We used to have to bury unspent ammo in the woods next to firing ranges when we finished a day of training. I never knew if that was policy or just the supply NCO threatening paperwork if any was returned, but I always thought it was such a waste. I personally buried at least 1000 rounds over the course of two years, and I was one soldier in one platoon on one range. Do the math.
March 27, 2014 at 2:10pm
Perhaps I’ve missed something, but I clearly see slower vehicles in the left lane that she was obviously passing. But, not taking that into account, she was turning left. What about this situation puts her at fault? That heavy duty truck he was driving weighs in excess of 6000 pounds. If he had not had the fortune of a clear oncoming right of way, he was carrying enough potential energy at 50+mph to completely destroy several small to mid size cars which would have killed the occupants. This kind of reckless ignorance that I witness everyday is beyond dangerous. Had someone in front of her stopped suddenly while he was tailgating, he would likely have killed her. There’s no way he would have stopped that big truck in time to avoid hitting her. I hope he gets a nasty ticket and an unaffordable bump in insurance rates. Might end up taking the bus for a while and save a few lives.
Some of Gone With the Wind was shot here. A lovely spot.
July 10, 2013 at 3:43pm
” While some of the mechanisms of biological evolution may be under dispute, it is an absolute fact that we share common ancestors with all life on earth, most closely with the great apes.”
I’m confused by this statement. While conceding that the mechanisms of evolution are disputable, you go ahead in the same sentence to declare that the product of such mechanisms are beyond dispute. Please explain.
Once again, not looking to take sides, only trying to get answers.
July 10, 2013 at 1:57pm
Not taking sides, just trying to understand the views. What are the absolute facts? I recently finished my masters in Molecular Ecology. I read so many journals filled with trees generated from alignments that gave ideas about how things might have evolved, but never saw any absolute proof. My population genetics, genomics, and proteomics classes kept referencing examples of evolution, but every example given was apparently mislabeled and should have been defined as adaptation, which is absolutely empirical while evolution is mostly if not entirely speculative. I consider myself to be a pretty decent scientist, but I don’t like to be told how to think, I just want to be led by empirical evidence and conduct reproducible experiments on valid hypotheses. The problem has always been that people try to push me into believing that evolution is fact, then produce hypotheses based on that, but there aren’t a whole lot of substantial arguments for evolution being factual, only speculation. These things that I have been taught are what make this film intriguing to me. It is asking the questions that have haunted me throughout my schooling and research. So I am honestly asking, What are the absolute facts of evolution?