Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Read more

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#142694 Dec 8, 2012
For that one it would be our lady of perpetual cowardice.
Hedonist wrote:
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Our Lady of Perpetual Motion

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142695 Dec 8, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Lol, don't take the piss, i'm learning stuff, it'll take time.
My cars 1.6, that means 1600cc, right? That's alot over 500cc, but it still aint that fast, motorbikes zoom pass me. Their engine must be like 10,000cc, right?
500cc is gokart size. lol

Lucky to hit 20 mph on a long straightway.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142696 Dec 8, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Lol, don't take the piss, i'm learning stuff, it'll take time.
My cars 1.6, that means 1600cc, right? That's alot over 500cc, but it still aint that fast, motorbikes zoom pass me. Their engine must be like 10,000cc, right?
The motorcycles have a better power to weight ratio among other factors that allow them to be quick.

Most motorcycles are less than 1600cc. 500cc would be about entry level for a street moto, though you can find them smaller.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#142697 Dec 9, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>07Dec12.....
.....You havvvaa lotta postings to yer credit!!!!...Ovvva 32,000.
Dat's a lot.
Ps:....When there's only two (2) dings to do in your town (especially on weekends) one of dem being watchin' TV...and you know vot da udder 'von' is, it appears dat you have come up vit Number Three.
...do you take care of a small Motel somewhere's, or is it dat you just haven't had a muffin with a cherry in it since 1967???
BobLoblah has Blue Eyes tooooooooooooooooooooo.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
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!!

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#142698 Dec 9, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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ALL color is merely a trick of light.
Different substances absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light.
Well..... aren't the red roses different from the yellow ones, after all, they are both under the same amount of light in the same garden?(for example)
scientist

Des Plaines, IL

#142699 Dec 9, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Well..... aren't the red roses different from the yellow ones, after all, they are both under the same amount of light in the same garden?(for example)
The human race was created by the folks on the 10th planet.We were made with their dna and cavman dna to be slave workers in the gold mines of africa.Its all written in the ancient sumerian writings which pre date the bible by thousands of years.In fact the bible coppied 95% of the stories in the old testiment form the sumerian writings.Even the so called jesus story of virgin birth,sacrifice,and resurrection.Even the talking snake and adam creation was sumerian.So realy the bible is a illegal book .
Educating the Idiots

Magalia, CA

#142700 Dec 9, 2012
scientist wrote:
<quoted text> The human race was created by the folks on the 10th planet.We were made with their dna and cavman dna to be slave workers in the gold mines of africa.Its all written in the ancient sumerian writings which pre date the bible by thousands of years.In fact the bible coppied 95% of the stories in the old testiment form the sumerian writings.Even the so called jesus story of virgin birth,sacrifice,and resurrection.Even the talking snake and adam creation was sumerian.So realy the bible is a illegal book .
You poor sap. Who told you this stuff and why do you believe it?
scientist

Des Plaines, IL

#142701 Dec 9, 2012
Educating the Idiots wrote:
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You poor sap. Who told you this stuff and why do you believe it?
You poor confused fool.Why did you ever take the bible as a book from god when its a copy cat book?Look up ancient sumerian writings which the bible got most of their storys from.Good luck buckwheat.
Educating the Idiots

Magalia, CA

#142702 Dec 9, 2012
scientist wrote:
<quoted text> You poor confused fool.Why did you ever take the bible as a book from god when its a copy cat book?Look up ancient sumerian writings which the bible got most of their storys from.Good luck buckwheat.
First, I never mentioned the bible as a part of my argument, snack shack!

Next, like all the others you pop off with false claims and are unable to back them up.

you are just another fool lacking knowledge...

Another infant intellect exposed!
scientist

Des Plaines, IL

#142703 Dec 9, 2012
Educating the Idiots wrote:
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First, I never mentioned the bible as a part of my argument, snack shack!
Next, like all the others you pop off with false claims and are unable to back them up.
you are just another fool lacking knowledge...
Another infant intellect exposed!
I am a well known scientist and have many degrees hanging on my wall.I have researched the bible for many years and found it to be no better than a sears catalog hanging in a out house.
Educating the Idiots

Magalia, CA

#142704 Dec 9, 2012
scientist wrote:
<quoted text> I am a well known scientist and have many degrees hanging on my wall.I have researched the bible for many years and found it to be no better than a sears catalog hanging in a out house.
Sure pumpkin! Is that celsius or fahrenheit?

No doubt you have certain test to apply to verify the historical accuracy of such documents, yes?

Thought so, get back on the porch with the puppies.

This lesson was free...you are welcome.
top scientist

Des Plaines, IL

#142705 Dec 9, 2012
Educating the Idiots wrote:
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Sure pumpkin! Is that celsius or fahrenheit?
No doubt you have certain test to apply to verify the historical accuracy of such documents, yes?
Thought so, get back on the porch with the puppies.
This lesson was free...you are welcome.
In my professional opinion of you.I have come to the conclusion that you are a numskull and were picked on as a child.
Educating the Idiots

Magalia, CA

#142706 Dec 9, 2012
top scientist wrote:
<quoted text> In my professional opinion of you.I have come to the conclusion that you are a numskull and were picked on as a child.
Bet thats worth a nickel...

“Move into the light.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#142707 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!!
One question....How do you trace an ape to an ape? Look in the mirror or something? Gasp ....Since all humans are related to Mt. Eve and Y Chromosome Adam , it's a pretty safe bet all blue eyes are related to all brown eyed people as well and a few green eyes and hazel.

“Move into the light.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#142708 Dec 9, 2012
top scientist wrote:
<quoted text> In my professional opinion of you.I have come to the conclusion that you are a numskull and were picked on as a child.
Yes and your evidence for a tenth planet were the annaduki and the nephphlim trained your grandpa how to act less ape and more like a minor , is a bit sketchy. Or was that a miner? Nope Anna Nuki taught him to be a minor you say.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142709 Dec 9, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Well..... aren't the red roses different from the yellow ones, after all, they are both under the same amount of light in the same garden?(for example)
They have different chemistry.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#142710 Dec 9, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You seem good with math.
What does "5 is an abstract concept in a formal system" mean, in Redneck terms?
Well, a formal axiom system starts with undefined concepts (in geometry, for example, the concept of a point is undefined). It then makes assumptions (axioms) about those undefined concepts and has rules of deduction that allow us to get from one statement to new statements. This process of using the axioms and rules of deduction is called proof within that system.

So, for example, in geometry, the concepts of points and lines are typically undefined. Basic axioms are things like 'between any two points there is exactly one line'. Then we can form proofs just like in high school geometry.

Similarly, arithmetic takes the concepts of number, zero, and successor as undefined and assumes some basic properties of numbers (the successor of a number is a number).

Finally, almost all of mathematics has been brought into set theory, which makes the concept of a set as undefined. Typically, the axioms are those of Zormelo-Fraenkl set theory.

The statement I made is that '5' is an object in the formal axiom system about numbers (and, in a different sense, in that for set theory).

Now, formal systems may or may not say anything about *reality*. They are simply internally consistent systems. What a scientist may do, though, is construct a mathematical *model* of some real situation. Whether the model actually works is determined by testing and observation. So, when we count rocks, we are using the formal system about numbers and we have found that system to work in most cases when counting rocks (there are exceptions, of course). But there are other situations where even a basic mathematical result such as 2+2=4 simply gives wrong results in reality.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#142711 Dec 9, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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A christian is someone who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Typically, the term is restricted to those that believe in the *divinity* of Jesus Christ. Whether that is a part of his teachings is a point at issue for some.

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Since: Oct 07

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#142712 Dec 9, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The point is, both are concepts, as you say, are are not provable by science.
Yet both exist.
Emotions 'can be proved by science'. Simple observations can determine many emotions. Others can be detected by brain scans. Numbers are abstract things and do not exist in any real sense.

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Since: Oct 07

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#142713 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.
Sokal's point, more precisely, is that academic standards are way, way too low in the *social sciences*. The problem is that in the vast majority of situations, the social sciences are not true sciences. They are more like philosophy (and bad philosophy at that). His little prank showed that quite well. By taking plausible sounding bull, he was able to get published in a top social science journal. That wouldn't happen in math physics, or even biology.

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