"In my day we had USAF pilots in Army Flight School but they "graduated" about 2/3 through skipping night flying, NVGs, and tactics. (The parts that improved my grade average.) Advanced aircraft tracks, like Apaches, were…"
"Helo pilots in the AF start out in the T-6A. Pretty interesting choice, but very few people go on to fly helicopters. I'm not picky and will be very happy with whatever I get. The Texan is a hot rod, but quite a bit different than my little…"
"All good stuff. IRC the personality stuff doesn't count. At least not on the AF side. LASIK and PRK are disqualifying but are easily waiverable. I have LASIK. I'm currently going through pilot training at Vance AFB. Having a helicopter…"
"Sure, I'll say that the Torah and the Koran are untrustworthy. I don't need a different source to tell me about it, I just need the holy books themselves to say something about people floating up into the clouds or zombies crawling…"
"I also, like the theist, do not make the assumption that if God makes no difference then his nature makes no difference. Lots of people make no assumptions about inconsequential non-claims, but it seems a bit dishonest to not mention the…"
"Well, you seemed to say that science leads to murder, not that science doesn't persuade people not to murder, as you are saying now, which is a subtle yet important shift of the goalpost.
I can't claim that science necessarily…"
To your comment, all you've done with your case of special pleading is invent a non-answer to unanswered questions (not conclusively unanswerable, BTW, you said yourself that some are testable and falsifiable, you choose faith…"
"I would counter that by arguing God leads to murder. It removes morality, or limits on human actions, which we learned about from living with other humans through experience and through history (including prehistory as revealed through…"
"You can't have God be an active part in the affairs of man without believing him to be the cause of the big bang? Does it make a difference to God's role in your life if he is an emergent property rather than the creator?"
"Kind of wrong there Bob. I know a whole lot of young men who live in a city and WORK hard. And yes they know and knew at a very young age about death and dying and some of them have the wounds to prove it. Some make it some…"
"From east Texas -- part of the deep South when we want it to be -- it doesn't look to me like the South is losing much of anything. Much less their heritage. If anything, Southern culture is spreading, not dying. At this…"
""...and living by a code... a whole lot depends on which code you live by."
Well, yes. One of the key tenets in the article Brett posted was to be of service to mankind. I'm sure that the believers in the Caliphate that…"