Have you seen The Russian guy that thinks he is Jesus has a cult going in Russia even dress like pictures of Jesus. He is on youtube Jesus of Siberia .And people follow him !
Wow, I have no idea. I did watch the Dawkins video about the "cargo" cult. It was good.
Past a certain point, degree of insanity becomes meaningless.
Beats the hell out of me --
what is insane is that we only know 9% of the known universe as the other 91% is made of dark matter/energy and no`one has a clue what all this dark stuff is,also every bang or explosion(u know the big bang that came from nowhere)should start slowimg down ,but lately we have found that the cosmos is speeding away from the so called big bang from nowhere,and u think walking through a wall is irrational.Not as mad as flying through space on rock that just happened to be in the perfect place for us to have this conversation
@steven price - this is where the anthropic principle comes in - there are perfect places where no people ever were, and there may have been people in places that weren't perfect for them - then by a simple stroke of chance, people showed up at a place that was perfect for them, and here we are, no deity required.
As for Feenstra's cough, could I suggest you offer him a Ricola?
Dick or no dick, you could still benefit from a Ricola, that's a nasty cough --
Wasn't that the plot of Deep Throat, when it was first released?
You're on your own - you're beyond Ricola --
What ISN'T irrational about walking through walls? The forces that hold atoms together are very strong. If you were just a subatomic particle, depending upon what kind of particle you were and the nature of the wall (thickness, material) you'd have a chance, but if you mean going through the wall with both you and the wall maintaining structural integrity, forget it. I suppose I could put you in a cannon and perhaps blast you through the wall depending again on the nature of the wall, but your structural integrity would suffer in the process.
BTW, I don't think they know exactly how much dark matter is in the universe since the estimates vary quite a bit (75% to 95% of the total). The same goes for how big a sphere you would have if you took all of the empty space out of all lof the matter in the universe, anywhere from the size of an orange to a basketball (maybe the latter figures in dark matter). Anyway, the other day I heard Stephen Hawking say that at one time the universe was the size of a single subatomic particle, which seems quite a bit smaller than an orange or basketball, but perhaps that was before all of the matter had come into existence.
As opposed to a LARGE sub-atomic particle --?
I'd ask if you if you happened to have a pic of one of those, but I know you all too well, you'd find one --