Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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Since: May 09

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#159386 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Find me one material thing that does not follow some sort of organization.
The articulation of your confused musings and thoughts, that you have somehow typed on a keyboard, which end up displayed on my computer monitor.

AHA!
Dave Nelson wrote:
One that does not obey a greater force directing it and causing it to combine or repel or stay separate.
See above.
Dave Nelson wrote:
Find me one self actuating particle, or one that can move because "it wants" to.
No, Dave.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#159387 Mar 10, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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No you do ......but wont admit it, this comes from the works in old testament. It is a part of your belief system. Now go read about the Davis temple mount and Moses on the mountain. Care to reiterate?
No, I don't. Christians don't believe in an invisible sky wizard. That's an atheist thing.

Y'all just can't seem to fathom God in any other way than a magical human being...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#159388 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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No, atheists believe in magical poofs that organize into form. A little smoke, and there we is.
They back engineered the smoke and figured how it formed. Hell, they can still see the smoke out there. Very scientific, eh?
Maybe they've smoked too many magical poofs and it's f_cked with their minds.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#159389 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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So it can decide to decay if it wants to? Nothing makes it decay? It just does?
No 'decision' is made. Yes, the timing of a radioactive decay is porbabilistic. There is nothing that distinguishes a nucleus that is about to decay from any other nucleus of the same sort.
Radioactive nuclei are smart. Gee. Maybe even smarter than Topix atheist science experts.
Lovely scientific approach, mac. Oh! It just happens!!!
Yes, it is a probabilistic event that happens according to the laws of quantum mechanic, which are a-causal. No 'decisions' are made, so no intelligence is implied. But radioactive decays are NOT determined. There is nothing that happens 'just before' a decay that is any different than at any other time. In that sense, they are uncaused.

Sorry if reality doesn't correspond with your intuitions.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#159390 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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So radioactive nuclei move because they decide to?
No 'decision' is made.

But their decay is uncaused.
Guess they have more brains than we thought.
Brains are a bit larger than atomic nuclei.
So, they would be the activators of life? The thingies that started assembling life?
No. Life is a chemical process.As you like to point out, it is mediated mostly by the E&M force (subject to quantum effects, though). Nuclear decay is mediated by either the strong or weak nuclear forces (depending on the type of decay)
What created them?
Non-sequitur.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#159391 Mar 10, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No 'decision' is made. Yes, the timing of a radioactive decay is porbabilistic. There is nothing that distinguishes a nucleus that is about to decay from any other nucleus of the same sort.
<quoted text>
Yes, it is a probabilistic event that happens according to the laws of quantum mechanic, which are a-causal. No 'decisions' are made, so no intelligence is implied. But radioactive decays are NOT determined. There is nothing that happens 'just before' a decay that is any different than at any other time. In that sense, they are uncaused.
Sorry if reality doesn't correspond with your intuitions.
That explained it better'n I did.

Thanks.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#159392 Mar 10, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No 'decision' is made. Yes, the timing of a radioactive decay is porbabilistic. There is nothing that distinguishes a nucleus that is about to decay from any other nucleus of the same sort.
<quoted text>
Yes, it is a probabilistic event that happens according to the laws of quantum mechanic, which are a-causal. No 'decisions' are made, so no intelligence is implied. But radioactive decays are NOT determined. There is nothing that happens 'just before' a decay that is any different than at any other time. In that sense, they are uncaused.
Sorry if reality doesn't correspond with your intuitions.
I don't think you can comprehend how idiotic and space cadetish that sounds.

Probabilistic? That means it can happen or not, or will eventually happen?

Poof!! Things just happen. That takes an extraordinary belief beyond what is considered, or was considered, scientific and objective thought.

The numbers ate your brain.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#159393 Mar 10, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No 'decision' is made.
But their decay is uncaused.
<quoted text>
Brains are a bit larger than atomic nuclei.
<quoted text>
No. Life is a chemical process.As you like to point out, it is mediated mostly by the E&M force (subject to quantum effects, though). Nuclear decay is mediated by either the strong or weak nuclear forces (depending on the type of decay)
<quoted text>
Non-sequitur.
Decay does have a cause I think, but it
"the cause" is in itself is probabilistic. Or more correctly stated that it is "influenced" by a probabilistic cause . Do you know what I'm talking about?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#159394 Mar 10, 2013
A word about "intuition".

As organisms that grew from the process, there is s certain innate "intuition" to all of us.

That intuition is what has us allowed to survive, and even develop science for all of these years. It has been active for a lot longer than the last several decades of men who had an intuition, turned it into a theory, which then became worshiped, primarily through books, and is now preached as the truth. Poof!!! Here we are!!! Believe in our magical numbers.

Sound familiar?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#159395 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I don't think you can comprehend how idiotic and space cadetish that sounds.
Probabilistic? That means it can happen or not, or will eventually happen?
Poof!! Things just happen. That takes an extraordinary belief beyond what is considered, or was considered, scientific and objective thought.
The numbers ate your brain.
Yes.

You just don't get ANY of the quantum thing, do you?
Anon

Cleveland, OH

#159396 Mar 10, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Christians don't believe in invisible wizards. That's an atheist thing.
This coming from the man who stated god touched his head.
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#159397 Mar 10, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, I don't. Christians don't believe in an invisible sky wizard. That's an atheist thing.
Y'all just can't seem to fathom God in any other way than a magical human being...
Hummm....lets see here.

1.) It exists, or so they say, but it can't be seen..........equals...INVISAB LE

2.) It supposedly created mankind in HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS....equals----A HUMAN BEING

3.) It created man, supposedly, by scooping up some dirt and blew on it, out popped a fully formed human......equals.....MAGIC.

4.) He supposedly dwells in heaven, heaven is ALWAYS denoted as UP, up equals......THE SKY.

5.) Can't see it (even though it exists and is active in your everyday life, so they say) performs magic like a wizard, dwells in heaven, always looking skyward hence.....AN INVISIBLE SKY WIZARD WHO LOOKS LIKE A MAN. Now twist and turn, but this is how your God thing is described by Christians.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#159398 Mar 10, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
You just don't get ANY of the quantum thing, do you?
I probably use a version of it in my own thinking, but it is based upon geometry, and not block long formulas.

Now, Mr Devoted Worshiper of mystical science, let me tell you an utter truth. This is in the realm of reality.

This is a fact. Belief in anything else is belief in magic.

Those probabilities and nuclear wild hairs are the result of a wrong theory. You can't make up fantasy particles and use lady luck as props for a real theory. That simple. You missed something along the way. In the case of quantum physics it is likely the theory was based upon a model that was assembled incorrectly.

But instead of doing real science, these theorists keep putting bandaids on a bleeding horse.

Oh, and the science corrects itself routine. It only will if you let it.

Go back and worship your bandaged idol, sorry, meant model.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#159399 Mar 10, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Hummm....lets see here.
1.) It exists, or so they say, but it can't be seen..........equals...INVISAB LE
2.) It supposedly created mankind in HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS....equals----A HUMAN BEING
3.) It created man, supposedly, by scooping up some dirt and blew on it, out popped a fully formed human......equals.....MAGIC.
4.) He supposedly dwells in heaven, heaven is ALWAYS denoted as UP, up equals......THE SKY.
5.) Can't see it (even though it exists and is active in your everyday life, so they say) performs magic like a wizard, dwells in heaven, always looking skyward hence.....AN INVISIBLE SKY WIZARD WHO LOOKS LIKE A MAN. Now twist and turn, but this is how your God thing is described by Christians.
If you were a hemorrhoid, which you may be, would you see your creator or host?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#159401 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I probably use a version of it in my own thinking, but it is based upon geometry, and not block long formulas.
Now, Mr Devoted Worshiper of mystical science, let me tell you an utter truth. This is in the realm of reality.
This is a fact. Belief in anything else is belief in magic.
Those probabilities and nuclear wild hairs are the result of a wrong theory. You can't make up fantasy particles and use lady luck as props for a real theory. That simple. You missed something along the way. In the case of quantum physics it is likely the theory was based upon a model that was assembled incorrectly.
But instead of doing real science, these theorists keep putting bandaids on a bleeding horse.
Oh, and the science corrects itself routine. It only will if you let it.
Go back and worship your bandaged idol, sorry, meant model.
Ah, we need to chuck all of modern physics, and follow you.

Gottit.

Wait, that sounds vaguely familiar...

Never mind.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#159402 Mar 10, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Hummm....lets see here.
1.) It exists, or so they say, but it can't be seen..........equals...INVISAB LE
2.) It supposedly created mankind in HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS....equals----A HUMAN BEING
3.) It created man, supposedly, by scooping up some dirt and blew on it, out popped a fully formed human......equals.....MAGIC.
4.) He supposedly dwells in heaven, heaven is ALWAYS denoted as UP, up equals......THE SKY.
5.) Can't see it (even though it exists and is active in your everyday life, so they say) performs magic like a wizard, dwells in heaven, always looking skyward hence.....AN INVISIBLE SKY WIZARD WHO LOOKS LIKE A MAN. Now twist and turn, but this is how your God thing is described by Christians.
BTW, Buckethead do blues.



Jazz and other stuff, too. Even a trumpet is included in some of those.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#159403 Mar 10, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, we need to chuck all of modern physics, and follow you.
Gottit.
Wait, that sounds vaguely familiar...
Never mind.
No need to follow me. Just quit following others blindly because of what you read in a book. They can make misinterpretations and mistakes, too.

But that would leave you all alone.

Don't forget the donation box on your way out.
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#159404 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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If you were a hemorrhoid, which you may be, would you see your creator or host?
Invalid point, but do keep trying!!!!
Jimmy

Hove, UK

#159405 Mar 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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No need to follow me. Just quit following others blindly because of what you read in a book. They can make misinterpretations and mistakes, too.
But that would leave you all alone.
Don't forget the donation box on your way out.
Are you selling scientology?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#159406 Mar 10, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Decay does have a cause I think, but it
"the cause" is in itself is probabilistic. Or more correctly stated that it is "influenced" by a probabilistic cause . Do you know what I'm talking about?
Let me be more specific. The composition (and energy level) determines whether the nucleus is stable or not. In that sense, the stability or instability is cased. If it is unstable, the timing of the decay is completely probabilistic. There is no difference between a nucleus that is about to decay and one that is not. In that sense, there is no cause to the decay.

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