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by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Two Naked Buddhas
Replies: 42
Views: 4705

Two Naked Buddhas

Okay ... don't hit me ... I saw the chance for an attention-grabbing title and seized it. :tongue: But it's a perfectly accurate title too: I have found that there are two books called 'The Naked Buddha'! The one I heard of a couple of years ago but haven't read (I can only get it easily as an audio...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 4874

Re: Peak Oil

Great post, pink_trike, except that you're a bit unfair to those of us who do take population, privilege and consumerism into account when looking at the issues. You're right about denial of responsibility, though, and right to draw connections with religion. I have said elsewhere (can't remember wh...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Teaching kids...!
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Teaching kids...!

I have been placed in a very difficult situation of having to assist my local bhantes with their Sunday School class. Difficult for me, especially, because I am awkward in social situations, I have never been 100% comfortable with children, and I don't know much about the culture or language of the...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Setting sail again with Aubrey and Maturin!

They're good and I'm happy for you, but I don't really think they're that good.
Now Discworld, on the other hand ....
:woohoo:

:tongue:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 4874

Re: Peak Oil

You know, we have whole other threads here for debating AGW. It might be more appropriate to move this to one of those. AGW and Peak Oil are closely linked issues, and by attacking the IPCC and relying on Monckton in this thread you effectively merged the two discussions. I'm just going along with ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 4874

Re: Peak Oil

... The IPCC's bias is well known. There is not a uniform consensus even on climate, and as the ClimateGate evidence documents, there were attempts to hijack the peer review process to stifle dissenting views. That IMHO is very unscientific. The single largest source of expert advice is of no use i...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 4874

Re: Peak Oil

Hello again, poto As I've stated before, the IPCC is a political organization, not a science organization. Having found many biased opinions and wrong information produced by them I take anything they put out with less than a grain of salt. So you are still choosing to ignore the largest peer-review...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 4874

Re: Peak Oil

Hi, poto, Good to see you're still thinking about the problem. :smile: The article you recommended was interesting but did you note the way they skated around the issue of just when the technology could be operational? Thorium has been looked at and yes, it may become useful eventually. Here's what ...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bah humbug!
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Bah humbug!

There is a middle way (I won't claim capital letters for it :tongue: ) - peaceful non-participation. Don't get caught up in it. Don't blame those who do. Just observe it. Realistically, most of us have family obligations to negotiate, but much the same applies there - balance others' needs with your...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Dawkins Dilemma
Replies: 42
Views: 4848

Re: The Dawkins Dilemma

Thanks for the story.
The only other response that comes to mind is, 'Wow!'
:cookoo:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Posting photos

Okay, you're fine then.
:thumbsup:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Dawkins Dilemma
Replies: 42
Views: 4848

Re: The Dawkins Dilemma

Hi, folks, I saw an interview with Dawkins on (Aussie) ABC TV last night. If I had thought of it, I could have alerted you to it ahead of time - sorry - but you still may be able to see it. Try http://www.abc.net.au/ Andrew Denton, who is a good, thoughtful interviewer, talked to him and it was reve...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Posting photos

I had just set my camera to low-res Jpeg, put them into iphoto, and tried to download. Please forgive my ignorance on these matters. In the past I have only worked with larger format Film. I'll try Mike's suggestion of joining that photo uploading group...but there may be some professional conflict...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Posting photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Posting photos

... Also best to not make the photo too large, otherwise those who do not have wide screens yet may not see the whole image. Also best not to make the photo too large in file size or those on slower connections will have to wait *forever* for it to load. For most on-screen purposes, 450 x 300 pixel...
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?
Replies: 35
Views: 5481

Re: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?

Hi, Alan, If you read earlier parts of the thread you will see my rational brain hesitating about some of this stuff, too. :smile: I don't know much about when and where it all appears in the scriptures but my impression is that the basic 'geography' of the world is pretty much common to Brahminism ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Copenhagen
Replies: 74
Views: 5317

Re: Climate Change and Copenhagen

Okay, time to cheer up.
Here's a cartoon by Joel Pett:
http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=41786
:smile:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 17439

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

I'm agnostic but a good argument for theists against Buddhists would be that throughout history the western religions such as Christianity put more emphasis on taking care of the sick and the poor since Jesus said you will be judged on how you treat the least amongst you. On the other hand most Bud...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!
Replies: 26
Views: 2133

Re: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!

Under you practicing mantra recitation under the guidance of a teacher? Some of the comments make me wonder. :thinking: I'm not sure who you are talking to here, Paññāsikhara. I actually haven't practised mantra meditation for years. I didn't mean to say that 'semantic satiation' and mantra meditat...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?
Replies: 35
Views: 5481

Re: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?

The Dalai Lama, no less, has said that where Buddhist cosmology conflicts with science, Buddhist cosmology must give way. I know this is tangental to the point being made, but " no less" ? I am sure that Tenzing Gyatso is a good monk, a conscientious practitioner of his own tradition and all round ...