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#114541 - 10/28/03 11:59 AM Re: Reply: All  
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I am taking "monopole" to be that there is no equal opposite. You site satan/evil, but satan is not an equal opposite to God.

Even with what you claim to be limited knowledge of religion can not dismiss this. or maybe your knowledge of religion is more limited than I am giving you credit for



#114542 - 10/28/03 12:28 PM May I respectfully submit  
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...We are approaching dangerous territory here. There have been some unfortunate episodes on this board in the past related to discussions about religion and/or politics, so I just thought I'd remind the oldbies and alert the newbies.


#114543 - 10/28/03 05:03 PM Re: 25 hour birthday  
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As requested, here is Don Juan's edit: reckless daughter:
http://maxqnz.com/djd.jpg


#114544 - 10/28/03 07:50 PM Re: 25 hour birthday  
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Don Juan's reckless daughter, if I remember correctly.


#114545 - 10/30/03 04:30 AM Re: May I respectfully submit  
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Anna... I appreciate your respectful submission. Thank you.

It was my original idea to let all go their way, thinking people had just moved on, putting this behind them, and chalk this up to a personal foopah. It has been suggested to me, however, that maybe things will not settle appropriately without my putting something forth.

It's a little late "to begin with", but I would like to apologize. I did not intend to introduce disharmony with my post. I was simply responding to Faldage with the only monopole I could come up with for what I took as a good natured challenge .

I am most certainly aware of our multi-cultural environment, and am in absolutely no way, shape or form trying to introduce, or propagate, any specific religious belief system. It was through my lack of forethought that failed to take into consideration that someone might actually take it that way, as has been suggested to me. Please believe that it was never intended as such. I simply saw it through good-natured-fun glasses.

Again, I apologize for causing such a stir.



#114546 - 10/30/03 11:32 AM Re: You may respectfully submit  
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FTR, the monopole I was referring to was a magnetic monopole. That would be, e.g., a north magnetic pole without a corresponding south pole. I have in my JDM® a note saying that they are theoretically possible but have never been seen, neither manufactured nor in the wild. There is a prize of some appreciable sum of money for anyone who can produce one.


#114547 - 10/31/03 12:45 AM Re: You may respectfully submit  
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Well, I certainly was befuddled...I found this:
In physics, a magnetic monopole is a magnet with only one pole. In other words, it would have net magnetic charge. But magnetic monopoles have never been observed or created experimentally. When a magnet with a north and south pole is cut in half, it becomes two magnets, each with its own north and south poles. There doesn't seem to be a way to create a magnet with only one pole. Yet particle theories like Grand Unified Theories and superstring theory predict the existence magnetic monopoles.

(Ack, I just reread that--they did leave out a word.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_monopole

So, Mr. Faldage, were you saying that good without evil is as impossible (theoretically) as a monopole? I think it's kind of fun to think of this apparent paradox with ref. to a deity (any deity, Mr. Ectoplasm; I for one didn't take your post to mean you were promoting anything in particular); the old type of question such as can God create something so large he can't move it--that sort of thing.
Bean, can you, as our resident physics expert, shed any light on the possibility of a monopole?


#114548 - 10/31/03 03:08 PM Re: Monopoles  
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Well, that's the thing. Theoretically, the monopole is, as I understand it, not only possible, but necessary. Onliest thang, we ain' never seen none IRL. So, whaddayagunnadoo?


#114549 - 10/31/03 04:59 PM Re: Monopoles  
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So, whaddayagunnadoo?

Keep reinterpreting 'faith'.


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