Started by G_G, March 03, 2009, 10:45:51 pm
Quote"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." - Albert Einstein
QuoteIn the classic science fiction story Now Inhale, by Eric Frank Russell (Astounding Science Fiction April 1959, and in various anthologies), the human hero is a prisoner on a planet where the local custom is to make the prisoner play a game until it is won or lost, and then execution is immediate. The hero is told the game can be one of his own species', as long as it can be played in his cell with simple equipment strictly according to rules which are written down before and cannot change after play starts, and it has a finite endpoint. The game and execution are televised planet-wide, and watching the desperate prisoner try to spin the game out as long as possible is very popular entertainment; the record is sixteen days. The hero knows a rescue ship might take a year or more to arrive, so chooses to play Towers of Hanoi with 64 disks until rescue arrives. When the locals realize they've been had, they are angry, but under their own rules there is nothing they can do about it. They do change the rules, which will apply to any future prisoners. This story makes reference to the legend about the Buddhist monks playing the game until the end of the world, and refers to the game as arkymalarky. (The slang term "malarky", meaning nonsense, pre-dates this story by at least 30 years.
Quote from: WcW on March 04, 2009, 06:59:13 pmChristianity: I've got Jesus. No worries, be happy Aethiesm/Agnostics: Death by Black Hole (or Chocolate) seems nice.
Quote from: winkioI do not speak to bricks, either as individuals or in wall form.
Quote from: Barney StinsonWhen I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.
Quote from: game_guy on March 03, 2009, 10:45:51 pmWhen is the Apocalypse going to happen? Will it happen in our lifetime? Maybe, maybe not. In science we're watching this Super Eruption movie about what would happen if Yellowstone National Park would erupt. When will it erupt? Will it erupt in our lifetime?Will it happen in 2012? I'm frankly to be honest scared. If yellowstone does erupt imagine feeling that pain while we slowly die. All that ash in our lungs slowly turning to a liquid cement. I'd rather be up there and die instantly. I think the Apocalypse will happen after our life. But who knows. Whats your thoughts about the Apocalypse? If yellowstone does erupt it could last for weeks or even be an endless Super Eruption. The beginning of the movie it said"This is a true story, it just hasn't happened yet." My question is when will it happen? In our lifetime? And if not will there be anything else that kills us all?Post your thoughts.
Quote from: UltaFlame on March 28, 2009, 12:33:37 amthe more 'religious' or 'Fantasy' way. something like 'THE DEVIL WENT UP TO EARTH AND HE WAS LOOKING FOR A WORLD TO KILL. HE WAS IN A BIND, ALMOST WAY OUT OF TIME WHEN HE SAW HOW TO MAKE IT REAL'.
Quote from: impulszero on June 02, 2009, 12:53:04 pmWhat else u need for omen? 2012? What will happen in 2012? Same what in 1997, 2000, or i dont know what "end-prophetic" year. As i consider that is all bullsh*t. ppl always can produce that stuff.