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Posted - 01/15/2006 :  13:20:25  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
I read in the newspaper about NASA's Stardust probe collecting particles to try to learn more about the early solar system (see this thread), and on the very next page was an article about a Gulla translation of the bible. I couldn't help but be struck by the irony of one group using science to try to gain knowledge of how we got here, and another who spent 26 years translating a bunch of fables into a damn near dead language.

Fo God mek de wol, de Wod been dey. De Wod been dey wid God, and de Wod been God.

Two steps forward, one step back, I guess.

The foundation of morality is to . . . give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibliities of knowledge.
T. H. Huxley

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Posted - 01/15/2006 :  14:39:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
Remarkable how simalar the quest for knowledge to evolution. Some branches prosper and thrive, while others die out over long periods of time. ;-)

Looks like the subtitles to the opening credits to Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail. The movie was vastly more entertaining.

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 01/15/2006 :  15:05:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
They could have saved a lot of time if they just used The Dialectizer.

"In de beginnin' wuz de Wo'd, and da damn Wo'd wuz wid God, and da damn Wo'd wuz God."

"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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