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by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Climate Change and Copenhagen
Replies: 74
Views: 6237

Re: Climate Change and Copenhagen

My point was simply that different sources for the same thermometer should show the same data. They don't. I was not trying to dismiss all the work done by scientists, but I was trying to point out that there are inconsistencies in the data that make my eyebrows rise. Knowingly or not, you are doin...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new (kinda)
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: I'm new (kinda)

Welcome, DonkeyDarko :smile:
There are quite a few folk here who used to visit e-sangha, including me. I kept the same identity, a few others haven't.

Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Climate Change and Copenhagen
Replies: 74
Views: 6237

Re: Climate Change and Copenhagen

Hello, Rui Sousa, As someone with enough of a scientific background to locate some data and turn it into a few graphs, you should be well aware of the errors likely to arise from taking too small a sample. You have used less than 0.1% of the temperature data available to the IPCC, and none of the ot...
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 22450

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

:oops:
I only went to the top of the page, not the top of the thread. Sorry!
As regards the OP, I agree 100%.
The one I was looking at, and trying to find a source for, was the quote Roni brought into play.

:anjali:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 22450

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

I looked at the Ratthapala Sutta too, and came to the same conclusion as Jechbi - it doesn't seem to be the sutta the OP was trying to find. Any other candidates in your collection, tilt?
:smile:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory

Ummmmmmmmmmm ....
By presenting me with a grab bag like that, you force a choice on me: I can either be honest or I can be polite.
I'll take the second option today.
Be well.
:anjali:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory

Interesting little rant that, pink_trike! I'm fairly sure Pagel didn't intend his work to encourage catastrophists and just as sure catastrophists are misinterpreting him if they think his paper supports their beliefs. As for the theory itself ... include me out. I cheerfully admit that science doe...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory

Interesting little rant that, pink_trike! I'm fairly sure Pagel didn't intend his work to encourage catastrophists and just as sure catastrophists are misinterpreting him if they think his paper supports their beliefs. As for the theory itself ... include me out. I cheerfully admit that science does...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory

New species evolve in bursts. http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091209/full/news.2009.1134.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Stephen Jay Gould would be pleased. Hi, tilt, pink_trike, At first look I can't quite see what the excitement is about. To start with, Pagel hasn't proved any...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Another blow to gradualist evolution theory

The scientists are doing science, which is always open to revision in light of new information. The creationists are doing religion which is rarely, if ever, open to new information. :clap: :clap: Well said, tilt - but we do also have to bear in mind the difference between 'religion' as commonly un...
by Kim OHara
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 22450

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

I came accross this remark "May I draw your attention to the Sudatta sutta (SN 10.8) in which Buddha teaches the young Anathapindada (or Anathapindika) on creation and creator. Here he’s more than specific: no Creator, no Creation. The Sudatta sutta is part of the Small Vehicle Pali, Agama, and Kan...
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Dawkins Dilemma
Replies: 42
Views: 5960

Re: The Dawkins Dilemma

Hi, everyone, Coming late to the thread, I'll make a series of assertions which agree with some of you and disagree with others (sorry) while trying to move the discussion forward a bit: :soap: Dawkins is abrasive, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's wrong, just that his teaching style will alien...
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: (Re) Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: (Re) Introduction

Thanks, everyone!
Now ... where's that Lounge ...
:tongue:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist gift ideas for christmas?
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

Re: Buddhist gift ideas for christmas?

I'm a bit confused about the logic of giving a Buddhist a present to celebrate a Christian festival but I know from personal experience that people do wish to do just that, and it's kind of unfriendly to try to stop them. A suitable gift from a non-Buddhist to a Buddhist* could be anything that alig...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: (Re) Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: (Re) Introduction

Paññāsikhara wrote:Hi Kim, looking forward to your thoughts on some of the recent climate issue threads.
:rofl:
It's nice to be remembered!
And yes, I'll be looking at/for them soonish.

Kim