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The View: Nothing predates Jesus in this flat world.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by whodini, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    Even disregarding the issue of public education and its (in)effectiveness... how does any semiconscious person survive to adulthood and not just pick up the fact that the earth is NOT FLAT all on her own?
     
  2. Piobaire

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    Even disregarding the issue of public education and its (in)effectiveness... how does any semiconscious person survive to adulthood and not just pick up the fact that the earth is NOT FLAT all on her own?

    Well, the world certainly appears flat from inside a church or all you can eat buffet, which is where she seems to spend most of her time.
     
  3. whodini

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    Well, the world certainly appears flat from inside a church or all you can eat buffet, which is where she seems to spend most of her time.
    Like in the case of the last temple I visited in LA that had both.
     
  4. Dedalus

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    OK, so she is not book smart but she is street smart!
     
  5. lawyerdad

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    How is it possible that John the Baptist was born BEFORE Jesus?

    DUH!
    [​IMG]

    Too bad that communist re-education center you attended didn't focus more on teaching you about real life and less on philosophy mumbo jumbo words like "ontological".
     
  6. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    ^^
    Is that a genuine clip? Why haven't I noticed how blue-screened that was until now?
     
  7. lawyerdad

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    ^^
    Is that a genuine clip? Why haven't I noticed how blue-screened that was until now?


    Sorry, no idea. It's just one of the first images that came up when I googled Back To The Future.
     
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    ^^
    Is that a genuine clip? Why haven't I noticed how blue-screened that was until now?


    Spielberg is THAT good.

    Jon.
     
  9. Saucemaster

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    Too bad that communist re-education center you attended didn't focus more on teaching you about real life and less on philosophy mumbo jumbo words like "ontological".

    One thing I will say, though, I DO know that the Earth is (close to) spherical, that there were religions predating Christianity, and that the the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
     
  10. GQgeek

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    Like in the case of the last temple I visited in LA that had both.

    Is that true?
     
  11. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Is that true?
    Very and I highly recommend it.
    http://www.sacred-destinations.com/u...lai-temple.htm
     
  12. Philosoph

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    Even disregarding the issue of public education and its (in)effectiveness... how does any semiconscious person survive to adulthood and not just pick up the fact that the earth is NOT FLAT all on her own?

    I have no idea. You'd think the fact that we have satellites orbiting it would have tipped her off. Or the pictures of the Earth from all sides....

    Although what's even more frightening than obviously stupid people spouting off a stream of indefensible garbage on TV is when you come across a reasonably articulate idiot... http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm
     
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    That's a regular Algonquin Round Table there, chockful of enlightening intellectual discussions and self-deprecating acidic humor.
     
  14. redcaimen

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    Re: The View: Nothing predates Jesus in this flat world.

    One of my all time favorite thread titles.

    Carry on.
     
  15. whodini

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    Re: The View: Nothing predates Jesus in this flat world.

    One of my all time favorite thread titles.

    Carry on.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sartorian

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    After watching that, maybe the Arab world has the right idea about women. Sweet Jebus. What the hell is Barbara Walters even doing on that crap? It's like watching four monkeys try to build a house.

    Nothing like the intellectual powertalk carried on by Madden, Gifford, Dierdorf or any other number of male football commentators. And incidentally, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who is also known for a number of ludicrous discussions on this show, is married to the Seahawks' esteemed QB, Matt.


    ^^
    Is that a genuine clip? Why haven't I noticed how blue-screened that was until now?


    Blue-screening is always very obvious when the original cellulite film has been scanned and digitized and put on higher resolution computer or video screens. You didn't notice it because it wasn't visible. If you've seen it on TV in the past, chances are that it was transferred to videotape, which isn't so high a resolution as current all-digital media.
     
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    "I don't know" can be a well-educated and acceptable answer to whether the world is flat. A sphere in a Euclidean 3-dimensional space only occupies a two dimensions in a non-Euclidean space, no?
    Could be, if the non-Euclidean space is only 2-dimensional. There are all sorts of different n-dimensional non-Euclidean spaces. Somehow, I don't think that's what was tripping up our fair rotund maiden.
    I'm admittedly not very well-versed in cosmology or topology, but the universe could very likely be non-Euclidean. I'm not sure what 'flat' in a Euclidean sense translates to in a non-Euclidean space, so "I don't know" seems appropriate.
    Einstein showed us all the universe is not a Euclidean space because time is an essential part of the universe. Euclidean really only refers to, as you say, topology, and not the makeup of the universe (physics). But really, Euclid learned all about his space from Jesus: who knows if the world is flat in Jesus-space?
    As for the rest of the 'stupidity,' I don't see the point in arguing how many fairies can dance on the head of a pin.
    It seems that four is about the maximum. Oh, and one last note: BW is the exec. producer of 'The View.' It's basically her show. She's the one who does all the hiring and firing. The cute Asian, Lisa Ling, is long gone--she does a National Geographic show where she goes all over the world and lives in extreme situations. I believe she also did a show where she documented prison life for a month, though not sure.
     
  18. lawyerdad

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    I rather enjoyed this:
    [​IMG]
     
  19. GQgeek

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    Oh, and one last note: BW is the exec. producer of 'The View.' It's basically her show. She's the one who does all the hiring and firing. The cute Asian, Lisa Ling, is long gone--she does a National Geographic show where she goes all over the world and lives in extreme situations. I believe she also did a show where she documented prison life for a month, though not sure.

    I remember a skit on Conan I think around the time of an NHL All-star game. They had an empty net with targets in all the corners. They had the faces of the women from the view on them. You got points for hitting any of them, except Lisa Ling, which got points deducted. I can't remember which player they got to take the shots, but it captured my sentiments on the show. [​IMG]
     
  20. Meursault

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    I rather enjoyed this: [​IMG]
    Wow, I didn't know anyone still read that. Abbott was the old Headmaster of my school. Great guy. Judging by current attitudes among some of the staff at the school, I suspect a few might have taken it a bit too literally. I wish the UK had daytime TV like that. Our morons aren't nearly as entertaining as your morons.
     

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