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  1. tsandl commented on Bloom County 2015 3 days ago

    I love that we can have these conversations without anyone complaining of bullying or hurt feelings. I worked a very long shift today, and I spent most of it looking forward to seeing what sort of comments Breathed would provoke today. Just two comments from me:

    SkyFisher, I’m on your side, man, but English has no lack of subtlety and nuance. Don’t you go blaming people’s illiteracy on the language of Keats and Wordsworth!

    Bruno Zeigerts, do you realize you’ve just expressed the same sentiment as David in Psalm 8:3-4? But what is size to a being who transcends space and time? It’s anthropocentric to think (as far too many do) that humanity is God’s primary concern, but it’s equally anthropocentric to think God would not be concerned with us merely because we’re small. A man can drive a car blissfully ignorant of its construction, but the men who design and build cars must concern themselves with every nut and bolt. When God sets a galaxy on its course, he must also concern himself with the course of every fundamental particle in that galaxy. We are trivial to him, yes, but so is our galaxy, and so is our universe.

  2. tsandl commented on Bloom County 2015 4 days ago

    You misunderstand my point. I am not arguing against the existence of dark energy. The tautology to which I referred occurs with any purely naturalistic explanation.
    “Why do massive objects attract one another?”
    “Because of gravity.”
    This is not an explanation. Gravity is the name we give to the force that causes massive objects to be attracted to one another. Giving it a name is not the same as understanding. “Because of Higgs bosons” doesn’t really avoid the problem. When confronted with the ideal 4 year old who never stops asking “Why?” to every proffered explanation, the theist is left with no recourse but, “Because that’s the way God made it.” The atheist, however, must answer in the end, “No reason at all.”

  3. tsandl commented on Bloom County 2015 4 days ago

    And yet dark energy is entirely a “God in the gaps” style argument. We observe something we can’t understand and attribute it to an unknown force. We give that force a name and think that we have really explained something, when all we’ve really done is craft a roundabout tautology.

  4. tsandl commented on Working Daze 6 days ago

    It all looks perfectly normal to me, Messrs. Rakour and Zoberts.

  5. tsandl commented on The Argyle Sweater 12 days ago

    Beta Carotene is a precursor for vitamin A (retinol), which in turn is the precursor for retinal, the photosensitive chemical in your retina. If you are suffering from vitamin A deficiency, your vision will suffer. Carrots will help fix that, but they won’t help with other vision related problems. Just like vitamin C will cure your gum disease if its caused by scurvy, but not if its caused by poor dental hygiene.

  6. tsandl commented on Bushy Tales 13 days ago

    Mmm… they grow good coffee in Guatemala.

  7. tsandl commented on Andertoons 14 days ago

    The answer is 0. They don’t NEED any apples because they don’t NEED to bake an apple pie. Kate & Bill merely WANT to bake an apple pie.

  8. tsandl commented on Ziggy 16 days ago

    Take off the men/women and all that’s left is… ewww.

  9. tsandl commented on Brewster Rockit 16 days ago

    You may not have heard of O Fortuna, but you have heard it. It’s the big choral piece they play in movie trailers whenever something is “epic”.

  10. tsandl commented on Bloom County 17 days ago

    It’s not MY fault; my BRAIN made me do it.