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bio website pterandon.blogspot.com
location Poughkeepsie NY
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COMPUTER BACKGROUND: Experienced (enthusiast) animator in blender and povray, interested in applying skills to iphone game dev. I'm fluent in using povray's "C-like" scene description language to make complex projects, and have been studying Objective C tutes like mad for months.

DAY JOB: Semiconductor failure analysis.

RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND: Raised in LC-MS Lutheranism. Currently member of evangelical (Chinese) congregation. Religious influences: Luther's theology of the Cross, the "free grace" sermons of Tullian Tchividjian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Cost of Discipleship, Ron Sider's Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.


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Jul
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comment Why are dark matter explanations more apt to consider different mechanics than emissivity?
The emitting properties are considered in hot things (stars) and room temperature things (labs), but what about really, really cold things? (Again, I'm stuck on the philosophical implausibility of a T^4 equation.) And to get more mundane, suppose I put my finger in front of my eye-- is my finger now responsible for telling me about all the matter it occludes? Thanks!
Jul
15
comment Why are dark matter explanations more apt to consider different mechanics than emissivity?
I apologize I am an ignorant layman, only engineering-level training in semiconductor physics. I mean "why we think it's dark"
Jul
15
asked Why are dark matter explanations more apt to consider different mechanics than emissivity?
Jul
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Jul
15
comment What evidence refutes a “pre-eternally existent cosmic egg”?
Hmm. We don't know what was before. But do we know that there was not a pool of energy? Are there any "disprovable consequences" of "pre-eternally existent hot dense state"?
Jul
15
comment What evidence refutes a “pre-eternally existent cosmic egg”?
My view here, if it helps, is that the Young-Earthers are not just wrong in their "science", but willfully wrong in "journalistic reporting of how others defined terms."
Jul
15
asked What evidence refutes a “pre-eternally existent cosmic egg”?