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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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137757 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Why is it ok for you and not me?
You presuppose that prayer doesn't work & go from there...
No, I have actually seen the reports, the complete ones, not the cherry picked ones. It has never demonstrated any amount of success beyond that of chance. You're just as well off tossing the dice or wishing.

Perfect example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_Prayer_f...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42705038/ns/weath...

Guess when it did finally rain, during the atheist convention, long after the prayers. I like this example because if prayer works, then your god clearly prefers the company of atheists.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137758 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You love hearing about crabs?
Dude...
Correction - I love hearing about eagle's crabs.
Serah

Wynn Vale, Australia

#137759 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Going with your statement,{It didn't fuse gradually. It fused in one go. After that, it was organized gradually}.
Where is the gradual and slow change?
This Chromosome #2 fusing is telling me there was no gradual change.
But one very big major change.
This defies what evolution has been teaching.
So when did this fusing take place?
A few seconds after the big bang LOL

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137760 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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You have a crush on Dave, too???
Oh, no, competition!
Dave is mine!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137761 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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We don't know all the facts Hiding.
Here we have a established scientist that has advanced to the top.
Leading a team of other scientist.
He worked for NASA 15 years. This wasnÂ’t a probationary employee.
Funny, you admit here that you don't know all the facts, yet you continually state things about the case as if they are facts. More importantly, you assert his story is fact and not just a grudge for being fired, slackers make all sorts of excuses when we fire them, it's not uncommon.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#137762 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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And would preaching to your coworkers about the awesomeness of evolution vs. the stupidness if religion be an equal indicator of objective thinking?
When you work in a scientific field, you have to talk about science anyway, that's just part of the job.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#137763 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Dave is mine!
Dave is yours. Dave is so yours.

Damn! Jedi mind trick again!

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#137764 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Dave is mine!
OK, here's a tough one for you: Dave or Eagle?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#137766 Nov 14, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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How do you tell the sex of a chromosome?
Pull down its genes.
hahahaha!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137767 Nov 14, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>A few seconds after the big bang LOL
Another, highly qualified, genius! Thank god we have these highly educated, god fearing, people to keep us straight! Otherwise, we might fall for the bs that scientists are pushing.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#137768 Nov 14, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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OK, here's a tough one for you: Dave or Eagle?
Can we use duct tape?

If so, then Eagle, no contest.

If not, then Eagle, no contest.

But it's better with duct tape (apologies to Eagle).

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#137769 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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But I freely decided to respond to your post.
And I'm freely ending it.
Look at that! Free will!
There never was a free will!

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#137770 Nov 14, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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When you work in a scientific field, you have to talk about science anyway, that's just part of the job.
"So, how does that zyglomatic arch look to you?"

"Robost. It's clearly an archaic trait."

"Bob, you believe in evolution, right?"

"Yeah, Hiding. What?"

"I just want to introduce you to the mysteries of evolution."

"Hiding, we're looking at a 210 thousand year old cheekbone and trying to place it into a species category! Of course I believe in evolution!"

"No, Bob, it means much more to me then that. Will you pray with me to Darwin, Bob?"

"Hiding! What the hell has gotten into you? Can we complete our analysis on this skull first? Oh, don't look at me like that!"

"Bob..."

"Oh, for Darwin's sake! Ok, ok, we'll pray to Him."

"Great!"

"But we're not doing the 1931 New Synthesis Charter three paragraph four, amendment 16 prayer. I'm not into that sect."

<Hiding picks up a femur to look at it>

"What? Why not? That's what we did last time."

"Well, last time I felt that way. But now I'm born again and think that the 1972 Punctuated Equilibrium prayer is more fitting for this work."

<Hiding lowers femur a bit>

"Oh, and which version?"

"From the Synod meeting 1984, September 5th..."

<Hiding lowers femur to the table>

"...4th hour annotation and vote."

<Hiding slams femur into Bob's temple> Whack!

"Die, heretic!!!"

<sinks to her knees, cradling Bob's bleeding head>

"Oh, Bob, why??? You should have said 5th hour!"

<Department chair walks in>

"Hiding! Another one? Darwin damnit! We're going to have to review your position here if you keep spreading that religion of yours!"

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#137771 Nov 14, 2012
Adventures is evolution!
Ban Stalkers

Franklin Park, IL

#137772 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Can we use duct tape?
If so, then Eagle, no contest.
If not, then Eagle, no contest.
But it's better with duct tape (apologies to Eagle).
THIS IS THE DEAL FOLKS, THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO LIVES AND ARE LOSERS. SO, THEY TRY TO GET INTO PEOPLE'S LIVES SO THEY CAN ATTACH THEMSELVES TO A LIFE. YES, LEACHES, BLOOD SUCKING FOR LIFE.

There are some new laws, which are not espoused in the video. Between July 2011 and Dec. 2011, a poster named Native, on the Christian forums, who had actually stopped posting for about a year, was notified in July 2011, that a photo of her recently deceased mom was posted as a posters avatar. She was shocked to see that it was sitting there, not removed by right there. She had been grieving for less than 8 months. It took her two weeks to get it taken down.

These were down by a group of about 10 gay atheists.

Here are their names, in order of involvement and tolerating the attack.

1. Jaybird1956
2. Rnl2008
3. MrsMurphy
4. IamServant
5. Nettiebelle
6. Troth Leogoere
7. Seenisawesome
8. Tickedoffchic
8. resident
9. 15th Dalai Lama
10. Loveismygoal
11. Seriously
12. MrsWhitewater
13. RoseNoHo

A lot of you know them, because you applaud them and do the same thing to yellodog aka pattiecake

You are:

1. Happy Lesbo
2. boooots
3. Hidingfromyou
4. Catcher
5. RoseNoHo
6. Kaitlin the wolf witch
7. Peace-Love-Happiness
8. Lacez
9. synper
10. fake (yellodog3 aka Happy Lesbo
11. passing through
12. ratherbeinmissouri

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/topix-innoce ...
By EAMON MCNIFF
March 21, 2012

In Blairsville, Ga., as in most American towns, gossip is dished out with the daily special at the local diner. But now there's a new forum called Topix that spreads gossip as fast as the Internet connection allows. And unlike the diner, where you know the person you're talking to, Topix uses only screen names.

The combination of small-town familiarity -- everyone knows each other -- anonymity and instant dissemination compounds the impact when gossip is aimed at a neighbor or small business. Words on a web page -- permanent, searchable and bearing the authority of the (digitally) printed word -- are different from hearsay that can be forgotten or laughed off. They can ruin someone's life.

Watch the whole story on the full episode of "20/20"

Ask Gene Cooley. Cooley grew up in and around Blairsville. In 2008 he was living in town, a divorced father of two young boys who was holding down a job as a hair stylist.

He had been given a second chance at love. He was engaged to Paulette Harper, who, together with her daughter, was getting ready to start a new life with Cooley.

"She was a wonderful girl," Cooley said in an interview with "20/20" Anchor Chris Cuomo. "She had a beautiful heart, a beautiful soul."
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Yet before their new life could begin, Harper's ex took it all away.

"Apparently she was taking a nap," Cooley said. "Somehow he got in, startled her, and must have pushed her down and then shot her. He waited around for a little while, and then finally committed suicide."

Cooley's world was shattered, he said. All that was left was to bring Harper's body to Florida, where her family lived.

THIS IS NOT A GAME, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO TREAT IT LIKE ONE.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#137773 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Going with your statement,{It didn't fuse gradually. It fused in one go. After that, it was organized gradually}.
Where is the gradual and slow change?
This Chromosome #2 fusing is telling me there was no gradual change.
But one very big major change.
This defies what evolution has been teaching.
So when did this fusing take place?
Oh, sorry, missed the date. It had to happen after the Pan/hominin split, so after 6.3 million years ago.

That's about the best I can tell you since I'm not up to date on that. It wouldn't really matter when it happened, but it could only happen after that time. I would guess later, to be honest, probably just before Lucy. Although, it may have happened after her, too.

Without genes taken from ancient bones, it's impossible to say. Well, that's not really true. We could probably test the mutation rate on the centromeres and come up with a guess, but as far as I know, that hasn't been done.

I just checked and it looks as if the Devinsonian DNA has the fused chromosome as we do, so that puts it at least about 2 million years old (b/c H. erectus left Africa roughly 2 million years ago and evolved into Devinsonian hominins around 400 000 - 800 000 years ago).

Here's one of the original papers on it, so you can see why scientists have decided that this hypothesis is confirmed (but it gives no dates):

http://www.pnas.org/content/88/20/9051.full.p...

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#137774 Nov 14, 2012
Holyfuckingshit!

LOL

Poor Bob.
Ban Stalkers

Franklin Park, IL

#137775 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Should I start with the alphabet song and just work my way up?
Just so you know, you are in one of the sexiest cities in the world, and it is 11:47 pm and you can't even find a rat that's finds you attractive. A brain and boob implant might help ya. Silicone for both.

Are you sure that your dad did not want a boy, so he tied your chest with duct tape and kept your breast 12 year old size? Wait, perhaps another reason.

~~~SMILE~~~
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#137776 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I hear what you're saying but I disagree.
God knows what we're all gonna do but that doesn't mean it's preordained. WE don't know.
Also, God allows us to make our own decisions in life, otherwise there's be no atheists.
We can all act on our own discretion. THAT is free will.
No, of course YOU don't know, but God does. God see's that tomorrow you're going to take a different route to work, can you now, take one that is different? A week from now God knows that you will hit a scratch ticket for $2,000 dollars, is it at all possible for you to NOT buy that ticket? If what you say about Gd being all knowing, all seeing, then your path through life is set, God knows exactly what path you will take, you have no other choice but to follow that path. You think you are making decisions but it's an illusion, those decisions you're gong to make 5 min. from now are preordained. You have no free will!!!!!
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#137777 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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I've tried to explain it to him in very, very simple terms. He either is incapable of learning or doesn't want to.
For example, he reposts stuff about "living fossils" every now and again. As in "why are horseshoe crabs still around???" Then I explain to him how the "species concept" works and how he's not invoking it at all.
Then he screams and cries out "why don't chimpanzees drive???" And I explain the concept of "niche" and "adaptive peak" but...but...I might as well be teaching a crocodile to sing.
He's one of this so indoctrinated in his religious beliefs that his mind simply cannot accept evolution. In doing so, he thinks it will invalidate his beliefs. You shouldn't be surprised, I'm sure you've seen this kind of mind poisoning before. But please keep trying as I enjoy the information you provide, it broadens my understanding.

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