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mike alexander
2007-Jun-20, 07:49 PM
Please contribute one of your own. I think the only rule is that extant accounts of Creation should be allowed to gleam in the sun as they are.

THE AMERICAN CREATION MYTHOS
Only fragments of the myth remain; the original appears to have been inadvertently deleted from the server.

There is a strong eschatological component (which some feel has been superceded by a strong scatological component), with many references to a "shining city on the hill", perhaps a cross-reference to Oz. A partial slogan has been recovered, 'e ***** unum'. The consensus among scholars is that it refers to a primitive form of electronic messaging, using an Ur-Linux system, hence, 'E-Mail Unum'. The worship of Idols seems to be allowed, as long as they are American.

The surviving texts are intriguing:

At the Bell, the Capitalist created the Heavens and the Earth.

And the Earth was without form, and void,
And darkness was upon the face of the Deep.
But He saw definite Potential.
And reaching out His Invisible Hand, the Capitalist said:
"LET THERE BE MARKETS!"
And it was so.
And the Capitalist divided the markets, naming the heavy market Wallstreet and the lighter market Nasdaq. And He saw that it was good.
And trading ended on the first day.

Over the next week, the Capitalist creates such amazing things as futures, derivatives, interlocking directorates and payday loan companies.

And on the seventh day He cashed in His options and moved to Bimini,
Where He rested. And He continues in Bimini,
For He has never been extradited.

hudsongabrielle
2009-Sep-15, 07:19 PM
Hello all,
I've just joined this site
There are some great posts here to learn

mike alexander
2009-Sep-15, 07:43 PM
And this was one of them??? Oy vey.

Anyhow, welcome to BAUT, hudsongabrielle.

Buttercup
2009-Sep-15, 07:44 PM
It was King Tut! With a pinata! In Naples, Italy!

Oh wait. That's probably wrong. :confused:

Fazor
2009-Sep-15, 08:00 PM
It was King Tut! With a pinata! In Naples, Italy!

Oh wait. That's probably wrong. :confused:

You're obsessed with 'Da Tut'ster today, aren't you? :)

Mike: From wikipedia:

The Earth(tm) was created by Blizzard Entertainment, though the original release date has long since been forgotten. Initially, the service was free. All Blizzard asked was that players not take advantage of the well-known 'apple exploit'. Sadly, one day a player was tricked into performing said exploit by an attractive player of the opposite gender (although some insist that this player was likely an unattractive member of the same sex pretending to be someone he was not).

Soon after, and in response, Blizzard released their first expansion pack-- Earth: Goodbye to Eden. Players were unhappy about the heavy-handed nerf to their invunerability towards things such as hunger, pain, humilitation, and long, frequent commercial breaks during televised sporting events.

Another big change brought on by the "Eden" expansion was the introduction of the open-subscription plan. Though there was no set monthly fee to play, players could select their own rate, with the higher paying players gaining access to better weapons, equipment, and dental care than that of their low-paying brethren.

There have been countless patches and expansions to Earth since. Most of the changes, such as Patch 104.737b (Post-titled "Earth: Rise of Industry") have been for the better, though there are always a certain percentage of players that insist on complaining about each and every update.

tdvance
2009-Sep-15, 08:14 PM
Once upon a time, there was nothing. Worse than that, there wasn't even nothing, because without nothing, not only can there be nothing, but there cannot be nothing even. Not even time, so it wasn't once upon a time, though it was once and there was time after that.

Then there was something, in fact, everything. And there was nothing, too. Don't get me wrong, there wasn't any space, and certainly no time, but there was some strange hybrid called spacetime.

But not quite. Actually, there were waves. Waves in what? nothing, actually. Because there is now nothing though before there was not. The problem with the waves is somehow some of the waves became sentient, and could not see the waves as waves, but only as particles, thus for some time falsely believing in particles having discrete locations and momementa, and running around in space and time in spite of the fact that there was no space or time, just spacetime.

The story continues, and currently those intelligent waves are trying to understand why waves look like particles, and why spacetime and waves are both correct when they seem contradictory.

The moral of the story is that a physicist is but the universe's way of understanding itself.

mugaliens
2009-Sep-15, 08:20 PM
http://www.biminifishing.com/ThingsToDo.htm#Healing
And on the seventh day He cashed in His options and moved to Bimini,
Where He rested.

I heard he and Ponce had a thing going for a while..


And He continues in Bimini, For He has never been extradited.

Well, no wonder! They can't coax him out of the healing hole!

Buttercup
2009-Sep-15, 08:31 PM
You're obsessed with 'Da Tut'ster today, aren't you? :)

Steve Martin's song. ;) Saturday Night Live.

mugaliens
2009-Sep-15, 08:40 PM
I found this on Trip Advisor:


The healing hole in Bimini is one of the most unsung natural wonders in the world. I have taken people there for about 5 trips because of its healing qualities. It is a clear, spring feed (means it is cold) in the middle of all this hot sea salt water. Cut out of a mangrove trees, this healing hole's water has cleared my skin of poison ivy and tick bites immediately. Once you emerge into the water, even the bugs leave you alone. You can only get there by a hired, private flat boat--and then only during certain times of the day due to the tides. Our boat guides were released from their alcohol addictions so I know the waters can do more but I never promise that to those I take. Richard Wingate, the discover, had the water tested and it is high in natural things that are good for depression and over-all health. I plan to go again this June and would encourge others to seek its benefits. Hope this helps to correct some of the misinformation.

Here's what I think about it: "Corrects some of the misinformation???" Good grief! This post is utterly laden with misinformation of the mystical kind responsible for the Asian craving for rhino horns, gorilla paws, and other ecologically destructive practices! If this grossly unscientific craze were to extend to the healing hole, it would result in massive influx of people and destruction, or at least damage, of the ecological system in the healing hole and the mangroves surrounding it.

I'm been to the healing hole. It's a sulfer-based mineral pool in the midst of a stangnant mangrove forest. Nothing more, nothing less. As the first respondant said, bring a clothespin and some powerful insect repellant!

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There's a LOT of grossly unscientific misinformation going on with respect to mineral springs. Here in Colorado, we have Glenwood Hot Springs and lodge (http://www.hotspringspool.com/), which is a wonderful overnighting location for doing extended hikes in that area. Closer to home, most of the hot springs have been "developed," that is, bought from an "owner" decades ago and sold to consumers in very expensive, half-day blocks. I class this practice right next to putting up awnings around a 14-er and charging "peeking admission."

Fortunately, there are a number of springs sprinkled throughout the mountain trails, known to few, where one can go enjoy the great outdoors for the price it was meant to be: free.

What hot/mineral springs adventures have you had? What hype have you heard?

Ara Pacis
2009-Sep-15, 09:09 PM
I'm been to the healing hole. It's a sulfer-based mineral pool in the midst of a stangnant mangrove forest. Nothing more, nothing less. As the first respondant said, bring a clothespin and some powerful insect repellant!

I think I heard about this, or something similar, on a documentary. Researchers happened to discover the mineral pool was high in lithium and that caused the mind-altering effects described.

mugaliens
2009-Sep-16, 07:30 AM
I think I heard about this, or something similar, on a documentary. Researchers happened to discover the mineral pool was high in lithium and that caused the mind-altering effects described.

Oh! So that's what happened... :silenced: