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Can't get enough amusement from all the #ArgumentumExSilentio put forth by the mythicists here. It's this fallacy that takes atheism to a new low.
 
Mythers' Arguments from Silence, and other problems
Following in the theme of "Jesus mythers," I've discovered a pretty devastating critique from atheist Tim O’Neill. O-Neill rejects some "fundamentalist" claims about Jesus, but equally rejects the modern "myther" movement that claims Jesus did not exist at all. This is the most persuasive defense of the historicity of Jesus I have read to date. The article is long, but information-dense. I don't normally take the time to read just one thing (rather than skim) among the many other things competing for my attention, but I must admit: I did slow down to take in this perfectly articulated critique of the most serious arguments from mythers.

One interesting point that O'Neill raises is that multiple surveys show a consensus among scholars that Josephus' reference to Jesus was authentic in part, despite later interpolations that attempt to strengthen a certain Christology. My question is this: If atheists are so enthusiastic about consensus-thinking, will they apply this evenly to the consensus of experts on the historicity of Jesus? Or will they rather apply skepticism evenly to the consensus of experts on, say, evolution?

Enjoy the read. I know I did!

Article: http://goo.gl/gMYyez

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Great resource 
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Anyone else have this issue with GN reminders in MPA44I? Nexus 6 (XT1103) here
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Me too. Nice fix guys
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Anyone have a direct link to the MPA44G_from_MPZ79M OTA file?
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I'm waiting for the OTA file too 
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Central Chile's climate is basically a reflection of California's south of the equator. Given how rapidly #ElNiño is intensifying, consider this a preview…
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By far the worst #ChromeOSCanary  bug I've ever reported...
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+Stephen Gale Oh yeah, all versions. They made it available to downgrade from Dev or Beta without reflashing(you still have to powerwash) over a year ago. 
But at least as of March, if you wanted to downgrade from Canary, you had to flash the whole system clean using a usb drive(or sd card).
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Eric Metaxas has a rational refutation to the claims by Planned Parenthood regarding the "baby parts" videos, and this question sums it up: If PP claims that abortion is no different than surgery or childbirth, why aren't they being transparent and letting people watch abortions?

Secrecy = lying. Bottom line.
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Out of sight, out of mind.
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Definitely an important climate change resource for fellow apologists… draws some pretty solid links to Biblical prophecy.
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Unconstitutional? The very NAME of the organization suing to have this portrait removed has "unconstitutional" written all over it. It's a corruption of the Constitution's actual wording: freedom of religion IS NOT freedom from religion. #hypocrites
Public school officials in the small Kansas town of Chanute are trying to find a new home for a portrait of Jesus Christ after a civil liberties group demanded its removal from the town's middle school.
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+Nelson de Leon​ Agreed. It's selective hypocrisy 101 how the demons at FFRF treat stuff like this, and at the same time they corrupt the Constitution's own wording to fit their persecutional agenda, as if their name wasn't obvious enough of a hint at that.
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Just got mine for the Nexus 5 - OTA is only half the size of the 6.
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The downside of Atlantic hurricane season suppression...
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Note how the downwelling Kelvin wave currently in progress is strongest of them all. It's strong enough to drag the entire warm pool with it! What's more, if first two are any guide, this KW should reach the far eastern Pacific by late August/early September. That's prime time for central and eastern Pacific hurricanes, the only time of the year when Category 5 storms are possible W of Mexico even without El Niño (remember Marie?), so when you make a super-DWKW coincide perfectly with that peak, it can potentially set off tropical systems close enough to the equator to take westerly wind bursts all the way to the South American coast. If the water gets warm enough as a result of eastward migration of warm pool, even cross-equatorial reflections of EPAC systems, especially late in the season (e.g. November) cannot be ruled out, especially since we've already seen WPAC systems S of equator smack in the middle of southern winter (Raquel and 01F to be specific, which formed in July and August, respectively ― both unprecedented times of the year, and Raquel was in itself a cross-equatorial reflection of Typhoon Chan-hom, which teamed up with Raquel to set off the WWB responsible for this Kelvin wave).

Also, note below average sea surface heights smack in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre. That's strong positive PDO, which weakens the gyre enough to allow El Niño events to intensify more easily to "super" status, and in most extreme cases the gyre can collapse completely or even reverse rotation, and when that occurs, it is capable of preventing post-El Niño cooling.
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Heat wave with humidity and no wind as a precursor is a good clue IMO. The reason why the California Current exists in the first place is in fact because of the typical northwesterly sea breezes: Ekman transport forces surface water away from the coast, allowing cold water to upwell from the depths to replace it.

Disrupt that wind and introduce heat, and the California Current also dies. This in fact happened in modern times too: in late July 2006. Just a week and a half of relentless, windless heat, humidity, and monsoon action was enough to push our local ocean temperatures into the low 80's! However, while local waters were warm, the equator wasn't (only the equatorial central Pacific ultimately would be, Modoki-style — that's why 2006-07 was dry and not wet — and even then, it wouldn't be until, like, November), so the trades were keeping hurricanes away from us.

Fast forward to July 2015, and local SST's are now in the mid to upper 70's once again, thanks in part to a brief burst of reversed winds (southeasterly as opposed to northwesterly — those winds cause not upwelling, but downwelling instead) brought on by Post-Tropical Cyclone Dolores (last weekend's rare July storm), some lingering bits of which are still there, shielding an expanding coastal warm pool from the prevailing northwesterly winds and weakening them.

However, we've now got something else: a warm equator as well. For the third time this year, a pair of cross-equatorial tropical cyclones (that means two tropical cyclones on both sides of the equator at the same meridian) is expected to form in the Western Pacific by Thursday, helping enhance a combination of westerly wind burst and atmospheric Kelvin/CCKW wave already being brought on by the Southern Hemisphere Booster (yes, that monstrosity, the same booster that also enhanced the 1972-73, 1982-83, and 1997-98 events) to begin with, while a downwelling oceanic Kelvin wave continues to propagate east at depth along the equator, dragging the 29°C/84°F isotherm hundreds of meters down with it, adding to the anomalous warmth, already beyond the +1.5°C threshold that classifies a strong El Niño, in the far eastern equatorial Pacific that we already have.

At the same time, another surge of monsoon moisture, even more powerful than the one kicked up by the MJO westerly wind burst back in early July, is expected to cause yet another burst of anomalous coastal southeasterlies to blast their way up the coast, further even than the ones Dolores induced, even as we're only 2°F away from the 79.7°F necessary to sustain a tropical cyclone. And since El Niño has completely busted MJO yet again, this combination of equatorial westerlies + coastal southeasterlies could last much longer, potentially pushing our SST's past that threshold and/or generating a coastal Kelvin wave to go along with the streak of three (and counting) downwelling equatorial ones — that could lead to the perfect recipe for something else like this: local sea surface temps from 2006 combined with equatorial ones from 1997.
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21-year-old Saddleback College software developer in training... who also LOVES to worship
Introduction
Hello, my name is Kenny Strawn, was born on April 14, 1993, live in Mission Viejo, CA, and am currently a student at Saddleback College studying... you guessed it... software development, particularly for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Have gone through three Chromebooks so far: started with a Cr-48 back in early 2011 that had a loose SATA cable to the SSD, then went on to an Acer AC700-1099 that was very fast and amazing at first, but soon became a severe underperformer, and now I'm rocking an Acer C720-2802 and loving it.

Since I have been so busy splitting time lately between Google+ and other social networks, it's been a long time since I last updated this. And since most of the content in here is ridiculously out of date (in fact, some of it even carried over from (!) Buzz), I figured this entire section deserves a complete rewrite.

I'm obviously kind of a rare mix of political positions here. There's millions of so-called "Christians" in the United States, sure... but what they practice is obviously not what they preach; in fact, the greedy billionaire Republicans in particular are in many ways completely contradicting themselves by being greedy and yet calling themselves Christians at the same time (Matthew 6:24). Likewise, there are others who do many things that are biblically correct on the financial and humility front, yet at the same time are pro-gay, pro-abortion Atheists. I, fortunately, see fault in BOTH of these positions, which is why I ended up voting for Gary Johnson (on his third-party ticket) in the 2012 election, since the choice between Obama and Romney in this case was a choice between a pro-gay, pro-abortion hypocrite and a pro-greed, pro-denialism hypocrite.

Another thing that sets me apart is that I also see that in many ways science and (wait, my pastor cringes at the word) religion are by no means one-against the other, and such relics as the Shroud of Turin (remember Ray Downing's awesome spectacle?) and many references to forensically accurate astronomical phenomena (round Earth, Earth revolves around the Sun... you know, the basic stuff that back in those days scientists frowned upon) in scripture only seem to reinforce what we know about science in general, which, along with how overplayed the evidence for Darwinism really is, is why being a software development student hasn't stopped me from continuing to be a (as anyone else would call me) Jesus-freak at the same time.

Back to the politics bit, since verses like Luke 6:24-26, 1 Timothy 6:10, and Matthew 6:24 all seem to condemn greed, they also condemn (in the modern era) the patent trolling and pervasive license restrictions that software vendors like Apple and Microsoft use to lock down their products and stifle others... but then again, I also know that HTC, Samsung, and LG can in the case of their proprietary forks of Android that they install on non-Nexus devices be just as foul as Apple when it comes to openness (locked bootloaders? Really?), which made me, back in December 2012, settle for an iPhone 4S (which was $99 with the 5 already out) instead of going for another AT&T Android device, since I am much happier with an up-to-date proprietary fork of Darwin (iOS 7) than I ever would be with an out-of-date (by several versions, at least) proprietary fork of Android.

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None. If there's any joy in my life, Jesus is the one who made it happen; therefore, He's the one that deserves the credit (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
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Student in mobile software and Web development at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA
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