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February 23, 2008 by stubbyfinger
 

I have never understood faith. People tell me it’s faith tobelieve that anything is going to happen that has chance of not happening. Thisis not true, and it confuses faith with trust. Faith is the belief insomething despite the evidence. Trust is the belief in something because of theevidence. The level of trust I have that a given action will result in apredictable consequence is directly related to the percentage of times thatconsequence occurs. I have the maximum trust in tha...
October 8, 2007 by stubbyfinger
My girlfriend and I set out Saturday mourning to spend the weekend at a campground in the middle keys. On the way down we stopped at the dolphin institute in Key Largo and played with them for a few hours. Amazing creature dolphins, they accept you into their world with complete trust and genuine interest. I use to live right down the canal from the institute and could swim there and play with them anytime I wanted to. I miss interacting with them very much; I feel they enriched my life in ways ...
July 20, 2007 by stubbyfinger
I had a really nice fishing weekend that I thought I would share. Once or twice a year I go over to my childhood friends place in Fort Myers, Florida, for a three-day fishing weekend. We have been fishing together for almost 40 years and we always do well but the fishing last weekend was really exceptional.

We left out of Punta Gorda Friday and headed strait out 30 miles into the Gulf of Mexico to our secret spots, and fish about 20 hrs strait. My friend has commercial fishing license so we ...
June 9, 2007 by stubbyfinger
In the coming decades and certainly by the end of this century machines will be capable of doing almost any job humans can, and many they can’t. They’ll work 24/7 without pay; they won’t require businesses to observe safety regulations or any of the trappings that come with human employees. Since they will be quite capable of repairing themselves and each other, maintenance will be just the cost of raw materials, which will be mined, refined and made into parts by other machines. These machines ...
March 17, 2006 by stubbyfinger
Why has mainstream country music started to emulate rap music? It’s enough I have to listen to 14 year old white kids talk about there bitches, now partially grown up country stars are acting like rappers. Wearing bling and objectifying women just like a true rap star. At least the language has remained clean.

Country music used to be respectful of women, putting them on a pedestal even. Now it’s who’s your daddy and badonk ka donk. I realize sex has always been a part of country music video...
March 4, 2006 by stubbyfinger
There’s a series on the Sci-Fi channel called Ghost Hunters. All those involved in this program are already convinced that ghosts exist, and are simply trying to prove this fact to everyone else. They run around dark hallways and generaly creepy places using night vision, which adds to the creepiness. Apparently ghosts are afraid of the light, or they just don’t want to be seen. Not sure why they would care. Shh.. did you here that? I saw something over there. Cold spot cold spot right here ye...
February 16, 2006 by stubbyfinger
Just had to post this study.

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February 27, 2005 by stubbyfinger
If the Pro-life movement succeeds in making abortion illegal what will the ensuing steps to enforce this new law entail? When the hundreds of abortion clinics spring up along the borders of Canada and Mexico it will to some degree become the Border Patrol’s responsibility to enforce the law. Will there new duties include giving a pregnancy test to border crossers?

What will the penalties be? Will a Woman be charged with premeditated murder, with all the mandatory minimums that come with th...
February 7, 2005 by stubbyfinger
Technologies such as cloning, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology and robotics will present ongoing challenges as to how to integrate them into our lives. These technologies will soon be realized no matter what may be done to prevent them. For the simple reasons that there is a need, and money to be made from them. Some, like human cloning will be realized illegally because people will pay serious money for spare parts their bodies wont reject.

The military and corporations will fuel AI...
February 2, 2005 by stubbyfinger
There are four types of construction. The two methods that exist now are destructive machining and molding with extreme temperatures. Coming to a future near you it will be possible to use nanites to assemble from the atom up. In the future it may be possible to convert energy directly into matter in the form of our choosing like in Gene Roddenberry’s writings. The original Star Trek series avoided stories lines that dealt with the implications of this theoretical technology. Star Trek the ...
February 1, 2005 by stubbyfinger

There is no question that violence can be a means to an end. After all there really was no doubt that our military could get rid of Sadam’s regime and set up a democracy in Iraq. There is also no question that violence is the result of human intellect running out of juice. Therefore this war was, and will always be a failure. We failed on every level leading up to this war. As far as wars go this one was definitely the most civilized in history. But the stories human sacrifice and acts of c...
January 31, 2005 by stubbyfinger
There is no question that violence can be a means to an end. After all there really was no doubt that our military could get rid of Sadam’s regime and set up a democracy in Iraq. There is also no question that violence is the result of human intellect running out of juice. Therefore this war was, and will always be a failure. We failed on every level leading up to this war. As far as wars go this one was definitely the most civilized in history. But the stories human sacrifice and acts of cour...