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Posts Made By: Christine Canelos Welsh

June 17, 2003 04:53 AM Forum: Religion

By the way....

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

....nice bit of consciousness-raising last week, Rick McC.

I nominate Rick for P&R&P forum moderator. Especially if he's bringing the Coronas!


Have a great day, everyone!

June 19, 2003 12:56 PM Forum: Religion

Re: In case you are wondering how the nuclear

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Holey glowing mackeral - most of it goes through Illinois.

"Movin' to Montana soon....."


June 25, 2003 01:45 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

And now for something completely different!

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

On a lighter note --

A fair number of astronomers that I know are also cyclists, so this might be of some interest. You can tour the world's largest scale model of the solar system by bike on the Interplanetary Bicycle Ride in Peoria Illinois. Did this ride a couple of years ago, it was pretty cool!

Hey, it's not *totally* off topic, is it?

September 2, 2003 07:24 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Smithsonian Photo Contest

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

On to a more positive topic:

I just love all the wonderful work that you folks post here and in the birding forum. It's a refreshing break in my day to come in and browse the day's postings. Many thanks to one and all for sharing your work. There are more people than you realize that are enjoying your photos - I often forward links to my office mates and their response is usually an enthusiastic "WOW!!"

Following is a link to a photo contest sponsored by the Smithsonian - I think that those of you that participate here have MORE than an even chance of winning.


September 3, 2003 02:51 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Hey Bill B.!

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

I heard you were looking for me. How ya doin' my friend?

September 14, 2003 04:57 PM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Two kitties FROM Christine

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Not exactly wildlife; except at three in the morning when the orange one gets a bug up his butt. Meeyowwwwwlll!

September 14, 2003 07:30 PM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Fractal Beauty

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Queen Anne's Lace. I've always loved these. This one was about 5" across.

September 17, 2003 05:39 AM Forum: Religion

This evil world

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Mike V.B.:
" this evil world where God is spurned more than honored."

I am hearing this sentiment quite a lot these days and I must admit, it perplexes me. How do you see God as being spurned? I don't have time to go find the research at the moment, but we are currently seeing people seeking spiritual answers (for lack of a better term) in greater and greater numbers.

If you mean keeping sanctioned prayer out of schools and religious monuments out of courts, it's a tired argument. That is not spurning God, that is keeping spiritual matters where they belong - in one's private life.

(There's getting to be a lot of Mikes in here!)

September 19, 2003 11:39 AM Forum: Religion

Value Judgement?

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

I have noticed that every so often someone will suddenly mention that someone else (with whom they are arguing, usually) has no Astromart rating, runs no ads, or does not even mention astronomy here on this forum, and that therefore their participation in this forum is somehow suspect or flawed.

It is more than one person who has brought this up. I for one, have never looked up anyone’s rating, it doesn’t even occur to me. If you are one of those people, can you explain how this makes a difference to you?

And if you are one of those people, you already know: I do not buy, sell, or trade on Astromart and have no rating.

September 19, 2003 02:50 PM Forum: Religion

Re: Is fairness inate, or learned?

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

I'm inclined to think it's innate James. My kids were always hurling things at each other if they thought they were being treated unequally.