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  1. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on On A Claire Day 27 days ago

    Crappy show in the states with a guy who spouts supposedly “helpful” information. Typical daytime show full of cr*p.

  2. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Prickly City 27 days ago

    No, typical political shill. Like most, he will complain about something, yet ignore that his party is guilty of the same thing.

    As of August 2014, GWB still has taken more vacation days than Obama.


  3. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Herb and Jamaal 3 months ago

    You hope…

  4. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on B.C. 3 months ago

    The issue is that C14 has a half-life of 5700 years. By knowing the original start, and its half-life, scientists are able to calculate the age of something by the remaining amount of C14. The same goes for N14. All living organisms have the same amount of C14, replacing it as it is used, however when something dies, it stops taking in more, and the existing C14 continues to decay, allowing it to be measured based on its known half-life.

    A formula to calculate how old a sample is by carbon-14 dating is:
    t = [ ln (Nf/No) / (-0.693) ] x t1/2
    t = [ ln (Nf/No) / (-0.693) ] x t1/2

    where ln is the natural logarithm, Nf/No is the percent of carbon-14 in the sample compared to the amount in living tissue, and t1/2 is the half-life of carbon-14 (5,700 years).

    So, if you had a fossil that had 10 percent carbon-14 compared to a living sample, then that fossil would be:
    t = [ ln (0.10) / (-0.693) ] x 5,700 years
    t = [ (-2.303) / (-0.693) ] x 5,700 years
    t = [ 3.323 ] x 5,700 years

    However, the principle of carbon-14 dating applies to other isotopes as well. Potassium-40 is another radioactive element naturally found in your body and has a half-life of 1.3 billion years. Other useful radioisotopes for radioactive dating include Uranium -235 (half-life = 704 million years), Uranium -238 (half-life = 4.5 billion years), Thorium-232 (half-life = 14 billion years) and Rubidium-87 (half-life = 49 billion years).

    The use of various radioisotopes allows the dating of biological and geological samples with a high degree of accuracy.

  5. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur 3 months ago

    And to ignore the harm that the church caused to the sciences is in itself harmful. The church has had a long history of interfering with, and even persecuting those whom it disagreed with over its history. The church murdered, tortured, and has basically enslaved others “in the name of good” while doing its harm. Just because the church has done a little good, it does NOT excuse the massive harm it has also done. To believe in god is not believing in a natural order – it is believing some magical being is in charge and doing things. Believing in the natural order takes into account the world evolving along with the animals.

  6. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Herb and Jamaal 4 months ago

    Smear? No, simply putting forth my perception. If you consider it smearing, then it is your perception. Religion does not like the light of day, as it frequently can not stand up to scrutiny.

  7. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Herb and Jamaal 4 months ago

    It is incumbent on the individual stating the existence of something to prove that it exists.

    And, no, atheism is not a religion. Atheism is simply the lack of belief in a deity. If atheism is a religion, then “OFF” is a tv channel, and “BALD” is a hair color.

  8. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Herb and Jamaal 4 months ago

    Faith is believing in something without evidence or requiring physical proof. Religion is accepting answers without question them. If the answers do not match your questions, then your questions must be wrong. After all, if you cannot explain it, it must be magic. /end sarcasm

    Science is questioning and seeking answers. If you later find out then answers no longer work for the question, or are found to be incorrect, then you start seeking again.

    Religion is for people who are unable to accept & understand science.

  9. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on The City 5 months ago

    Yeah, but so are the tactics used by those attempting to push their religious views into public policy, and in effect, on everybody else.

  10. D W GoComics Pro Member commented on Wizard of Id 6 months ago

    Because if the side effects didn’t then everybody would want the medicine :P