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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2017, 04:16:57 AM »
Suspending your disbelief for a moment, God is all love and joy and peace (if you believe in that sort of thing.)
Except for the stonings, beheadings, human sacrifices, genocides..... (if you believe that sort of thing.)  ::)

I've always wondered how they get to the claim (god is love, etc) from the available "evidence" (stonings, beheadings, etc) other than straight thru the imagination to wishful thinking.
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2017, 12:57:04 PM »
So, God is chemicals in the brain? That makes much more sense.
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 09:14:22 PM »
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Suspending your disbelief for a moment, God is all love and joy and peace

Yeah, he loves everyone so much that he created hell..................you know.  Just in case they don't love him back.


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The universe is fascinating, intricate and complex..but it is hardly benevelent.

Never claimed it was benevolent.  It is in fact indifferent.


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It doesn't really seem to care about anyone

That's because it doesn't.


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I guess what Im saying is that God and the Universe are not really interchangeable all the time

You're right.  Nor need they be.


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and that at some level we need God and and His law

No ma'am, we do not.  God and his supposed "law" is responsible for more death, destruction and misery than everything else combined.

We need freethought and reason.  We need evidence based thinking, not faith based thinking.

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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 12:20:54 AM »
Great card! (and a great daughter!)

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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 02:32:52 PM »
Ugh, I'm trying to catch up on all these threads because I haven't been here for a while.....and I find that Sister Agatha is back? Lovely. "She" has tenacity I guess.
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 07:19:18 PM »
This is a little bizarre! This is my son Andrew, on the right, with Lando Norris, on the left, the new driver at McLaren for the 2019 season. Lando is 19! Andrew will be his performance engineer this year.

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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 01:36:14 AM »
Lando appears to be a proper Englishman what with the umbrella and all.   He must be a talented young man if McClaren has gambled to use his skills that may or my not be of F1 caliber. I do have confidence in the judgement of the McClaren hierarchy.  Let the games begin. 

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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 09:31:54 PM »
This is a little bizarre! This is my son Andrew, on the right, with Lando Norris, on the left, the new driver at McLaren for the 2019 season. Lando is 19! Andrew will be his performance engineer this year.


Those have got to be two of the worlds coolest jobs.
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2019, 03:42:18 AM »
This is a little bizarre! This is my son Andrew, on the right, with Lando Norris, on the left, the new driver at McLaren for the 2019 season. Lando is 19! Andrew will be his performance engineer this year.

Are you allowed to visit him down where the action happens? You could meet some interesting people and take good photos as well.

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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2019, 06:17:49 AM »
This is a little bizarre! This is my son Andrew, on the right, with Lando Norris, on the left, the new driver at McLaren for the 2019 season. Lando is 19! Andrew will be his performance engineer this year.

Are you allowed to visit him down where the action happens? You could meet some interesting people and take good photos as well.

I could go to McLaren once a year and I did when he first started and yes I got some cool photos. I'll track some down.
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2019, 06:21:30 AM »
This is a little bizarre! This is my son Andrew, on the right, with Lando Norris, on the left, the new driver at McLaren for the 2019 season. Lando is 19! Andrew will be his performance engineer this year.


Those have got to be two of the worlds coolest jobs.

Yes. But incredibly stressful, Andrew is a Grade 1 Stress Bunny. Last year he flew over 150,000 miles and spent 290 hours in the air. And that does not include the miles/hours he spent privately spending his air-miles!
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2019, 02:15:21 AM »
Wow, a bit of a drift from the original topic! Anyway, Lando has probably been driving go-karts and such from a young age, and has probably demonstrated talent there. That's where a lot of racers get their start. Being that young is good for reaction time. And your son must be pretty damned smart to be a performance engineer at such a young age!

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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2019, 07:27:56 AM »
Wow, a bit of a drift from the original topic! Anyway, Lando has probably been driving go-karts and such from a young age, and has probably demonstrated talent there. That's where a lot of racers get their start. Being that young is good for reaction time. And your son must be pretty damned smart to be a performance engineer at such a young age!

Lando has come up through the McClaren young drivers system in the same way Lewis Hamilton did so he's done the carting and lower formulas. He's quick. Andrew was on Alonso's team as his performance engineer for almost 2 years. He is smart. Got a 1st Class Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. And went on to do his doctorate there. His thesis was on ultrasonic 3D imaging  in solids at high temperatures. If it wasn't for the fact he looks like me (and so does his twin sister) I'd wonder who his father was!  :)
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2019, 10:53:29 AM »
And that does not include the miles/hours he spent privately spending his air-miles!
For tax-related reasons, I can no longer (as of the 1. of January) do that with those miles, earned while travelling corporate. And it's sad. :(
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Re: Proud dad moment
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 12:09:09 AM »
That is awesome.
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