posted on Aug 29, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
The Golden Ratio and Fractals The Golden Ratio or Golden Mean is a ratio that many things within nature conform to. It can be visualized like this: Another way it can be visualized: It states that when a value of a and b are added together they equal c (or a+b here). The value of c is to a as a is to b. The spiral graphic is a good visualization of this concept, each "loop" being the sum of the previous two loops. Our bodies follow this ratio. This is only one example, there are more if you care to research it. The golden ratio...
posted on Aug 30, 2015
Fragile Earth
Hey ATS! I had to bring this to you guys in order to get opinions regarding our upcoming extinction. Yep... we are going to be extinct if we don't act quickly. Don't believe me? Disagree? That is ok.. please tell me why you disagree and maybe it will change my mind. I welcome a different mindset on this matter but it will require proof. But first, watch the video... When you are done watching the video let me know if you agree with the OP. Otherwise we aren't beginnging on the same page. We need to for arguements sake. There is a lot of hype about different doom and gloom scenarios...

posted on Aug 28, 2015
Posse Comitatus
Do nothing wrong and police have no reason to bother you and you have no reason to worry. Right? We hear that all the time but in the current societal landscape the scope of what is considered wrong in the eyes of law enforcement is growing. Take the story of John...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
If this is on ATS I can't find it. Why wasn't this on the MSM? My opinion and my opinion only is because it doesn't serve the current agenda of labeling the white population as racist so let's just keep this stuff quiet shall we? Racism sees no color and stems from ignorance fueled by crowd mentality...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
Board Information
On this week’s Off the Grid, I react to Republican Presidential contender, Scott Walker’s punitive anti-abortion bill that makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, and on Walker’s move to cut $250 million from...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
2016 US Elections
" Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner, hit the 40 percent marker in a recent Gravis Marketing poll. According to a report, this is the first time a candidate has reached above the 30 percent mark. Since the previous survey done by Gravis Marketing on July 31, Trump increased almost 10 points....
posted on Aug 27, 2015
Breaking Political News
This could be posted in any number of forums, 'fragile earth', 'meltdown' - really economics I guess, social unrest even but I decided upon political because, frankly, anything having to do with groups of people and their disputes is politics by definition. ...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
2016 US Elections
If, what Hillary's camp is saying turns out to be true, Bernie Sanders can GO home...and Joe Biden can STAY home. I know she's been known to be a bit fast and loose with the truth on occasion...but could this claim actually be true? If so, is the race...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
General Conspiracies
Yes, there is a war against ideas, histories and symbols of western heritage. The whole Confederate battle flag controversy is symbolic of this, and people must remember that the flag is not the issue - identity is. But before dealing with the flag let’s talk about Vikings. People...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
UT has disseminated an alternative set of pronouns for students and faculty to use when addressing each other. Let me be clear right off the bat - this is not a mandatory thing. Nobody is being forced to use the terms. That being said, the university is "encouraging" students...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
Education and Media
No not mine. I like the ATS community and all but not like that. :) I guess a bunch of psychologist got together and tried to reproduce the results of about 100 claims in various research journals and the results weren't good. Of 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Political Ideology
So okay you know things are offensive when you say them. I mean, you're not a moron, you know when things offend people and this is just how human interaction has worked pretty much forever and certainly since you began using it. This act that it shouldn't matter if people are offended by the offensive terms you use ? Not convincing...
posted on Aug 26, 2015
Politicians & People
A Philly reporter was interviewing President Obama today and of course the topic turned to the shooting deaths of two Virginia news crew members.
Obama took the opportunity to say incidents like these break his heart and gun violence...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Political Issues
We are living in disturbing times. Mass shootings are becoming an almost weekly occurrence. The victims vary, from coworkers to innocent bystanders to children. Its happening too frequently and we as a society need to do something about it. There has been a call for more gun control measures to try to...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Fragile Earth
Earlier today I started this thread: Which proposed a basic question: does global warming, regardless of source, lead to rising sea levels? Despite a bit of off-topic drift that seems to come naturally with every climate discussion, the general consensus seems to be yes – more heat in the system would produce more...
posted on Aug 26, 2015
Space Exploration
The Dawn spacecraft has returned some of the highest-resolution images of the surface of Ceres yet, and it seems the closer look we get, the more mysteries we find. I'm genuinely at a loss on this one, guys. That is definitely the oddest thing I've ever seen in space. This shiny...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
Science & Technology
Until now colour of feathered dinosaurs species, such as Archaeopteryx, varied greatly depending on the author - and/or the artist's mood. And if you were to ask two scientists about the colour of such dinosaurs, you would have get two different answers. To be fair, until now it...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Survival
I’m a very experienced firearms instructor with decades of experience in firearms instructing, shooting and competitions. I have instructed and competed all over the East Coast and even on the West Coast at one time. With that being said, I’m asked all the time “what firearm do I choose for my own home defense”. My answer...
posted on Aug 27, 2015
Other Current Events
Remember the "original, full-length" video that accompanied the first Planned Parenthood release? Seems it wasn't "full-length" after all. In fact, 30 minutes were missing from it. Not only that, the "transcript" that accompanied...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
Other Current Events
A deputy sheriff in Harris County, Texas was shot and killed while putting gas in his cruiser. Capping off a month that saw a deputy constable struck by a car, a deputy working in the jail suffer a heart attack during an altercation with an inmate, a 14 year old girl wounded in a drive by shooting, and a...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
Why do people flag threads? I used to think it was done simply to alert others to content posters considered important but I now feel that is a naive belief. Here are some questions that I believe shed light on this topic: Why do posters flag threads without starring the original post? I think this is a sign that a person is trying...
posted on Aug 27, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
edit : Ok I got here in time hopefully, thanks to those who replied. This video is Joe Rogan talking about how computing tech has advanced so quickly, that it could be possible that we're already living in a matrix. I don't take any stance on this, I just thought it was a good video, and to be honest, "explaining" it, ruins the vid, so I'm done....
posted on Aug 27, 2015
Origins and Creationism
Inspired by an identically titled thread of the opposite position. Seriously, is there any non biblical evidence in support of creationism? I've looked really, really hard, but found absolutely none.. Is it not fair to impose the same requirement of evidence to justify belief in creationism...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Conspiracies in Religions
It was always whispered by people at church that there was an anti-Christ who was not Satan of either the Garden of Eden or Job's time. Some even gave the impression they thought some of today's bogey men in banking, industry, government or leading our Institutions was he born in our time.
I don't buy into that simply...
posted on Aug 30, 2015
Philosophy and Metaphysics
" Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make."...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
Conspiracies in Religions
The church (choose your denomination) is said to be the "Bride of Christ", or at the very least is strongly implied to be just that. What is it that all churches and denominations share between one another? That Jesus died for our sins, resurrected, and that belief in said...
posted on Aug 26, 2015
Dreams & Predictions
Hello friends. So September 2015… What the foook is going on there? I have been a "conspiracy theorist" since I could remember and not the tin foil bat-s#!t crazy type but the lets get to the truth type. A good truth seeker looks at all plausible outcomes and reasons for a certain "theory" and comes to a reasonable...
posted on Aug 29, 2015
People
He has been paralyzed since April 1st 2000 from a GSW he is in a coma from an infection, prayers, healing energy, hell pixie dust i don't care... help me save my brother!
posted on Aug 26, 2015
People
The image of Marcy Borders leaving the World Trade Center covered in dust was captured by photographer Stan Honda and is held as one of the iconic images of the 9/11 attacks. Ms Borders died from stomach cancer which she put down to inhaling dust during the attack , the attack that effectively...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
Rant
After reading this absurd article one of my coworkers posted on FB I began browsing through some more articles on the website mainly for laughs and while it's no secret....I have some bad news for you..........YOU'RE WRONG, YOU'RE A BAD PERSON, AND YOU'RE THE PROBLEM!!! Are you a white person? - well then you're creating and sustaining white privilege Are...
posted on Aug 25, 2015
Political Mud-Pit
Videos at links. The First is when Jorge Ramos tries to interrupt a press conference. The 2nd is when he is allowed back in and asks his questions.
Give it to Trump, he is not going to allow a free...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
General Chit Chat
You know those quirky, odd, kind of scary state laws that are still on the books in every state? This is kind of like that but different. Same difference? You are sitting at home alone pondering the intricacies of the universe while waiting for your meatloaf to finish cooking, or you are laying in bed for...
posted on Aug 28, 2015
General Chit Chat
I guess I ask this because I have had multiple NDEs in my life. Lately when I am on a high roof with no traction, I feel like jumping onto my head for a fast kill. But I wouldn't because I love my wiife and she would be devastated. Plus I have no life insurance for her. As far as my close calls, here they are: When...
posted on Aug 27, 2015
Religion, Faith, And Theology
This is a sincere question from an inquiring mind that wants to know. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I scroll right past religious threads because it just seems like an opportunity to taunt and ridicule and beat up on anyone who doesn't agree. And I don't get it -- especially on ATS -- and I soooooo want to be proven wrong!!!...