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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 10:49 PM
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Posted By luckyme
Re: Case in Point...

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Come on, you know those aren't apt analogies. The abused wife doesn't think it's good that she and other wives are beaten, even if she does stick around in spite of it, and she certainly...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 284
Posted By luckyme
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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If you want to make valid points against the Pope's encycical you have show that the Pope was wrong when he made the statement "The atheism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is --...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 106
Posted By luckyme
Re: Case in Point...

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I've heard a few testimonials from westerners that lived in Saudi Arabia (or some comparably religious Muslim society) who, on the subject of Islamic treatment of women, insist that the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 21
Posted By luckyme
Re: \"Atheism for kids\"

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I love how most atheists are fine with their kids being exposed to Christianity, and have no trouble with the Chronicles of Narnia, but most Christian parents are terrified...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 56
Posted By luckyme
Re: What revolves around the earth?

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Yeah, that makes sense.

Also, from here (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/30/science/30profile.html?_r=1&ex=1184990400&en=2fb126c3132f89ae&ei=5070&oref=slogin):

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Dr. Miller's...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 56
Posted By luckyme
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 12-01-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 284
Posted By luckyme
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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People simply "become" atheists when, for whatever reason, they no longer believe that any gods exist.

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hmmmmm... I've always thought we were born atheists. ...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 56
Posted By luckyme
Re: What revolves around the earth?

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I will once again point out that Leno's Jay Walking bit would not be funny if the majority of the audience didn't know the correct answers.

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Even using as a given that...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 284
Posted By luckyme
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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And if folk want to base their opinion of a 76 page text from an AP news article I have no problem with that. If you (and he) are basing your opinions on prior information that is fine....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 26
Posted By luckyme
Re: Maximum understanding

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Seeing how the truth often gets mudded by different peoples interpretation, What is the best way to keep the truth alive?
Also, what is the major cause of misunderstandings?

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 56
Posted By luckyme
Re: What revolves around the earth?

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ZOMG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0CjrNgK0zw

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I wouldn't expect much difference in the USA, from what I've seen on Leno's Jaywalk with college students/grads and...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 284
Posted By luckyme
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.

chez

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From a long list of theist poster...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 284
Posted By luckyme
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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I dont see much to discuss here, the pope is an idiot.

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Pretty harsh. I can only imagine what you would call people who opine after reading an 8 paragraph news...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 106
Posted By luckyme
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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Likely the root cause has something to do with which sex had to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 106
Posted By luckyme
Re: Case in Point...

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Hence the word "opinion".

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So we agree. A moderate follower of any cult can't judge the morals of someone from another cult when the claim for the morality for each of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 93
Posted By luckyme
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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How can the brain in such a state, produce such a powerful experience?

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You have evidence of WHEN the experience occurs? Ok, let's hear it.

luckyme
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 106
Posted By luckyme
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Right. But, if one is knowledgeable of Islam, one can give an opinion whether or not this is a correct interpretation of the Koran.

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And if it is ... then it's moral,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 106
Posted By luckyme
Re: Case in Point...

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Also, to have an opinion on how another Religion should interpret its text is beyond my knowledge. So, really Id rather not give an opinion on Islam...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 106
Posted By luckyme
Re: Case in Point...

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Also, to have an opinion on how another Religion should interpret its text is beyond my knowledge. So, really Id rather not give an opinion on Islam tradition/laws.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 93
Posted By luckyme
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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How can the brain in such a state, produce such a powerful experience?

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You have evidence of WHEN the experience occurs? Ok, let's hear it.

luckyme
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 93
Posted By luckyme
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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but my point is we have no idea how the brain if at all can create consciousness,

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If you insist on "no idea" and "if at all" then you are ignoring what they knew...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 137
Posted By luckyme
Re: Just A Reminder About Religious People

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edit: "the standard model of the world" is a phrase i just made up meaning: the model of the world where one reality exists, time and space exist, and consciousness is either separate...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 93
Posted By luckyme
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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We know nothing about consciousness ..

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Nothing's not as large as it used to be ( or WE is smaller).

It's worthwhile reading a couple books, articles, or googling...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18
Posted By luckyme
Re: Israeli Says Elusive Biblical Wall Found

I've been reading a lot of Conan Doyle lately, so I can't wait until they dig up Charing Cross station.

luckyme
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 93
Posted By luckyme
Re: Can you believe in certain things without being religious?

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The scientist's conducting this research are skeptical, but want to seek the truth about reality without letting any presuppositions affect their judgement.

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yep,...
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