Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24182 comments on the Psychology Today story from Apr 25, 2012, titled Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038. In it, Psychology Today reports that:

My blog posts on religion have attracted a lot of controversy. Religious people are annoyed by my claim that belief in God will go the way of horse transportation, and for much the same reason, specifically an improved standard of living.

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insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12329 Feb 5, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>No.. you don't. You equated "faith" in evidence based science with "religous faith". They are two very different things.
Reread my post. You lost something in the translation.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12330 Feb 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Nobody tried to cover it up.
Piltdown Man was exposed as a fraud by scientists.
Did I say that? I said, had the hoax not been exposed via newspaper articles, the public would not have known about it.

“Think&Care”

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#12331 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Christians have been trying to save the world for Jesus for 2,000 years and they haven't succeeded yet. What are you afraid of?
I am afraid of the fact that every time the Christians get into power, they decide that those who disagree with them deserve to die.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12332 Feb 5, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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The way this person thinks, even if they ever did come up with a test for design, they have lost any argument for intelligence.
There are getting close (field theories) but so far, no cigar.

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#12333 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Did I say that? I said, had the hoax not been exposed via newspaper articles, the public would not have known about it.
And if the hoax had not been discovered by scientists and told to the journalists, then the papers would never have known about it.

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#12334 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Opinions do not facts make.
Which is *exactly* why mysticism is not factual.

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#12335 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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To believe that the universe just happened for no particular reason takes faith.
On the contrary, to assume that the typical ideas of causality are applicable to the universe as a whole flies in the face of rationality.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12336 Feb 5, 2013
What.
insidesecrets wrote:
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Say what?
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12337 Feb 5, 2013
The piltdown fake was made by a christian. The scientific method debunked it.
insidesecrets wrote:
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Did I say that? I said, had the hoax not been exposed via newspaper articles, the public would not have known about it.

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#12338 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Personal biases do not truths make.
Exactly. Tested, repeatable results make truth.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12339 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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To believe that the universe just happened for no particular reason takes faith.
But I don't say that, so you are now attempting a strawman fallacy.

I don't know how the universe started or even if it "started".

Neither do you.

You claim goddidit. Which scientifically doesn't provide any testable predictive capability what-so-ever and is therefore a totally worthless claim made on faith.

I claim that there is at least some evidence for a number of different working hypotheses and am now awaiting predictive testing methods to help us move forward in our understanding.

You then lie to everybody about science you so clearly do not understand.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12340 Feb 5, 2013
Straw man.
insidesecrets wrote:
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To believe that the universe just happened for no particular reason takes faith.

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#12341 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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The theories of science are trips into the imagination,
Which are limited by the requirement that hypotheses be testable with repeatable results. Imagination is required for the initial hypothesis, but does not and cannot justify belief. Only testing and repeatablity do that.

Religion, on the other hand, has no such limitations, so it flies wildly after any imaginings it pleases.

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#12342 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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I say it is.
Then provide *evidence* that distinguishes between intelligent design and the simple application of the laws of physics and chemistry.

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#12343 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Christians have been trying to save the world for Jesus for 2,000 years and they haven't succeeded yet. What are you afraid of?
Wasn't he supposed to return during the life of his apostles??

My fears?

Spiders... but only the one I see above my head because they are more difficult to stomp!

Young children whose heads are about crotch height

and, as I have gotten older, heights as I tend to get vertigo now that I didn't have in my youth.

I'm not deathly afraid of any of them though.

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#12344 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Reread my post. You lost something in the translation.
Doubtful, but I'll check...

Nope, reads the same.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12345 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Which are limited by the requirement that hypotheses be testable with repeatable results. Imagination is required for the initial hypothesis, but does not and cannot justify belief. Only testing and repeatablity do that.
Religion, on the other hand, has no such limitations, so it flies wildly after any imaginings it pleases.
And how has the so called wild imaginings of the religious hurt science, or you for that matter?

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#12346 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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There are getting close (field theories) but so far, no cigar.
maybe in 2000 yrs they'll be as close as christians are to finding evidence for a god

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#12347 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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And how has the so called wild imaginings of the religious hurt science, or you for that matter?
BY TRYING TO REQUIRE THE TEACHING OF THAT WILD IMAGININGS CRAP TO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENS AS SCIENCE!!
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12348 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Then provide *evidence* that distinguishes between intelligent design and the simple application of the laws of physics and chemistry.
As mentioned earlier, the DNA strand. What specifically tells enzymes to do what they do?

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