User Profile: DrFrost

DrFrost

Member Since: December 28, 2010

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  • [2] January 30, 2015 at 12:09pm

    I’m concerned with the loss of our cultural identity and the values that made this nation great, possible financial collapse, a nuclear Iran, the growing strength of terrorists organizations worldwide, the constant erosion of our personal liberties, the continued growth of a centralized powerful federal government not afraid to intimidate it’s citizens, etc., etc.

    You’re concerned about whether you’ll be as rich as the doctor next door.

    I realize that money is important. And I realize that we value fairness in this country. But I humbly suggest that we have bigger issues at this moment in history. The fact that republican candidates might not be discussing this particular issue might be more of a reflection on the current state of the world and less of a reflection on where they stand on gender based income disparities.

  • [32] January 30, 2015 at 9:56am

    So the conservative media is not supposed to criticize conservative candidates? Really? That’s not journalism. That’s changing FOX into an extension of a political group. This is why I don’t watch NBC, CBS, ABC, etc…. because they have a double standard.

    1) If you’re going to complain that 20% of Bush’s budget was borrowed, you should be up in arms about nearly 50% of Obama’s budget being borrowed.
    2) If you’re going to complain bitterly about the price of gas while Bush is in office, you !$@^& well better do the same when a democrat is in office.
    3) If you’re going to complain about the patriot act, you better complain just as loudly about NDAA.
    4) If you’re going to complain about overreach when a republican is in office, you better do it when a democrat is in office.
    5) If you’re going to read the names of every soldier killed every night when a republican is in office, you should continue that practice when a democrat enters office.
    6) If you’re going to continually ridicule the gaffes of Dan Quayle, why would you continually ignore the gaffes of Joe Biden?

    Do I really need to go on?

    When I detect a bias in my news source, especially to this degree, I change news sources. If Fox starts giving public figures a pass because they align with a political agenda I will quit watching Fox just like I quit watching the others.

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  • January 21, 2015 at 9:30am

    I worked at HP during her tenure as CEO and I would not vote for her. No one in my lab was happy with her performance and we were all glad to see her go.

  • [1] January 20, 2015 at 6:12pm

    “they found precisely the opposite of what they expected.” – blinknight

    Because they were looking for evidence in the new kingdom. It doesn’t exist, because the exodus didn’t occur during the new kingdom.

    The experts say there is no evidence of an exodus in the new kingdom. Those SAME experts say that in the middle kingdom a group of semitic people from Canaan settled and flourished in the Goshan area of Egypt and, near the end of the middle kingdom era and over a short period of time, with indications of playgue/disease/slavery, they left. Shortly after this time (let’s say roughly half a century) over a short period of time, several fortified cities in Canaan, including Jericho, were destroyed. Jericho in particular appeared to be destroyed in a manner consistent with the Bible text – the walls came down and then it was burned but one section of the city wall remained standing – with houses there actually built into the wall.

    So why do they date the exodus to 1250 BC? Based on ancient biblical texts mentioning Ramses and assuming they were referring to Ramses II (the pharoah famous during the new kingdom) and not the god Ramses or just the modern name of an ancient location (updated by scribes in later years). But with such similarities between the biblical story and the archaeological evidence, doesn’t it seem likely that this dating is wrong and the exodus occurred during the middle kingdom??? The similarities are striking.

  • [1] January 20, 2015 at 5:17pm

    It’s extremely difficult to prove a negative. At best you could say there is no evidence to support… But if you watched the movie they refer to a papyrus from the middle kingdom (middle, not new) that is a house slave list and roughly 70% of the names are semitic (and most of them are female) so I’m not sure how that fits in with your statements.

  • January 20, 2015 at 5:08pm

    “It was merely taking what was already public information in the scientific world and packaging it in format for non-scientists.” – J-Mo

    Did you think this movie was for experts?

    “This movie’s marketting is such that…” – J-Mo

    Your biggest complaint is about the movie’s marketing? I smell a troll…

  • [6] January 20, 2015 at 1:53pm

    @ABlindMule

    I’m a libertarian and I would vote for Cruz. Is he strictly a libertarian? No. Would he appeal to the libertarians? He appeals to me. I can’t speak for the group as a whole. Would I prefer someone closer to my ideal candidate? Of course but that is always true.

  • [1] January 20, 2015 at 1:45pm

    “I am not sure how the SEEMINGLY “move of the goal post” will be accepted in the majority of university level departments, but eventually it will have to come out.” – Keres

    The goal post here is the approximate time of the exodus. So you have to ask the question “What data set the goalpost?” The answer is: the bible. So if they don’t view the bible as a historical source, why did they accept that goal post (i.e. the approximate date of the exodus) in the first place? And if they do accept the bible as a historical text and 20 historical assertions from the bible line up with an exodus during the middle kingdom (along with the archaeological evidence) and only one verse lines up with an exodus during the new kingdom (and can be easily explained) why would you choose an exodus date during the latter period???

    My conclusions: there’s not as much disagreement here as we have supposed.

  • [2] January 20, 2015 at 11:54am

    He wasn’t looking for Moses. He was looking for evidence of the exodus.
    If you watch the movie you’ll see that the leading egyptologists do believe that a large population of semitic people from Canaan did, indeed, inhabit Egypt in the middle kingdom period. And they agree that in the new kingdom there is absolutely no evidence of them. Where were these people located? In Goshan. Where did they go between the middle the new kingdom? They left. And by all evidence they left over a short period of time during a period of plagues/sickness.
    And there is plenty of evidence of war and cities being conquered in Canaan at the end of the middle kingdom (but not in the new kingdom). Again, matching up with the exodus story taking place during the middle kingdom. Again, agreed upon by the experts in the field.
    To sum up, the leading egyptologists would have a very different answer if you asked them if there was any evidence of a mass exodus of semitic people from Canaan at the end of the middle kingdom.
    So, the real question becomes: Why have historians concluded that the exodus must have been during the new kingdom period? What was the evidence for that decision? Was it a faulty conclusion and is there any new evidence that brings these timelines into question?

  • January 20, 2015 at 11:10am

    The central theme of the movie is that there is actually a lot of evidence for a mass exodus into Canaan by a semitic population PRIOR to 1400 BCE. And the evidence that people use to say the exodus must have occurred in the 1300-1200 BCE new kingdom era is what is flimsy.

  • January 20, 2015 at 10:27am

    So everything in “A Brief History of Time” must have been total bull. I mean, everyone knows that the sort of science presented in that movie isn’t released in movie form… it’s release in journals for peer review. Right?

    What about “An Inconvenient Truth”? Honestly, something as important as global warming should be decided by unbiased scientists in the halls of academia (scientists not funded by either side with no stake in the discussion) and certainly not by politicians who stand to profit from it, right?

    I’ve dealt with scientists. I’ve dealt with religious zealots. And I’ve dealt with forum trolls. I’ll take the first over the latter two any day but none of them are without biases and dogma.

  • [1] January 20, 2015 at 10:09am

    His motivation is that he grew up believing the bible and, as an adult, he wants to know the truth. Were these stories true or a work of fiction? This film documents his search for that truth and I think he did a good job of presenting both sides. Furthermore, it should be noted that the main proponent of a jewish exodus in the film, an expert in the field, is an agnostic. (In other words, there are experts who believe in an exodus who are not biased by religious beliefs.)

    If you’re christian or jewish or interested in history and archaeology I think you’d find the film interesting. If you’re biased against christianity or judaism then it will probably make you angry (especially the panel discussion afterwards).

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  • [1] January 20, 2015 at 9:53am

    I went to see this film and loved it. It was fascinating.

    My only disappointment was the final panel of experts. They are not experts in archaeology but rather religion. There’s nothing wrong with that as these events have a lot of religious significance, but I was really looking forward to a continuing discussion of the history and archaeology presented in the film.

    If you have any interest in history or archaeology I strongly recommend getting the video.

  • [8] January 20, 2015 at 9:41am

    I want the other half of the story. If they took those children without a !$^!@%@ good reason then the judge should make an example of the deputies involved.

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  • [42] January 16, 2015 at 12:23pm

    If speaking your mind costs you your business and livelihood, it’s not free speech.

    If acting on your religious beliefs costs you your business and livelihood, you don’t have freedom of religion.

    What our society is doing, whether we realize it or not, is saying that conformance to certain ideas is more important than freedom of speech and more important than freedom of religion.

    In reply to the contribution Dear Christians, It's Time to Stop Being Timid

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  • [21] January 16, 2015 at 12:13pm

    “And yet, earlier in the article Walsh admits he doesn’t actually know if Cochran violated protocol.” – tt2

    Because in the article he clearly demonstrates that he was fired over what he wrote and not over protocol violations… so it doesn’t matter if he violated protocol. Did you read the article?

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  • [10] January 15, 2015 at 10:44am

    Above you suggested everyone who doesn’t agree with you must be a racist and here you suggest they’re also pedophiles.

    TheBlaze really needs to go to some sort of registered ID forums and give us the ability to ignore posters like this.

  • [24] January 15, 2015 at 10:39am

    @HarryPotter

    You can’t address the argument at hand so you resort to calling your opponents racist?

  • [4] January 13, 2015 at 5:39pm

    Obama has a history of overstepping his constitutional authority and then warning the other branches of government that they better not do anything about it.

  • [2] January 13, 2015 at 5:36pm

    You should ALWAYS be kind to others.

    I fail to meet that standard.

    Does that mean I shouldn’t hold that up as a goal for all to reach for? Of course not. Does that make me a hypocrite? Only if I pretend to be faultless when I’m not.

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