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  1. I hope I linked to the right article. If not, PM me and I'll fix it.
  2. The conversation has ran it's course and we've drifted away from the original topic. There are numerous scientific questions we are all eager to have answered in the New System. Life before the Flood, the Flood mechanisms, and how life migrated after the Flood are close to the top of that list. There are many theories and opinions that we must keep in balance until we can get those answers. Thank you all for your participation.
  3. Shawnster

    Climate Change News

    Out of all the stories I've encountered on the horrors of climate change, I've not seen much if any commentary on man's encroachment in areas they shouldn't that contribute to the disaster. New Orleans, for example, is below sea level. Think about that. It is on the coast and below sea level. That sounds like a recipe for disaster. Credit to the engineers that developed the city, but come on! At some point something like Katrina was going to happen regardless of climate change. The same goes for Florida. I have much respect for Carl Fisher for developing Miami. The fact remains that Miami is built on a swamp. ON A SWAMP. Is it any wonder there is a constant battle against nature reclaiming Miami? In top of that, neither city is stagnant. They constantly grow. At some point the balance between urban development and nature will be passed. The reclaimed /above sea level land can only support so much before collapse. Southern California is the same way. IT'S A DESERT! Even with modern technology the desert can only support so many people. Yet people keep moving there. Or being born there. As the population grows, the demand for water increases. At some point that will be unsustainable even without climate change. Locally I see areas flood that never flooded before because of urban development. The water must go somewhere. I think a holistic approach to climate change is necessary and overlooked. All these stories of doom and gloom overlook or play down the aspect that man is encroaching on nature in ways that are unsustainable in the long run.
  4. It's speculated Moses had access to Noah’s logs. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2003361 WHILE giving the prophecy about the sign of his presence and of the conclusion of the system of things, Jesus said: “Just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be.” (Matthew 24:3, 37) Clearly, Jesus foretold that what is happening in our day has a parallel in Noah’s time. A reliable and accurate account of the events of Noah’s day can prove to be an invaluable treasure. Is Noah’s log such a treasure? Does it have the marks of a true historical document? Can we really determine when the Flood occurred?
  5. And this is the problem. The available evidence. The available evidence is not enough to support your theories, either. If it was, the scientific community would be in agreement with your findings. They aren't. Your theories, while they may be correct, are still just unproven theories. I've stated before that I find your hypothesis on the mechanisms used to cause the Flood intriguing. That doesn't change the fact it's still just a hypothesis. It's just your opinion and it's an opinion not shared by many in the scientific arena. The available evidence the scientific community uses simply is not enough to support the Biblical account. Scientists reject the Bible. They do not support it and go to great lengths to discount the Flood as merely myth, legend, or a localized event exaggerated out of proportion.
  6. Whut? I'll have to research prehistoric kangaroos now. You imply Australia was not flooded or that said animals did not float far during the year of the flood.
  7. Shawnster

    all things star trek

    I it's a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Oh wait, wrong franchise. Yeah, I disabled my ad blocker on the site. It's not a problem on a desktop computer, but sometimes gives me fits on mobile. Ad takes over whole screen and can't go back. Sigh. It's a worldly site full of worldly people. Morals, opinions, politics, etc... Makes me appreciate here.
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    all things star trek

    I'm on a Star Trek discussion board (Trekbbs.com) Someone suggested doing a weekly TOS rewatch and then commenting on the episodes. One episode a week. It's going to take 2 years to complete. I'm commenting on the episodes as if it's my first time watching the episodes 😅 It's kinda fun/funny to do - act like I don't know what's coming next or who someone is.
  9. I understand the objection Since there is no scriptural command prohibiting the living together part, we cannot claim religious exemptions on this point. I'm sure many worldly people will feel the same as we do about this. Will be interesting to see this develop. It may not happen
  10. Since non military options are being offered, I do not see any grounds for a Witness to contentiously object to. We are able to perform civil service. We must obey Cesar when there is no scriptural objection. Perhaps I'm missing something?
  11. The space between stars may look pretty empty—and for most mundane intents and purposes, it is—but it’s actually full of electromagnetic radiation and vast clouds of matter, together collectively known as the interstellar medium. Some of it is aliphatic carbons that leak from stars, and a new study from University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Ege University researchers has found there is an awful lot of it. Interstellar space has enough of the greasy, likely toxic carbon substance that UNSW professor and study co-author Tim Schmidt says it might accumulate on any theoretical future interstellar craft, the Guardian reported: https://gizmodo.com/the-space-between-stars-is-full-of-greasy-possibly-tox-1827192823
  12. Well, it is from The Post, so...
  13. My wife, Katrina, me, Carlos, and his wife. Finny
  14. Dismal_Bliss and I are in the same circuit, so we see each other at least 3 times a year. I'm visiting family in Southern California at the moment, so I also had dinner with Carlos and his wife. I also met Musky as he lives in San Diego near my fleshly sister. I met my wife 17 years ago on a board similar to this. I actually met quite a few people from that board
  15. Roku device should update automatically. However, you can manually check for updates by going to system settings and selecting update. Not sure the exact wording. I'm not home to check.

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