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  Election 2020 - Various Polls
Posted by: Cheerful Charlie - 1 hour ago - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (2)

I from time to time look at various polls dealing with the November 2020 elections and Trump's chances for re-election.

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-det...aseID=3645

Quinnipiac poll of October 23, 2019

...
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?

Men  45% approve
Women 30% approve

Younger voters, 18 - 34 years  in age disapprove 61% to 30%.  Strangely, ages 65+ disapprove 60% to 38%
...

(45% + 30%) / 2 = 37.5%.  Quinnipiac rounds this off tho 38%.
This makes me feel good about chances to dump Trump in 2020.

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  Things that make a history nerd smile.
Posted by: Gawdzilla Sama - 3 hours ago - Forum: History - Replies (5)

Today my checking account balance was "1066". Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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  The Skit Has A Couple of Good Lines....
Posted by: Minimalist - 5 hours ago - Forum: Atheism & Theism - Replies (6)

but even better is the reaction from the catholick fucker who is outraged by it.  If only he could work up some outrage over his fucking pervert priests raping children the church would not be sliding into the shitter like it is!

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/jimmy-k...-meltdown/

Quote:Jimmy Kimmel’s Christmas skit causes self-appointed Catholic spokesperson to have unhinged meltdown

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  Couple questions, main question is the preachers voice.
Posted by: TristanJ - 11 hours ago - Forum: Atheism & Theism - Replies (18)

This is my last post for a while I don't wish to overload the forums with endless questioning, trust me I'd gladly go on forever. 

So I got to thinking after watching a podcast where a preacher called into an atheist show and started preaching and wondered why do they change their voices to sound stronger? 
I remember sitting in an old Pentecostal church with my relatives and listening to this preacher thinking to myself, what are you doing? Looking back i still don't understand what these people were trying to accomplish. Is this a fear tactic? is this voice supposed to scare people? 

Okay, if this voice is supposed to scare people that brings me to humanity, can we really trick ourselves into believing something to the point that raising our voices makes us feel powerful? or better than others? and how do people become so manipulative that they just forget to talk normally and be a sane decent human being? 
Or maybe I'm completely off and that's now why they raise their voices at all! 

The third part of this is, how did I at the time a young teenager who was very sensitive,aggressive but also involved in a lot of fantasy thinking see through them from a young age? 
It makes me sad I didn't have the resources back then to help others see through the problems. But i also rarely spoke. Apart of me is stills stuck on how was it me and not my sister? My sister was way smarter...how do and why do smart people lose themselves?  

-I'm sorry i do ramble, i also have a lot of thoughts about childhood in these churches and always want to share but there's just so much and to others, things like this may seem very tiny and not bothersome. but for me the world has always been like glass and I always felt like I was watching it not understanding why but trying my best to comprehend it.

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  A universe of ten dimensions
Posted by: Phaedrus - Yesterday, 01:06 PM - Forum: Science, Engineering and Mathematics - Replies (6)

Was watching an episode of The Orville, and it made me want to do a search.

I found this

Quote:When someone mentions "different dimensions," we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our own, but where things work or happened differently. However, the reality of dimensions and how they play a role in the ordering of our Universe is really quite different from this popular characterization.

To break it down, dimensions are simply the different facets of what we perceive to be reality. We are immediately aware of the three dimensions that surround us on a daily basis – those that define the length, width, and depth of all objects in our universes (the x, y, and z axes, respectively).

Beyond these three visible dimensions, scientists believe that there may be many more. In fact, the theoretical framework of Superstring Theory posits that the universe exists in ten different dimensions. These different aspects are what govern the universe, the fundamental forces of nature, and all the elementary particles contained within.

The first dimension, as already noted, is that which gives it length (aka. the x-axis). A good description of a one-dimensional object is a straight line, which exists only in terms of length and has no other discernible qualities. Add to it a second dimension, the y-axis (or height), and you get an object that becomes a 2-dimensional shape (like a square).

The third dimension involves depth (the z-axis), and gives all objects a sense of area and a cross-section. The perfect example of this is a cube, which exists in three dimensions and has a length, width, depth, and hence volume. Beyond these three lie the seven dimensions which are not immediately apparent to us, but which can be still be perceived as having a direct effect on the universe and reality as we know it.

Scientists believe that the fourth dimension is time, which governs the properties of all known matter at any given point. Along with the three other dimensions, knowing an objects position in time is essential to plotting its position in the universe. The other dimensions are where the deeper possibilities come into play, and explaining their interaction with the others is where things get particularly tricky for physicists.

According to Superstring Theory, the fifth and sixth dimensions are where the notion of possible worlds arises. If we could see on through to the fifth dimension, we would see a world slightly different from our own that would give us a means of measuring the similarity and differences between our world and other possible ones.

In the sixth, we would see a plane of possible worlds, where we could compare and position all the possible universes that start with the same initial conditions as this one (i.e. the Big Bang). In theory, if you could master the fifth and sixth dimension, you could travel back in time or go to different futures.

In the seventh dimension, you have access to the possible worlds that start with different initial conditions. Whereas in the fifth and sixth, the initial conditions were the same and subsequent actions were different, here, everything is different from the very beginning of time. The eighth dimension again gives us a plane of such possible universe histories, each of which begins with different initial conditions and branches out infinitely (hence why they are called infinities).

In the ninth dimension, we can compare all the possible universe histories, starting with all the different possible laws of physics and initial conditions. In the tenth and final dimension, we arrive at the point in which everything possible and imaginable is covered. Beyond this, nothing can be imagined by us lowly mortals, which makes it the natural limitation of what we can conceive in terms of dimensions.

The existence of these additional six dimensions which we cannot perceive is necessary for String Theory in order for there to be consistency in nature. The fact that we can perceive only four dimensions of space can be explained by one of two mechanisms: either the extra dimensions are compactified on a very small scale, or else our world may live on a 3-dimensional submanifold corresponding to a brane, on which all known particles besides gravity would be restricted (aka. brane theory).

If the extra dimensions are compactified, then the extra six dimensions must be in the form of a Calabi–Yau manifold (shown above). While imperceptible as far as our senses are concerned, they would have governed the formation of the universe from the very beginning. Hence why scientists believe that peering back through time, using telescopes to spot light from the early universe (i.e. billions of years ago), they might be able to see how the existence of these additional dimensions could have influenced the evolution of the cosmos.

Much like other candidates for a grand unifying theory – aka the Theory of Everything (TOE) – the belief that the universe is made up of ten dimensions (or more, depending on which model of string theory you use) is an attempt to reconcile the standard model of particle physics with the existence of gravity. In short, it is an attempt to explain how all known forces within our universe interact, and how other possible universes themselves might work.

Interesting. Deadpan Coffee Drinker

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  Can we have a Doctor Who emoji?
Posted by: Phaedrus - 12-10-2019, 10:29 PM - Forum: Forum Comments and Suggestions - Replies (5)

Perhaps a cute little rotating TARDIS?

[Image: BigGraciousBoutu.webp]
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Dance

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  SMS Scharnhorst found!
Posted by: Deesse23 - 12-10-2019, 05:14 PM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (3)

Almost to the day 105 years after she was sunk (08.12.1914) ca. 90sm off the Falklands. She took with her ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE, his two sons and more than 800 german sailors. The total death toll is more than 2000 german sailors since the whole squadron (Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Leipzig and Nürnberg) were sunk by Admiral Sturdees Battlecruisers. Only Dresden got away with her modern turbines and went on an epic journey herself, ending at Robinson Crusoe Island off Chile some time later.

She rests now at 1600m.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50670743

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  Horoscopes (just for fun)
Posted by: Phaedrus - 12-10-2019, 02:29 AM - Forum: Getting to Know You - Replies (6)

Libra

Quote:Dec 9, 2019 - Be careful of letting your erratic, willful nature dominate the scene. Go with the flow and be more sensitive to the people around you. Stay grounded, focused, and aware of your emotions. This may be easier said than done, but this kind of behavior is key to making the most of today. There's opportunity in doing things in a slightly different way than you have been.

Horoscope.com

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  Humor, "If You Want Biden Out, Ukraine"
Posted by: Brian37 - 12-09-2019, 10:40 PM - Forum: Off-topic - No Replies

My parody of Trump's abuse of power.... Think Eric Clapton.


If you want Biden out, get Rudy out to Ukraine
If you want take him down, Rudy's on the ground in Ukraine

I always lie, I always lie, I always lie
Ukraine

If you want him to lose, kick those 2020 blues, Ukraine
When my lies are exposed, I'm going to get hosed, Ukraine

I always lie, I always lie, I always lie
Ukraine

Rudy's got no office, he took my orders, Ukraine
I invited Russia, even China, not just Ukraine

I always lie, I always lie, I always lie
Ukraine

I'm a cheating grifter, my hotels have bed bugs, Ukraine
I'm a childist brat, my supporters love that, Ukraine

I always lie, I always lie, I always lie
Ukraine

I fucked over the Kurds, I never keep my word, Ukraine
I love tyrants, I'm followed by sycophants, Ukraine

I always lie, I always lie, I always lie
Ukraine.

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  Just for fun: myers briggs personality type?
Posted by: TristanJ - 12-09-2019, 07:47 PM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (15)

Side note: This isn't made by an actual psychologist and I recommend not taking it to heart. But I'm going to assume the majority of you already realized that. 
Now sometimes I like them, it's fun and I think given who it was made by they did a half-decent job. Questionnaires have kinda always been a quirk of mine I adore them so let's have a cup of tea, or chill out and relax and share our results why don't we?  I know, I know it's an atheist forum but sometimes I just want to have a good time with alike minds and chill. me inside debates and other things usually go over my head. Or they stress me too much I would rather not be stressed life is to short. Mine is INTP I do like silence and thinking. 

If you haven't taken it here is a link: 
https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

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