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I don’t think the UI overhaul will be major. I think for the most part you might see the settings and notification shade turn to a dark holo look (like the Alarm app). Maybe the People app might move to light holo.
User customizable toggles are good on custom ROMs but I would also like to see apps build into it as well. Tasker toggles would be awesome on the quick settings. Other options could be a quick tweet button, Eye In The Sky temp etc. I know some use persistent notifications at the moment but they can sometimes get in the way of other incoming notifications and I think it would be beneficial to move them.
In addition (I already mentioned this in another thread) I would like to see widgets redone. Maybe given new style guidelines in line with Holo. A lot of companies seem to abandon them pretty quickly.
I don’t think one of the architects behind WebOS and Androids shift towards the Holo/CardUI needs to step up his game in response to this. Although of course competition is always good.
Looks… Okay? Don’t get me wrong I love the look of the lockscreen, the homescreen and the icons but the longer I look at it the more I notice details about what I don’t like. Personal preferences really. Although I think the control centre looks a bit ugly.
Nothing to make me switch. Still prefer Android. I think 5.0 will go full Holo/Cards and it will just go next level.
Philip Glennister anyone? Now that would be an controversial casting choice. And an interesting one.
I personally would love to see Ben Whishaw in the role. He really impressed me in Cloud Atlas but I’m going to guess he might be to famous now.
I do agree it would be nice to see an older Doctor. Could present a change of pace for the show as well.
I don’t see a huge revamp but I do agree they will probably get rid of the last fragments of Tron/BluHolo. This could mean we see the notification shade, settings etc take on a cleaner look/Dark Holo design (like the Clock app).
Maybe the homescreen might get a modification? This might be because I have been trying Action Launcher lately and quite enjoying it though and not a serious prediction/
Widgets however should definitely get a face lift or a new set of design guidelines. Even Google seems confused since you have the music and drive widgets that look more Android oldschool and the Keep and Now widgets that hint at something better. For the most part though a lot of companies just ignore widgets or create them and fail to maintain them. Facebook and Foursquare are good examples of that.
Guess I’ll return the favour and reply to your post and help clear some things up. Atheists don’t believe in nothing. Atheism itself is not a belief, it is the rejection of a belief.
As for the car argument I suggest Googling the watchmaker argument. Oh and an argument from ignorance as well. Just because something is complex doesn’t imply design.
And I find it amusing you talk condescendingly in the first half of your post then suggest atheists are the rude ones. But whatever dude. Whatever makes you happy.
Why would you believe in something without proof? Yeah I have read C.S. Lewis and he makes terrible arguments.
Are you saying that you actually believe in creationism? Because if so then this conversation has been a massive waste of time. No the flood did not happen. Yes the big bang/abiogenesis/evolution did happen. Why can I say that? Because we have evidence supporting those positions. Lots of it.
The bible is no more historically accurate than any other religious text. If names and cities and locations are enough to convince you then can I show you some Spiderman comics? They to are historically accurate. They have names, places and locations that are around today, even people!
Oh wait except Nazareth didn’t exist. There is no evidence based on where it should have. It was never noted by historians, geographers or map makers until the 4th century. Which is funny since it supposed to be the birthplace of jesus.
You say I reject it because I don’t know the complete facts but I would probably bet that I understand the bible better than you. Like I said (three times). The bible has no first hand accounts, there are no written first hand accounts, the writings were written between 40 to 150 years after his supposed death (which would also explain your world power/location/prophecy argument, although I still say not accurate enough either way). Of those writings we have no original copies, we have no ideas who the authors were, we have no idea who they’re sources were. Those sources were probably, stories of stories of stories of more stories from the uneducated masses based on susposed first hand accounts (like the worst game of chinese whispers ever), and if you new about the nature of visual accounts then you would know that they are not even reliable if told on the same day. A lot of study has gone into this. Add all this and you just can’t say that the bible is accurate. At all. Jesus is like a historic Chuck Norris meme gone bad.
Ha reject certain ‘facts’ (not facts). I think you just have a very low fresh hold for what counts as evidence if it will support your assertion. What about other religious groups that say that their holy book has fulfilled prophecies? What about their ‘historical accuracy’?
I think this argument is starting to get a bit redundant now though.
Ha incredible. Josephus used as evidence for Jesus Christ. You know those parts were added later by other parties and forgery? The fact you also say the bible is always historically accurate makes me think it probably isn’t worth responding but I guess I will anyway. Was the world wide flood real? (no). Was genesis anything more than allegorical? (no). Going to the NT I think its worth pointing out that the city of Nazareth didn’t actually exist either. Infact sticking with the NT its funny even within there that the different gospels are not even always consistent. But whatever.
Never rejected Jesus’s existence either. I said there is not enough evidence for anyone to claim he fulfilled a prophecy. Despite your ‘evidence’ my points still standsthat we have no first hand accounts of his life and no evidence outside the bible itself. On the bible we have no idea who the original authors were and no signed copies. Each gospel was written between 40 to about 110 years after his supposed death. I mean I will say the virgin birth an resurrection never happened but thats not the same as saying Jesus never existed. Don’t know where you’re getting that from. As for Caesar, Isaac Newton and whoever, in the context of this discussion I have no opinion on their existance. I don’t care, its not relevant, its just a lame attempt to shift the burden of proof. They are not being used to try and support a huge assertion.
And those prophecies are seen as specific to christians. Hindus for example will point to their own prophecies being fulfilled. Do you accept those? They are as ‘specific’ as yours. Also I didn’t just say vague. I also said so specific that they could only be fulfilled by one event. Which they do not. They are to vague for that. Plus I did read all the examples you bought up. Didn’t fit the criteria. Not impressed by them.
And then you end your whole speech with another awful prophecy and have the audacity to suggest that I am ignorant. Siege of Jerusalem 70CE. Most scholars pinpoint the stuff being written in Luke as dating to 75 to 100CE. I wish I could choose the lottery numbers after they had been drawn. Would be great.
That’s creepy but also strangely genius. I can’t imagine what you might be able to achieve once graph search fully roles out…
Certainly gave me some food for thought.
No you actually are taking a story book and trying to make it real. Saying the bible itself claims to be from god is circular. You’re basically saying that the bible says a character from the bible is saying that the bible and its contents are true and using that as evidence. Anyone can make a claim at the end of the day. Real, cold-hard evidence is what separates the real from the false.
Anyway onto the prophecy. Bit of a bias to state it must be from a divine influence but since I don’t believe in the divine or the ability to foretell the future I’ll say lets move on. For a prophecy to hold any wait and be valid it must follow certain criteria:
1. Be specific – In this I mean it can only be fulfilled by one very specific event. Includes dates, people, geography, event and the rest.
2. Not open to interpretation – So not vague basically. Can’t be twisted to fit into peoples assertions or claims. Can’t be ‘remade’ to fit a groups purpose.
3. Non-trivial – Self explanatory.
4. Not public knowledge – Probably the most interesting one in this case. What this means is that it can’t be something that people can actively work towards. Because then it stops being a prophecy and starts being almost a command.
Now lets go straight to the Jesus example. Since we have no first person accounts of his life, and little to nothing on him outside the bible itself I find it funny you can claim this is a fulfilled prophecy. The prophecy itself is vague and those who wrote the gospels knew of its existence in the OT. Its not a stretch to assume they changed the narrative to fit better with the prophecy.
Your second one is likewise to vague. You seem to be making claims about what the text means without justification. Not specific enough, to much room to be twisted and made to fit situations. Sorry. Also Isaiah predicted it would be overthrown violently where as in reality it was not.
Could go on but not really worth it. Going to cut this post short and just say I don’t accept the rest either. Not specific enough. Not convincing except to those already convinced. Also find it funny how Alexander allegedly read the prophecy.
I believe in none and don’t see the reason for any either. I have tried to read every argument, hear every debate but nothing comes close to fulfiling the burden of proof. Certainly not at the level required for a god claim.
Saying that maybe Nicolas Cage will rise up and show himself to be the One True God that people claim he is.
Tell me what you think a prophecy is? Then name two significant ones that came true from the bible.
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I hope that was sarcasm. I really do.
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Thats called an Argument from Ignorance
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What that person is saying is that ‘god’ would be the greatest conceivable being. In other words the three omni’s, the creator etc. However even though it has been conceived in the mind of people, it is still not true.
Was that sarcasm?
Because god. Thats the usual answer.
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