Daniel Duffy

Daniel Duffy

  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I have to admit being more interested in community evolution driven by demographics, economics and environmental changes rather than in individual housing, though the community plan will drive the housing design as form follows function. Future trends: Empty towns, whether...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    How could Britain have fallen from this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skrdyoabmgA to Brexit?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    More important question: Does PM May have "huge ... tracts of land"? Must.. resist... further... Holy Grail... nerd... references......
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    When you think that Brexiters will suffer the most from the economic collapse caused by Brexit: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/07/these-are-areas-will-suffer-most-economically-after-brexit and Trump supporters have suffered the most from his economic policies https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/05/15/daily-202-trump-supporters-suffer-unintended-consequences-of-his-policies/5afa0c8830fb0425887994fd/ and Red States will suffer the most damage from climate change:...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    How about Arthur King of the Britons! (aka the Romano-Celts) who fought the invading Anglo-Saxons (and probably was a real person), and whose capital Camelot was located at Tintagel in Cornwall? You make think the "Strange women lying in ponds...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Brexit + Devolution = Revenge of the Celts! If the UK breaks up (as many of you assume) as a result of Brexit then the Celtic parts (Ireland, Ulster, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall) can form a Celtic Union to replace...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >Atheism is just not believing in god(s). Not believing is itself a belief for the same reason that not making choice is itself a choice....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >If we'd had the technology to build an interstellar vessel in the 1960s We did. Project Orion....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Surely you aren't suggesting that Donovan and the OSS skewed or otherwise tampered with evidence presented at the Nuremberg trials out of a desire to make atheists look bad? Actually the "under God" was added to the pledge in 1954,...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    There are certain bitter pills we all have to swallow. For example I am - believe it or not - something of a hippie tree-hugger (though I lean towards the ecomodernist view when finding a solution for things like global...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >What, Hitler himself, ranting on about Xtianity You mean the pronouncements made for public consumption by a consummate liar/politician? Trump says he is a devout Christian. Do you believe him? To know a man's true beliefs you have to examine...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >The thing that gets my goat, though, is the near-universal assumption that 'we' are significant I wouldn't be so hasty. There is increasing evidence that we are all alone as an intelligent species at least in our galaxy. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/but-seriously-where-is-everybody/563498/ https://qz.com/1314111/we-may-have-answered-the-fermi-paradox-we-are-alone-in-the-universe/...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >Would a beneficent God deny us this vital warning system, even though it hurts? I think a lot of the problem stems from the difference between "good" and "nice". The two are not remotely the same. A God that uses...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Getting back to "Dialogues with the Devil", one of Lucifer's letters was a travelogue of Hell. In Hell every whim, desire and want of the damned is instantly satisfied. There was no striving, struggle, no challenge. Hell was a place...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >And if he is unwilling to intervene, then (takes look at status of mammalian biology, the aging process, carnivory, anthropogenic climate change, species extinctions, etc) then you could reasonably call him Torturer. Apples and origins. Or rather, moral evil and...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >Ah the "Hitler wan't an xtian" meme Your links aren't exactly what I would call non-biased sources. As for me, I prefer the the hard evidence presented at the Nuremberg trials by the OSS....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Lot's of Trump supporters consider themselves to be good Christians. Are they?...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    And before you bring out the tiresome claim the "Hitler was a Christian" I again ask you to consider the facts. It's a rather odd sort of Christian that plans to destroy Christianity. Hitler planned to destroy Christianity, according to...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >There seems to be a whole genre of writing that tries to connect mass murder with an absence of Christianity. Only because that is historically factual. One need only make a comparison with the atheistic regimes of the 20th century...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? If He was willing to exert and exercise his omnipotence to the point of making us all good, obedient puppets, without the ability to be evil and lacking in...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Then you are in luck, because Christianity and Catholicism (both the official version and the Tolkien derivative) are in practice - if not in theory - polytheistic with saints, angels, archangels, devils, demons, Ainur, valar, maiar, ents, dragons, etc....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >None of them had the monotheistic compulsion. So a polytheistic universe is a massive multiplayer game, while a monotheistic universe is a single shooter?...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    >Single Source of Truth is admittedly good when programming. (For my sins, that's what I do for a day job.) This is fine for a codebase. But it's not a very useful or engaging paradigm for envisioning the nature of...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Now if God's sacrifice on the cross occurred simultaneously at every point throughout the universe, then it affected the entire universe. Which means his sacrifice would have touched anyone in need of salvation -including alien species. Which opens up all...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    It gets even weirder when you think about how God experiences time and space. By definition, God is omniscient knowing past, present and future simultaneously - experiencing them all as one timeless/eternal moment. This means that the Christian God has...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    IIRC correctly, Melkor (Sauron's mentor) was sent into the out void after his final defeat....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    How about the Sagan Scale (created by Carl Sagan). from Wikipedia article on the Kardeshev scale: Alternatively, Carl Sagan suggested adding another dimension in addition to pure energy usage: the information available to the civilization. He assigned the letter A...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    >Unless THEY figured out a way to hide their heat signatures You mean, unless they learned how to violate the basic laws of physics. And would even go to the troubled of doing so....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Interesting idea for a deep future SF series: Humanity achieves a Kardshev level 2 civilization and spreads across the galaxy (vol 1 - Spring) and a galaxy wide web of life and intelligence is established (vol 2 - Summer) followed...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    >Sorry, you are assuming that we would even RECOGNISE their technology. We would recognize their heat signatures. Something that can't be hidden - no matter what technology they use....
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from Daniel Duffy

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda