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Red Rain in India in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

It seems that it is far from clear that these are really alien cells from space, but that the hypothesis is a serious one being seriously advanced. The paper has appeared in a solid journal, published by Springer, and the author has presented the work at a conference at NORDITA in Copenhagen, which is a fine institution. The general reaction among experts seems to be that the author is probably wrong, but by no means a flake. And so far everybody admits that it's hard to say what these particle are, and that they look quite like thick-walled cells under an electron microscope.

So this is probably not, but could be, our first contact with extraterrestrial life. Cool!

Rain is not extraterrestrial in origin.
Posts: 66 | Registered: Sunday, May 28 2006 07:00
ADV Shaping (Battle Gamma & Co.) in Geneforge Series
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Member # 7171
Profile #1
quote:
Originally written by MagmaDrakoon:

Just curious - they can be shaped by the player?
They cannot.
Posts: 66 | Registered: Sunday, May 28 2006 07:00
My God can beat up your God! in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #163
quote:
Originally written by Henry Anthony Wilcox:

quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

Mohammed is not the messiah for Muslims - he is just God's last prophet.
Out of interest, does "last" in this context mean "last ever" or "most recent"? Is there any possibility for another prophet in the future, as there seems to be in Judaism and Christianity?

There is not.
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A Thousand Words in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #13
quote:
Originally written by Henry Anthony Wilcox:

I have the well-being of the people at heart.

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You do not, and he is not.

[ Tuesday, May 30, 2006 05:24: Message edited by: Maimonides ]
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Peer Review Process (was Evolution Stuff (was What is Religion, exactly?)) in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by GremlinJoe:

I have no view of the universe except what God tells me, Thats a lot better than putting getting my view of the universe from a bunch of highly educated insects and my own faulty perceptions.
It is not.

quote:
By the way, I don't go by my own perceptions, I'd be wrong and foolish to try to say I have an idea whats going on in the universe as I know it, anyone who does only makes a fool of themselves.
This is not universally the case.
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Peer Review Process (was Evolution Stuff (was What is Religion, exactly?)) in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #13
quote:
Originally written by GremlinJoe:

There's a lot of superficial appearence that it happened, but no one has ever yet been able to get one dynamic of it into action or even explain it according to the logic it claims to uphold to. Nor has any evidence of it been found.
Your assertion does not bear any relation to fact.

[ Tuesday, May 30, 2006 03:05: Message edited by: Maimonides ]
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Ghosts of Stalin in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #37
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

TM certainly doesn't have to defend Leninism, but maybe it would help if he said what he is defending. The elimination of private property? It's hard to make a good discussion out of kicking capitalism, because capitalism is generally defended the way Churchill defended democracy, as being the very worst possible system, except for all the others. So kicking it without an explicit alternative is sort of moot.
The formation of a reasonable critique does not explicitly demand an alternative.
Posts: 66 | Registered: Sunday, May 28 2006 07:00
is this game worth playing in The Exile Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 7171
Profile #30
quote:
Originally written by 1337 h4x0r:

Oh come on, I'm sure we're all mature people here.
Your assumptions are not reasonable.
Posts: 66 | Registered: Sunday, May 28 2006 07:00
Avernum V ideas in Avernum 4
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Member # 7171
Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Mister Fox:

Longsword/Broadsword(whatever is the main one-hander in the next game): Phantom Blade
Damage: 40-40, cannot be parried and ignores enemy armor
Weight: 0
Rarity: Very rare, almost unique but not quite
Description: An extremely cold, ethereal, blue sword that constantly emits a soft glow. This completely weightless sword can damage a foe through shields or heavy armor. Because of its weightlessness and the extreme cold surrounding it, the Phantom Blade can be difficult to use.
-30% Accuracy
2-12 bonus ice damage on hit
Acts as an inexhaustable, but dim light source if light is needed in A5

This is not possible to implement in Avernum without serious modification.
Posts: 66 | Registered: Sunday, May 28 2006 07:00
My God can beat up your God! in General
Warrior
Member # 7171
Profile #124
quote:
Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:

quote:
Originally written by ef:

There's a catholic movement called [removed]. Are you a member?
Please remove that from your post. It is an insult to Judaism to have a name that God uses to describe Himself (and I think only Him, maybe a few prophets and/or angels also use it), casually flung about as if it were just any other name.

I also find it ironic that Christians use that name; because afaik, that name is used only in the Torah and not in the New Testament or any other writings.

The super-orthodox opprobrium on writing the name of God is not based on a fear of mere debasement of the name.

quote:
Originally written by GremlinJoe:

By the way, The Torah and the new testament belong together. They're both true and are about the same thing.
They do not, and they are not.

[ Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:14: Message edited by: Maimonides ]
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Ancient Mystery: Solved! in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #20
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

He didn't say "all fundamentalists." He simply used a plural: more than one fundamentalist.
There is no reason to assume the two are meaningfully separate.
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Ghosts of Stalin in General
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Member # 7171
Profile #33
The Soviet bloc was an example of a mafia dictatorship's failure and its transformation into a nominally capitalist mafia society.
There is no relation between the Soviet government and the mafia.
Socialism + democracy is something that has not been tested in any developed country. The closest thing might be 1980s Scandinavia.
Socialism and democracy are not historically mutually exclusive.
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