my personal news feed and sports scores) or when I get close to home, etc. I can also ask Google to change the temperature verbally. I can turn on and off lights while on vacation, I can turn on and off devices and appliances manually remotely or via various schedules. The ability to have music follow me through the house or stream to multiple speakers at once is also a nice touch. The fact that all of this is achieved cheaply and wirelessly without effort is outstanding. Those afraid of the man should probably stop leaking little personal details on online forums.
  12. Slick

    What Are You Listening To?

    On a wave of mutilation...one of the best B-sides ever...in my humble opinion.
  13. The abortion resolution was only narrowly defeated today at the convention. The far right is still strong in that party and I think Scheer will lose the socons after he quiets them for the upcoming election but is defeated by the Liberals. As for promising stuff, Mike Harris once won Ontario by promising to take away goodies. I feel like that line could work again.
  14. Parti-Bernier may not be the answer and it will likely mean another Liberal government next election; but, I'm hopeful that it will lead to better conservative options going forward. The CPC is further right than many can stomach and probably too liberal for social conservatives. I would love to see a fiscally conservative, centre-right party that ditched the social conservatism, Christian BS. This may be possible if a second party existed further right. Along with an additional conservative option I would love to see PR happen so that each party with seats had some actual power (proportional to their support) to get things done.
  15. DoFo bans cellphones in schools. I hear pencils and daydreaming are next! He also setup a snitch line to report educators harming students by not following the curriculum. I wonder who teachers can call to report a government whose policies harm students.

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    3. Slick

      Slick

      My children go to Ontario public schools and they have both WiFi and allow personal devices. As I said, sometimes their teachers ask for them to be off and put away and at others they can use them for a variety of school related tasks. They've used phones and Google Cardboard headsets to take virtual reality tours of the solar system and human organ systems, they use the video and photo capabilities, my son used the night sky app for an astronomy project in grade 7, etc.  

      It makes more sense to allow teachers to decide when and how personal devices will be used. Big Brother style bans rarely work very well. Kind of like preventing all kids from using the modern health curriculum because some parents are hung up about the mention of gay people.

    4. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Yeah, that would be awful.  I don't think it's at all like banning cellphones though.

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