It just gets me very frustrated to hear about people like Robert Fitzpatrick spending his $140,000 life savings to help advertise Harold Camping's self-serving (i.e. "financially convenient") "predictions" all over the NYC transit system...
My frustration stems not from the fact that his life is fiscally ruined (because, as eou suggests, he could have avoided this situation with some rational thought) but rather that he could have used his money to fund medical research... or given it to a humanitarian charity... or used it to build a school...
And instead, it gets blown on an utterly and predictably frivolous ad campaign...
That made me chuckle. I might expect to find "signs of trauma" if I saw a bird fall out of the sky. I know the big question is whether the trauma was there before or after their fateful landing...but I can't get over the image of a person seeing a bird fall, picking it up with one hand, then stroking their chin with the other saying "Hmm, possible signs of trauma...to the lab!"
Grow to learn, learn to grow.
The pastor that spread this current jibber is the same one who predicted the 1994 end. He's highly incredible in low creditability.
L'imagination est la clé de la logique de la pensée, une plus grande vérité éternelle.
Six o'clock PDT came around -- and nothing! The same damn city; the same delusional guy on a leash, with a studded collar at the bread isle at Safeway on Market Street, walked by a guy in ****-less chaps.
Frankly, I''m a bit disappointed . . .
“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei