These are the times that try men's souls.
These are the times that try men's souls.
You say "Without anonymity, you can't have free speech."
Really? On what logic is that true? By what historical example is that based? Most (if not all) of the American Revolutionary pamphleteers I have studied proudly signed their names to their work. The Colonial newspaper editorialists signed their names. Without demonstrating the strength of their convictions by courageously identifying themselves, (we mutually pledge our lives fortunes and sacred honor) free speech isn't worth much. You might just as well put a white pointed hood over your face if you lack the courage to identify yourself, and if you do that, your words offer little to any discourse.
small mailbox here...
And the incorrect use of "intensive" in the quote...unless I'm missing some intended humor there? If so I apologize...
to discuss sensible zoning restrictions. Constant population growth in under-resourced areas make a handful of very wealth people even more wealthy, but it's madness to allow it to continue at the expense of the local environment. Just say no to the developers. We have exceeded the carrying capacity of local water supplies. Also...stop farming in the desert.
Is the EM system easier, or more difficult to maintain? Which system is less vulnerable to battle damage? The engineer in me is just as interested in the answers to these questions as he is to performance specs.
because WoW is the only one I've had any interest in playing. My daughter showed it to me 10 years ago and I've been hooked ever since. World of Warcrack!
Funny, how you, and many of your kind, never consider that you may be the ones burning in Hell. Lying, even to ourselves, would seem to be a mortal sin (if we are to believe in the holy books as you are suggesting). Wanting something to be true, even wanting something to be true really, really passionately, is not the same thing as knowing something is true. Science, so far, is the best system we have to find those truths. The fact that "The Scientific Method" has found (continues to find) its mistakes is not its weakness, it is its strength.
If a methodology is flawed, it is not scientific. It is not of the Scientific method. That is not to say that science sometimes gets it wrong. But if inadequate sample size, sloppy experimentation practices, lazy peer review, financial agenda confirmation, lack of experiment repeatability, etc. are part of the process, it's not science.
should be allowed to drink alcohol.
Some people are drug addicts, so no one should be allowed to use drugs.
Some people are addicted to World of Warcrack, so no one should be allowed to play WoW.
The baby can't digest meat, so all of us have to drink milk....
they were voted into power, by folks who had a democratic, constitutionally chartered government. Anytime a fictional work needs to show the evil of people giving over to "the dark side", either out of fear, demoralizing shame, or for some other reason, "The Nazis" provide a good model to emulate. Authors, screenwriters, and other artists are who understand this history can be forgiven for copying the concept. The excesses of Communism, while often "evil" are not nearly as interesting, from a creative point of view.
is "Let there be Light".
How's the weather under that bridge?
long ago. The oxygen bottles, sherpas, packaged guide services, gourmet food, bridged/extension laddered/roped route "improvements", and instant cell phone/radio communication have made it a circus. I understand why it still appeals to arrogant assholes though... but, it's similar to state of the art "sport" fishing and hunting, which, (in a similar way) "enhanced" by sonar fish locators, high speed fishing boats, carbon fiber rods, laser sighting, tree stands, scent masking, baiting, and "canned" hunts, has become spiritually bankrupt. I wish we could all stop admiring these narcissistic activities.
Umm No. General Relativity's whole "mass distorts space time" thing kind of does explain what makes things move. As opposed to Newtonian physics that only mathematically (and inaccurately at stellar mass scales) predicted how things should move. That's not to say that through the Scientific Method we will not continue to learn new and interesting things. But GR does offer an explanation of what makes things move.
"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce