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Intrepid Minds

a place for challenging debates, playful dialogues, or friendly bantering. We strive to be free of censorship and to respect the notion that it is the multiple and opposing viewpoints which characterize our coveted freedom.

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Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2013

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The speed of light 1 Reply

Einstein's theory suggests nothing is faster.But some cosmologists suggest the Universe expanded faster then the speed of light.Black holes however, and super massive black holes, suggest to me that terminal velocity is finite.And how about the…Continue

Started by LoveLife&Laughter. Last reply by Snagg Oct 20, 2013.

Picture a Word 3 Replies

 Describe yourself in one word or picture.Continue

Started by LoveLife&Laughter. Last reply by LoveLife&Laughter Sep 8, 2013.

A Quantum Universe- a slightly different perspective on reality 2 Replies

Physics : A Quantum universe?We look at the objects and materials of the world as bounded and solid. The calls for change in the area of physics are  perhaps the most radical of all the movements in the scientific disciplines, questioning the nature…Continue

Tags: Quantum universe

Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by LoveLife&Laughter Aug 17, 2013.

Earth wobble & tilt = climate changes? 3 Replies

Astronomical Theory of Climate Change The tilt of the earth relative to its plane of travel about the sun is what causes seasons. The hemisphere "pointing toward" the sun is in summer, while the opposite hemisphere is in winter. The earth makes…Continue

Tags: Climate change

Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by LoveLife&Laughter Aug 15, 2013.

Can concepts (God) inhibit relating to reality? 3 Replies

BeiYin: There is obviously a discrepancy between concepts and reality. This causes disappointment, frustration and a lot of stress in most humans. The high number of diseases, suicides and depressions are the result. Spiritual concepts about Love,…Continue

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Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by Thomas Mayes Aug 15, 2013.

Who should help the poor? Churches or Government? 16 Replies

I have noticed that during the past decade there seems to be a move by the religious community to discredit Government help for the poor.During the Bush Administration there was a "Faith Based Initiative" where Bush tried very hard to get the…Continue

Started by CWO3ROBBIE. Last reply by Thomas Mayes Aug 8, 2013.

Aren't They Supposed to Heal the Sick? 4 Replies

Here’s the situation: you have a friend who has been told by a visiting nurse that there “may be evidence” of head lice, but she wasn’t sure, so your friend should consult her PC to be sure. Your friend calls and makes an appointment; this PC is…Continue

Tags: oath, hippocratic, the, doctors

Started by Westerly_2. Last reply by Mother Sanity (JackieRodzinski) Apr 3, 2013.

Who are society's scapegoats these days? 9 Replies

Who are society's scapegoats?(photos and/or text responses welcome) Continue

Tags: scapegoats

Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by michael clubb Jan 7, 2012.

Where do you hope to retire? 6 Replies

Would you leave the country to retire? If so, where?Would you work part time in another job after you retire?Do you worry about your care giving in the future? especially since the Baby Boomers outnumbers subsequent generations. According to current…Continue

Tags: retirement plans

Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by russell albright Dec 28, 2011.

Anyone watch Michael Moore's doc- SICKO? 1 Reply

I watched SICKO with my (Med Ethics) class last week and was highly disturbed by the testimonies. One has to be really careful what one puts in health history. If you haven't already watched it, try to do so. It is riveting. …Continue

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Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by P.A. Jul 6, 2011.

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Comment by Wendel on January 28, 2012 at 6:01pm

I didn't believe in ghosts until I saw one

Comment by Maricel Evasco on December 30, 2011 at 2:55pm

Snagg,

Sometimes the paranormal, whether you choose to believe it or not, can be downright creepy.

I had a really bad encounter that left me shaken earlier this month. I was taking a nap on my couch at dusk...Christmas tree and kitchen lights were on. My mom, dad, and son were home. I felt an incipient force (like a magnetic force field) behind me and a sudden shove from behind on my right shoulder. Since there is only a wall and mirror behind the couch I was napping on, I became alarmed. I jumped to my feet walked away from whatever it was and yelled, "Get away from me!" then headed to my bedroom muttering the Our Father. What ever that force was, it had a malevolent feel to it. I felt anxious many days after. I confided what I experienced to my son who usually sleeps on the couch. He too confirmed that he can sense a presence there at night, when the fine hairs on his legs would stand up for no apparent reason. He also told me that these past 2 months or so he felt almost like he was getting possessed. I also confided in a co worker during lunchtime at school. I told her I have been feeling disturbed lately and for no apparent reason since all is going fine in my life, so there should be no reason for me to feel this level of anxiety. She suggested that I speak to a minister she knew about blessing my house with holy oil to get rid of any lurking demons. I am Catholic, but I took her advice and spoke to the Evangelist anyway. He blessed the olive oil I bought and gave me instructions on what to do. I followed his instruction and blessed every portal/window/door in my house. My son and I feel a bit better. The anxiety has dissipated and I could sleep more peacefully at night.

It can be all self fulfilling prophecy, but I don't think so. That entity was a tangible force that disrupted my life and my son's life for awhile.

Comment by Snagg on October 21, 2011 at 7:00am
Not one tiny bit.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 20, 2011 at 5:20pm

Do you believe in ghosts?

 

Comment by Maricel Evasco on September 27, 2011 at 4:42pm

That commercial was awesome though I was hoping it would regress to amoeba stage. lol

 

I wonder how dogs use language to 'love." They seem more empathic and intuitive than humans......and oh, they can sense ghosts unlike many humans...but that is another story to tell.

cute doggie

 

 

Comment by caseyjo on September 27, 2011 at 1:48pm
Words we make up are great at making us feel good about ourselves ......But....Geez.....We must me missing a whole bunch .. as cute as Iggy is he isnt enough.....We are running out of dog breeds...Gotta get going on those too. Oh Ya & we gatta get some new cow breeds & do something about those bees from africa & the governments we.....OH gawd........They are us....Maybe peace & less is the way. Anyway....I am happy with our language which is a huge part of how we learn how to love,,,Using our hands & voices together to make things...the finest thing of all ...our art....our putting our minds & hearts together to build.....Space remains the same...space....many put this thing named God into it to understand it, but it still remains the same...just another word given with a voice seen by eyes.
Comment by caseyjo on September 27, 2011 at 11:38am
My Welsh Corgie....Opposite of you know whos.
Comment by caseyjo on September 27, 2011 at 11:29am
Comment by Maricel Evasco on September 26, 2011 at 1:52am

Snagg,

Thank you for posting that link. It certainly was interesting.

I'd like to think I am both reflective and intuitive which perhaps makes it easier for me to believe in God.  I wonder though what what role creativity and the right brain play in belief.

Comment by Snagg on September 23, 2011 at 5:35pm
 

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