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Hi people

Here my free audiobooks links collection

Good collection of sites with free audio and ebooks.
Some free audiobooks from this site:
[i]-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) Playtime : 360 Minutes Bitrate: 56 kbps[/i]
[i]-Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Playtime : 236 Minutes Bitrate: 56 kbps[/i]
[i]-4th Of July (Women's Murder Club) Playtime : 281 Minutes Bitrate: 56 kbps[/i]
[i]-A Short History of Nearly Everything Playtime : 305 Minutes Bitrate: 56 kbps[/i]

is a . . . well, it is a book-lovers site. Have you caught one? Did you release one?
If books were animals, this would be the International Zoological Society.


"I will not vote for Scott Adams if he runs for President! Actually, I plan on never voting for a President. Some thing about living in a constitutional monarchy."
- Hanneth

What?! Have you any idea of how many people died for your right to vote? Do you hate democracy? Do you hate your country? Nazi!

Give me one good reason not to vote!


Could someone illuminate me as to the difference between random and free? If you think about the cconcept of free wil it necessarily involves a contradiction... unless the freedom of will is the product of randomness. As far as i am concerned the 'will' that is free is a product of interactions between chaotic and indeterminate particles. This is Free Will.

Listo Entertainment

I love this line:

"I’m far too lazy to read an entire book, so I went to Wikipedia and read what strangers with no credibility had to say about him"

I do the same all time, whatever the subject, and it works marvels.

God bless Spinoza.
God bless the Wikipedia.


"I can only come to the conclusion that we don't have free will, but I'm perplexed why others can't see it the same way. "

Hilarious. If it wasn't so long, it would be a good bumper sticker. To bad the poster seems to be serious.


Ahh... the sweet, sweet, cognitive dissonance a self-proclaimied genius/atheist feels when told that Einstein believed in God. It smells great in the morning.


WMD May refer to "W's Missing Doughnuts"

yeah I know this is totally OT, but that sounded more interesting than arguments against string theory.

William Beekhuis

i live about 800m from a house where Spinoza lived for a few years. apparently he was really small because the doorways are approx. 2/3rd the height of normal, modern doorways. short people got no reason to live. so there.


If our universe is ever-expanding, even if it has boundaries at a given moment of time, isn't it still infinite overall? I'd call it countably infinite.

Adrian Major

brilliant idiot

do I have to?

String theory??? It should have been called String shot-in-the-dark-from-mathematical-left-field. I'd say it sounds like this blessed de Spinoza guy invalidates string theory, not the other way around. Way to burst my bubble-universe. Wait, wait...maybe the little spaghetti-strings were the god/infinite substance that Einstein was talking about. Someone update Einstein on wikuhpedia...clearly he discovered strings as well as gravity waves and special relativity.

By the way, I am really disappointed in this post. When I went to click on the link, I thought for sure that it would be about Dogbert-worshipping Mustelidae.


To those that say there are 2 Asoks in the comic strip, I think we should name the second character Askott.



So you're saying when Einstein said "God does not play dice with the universe," he was actually saying "God doesn't play with himself"?


Long live the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Eric E. Haas


This belief, I believe, makes you a Deist. Basically, the idea is that whatever it is that set the universe in motion -- that is God. And if you feel the desire to know God and appreciate it, the only way we have to do so is by studying and appreciating its creations -- the world and its inhabitants.

A similar world view -- if you simly ignore the questions of "Who is God?" and, "What is God?", is Humanism.

Those questions, of course, are immaterial to the Deist or the Humanist, in that they are irrelevant to the questions of how one should live one's life.

Interesting topic of discussion.

Eric E. Haas

Animesh Sharma

Have you read this book from Richard Dawkins called "God Delusion"?
In the book Prof. Dawkins brings out:
But Einstein also said, "It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it
is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."
[Source: Max Jammer's book Einstein and Religion]

Einstein said, 'If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.' [I guess a Twist to the word God-fearing!]

I have made a note from the book and put it on .


Bobby said:

I.e. knew the mass and velocity and the forces acting on every particle in the universe could you predict the future? And lets say you built a machine that took this information and could tell you, at the press of a button, an event that will take place at some time in the future,

I believe such a machine cannot exist. My theory is that the universe itself is the most efficient encoding of all the information in the universe, therefore any machine that encoded all this information would have to be bigger than, and separate from, the universe. Which is impossible. It is impossible to know all the information, so it is impossible to predict the future with perfect accuracy, even if the future is predetermined.

And that doesn't even invoke the uncertainty principle, which implies that it is impossible to know the future of even a single electron, let alone the whole universe...


Nothing to do with Spinoza, but according to the UK Times, the goat that got married to a guy who was found having sex with it has died - as a result of choking to death on a plastic bag. it sound suspicious to me......


So, according to you, Scott Adams, Einstein and the Sphinx person all have the same level of thinking and should be treated in the same way??


But why does your head keep changing size in your comic strips? And why is it usually so much smaller than the other characters?


What are those self portraits these last couple of days telling us about your self image?
-The big head,
-Very tidy outfit,
-painstakingly drawn hair,
-good posture,
-tiny mouth when not speaking but perfect circle and big when talking,
-bigger asymmetric ears when being spoken to by someone not he PHB,
-little arm clench at the punch line.

Now, I’m not qualified to comment on such things so my opinion counts more than the next man’s, and I say this; you have a big head, funny ears, elastic features and you spend too much time whipping the person who does your ironing. Go on, deny it!



I'm guessing people might have picked up on this by now, but just in case you haven't the world famous married goat from sudan died recently

I'll leave you to imagine how!



"I can only come to the conclusion that we don't have free will, but I'm perplexed why others can't see it the same way."

Posted by: skelman | May 03, 2007 at 02:54 PM"

That's because you're wrong.

Another one

Hey Scott,

if you liked Spinoza & an his view on God, then you certainly will like the "The homunculus argument in the philosophy of mind":

That should show those free will weasels where the hammer hangs!


It's a good 'un

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