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About Sykelig

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    http://mitch-22.blogspot.com.au/

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    Australia
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    Began playing RuneScape in 2005. Nostaliga for the old game is high, but appreciate its development and success.

    Real-life interests: music, reading, and basketball.

    Contrarian of a sort...

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    Sykelig
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    Inactive
  • RuneScape Version
    RuneScape
  • RuneScape God
    Zaros
  • Favourite Skill
    Runecrafting
  • Combat Type
    Balanced
  • Combat Level
    100
  1. Sykelig

    First time at Jad

    The RS Wiki guide is quite good. I haven't checked it recently, but you should find details dedicated to strategies for different inventories. Also, have a read of the details of the monsters so you're familiar with dealing with them at higher stages e.g. it is important to dispose of certain types before others (based on their effect on the combat)
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    Higgs-like particle found

    I think it's a legitimate rebuttal. I think it's a bit weak, albeit rather clever, by attacking a rather insiginficant semantical issue. I think it's pretty straightforward that by extraordinary he means unnatural/unobservable. I think it has very little to do with knowledge and belief and much more to do with sheer ability of observation. You can't observe god, so that's an extraordinary claim. You could claim that your teacher is wearing pink underwear, but that's not extraordinary. Even though there's no proof as of yet, proof is easily obtained when you sneak up and pull her pants down. I dunno I thought the same thing. Well done with articulating it so well. Arguing for/on the basis of "absolutes" is very shaky ground. It would be like saying "because there are no moral absolutes, we cannot make any real determination of right and wrong."
  3. Good economically (GE and trading) but other than that, its popularity is the worst reason to live there (for me, anyway).
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    Metal Thread

    Looking at some of the band logos in the videos posted here reminds me of this: Don't get me wrong though; I do love the genre.
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    Standard Teen Life

    *sigh* Social "gurus" are the worst; especially those who appear on major television stations.
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    Whats your favorite album

    Easily my favorite of all time. Love me some Devin Townsend. Also, listened to Death's "Symbolic" for the first time in ages the other day; reminded me of its place in my top 5. The songwriting by Schuldiner and Hoglan is awesome.
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    What's the Best Movie You've Ever Seen?

    I have to name two, as I cannot part either from the number 1 spot: The Godfather, and, Monty Python's "The Life of Brian." Obviously two very different films, but both are so brilliant.
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    Proof Of God II: Electric Boogaloo

    Yes, but, unless you belong to the minority (which would render this debate fairly useless but which I have nothing against), you probably believe that the God from the old testament is one and the same as the God from the new testament, which means that you suggest that the God that Jewish people is the same as the God you worship but also different. That is my issue with what you're saying there. As for whether there are loving Gods in other religions, there are several problems with this. I would argue that there are, but love is not just one thing. You could argue that in the time of the old testament, God was not as close to His people as he is now, and that he had stricter laws, but that doesn't mean he is not loving. You could probably also argue that the Christian God is evil. It is extremely subjective. To be quite honest, I find it distasteful and wrong that you would suggest that Christianity is the only religion with a loving God, because it's simply true and very, very difficult to argue. I mean no offense by this, but you can't make sweeping statements like that unless you have some hard evidence (which in this case is hard to get given the very subjective nature of love) for said statement. What I was trying to say earlier is that the God of Judaism and the God of Christianity is different, despite the differences in behavior, as the God the Judaism seems less "loving." "You could probably also argue that the Christian God is evil." Howso? Also, my argument is that all religions state that humanity itself has a problem, and then they each have a different way of fixing that problem. However, I've encountered no religion that says their god/God loved the people of earth enough to save them. What other religions have a loving God? @Anthem If we know that all parts of the universe follow the laws of physics, (by observation) then why is the universe itself not considered to follow the laws of physics? This may be going in circles, but I don't understand. For example, if the law of entropy is true for all parts of the universe, does the universe not follow the law of entropy? I'm asking this because the laws of physics are not quantitative (not measured by numbers), but measured by their qualities. And, like I said, the fact that God was perhaps more distant and strict in the old testament doesn't mean he was more loving. You can have a distant father who loves you very much, you may just not notice it. See what I'm saying? As for arguments for God being evil (note that I don't agree with any of these, but they're examples of how you can argue that God is evil), here and here. Love and hate, good and evil, are incredibly subjective. You could say that while the consensus is that (Godwin's law!) Hitler is evil, but he may have perceived his acts as good. This also leads me to my next answer; yes, there are other religions with loving gods, since, as I just pointed out, love is very subjective. I think that you can argue that the Islamic god is loving to his people. You can argue the same for other religions, just as you can argue that the Christian God is evil. Boy 0.0 those sources were full of fallacies and gaps. I'm not disagreeing with you; I'm saying that Christianity (Judaism) is the only religion where there is a loving relationship between God and man. In the Islam religion very few people actually have a relationship with Allah and are more centered around getting to heaven. I'm sorry if I offend anyone, that is my knowledge of Islam and it is rather limited. A Muslim's relationship with Allah is supposed to be quite strong. That's why they have the Five Pillars of Islam, including the apparently difficult Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Having said that, I don't think it's a very positive relationship; quite oppressive, actually (though one could argue that for any divine authority, as Hitchens did). I bought my self a copy of the Koran, and so far I have to say that I'm not at all struggling to see where extremists get their views from. In fact, to be a peaceful, "moderate" Muslim, you have to be dodging a lot of garbage that's in that "holy" book. From what I've encountered, Muslims aren't really supposed to read the Koran. In my experience, it was similar to the corrupt Cathlic church: do as the religious leaders say and don't read the Bible. Not quite. They're not supposed to question what they read. Children are often taught from a very early age to memorise the Koran at length (in many cases, the entire text). The rules may also be relative to the particular "school" of Islam (Shia, Sufi, Sunni). <unsourced> (This goes for the past few posts as well. I wish you all would expand your arguments, because it seems you're contradicting a lot of what I've learned, either through religious studies classes or through my own reading. I think you all may be suffering from a drastically short-sighted viewpoint. Furthurmore, the Koran is a very different text from the Bible, and if you go into it blind you're going to interpret it wrong. Make sure you know your background before digging any deeper... What bothers me the most though is how you present these "facts" about Islam as though they're different than any other religion. Children are taught to believe in God, Children are taught to memorize Bible verses, each sect as different policies and beliefs, the Bible is full of violence- much more so than the Koran. You may have unintentionally implied Islam is different than other religions, but it's really not...) I think these are worth reading: http://www.usislam.o...te_violence.htm http://www.peacewith...had/jihad02.htm Forgive me if I am mistaken, but I don't see how any of your comment could be directed at me. I made two comments on Islam: 1. "A Muslim's relationship with Allah is supposed to be quite strong. That's why they have the Five Pillars of Islam, including the apparently difficult Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Having said that, I don't think it's a very positive relationship; quite oppressive, actually (though one could argue that for any divine authority, as Hitchens did). I bought my self a copy of the Koran, and so far I have to say that I'm not at all struggling to see where extremists get their views from. In fact, to be a peaceful, "moderate" Muslim, you have to be dodging a lot of garbage that's in that "holy" book." 2. "Not quite. They're not supposed to question what they read. Children are often taught from a very early age to memorise the Koran at length (in many cases, the entire text). The rules may also be relative to the particular "school" of Islam (Shia, Sufi, Sunni)." I also take religious studies classes, and all of the above (with the exception of my argument that belief in Allah is oppressive and the Koran is garbage and violent) is considered general knowledge (e.g. the Five Pillars stuff). I said, as you said, that children are taught the fundamentals of monotheistic religion. I partly agree that Islam is not all that different; I mean, all things considered, it is borrowed from Jewish and Christian myths anyway.
  9. Sykelig

    Proof Of God II: Electric Boogaloo

    Yes, but, unless you belong to the minority (which would render this debate fairly useless but which I have nothing against), you probably believe that the God from the old testament is one and the same as the God from the new testament, which means that you suggest that the God that Jewish people is the same as the God you worship but also different. That is my issue with what you're saying there. As for whether there are loving Gods in other religions, there are several problems with this. I would argue that there are, but love is not just one thing. You could argue that in the time of the old testament, God was not as close to His people as he is now, and that he had stricter laws, but that doesn't mean he is not loving. You could probably also argue that the Christian God is evil. It is extremely subjective. To be quite honest, I find it distasteful and wrong that you would suggest that Christianity is the only religion with a loving God, because it's simply true and very, very difficult to argue. I mean no offense by this, but you can't make sweeping statements like that unless you have some hard evidence (which in this case is hard to get given the very subjective nature of love) for said statement. What I was trying to say earlier is that the God of Judaism and the God of Christianity is different, despite the differences in behavior, as the God the Judaism seems less "loving." "You could probably also argue that the Christian God is evil." Howso? Also, my argument is that all religions state that humanity itself has a problem, and then they each have a different way of fixing that problem. However, I've encountered no religion that says their god/God loved the people of earth enough to save them. What other religions have a loving God? @Anthem If we know that all parts of the universe follow the laws of physics, (by observation) then why is the universe itself not considered to follow the laws of physics? This may be going in circles, but I don't understand. For example, if the law of entropy is true for all parts of the universe, does the universe not follow the law of entropy? I'm asking this because the laws of physics are not quantitative (not measured by numbers), but measured by their qualities. And, like I said, the fact that God was perhaps more distant and strict in the old testament doesn't mean he was more loving. You can have a distant father who loves you very much, you may just not notice it. See what I'm saying? As for arguments for God being evil (note that I don't agree with any of these, but they're examples of how you can argue that God is evil), here and here. Love and hate, good and evil, are incredibly subjective. You could say that while the consensus is that (Godwin's law!) Hitler is evil, but he may have perceived his acts as good. This also leads me to my next answer; yes, there are other religions with loving gods, since, as I just pointed out, love is very subjective. I think that you can argue that the Islamic god is loving to his people. You can argue the same for other religions, just as you can argue that the Christian God is evil. Boy 0.0 those sources were full of fallacies and gaps. I'm not disagreeing with you; I'm saying that Christianity (Judaism) is the only religion where there is a loving relationship between God and man. In the Islam religion very few people actually have a relationship with Allah and are more centered around getting to heaven. I'm sorry if I offend anyone, that is my knowledge of Islam and it is rather limited. A Muslim's relationship with Allah is supposed to be quite strong. That's why they have the Five Pillars of Islam, including the apparently difficult Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Having said that, I don't think it's a very positive relationship; quite oppressive, actually (though one could argue that for any divine authority, as Hitchens did). I bought my self a copy of the Koran, and so far I have to say that I'm not at all struggling to see where extremists get their views from. In fact, to be a peaceful, "moderate" Muslim, you have to be dodging a lot of garbage that's in that "holy" book. From what I've encountered, Muslims aren't really supposed to read the Koran. In my experience, it was similar to the corrupt Cathlic church: do as the religious leaders say and don't read the Bible. Not quite. They're not supposed to question what they read. Children are often taught from a very early age to memorise the Koran at length (in many cases, the entire text). The rules may also be relative to the particular "school" of Islam (Shia, Sufi, Sunni).
  10. Falador is very tempting - not all that far away from Edgeville (watching PKing whilst alching is always interesting) and as others above have said, it's got everything. If I was in a "sick of people" mood, I'd go to Yanille. Almost nobody passes through that place.
  11. Sykelig

    Proof Of God II: Electric Boogaloo

    Yes, but, unless you belong to the minority (which would render this debate fairly useless but which I have nothing against), you probably believe that the God from the old testament is one and the same as the God from the new testament, which means that you suggest that the God that Jewish people is the same as the God you worship but also different. That is my issue with what you're saying there. As for whether there are loving Gods in other religions, there are several problems with this. I would argue that there are, but love is not just one thing. You could argue that in the time of the old testament, God was not as close to His people as he is now, and that he had stricter laws, but that doesn't mean he is not loving. You could probably also argue that the Christian God is evil. It is extremely subjective. To be quite honest, I find it distasteful and wrong that you would suggest that Christianity is the only religion with a loving God, because it's simply true and very, very difficult to argue. I mean no offense by this, but you can't make sweeping statements like that unless you have some hard evidence (which in this case is hard to get given the very subjective nature of love) for said statement. What I was trying to say earlier is that the God of Judaism and the God of Christianity is different, despite the differences in behavior, as the God the Judaism seems less "loving." "You could probably also argue that the Christian God is evil." Howso? Also, my argument is that all religions state that humanity itself has a problem, and then they each have a different way of fixing that problem. However, I've encountered no religion that says their god/God loved the people of earth enough to save them. What other religions have a loving God? @Anthem If we know that all parts of the universe follow the laws of physics, (by observation) then why is the universe itself not considered to follow the laws of physics? This may be going in circles, but I don't understand. For example, if the law of entropy is true for all parts of the universe, does the universe not follow the law of entropy? I'm asking this because the laws of physics are not quantitative (not measured by numbers), but measured by their qualities. And, like I said, the fact that God was perhaps more distant and strict in the old testament doesn't mean he was more loving. You can have a distant father who loves you very much, you may just not notice it. See what I'm saying? As for arguments for God being evil (note that I don't agree with any of these, but they're examples of how you can argue that God is evil), here and here. Love and hate, good and evil, are incredibly subjective. You could say that while the consensus is that (Godwin's law!) Hitler is evil, but he may have perceived his acts as good. This also leads me to my next answer; yes, there are other religions with loving gods, since, as I just pointed out, love is very subjective. I think that you can argue that the Islamic god is loving to his people. You can argue the same for other religions, just as you can argue that the Christian God is evil. Boy 0.0 those sources were full of fallacies and gaps. I'm not disagreeing with you; I'm saying that Christianity (Judaism) is the only religion where there is a loving relationship between God and man. In the Islam religion very few people actually have a relationship with Allah and are more centered around getting to heaven. I'm sorry if I offend anyone, that is my knowledge of Islam and it is rather limited. A Muslim's relationship with Allah is supposed to be quite strong. That's why they have the Five Pillars of Islam, including the apparently difficult Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Having said that, I don't think it's a very positive relationship; quite oppressive, actually (though one could argue that for any divine authority, as Hitchens did). I bought my self a copy of the Koran, and so far I have to say that I'm not at all struggling to see where extremists get their views from. In fact, to be a peaceful, "moderate" Muslim, you have to be dodging a lot of garbage that's in that "holy" book.
  12. Sykelig

    Nba

    As a Lakers fan, I'm stoked about the Steve Nash trade. However my eyebrows were raised when I saw the number of draft picks that the Lakers traded away. The problem is Nash is old and Kobe whilst still fit and brilliant, is heading into his twilight years. Seeing draft picks for the next 3 seasons disappear makes me slightly fearful. Re: Ray Allen. He took less money to go to the Heat. He wants game time (he would not have been happy playing off the bench after Terry's arrival) and he wants a strong shot at the title. I don't think the Celtics could give him that next season.
  13. Sykelig

    Higgs-like particle found

    Very exciting news. Has anyone ever watched Laurence Krauss' "A Universe from Nothing" lecture? Great stuff; not stereotypically boring and not too mind-boggling. Re: the God question: Burden of proof lies in the hands of the theist/deist. Simple as that. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
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    Woodcutting Skillcape

    The location of the Master of Woodcutting as stated in this guide needs to be changed. He has moved to North of Falador and is no longer a tutor.
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    Total Play Time

    -WC will be 93 before the end of the day -.- -Edit: Yes I dislike Hunter to the extent that I couldn't be bothered to train it. I got it to about lvl 9 on the very day of release (lvl 10 via genie), and I was totally bored with it. Will be working on Farming soon.
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