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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 2777 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 796 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 00:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 879 Corpuscles 22-Nov-15 11:32
Pragmatic Semantics 935 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:18
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 691 Dr. Troglodyte 24-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 859 Open mind 24-Nov-15 19:06
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 737 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:31
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 636 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 757 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 20:36
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 695 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:02
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 706 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 20:51
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 766 Origyptian 22-Nov-15 16:58
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 625 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:54
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 746 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 694 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 658 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:43
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 693 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-15 18:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 746 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 727 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:47
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 601 cladking 28-Nov-15 00:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 728 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 00:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 661 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:13
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 667 Merrell 28-Nov-15 21:39
According to Archae... 679 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:09
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 640 cladking 28-Nov-15 23:13
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 705 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:57
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 694 Martin Stower 25-Nov-15 00:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 812 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 00:42
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 760 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 01:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 737 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:05
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 682 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 07:03
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 727 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:18
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 609 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:37
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 774 Open mind 25-Nov-15 03:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 804 Origyptian 25-Nov-15 03:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 796 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 16:25
Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 782 Howard West 29-Nov-15 16:48
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 741 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:57
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 608 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 764 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 687 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 17:17
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 735 Howard West 30-Nov-15 18:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 629 cladking 30-Nov-15 21:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 694 Origyptian 01-Dec-15 04:56
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 754 Brian Patterson 01-Dec-15 17:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 694 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 21:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 671 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 22:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 738 Howard West 30-Nov-15 23:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 665 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 23:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 724 Howard West 01-Dec-15 02:34
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 797 Howard West 01-Dec-15 22:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 773 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 658 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-15 00:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 765 Howard West 02-Dec-15 03:46
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 697 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 1004 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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