Yeah, because no one cough...Rambus...cough would ever think of trolling standards group discussions to patent ideas that come out of them.
Wow, Google has invented the VPN! What great innovators.
I don't think the actual City of London has much of a permanent population.
And how exactly does panspermia get a lift here? It's not as if catching a lift in interstellar space would have been any easier at that stage than now. I suspect with the level of energetic activity from quasars and the like, it would have been even less likely.
Even Tolkien got a little irritated with CS Lewis's rather simplistic take. CS Lewis was a lot of things, but what he never was, no matter how much those who so dearly love to quote him may believe it, any kind of learned Biblical and theological scholar. At least Tolkien had the decency to stay away from the kind of allegorical Christianity that so damaged Lewis's works.
At any rate, even if I considered someone like St. Thomas Aquinas a far more potent Christian theologian, I still think their beliefs are utter claptrap. Building a more complex and consistent mythology doesn't make it any less a mythology.
Oh BS. The Ten Commandments are at bast a thin facade over top of Continental legal systems that date back to Antiquity. The common law found in most English-speaking countries has its origins in pagan German legal precepts (with a healthy admixture of Medieval Continental law), while the various civil codes owe their largest debt to Roman law. The Ten Commandments probably had more direct influence on Islamic laws than on any Christian state's laws.
There's nothing revolutionary about them; Sumerian and Akkadian laws predate them with much the same content. They certainly didn't end up being expressed very much in Western legal systems, save perhaps Canon Law, though it, like much Continental law, owes its largest debt to Roman law.
In short, the Ten Commandments may be rather important to Christians, but even during the formative years of our legal systems, they seemed to have had far less influence than the Romans and the Germans.
Perhaps we could get a monument to C'thulu built. You know, one made out of Cyclopean blocks of blasphemous stone cut into geometrical forms for which an Euclid could scarcely find a name and given the form of nightmare antiquity.
It's not about forcing anyone to believe, it is about the government be neutral on issues of religion. Putting up big statues of the Ten Commandments is not remaining neutral and is in fact promoting one religion (or at least one group of religions) over others.
He's our man!
Sticks his pitchfork,
In your glands!
We like Satan,
He's so grand!
We want him to take control!
Satan Satan, best in show!
I see no substantial difference in setup for email between iOS and Android devices.
The US could turn virtually every major urban area of Iran into radioactive craters, could wipe out most of its navy and air force in 48 hours and likely most of its anti aircraft capacity in pretty short order as well.
When I think of major threats I think of Japan in WWII or the USSR during the Cold War.
If Iran is the kind of arch nemesis the Free World gets nowadays, why is everyone so worried?
Just don't mention the war!
What if I told you I was the Emperor of Andromeda and that my farts didn't stink and every time I touched a dollar bill, it turned into a bar of gold?
Talk is cheap, mate, and even if, on the outside chance you aren't some stupid antivaccer trying to make your objections sound the least bit rational, then I'd say the weight of your fellow biologists outweighs any particular claim you may make, and it is them you would have to debate, and it is them you would most likely get used to.
Oh, and stay the fuck away from my kids, you arrogant asshole.