Another Poetic Free Fire Zone

This has been a truly slow news day. Therefore …

Mars is red,
Uranus is blue,
The Sensuous Curmudgeon,
Has no news for you!

Therefore we’re declaring another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Please use the comments for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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10 responses to “Another Poetic Free Fire Zone

  1. Theodore J Lawry

    Egnor is truly the gift which keeps on giving! He says that there can’t be multiple universes because: ““Universe” means everything, so “other universes” makes no sense.” Repeatedly! As in ” inferring “multiple everything” from “everything” is unintelligible.” And “Again, “multiple universes” is senseless. It means “multiple everything.” It’s gibberish.” He concludes ” Nonsense has its uses, after all.” Egnor seems to make a living out of it!

  2. I’d like to see something which makes sense of design by the omnipotent or the supernatural.
    Or to make sense of an argument
    for design which relies on the difference in kind of any design that we know about. The argument, for example. that the the cleverest of engineers have not been able to design anything like even the simplest of life forms. (Let alone to replicate the process of development from DNA to Irreducible Complexity of an ecosystem.(

  3. Eddie Janssen

    Two or three weeks ago Texas opened it’s economy. So far I have not seen any Covid-19 statistics resulting from this policy change.
    Or is it too soon?

  4. @TheoJL: ah yes, according to IDiots and many others semantics determines reality. ‘Cuz Mr. Egnorance has decided what the word “universe” means.
    Well, the label “uncertainty principle” doesn’t make sense either (it’s in the end about probability). So quantum mechanics is wrong and the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima never happened.

  5. A few days ago several semi-fascists entered the Dutch parliament (ie more radical than the already evil Geert Wilders). One Pepijn van Houwelingen is reported to say that “the Holocaust was grotesque, but also fascinating and esthetically superior to the barbaric slaughter in Rwanda”. Also “the Third Reich is preferable to our society, because, no matter how grotesque, it at least served a higher purpose and that way released vitality and energy”.
    Annabel Nanninga called African refugees “floating negroes” (“dobbernegers”) and wished for an islamic assault on the jewish community. The good news is that the Dutch semi-fascists are divided (PVV, FvD and Ja21).

  6. I got cheered up again when I found this a few days ago:

    https://www.deplatteaarde.nl

    “We have been lied to – the Earth is flat”
    Some outstanding quotes:

    “I would believe in an earthly globe if ….. someone can show me how water can stick to a ball (in the mathematical meaning of the word).”
    “Erasthostenes proved exactly nothing.”
    “Why astronauts talk [bleep!].”
    “The philosopher Bertrand Russell is a Flat Earther!”

  7. @FrankB
    In technical mathematical
    English, a “ball” is the set of points
    which have the boundary of sphere, the solid consisting of the sphere and all the interior points. I’m guessing that you are translating the Dutch word “bol”, but is that the word used in technical mathematics literature?
    I think that there is no mathematical meaning to “water sticks to” a ball.
    I rather doubt that Bertrand Russel ever seriously believed in a flat Earth.

  8. The IDiots have the same problem with “something from nothing” because nothing means Absolutely Nothing ™ although arcanely enough is what you put on to enter the Nude Beach in the computer game Warp. But, I undress, er, digress. The IDiots are going to have a miserable time under the Biden Administration. Every time Joe says “Cut the malarky!” they’ll be running around with knives looking for the malarky.

    The Egnorance probably believes that YawnWay actually “spoke” the world into existence. Oh, wait, I think I have a video.

    Yeah, here it is!

  9. @docbill1351
    Nowhere in the Hebrew Bible is there creation from nothing.

  10. Any man who thinks he can stay in power for the next four years just by having his fanatics disrupt the ceremony of counting electoral ballots is by definition a lunatic, and should never by allowed anywhere near Washington, D.C. again.

    This should be obvious to anyone with an IQ over 80. However, it seems the RepubliQans have successfully sold the nation on the idea that either we have Trump or we have communism.