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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 7th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,644
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Warming Cools----the debate is over

See Climate Change Reconsidered at http://www.nipccreport.org/aboutReport.html
for 880 pages of overwhelming science, evidence, and scholarship showing that the UN’s IPCC’s predictions of...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,343
Posted By Fred H.
Re: UPDATE ON FRED HUSSEY

Todd says:
I truly appreciate that Todd.

When I was in the hospital (three different stays over about a month), I never wanted visitors, cards, flowers, etc., but I always, truly, appreciated...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 28th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,343
Posted By Fred H.
Re: UPDATE ON FRED HUSSEY

Todd says:
Hey Todd, thanks for he sentiments.

Don’t know about you being a masochist, but as a so-called atheist apparently refusing to acknowledge that atheism inevitably and unavoidably...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 10th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,663
Posted By Fred H.
Re: "Praying like you've never prayed before..."

As noted in the last paragraph of that story:

Amen.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 9th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,343
Posted By Fred H.
Re: UPDATE ON FRED HUSSEY

Tom says:

OTOH, the downside for you is that when your time comes, you will know if you wagered wrong.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 9th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,343
Posted By Fred H.
Re: UPDATE ON FRED HUSSEY

Argued with neither. Sometimes a relapse is just a relapse. Entropy inexorably increases. Inevitably our bodies age, things break. We find ourselves in a 13 billion year old space-time; whether we...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 4th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,494
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Religious attendance not devotion predicts support for suicide attacks

Religion’s social nature, not devotion, predicts support for suicide attacks? Nonsense. The essentials of the study tell us that Islam, not religion per se, predicts support for suicide attacks.
...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 3rd, 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,075
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

FWIW, from: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090126203207.htm ---- Natural Selection Not The Only Process That Drives Evolution?

Hmmm, “signals of natural selection”? Is there...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 1st, 2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,075
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Funny pic, but I’d say that the shih tzu has already cast considerable doubt on NS, perhaps adding credence to the sentiment that shit happens, and suggesting a new theory of...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 30th, 2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,777
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Thermodynamics & Biology

The authors say:

Todd says “intriguing irony.”

I OTOH, find their sentiments to be little more than nonsense, a non sequitur of sorts.

The 2lot tells us that entropy (or roughly...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 26th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,628
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Retire to the Bedroom...

OLD-TIMERS' SEX FEST? Ugh. That generation has been an ill-mannered one

Speaking of the old and ill-mannered, Pelosi suggested that contraception is a good stimulus for the economy. Using Pelosi’s...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 26th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,863
Posted By Fred H.
Re: More than a kiss...

JimB says:
Tautologies are what they are. They are powerful to those that find them so, and if ever they’re deemed necessary, it’s only to those that so deem. Certainly they’re not science,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 24th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,863
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Darwin's tree of life

Regarding the “uprooting of the tree of life which Darwin used as an organizing principle,” notice how that uprooting does not diminish the natural selection/survival or the fittest notion? Why?...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 24th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,863
Posted By Fred H.
Re: More than a kiss...

In Edge Coyne asks:

Poor question, although it does provide an opportunity for atheists to pontificate on the splendor of their atheism. But then since atheism unavoidably and inevitably reduces...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 23rd, 2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,075
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Todd says:

Bingo. That’s the beauty of a circular truism or tautology like natural selection/survival of the fittest----it’s a notion that’ll be compatible with pretty much anything. Nothing will...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 21st, 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,075
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Todd says:

Neo-Darwinians seem to buy into that erroneous view, but the reality is that all that natural selection (NS) posits is survival of the fittest, or fitness, which is essentially nothing...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 19th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,075
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Todd says:

Or, (5) you can alternatively believe in the unquantified, neo-Darwinian, cop-out notion called natural selection that is little more than a, well, unquantified, cop-out notion that...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 17th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,075
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Entropy-defying complex systems? Sounds like something Obama administration might find helpful.

Be that as it may, Ridley says that

“Little parts of it can reverse the trend”? Nonsense....
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 13th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,960
Posted By Fred H.
Re: "Earth on Brink of Ice Age"

Hey JimB, as you know I too find the so-called current consensus regarding AGW and projections of doom to be mostly unsupportable nonsense. Unfortunately, however, the author of that Pravda article,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 9th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,780
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Steyn on National Cancers

As entropy inexorably increases, so too government. Hence our inevitable, inexorable slide towards more and more socialism. Seems that only divine intervention could reverse either of those...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 7th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,468
Posted By Fred H.
Only a Theory, Miller bashes ID

Hey JimB, I recently posted a review of Ken Miller’s Only a Theory, Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul, 2008, on Amazon. Miller bashes ID, but yet he himself, a Catholic, is a believer...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 28th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,892
Posted By Fred H.
Re: I'm Not OK...

Thanks for the great review JimB. Shelley really appreciated it; it meant a whole lot to her.

I always thought of it as a book that women would love (and all that have read it do, far as I know),...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 24th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,650
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Hillary's Blurt

I hate to underestimate the Clintons, but I doubt even they can overcome this transgression. And I had $5 on her getting the nomination. Damn.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 24th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,582
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Ben Stein’s Expelled

In his review of Expelled, MSNBC’s Arthur Caplan, also the Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, claims Ben Stein engages in Holocaust denial.

Imagine that, Ben...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 19th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,582
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Ben Stein’s Expelled

JimB says:

I’d say that throughout history the greatest minds in mathematics, science, and the arts, greater than yours or mine Gunga Din, have generally perceived some sort of ultimate...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 19th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,582
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Ben Stein’s Expelled

JimB says:

After the space alien comments Stein asks how certain he was that there is no ultimate Creator, and Dawkins said 99% and then Stein asks, in his deadpan way, how he determined that and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 18th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,582
Posted By Fred H.
Ben Stein’s Expelled

Just saw Expelled. Among other things it’s about biologists/academics that fall out of favor with the neo-Darwinian establishment/academia for entertaining the possibility of intelligent...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 30th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,408
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Dawkins: "Just say, 'No'"

Hey JimB, for a chuckle check out this Dick Dawkins “Beware of the Believers” ditty from:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8764462977734749452
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 29th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,887
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Wilder's Fitna: We're All Jews

I found the film here: http://www.themoviefitna.com/
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 22nd, 2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,917
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Global Warming Cools Down

Hey, I told you so too. Recall my prescient post from from over a year ago on 11/28/2006----




The bad news for Al is that he may have to return that Nobel thingy, which may hurt his chances...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 1st, 2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,720
Posted By Fred H.
Republicans have better mental health

From: http://www.gallup.com/poll/102943/Republicans-Report-Much-Better-Mental-Health-Than-Others.aspx
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 29th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,630
Posted By Fred H.
Re: It Ain't Just Old Guys

Hey JimB, speaking of ill-mannered old women, I recently saw No Country for Old Men by the Coen bros. They always manage to make tight, unusual, and interesting flicks worth watching. If you have...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 9th, 2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,343
Posted By Fred H.
Re: UPDATE ON FRED HUSSEY

JB said:
I’m guessing the monkey’s health benefits weren’t as good as mine.

OTOH, if Hillary had had her way back when she and Bill were president and she attempted to socialize the...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology October 12th, 2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,152
Posted By Fred H.
Re: For Fred et al from Mother Jones

I like what Max Planck had to say, from a speech that he gave in Florence, Italy in 1944, entitled “Das Wesen der Materie” (The Essence/Nature/Character of Matter) (Quelle: Archiv zur Geschichte...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology October 8th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,152
Posted By Fred H.
Re: For Fred et al from Mother Jones

Thank you brother Jim, but I think the only reason I continue to argue/debate so-called atheists is for sport. However, their typical lack intellectual honesty and rigor does grow tiresome.
...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology October 1st, 2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,323
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Dawkins Speaks

Hey JimB, this one made me smile:


I’ve always liked Ben Stein. Check out the site and trailer. Should be a great flick. http://www.expelledthemovie.com/
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 30th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,323
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Dawkins Speaks

An atheist claiming spiritual values, claiming that he believes that human life is somehow unique, that it has inherent value, meaning, and purpose; and that there is some sort of objective truth,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 30th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,323
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Dawkins Speaks

Someone recently asked me why and how it is that religion/faith is such an important factor in whom I’d vote for.

I explained that some sort of belief in Providence—some sort of faith or...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 28th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,323
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Dawkins Speaks

And Ahmadinejad’s claims that Iran doesn’t punish homosexuals b/c, “In Iran, we don't have homosexuals.”

Call me cynical, but I find such denials less than convincing.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 5th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,323
Posted By Fred H.
Re: Dawkins Speaks

Hey JimB, wadddup? Where is everybody?

My son recently linked me to a Dennett video on Darwinism / evolution (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2393547403945995297 ), noting that Dennett...
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