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that morality thing

Started by billy rubin, October 21, 2019, 11:41:33 PM

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Davin

Quote from: billy rubin on October 30, 2019, 08:15:01 PM
Quote from: Davin on October 30, 2019, 05:23:12 PM
Quote from: billy rubin
so i'll ask again, what makes your definition true and that of buddhism false?
I don't get why that matters. I don't care one way or the other or any way at all about Buddhism.

it matters because buddhist morality both exists and is not part of your understanding of the question, davin.
That doesn't make sense. I don't give any fucks for it. There is no rational reason for me to care about it. I know it exists and I have knowledge about it, but I don't care about it. It's insane that you're trying to tie it in to this like it's important in any way.

Quote from: billy rubin
but you know what? this kind of conversation isn't why i'm here. so i'll leave it at that.

ciao.
Alright, have fun.
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Old Seer

Morality is what's human. Immorality is what's not.
The only thing possible the world needs saving from are the ones running it.
Oh lord, save us from those wanting to save us.
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billy rubin

#47
more on the hells creek fossil bed thatrecords tbe asteroid that killed the dinosaurs at the K-T boundary.

remembdr, this is a deposit abouttbe size ofa football field that records the damage during a coiple of hours after tbe impact-- melted glass globules, choking fish, tsunami debris. all from a single day 60 million years ago.

now the paleobiologists have determined that it was asingle day in May or June of that year. heres the stuffy paper from nature

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03232-9

and heres a more readable summary, with pitchers

https://earthsky.org/earth/month-of-dinosaur-extinction-pinpointed/

Quotedinosaur extinction
In December 2021, DePalma and his colleagues published an important paper about the timing of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. In this study, they analyzed some of the exceptionally well-preserved fish bones, looking at how the cycle of seasons, from summer to winter, were documented in the structure and chemistry of the bones. By comparing living sturgeon to sturgeon fossils from Tanis, they found that in a fin spine, regular layering at a scale of millimeters shows the fish died when it was seven years old. The growth rings confirm the fish alternated between fresh waters in summer months and saline waters in winter. In this and other specimens analyzed in the same study, the last growth increment matches the transition from spring to summer.

Taken together, this suggests the meteorite struck in May or June, being the cusp of spring and summer in the northern hemisphere.

this depalma guy was kind of a nutcase off and on graduate student until he started working at this site. access to fossil beds is bought and sold among palaeontologists , and the guy that he bought rights to this from didnt want it because all the fosdil animals and plants were broken up and torn to bits. not marketable.

but tbere was a readon tbey were torn to bits and it was a meyerorite.

palaeontolgy does not get any cooler than this


more people have been to berlin than i have

Tank

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Recusant

Yeah, that is pretty cool. Thanks for posting it.  :thumb:

There was a New Yorker article about DePalma and the Tanis site a couple of years ago.
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


billy rubin

Quote from: Tank on January 31, 2022, 09:25:54 AM
? Wrong thread ?

hells creek is all about mortality!

coming from the next meterorite to you soon@

theyre not rare. we get a pretty big one every 750,000 years iirc. ive walked around this one three times



more people have been to berlin than i have

Dark Lightning

Quote from: billy rubin on February 01, 2022, 12:51:32 AM
Quote from: Tank on January 31, 2022, 09:25:54 AM
? Wrong thread ?

hells creek is all about mortality!

coming from the next meterorite to you soon@

theyre not rare. we get a pretty big one every 750,000 years iirc. ive walked around this one three times



Pff. That'll buff out, in a MY or 3.

billy rubin

i had a chance to go down inside it onve, but chose to walk the rim instead. later i found out thst nobody is allowed inside and i missed a rare opportunity. these days you cant walk around it eithet


more people have been to berlin than i have