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by robertk
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 169
Views: 2557

Re: Diversity among mods

We don't actually know that the Venerable Śāriputra did not transmit definitive Abhidhamma clarifications of suttanta. Anyone who tells you otherwise in an absolutist manner is not being academically honest. Possibly; and then conversely: We don't actually know that the Venerable Śāriputra did tran...
by robertk
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 56
Views: 855

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Alan Wallace is state of the art on anything related to science and Buddhism. Great thinker.
by robertk
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 134
Views: 3860

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Bringing this discussion about newspapers back to climate change. here is an article from 2016 in the Guardian, which predicts that there will be no more arctic ice in summers by january2017 or 2018 ( except in nooks and cranies) Does anyone know if the ice is all but gone? https://www.google.com.kw...
by robertk
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 134
Views: 3860

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/au is the best of the "newspapers" IMO.
the Guardian is a leftist British newspaper, not an Auss one?
by robertk
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 134
Views: 3860

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Robert, Is that slab of text all one quote, from the linked article? The link is paywalled, so I can't check. I can't even see who the author is ... which might explain much. :thanks: Kim it is by Maurice Newman. And of course it is all from.the same article. The Australian is actually Australia's ...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 134
Views: 3860

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/the-inconvenient-truth-is-that-catastrophists-are-wrong/news-story/8cee4fb8beef5d390805f5f80f963d35 The inconvenient truth is that catastrophists are wrong Institutionalised data bias is a handy default for radical-left eco-catastrophists who ha...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 72
Views: 10656

Re: The cholesterol myth

thanks for that. my cholersterol is slightly high (like half of men over 40). Still weighing up whether I want to take pills; it goes against my grain a little.
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 102
Views: 805

Re: Combatting Guruism

I see it as something that has and is leading to the end of true Dhamma.
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

I prefer his City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi .
Been reading him since he first burst on the historical writing scene over twenty years ago.
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97828

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

according to this renewables are expensive for Germany: http://fortune.com/2017/03/14/germany-renewable-clean-energy-solar/ why is China still planning to build over a hundred new coal stations. Wouldn't they want to minimize costs and go for solar or wind that the article you cited suggests are mor...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna
Replies: 32
Views: 410

Re: Sotapanna

There was even a serial killer that attained stream entry in the suttas in just a couple of days,
If you mean Angulimala, he attained after a short talk by the Buddha -(i.e. in minutes, not days)
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does. image.jpeg Where did you get this image? chownah I found it on the internet somewhere putting in a search like "Trump and Media". Maybe initiated by Putin's oper...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97828

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Natural gas fired turbines are everywhere considered to be superior to coal fired generators for meeting peak demands . Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal. It really does seem that nat gas turbines are better than coal in every respect; cost, air quality, c...
by robertk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

3 minute news brief from CNN on what some voters in Ohio think of Trump after his first year. Seem to like him.

by robertk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97828

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Natural gas fired turbines are everywhere considered to be superior to coal fired generators for meeting peak demands
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Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal.
by robertk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97828

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Wouldn't it be logical for Australia to build more coal-fired power stations, they are the world's biggest exporter of coal after all. They can build much cleaner ones these days, or get Chinese companies to build them. As Tony abbott wrote “Our effort, however herculean, is barely better than futil...
by robertk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 443

Re: Trump - One Year

Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does.
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by robertk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)

Note to moderators: I am surprised to see this topic in the abhidhamma forum
If it continues to generate interest and debate I will move it to the Great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
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by robertk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 82
Views: 3796

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Ponton: You never cease to surprise me, sir. Inspector Jacques Clouseau: With me, surprises are rarely unexpected. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Inspector Jacques Clouseau: [about Bizu - dead] It's amazing how he f...