Category: Off Topic
|December 8, 2014||Posted by News under News, Off Topic|
The News desk’s other desk)
|November 11, 2014||Posted by News under News, Off Topic|
You heard it somewhere ELSE first, right, that nobody helps (the selfish gene and all that)…
|October 19, 2014||Posted by Barry Arrington under Off Topic|
This morning a friend said she had recently heard an atheist make the “I am atheistic about just one more god than you are” argument. Ricky Gervais makes the argument this way: So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say “Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? […]
|August 2, 2014||Posted by News under Media, News, Off Topic|
iao Facebook? The kids are moving on? That’s the word from Europe…
BA77’s Off Topic Thread, Volume 5 — Aerobatic Ballet, what ID has done for me, Cyd Charisse, Tango jealousy, Butterfly
|July 21, 2014||Posted by scordova under Off Topic|
This is a thread for UD commenters to speak their mind. Please keep it civil. Off topic #1 If I could be a ballet dancer, I’d be this man: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Off topic #2 It’s no secret I’m rather chummy with agnostics, atheists, free-thinkers and academics, and even some of the less […]
|July 21, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Off Topic|
At “Connecting,” O’Leary’s new media blog.
|June 19, 2014||Posted by News under Media, News, Off Topic|
When was the last time you sat down and read a whole book in sequence? Honestly?
|June 14, 2014||Posted by News under News, Off Topic|
The classic response is: Saturday the Fourteenth
|April 24, 2014||Posted by scordova under News, Off Topic|
α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-D-glucopyranose α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-D-glucopyranose This is your chance to talk Off Topic. Keep it civil please.
|March 30, 2014||Posted by scordova under News, Off Topic|
I’ve found it helpful to UD to post a thread where people can vent some of their off-topic ideas and thus keep off topics out of other threads. As long as you aren’t being confrontational and are family friendly, you are free to speak their mind. Here are my off Topics: “dogmatic opponents of design […]
|March 4, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, UD Newswatch highlights|
Preliminary thoughts are here, I have a very queasy feeling in my tummy over this one. For historical context, here is Wiki’s summary of developments coming out of the 1938 “Peace in our time” crisis of 1938, which began with German agitation over the claimed plight of the Sudeten Germans living under Czech rule — […]
|December 30, 2013||Posted by News under News, Off Topic|
and it might have been difficult or impossible to get near some of them anyway …
|December 26, 2013||Posted by scordova under Off Topic|
Some visit UD trying to get answers for their questions. To that effect, Jaceli123 and others have been fielding questions that maybe some of you can answer. I don’t have answers toJaceli123’s question about tails and jaws. Other than that, have at it. Here is my off-topic: Boxer George Forman became a Christian after a […]
|December 13, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Off Topic|
In addition to possible corruption, much lab data is determined more subjectively than we might suppose.
|November 11, 2013||Posted by News under Off Topic|
The world’s best loved memorial poem, for the war dead was written on the fly by an officer in the Canadian Army medical corps in World War I (1914–1919)
|September 22, 2013||Posted by Barry Arrington under Off Topic|
There is a story about two men who were praying in the same place. One, burdened by the weight of his own sinfulness, would not even look up as he prayed. Instead, he fell to his knees and cried out in an anguished spirit, “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner!” The other man was very religious, […]
9/11 Miracle — the story of Trinidadian Genelle Guzman-McMillan, last WTC 9/11 survivor to be pulled from the rubble
|September 13, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Religion, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
Trinidadian Genelle Guzman-McMillan, the last WTC 9/11 survivor to be pulled from the rubble of the collapsed towers, has a story of miraculous survival, complete with her angel, Paul, who held her hand as she awaited rescue. In summary: [Genelle] was a Port Authority worker, working on the 64th floor of one of the WTC […]
Col. Rick Rescorla, the UK-born Vietnam Vet and Morgan-Stanley Dean-Witter security chief who predicted BOTH WTC attacks, and sacrificed his life saving 2,700+ others . . .
|September 12, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Video|
Today, let us reflect on Col. Rick Rescorla, the man who saw it coming TWICE, and then sacrificed his life saving over 2,700 lives on September 11, 2001: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt I cannot but pause and show a video still of the Col on that fateful day as he rallied his people, bullhorn […]
|September 11, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Video|
CNN’s live footage that morning: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt (More here.) END
|September 8, 2013||Posted by scordova under Off Topic|
Favorite atheist thinkers? Bertrand Russell, Nathaniel Branden, Fred Hoyle, Jack Trevors, TJ Rodgers. That said, have any of you met anyone who said, “once I stopped believing in God, I cleaned up my life and became a better person”? Yet I know of many who left their old life after becoming Christians. A pastor of […]
Favorite quote from the movie:
When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them. There’s no other way. You’ve got to give them the key to everything that’s yours. Otherwise, what’s the point? And for a while, I believed, that’s the kind of love I had.
But more than mobster movies, I like documentaries about criminal master minds which I used to see on CNBC. One of my favorite episodes was about this drug smuggler:
Luytjes was a brilliant aviation mechanic and engineer, and pretty decent pilot. I suppose if I didn’t fear God, and I didn’t fear spending nights in jail with the boys, and if the enterprise were ethical, I’d probably want to be like Rik because he was so ingenious.
Favorite video games? I like an old one known as X-wing vs TIE Fighter flight school.
So, speak your mind but exercise some discretion, keep it family friendly, and try not to start flame wars or launch into attacks against other UD participants. Other than that, talk about what you want. Enjoy!