Archive for July, 2012
MORE DECEPTION IS REVEALED REGARDING OUR ANCIENT HISTORY BY GENIUS PHYSICIST AND RESEARCHER NASSIM HARAMEIN!
The “psywar” against the human population has been ongoing for a very long time and it includes both science and history.
Nassim Haramein’s web site: The Resonance Project
Dennis Gosnell, Assignment Editor
It is often said that the future is held in the hands of the youth, and for a country to thrive the youth of that nation must be educated and have the know-how to continue moving their nation forward. Miles Garcia, resident of Oklahoma and student at Rose State College, is one such youth.
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Here’s a great summary of the creationist controversy – their claims and why they don’t work. Presented by Eugenie Scott at A Celebration of Reason – 2012 Global Atheist Convention held in Melbourne last April
I like that she spends much of the time talking about “creation science” and their geological arguments. Turns out these actually have more factual basis (as in making statements of fact that can be tested) than do the intelligent design people and their biological arguments. So I welcomed her change of emphasis.
I still strongly disagree with the way she presents the philosophy and methodology of science in terms of methodological and philosophical materialism and their differences. I think it is actually a poor argument because it plays into the religious apologist arguments for a “supernatural” world that they can ring-fenced against scientific investigation. But more of that…
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Lots of tidbits, lots of links, enough to make a few tidbytes, even (8 tidbits = 1 tidbyte).
Feathers may have been an early adaptation, perhaps even basal, of Saurischian dinosaurs (which includes therapod dinosaurs), appearing so early in the evolutionary tree that many therapod dinosaurs (if not most) may have had feathers. Saurischian dinosaurs are one of the two major orders of dinosaurs, the other being Ornithischia, both named for the structure of their pelvic bones. Saurischian dinos have a lizard like hipbone, while Ornithischia has a bird like hipbone. Interestingly, it is the Saurischian group that is thought to have given rise to birds.
What kind of feathers, though? There are eight feather types that are documented within modern and extinct birds, all the way back to feathered dinosaurs.
Quoting wikipedia’s article on Feathers > Evolutionary stages
Feather evolution was broken down into the following stages by…
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) disclosed that it will need to take a massive charge after the close on Monday. Before you hit the panic button here you really need to understand what the charge is about even though the figure is massive on the surface. The charge is a non-cash accounting charge, so it is not as though Microsoft is having to fork out $6.2 billion in cash. Still, when investors see a $6.2 billion charge it is not going to go unnoticed.
Steve Ballmer and friends will recognize a “non-cash, non-tax-deductible income statement charge for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 for the impairment of goodwill in its Online Services Division segment, mostly related to its 2007 aQuantive, Inc., acquisition.” In short, it is effectively a writedown of the company’s goodwill on the balance sheet (listed as almost $19.7 billion for the last quarter).
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Online gaming publication CVG has managed to get their hands on a Nintendo 3DS XL system. The Nintendo 3DS XL isn’t due to be released until July 28th in Europe, and August 19th in North America. The Nintendo 3DS XL will retail for $199.99 in North America, but in Europe the pricing is determined by retailers.