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Forum: Small Stakes Shorthanded 12-02-2007, 03:36 AM
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Posted By chezlaw
Re: December Goals ThreaD...

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400k VPP miletone is only ~110,000 VPPs away at beginning of the month.

Thinking about taking a shot at it...Would be almost double the most hands I've ever played in a month

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-02-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By chezlaw
Re: What revolves around the earth?

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France is approaching 50% atheist/agnositc, as opposed to less than 10% in the U.S. Need we look any further for the root of their ignorance?


Seriously, though, I wonder if there was...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-02-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 99
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Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

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I guess I'll just wrap up by saying I don't see how you can assume they "tend" to approve of their restrictions. Again, they don't have a choice. As luckyme suggested when they DO have a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 08:07 PM
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Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

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You're right that the roots of women being oppressed by men is probably not religious. Religion is just what scares people into keeping this custom alive and make it...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

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You're right that the roots of women being oppressed by men is probably not religious. Religion is just what scares people into keeping this custom alive and make it still seem...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 214
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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So the only thing stopping you from suicide is your religon. Sucks but maybe explains why you cling to it so desperately.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:59 PM
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Views: 214
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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We assume it will be in the afterlife, where God is in direct control and man has no say anymore. But on earth, man has the free will to do what he wants within the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 53
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Personal Question: Stress and Success

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me who loves sitting at home watching cricket and listening to music etc etc.

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Does your firm have any openings?

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Sure, this is 2+2. Just add...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 99
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Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

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Also I'm suprised people think that the roots of this belief/practice are particularly religous.

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It's a chicken/egg problem. The roots of the belief go back...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 53
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Personal Question: Stress and Success

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get a grip man. If you can't enjoy college then you'll never manage to be happy - it don't get much better.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

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I've only skimmed this thread, but I agree with everything Lestat has said.

This stuff is ridiculous, and I can't believe how few the people are that realize even a faction of the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 53
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Personal Question: Stress and Success

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if this deserves to be in psych feel free to move it, but this has been more and more of an issue for me and i'd some outside opinions and those are usually good coming out of here.

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Forum: Small Stakes Shorthanded 12-01-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 38
Posted By chezlaw
Re: December Goals ThreaD...

1 SNE
2 Day off
3 bearskin hat
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

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There are a few issues here.

1) The religious law itself – she was in an unrelated man’s car.
2) The punishment for said crime – lashing.
3) Whether or not anyone should care.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By chezlaw
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But this (I thought) is Saudi Arabia. For some reason I thought they were more reformed than most. Maybe that's just because of their relation with the US.

I love the quote! I wish...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By chezlaw
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maybe of interest is the end of a letter in the Times from Dr Yaqub Zaki, Deputy director, The Mulim Institute, London.

'Regimes like the Sudanese and the Taleban have made a laughing stock of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Case in Point...

I don't see treating women badly as a religous issue but totally agree with the sentiment of your post. They're extremely uncivilised but its very tough to impose civilisation on other countries.
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 79
Posted By chezlaw
Re: The Best Poster in SMP

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You are clearly not reading enough vhawk and Metric posts.

I have made lots of posts where I was wrong, dead wrong. I don't ever recall seing vhawk or Metric be wrong, for example.
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 97
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If someone says that he's a believer because he feels the touch of god, his belief is not logically falsifiable. So, you know, stop trying to falsify it....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 97
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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Its not about falsifiability, if the believer recognises its a feely type of thing rather than a rational belief then bully for them but they cannot be taken seriously if they...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 78
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Is Neo-Atheism The Way to Go? [Poll]

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Mockery is a tactic. Ya'll are treating it as a principle.

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No, we're treasting it as a tactic.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 97
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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If someone says that he's a believer because he feels the touch of god, his belief is not logically falsifiable. So, you know, stop trying to falsify it. More importantly,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 78
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Is Neo-Atheism The Way to Go? [Poll]

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People are free to believe whatever they want. But when you tell me of your belief that the mothership will be here soon to pick you up, I reserve the right to laugh and tell...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 78
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Is Neo-Atheism The Way to Go? [Poll]

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Perhaps you're unintentionally making a case for the good mocking does. It seems to have worked over there. You guys are more secular than we are here in the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 78
Posted By chezlaw
Re: Is Neo-Atheism The Way to Go? [Poll]

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Its not a matter of his views.... What matters is the force (or not) of his arguments.

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