|Re: Nigerian Scam / 2005 Ig Nobel Prize|
Message #6 Posted by Ed Look, fundamentalist Christian on 12 Oct 2005, 11:20 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by donald wallace
This is, after all, a calculator forum, and a pleasant one at that.
Please be mindful of possible ways your "tone of voice" may be (mis)construed!
I am a research scientist. I am a HP calculator enthusiast and am addicted to RPN over algebraic. I kin do maff and talk ennlish. I am also a fundamentalist Christian.
Don't worry, I don't believe nor teach that the speed of light has sped up, though some report that it may have slowed down (propagation of errors, anyone?). Whatever. The truth is, even with all our current knowledge and technologically improved abilities to inquire and observe, we really still don't know all that much about the universe, especially its origins, as we have to rely on old light transmitted fantastic distances and time through the old ether. Even old HP calculators like my beloved 34C can't help too much with that, seeing how it's kind of electronically decrepit and suffering from the dreaded "2 disease".
Please, though, whatever you believe, don't teach that we have our heads stuck where there is no light, new or old. Besides, not even we unedumakated phun... fon... fundies (that's the ticket!) believe Usher's 4004 terrestrial odessey anymore, just as no one believes the stuff Lamarck and Lysenko taught about heredity, or that TI, Casio and Sharp are the best.
May your HP calcs continue to give you joy and the Lord bless you anyhow.