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Comment: Re: Are You Kidding? (Score 4, Interesting) 541

by axedog (#47649083) Attached to: Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution
This reminds me of a fiasco a few years ago when a colleague of mine published a paper reporting his objective discovery that male-female sexual intercourse has some health benefits that did not result from any other form of sex such as masturbation or homosexual sex. The vitriol of the truth-phobic PC backlash that ensued almost made him wish he had never published.

Comment: Re:Going to have a hard time topping modern remake (Score 4, Insightful) 173

by axedog (#41894809) Attached to: David Braben Kickstarts an <em>Elite</em> Reboot

Ask yourself why, with 20 years and a 235-strong development staff, he can't either fund this himself, or get a publisher to do so.

A developer of Braben's esteem could get publisher funding (as they have done for many other games), but he probably wants to retain creative freedom, which he can do with KS. When you have a publisher funding your project, they call the shots. If they want you to add more blood, explosions, zombies or whatever they think they'd like - it's their call and the studio must do what they're told. If they want it shipping 6 months before it's ready - it's their call. You want to add an innovative, but potentially risky feature? If the publisher isn't convinced, forget it! With KS, I'd say there's much more chance of Frontier shipping a quality game that pushes the boundaries, and won't be ruined by the type of dumbing down that dominates so much of the current crop of publisher-funded games.

Comment: Re:doesn't matter (Score 1) 1152

by axedog (#41810001) Attached to: Dr. Richard Dawkins On Why Disagreeing With Religion Isn't Insulting

Verse 18: "For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law..."

The role of the mosaic law in the new testament is something that a lot of people find difficult to grasp at first, but you might find it helpful to read the book of Romans - particularly chapters 1-8. There are numerous passages in the gospels that appear to be contradictory when taken out of context, but Romans shows how they piece together. Also, read "The Normal Christian Life" by Watchman Nee.

Comment: Re:doesn't matter (Score 1) 1152

by axedog (#41809459) Attached to: Dr. Richard Dawkins On Why Disagreeing With Religion Isn't Insulting
You remind me of creationists who think that evolutionists will be stumped any time they mention the evolution of the eye, ignorant of the fact that it presents no difficulty whatsoever to evolutionary science, despite being cleared up long ago. (Similarly for the flagellum.)

Likewise, your post reveals your ignorance of the bible. If you really have asked such questions of anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the bible, they should have been able to clear up your confusion with ease! Still, it's possible that they did answer your questions, but you had your fingers in your ears at that point.

Comment: Re:So really... this means? (Score 2, Insightful) 95

by axedog (#33696174) Attached to: Scientists Confirm Nuclear Decay Rate Constancy
It is of huge significance in radiometric dating. If we can show that the half-life of a radioisotope is constant, then it increases confidence in these dating methods. Conversely, if it can be shown that decay rates vary significantly, then accurate dating becomes more difficult and merits further research.

Comment: Re:Slim-ed down PS3? (Score 1) 183

by axedog (#28996353) Attached to: Sony Producing New PS3 Hardware, Slim Appears Likely
Microsoft need to work on their overheating problems before they start on their console's aesthetic design. It beggars belief that new 360s still suffer from RROD. Sure, design flaws are often in products at release, but to do nothing about it and keep churning out the same shoddy goods for nigh on 4 years...? Bunch of cowboys!

I cannot conceive that anybody will require multiplications at the rate of 40,000 or even 4,000 per hour ... -- F. H. Wales (1936)