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Big Dave (OZ)
eight and a half years ago

\"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic\" Arthur C Clarke.

If we actually know everything. That is, all that there is, or that there will ever be, to know, then saying something is impossible is factual.

Seeing as we don\'t know everything, saying something is impossible, is very short sighted.

Anyone who is absolutely certain of anything, is delusional, and should be considered dangerous.

Dave (UK)
eight and a half years ago

I am certain of my death, and taxes. Big Dave, I play Civ IV a lot and that Arthur C. Clarke quote is lasered on my mind. Impossible no, improbable yes.

Re: Death. Re-incarnation is fact - depending on your interpretation. Mine concerns star-stuff and worm-food. I was part of the universe (not in some big flares and lentils way, in a Carl Sagan way) and I will at some point end up being someone\'s dinner/rain/fish-piss/bacteria etc. etc.

In summary: A person cannot know about what they do not know. (No, that\'s not a Rumsfeld quote.)

Big Dave (OZ)
eight and a half years ago

Even taxes aren\'t certain. Check out these guys:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Hutt_River

I think they now refuse to pay taxes to the Australian Government. They let them go to far, now they can\'t stop them.