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Old Yesterday, 10:32 PM   #201
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When is a sound not a sound? When it doesn't make a sound?
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Old Today, 06:12 AM   #202
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Old Today, 07:17 AM   #203
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Originally Posted by Whip View Post
what?
Now you're a police state!

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Originally Posted by rlopez2 View Post
Many times. What makes you think that negritos can't read, understand 1984?
I only think that you don't understand it based on what you've been writing.

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Old Today, 09:53 AM   #205
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RE: When is a sound not a sound? When it doesn't make a sound?

Learning a bit of Physics will answer that question for you. I don't think that some "international skeptics" kinds of folks who have no clue about what they are talking about, but still manage to be "skeptic" will start an acoustical aether controversy in Physics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminiferous_aether

You could at the very least watch that ted talk video I mentioned, but you choose to be "argumentative", protagonistic.
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Originally Posted by Whip View Post
what?
The rubber chicken is the police state.
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No, the police state is the thing you never see. We have fallen into the woo-woo rabbit hole here. Just as a sound is more real for being undetectable by things made to detect sound, a police state is more real the less you can figure out what it is, why it exists, or whom it benefits.

Actually, when I think about it I think I've hit on the answer: the police state is God. Boy, are we up the creek!
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God is a rubber chicken?

That explains a lot.
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Originally Posted by fagin View Post
God is a rubber chicken?

That explains a lot.
Minus the squeaker.
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Originally Posted by bruto View Post
No, the police state is the thing you never see. We have fallen into the woo-woo rabbit hole here. Just as a sound is more real for being undetectable by things made to detect sound, a police state is more real the less you can figure out what it is, why it exists, or whom it benefits.

Actually, when I think about it I think I've hit on the answer: the police state is God. Boy, are we up the creek!
Well, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.

Furthermore, we could add unknown knowns as the things that we know, but are unaware of knowing?

partial credit to a Mr. Rumsfeld

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