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xongsmith
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Message 1292 of 1307 (917769)
04-15-2024 6:37 PM
Reply to: Message 1291 by kjsimons
04-12-2024 5:11 PM


Re: O. J. Simpson
Maybe it wont be long before the gloves fit now.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 1293 of 1307 (917960)
04-20-2024 12:28 PM


Daniel Dennett
One of the Horsemen falls
Daniel Dennett, philosophical giant who championed “naturalism,” dead at 82 | Ars Technica

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 1294 of 1307 (917963)
04-20-2024 1:22 PM
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04-20-2024 12:28 PM


Re: Daniel Dennett
The only one of the horseman that any effect on me is Hitchens and that is solely because of Hitchens’s Razor. “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.”
Dennett always seemed to me to not get a lot of the science side of things. He was a navel gazing philosopher. Nothing wrong with that, but it certainly limits one’s relevance.
Like Dawkins he became openly supportive of TERF(Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) ideology. Another time an entitled old white guy decides he should spout on about something he knows nothing about.
Sorry he is dead, but meh. No not sorry. He was old, he was sick. It happens.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up, why would you have to lie?


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Message 1295 of 1307 (917965)
04-20-2024 3:48 PM
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04-20-2024 1:22 PM


Re: Daniel Dennett
Dennett always seemed to me to not get a lot of the science side of things.
Theo, I don't know which Daniel Dennett you have in mind but I don't think it is this one:

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 1296 of 1307 (917966)
04-20-2024 4:09 PM
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04-20-2024 3:48 PM


Re: Daniel Dennett
That is him. His understandings and ideas of science, consciousness and darwimism seemed to be way too much philosophical goo and lots of words saying nothing.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up, why would you have to lie?


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xongsmith
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Message 1297 of 1307 (918706)
05-19-2024 4:38 AM


Spider John Koerner, 85
May 18th!
John Koerner - Wikipedia
I used to drink with him at the Plough & Stars in Cambridge when he had gigs there.
He had a distinctive sound and was a very nice guy.
He will be missed....

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
xongsmith
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Message 1298 of 1307 (918707)
05-19-2024 4:43 AM


Roger Corman, 98
Roger Corman - Wikipedia
we all have seen his movies influences.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
xongsmith
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Message 1299 of 1307 (918838)
06-01-2024 12:33 PM


Bill Walton, 71
Well, not a true world great, but a favorite player of mine.
That 1986 season was a lot of fun watching Walton & Bird passing to each other.
But those navicular bones in his feet ended his career.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 1300 of 1307 (918839)
06-01-2024 1:58 PM
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06-01-2024 12:33 PM


Re: Bill Walton, 71
xongsmith writes in Message 1299:
Well, not a true world great, but a favorite player of mine.
He was a true great in my book. I followed his college career, then his pro career where he had a falling out with his team (was it Portland?) because he alleged they under-diagnosed his condition and made him play when he shouldn't have.
That 1986 Celtic championship year was something to behold. Robert Parish would guard the paint, then Walton would sub in and start grabbing rebounds and making unbelievable outlet passes. Opponents were under siege no matter which center was in. Bird, Parish, McHale, Johnson and Ainge as starters and Walton as the backup center were a real treat to watch! Rick Carlisle, current coach of the Indiana Pacers that the Celtics just faced in the conference finals, was on that squad, too.
I stopped watching the Celtics around 2012. There was just too much uninspiring basketball. This season I started hearing very positive assessments and started watching toward the end of the season. Hopefully we'll be able to repeat Walton's Grateful Dead quote from after the 1986 championship: "Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile."
--Percy

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Message 1301 of 1307 (918898)
06-07-2024 2:00 PM
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06-01-2024 1:58 PM


Re: Bill Walton, 71
The Celtics are playing the NBA finals in jerseys with "Walton" on the shoulder strap.
--Percy

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Message 1302 of 1307 (918923)
06-08-2024 9:42 PM


William Anders - Earthrise
Since my avatar is Earthrise I felt the need to pay homage to William Anders, the Apollo astronaut that took the iconic photos.

  
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Message 1303 of 1307 (919050)
06-19-2024 12:11 PM


Noam Chomsky
Still not confirmed bty Wikipedia. Reported in FB feed The 2023 stroke has taken a turn for the worse More later....

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 1304 of 1307 (919051)
06-19-2024 12:22 PM


Willy Mays, someone I always admired.

  
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Message 1305 of 1307 (919052)
06-19-2024 1:38 PM
Reply to: Message 1303 by xongsmith
06-19-2024 12:11 PM


Re: Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky NOT DEAD, Media SCREWS UP Royally

Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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xongsmith
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Message 1306 of 1307 (919053)
06-19-2024 4:13 PM
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06-19-2024 12:11 PM


Re: Noam Chomsky
Not DEAD yet!!!
Sorry.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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