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Anything You Like / James Bond is dead
« Last post by Steveox on Today at 02:27:45 PM »
Roger Moore, James Bond in the '70s and '80s, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, the tall, blue-eyed James Bond star whose deft touch helped lift the spy-action franchise to new box-office heights in the 1970s and 1980s, died today in Switzerland at age 89. His family posted a letter to the actor’s Twitter account, confirming his death “after a short but brave battle with cancer.”

Moore starred in seven straight 007 adventures, the longest such streak of any Bond actor to date, including Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octop***y, and A View to a Kill.

The Star Wars-influenced Moonraker reigned as the top-grossing Bond film for nearly 20 years. It and 1983’s Octop***y remain among the film series’ top 10 all-time hits at the U.S. box office.

Moore was the fourth big-screen Bond, after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, and David Niven, who portrayed author Ian Fleming’s signature character in the 1967 comedy, Casino Royale, a title later used for the dead-serious 2006 Daniel Craig 007 film.

Moore and Lazenby arguably had the toughest Bond jobs of all: Both were tasked with succeeding the iconic Connery. Lazenby quit the franchise even before the release of his lone entry, 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; Moore stayed with the series — and played to his strengths.
15 minutes of audio (below), promoting the new Jonathan Wells' new book,  Zombie Science.
Among the takeaways :

1- "There are two dozen definitions of the word, species", and
2 - "Variation and selection have never been observed."

Jonathan Wells is a molecular biologist and a staunch advocate for intelligent design.
Non-Theism / Re: The Autonomous Self - Humanist Wisdom :
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 05:06:39 AM »
“Storyboarded by the West Coast’s finest, the ceiling celebrated the exploits of that most durable of action heroes—God.” - Michael Marshall Smith - Author.
Religion / Re: Christian Life - Pop Exam - Essay Questions.
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 04:52:40 AM »
Explain the difference between 'guilt' and 'shame' ?
Religion / Re: Christian Doctrine - Pop Quiz.
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 04:45:55 AM »
True or False : Kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, etc., are governing authorities a gift from God ?


"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed." - Romans 13.
News / Re: Religion in the News.
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 04:37:19 AM »
France rejects a Third Gender - Neutral will not be an Official Category.

"France's highest court has rejected the notion of a "neutral" gender. The ruling upheld a lower court's decision denying a French citizen with a sex development disorder the right to use "neutral" as an official gender.

"The Cour de Cassation, France's supreme court, ruled that the distinction between male and female was "necessary to the social and legal organization, of which it is a cornerstone," and that the recognition of a neutral gender would have "profound repercussions on rules of French law" and necessitate legislative changes, according to Agence France-Presse.

"The plaintiff, a 65-year-old psychotherapist from eastern France known by the pseudonym Gaetan Schmitt, was assigned male at birth despite having intersex genitalia. Schmitt is married to a woman and has an adopted child but claims to be neither male nor female.

"In 2015, a family affairs judge in Tours ruled in Schmitt's favor, but an appeals court overturned the ruling last year. Schmitt's attorney, Bertrand Périer, called the high court ruling a "missed opportunity," in an interview with The New York Times. "I don't see why France's social or legal organization would necessitate gender binarism." Périer said Schmitt was raised as a boy because his mother wanted a son.

"Gaetan is neither a man nor a woman. They do not feel like a man or woman. They cannot become a man or woman. And they do not want to become a man or woman," Périer said, referring to Schmitt with a plural pronoun.

"Only a few countries, including Australia, Nepal, India and New Zealand, have a legal third gender. Other countries allow parents to delay declaring a gender for babies born with a sex development disorder, but only for a limited time. Schmitt plans to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

"But even if that court reversed last week's ruling and affirmed the family affairs judge's declaration that Schmitt should have a right to use a "neutral" gender because of a sex development disorder, the ruling would still link gender to biology.

"Some activists say that is unacceptable and are pushing for laws like New Zealand's, which allow transgender and cross-dressing people, in addition to those with intersex genitalia, to also use a third category -- "gender diverse" -- as their legal gender.

"But gender is inherently biological, according to a scientific study released earlier this year that found more than 1,500 sex-specific genes throughout the body. The study by Moran Gershoni and Shmuel Pietrokovski at the Weizmann Institute of Science was looking for an explanation for the prevalence of certain diseases in men and women. They found many genes are expressed -- or copied out to make proteins -- differently in men and women in many more ways than previously imagined.

"Overall, sex-specific genes are mainly expressed in the reproductive system, emphasizing the notable physiological distinction between men and women," the report, published in BMC Biology, said. "However, scores of genes that are not known to directly associate with reproduction were also found to have sex-specific expression (e.g., the men-specific skin genes)."

"In addition to 1,559 sex-specific genes, Gershoni and Pietrokovski found more than 6,500 genes with significant sex-differential expression. These sex-linked genes were found not only in reproductive organs and the mammary (milk-producing) tissue, but also the skin, skeleton, heart, brain, lungs, and stomach, among other areas.

"For example, they found genes that were highly expressed in the skin of men related to the growth of body hair and genes highly expressed in women related to fat storage. They also found a gene mainly expressed in the brain of women that scientists think might protect the female neurons from Parkinson's, a disease with a higher prevalence and earlier onset in men, and a gene expressed in the liver of women regulating drug metabolism, providing molecular evidence for the known fact that men and women process drugs differently.

"The study said more research is needed to understand how the differences between men and women cause disease and change the way each sex responds to treatment.

Kiley Crossland - Baptist Press - May 16, 2017.
On-Going Threads / Re: What's the last thing you bought?
« Last post by Meat on Today at 01:58:02 AM »
That Dart doesn't do mine justice but it's a nice effort Kevin. :D
On-Going Threads / Re: What's the last thing you bought?
« Last post by GratefulApe on Today at 01:30:08 AM »

On-Going Threads / Re: What's the last thing you bought?
« Last post by GratefulApe on Today at 12:50:37 AM »
Well I couldn't figure out how to upload but here are the links

i figured it out. Yep that's what I bought. Thank you Kohl's and free delivery with 800 points and 160.00 in Kohl's cash.  ||smiley||
On-Going Threads / Re: What's the last thing you bought?
« Last post by GratefulApe on Today at 12:28:30 AM »
Some furniture for our new house on the back porch.
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