At this point in my life, one probably could call me some sort of agnostic atheist. I personally do believe in forces that are beyond human grasp and comprehension like aliens, other universes/realms/dimensions etc, but one thing is for sure. I absolutely do not buy into the christian god at all. If I were to be placed into a religion, it would be either Buddhism or Hinduism as they have had positive influences on how I see life and my mental and spiritual health.
I consider myself to be "spiritual" but I say with emphasis that I don't believe in the christian god, nor would I want such an entity to ever exist. If it exists, I would hate it vehemently.
When we were in school in my country we actually had religion in school. Of course we had all kinds of science too. when I was a kid I was catholic because that is what I was thought. Latter I decided to find my own path. I believe in spirit and I believe that there are more things in the world and beyond it that we cannot observe with our senses at least the ones we usually use. I don't fallow any particular religion even though I have read holly bible, little bit of Wicca, Babylonian texts (although those only part of them deal with religion) I even read some of satanic bible. By the way Wicca and satanism have nothing in common. There are good and bad things about every religion but for the most part while belief is a good thing in my opinion, but fallowing any particular religion is not what I wish to do. (because that complicates things) I believe in evolution although I also believe that there is more to life than just what we can measure. As far as contradictions between religion and science there are quite a lot of them but some of them aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Someone who is creationist would say that world existed for only six thousand years. of course that is not true. But when bible says that world was created in seven days. Number seven in Hebrew means many just like seventy seven means infinity. which actually suggests that the world was created and formed in long time.The person who tried to find beginning of the world by using human believes through time. Was simply smart enough to realize that religion reflects culture and history.He did not necessarily tried to find when life began but when did religion itself began or when human culture began. At the time using bible and religious texts was the best way to look to the past. Human past and/or religion not past of the entire planet. And indeed since true human appeared they started to bury their dead in ritualistic ways. And oldest buildings made by men were temples. Studding Gobekli tepe is very good way modern scientist can examine past of the human race.
I do believe in spirituality I believe that there is a source that defines our reality but that does not mean that reality in our infinite universe is the only one I also believe that everything is connected some of those connections we can see while others we cannot or can only at certain times. I believe that this source defines not only substance but potential yet I do not believe that there is a single ultimate life form but rather there are many sources which are all created by higher source and many of those sources that are created by still higher source and so on. I also believe that although the total of sources ( which is not a number which we can comprehend even if it is a number at all) defines everything that does not mean that total interaction does not change and remain static but rather it is dynamic interactive system that changes and grows. I also believe that our thoughts are not predetermined by our past but rather we have more control of our consciousness that we think. I don't believe that the way we are now is the highest point in evolution even evolution of ourselves as humanoids. I believe that big bang although an important event in our universe was not the origin of it. And i dare to think that there is a potential to develop non linear growth of long term potentiation in a carbon based life form and that does not even begin to describe the possibilities of the total existence nor the total power of universal spirit.
Infinity Blade: I'm not sure. Freshwater plants certainly grow from the underwater sediment upwards, but I don't know if they support the same kinds of diverse ecosystems seagrass meadows do.
Mar 25, 2022 21:40:57 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Is there a freshwater equivalent of seagrass meadows?
Mar 24, 2022 22:17:28 GMT 5
hypezephyr: IN DROWN, WATER WILL CHIMPS
May 27, 2021 22:33:21 GMT 5
kekistani: IN WATER, CHIMPS WILL DROWN.
Mar 18, 2021 11:18:01 GMT 5
roninwolf1981: I wonder why is it that the greater apes would drown if they fell into water from the trees?
Mar 16, 2021 22:25:11 GMT 5
kekistani: The virgin and bluepilled Mokele Mbembe versus the CHAD and REDPILLED Water Elephant
Mar 4, 2021 22:31:57 GMT 5
Ceratodromeus: Considering even the most terrestrially inclined extant crocodilians are also very good swimmers, i see zero reason for sebechids to not be.
Feb 25, 2021 21:09:18 GMT 5
Infinity Blade: Virtually every terrestrial animal can swim if it needs to. I don't know about tail flexibility, though.
Feb 21, 2021 22:17:14 GMT 5
jhg: Probably not. Terrestrial crocodiles stayed on land for a good reason.
Feb 21, 2021 11:17:16 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Do you think sebecids and other crocodile-like terrestrial animals were good swimmers and if so, would they have used their tails to swim or would they have been too stiff?
Feb 21, 2021 6:16:35 GMT 5
Infinity Blade: Welcome to World of Animals.
Jan 31, 2021 5:06:24 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Any idea how well pterosaurs would have fared in extremely cold climates? I can't help but assume that their wing membranes would be more vunerable to frostbite than a bird's wing.
Jan 23, 2021 9:38:14 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Turns out there is a study: www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-08812-2 fresh bones provided 63% more energy than dry bones but what I find intresting is that dry bones that are between 3-12 months old is still a viable food source for them.
Jan 4, 2021 9:18:34 GMT 5
Infinity Blade: I think they might get calcium from the bones, but those might be harder to digest as well. For bone marrow, I'd say however long it's around before it completely decays.
Jan 4, 2021 6:23:06 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Question: I know a bearded vulture's diet consists mainly of bone marrow, but are they able to derive nutritional value from old bones or do the bones have to be relatively fresh?
Jan 4, 2021 2:59:21 GMT 5
Infinity Blade: Happy New Year mudda fuggas.
Jan 1, 2021 10:02:06 GMT 5