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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Sep 7, 2013 - 11:13am PT


"This to be expected from a stupid dog ......"...


LOL!!!...

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Sep 7, 2013 - 11:30am PT
"What was God doing ... for an eternity ... before He created the universe ex nihilo? God existed by Himself through an eternity ... without needing a universe. Why did He suddenly desire to create the universe?" (He got hungry and needed someplace to order pizza from?)
Peter A. Angeles
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 7, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Not too surprisingly the duck it appears, is a myth.

Howard the Duck
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the character and comic book series. For the film adaptation, see Howard the Duck (film).



Howard the Duck #8 (Jan. 1977),
Cover art by Gene Colan and Steve Leialoha.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik
In-story information
Alter ego Howard
Team affiliations Defenders
All-Night Party
Daydreamers
A.R.M.O.R.
Fearsome Four
Notable aliases Son of Satan
Abilities Master of Quack-Fu
via Iron Duck armor: superhuman strength, chest-mounted searchlight, foot-mounted leaping coils, flame-thrower



Howard the Duck is a comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik. The character first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973) and several subsequent series have chronicled the misadventures of the ill-tempered, anthropomorphic, "funny animal" trapped on human-dominated Earth. Howard's adventures are generally social satires, while a few are parodies of genre fiction with a metafictional awareness of the medium. The book is existentialist, and its main joke, according to Gerber, is that there is no joke: "that life's most serious moments and most incredibly dumb moments are often distinguishable only by a momentary point of view."[1] This is diametrically opposed to screenwriter Gloria Katz, who in adapting the comic to the screen declared, "It's a film about a duck from outer space... It's not supposed to be an existential experience".[2]

The notable alias son of satan should cause some consternation for Blue Blocker!
MH2

climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
I though Howard the Duck was a film about a guy who could clear a traffic jam by eyeball blasting the cars in front.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 7, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
No MH2. As you can clearly see the duck is a....


ill-tempered, anthropomorphic, "funny animal" trapped on human-dominated Earth.
MH2

climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Now I get it.
MH2

climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Why do you think you have been assigned that seat in the corner, dude? To gather the empirical evidence your own self, rather than to take some one's word for it, or read a print out of it off a machine.

Not even close. Yo didn't read what I said - that awareness is not contingent on "content," or the mind's interaction with people, places or things, nor yet with thoughts. Ergo, matter does in fact NOT require an interaction to be "aware,' since it IS aware to begin with.
WBraun

climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
So your parked car is aware and needs no interaction with people to operate since it is pure matter.

Matter just spontaneously operates from nothing.

Holy cow ..... my car just drove away all by itself ......
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 7, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
"Fear and Religion
Religion and Fear.
The two are historically entwined,
the catalysts for most of the atrocities
committed by man.
Fear of evil fuels religion,
religion fuels hatred, hatred fuels evil,
and evil fuels fear among the masses.
It's a diabolical cycle, and we have played
into the Devils hand"
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 7, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Your car drove away by itself and Cosmic will probably get a few more tickets ...a perfect example of Karma at work...RJ
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
MikeL
Hey if you are out there check in and let us know how you're doing?
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Sep 7, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
Philip K. Dick
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Sep 7, 2013 - 04:55pm PT
We are convinced that no alternatives that you have proposed exist.


Of course you are, because you have had no direct experinces with anything else to convince you otherwise. What makes me certain about this is that the only alternative you posit is "God" or some supernatural thing and in fact what I talking about can be studied and experienced as a simple, mechanical phenomenon no more difficult to understand then the iris on a camera, which can focus on one thing at the exclusion (blurred) of all else, as well as the idea that with sufficient light, a lens can be set on infinity with an infinite depth of field.

What's more, I offered to pay for you to go study for two days with someone in Idyllwild who is English fluent and who could make some of this clear to you, and you refused. Fair enough, but you can't out of the other side of your mouth insist that you are "convinced," having never taken even the required steps. We reap we you sew. That's no fault of the material nor of you, who keep ranting about being accused of "doing it wrong," but in fact you probably did it right, just not long enough or you tried to run it solo, which is like studying anything by yourself. Possible, but good teachers are a Godsend. And radically steepen your learning curve.

If you have no interest (judged by your effort, what you do, not by what you say) in that direction, fine. But leave off with your talk about being "convinced," while refusing to go where you might learn otherwise. That's called a "forked tongue" in any language.

JL
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Sep 7, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
I think fruity and mutemale should get a room. Imagine the pillow talk. Star Trek quotes and equations. I'm wet just thinking about it.

Come'on now ur gonna make Skepti jealous !!!

Ooo, you got me there! Actually I'm honored that you think I'm intelligent enough to be grouped in with them. And yes you've broken the code: all us educated science-types are closet Trekkies that love gay sex. And a chance for a gay menage a trois? Count me in!!

I hope before I die I can gain the intelligence you'all posses so as to understand that all life came to be by chance

So do we... So do we... You might start by finishing those remedial science classes you skipped to go fully Spiccoli. (Dooood!! That's my skull!!) Then add in comparative anatomy, biochem, embryology, microbiology, cellular & molecular bio, physiology, ecology and physics. Follow that with a reading of The Origin of Species (Betcha can't get past the first chapter) and finish up with reading the Miller-Urey experiment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller–Urey_experiment

In retrospect, you might want to add in an English class so you can have a good understanding of the language and spelling. You'all doesn't need an apostrophe and I'm pretty sure you aren't referring to a bunch of deputized cowboys or inner city rap groupies...

Tra-la-la!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
A fairly and mildly amusing post, but with a highly dissonant minor second interval :

Actually I'm honored that you think I'm intelligent enough to be grouped in with them.

Distressing.

BTW what does the Miller-Urey experiment have to do with anything?

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Sep 7, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
The religious right of twenty-first century America is anti-American, inherently violent, and a cruel, tyrannical, punitive, force of death and destruction. In its mindset, adult human lives do not matter because the human condition itself is inherently evil resulting in eternal and everlasting punishment in hell unless its members are redeemed in a prescribed manner by the fundamentalist God/man/savior, Jesus Christ. Moreover, with an embarrassingly adolescent flamboyance, Dominionists shamelessly rape, pillage, and desecrate the earth because in the first place, their Bible has given them authority over all things human and in the second place, their “imminent” apocalyptic rapture, transporting them from the human “veil of tears” to live happily ever after in heaven, entitles them to do so. Meanwhile, we the unredeemed, the unbelievers, the poor, the feminists, the gay and lesbian, the disabled, the homeless, the mentally ill, the addicted, and those who are conscientiously following divergent spiritual paths of their choice, are suffering in the wake of Christian fundamentalism’s devastation of the economy, the earth, and the human race. But this is what we deserve for not becoming born-again devotees of their Jesus. And we deserve even worse—to burn in hell for all of eternity. Hence, we are expendable, inconsequential, and a force to be conquered, broken, imprisoned, or killed.

The Religious Right - An Anti-American Terrorist Movement
By Carolyn Baker
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8816.htm
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Sep 7, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
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Missing photo ID#320182

...even the prodigal son used good sense returning home to his (waiting loving) father!

Luke 15:7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Sep 7, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
"A belief in an afterlife has the unavoidable effect of making this life less unique and precious.... Good luck finding an atheist willing to strap a bomb to his or her back, or fly a plane into a building...."
John Bice, American writer, religion columnist, and noted beer expert
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Sep 7, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Yo didn't read what I said - that awareness is not contingent on "content," or the mind's interaction with people, places or things, nor yet with thoughts. Ergo, matter does in fact NOT require an interaction to be "aware,' since it IS aware to begin with.


First, what makes you think so? I'm not doubting that you believe this, I'm just curious how you came to it. This sounds a little like, "Awareness is what the meant brain does," a non-answer that would never fly if applied to anything. Purple Haze is what a guitar does, and all that. This is, of course, folly - we can easily see why.

But I'd be interested in hearing more about the pure awareness you must have experienced to actually know that content was not needed. Again. people speculate wildly on this thread so if you have actual experiences in this regards, I'm interested in hearing all about them.

JL
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Good luck finding an atheist willing to strap a bomb to his or her back, or fly a plane into a building...."


Perhaps, but if you look not too far back into history and you will find a few atheists willing to establish freedom-destroying totalitarian states based upon mass imprisonment and murder.

...noted beer expert

Maybe too much of a beer expert, "noted" or otherwise.
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