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Postby alextemplet » Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:11 pm

Linn wrote:RE: Zerah true, not enough is known, and often the biblical names of people were different from their other names. His successor probably wiped out anyhting of his too.
Imagine how much more we would know if they had not done that.


Yeah, the anceints were notorious for destroying evidence that their enemies existed. Did Tutankhamen's successors try to destroy evidence that he existed? And that's why his tomb stayed hidden for so long, because people forgot that he ever lived?

Linn wrote:and as to the likelihood of defeat or not, there
have been other historical battles that have been won not due
to the size of the army, but in the strategies employed.


There's a lot of ancient battles like that. In the Bible there were plenty of people, such as Joshua and David, who seem to have been very capable strategists. Greece and Rome won most of their battles despite often being outnumbered by 2-1 or more. In fact most historians agree that the most brilliantly fought battle in all of history was Alexander the Great's victory at Gaugemela, where his army of 40,000 defeated a Persion army of possibly over 500,000. Alexander's victory was due mainly to the superior drill, discipline, and professionalism of his army, and this has set the standard for most great militaries ever since. Every great commander since has used Alexander as a role model, and no one has ever been able to match his achievements.

But that's enough bragging about myself. :P
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Postby Linn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:12 pm

How do we know about Alexanders battle victories?
What if the bible was the only source?
oops guess we wouldnt believe it. :?
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:19 pm

Linn wrote:How do we know about Alexanders battle victories?
What if the bible was the only source?
oops guess we wouldnt believe it. :?


Hehe, that's exactly my point when I say that this "If it's in the Bible it must be wrong!" attitude is completely foolish. But since you mention it Alexander is mentioned in the Bible in 1 Maccabees, although none of his battles are described. 1 and 2 Maccabees mainly deal with the Jewish resistance to Greek rule after Alexander's death. But that's just FYI.

So I suppose that, even though we can historically corrorborate Alexander's existence from other sources, the fact that he's mentioned in the Bible must mean that he never lived. :)
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Postby Linn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:56 pm

well its mentioned in Daniel too
prophetically
but you know prophecy is not scientific, but
quantum physics is :?
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:33 pm

Linn wrote:well its mentioned in Daniel too
prophetically
but you know prophecy is not scientific, but
quantum physics is :?


No, prophecy isn't scientific, but when it has habit of coming true, as the Biblical prophecies do, one can only wonder as to the authenticity of the source.
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Postby Linn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:47 pm

This is true Alex :!:

LMAO what do we both have today off? :lol:
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:56 pm

Linn wrote:This is true Alex :!:

LMAO what do we both have today off? :lol:


Apparently. It's Holy Thursday! :)
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Postby Linn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:02 pm

I'm suposed to be practicing guitar,
cleaning my house and studying math.
nada done!!

RE prophecy vs quantum physics

I catagorize them the same :wink:
I believe both possible.
and they already employ quantum physics in things.

some things physicist believe are possible:
time travel
and and sub atomic particle re-combination
(like star trek) beam me up Scotty!
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:06 pm

Well I don't think they should be classed the same. Physics is science and is more or less easily verifiable or falsifiable through experimentation. Prophesy is very non-scientific and is only really verifiable or falsifiable when the prophecies come true, which could take thousands of years. Also it's a lot easier to say if something is possible in science than it is with prophecies, since there's a lot of false prophets who claim to know everything but are actually about as reliable as a dead piece of wood. It may look nice, but it burns up quickly.
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Postby Linn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:10 pm

I must go but I leave you this thought;
prophesy could be the result of application
of quantum physics :wink:
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:12 pm

Linn wrote:I must go but I leave you this thought;
prophesy could be the result of application
of quantum physics :wink:


??? :? ???

Explain, please?
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Postby Linn » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:13 am

come on Alex you can figure that out :idea: :wink:

and here is info from my favorite guy,
alas I wish he were still alive :(

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/
k twice I gave this link see if it works now
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