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Go to: New RDFRS website info

George Jelliss's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by George Jelliss

Can anyone explain why I can't see videos on this site, such as the Gravatar video indicated above? I just get a blank window with a little square in the top left, similar to what you get when the link to a image is out of date. I'm increasingly having this problem with other sites too. Do I need to update something?

PS. I had no problem with the video on the Gravatar site itself.

Sun, 02 May 2010 19:44:00 UTC | #465052

Go to: Creationism propaganda for children caught on camera

George Jelliss's Avatar Jump to comment 54 by George Jelliss

Where's the link to the original YouTube video?

For some reason I'm unable to play the video links provided on this site.

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:31:00 UTC | #464213

Go to: Heaven and Nature

George Jelliss's Avatar Jump to comment 51 by George Jelliss

Just to respond to a few points with regard to my previous post. I don't regaqrd Gaia and pagan nature worship beliefs as pantheism because they are confined to regarding the planet or the biosphere as a god/dess, and don't extend to the whole universe.

My experience of talking with pagans is that they believe in all sorts of woo, like magic, spells, curses, evil eye and synchronicity. If they would confine themselves to appreciating the awesomeness of nature I'd join them, but my efforts to persuade them to become "secular pagans" have not borne fruit.

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:44:00 UTC | #425704

Go to: Heaven and Nature

George Jelliss's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by George Jelliss

"Lucas" comments: "Weaver says at one point, when faced with skepticism about the existence of the Na'Vi's earth goddess Eywa, that there is something "physical and biological" about Eywa and that the connectedness of the planet Pandora is not just a superstition. This is made explicit when they show that the Na'Vi repeatedly intertwine something like nerve endings (from their ponytails) with those of other creatures and trees. When they communicate with Eywa or their ancestors, they do so physically, by way of a biological system that Weaver's character is trying to figure out"

This is very similar to the plot of Alan Dean Foster's "Midworld" published as long ago as 1975. This is about a planet on which all the life-forms are "emfoled".

This is not really a form of pantheism but more like Gaia, or pagan nature-worship.

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:55:00 UTC | #425473

Go to: British geology maps now free to explore on website

George Jelliss's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by George Jelliss

Here is a link to William Smith's original geological map:

http://www.british-towns.net/national_maps/soil_strata.asp

I used to use a version of it as my desktop background image.

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:26:00 UTC | #421123

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