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Posts Made By: Mark Norby

December 7, 2007 10:01 AM Forum: Religion

Star of Bethlehem

Posted By Mark Norby

My astronomy club met last night, and we watched a dvd called "The Star of Bethlehem". The presenter used a planetarium program, historical records, and scriptures and put this together.  It's by the same director of "Passion of Christ".  It's very well done. the web site is:

December 26, 2007 09:16 PM Forum: Religion

A bit of humor

Posted By Mark Norby

There's a weekly handout in my home town,with advertisements,and coupons, etc. Thiswas in it.
There was a fellow talking to his friend about holidays;"Christians have Christmas, and Easter, and I'm sure that Muslims have their holidays, and Jews have Yom Kippur and others. Us Atheists don't have a national holiday, and this is unfair and discriminatory."
"Well, said his friend," You could always have April 1st."

December 31, 2007 05:14 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

A couple of good articles

Posted By Mark Norby

Here's a couple of things to get things rolling:

And this: You'll have to click the "pdf" button on right column.

December 31, 2007 05:18 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

magnetic field

Posted By Mark Norby

I've read that the planet's magnetic north is moving. I have also heard that it is getting weaker. Some people are concerned about a polarity reversal. Could someone point me to some accurate data in these areas?

January 1, 2008 01:28 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

News story worth reading

Posted By Mark Norby

I linked this in the thread about 10myths, but in case you haven't read it, I thought that I would list it separately. It's a news story, not a scientific paper, but is reasonably balanced-for a news story.

January 6, 2008 11:24 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

My last post on this topic-for now

Posted By Mark Norby

Here's what I know: There has been a warming trend in global temps over the last 150yrs or so. This rise seems to be a rebound from the "Little Ice Age". It's been demonstrated that since 1940 or so, industry started to produce considerably more CO2, released into the atmosphere.However, most of the increase in temps came before 1940. Here's my last link, for now. It pretty well demonstrates how and why I believe as I do. The summary is also provided on this page, should you not care to read the entire paper:

January 18, 2008 12:13 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

skeptical consensus

Posted By Mark Norby

Went to this site today, first time in a while. Right hand column. Perhaps this could be in the political forum, based on its title.

January 18, 2008 12:21 PM Forum: Politics

Political Climate/GW

Posted By Mark Norby

Found this today. I put it in GW forum, but this relates to politics,as well.
GW Skeptic's Revival
I thought that the other articles were interesting too. Your mileage may vary.

April 26, 2008 06:38 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

Further proof of No Warming

Posted By Mark Norby

We had several inches of snow last night. If a new record high is proof of warming, then this snowfall is proof of cooling, right?

May 13, 2008 05:00 PM Forum: Religion

President Obama and Muslim law

Posted By Mark Norby

Heard something interesting today. According to Muslim law,Obama, because his father was a muslim, is a Muslim. Since Barack professes the Christian faith, he is an apostate. It's considered even more evil than murder. Again, accoriding to Muslim law. Any Muslim can kill an apostate Muslim without fear of being charged with murder, and other Muslims are not required to try to stop the murder. Now consider Obama going to a Muslim nation, with at least part of the security being furnished by their gov't. Now imagine an attempt on his life. The political fallout would be horrendous.