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Interesting Ancestors?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Jun 19, 2014. 68 Replies

How many of you have interesting ancestors?I'm sure there has to be a few big-name descendants around.I know a little on my paternal grandfather's side - initially leaving France, and helping to…Continue

 

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Michael B. replied to Pale Horse's discussion Hillary Clinton in the group The Great Debate
"Because he drew the long straw after a 2 term Republican."
Mar 14
Michael B. replied to Rusty Rogers's discussion Politically-Biased History? in the group The Great Debate
"They didn't have to. And there is reason that the most prevalent diseases to transmit from New World to Old World were VD - more open sexual practices in the natives + sailors. Bountiful, VD-laden nookie... and sailors. Ah, but the Europeans…"
Mar 14
Michael B. replied to Rusty Rogers's discussion Politically-Biased History? in the group The Great Debate
"Well, since proper germ theory wasn't developed until the 1800's... "
Mar 14
Michael B. replied to Pale Horse's discussion Hillary Clinton in the group The Great Debate
"The worst thing Hillary Clinton can do "for her campaign" is to run at all in 2016. Just running off election data, the Democrats could run Jesus, and the Repugnan... er Republicans could run a cactus, and the Repubs win. If you see…"
Mar 14
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"Yet, if you are skeptical - and not cynical - you can't accept the term atheist. Because, as a skeptic, if empirical evidence was presented you have to accept what the evidence supports. And that could be for the god of Abraham, or…"
Nov 10, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion Happy 96th birthday Billy Graham! in the group The Great Debate
"The difference is Graham was one of the progenitors of Mega Churches."
Nov 10, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion Happy 96th birthday Billy Graham! in the group The Great Debate
""That's the way it's always been...""
Nov 10, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"The quote you use at the end here is a gross misrepresentation. A false assumption. And it's based off of a largely divergent definition of a single word; evidence. What constitutes evidence, what is acceptable as evidence, and what does the…"
Nov 10, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
""Miracles. Events with astronomical odds of occurring, like oxygen turning into gold. I've longed to witness such an event, and yet I neglect that in human coupling, millions upon millions of cells compete to create life, for generation…"
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"At what point does a goat find a teapot orbiting the sun somewhere within the asteroid belt sexually attractive?"
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"The fourth sentence attempts to bolster your argument with hyperbolic absurdity. Prokaryote ----> human... pfff, even vertebrate.... even eukaryote is a long process. All the first cell or cells needed were mentioned in the third…"
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"Given billions of years, not so much. Given that each "attempt" could easily occur hundreds of billions of times per second, for billions of years? The enormity of improbability scales downward infinitely."
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"The same probabilities exist for the probability that any single cell in your body will receive any (any, not any specific) molecule of glucose. Note that the glucose is not on a rail system - it is introduced into the body and is then largely…"
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"The article is largely a mishmash of poorly constructed rationales for creationists to use to debate evolution. I say poorly constructed, because it demonstrates extremely poor understanding of probability, statistics, and math in…"
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"Mr. Munson, If you read the section I refer to in the article, the argument is made for the amount of time it would take to have 60 trillion cells - the approximate amount in the human body. " It is estimated that the human body is made up of…"
Nov 9, 2014
Michael B. replied to Herb Munson's discussion What Is Your Credulity Factor? in the group The Great Debate
"The section "The Human Body, Time, and Evolution" attempts to explain away evolution by imagining a single human body assembled 1 cell at a time. In an article that attempts to blame "slight of hand" as a "trick of…"
Nov 9, 2014

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At 8:04am on March 28, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate, Michael. Great to have you with us!

 
 
 

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walking though clouds a poem

Walking Through Clouds . we walk but we do not seeit takes a while to focusthe clouds get in the way.some say they do not seethe clouds in the way butthey are there anyway.I see the clouds clearlybut others never see themthey are looking at their feet.Sometimes the clouds liftand I can see for days butthen the clouds come back.I walk among the cloudsI also see through themwalking careful with open eyes.Some people choose what theywant to see while on Earth, andsome never see well at all.. I…See More
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