why religion, why gods
- Early man assumed the existence of gods due to a
psychological need for an understanding of their own existence
which was brought about by a newly acquired ability to
reason abstractly. The beliefs that helped placate the
fear of mortality, enhanced survival and reproduction,
are the same ones that lead to the belief in
other-world spirits. These were encouraged by dreams,
nightmares and hallucinations. Because man was able to
define himself and believed that other animals did not,
he usually defined gods with the qualities of man.
Since the beliefs have never been static but rather
continually change, it is obvious to an unbiased observer
that these religious values and icons are manufactured
by and for humans. But, because man is aware of his
own mortality, he clings to ideas and arguments that
dispute it. While these beliefs were beneficial to early
man�s survival, they have now become harmful to the
survival of not only mankind but all life on the Earth. We
as a species need to give up on the idea of
afterlife or otherlife and become responsible for this life
and this place of life. To do otherwise is to further
promote the destruction of our planet and its spawn.
- --- In deathtoreligion@y..., bestonnet_00 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> --- In deathtoreligion@y..., proleus <no_reply@y...> wrote:best
> > LOL
> > Personally, I think polished (mirror-like) silver would be the
> > color (assuming your surface coating absorbed radar, that way youThe undersurface of airforce one is mirror polished. The reason for
> > would have a severe optical distortion while in the air making
> > optical tracking difficult.
> That's going to be very easy to see.
> You want it to blend in, not stand out as a reflection in the sky
doing so is that it reflects the blue tint of the sky downward. Close
up, a mirror coated aircraft will be visible, but only as a distorted
blob. At a distance, that distortion would be negligable. Combine the
fact that the craft reflects the tint of the sky in all directions
(sun reflection goes upward only so it isn't a factor as long as the
craft flies high) and the fact that it absorbs incomming radar, and
shields it's own thermal emissions, such a craft would be very hard
to see indeed.
FYI I am not refering to just mirror polished, I mean literally as
reflecting as a mirror you would see on a wall.