Exactly. Anything Apple or Google does is just going to be for home users and small businesses which is not where Microsoft makes their big money. You'd have to pry Excel from my cold dead hands.
Gauntlet. Highly addictive. A quarter sink for sure.
That's what most Americans don't get. "Liberals" in the US would be conservatives in most other countries. We are so far at the bottom of the "socialist" rating scale that we might as well be eliminated as an anomaly.
But Democrats don't sell themselves as wanting completely free and unregulated markets. That's not to say they are hypocrites about other things but in this case it is more about Republicans.
So basically you are saying that they provide a dumbed down experience for people who can't handle more than one button. That's basically what they've been doing for the last 15 years. Turns out playing to the lowest common denominator is a good business.
And amazingly they all have a Cuban accent - "you got some 'splaining to do!"
Well one could debate on the Nag Hammadi gospels. I could easily claim that John didn't write the Gospel of John or any of the others really. It's more likely that those Gospels didn't fit in with what the church was pushing.
I am not a fan of Paul. He can defend himself but I think he was a fraud. His view just differs from Jesus in too many ways. I believe Christianity should just be the Gospels - ALL of the Gospels - and nothing else. When you do that you end the debate on a lot of hateful topics - including homosexuality.
The Newspapers aren't supposedly handed down by God and considered by its readers to be flawless. The Gospels were originally written in Greek, translated by hand into Latin, and then only after the start of Protestantism did it start to be translated into local languages. That means for the English translation most people read was based on 1500 years of potential mistranslations and transcription errors. It's like playing the "phone game" over 1500 years and expecting the words to still mean something.
Also, to start, Mark and Luke were not disciples or direct witnesses. Their Gospels are just hearsay handed down a generation or two later. John's gospel is the most dramatically different he writes as if he was a witness but there is some doubt that was the case. Matthew supposedly was a direct witness but if he actually was literate (which wasn't all that common back then) he probably would have written in Aramaic - which means yet another level of translation.
Then you have all the Gnostic Gospels that the church decided didn't properly suit their purposes and did their best to destroy and exterminate anybody who preached from them. Same goes for the Apocrypha.
Over half of the rest of the new testament is the writings of the Apostle Paul (some of which have been historically validated). Paul was a PR machine. He was a prolific writer and marketer for the version of Christianity he was selling. His teachings, however, are dramatically different from the teachings of Jesus and he is the main reason the Christian church has drifted so far from what the original message of Jesus was.
Here - Bill Nye can help you with that.
And here is a list of contradictions. http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html
You obviously haven't read much of it if you didn't realize it contradicts itself. The Gospels don't even agree on details and most of the stories of Jesus you hear around Christmas and Easter are actually picking and choosing from the different Gospels to make a somewhat coherent fable.
I think you have things backwards. They aren't going to start only selling ebooks with paper books. They are going to give the ebooks additionally for a small fee. If you want you still can just buy the ebook alone.
And Amazon is not a publisher - it's just a retailer.
The problem in Texas is that they ARE trying to influence the textbook companies and since they are one of the largest purchasers of textbooks they actually could potentially have some success. Except for the whole separation of church and state thing that keeps kicking their ass in court.
If you mean climate control then there are overwhelming boatloads of scientific evidence if you look for it. Years of data compiled and analyzed.
And what do you mean "supports the Bible"? I mean the bible doesn't even support itself with all the endless contradictions. There is no science in that. Not sure what SD is.
Educators in some parts of the country are too busy trying to get "Creation Science" into real science textbooks. They don't have time to figure out what is actually best for the students!
Startup isn't a measure of dollars but time. Although one could argue that after 4 years it isn't really a startup based on time either.
Right so believe the right wing liars who are achieving record profits from fossil fuels instead of the supposed left wing liars who are benefiting by - wait what are the benefiting by? Being published in a journal?