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Comment: 3-D to 2-D display (Score 2) 91

by Camel Pilot (#49167309) Attached to: Photo First: Light Captured As Both Particle and Wave

From the fine article it provides a caption to the graphic

"The bottom "slice" of the image shows the particles, while the top image shows light as a wave""

Looking at the graphic the top image is a 3-D display and the bottom just a color coded 2-D representation with topo lines. I see nothing in this displaying the wave aspect and particle aspect. Mistake?

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 3, Insightful) 454

Well then you must have missed the speeches and questions asked of the candidates at the recent CPAC.

BTW the Afghanistan and Iraq war price tag topped 6 Trillion dollars! Wars started by the last presidency. And the same crowd is now asking for another war! And you talk about deficits... LOL.

Comment: Re:I don't think Obama is really paying attention (Score 1) 454

That's like saying the KKK, Westboro Baptist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, (insert dangerous cult here) aren't "real" Christians.

Well there are plenty of Christians who would make that exact claim! Most Evangelical for instance will be happy to tell you the JW's are not "real" Christians.

But that is not the point here. We are not fighting a war against any of those groups and Obama position is purely strategic. You need to know your enemy and this approach strikes directly at the image ISMS has made for themselves and throws water on the ISIS tactic of eliciting a religious war and invoking the crusader and other such rubbish.

Comment: Paying it forward. (Score 4, Insightful) 454

The reason for the short term memory is that for the average voter the last two wars cost them personally _nothing_ and were if anything entertainment. Now if the president came out and said we are going to mobilize again to fight ISIS and a new 2015 tax of $200/person will be levied to pay for the war you would see a change of heart in minute.

Comment: Re:I don't think Obama is really paying attention (Score 5, Insightful) 454

He says they just need a job, but a majority had jobs before becoming radicalized. They often have college too. So to come out and say it's not faith based, when clearly they tie everything to their perverted version of Islam, either means he thinks we are not paying attention, or he's not.

Or he is smarter and more strategic than you are. By refusing to acknowledge ISIS as 'real' Islam he takes away ISIS primary claim to legitimacy and hands that legitimacy to the moderate Muslims (ie Jordan) that will join in the fight against ISIS.

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 1) 454

Fighting them in the streets? What silly notion is this? Are you trying to run for the Republican nomination or something?

Speaking of the Republican nomination I have to laugh that the Chicken hawk Commander-in-Chief wannabes when asked what they would do against ISIS list specifics pretty much right along the lines that which Obama is currently pursuing.

Comment: Re:One thing for sure (Score 1) 526

by Camel Pilot (#49142753) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

Mark 10:21 was a challenge to a wealthy man, who subsequently failed said test. Luke 14:26 is a statement as to how you should prioritize Christianity over the objections/demands of anyone else, including your own family.

And you are that wealthy man! You are most likely well within the 1% circle of privileged individuals on this planet. Not to mention Jesus allegedly repeated this command over and over... for example Luke 12:33 and Luke 14:33 and via parables such as the Pearl of Great Price or the Lazarus and the Rich man.

Comment: Re:The strangest moon in the solar system is ours. (Score 1) 141

by Camel Pilot (#48991197) Attached to: The Strangest Moon In the Solar System

Coincidence eh? Or is it that God wanted us to explore our world...

"The Moon is unique in the solar system in its large relative size compared with the Earth. The Moon appears from the Earth to be the same size as the sun, in perfect artistic symmetry, unlike any known other planet-moon system. [...] To many Christians, these characteristics appear as "clues" or "hints" left by God for men to discover. [...] The Moon appears to have the same size as the Sun when viewed from Earth. This creates a unique symmetry and phenomenal solar eclipses. The odds of this occurring by chance are nearly zero"

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