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    How could I forget a few years ago I helped a primary school student with a speech on a science topic. In it I described how the universe worked but was "imperfect" and how we could wreak it all. She topped the class and had to read it out in front of the whole school. Not bad from someone who failed Intermediate Certificate science in mid sixties because I did not attend lessons .

    The next speech she requested I not make so good.
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    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    How could I forget a few years ago I helped a primary school student with a speech on a science topic. In it I described how the universe worked but was "imperfect" and how we could wreak it all. She topped the class and had to read it out in front of the whole school. Not bad from someone who failed Intermediate Certificate science in mid sixties because I did not attend lessons . The next speech she requested I not make so good.
    I know I'm going to regret asking this, but how exactly could we "wreak" the universe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    I know I'm going to regret asking this, but how exactly could we "wreak" the universe?
    Wreck it all was referring to the planet via nuclear weapons, global warming and over population etc.. imperfect design referred to one planet in a different direction or orbit or a giant comet hitting Earth and putting us out of kilter. I checked everything with my astronomer brother in law and the English with my perfect language sister. I finished the Intermediate at Cleveland Street Boys High in evenings. I noticed in English especially that the English master there was far superior to the nuns. And we did not have to spell big ecclesiastical words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    I know I'm going to regret asking this, but how exactly could we "wreak" the universe?
    Possibly we could wreak havoc with it, or at least the planet we occupy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    a giant comet hitting Earth and putting us out of kilter.
    It would have negligible effect on either the earth's orbit or its axial tilt. You can easily show this by looking at angular momentum. A giant comet would be devastating for life on earth though.

    Actually, even the largest asteroid, Ceres, hitting the earth on a glancing blow near the poles would change the axial tilt by ~1.5°. And this asteroid is about 857,000 times more massive than a giant comet.
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    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    One aside. That tiny volcano exploding in the Philippines called Taal I visited forty years ago. Mostly I remember about it was a giant billboard as big as a small house warning children to be careful of Australian peodafiles.

    It's pollution has even reached northern Philippines.
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