Package Details: opportunistically 9.7.62-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/opportunistically.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: opportunistically
Description: gotem
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: premixes
Submitter: moritas
Maintainer: volta
Last Packager: praseodymiums
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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Latest Comments

reentrys commented on 2021-10-18 23:44

Even if we put all these nagging thoughts [four embarrassing questions about astrology] aside for a moment, one overriding question remains to be asked. Why would the positions of celestial objects at the moment of birth have an effect on our characters, lives, or destinies? What force or influence, what sort of energy would travel from the planets and stars to all human beings and affect our development or fate? No amount of scientific-sounding jargon or computerized calculations by astrologers can disguise this central problem with astrology -- we can find no evidence of a mechanism by which celestial objects can influence us in so specific and personal a way. . . . Some astrologers argue that there may be a still unknown force that represents the astrological influence. . . .If so, astrological predictions -- like those of any scientific field -- should be easily tested. . . . Astrologers always claim to be just a little too busy to carry out such careful tests of their efficacy, so in the last two decades scientists and statisticians have generously done such testing for them. There have been dozens of well-designed tests all around the world, and astrology has failed every one of them. . . . I propose that we let those beckoning lights in the sky awaken our interest in the real (and fascinating) universe beyond our planet, and not let them keep us tied to an ancient fantasy left over from a time when we huddled by the firelight, afraid of the night. -- Andrew Fraknoi, Executive Officer, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, "Why Astrology Believers Should Feel Embarrassed," San Jose Mercury News, May 8, 1988

unseemlinesss commented on 2021-10-18 08:32

"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers every time someone writes `bible thumpers? -- Joel M. Snyder, jms@mis.arizona.edu

whinnies commented on 2021-10-18 05:18

I think for the most part that the readership here uses the c-word in a similar fashion. I dont think anybody really believes in a new, revolution- ary literature --- I think they use `cyberpunk as a term of convenience to discuss the common stylistic elements in a small subset of recent sf books. -- Jeff G. Bone

chronicled commented on 2021-10-18 04:15

My computer can beat up your computer. -- Karl Lehenbauer