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Old 04-25-2018, 12:29 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Because the resultant product after distillation of the ingredients( mostly grain) is more easily transported and a ready to use commodity and therefore more easily sellable ?

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Old 04-26-2018, 02:32 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I'm still waiting - how?

The suspense must be killing you! I bet you've been on the edge of your seat this whole time eh?
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Oh, damn, I can't remember the answer...
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:54 PM   #64 (permalink)
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It seems to take a enormous philosophical undertaking to describe experience. Yet experience is not mind game but more like a solid base to test reality. That our bodily senses can help us grow in our environment. Life, DNA our functional perceive of the surroundings we live in and aid in growth. Well proven with evolution. Sure dead endings in nature still a function of life.

Can I test reality with my body/mind, yes. Even with a mental illness I can work within my reality to ensure a understanding of my experience and apply that to securing a peaceful life.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:06 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Why did God invent whiskey?

(I know, it's a secular forum, but...)
Mankind is to be accredit with such understanding of nature...Ah secular forum question LMAO.

How about why whisky effects the brain so devilish when abused. After all where here at this place because alcohol has become a life crushing monster. In spare use whisky is a fun experience to the normie. My family included, three or four drinks every six months.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:16 PM   #66 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Zencat;7068715]Mankind is to be accredit with such understanding of nature...Ah secular forum question LMAO.

The Why did God create whiskey question was intended as the beginning of a joke, and a response to the previous post about keeping an alcoholic in suspense. However, the joke has no punchline. I was hoping someone would supply one. Lol.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:31 AM   #67 (permalink)
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When I studied archaeology years ago, I remember seeing a chart of the history of the earth put on a year long calendar scale. On that scale, homo sapiens have been around the last fraction of a second on a December 31. That always stuck with me, how “new” we really are. That, and the fact that we almost became extinct a few times (the last time around 70,000 BC, the population estimates were said to have been as low as anywhere from 1,000-10,000). How dominant our species is now, yet we haven’t been around for that long, and almost didn’t make it a few times, yet so many world religions have a god based on our homo sapien/ human-like image. That’s a thought I’ve often spinned on- if we didn’t make it, and became extinct, which species would have dominated, and who would “god” be then.

Studying the history of the past probably pushed me a little more towards agnostic (raised Catholic, went through an atheist period). To me, it would make sense that there would be some sort of “life force” of some kind, driving nature, but to me it’s an “it”, not a “he” or “she”, and not something that can be easily explained or understood (not that I’ve encountered as of yet, anyways):

I couldn’t find the photo from my old archaeology book that I was thinking of, but this is similar. Interesting stuff:



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