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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#142741 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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That could have been the Taken series.
It had Dakota Fanning.
Scify channel has several pretty good mini series.
The Lost Room
Tinman
Alice
I wonder how many hours I've spent staring at a TV screen.
yh, yh, it looks like that one, i'll try to watch and make sure.

I don't think i have that channel!

lol me too, but i got good excuse, in england it's always raining and i get under the weather so i watch tv to cheer me up, lol. Friends is the best!!

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#142742 Dec 9, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. lol. I'm late.
Repetition sometimes achieves results.

With Eagle though, it's a long shot.

Since: Sep 11

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#142743 Dec 9, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That depends on which definition of skeptic...
In this sense, I am a skeptic:
"a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual. "
In this sense, I am not:
"a person who doubts the truth of a religion, especially Christianity, or of important elements of it. "
Ain't it funny that dictionary.com singles out Christianity in it's definition of skeptic...
Perhaps a skeptic wrote that defintion lol
That's probably because christianity is such an influential religion, and many atheists became atheists by breaking away from christianity.

I still don't think you are a skeptic. Maybe you can call yourself a skeptic regarding everything except your religion. In that case, I would probably agree.

Also, I believe that is it implied that someone calling themselves a skeptic is willing to accept claims that are backed by sufficient evidence - there is no value in plugging your ears to everything.

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#142744 Dec 9, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
Faith in Science.
Alan Sokal, a physics professor at New York University. In 1996, Sokal submitted an article to Social Text, an academic journal of postmodern cultural studies.
The article "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", published in the Social Text Spring/Summer 1996 "Science Wars" issue, proposed that quantum gravity is a social and linguistic construct.
Sokal wrote "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", an article proposing that quantum gravity has progressive political implications, and that the "morphogenetic field" (characterized by Sokal as "a bizarre New Age concept due to Rupert Sheldrake"[2]) could be a cutting-edge theory of quantum gravity.
He concluded that, since "physical reality" is, at bottom, a social and linguistic construct, a "liberatory science" and an "emancipatory mathematics", spurning "the elite caste canon of 'high science'", must be established for a "postmodern science [that] provide[s] powerful intellectual support for the progressive political project".
The above material came from Wiki:
Like many other scientists, I was amused by news of the prank played by the NYU mathematical physicist Alan Sokal. Late in 1994 he submitted a sham article to the cultural studies journal Social Text, in which he reviewed some current topics in physics and mathematics, and with tongue in cheek drew various cultural, philosophical and political morals that he felt would appeal to fashionable academic commentators on science who question the claims of science to objectivity.
The editors of Social Text did not detect that Sokal's article was a hoax, and they published it in the journal's Spring/Summer 1996 issue.1 The hoax was revealed by Sokal in an article for another journal, Lingua Franca;2 he explained that his Social Text article had been "liberally salted with nonsense," and in his opinion was accepted only because "(a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."
Newspapers and newsmagazines throughout the U.S. and Britain carried the story. Sokal's hoax may join the small company of legendary academic hoaxes, along with the pseudo-fossils of Piltdown man planted by Charles Dawson and the pseudo-Celtic epic Ossian written by James Macpherson.
The difference is that Sokal's hoax served a public purpose, to attract attention to what Sokal saw as a decline of standards of rigor in the academic community, and for that reason it was unmasked immediately by the author himself.
http://www.physics.nyu.edu/sokal/weinberg.htm...
Eagle 12
How many other hoaxes have been printed in Scientific Journals and publications that have gone unclaimed? Alan Sokal proved that the Scientific community can be hoaxed. And that’s not saying much for the general population.
How about this one? The Emperors New Clothes, by Hans Christian Anderson.
Eagle, stop being so damn smart. You're unraveling the atheist agenda right before our eyes!

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142745 Dec 9, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Repetition sometimes achieves results.
With Eagle though, it's a long shot.
Juan was traveling down a Los Angeles road near the community legal center when he saw a crowd of people gathering outside a lawyers office trailer.

It was a cold afternoon, so he stopped and asked fellow Muchacho why such a large crowd of men was gathered there.

The Muchacho replied,“Pablo’s donkey kicked his lawyer and he died.”

“Well,” replied the Juan,“he must have had a lot of friends.”

“Nope,” said the Muchacho.“We all just want to buy Pedro’s donkey.”

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#142746 Dec 9, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Juan was traveling down a Los Angeles road near the community legal center when he saw a crowd of people gathering outside a lawyers office trailer.
Dude.

You're not trying very hard.

You should have written, "...a lawyer's office trailer," not a lawyers office trailer.

There is a difference between the possessive and the plural.

Geeez.

See, Tim? What did I tell you?

The poor shlub is hopeless.

Since: Sep 11

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#142747 Dec 9, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Dude.
You're not trying very hard.
You should have written, "...a lawyer's office trailer," not a lawyers office trailer.
There is a difference between the possessive and the plural.
Geeez.
See, Tim? What did I tell you?
The poor shlub is hopeless.
He makes for excellent entertainment, so I can forgive his shortcomings.

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#142748 Dec 9, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>He makes for excellent entertainment, so I can forgive his shortcomings.
Eagle is Middle America at its lowest rung.

He is proud of his ignorance.

And doesn't even realize it.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142749 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Farscape has aliens. It's one of the best.
My favorite franchises are Farscape, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Dune, and Fringe.
Firefly is the highest quality science fiction series out there, as far as I'm concerned.
You forgot Babylon-5, you heretic.

Apart from the epic miscasting of Bruce Boxleitner, who frankly doesn't have much in the way of acting chops...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142750 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I like it very much. It's one of my favorite science fiction franchises.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert 's_Dune
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert%27...
Oh, dear.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142751 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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That could have been the Taken series.
It had Dakota Fanning.
Scify channel has several pretty good mini series.
The Lost Room
Tinman
Alice
I wonder how many hours I've spent staring at a TV screen.
Now, "Tinman" we agree on.

And Zooey Deschanel's even hotter than her big sister.

Since: Jan 11

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#142752 Dec 9, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot Babylon-5, you heretic.
Apart from the epic miscasting of Bruce Boxleitner, who frankly doesn't have much in the way of acting chops...
I haven't seen it all yet.

It's hard to pick favorites sometimes.

I forgot the Outer Limits too.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142753 Dec 9, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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yh, yh, it looks like that one, i'll try to watch and make sure.
I don't think i have that channel!
lol me too, but i got good excuse, in england it's always raining and i get under the weather so i watch tv to cheer me up, lol. Friends is the best!!
I'm from the West of Ireland.

Don't talk to me about weather...

Since: Jan 11

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#142754 Dec 9, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Now, "Tinman" we agree on.
And Zooey Deschanel's even hotter than her big sister.
Her eyes....her smile....oh I'm in trouble.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142755 Dec 9, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>That's probably because christianity is such an influential religion, and many atheists became atheists by breaking away from christianity.
I still don't think you are a skeptic. Maybe you can call yourself a skeptic regarding everything except your religion. In that case, I would probably agree.
Also, I believe that is it implied that someone calling themselves a skeptic is willing to accept claims that are backed by sufficient evidence - there is no value in plugging your ears to everything.
Worth reposting, IMHO:

Produce definitive evidence for a deity, and I will of course believe in it.

If it's the Abrahamic one, I'm immediately joining the Resistance.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142756 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Her eyes....her smile....oh I'm in trouble.
Hehehe.
_BobLoblah_

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#142757 Dec 9, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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500cc is gokart size. lol
Lucky to hit 20 mph on a long straightway.
11Dec12.....

.....500cc will give you 140KM on a atraight highway.

Ps:.....550ccKZ Kawasaki will give you 160KM.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
_BobLoblah_

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#142758 Dec 9, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>LOL.... apparently all people with blue eyes are related ***More than meets the blue eye: You may all be related - USATODAY ...
usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-02-0...
5 Feb 2008 – Researchers in Denmark have found that every person with blue eyes descends from ... More than meets the blue eye: You may all be related ***
But, they keep changing their minds about many things, as we know, but one thing we do know for sure ~ they have never traced a human back to an ape LOL!!
11Dec12.....

.....and you won't find a 'blue-Eyed' Arab.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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#142759 Dec 10, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Worth reposting, IMHO:
Produce definitive evidence for a deity, and I will of course believe in it.
If it's the Abrahamic one, I'm immediately joining the Resistance.
Yep. A lot of people assume that atheism means "against god," when for most people I think it just means a simple lack of belief. I believe that most atheists would, if presented with evidence for god, adjust their beliefs appropriately. Some might even welcome evidence for eternal paradise. Imagine that!

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#142760 Dec 10, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Eagle is Middle America at its lowest rung.
He is proud of his ignorance.
And doesn't even realize it.
I'm sensing one of two things - a "joke" or a speech about the emperor's new clothes.

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