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Originally posted by keymaster
Have you ever seen the movie Stigmata? I don't remember the exact quote, but...
Originally posted by keymaster
Basically, that's what I was trying to say. There is God and there is aliens. However, I believe some of our vision of God is confused with aliens. The people in earlier times tried to explain away everything they didn't understand by attributing it to God. I don't believe God has ever visited Earth or even spoke physically to the people of Earth. I do believe aliens have.
Picture this, you're walking around in biblical times. Suddenly you hear a voice speaking to you. You know nothing of amplification systems or walkie talkie connections. You would believe it was the Lord speaking to you. The only convincing you would need is for the voice to say "Yes, I'm your Lord."
I believe most of what the church teaches to be wrong. That doesn't mean I'm an atheist and don't believe in God.
he can't be the ruler of all dimensions because they are ever changing and endless.
How can he be real?
Originally posted by Asia Minor
God isn't real and these fanatics dying for a story character doesn't make him real.
We are here because of aliens . They designed this world and created all of the inhabiting beings. They exist and live by science and we have seen videos of them.
They were referred to as Gods. the ancients didn't beleive in some skywalking man with blonde hair and a magic finger. That can't exist.
Most critics have a arguement simply based on disbeleif but have no substance on which they can say it isn't.
All you guys that are always skeptics are much further from the truth than true information analyzers. There is a difference between a skeptic and realist. A skeptic generally, but not all, have a limited view and bleak perception based on his beleifs that were not formed even by himself. A realist judges the facts and weighs the substance of reality in the issue at hand.
And Father guy, generally, you counter someone's claim with something with ssome ubstance other than your own mere doubt.
Some people are stupid enough to wonder " if Iran has a electricity producing dam why do they want a nuclear reactor?" I guess the Lord makes them as dumb as he needs them. Dams do not exist throughout Iran.
Have anyone ever thought maybe Adolf Hitler was God in the flesh? Mabe Adolf wanted to create a blonde haired blue eyed world so that they may rule with the gods. Adolf Hitler maybe was trying to rush his great plan by assuming military leadership himself. Think about it. He was to smart to be human. If aliens attack the world and take over he isn't here do fend them off. So what will the world do without God?
In my own published work, uncited by Gould, I have shown that brain sizes vary systematically by race -- but not to the benefit of Caucasians. For what it is worth, Mongoloids average about a cubic inch more than Caucasoids and over three cubic inches more than Negroids. This result has been corroborated many times since 1980, and by every available technique. And these findings are in line with the (by now) accepted IQ results: the average IQ scores for ``African,'' ``Latino,'' ``White,'' ``Asian,'' and ``Jewish'' Americans are 85, 89, 103, 106, and 115, respectively. Of course, whether these differences are the result of genetic or environmental influences, and whether (or to what extent) they are remediable by purposeful action -- these remain matters of dispute.
Rushton's (1991) own data illustrate the point. Within the Caucasoid grouping, a 1969 sample of Iranian soldiers is given an average estimated cranial capacity of 1356 cm3, whereas a 1966 sample of American Army soldiers has an average of 1470 cm3. Similarly, a 1967 us Air Force sample has 1539 cm3, whereas a 1975 German Air Force sample has 1455 cm3. Within the Mongoloid grouping, a 1963 sample of Thai soldiers has an estimated average of 1340 cm3, whereas a 1965 sample of South Vietnamese has 1299 cm3. All of these differences are much larger than the differences obtained between Negroid (1449 cm3), Caucasoid (1468 cm3), and Mongol- oid (1464 cm3) enlisted men from a 1988 us Army cohort using Rushton's (1992) terms and data. There are also secular changes within a culture and racial group (Haug, 1984; Miller & Corsellis, 1977). For example, us Air Force personnel measured in 1967 had estimated brain sizes that exceeded by 68 cm3 values from a us Air Force sample drawn in 1950 (Rushton, 1991). In face of such variation within groupings, between cultures for similar groupings, and between different cohorts drawn within a culture, generally valid statements about race differences are difficult to make.
Two additional points need to be made. Rushton and Ankney (1995) suggest that cranial capacity estimates for Mongoloid-, Caucasoid-, and Negroid-Americans are 1416, 1380, and 1359 cm3, respectively, indicating larger differences than Rushton's (1992) values given above for these groups (1464, 1468, 1449cm3). The former values for the three groups represent cranial capacity estimates which are based on values corrected for body parameters (Rushton, 1992). To perform this correction, Rushton used slopes for the log/log plot of brain against body weight which are not appropriate for within- species comparisons (Harvey, 1988). For comparison of individuals drawn from the same species, a slope which is almost horizontal is appropriate, and should be close to the .08 determined empirically by Reed and Jensen (1993). This is borne out by other available evidence. Wickett et al. (1994) state that for their sample of white women, it would appear that the size of the brain is largely independent of body size (p. 836). Similarly, Jerison (1979) found no significant association between body weight or height and brain weight for men within the age range of 29 to 41 years of age. A conservative conclusion is that there is no legitimate reason for using steep slopes in comparing brain/body size relations across races. As a result, statements about brain size differences between races should not rely on adjusted values, and it is not appropriate to conclude that higher IQ's in Asians are linked to larger brain size.
The issue of race/brain size/IQ invites a return to the sex/brain size/IQ issue. Rushton's (1992) data show that the estimated cranial capacity of Negroid-American men is some 13-14% higher than that of Caucasoid-American women, even though the average I Q for the former is presumably lower. How can this be integrated into a model of larger brain => higher IQ without qualifying the meaning of brain size comparisons across sexes, or revisiting the issue of what factors other than brain size have a bearing on IQ? This question once again emphasizes the unresolved issues of how brain weight/ body parameters can be compared across sexes, races, and age cohorts.
Finally, the small absolute differences in brain size between Mongoloids, Caucasoids, and Negroids in Rushton's (1992) data base should be evaluated relative to cohort data. We have seen that values from two Air Force samples drawn 17 years apart showed estimated brain size differences that are larger than the differences reported between races in the 1988 common age cohort. It is legitimate to ask whether the contemporary Negroid- and Caucasoid-American samples described in the common 1988 age cohort could not differ as much from each other in undefined demographic and nutritional variables as the cohort samples from 1950 and 1967 differed from each other.
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