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Thank you very much for your Spanish Course.  I am working through it in an attempt to bring myself back to high intermediate level in that langauge and improve my ability to actually speak the language.  I am very grateful that you included pronouns right from the beginning.  I am also grateful for your highlights on language stresses and your inclusion of information about which areas of the world use which particular pronounciation of "ll" in "elle"and "y" in "yo".  All of those things have caused me trouble and confusion during my earlier attempts to learn the language. 

I am about a quarter of the way through and have just got to the first introduction of one of the past tenses.  

I skipped ahead to a lesson near the end and discovered that it was dealing with commands (and therefore with forms that follow the subjunctive mood).  

I am wondering whether I will get to the end and find myself at the impasse that has beset me before - finding the jump to comprehending unscripted spoken language at normal speed to be completely beyond me.  I simply cannot translate fast enough and only pick up about one tenth of what is said.  I quickly lose interest.  If you have any tricks for overcoming this brick wall I would be very happy to hear them.
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You misunderstand how to use statistics.  The chance of anyone being here is 100 percent - because it has already happened.  You can only calculate the chances of something (or someone) happening AGAIN, given information about what happened in previous samples.

There does not have to be an answer to "Why" any organism is "here" at any given time or place other than the simple one:  that it is due to the expression of natural laws with a predictable component of randomness in the mix.  

There is no good valid reason why anyone's existence here implies the existence of any kind of supernatural power, let alone a complex mind with a personality but no physical brain and connecting body.  It certainly does not lead to the presumption that, should such a thing actually exist, it would be identical, or even have many identifiable features, of the particular version of the Christian version of the god of Abraham that you have been taught to believe exists before you were old enough to develop the capacity to think critically enough to evaluate new ideas.  
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Wish you were my neighbor :-)  I agree with you 100% :-)
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Appeal to False Authority refers to the use of people who are authorities in the wrong area, not someone who does not have authority, as you claim.  //Definition: Using an authority as evidence in your argument when the authority is not really an authority on the facts relevant to the argument. //http://www.logicallyfallacious.com/index.php/logical-fallacies/21-appeal-to-authority.  As I said, your list of "authorities" who are "scientists" and "Nobel prize winners" and believe in "god" fit into the "false authority" category:  they have expertise in irrelevant areas and what expertise they do have is grossly out of date.  

What these people call "god" is probably not what you call "god".  You've picked a bunch of people who don't believe in your version of god, so if you are arguing from "authority" then you have just lost. 

The Pew Research Survey was conducted solely on members of the AMERICAN (aka USA) academy of science.  The group includes computer coders, economists and park rangers in its ranks.  In spite of this mix, the percentage of people in this group who happen to believe in the existence of some kind of supernatural power is far less than the percentage of people in the general US population, proving that higher education leads to less belief in such phenomena.  As I am sure you actually know, statistics from science associations that are more picky about who they admit show that the more prestigious the scientist the less likely they are to believe in any kind of supernatural power, especially not your version of "god".  Once again, your argument from authority fails to support your particular viewpoint and in fact undermines it.  The OVERVIEW picture shows that the higher the person's international reputation in a field of science the less likely they are to believe in gods, especially your version.  

The USA is not typical of the rest of the world.  In the US, the stereotypical Creationist is an elderly woman with High School education or less.  On the international front, the typical Creationist is Muslim.  
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The Hindu gods are very kind and pragmatic.  They only eat the spiritual essense of the food that is offered to them.  This means that the families can come and get their offering after the priests have finished with it, take it back to their house and enjoy it and all its life giving properties.  The Balinese gods love pretty and decorative things so the families can enjoy the picture they painted for their gods as well.  

The god that the Jewish nation created is not nearly so nice.  He  insists that the offerings are live meat, not rice and vegetables.  He insist that they first be tortured (by slitting the poor animals throat so that they bleed out) and then completely destroyed so that no-one gains anything but him. He likes the smell of burning flesh. although how he manages that without physical nostrils is another of biblical mysteries that must not be questioned if you don't want to burn in Hell forever. 
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Reading a book with the presumption that it contains the answers is a recipe for subjective cognitive bias and a guarantee that you will be unable to get an objective picture of reality.
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Very scary.  What this man is arguing is that the "normal" non-radical Muslim is in agreement with horrific punishments that can be justified as "the best of all possible punishments because they come from Allah".  
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Fascinating.  This information should be better circulated.
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The ending is unfortunately exactly what would probably happen if such a message where discovered in the human genome - Christian factions would disagree wildly over what it meant and what they should do in response to it.  Bloodshed would ensue and religious people would claim that they were infallibly interpreting the genomic message by cleansing the world of people who did not agree with their version of god. 

Skeptics would be far more sensible. Obvious questions would be - how many human genomes contain this message?  Is it included in the genomes of all homo sapien sapiens of all races?  What about the genome of Cro Magnum Man?  Neanderthal Man?  Lucy?  Other members of the Ape family?  How far back in the genome does the message go?  Is there evidence that it has been subjected to the normal effects of genetic evolution,  copying errors, background radiation rearrangements and so on?  What happens to organisms with too few excess "junk" genes to fit the message in?

Of course, it is pure fantasy because it breaks the rules of natural earthly genetics.  It could, however, happen in synthetic man-made genomes.  Craig Ventnor has already designed and fired up a life form that has his laboratory signature embedded in the synthetic genome.  Other labs have developed stream-lined yeast cells that have cut out all the rubbish DNA (non-coding and broken sequences).  Another lab produced a streamlined junk-free rabbit genome.  Both yeast and rabbit are alive and functioning like normal yeasts and rabbits. 
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Mitchell Olson wrote: //Who said he wears a white robe? Thats propaganda. Also he is internal so he has no beginning or end.//
Internal means "inside" not "endless".  That's what people have been trying to say:  if a god created the universe then he must have been inside it, not outside it, because the universe is all that exists in time and space.  If a god were outside it then he would never be able to act inside it.  
Science has several mathematically workable scenarios for how the universe could, and MUST, create itself, but no plausible model to explain how or why a complex mind or group of minds could exist prior to the commencement of our space-time, let alone outside time and space entirely.  Claiming that such a mind exists is the real propaganda.
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This is unbelievably dumb!.  She clearly hasn't seen either a real fossil collection or a real bone collection.  Either she is a very foolish victim of the sociopathic Creationist Leadership or she is a smart girl poking fun at the people who are foolish enough to believe that kind of stuff without checking it out to see if it actually holds up under scrutiny (which, of course, it doesn't.)  Her argument is busted the minute you walk into a Natural History Museum and actually look at the complete fossils that are available.  

OTOH, if she is correct then sculptresses from the Art Schools should apply for jobs in Paleontology Departments as they would probably do a great job of creating dinosaur bones to fit the pictures drawn up by their colleagues from the Line Drawing School.  
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Is this a joke?  There is no way an archaeologist could confirm that any one of the characters that appear in the pages of the Catholic or Protestant (or Orthodox of Coptic) canon of the Bible looked into the eyes of another character that appears in the Bible.  The could be no evidence of this physiological event for an archaeologist to find. 
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More Creationist Conspiracy Theories.  According to them, all properly credentialed scientists working in the areas that challenge the beliefs of Creationists are involved in a grand international scheme to undermine fundamentalist versions of Islam and Christianity while leaving the beliefs of other religions intact.   Every prestigious university on the planet is in cahoots against this small but very vocal religious group from the least educated areas of the United States of America.  Really?  What kind of desperate state of mind do you need to believe that?
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+J Bee You are not very intelligent. If you dont even see what ideology is ruling the world now.... no need to say more. And you think it's because there are too many peoples on earth ??? WOW.... you people are really a danger for humanity. Taking all the wealth of the world, destroying it in the process, blaming religion and then claim that there are too many people. Amazing...
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