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by DEK
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Pro what?
Replies: 81
Views: 25100

Even if you say that an egg cell is "alive" menstruation would be the natural end of its life. By the same measure, sperm dying inside a woman's body is the natural life cycle. I was referring to something with different DNA that will develop into its own life, so epigenetics is irrelevant (since t...
by DEK
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: interesting/funny patents
Replies: 5
Views: 4548

So patent it.
by DEK
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Pro what?
Replies: 81
Views: 25100

If I remember correctly, a fertilized egg cell is the only cell in the human body with an independent genetic future. So, we could draw a line in the sand there: killing something that only has your genes (menstruation, haircut, etc.) is OK, but killing something that is not you isn't. Of course, tw...
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Pro what?
Replies: 81
Views: 25100

Lazy pro-life
I don't think people should get abortions, but I'm not going to stop anyone.
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Favorite Enderverse quotes
Replies: 95
Views: 51606

What the hive-queen felt was sadness, a sense of resignation. She had not thought these words as she saw the humans coming to kill, but it was in words that Ender understood her: They did not forgive us, she thought. We will surely die. --Ender's Game "Maybe I've fallen in love with Grego." "You've ...
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Pinehead
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

Excellent point
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Pinehead
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

He won half his battles in the Bugger War half asleep.
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Pinehead
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

I also wondered about Jane not knowing it, but I figured it must have been like a bedtime story, not important enough to write down.
I think that, if Ender was just making it up, he would have given it more meaning.
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: What's on your IPOD/Radio/Etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 4731

Game by Ayumi Hamasaki (My Story Classical)
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Better commander in real military, Ender, Bean?
Replies: 42
Views: 17494

Ender never fought a war, he fought individual battles. In each battle, he started with a clean slate, more or less, and his goal was to completely eliminate his enemy with minimal losses on his side. This worked great in the Battle Room, and in the Bugger War, but only because someone else always h...
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Pinehead
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

Pinehead

In Xenocide, Ender tells a story of a wooden doll called Pinehead, which turns into a real boy. Since Xenocide was the first Speaker-series book that I read, I assumed that this was a corruption of Pinocchio, done partially to illustrate how stories change over time. However, I later noticed that bo...
by DEK
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Songs that remind you of Ender's Game (or lyrics)
Replies: 27
Views: 15470

Unzerbrechlich by Madsen (mostly the chorus):

Du bist unzerbrechlich
Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
Nichts in dieser Welt macht dich kaputt!
Du bist unzerbrechlich
Du bist groß, stark und mächtig
Nichts in dieser Welt stoppt deine Wut!
by DEK
Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 55724

Several people have mentioned that evolution has a huge amount of supporting evidence. I am usually completely uninterested in biology, and so I have no idea what you're talking about. Can someone point me in the general direction of a collection of evidence so I can study up?
by DEK
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: November What are You Reading?
Replies: 30
Views: 9232

Dante's Inferno, Catch-22, and Vampire Hunter D.
by DEK
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Naturally, the gun-toting group is more frightening. But for me, the other group would still scare me (not because of the doughnuts, but because of the group attack).
by DEK
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

The point isn't whether a particular item may be used as a weapon or not. The fact is that using them as weapons speaks to the nature of the person wielding it, not that of the item itself. In other words, things can be weapons because we choose to use them that way; the objects themselves are neith...
by DEK
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Playing (CD/MP3)
Replies: 741
Views: 172803

current favorites:
Dissolved Girl and Risingson by Massive Attack
Incincible by OK Go
Before I Forget by Slipknot
and I Am the Highway by Audioslave
by DEK
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Maybe not a bomb, but it has been used as a weapon.
Back when there were wood ships, some guy used a concave mirror to focus sunlight and set them on fire.
by DEK
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

In my understanding, the trials are not just evidence to be used in the Grand Case For Sovereignty. [...] For me, the trials are an intended beneficial part of life. While I agree that trials are not just evidence, I don't think they were part of God's original plan. His plan was for Adam and Eve, ...
by DEK
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Wow, I missed a lot this weekend. (1 John 5:19) “We know we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the [power of the] wicked one.” Which means, basically, that Satan is the one to blame for the condition of the world. In addition, many natural processes have been disrupted by human ...
by DEK
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

At the risk of sounding ignorant, what is the gift of Agency?
Is it something I've probably heard of, just not by that name?
by DEK
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 16443

(Romans 10:4) “For Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness.” Jesus didn't just fulfill the law, he also replaced it with a new version. (Hebrews 8:13) “In his saying “a new [covenant]” he has made the former one obsolete. Now that which is mad...
by DEK
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

I think what Hive_King meant is that God, being God, could have designed the physical laws of the universe in such a way that uranium could generate power without being destructive. In my opinion, that is something like never letting your son or daughter do anything dangerous, no matter what their a...
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 16443

That's true, a textbook is useful, but mastery of the subject requires a Teacher.
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

How would you interpret it?
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 16443

I think many of the divisions come from people finding teachings that contradict the original ones and trying to change them. For example, Martin Luther's 95 thesis contained all the erroneous teachings he found, basing himself on the Bible. All these changes have had a cumulative effect over histor...
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Yes, but God does not use power to force his authority(2 Corinthians 9:7). His sovereignty is based on the fact that, as Creator of the universe, he knows what is best for everyone. Satan was challenging that by essentially claiming that God was withholding something good (i.e. the forbidden fruit) ...
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Contradicting God is a challenge in my book, and tempting the first human couple into disobedience is mutiny. Satan (the Serpent) knew that God was telling the truth, because He doesn't lie. Therefore Satan was intentionally lying to and deceiving Eve. This is just like political mud-slinging nowada...
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Revelation 12:9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. It doesn't get more original than Genesis. And the part where Eve says t...
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Particularly verses 3 and 4, where Satan calls Jehovah a liar (or an idiot).
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

I agree.
Shall we start a poll?
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

More like, the Bible. Satan directly contradicted something God said, thereby saying either that God was mistaken, or that He deliberately lied about something and didn't act in Adam and Eve's best interest. Either one of those is a sure-fire way to challenge authority. In the interest of Justice, G...
by DEK
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 39103

Maybe he's proving the point that we can't guide our own steps. Otherwise some people would think that we didn't need God in our lives.

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