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(Washington Post)   Kirk Cameron divides by zero, gets banana   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 43
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2013-04-10 08:21:23 AM  
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2013-04-10 09:50:26 AM  
Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 05/19/2011
 
2013-04-10 11:11:37 AM  

PreMortem: Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 05/19/2011


My birthday!

The 5/19 part...not the 2011 part.
 
2013-04-10 11:11:47 AM  
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Who. Is, Kurt. Cameron?
 
2013-04-10 11:29:18 AM  

PreMortem: Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 05/19/2011


I doubt anything has changed.
 
2013-04-10 11:42:43 AM  
"There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers," Hawking said of the human brain

He added, "Kirk Cameron proves my theory."
 
2013-04-10 11:42:48 AM  
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/oblig
 
2013-04-10 11:43:07 AM  
Only thing I could think of when I read the title was of the simpsons episode where nelson, bart, and ralph have the fruit bowling contest on the bus.....

nelson...go orange
bart...go grapefruit
ralph...go banana
 
2013-04-10 11:43:37 AM  
Has been noncelebrity
15 minutes long expired.
Not a fark is given.
 
2013-04-10 11:43:53 AM  
Interesting. Two of the top minds of our time going head to head.

I hope Hawking doesn't think his fancy "string theory" and shiat will be able to defeat Cameron's Banana-fu.

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2013-04-10 11:44:43 AM  
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2013-04-10 11:45:38 AM  
Oh, my. He just keeps digging the hole deeper.
 
2013-04-10 11:45:45 AM  
"Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," the actor continued.

Jesus Christ folks, even if you believe in God and creationism, you still have to either believe: A. Something was always here, or B. Something came from nothing.  Either one can be consistent with scientific theories about the origins of the universe.
 
2013-04-10 11:46:17 AM  
He's one of the few people that when I see, I really want to see how hard I can punch in the throat.
 
2013-04-10 11:47:27 AM  

Smackledorfer: "Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," the actor continued.

Jesus Christ folks, even if you believe in God and creationism, you still have to either believe: A. Something was always here, or B. Something came from nothing.  Either one can be consistent with scientific theories about the origins of the universe.


God created himself through time-travel.

Also, he may be Dave Lister.
 
2013-04-10 11:47:35 AM  
Its hard to believe that article isn't satire. The Onion should be jealous.
 
2013-04-10 11:49:02 AM  
and this guy is still dead.

www.andpop.com

/got nothin'
 
2013-04-10 11:53:02 AM  
FTA: "He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas."

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2013-04-10 11:53:33 AM  

TheBigJerk: Smackledorfer: "Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," the actor continued.

Jesus Christ folks, even if you believe in God and creationism, you still have to either believe: A. Something was always here, or B. Something came from nothing.  Either one can be consistent with scientific theories about the origins of the universe.

God created himself through time-travel.

Also, he may be Dave Lister.



You're saying that God is a James Bexley Speed fan, and a smeghead?

Ooooo...you're gonna burn!
 
2013-04-10 11:55:15 AM  
"Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," the actor continued.

sharetv.org


THATS NOT HOW PHYSICS WORKS!
 
2013-04-10 11:57:18 AM  

bedtundy: and this guy is still dead.

[www.andpop.com image 246x296]

/got nothin'


Cameron killed Boner?  Did Scoot Baio egg him into doing it because he himself never had the chance to kill Buddy, a regret that has haunted Scott throughout his life?
 
2013-04-10 11:59:01 AM  

PsyLord: FTA: "He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas."

[upload.wikimedia.org image 293x220]


this.  i read that and thought "no, people don't 'humor' his scientific reasoning because he's disabled.  dumbass."
 
2013-04-10 12:00:51 PM  
FTFA: "Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," the actor continued.

Dear Kirk,

One: The laws that rule our universe do not apply outside our universe. That includes whatever it was our universe exists in. It anything. And we're getting pretty close to figuring out how our universe came into being anyway. So your God of the Gaps argument is pretty much complete BS.

Two: Stop trying to conflate spontaneous generation and abiogenesis. They are not the same thing. This has been explained to you multiple times. We have video evidence, you dishonest little turd.
 
2013-04-10 12:01:49 PM  
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2013-04-10 12:02:08 PM  

Ed Grubermann: That includes whatever it was

is  our universe exists in. It If anything.

/Pet Peeve
 
2013-04-10 12:05:07 PM  
Think Kirk Cameron is going thru growing pains of his own....
 
2013-04-10 12:05:38 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Dear Kirk,

One: The laws that rule our universe do not apply outside our universe. That includes whatever it was our universe exists in. It anything. And we're getting pretty close to figuring out how our universe came into being anyway. So your God of the Gaps argument is pretty much complete BS.

Two: Stop trying to conflate spontaneous generation and abiogenesis. They are not the same thing. This has been explained to you multiple times. We have video evidence, you dishonest little turd.


This.
 
2013-04-10 12:08:49 PM  
"Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," the actor continued.

If you think a genius scientist's position on science is wrong, you should first ask yourself if you don't understand his position, and then ask yourself if you are sure you even understand the science.

Dunning/Kruger.
 
2013-04-10 12:09:49 PM  
"to say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas."

Uhm.  His disability has nothing to do with his brain.  Your only reason for you to say that is because you're worried about someone saying that you're just being mean to him because he's disabled - which no one would, because you're arguing with his ideas, and those ideas don't come from his disability.  By extension, the only reason for you to say that is if you're self-conscious about it, which means...

Kirk Cameron hates people with ALS.
 
2013-04-10 12:11:59 PM  
Y'know, there was a time, about a quarter-century ago, when Kirk Cameron was one of the hottest stars on TV.  A teen heartthrob on a smash hit sitcom, if he wanted to he could have had movie deals, other shows, been a celebrity.

However, he found Jebus and went off the deep end, to the point that he started ramming his religion down the production staff's throats, and IIRC even tried to have some cast members fired he considered too sinful.

He managed to take that rising Hollywood star and flush it, and spend the next few decades showing his increasing irrelevance.  Well, I hope he's happy with his religion he traded his career for.  Looks like he sure does have some rocking birthday parties with all his new friends.
 
2013-04-10 12:12:46 PM  
blog.agenciabanana.com
 
2013-04-10 12:16:17 PM  
Why can't both beliefs be valid?  Why can't some believe that a heaven exists after you die, and other believe that heaven doesn't exist and life just ends?  Both systems are valid because, well, they are.  I have no proof that heaven does or does not exist, and will not until I die.  By then, it's too late for me to report back and tell everybody what there really is, so we just have to rely on faith...or whatever our mind tells us is true.  Isn't that kind of how it is for the unknown?

So Kirk Cameron can go on believing that there is a heaven and God made the world in 6 days and take the Bible at its literal word, and Stephen Hawking can go on believing that there is no heaven and the world came from something and that something (or nothing), or anything in between.  Both can be valid and both can coexist.

But no, people have to get into poo flinging arguments about it.

For the record I subscribe to evolution because, well, there's proof.  We see it everyday in the smallest lifeforms on the planet (viruses).  I also subscribe to their being a heaven, because it sounds a lot more fun than going nowhere when I die.  I can be good with two sides of the coin, why can't everyone else?

::sigh::
 
2013-04-10 12:16:23 PM  

Lurk sober post drunk: PsyLord: FTA: "He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas."

[upload.wikimedia.org image 293x220]

this.  i read that and thought "no, people don't 'humor' his scientific reasoning because he's disabled.  dumbass."


I intentionally left out who made the statement because it could've been Hawking commenting on Cameron.
 
2013-04-10 12:17:55 PM  
Let me rephrase that.  If you didn't read the article, that statement would fit Cameron's ideas.
 
2013-04-10 12:20:07 PM  
Heaven is real.

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And now they charge for Admission and Parking
 
2013-04-10 12:21:03 PM  
home.comcast.net

Kirk complained about working with her.
 
2013-04-10 12:27:23 PM  
to say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas.

Yes, Kirk. Hawking has won global acclaim in the scientific community, holds a prestigious post at his university and his books are bestsellers because everyone feels pity for him. I may go over to do his laundry, and say "oh, I was just passing by, but as long as I'm here..."
 
2013-04-10 12:27:53 PM  

Silverstaff: Y'know, there was a time, about a quarter-century ago, when Kirk Cameron was one of the hottest stars on TV.  A teen heartthrob on a smash hit sitcom, if he wanted to he could have had movie deals, other shows, been a celebrity.

However, he found Jebus and went off the deep end, to the point that he started ramming his religion down the production staff's throats, and IIRC even tried to have some cast members fired he considered too sinful.

He managed to take that rising Hollywood star and flush it, and spend the next few decades showing his increasing irrelevance.  Well, I hope he's happy with his religion he traded his career for.  Looks like he sure does have some rocking birthday parties with all his new friends.


I'm sure he is. He's making more money off his religion than he would have if he'd have tried to stay in Hollywood. Money is all that matters to folks like him.
 
2013-04-10 12:28:43 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers," Hawking said of the human brain

He added, "Kirk Cameron proves my theory."


Then where do all the calculators go?
 
2013-04-10 01:08:26 PM  
Ray Comfort's Facebook page is still good for a few yuks, to tie the Kirk Cameron/banana thing in a nice bow.

/but don't mention bananas or you'll be b&
//not kidding
 
2013-04-10 07:41:44 PM  

Cubs300: Why can't both beliefs be valid?  Why can't some believe that a heaven exists after you die, and other believe that heaven doesn't exist and life just ends?  Both systems are valid because, well, they are.  I have no proof that heaven does or does not exist, and will not until I die.  By then, it's too late for me to report back and tell everybody what there really is, so we just have to rely on faith...or whatever our mind tells us is true.  Isn't that kind of how it is for the unknown?


No. The positive claim bears the burden of proof.

/ The Loch Ness monster exists.
// Can't prove it; why can't you just accept it?
 
2013-04-10 10:35:12 PM  

Dimensio: DarkSoulNoHope: "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers," Hawking said of the human brain

He added, "Kirk Cameron proves my theory."

Then where do all the calculators go?


Same place where Atari buried all the E.T. games!
 
2013-04-11 01:53:34 AM  

Cubs300: Why can't both beliefs be valid?  Why can't some believe that a heaven exists after you die, and other believe that heaven doesn't exist and life just ends?  Both systems are valid because, well, they are.  I have no proof that heaven does or does not exist, and will not until I die.  By then, it's too late for me to report back and tell everybody what there really is, so we just have to rely on faith...or whatever our mind tells us is true.  Isn't that kind of how it is for the unknown?

So Kirk Cameron can go on believing that there is a heaven and God made the world in 6 days and take the Bible at its literal word, and Stephen Hawking can go on believing that there is no heaven and the world came from something and that something (or nothing), or anything in between.  Both can be valid and both can coexist.

But no, people have to get into poo flinging arguments about it.

For the record I subscribe to evolution because, well, there's proof.  We see it everyday in the smallest lifeforms on the planet (viruses).  I also subscribe to their being a heaven, because it sounds a lot more fun than going nowhere when I die.  I can be good with two sides of the coin, why can't everyone else?

::sigh::


People vote and pass laws based on their 'faith...or whatever their minds tell them is true'.  If you want to believe in candyland after death because it makes you feel good, I don't give a fark. The atheists of the world, even the militant ones, just want to prevent tax money and laws from being passed based on your sky wizard.  Some of them, and sometimes myself, are dicks about it.  You'll get over that.

The religionists of the world want to keep my gay friend from having the same legal benefits with his partner as I will (among a shiat load of other things they do).  People like you then step back, taking what they believe to be the high road, and pretend both sides are equally bad.  They aren't.

The worst thing an atheist accomplishes that hurts the religious is removing the ten commandments or a damn christmas tree from government property.  Oh, and forcing them accept the non-religious, which is like the worst oppression ever.

Plus even if you retroactively eliminated atheism from the universe, the same religious groups forcing their trees and commandments into the government would be fighting with other religious groups.  The ONLY solution with so many disparate belief systems is either: A. an equal country for every group, however the fark you'd measure that to satisfy every group, or B. governments that are secular and non-religious, which is what the atheists push for. So the atheist solution to the problem is, in fact, the best-fit solution to most countries even if there were no atheists.
 
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