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Open mind Wrote:
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> "Even if evidence of aliens is discovered, as long
> as religions decree that the evidence was created
> by God, then perhaps there isn't that much threat
> to the religion."
>
> haha.. straw man. If you could write a simulation
> program like the "SIMS" for that sociological
> experimental scenario, I'd play that game.

I know a very evangelistic Christian woman (83 years old) who first didn't believe aliens could possibly be responsible for 'engineering' mankind as part of an experiment on one of their backwater planet labs, or that aliens could exist at all. But now she believes it's all quite possible simply because she has come to "realize" that God would be responsible for making those aliens, so the narrative maintains its self-consistency and there is no threat to the religion.

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Removable plugs on purpose 2655 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 727 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 00:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 809 Corpuscles 22-Nov-15 11:32
Pragmatic Semantics 862 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:18
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 590 cladking 23-Nov-15 22:39
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Dr. Troglodyte 24-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 756 Open mind 24-Nov-15 19:06
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 674 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:31
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 578 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 686 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 20:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 664 Open mind 24-Nov-15 20:49
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 622 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:02
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 637 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 20:51
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 680 Origyptian 22-Nov-15 16:58
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 638 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 18:38
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 553 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:54
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 693 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:35
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 659 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 589 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:43
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 723 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 632 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-15 18:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 682 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 661 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:47
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 754 Martin Stower 27-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 530 cladking 28-Nov-15 00:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 662 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 00:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 592 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:13
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 687 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 02:03
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 600 Merrell 28-Nov-15 21:39
According to Archae... 601 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:09
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Re: According to Archae... 632 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 574 cladking 28-Nov-15 23:13
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 633 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 733 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 23:19
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Martin Stower 25-Nov-15 00:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 744 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 00:42
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 676 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 01:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 648 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:05
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 615 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 07:03
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 507 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:37
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 734 Origyptian 25-Nov-15 03:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 718 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 16:25
Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 708 Howard West 29-Nov-15 16:48
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 673 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:57
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 541 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 654 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 608 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 17:17
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 579 Howard West 30-Nov-15 18:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 558 cladking 30-Nov-15 21:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 597 Origyptian 01-Dec-15 04:56
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 677 Brian Patterson 01-Dec-15 17:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 625 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 21:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 600 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 22:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 663 Howard West 30-Nov-15 23:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 598 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 23:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 648 Howard West 01-Dec-15 02:34
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 721 Howard West 01-Dec-15 22:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 703 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 598 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-15 00:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 689 Howard West 02-Dec-15 03:46
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 625 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 908 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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