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iCambrian

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    iCambrian got a reaction from Hussain Abidi in Iran and Forced Hijab Rule/Censorship   
    And not wearing a veil should not be equated to a sloppy drunk in the streets, or even just an alcoholic or person with a beer.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from HusseinAbbas in Good Magic?   
    Exactly :p. It's just not real though. People's fear of discussing it or experimenting with it, allows belief in it to continue on.
    But if more people openly attempted to learn about or to practice things like black magic and sorcerers, they would soon come to find that these things only exist in their imaginations.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from Hameedeh in West London Fire   
    I heard something about some of the material used in recent upgrades catching fire easily.
    A reminder of why I would never live in a giant complex like that.
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    iCambrian reacted to hasanhh in The Theory Of Evolution   
    @iCambrian  @iCenozoic
    Here is a good, 26 minute video on Permian paleontology. Some on invertabrates.
    https://www.dw.com/en/the-tyrannosaurus-of-tambach-dietharz/av-50896551 
    Some keywords:
    Thuringia (area in central Germany near Czech Republic)
    Bromacher Quarry 
    branchisaur
    seymouria
    orbates pabsti
     
     
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    iCambrian got a reaction from funklebits in My Argument Against the Baha'i Faith   
    Well, belief isnt something that a person is...scared into. If someone was sharpening a sword and said they would chop you unless you became a jew, you would probably get chopped because you cant just...willfully choose what you believe based on fear of getting chopped.
     
    Also, of course, a person could write up their own religion and just discuss how disbelief would put you in a place worse than hell, and of course you wouldnt just believe what they wrote out of fear of it.
     
    Pascals wager in general just isnt a reasonable concept to follow or use.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from Maryaam in Climate change: causes, consequences and solutions   
    The article appears to be legit.
    https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/doi/10.1130/G39633.1/521232/climatic-control-on-icelandic-volcanic-activity
    Regardless of where we are in our stage of an interglacial, and regardless of how much ice was present during the past ice age or little ice age, there appears to be, as per a handful of research articles, a correlation between loading of ice and underlying volcanism. 
    "Numerical models suggest that glacial unloading increases mantle melt production at depth and alters the storage capacity in the crust (Hooper et al., 2011). Even small changes in surface loading can alter the stress field around shallow magma chambers, increasing or decreasing the likelihood of eruptions at ice-covered volcanoes (Albino et al., 2010)."
    Just because, it might take 500-1000 years of melt and adjustments in the mantle, this wouldn't be a reason to just ignore the correlation.
    And really, these articles aren't particularly surprising either. Large magmatic chambers are often unstable on their own. Why would anyone be surprised that if you removed weight from the surface, that you would affect things like rates of mantle melting, which subsequently would affect things like volcanism. It's probably just not referenced much because it seems like a large scale change that would take hundreds of years to unfold.
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    iCambrian reacted to shiasoldier786 in Bake the cake or get fined/sued?   
    Imagine the outrage among muslims if a cake shop refused to bake for a muslim couples wedding. Its none of your concern who the cake is for. If you own a cake shop, you bake for whoever pays. 
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    iCambrian got a reaction from hasanhh in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    I worked at a natural history museum for awhile and there were days where if just get schooled by first graders, it was wild.  Never underestimate the little ones. 
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    iCambrian got a reaction from hasanhh in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    Well dinosaurs are a sub group of reptiles. Kind of like a chicken is a sub group of birds.
    But there are just other reptiles that are not dinosaurs, just as there are other birds that aren't chickens.
     
    Dinosaurs are terrestrial. Their legs are below their body, as opposed to being off to the side like alligators and crocodiles. Dinosaurs also have specific features about their skulls and hips.
     
    And for LCM, even if a dinosaur were warm blooded, it would still be a reptile. It would just be a derived reptile that has warm blood. 
    Which, in a weird sense is kind of what mammals are. But a dinosaur wouldn't be a mammal just because it's of a reptile clade.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from LeftCoastMom in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    I worked at a natural history museum for awhile and there were days where if just get schooled by first graders, it was wild.  Never underestimate the little ones. 
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    iCambrian reacted to LeftCoastMom in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    ^ lol. You would have to have that conversation with one of my sons who was a dinosaur nut. The reason I was at the debate was because of that kid. He was too young to drive or take the bus that far by himself.  I myself liked them normally as any child would when I was young, but he was a fanatic. By the time he was three he could name a lot of them. By the time he was eight he and a couple of other kids  had finagled a sort of audience with a couple of paleos and he has a signed drawing by one of them that I had framed. 
    The great takeaway was that he realized his beloved dinosaurs still lived on in his pet chickens.
     
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    iCambrian got a reaction from dragonxx in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    Well dinosaurs are a sub group of reptiles. Kind of like a chicken is a sub group of birds.
    But there are just other reptiles that are not dinosaurs, just as there are other birds that aren't chickens.
     
    Dinosaurs are terrestrial. Their legs are below their body, as opposed to being off to the side like alligators and crocodiles. Dinosaurs also have specific features about their skulls and hips.
     
    And for LCM, even if a dinosaur were warm blooded, it would still be a reptile. It would just be a derived reptile that has warm blood. 
    Which, in a weird sense is kind of what mammals are. But a dinosaur wouldn't be a mammal just because it's of a reptile clade.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from LeftCoastMom in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    thats interesting
     
    I still have questions about...the cladistical origins of theropods vs sauropods. because the early theropods kind of look like sauropods, but then the sauropods have bird hips, even though its the theropods that became birds. Its always kind of confused me.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from LeftCoastMom in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    Well dinosaurs are a sub group of reptiles. Kind of like a chicken is a sub group of birds.
    But there are just other reptiles that are not dinosaurs, just as there are other birds that aren't chickens.
     
    Dinosaurs are terrestrial. Their legs are below their body, as opposed to being off to the side like alligators and crocodiles. Dinosaurs also have specific features about their skulls and hips.
     
    And for LCM, even if a dinosaur were warm blooded, it would still be a reptile. It would just be a derived reptile that has warm blood. 
    Which, in a weird sense is kind of what mammals are. But a dinosaur wouldn't be a mammal just because it's of a reptile clade.
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    iCambrian got a reaction from LeftCoastMom in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    Pterodactyls are not dinosaurs. Sorry to burst that bubble.
     
    Dinosaurs are by definition, terrestrial. Things like pterosaurs and pleisiosaurs are just flying and swimming reptiles that just happened to live in the mesozoic, but are more distantly related.
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    iCambrian reacted to notme in What is your Favorite Dinosaur ?   
    Party pooper! But they must be dinosaurs! There was one in The Land Before Time! 

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    iCambrian got a reaction from PureExistence1 in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    You don't have to deny your traditions to accept my word regarding my own beliefs.
    The rest of the above is irrelevant.
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    iCambrian reacted to baqar in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    It is very relevant to the subject matter of the thread. 
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    iCambrian got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    You don't have to deny your traditions to accept my word regarding my own beliefs.
    The rest of the above is irrelevant.
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    iCambrian reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    When Quran speaks about a matter ,it talks about it from different aspects not just on or two aspects  , when it talks about speaking ants the surface of it is speaking animal matter ,for example just say it was because just  Solomon was a prophet & nothing more so they easily accept Israelits that prophets could commit sin as in sunni sources prophet Mohammad (pbu) was a person that does mistakes  but we Shias say it was because he had authority over everything not just humans that proofs after prophet Mohammad (pbu) Imams (as) have this authority that recorded by both shia & Sunnis but Sunnis refrain from them in link about talking of prophet Muhammad (pbu) in sunni  link imam Ali (as) position completely neglected that prophet (pbu) was using this miracle to prove his prophethood & successorship ( Imamate ) of Imam Ali(as) after himself 
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    iCambrian reacted to andres in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    I am amazed to learn that Muslims believe all creatures can form sentences like humans can. 
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    iCambrian reacted to andres in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    If you believe God wrote that ants can speak, of course this must be true to you. I understand this very well. But your problem is that you believe God said so. Ants cannot speak. Period. Why does the Quran say so? What was the point? Have you got a clue?
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    iCambrian reacted to ali_fatheroforphans in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    Allah is capable of doing anything. The same lord that made the earth subservient to us, is capable of doing anything he wills. Yes, it is not rational for a bird to speak, based on the laws we observe today. However it doesn't mean that the bird never spoke to Prophet Solomon (as).
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    iCambrian reacted to andres in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    It is not surprising that this was credible 1.400 years ago, but it is very surprising that you can believe so in 2018. Like believing the world is flat.
    According to the Bible, a snake spoke with Eve. You believe snakes can speak also?
     
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    iCambrian reacted to Son of Placid in Knowledge and Faith (Islam vs Christianity)   
    It's not the tree of knowledge, it's specifically the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Once Adam had disobeyed, he knew what it was to do wrong. The only knowledge he actually gained, besides emotions, guilt, shame, was that it was a really bad idea.
    This is often mistaken, like the phrase "Money is the root of all evil.", actually, money is a necessity. The real quote is "The love of money...". Leaving out the actual description is of itself a form of corruption, not to say that was the plan, it just changes the light around the event and leaves it up to all forms of conjecture. 
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