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Comment: Re:The human eye is proof God exists (Score 1) 179

by Triklyn (#48668623) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

i didn't read your post very carefully, but one point. eyewitness testimony is incredibly shaky. We take videos because we can't trust our eyes, we have mass-spec because we can't perceive atoms, and we don't trust our noses, we have microphones because we can't trust our ears and our ears have crappy range. We have clocks because our sense of time is subjective and can be influenced neurochemical releases...

We don't trust our measurements because people are fallible, we have error bars because the universe is kinda random and extremely complex.

Someone says they had an out of body experience. I dreamed i was flying in my youth too, when you're on the edge of consciousness, lots of things can happen, and the brain is pretty damn complex.

You toss a powerful magnet at a brain and you can shut off emotions, shut off senses, distort them and induce them... what makes you think the brain dying is any less traumatic than changing the flow of electricity in one portion?

Comment: Re:The human eye is proof God exists (Score 1) 179

by Triklyn (#48668549) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

science doesn't care about what is appealing but what is truth. a belief that does not bear on reality is also called a delusion. If the truth of the matter is that there is no life after death, and that human existence is a meaningless shamble across the pages of history, so be it. This is what is true, this is what is depressing, but this is what is true. I hold truth in higher esteem than i hold my own sense of wellbeing.

I acknowledge that persistent after death is an appealing idea, but i am made so that i cannot believe. I would love to be religious, but i can't choose my belief, it follows the evidence because that's who I am.

the theory of evolution through natural selection is our best guess at what the truth is, and because it is heavily supported, i cannot believe anything else.

Comment: Re:Seriously, I think this is a cool move. (Score 1) 327

he did "better luck tomorrow" which, you know is pretty damn good. Big plus, John Cho was in that.

People seem to think that just because he found incredible success with the FF franchise that's all he did, does or can do. You know, sometimes you gotta do a project to pay the bills, and FF is pretty much paying a lot of bills.

Comment: Re:And how many were terrorists? Oh, right, zero. (Score 1) 276

by Triklyn (#48659437) Attached to: TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords

you literally just argued for racism. Congrats.

there's something fundamentally different about refusing service for something that can be changed compared to something that cannot. Also, you are not being refused service, you are being offered service with terms and conditions.

Comment: Re:And how many were terrorists? Oh, right, zero. (Score 1) 276

by Triklyn (#48655175) Attached to: TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords

well are the overheads designed with those kinds of loads in mind? i said turbulence not a crash. laptop won't take someone's head off... might crush someone's throat, cause a serious concussion if it was moving really really fast. flesh and bone are pretty resilient. also might help if it were aluminum...

13 lbs of laptop falling 2-3 feet won't be pleasant if it lands on your head, but i don't think it'll kill you too easily unless you're unlucky. 50-60 lbs of metal falling 2-3 feet is pretty lethal anywhere near the head.

Comment: Re:And how many were terrorists? Oh, right, zero. (Score 1) 276

by Triklyn (#48654295) Attached to: TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords

i'd be more concerned with turbulence. you're going to stow that chunk of solid metal in the overhead? that thing ever pops out of that bin, and it will kill someone, no might or maybes about it. also, what kind of lunatic would think that that would pass muster?

UFOs are for real: the Air Force doesn't exist.

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